Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Healing Waters In Danger of Closing

I'm writing to let everyone know that Healing Waters at 2426 NE Broadway St. is indanger of closing if they don't get enough business this month.  

There will be a silent Auction Fundraiser Benefit on Thursday, December 15th 5-8pm  and
Friday, December 16th  6-9pm 

Healing Waters has been an amazing space for me. You can go there to meditate, see talks, or just hang out.  

If you can't spend money there, head over n offer to donate time, Offer a product for the auction, or write a testimonial and I'll make sure that Joan gets it.  

Here's the website http://www.livingsacred.com/ 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Reminder: Leaf Pick Up This Friday

Don't forget to move ALL vehicles off the street the Thursday night, since the City crews may get an early start in your part of the Gulch. This includes people who have opted-out of the leaf pick up itself.

SGNA Community Board Meeting Tonight!

Agenda for Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Association Board Meeting 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

At Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16th Ave. — please check in with receptionist

1. Welcome to Board Members, Neighbors and Guests- introductions. 

2. Agenda- review of and additions to Agenda 

3. Meeting Minutes- review of and comments regarding, and acceptance of previous meeting minutes. 

4. Election of Board Officers- Board Leadership Plan- interim and/or permanent

5. Committee Reports- Treasurer, Communications, Land Use Planning, Events, Safety and Emergency Preparedness

6. Pending SGNA Grant Proposals, and Upcoming Potential Grant Proposals 

7. Consideration of SGNA donations- Janus Youth Projects (young women's shelter in neighborhood) and to the Grace Episcopal Church for their senior lunch program

8. New business- consideration of items added at beginning of meeting 

9. Concluding Comments 

10. Adjourn

For information and additions, please contact 503-313-1320

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho. Holiday Trees to Go!

You know that holidays in The Gulch are approaching when the corner of NE 28th & Broadway magically transforms into a winter wonderland of Noble and Douglas Firs. Each December Sami Barbar, owner of Autohaus Drive, spirits away his fleet of luxury cars and supplies Holiday trees, wreaths and garlands to NE Portland families. His trees are all locally grown Made in Oregon. Sami goes up the mountain himself to personally select and tag the trees that end up on his lot. Each one as beautiful and full as the next. He had just taken delivery of 100 trees when I went by yesterday. "This will be the big weekend for trees", said Sami. He showed me a half dozen  perfect 8 foot nobles for my front room. Among them was THE one, as it always is. Sami takes great pride in this providing our family a revered holiday tradition and looks forward to the greening of his lot each year as do the many Gulchers who appreciate his efforts. Many of his customers(including me) walk over and carry home their holiday tree. Do yourself a solid and go by Sami's this weekend to stroll through the forest and say hello.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh Yes it's Ladies Night and the Dealing's Right!!

NE Broadway businesses are once again hosting Lights on NE Broadway December 1st thru 31st, an annual holiday season event that's over 15 years old. New this year is Ladies Night Out when participating businesses will be open to entertain and dazzle with spectacular holiday deals, events and free refreshments.

Ladies Night Out is Thursday Dec. 8, from 5-8pm. Great Deals and Events include:

• Golden – Emily Jane Trunk Show, 5-8pm Thur. Dec. 8 (Ladies Night Out!).
• Home at Last – Take 20% off anything in the store Thur. Dec. 8, 5-8pm for Ladies Night Out!
• Great Wine Buys – Ladies receive a free glass of wine and 20% off any one bottle.
• Broadway Books - Spend $30 or more and get a free booklover's calendar. Wine and cheese!
• Trade Roots - 20% off any one non-sale item and buy one scarf and get another for 20% off.
• Sofa Table Chair - Luck be a Lady tonight! Stop by our Gambler's Sale for extra savings this night only!
• Pastini Pastaria - Ladies Night Cocktail Specials for only $5.00! Amaretto Sidecar, served in a sugar-rimmed glass and Prosecco alla Capri, chilled vodka and Limoncello topped with sparkling prosecco.
• Portland Chiropractic Care & Natural Health – Open House event.
• Natural Furniture - Free delivery in the Portland area on any purchase.
• Twisted - Twisted Sample Sale!! Selected samples will be heavily discounted! Come early for best selection - we have oodles of sweaters, hats, scarves and socks!
• Broadway Grill & Brewery - All Ladies All Night: 1/2 price on any of our fine frosty ales made by us! Plus 1/2 price boneless wings!


