Commissioner Jessica Vega-Pederson Hosts a Constituent Coffee

On Saturday 29-June, Commissioner Jessica Vega-Pederson hosted a discussion with her constituents at the Holgate library.

See the video below for Commissioner Pederson discussing the gap between revenue and expenses due to increasing costs and artificially-constrained property tax revenue. A constituent also asked Pederson about the family shelter Lilac Meadows and presents her analysis of the cost of housing a family, which she estimated to be around $3,000 per month.


Portland Parks Foundation is Seeking Nominations for a Parks Champion!

Know someone who’s been a champion for Portland parks? The Portland Parks Foundation wants to recognize their service to a park, community center, natural area, or community garden. They will make a grant of $1,500 on behalf of the winner to a community organization that aligns with our mission. You have until Friday, September 7th to nominate!

Click here to submit a nomination.

You may also want to consider joining as a member, or donating directly, to the Portland Parks Foundation to support the wonderful work they do for all of us!


This Saturday, July 8th: Spirit of Foster Tasting Tour 2017

A family-friendly tasting tour that coincides with Second Saturday! Come out for tastes of everything from booze to board games. Visit here for more information.

Are you a Foster Business who would like to be included? Email Marina@nullventureportland.org for more info.

Participating Businesses – Offering a $5 taste special:

  • Backstory Books • Bar Carlo (21+) • Bar Maven (21+)
  • Bari Cart • Barrio (21+) • Carts on Foster • Darling Press
  • Fat Self Center • Flat Blak Gallery • Foster Buds (21+)
  • Foster Burger • FoPo Tavern (21+) • Futpool Portland (21+)
  • La Arepa Cart • Portland Mercado • Nayar Taqueria
  • Pieper Cafe • Po’ Boy Art • Pod Bar (21+)
  • Red Castle Games • Starday Tavern (21+)

This neighborhood event is brought to you by the Foster Area Business Association.