Upcoming Events


FABA is pleased to be co-sponsoring the following upcoming events:

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
Saturday, April 26 – 9:30am

Neighborhood Association Social & Board Elections
Wednesday, May 7 – 6:30pm
Location: Carts On Foster

Small Business Week
May 12 – 16
Locations TBA
This will be a fun networking event, and will feature the debut of the new Foster Street Card & brochure.

FABA Calls for Prompt Action on Foster Streetscape

Letters advocating support for, and an expedient approval of, the Foster Streetscape are on their way to City Hall. Members of the Foster Area Business Association (FABA) as well as concerned community members signed off on 22 letters which are en route to Portland City Commissioners and Mayor Charlie Hales following FABA’s April 8 board meeting.

Don’t ignore public input

Urging “immediate approval and implementation of the Foster Streetscape Plan,” the letters serve as poignant and urgent reminders to city leaders that the time, effort, and intellectual capital already invested in developing the plan should not be derailed by a subsequent lack of action.

“City staff and resources have been extensively engaged in outreach with open houses, website, mailings, visits to organization meetings, presentations, newspaper articles, etc.,” the letter notes. “(We have) shared our feedback, support, and excitement for the plan. This project has very broad community support, and it’s time to take action and approve it.”

A jump start for economic growth

FABA members voiced their support of the plan as a catalyst for economic growth in the neighborhood.

“Pedestrian and bike friendly streets are essential not only for safety’s sake, but for business’s sake as well,” the letter states. “The proposed improvements will create business friendly streets which are good for our district, (and) good for our neighbors.”

We Want to Hear Your Voice: The Survey is Live

Survey Says: Your Voice Matters!

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Take this Very Short Survey for the Foster Area’s Future

We are reaching out to Foster Area business owners and neighbors to learn how we can best serve the district. We’ve put together a VERY SHORT survey that you can do online in about 5 minutes (maybe less!).  Take the survey here: http://bit.ly/1d75sWn.

Share it with others you know. The more responses we get, the better we can serve you.

Tell Us What You Think Today: Survey Closes January  10th

We’ll be presenting the results of our survey at our next board meeting January 14th, so get your answers in soon. Help shape the future of the Foster area by sharing your thoughts.


Fun on Foster Cancelled

Cart-oberfest and Cruise In Still On

Unfortunately, Fun on Foster for Sat Sept 28th 2013, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.

The show is still on at Carts on Foster and The Cruise-in at 79th is still on 10am to 2 pm.

Sick Leave Ordinance Forum With Commissioner Fritz Friday 9/6

Sick Leave Ordinance Goes Into Effect 1/1/14

Neighborhood businesses and business districts, make sure your opinion is heard.  Attend Venture Portland’s Town Hall Forum with Commissioner Fritz at 12pm Friday Sept. 6th.

Every employer with employees working in Portland must comply with the Sick Leave Ordinance which goes into effect 1/1/14.

Please RSVP (heather@ventureportland.org) to confirm your spot at this time-sensitive meeting.

 Neighborhood Business District Town Hall*

Sick Time Legislation

Friday, 9/6


Rose Room, Moda Center at the Rose Quarter

Lunch Available for $7

RSVP: heather@ventureportland.org


Complimentary parking is in the Garden Garage; entrance is on N. Winning Way (attached to the North side of the Rose Garden.) Access the Rose Room from P4 (Club Level) entrance to the Moda Center arena

 Please Note:

This forum is not to debate the merits of Sick Leave (the Ordinance was approved unanimously by City Council) – it is to ensure that the rules regarding implementation are as easy to follow as possible for neighborhood businesses and business districts.

Free Local Small Business Summit This Tuesday!

Portland Local Business Summit

There’s a FREE Local Business Summit for Small Business Owners on July 16 to learn how to increase your productivity and take your business to another level. Free to register at http://bit.ly/DexDigitalPortland.

Dex will be giving away a $12,000 print and online digital marketing package on the spot to one lucky attendee. Also, each guest receives a gift bag and Barry Moltz said that he is including a copy of his latest business book.

This event is free to attend – Dex Digital provides annual education events like this in Portland for small business owners :http://dexone.amssupport.net/Public/Register.aspx?dexid=othermedia&dexoneid=othermedia_portland2013

Foster is A High Crash Corridor: Test Your Pedestrian Safety Knowledge


High Crash Corridor Pedestrian Safety Quiz

We are all pedestrians at some time during the day. We all want to get from here
to there safely. But do you know Oregon crosswalk laws? Are you aware of your
responsibilities as a pedestrian? Do you know when and where most pedestrian
fatalities occur in Portland?

Check out the quiz here: www.LookBeforeCrossing.org
The first 500 Portlanders to take the quiz will get a free tote!

Brought to you by:
Sharon White
High Crash Corridor Safety Program
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 800, Portland OR, 97204
Phone: (503) 823-7100   FAX: (503) 823-7576   
E V E R Y corner is a legal crosswalk whether it is marked or not

Foster Getting a Facelift?

Foster Rd Investment and Streetscape Open House June 4th

Mark your calendars for June 4th, 6:00-8:00 pm. for the Foster Rd. Investment Strategy and Foster Streetscape Open House #4 at Junior Achievement. There are big changes ahead and your voice matters- how do you see the future of Foster Rd?

FLIP and Foster Streetscape Open House Flier

Celebrate Small 2013!

These Foster Businesses are Celebrating Small 2013 with Us!

You can too.. here’s how.