Around the World in 82 Dishes

Get your eat on, Portland!

Grab your passport and take the food tour of a lifetime. From Saturday 12- to Sunday 21-October, you can sample delicious dishes and drinks (for just $5!!!) from across the globe at restaurants on Portland’s most diverse street – SE 82nd Avenue.

Hungry yet?

Sample German spaetzle, Mexican seafood, Japanese crepes, Thai noodles, Vietnamese soup, Fijian curry or other delicious dishes and drinks! Collect Passport stickers as you sample and earn the chance to win a gift card for $25, $50 or $100.

Here’s how it works:

Participating restaurants (and a couple non-restaurants) will be offering $5 specials during the 9-day promotion. Customers use a passport (supplied at all participating businesses) to collect stickers as they sample food at the various stops along the way. One sticker is earned for purchasing a $5 special; an additional sticker can be earned by buying something else from the regular menu. The more stickers one collects, the more you can win in prizes. Returned passports will be used to raffle off gift certificates at the end of the promotion.

Click here for more details and to see a full list of participating establishments.


Foster Shelter Steering Committee Meeting Tonight 9-Oct

There is a Foster Shelter Steering Committee meeting tonight at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (map). The meeting starts at 6:00 PM. See the agenda posted here.

There is a 10 minute period set aside in the agenda for public comments, if you would like to provide your thoughts.

The Good Neighbor Agreement draft was recently finalized and will be signed during the meeting.

Multnomah County has offered $100k in a community investment grant to address public safety concerns, which were presented (PDF version) in the September meeting. There is time scheduled on the agenda to discuss how to spend that money on mitigations in the surrounding area, such as improved lighting, graffiti abatement, etc. You can find more details in last month’s meeting minutes (in the “Resources for community concerns” section).