Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sign-up for this year's Foster Powell Garden Tour; June 21, 2014

Hello there FoPo neighbors...
it is time to get ready for this year's Garden Tour...
The date is always the 3rd Saturday in June, so this year that means, Saturday, June 21st.
We will keep the timing the same as last year...
West half of neighborhood, the Foster-Powell junction to 66th will be 10AM-1PM
67th to 82nd will be 1PM-4PM.

If you are interested in being a HOST Garden and will be available during the CORRECT Time for your address on Saturday, June 21st...then please follow the below link to complete the Questionnaire NO LATER than Wednesday, April 30th!!!
Please keep your Yard Descriptions short ant sweet, under 30 words, so we can get everything on our map.

This year, we are asking every Yard host to collect at LEAST one donation for our Raffle. The Raffle will be a fundraiser to help with the costs of putting on this FREE Public Garden Tour Event.
If you can collect More than one donation, that is EVEN Better!
Donations are preferred as Gift Cards, that way we can easily mail them out to winners and they require the winner to go back to the business giving the donation.
We encourage donations from all our local neighborhood businesses but we accept donations

Also, we are looking for Volunteers to help with the planning and coordination of this annual Neighborhood Event. If you would like to volunteer your time and skills, please let us know by responding to his email.

Lastly, if you know a Foster-Powell neighbor that was not on the tour last year but might be interested this year or is new to the neighborhood, please forward this email to them. To Participate they do need to be within the Foster Powell Neighborhood Boundary... that is between Foster and Powell Blvd up to 82nd Ave.
They do not need to show their whole yard...they can do just the back or just the front or the whole yard. There are no Garden/Yard qualifications to meet, all yards and encouraged, especially if you are proud of the work you have done to your yard.

This event is meant to actively engage neighbors, to introduce and showcase our neighborhood to the public, and to share gardening ideas and inspiration!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

time to sign-up to be on/volunteer to help with the 2014 Garden Tour

Come down to Pieper Cafe, Saturday, March 15 from 9:30-11:30 to ask questions, get more Info and get signed up!

Volunteers are needed to, as this Garden Tour is an entirely volunteer run neighborhood event.
A volunteers help can be big or small...from being part of the planning committee, to canvassing flyers, to collecting a few or a lot of raffle donations from area businesses.
We also need paper, printing and lamination donations.

Do you want your garden to be on the tour? Are you unsure if you should have your garden on the tour? Come by ask questions and you'll see the answer is YES...as long as you will be around the third Saturday in June!

We look forward to seeing you!

Can't make it...send us an email with your interest at fopogardens@gmail.com

Thursday, June 13, 2013

two bonus donations now added to our Tour raffle ...

Wilson & Larson Studio

Vicki Wilson, artist & adjunct professor of art, is generously donating these two original works of art:

Fern Plaque, valued at $30

Sleeping Bowl, valued at $45

The Oregon Zoo Public Art Projects, in collaboration with John Larsen. The two exhibits that we created permanent public work for are the Cascade Marsh Aviary and the African Flamingo Aviary. Both exhibits are now open to the public.

I’m pleased to announce that I will be one of 5 Artists In Residence with the GLEAN program operated by Metro, Recology and Cracked Pots from March-August 2013. I will have access to the Waste Transfer Station for 6 months to create a body of work that is 99% gleaned from the dump! A show of the work opens at DISJECTA on August 16th, 2013. Visit MY BLOG for info. Also visit the GLEAN BLOG to follow the adventures of all 5 aritsts. Here is a link to a VIDEO about the project.
CUMULUS, September 24th-October 26th, 2012 at Portland Community College-Sylvania Campus MY BLOG. This exhibit also lives on in this 5 minute documentary produced by PCC Media

Vicki Wilson also organizes the NEW community garden in Foster-Powell at ^2nd and Powell Blvd. You can see the progress at 62ndgarden.wordpress.com

Our Garden Tour Hosts and planning committee are so excited for this year's Garden Tour...
THIS Saturday, June 15th, 10AM-4PM...
Check out our maps also available on this blog and be sure to sign-up for the raffle (one entry per person)

Help us SPREAD the Word...