Ladies Night Out highlights how much the NE Broadway business district has to offer: Everything! Great local shops, unique gifts, awesome customer service, many choices for eating and drinking, services to take care of your every need -- all conveniently located. This Holiday Season think NE Broadway!

Friday, December 2, 2011

View of the Rose Quarter before the Memorial Coliseum

Here's a nice reminder from "Vintage Portland" that NE Portland used to be mixed use with shops and houses all the way from the river to 16th Ave. Then we tore them down to build Lloyd Center and expand "downtown".  
Dan Davis writes: "bird's-eye view of N. Broadway between N. Interstate at the bottom and N. Wheeler at the top. There was no shortage of gas stations in this area. A few of the major buildings are still standing but not a single house is left today.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Agenda for SGNA Dec. 13 Board Meeting

Agenda for Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Association Board Meeting 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

At Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16th Ave. — please check in with receptionist

1. Welcome to Board Members, Neighbors and Guests- introductions. 

2. Agenda- review of and additions to Agenda 

3. Meeting Minutes- review of and comments regarding, and acceptance of previous meeting minutes. 

4. Election of Board Officers- Board Leadership Plan- interim and/or permanent

5. Committee Reports- Treasurer, Communications, Land Use Planning, Events, Safety and Emergency Preparedness

6. Pending SGNA Grant Proposals, and Upcoming Potential Grant Proposals 

7. Consideration of SGNA donations- Janus Youth Projects (young women's shelter in neighborhood) and to the Grace Episcopal Church for their senior lunch program

8. New business- consideration of items added at beginning of meeting 

9. Concluding Comments 

10. Adjourn

For information and additions, please contact 503-313-1320

Grace Holiday Art Faire and Bazaar - Sat. Dec. 10 9 am 4 pm

The Grace Holiday Art Faire and Bazaar, which is nearing its 100th anniversary, offers you the opportunity to feel good about your holiday shopping because each gift gives three times:  once to your loved ones, twice to support important outreach projects and thrice to support local artists.

This year's lineup of local artists includes Brandon Stauffer, Colleen Cavin, Natalie Liljenwall, Phyllis Koessler, Three Sisters Candles, Jude Cornwell, Deb Galaty, Cathy Gibson, Mariann Koop-McMahon, Kristin Koop, Yetunde Laniran, Nancie Mann, Sarah Normington and Debbie McDuffee, Lori Presthus, Jan Rinehart, Alice Simpson, Judy Fleming, and Efrosinia Bell, as well as St. Mary's Guild and Women of Grace.  They will be offering glass, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, purses, cards, candles, children's items, scarves and knitwear, quilts, traditional Christmas crafts, dolls, prints, original photographs, recycled and up-cycled wearables and more.

Sponsored by the Women of Grace (or Episcopal Church Women – ECW), proceeds from the event help fund such projects as Friday Community Dinners, St. Mary's Guild quilts for children seeking shelter from domestic violence, Healing Prayer Shawls, and our Emergency Food program as well as funds for physical improvements such as new chairs or silverware.  ECW also funds Grace Art Camp scholarships each year, and some community organizations, including Mercy Corps and Episcopal Relief & Development in response to specific needs.  Half the proceeds from this year's opportunity quilt – based on Japanese design and motifs and made by St. Mary's Guild – will go help fund ongoing Tsunami cleanup efforts in Japan!

Other reasons to join us for this special event include the wildly popular holiday foods booth and our famous $8.00 gourmet luncheon and live recorder music of the season provided by Jeanne Lynch and Friends.

Contact mariannk@grace-memorial.org for more information about artists' booths.

To volunteer or sign up to help with the Holiday Foods Booth please contact Susan Germundson atsusang@hevanet.com.

