Foster Area

New Streetscape update

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We had Rich Newlands from PBOT at our last meeting along with representatives from Fixing Our Streets and Prosper Portland to bring us up to date on the Streetscape project. Looks like they’re on schedule to begin construction this summer! Rich also gave us copies of the informational brochure they’ve produced, which has details about the … Continued

Shelter Advocacy Win! Details and Next Steps

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In the 60 days since the City released their surprise announcement of a shelter at 6144 SE Foster Rd., your all volunteer Foster Area Business Association (FABA) board took quick action on your behalf and secured significant victories for Foster Area businesses. Background On December 8th the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) announced a … Continued

New! Pay Your Member Dues Online

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We’re pleased to announce that members can now pay their member fees online! Here’s how. Go to https://fosterarea.com/join/ and submit a membership form Select “Make a Payment” and choose your business type (brick and mortar vs. home-based or nonprofit) and your preferred sponsorship level. Enter your payment information into our 100% PCI compliant payment system You’re done! … Continued

Shelter discussion at the 1/9 board meeting

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At our January 9th board meeting we hosted several representatives from the city as well as business owners and  neighborhood representatives to discuss the proposed homeless shelter at 6144 SE Foster Road. We would like to thank everyone that attended for engaging in a constructive conversation. We recorded the shelter discussion for those that couldn’t … Continued

Recap: 12/18 Proposed Shelter Meeting

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Thanks to all that attended Monday night’s passionate community meeting regarding the Foster Shelter Plan. Clearly this is a divisive issue, and we are lucky to have so many people with deep commitments to the success of Foster road. We counted 200 people inside, with reports of up to another 200 people waiting outside. Several … Continued

Proposed Foster Road Shelter Plan

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On Friday, 12/8 the City and County Joint Office of Homeless Services announced a community meeting to discuss a proposed low-barrier shelter for Foster Road. The Foster Area Business Association (FABA) was just as surprised by this announcement as you were. Despite the last-minute nature of this meeting, we are on top of it! Community … Continued

Get Ready for Foster Holiday Tree Lighting Nov. 28

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  It’s almost that time of year again, and Foster is getting ready for the 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. The Foster Tree Lighting is a non-denominational tree lighting ceremony featuring Foster’s beloved mascot, Twiggy. The tree lighting this year will serve as a benefit for Southeast Community Food Pantry, so please bring non-perishable food … Continued

Be A Part of the Foster Tasting Tour!

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Get ready for the second annual Foster Tasting Tour (formerly the Spirit of Foster Tasting Tour and Pub Crawl, which was far too long and didn’t fit on the posters). Foster members are encouraged to sign up as a tasting stop before the deadline on Sunday, June 18. Home Based Businesses and professional members are … Continued

Cyber Security with Gray Dog Digital

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Allen Rowand, Vice-President of the Foster Area Business Association and owner of Gray Dog Digital gave a talk on Cyber Security Basics at the Portland Mercado on May 9. In addition to the in-person audience, more than 70 people checked in live on Facebook to follow the highlights of the talk. Watch this page for … Continued

Recovering from the Freeze at the January 2017 Meeting

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Due to horrific snow and ice storms, the January 10 board meeting was rescheduled to the 17th and the rescheduled again to the 19th. We kicked off the meeting with a bylaws discussion. Neil from Venture Portland presented our proposed changes. The 2 term limit will become 3 terms and allow the board to vote … Continued

Southeast Portland Stands Together

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THESE ARE OUR VALUES Due to recent events, your local business and neighborhood associations feel it is important to state that: We value DIVERSITY and TOLERANCE. Our community is made of ALL KINDS of people. We have different beliefs and different family structures. We come from all over the world, but we all call Southeast … Continued

Celebrating Success at the December 2016 Board Meeting

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We came together in December on the heels of the 2nd Annual Foster Area Winter Tree Lighting. We had 300 attendees, 50% more than the 200 we hosted last year. We had 8 times as many lights, twice as many gift bags, were mentioned twice by the Foster-Powell blog and had a story the East PDX … Continued

It’s Almost Tree Lighting at the November 2016 Meeting

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Freelancers rep Cathy from Concise Communication kicked off the meeting with an event inspired by that day’s Freelancers’ Happier Hour discussion: a tax talk. “Freelance and home-based business taxes can be complicated, and we have good tax and finance people in our membership. It makes sense to bring us together.” Cathy said. Financial planner Jon Bebe … Continued

Follow Twiggy the Winter Tree!

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Foster’s top topiary will be traveling the district again this year spreading holiday discounts wherever she goes. For one week at a time, starting the day of Tree Lighting, Twiggy the Winter Tree will grace four local businesses with her stylish self. Starting out at the Mercado on Nov. 29, moving to Red Castle Games … Continued

It’s All About Getting Ready at the October 2016 Board Meeting

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We talked a lot about preparations this month on Foster Road. The beginning of the Quarter marked the beginning of our membership campaign, Tree Lighting planning, and annual meeting prep. To kick off the meeting our Treasurer Laura from Steve Turmell Visual Communications  passed around the financial statements for had every board member sign. She decided … Continued

Fostering Business Profile: Steve Turmell Visual Communications

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If you’ve been on Foster lately, you may have seen the colorful and informative Foster Road Map and wondered about the talent behind the artful layout, especially since our street is at a diagonal, a challenge for any design professional. Wonder no more, we are here with an exclusive member profile of local designer Steve … Continued