Help us spread the word and share our Map Link on your Facebook Page, Twitter Feed and other avenues of Social Media you use:

The 6th Annual Foster-Powell Garden Tour is this Saturday, 6/15. Maps are available online at:

The Garden Hosts of the Foster-Powell Garden Tour can't wait to see you,
10AM-1PM for gardens West of Kern Park at 67th,
1PM-4PM gardens East of Kern Park at 67th,
10AM-4PM for our Foster-Powell Community Garden at 62nd & Powell Blvd

The weather forecast is looking perfect for a day out and about in this friendly neighborhood and we know it will be an enjoyable day for all...

ALSO - - don't forget to sign-up for our Raffle (one entry per person)...there are some amazing prizes to be one

See you Saturday!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Maps...get your Garden Tour Maps!!!

a limited number of printed paper copies will soon be available at the following neighborhood locations:
A-Boy on Foster Rd, Apex Wellness Center, Bar Carlo, Carts on Foster, Dennis' 7 Dees, and the Holgate Library.

We will also soon post a printable PDF version from our neighborhood website  - www.fosterpowell.org very soon!

in the meantime, take a peak:
oh and note that you can also print these JPEG files if you just can't wait to start mapping out the Gardens you want to see and the path you just might take!

 We sure hope to see you out and about in the Foster Powell neighborhood...the weather is goign to be FANTASTIC!!
and of course, be sure to sign-uop for our FREE Raffle (one entry per person, please!)


more Sponsor Announcements

We have Yet ANOTHER Sponsor to share with you:

Buck's Stove Palace

Buck is generously donating TWO $25 gift certificates!

Buck with Hearthstone CropedWelcome to Buck’s Stove Palace. Owned and operated by Robert ‘Buck’ Froman since 1974 on SE Foster in Portland, Oregon. With over 35 years in the industry Buck’s Stove Palace is one of the premier hearth dealers in the nation.
Buck’s has an unmatched combination of practical experience, knowledge, quality manufactures, educational showroom, extensive parts inventory, stove museum and memorabilia library. Making Buck’s Stove Palace the place for all things stoves.

Buck's is located at 6803 SE Foster Rd, Portland OR 97206

And be sure to Follow Buck's Stove Palace on Facebook


We also want to share ANOTHER Sponsor Update with you:

Apex Bodyworks -

a new business to the FoPo neighborhood AND a new generous Garden Tour sponsor, will be having and OPEN HOUSE during a portion of the Garden Tour.
Their Open House will be 8AM-1PM

You are invited to walk up and tour their new space and even take a FREE 30-min Cardio Class!
They are even Raffling a FREE week of classes for new clients!!!!

Their Address is 5816 SE Foster Rd...they are upstairs and there is lots of street parking

And of course you can Like Apex Bodyworks on Facebook and stay up-to-date with all that they have going on!


Again, be sure to patron the businesses of all our Fantastic sponsiors and be sure to tell them thank you for sponsoring our great neighborhood event.

Tour Maps are ALMOST ready...send us an email if you would like one sent to you as soon as they are complete -

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

One FINAL post with MORE of our AMAZING Garden Tour Sponsors

Lily Day Cafe

Jennifer and Monica of the Lily Day Cafe are generously donating THREE $10 gift certificates!

Soups, salads and sandwiches. Breakfast sandwiches, house made granola and baked goods. Beer, wine and cocktails.
Call for using Lily Day for special events.

Word has it that Lily Day Cafe will also be having some super delicious specials the day of the Garden Tour...Ice cream cones: Choc Chip Mint, Toasted Coconut and Coffee Toffee for $2 and Strawberry Lemonade to go for $2.

3524 SE 52nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97206

Mon: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dr. Angela & Rose City Health Clinic

Dr. Angela Cortal is generously donating a gift certificate for a Comprehensive Nutritional & Wellness Evaluation!

PictureDr. Angela
the neighborhood doctor for you, your family & your friends

I'm a Naturopathic Doctor who has grown up in the Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhoods. I love our area of SE Portland and am so grateful to be serving my neighbors with personalized natural medical care
located inside Apex Wellness Center at 5308 SE Rhone St., Portland OR 97206

Monday 9am-6pm
Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Like Dr. Angela on Facebook to get more info!

Serene Heart Therapeutic Massage

Michele of Serene Heart is generously donating a free 30-minute massage!