December 10, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Grace Memorial, Portland
1535 NE 17th Avenue


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sullivan's Gulch 1932

Here's a nice picture of the Gulch as the Lloyd Golf Course was under construction.  The houses on the left of the picture are in our neighborhood.  It's from a wonderful collection of photos from the website Vintage Portland.  
Click here to see the original posting and a larger image.


Here's the description for the photo: "Sullivan’s Gulch was at one time a river bed, then a route for trains, and now the I-84 freeway also follows its path. For a few years part of Lloyd Golf Course lay in it bed. Most of the course was atop the south bank of Sullivan’s Gulch (up the slope on the right) but a couple of the holes, including this green under construction, were down in the gulch itself. This view is east from about 15th."


If you have old photos of our neighborhood, get in touch with them to share them.

Monday, November 28, 2011

LIGHTS ON NE BROADWAY DELIVERS HOLIDAY DEALS & FUN THIS DECEMBER!



NE Broadway businesses are once again hosting Lights on NE Broadway December 1st thru 31st, an annual holiday season event that's over 15 years old. There will be great deals and activities events throughout the month at participating merchants, plus roving entertainment such as carolers and jugglers. New this year is Ladies Night Out on Thurs. Dec. 8 from 5-8pm, when participating businesses will be open to entertain and dazzle with spectacular holiday deals, events and free refreshments. 

Lights on NE Broadway highlights how much the NE Broadway business district has to offer: Everything! Great local shops, unique gifts, awesome customer service, many choices for eating and drinking, services to take care of your every need -- all conveniently located. This Holiday Season think NE Broadway! 

For a list of participating businesses and their specials and events, please visit www.nebroadway.com.

Lights on NE Broadway is sponsored by: Calaroga Terrace, Great Wine Buys, Minuteman Press, Pure Salon & Spa, and the Northeast Broadway Business Association. Thanks!

Some of the all December deals and activities include:
• Great Wine Buys – Champagne & Sparkling Sale Dec. 1-4:  20-35% Off selected bottles, plus Champagne Sale tasting Friday night Dec. 2, 5-7:30pm.
• Broadway Books – Bring in their Holiday Catalog and get 25% off any one book in the guide or $20 off any purchase of $100 or more.
• Sofa Table Chair – Gambler's Sale during December with progressively better deals as the month goes on (and items disappear!).
• Furever pets – Santa visits Sat. Dec. 3 from 11a-4p. Take 20% off one item (excluding pet food and sale items) during the Holiday Sale Dec. 3-4.
• Trade Roots – 20% off any one non-sale item.
• Zama Massage – Free massage with the purchase of two.
• Northwest Women's Fitness Club & NW Personal Training - Holiday Specials: FREE $100 gift cards, 1 week trial membership gift certificate and initial private training session. Plus discounts on training and massage too!

Ladies Night Out is Thursday Dec. 8, from 5-8pm. Great Deals and Events include:

• Golden – Emily Jane Trunk Show, 5-8pm Thur. Dec. 8 (Ladies Night Out!).
• Home at Last – Take 20% off anything in the store Thur. Dec. 8, 5-8pm for Ladies Night Out!
• Great Wine Buys – Ladies receive a free glass of wine and 20% off any one bottle.
• Broadway Books - Spend $30 or more and get a free booklover's calendar. Wine and cheese!
• Trade Roots - 20% off any one non-sale item and buy one scarf and get another for 20% off.
• Sofa Table Chair - Luck be a Lady tonight! Stop by our Gambler's Sale for extra savings this night only!
• Pastini Pastaria - Ladies Night Cocktail Specials for only $5.00! Amaretto Sidecar, served in a sugar-rimmed glass and Prosecco alla Capri, chilled vodka and Limoncello topped with sparkling prosecco.
• Portland Chiropractic Care & Natural Health – Open House event.
• Natural Furniture - Free delivery in the Portland area on any purchase.
• Twisted - Twisted Sample Sale!! Selected samples will be heavily discounted! Come early for best selection - we have oodles of sweaters, hats, scarves and socks!
• Broadway Grill & Brewery - All Ladies All Night: 1/2 price on any of our fine frosty ales made by us! Plus 1/2 price boneless wings!