Help Keep Our Foster-Powell Businesses Alive

Looking for this week’s raffle?

For only $5

You could win $50 to spend at a local business!

“But how??” you ask! Read on to find out more!

At the April general meeting of the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association, we allocated $2,000 to start a program that will help our neighborhood businesses. Many of these businesses are owned by and employ your neighbors living right here in Foster-Powell.

How does it work?

  • The FPNA purchases FULL-PRICED gift certificates from local retailers each in the amount of $50.
  • Every week we raffle off five of those gift cards. We will group the gift certificates together, each one representing a different type of business, such as 1 retailer, 1 restaurant, 1 salon/stylist, 1 tattoo studio, 1 service, etc. There will be a mix of businesses that are currently still open during the pandemic as well as those that will hopefully re-open in the future.
  • Each gift certificate is to be raffled off individually and each raffle ticket cost $5 (or 7 tickets for $25 or 15 tickets for $45). The more you buy, the better your chances of winning!

Why are we doing this?

These businesses are an important part of the fabric of this great neighborhood. They have supported neighbors and the neighborhood association in the past. Let’s get together to help them NOW so they are around to support us all in the future. Working together we can make a difference.

Let’s start going from this —

Back to THIS!

FPNA Soiree, April 2019

$50 for $5 to Keep Business Alive

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Businesses included in Week 1

  • Foster Outdoor
  • CHAR Rustic Baked Pizzas
  • Starday Tavern
  • I’ve Been Framed
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Laurelwood Center Community Investment Funds

Part of the agreement between the City of Portland and Multnomah County when siting the Laurelwood Center was the allocation of Community Investment Funds to support integrating our new neighbors into our community. The Steering Committee has been working with the City and the County to identify the best use(s) of the $100,000 fund. The City and County government representatives have issued these two proposed uses and are seeking the community’s input.

Please take this survey and provide your feedback on how the Community Investment Funds should be allocated.

The polling has been closed. We discussed the result in our March meeting and are submitting to the steering committee a preference for Proposal A but with adjusting half of the funds away from the Summer Block Party and the Mural Project to increase the Community Kitchen Fund and spread its use of 3 years instead of 2.
What other ideas do you have that are NOT represented above in the two proposals?
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Thanksgiving Meal for Shelters

We need your help! Wouldn’t you like to give back to your community some of the bounty the you have in your life?

Photo credit: FoPo Run Club (Twitter)

Here is a fantastic opportunity. Come help our neighbors in the Laurelwood Center and Lilac Meadows enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal. See the page below for details.
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