Massage is a gift of space in a world crowded with distractions and responsibilities, for a body contracted with tension, stress or pain. It is a moment suspended in time to connect with ourselves and bring our parts back together and rediscover the relationships that make us whole. Sometimes it is the relationship of elbow to wrist, sometimes the relationship of heart to hand. Often it is both.

Serene Heart Therapeutic Massage offers a range of massage therapy services. Each massage is tailored to meet the needs of the individual. I have more than twelve years of hands on experience and over 2,000 hours of training.

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Pain Management
  • Injury Treatment
  • Swedish Massage
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu
  • Sports Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Tulen Bio-Energy 

located inside Apex Wellness Center at 5308 SE Rhone St., Portland OR 97206


Schacker Chiropractic

Rebecca Schacker of Schacker Chiropractic is generously donating a Gift Certificate for one Chiropractic exam & treatment!
Restore health

At Schacker Chiropractic, I work with people of all ages and abilities who are experiencing pain and discomfort from injuries caused by sports, car accidents, overuse, and poor posture. Whether you have a recent injury or a nagging chronic condition, chiropractic care and sports medicine can help relieve pain and discomfort while increasing functionality and range of motion. As a patient at Schacker Chiropractic, your treatment plan is tailored to address your unique health concerns, lifestyle, schedule, and budget.

Apex Wellness Center - 5308 SE Rhone St, Portland, OR 97206

Like Schacker Chiropractic on Facebook!
and Like Apex Wellness Center on Facebook!

A-Boy Garden Center & Nursery

A-Boy Garden Center & Nursery on Foster Rd is generously donating a gift plant (details TBD)!

Southeast Portland Store: A-Boy Foster
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 8-6 / Sat 9-6 / Sun 10-5
Phone: 503-777-3877
7344 SE Foster Rd
Portland, Oregon 97206


The Angry Unicorn

April and Bryan at The Angry Unicorn food cart are generously donating a $15 gift certificate!

The Angry Unicorn is a little food cart serving Delicious Burgers and Bites. We are located on Carts on Foster in Portland, 52nd and Foster.

SE 52nd & Foster...Carts on Foster!

Mt. Scott Fuel

Mt. Scott Fuel is generously donating TWO $50 Gift Certificates!

Mt. Scott Fuel Co. was established in 1919. We are a family run business and are in our 4th generation. We also live in the community and take pride in our efforts to be a good neighbor as well as a resource for helping beautify the city. Take a look around to learn more about our company and our products. Visit our "FAQs" page to get answers to those questions you might have about barkdust and other products we carry. You can find all of our delivery and pick up prices for bark, rock and firewood. Our gallery page features some pictures of years gone by as our company has grown with the help of our dedicated customers. If you need more information or have any questions please call either of our offices, or you can email us.

6904 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97206

FAX 503-775-7935

and of course, LIKE Mt. Scott Fuel on Facebook!


Victory Gardens of Tomorrow

Joe of Victory Gardens of Tomorrow is generously donating a 3-pack of his posters!
Add to CartWelcome to the fun and awesome world of modern propaganda posters celebrating “The Victory Garden of Tomorrow!” We create unique and inspiring graphics and lots more.
The VGoT chooses our better history and speaks to our ambitious visions for the future. This series is about gardening and food, as well as green urbanism and community building.
Please explore our collections above. Read more of our story in About. These are the graphic ideas of Joe Wirtheim in Portland, Oregon.
Join us on our journey as we discover the power and joy of design.

The Victory Garden of Tomorrow is a self-commissioned poster and design project that harnesses the imagination to explore notions of our identities as Americans, as neighbors, and as consumers. It is committed to civic innovation and social progress — better food, better gardens, and better cities. It is design, politics and whimsy for the modern home front.
I'm Joe Wirtheim and this project, The Victory Garden of Tomorrow, is something I craft in collaboration with others in my tiny, eco-conscious Communication Design studio in Portland, Oregon. Learn more here.
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and visit their SHOP at BuyOlympia for more posters!


We cannot thank our AMAZING Sponsors enough...they have given so generously and are a HUGE part of what help to make our Garden Tour so successful.
Be sure to check out their websites and patron their businesses...

And of course, plan to join us at the 6th Annual Foster-Powell Garden Tour, Saturday June 15th, 10AM-4PM
Email us at fopogardens@gmail.com and we will send you a map once they are ready to go!