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

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  - 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 and we will send you a map once they are ready to go!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Looking for a 6th Annual FoPo Garden Tour MAP!!!

We cant wait to see you on SATURDAY, JUNE 15th for the 6th Annual Foster Powell Garden Tour!

But while the official Tour Map is NOT yet ready...if you've seen our beautiful Tour flyer, then you already know that there are 60 gardens on the tour this year AND that the tour will be split into two parts:

10AM-1PM will be Gardens inside the Foster-Powell triangle WEST of Kern Park at 67th Ave.
1PM-4PM will be Gardens inside the Foster-Powell triangle EAST of Kern Park at 67th Ave

Three of the locations will be OPEN all day 10AM-4PM:
  • the NEW Foster-Powell Community Garden at 62nd & Powell, 
  • Apex Wellness Center at 5308 SE Rhone St,
  • and the Carts on Foster at 52nd & Foster Rd.

If you would like a digital map sent to you via email as soon as they are ready, please send us an email at

You will also be able to find a limited number of paper maps at A-Boy on Foster, Dennis' 7 Dees on Powell Blvd, Bar Carlo and the Holgate Library!

Its gonna be a GREAT Day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Just a FEW MORE of our amazing Raffle Sponsors for this year's FoPo Garden Tour

Bondi Garden & Design

Bondi Nyary is generously donating 2 handmade Garden Neckwarmers!


"It all started with cold, wet Portland winters. All my wool scarves, perfect for cold, dry Boston and New York winters felt scratchy when the rain began and the temperature dropped. Neckwarmers are the perfect answer for an active gardener." ~ Bondi
About Bondi...
I use my combined lifelong passions, plants and art, to help you see and actualize the garden you are looking for. With an artist's eye and a gardeners know-how we can turn your overgrown and discouraging yard into a cohesive, vibrant, peaceful garden.
I started propagating houseplants as a school girl, took classes at Horticultural Hall in Boston as a teen, acquired a degree in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and two degrees in horticulture and landscape from Clackamas Community College in Oregon as an adult. I am a tree inspector for Friends of Trees, have volunteered for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, and am one of two vice presidents for the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers.

Bondi Garden & Design | Portland, OR | 503-756-9025 | | coaching, consultation, fine pruning and design

Pieper Cafe

Kelsey at Peiper Cafe is generously donating a $10 gift certificate!

Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk-Ins Welcome
Good For Groups
Good For Kids
Take Out
Outdoor Seating

6504 SE Foster Rd
Follow Pieper Cafe on Facebook

APEX Bodyworks

Apex Bodyworks is generously donating a gift certificate for a 30-min fitness assessment and a & 1-hr massage!


 APEX - (\ā-peks\) Latin for top, Peak, the highest point, especially the vertex of a triangle, cone or pyramid.
Bodyworks - (bod-ee-wurk) a general term for therapeutic methods that center on the body for the promotion of physical health and emotional and spiritual well-being, including massage, fitness, and relaxation techniques designed to affect the entire person and the body's energy flow.

 Want to get in the best shape of your life?
We can help!!!
We are a fully automated Fitness studio and you are in total control online.
It's simple, just create a Client Profile and purchase the class of your choice.
Make sure to schedule yourself in a class you want to attend before you show up
as there are only up 8 students per class.
We are not a gym, you are the machine!!!
Come see what the commotion is all about
Manage your fitness on our mobile ap, just download yours to your Phone,
For a printable schedule for the month of May, click here.
Welcome to Apex Bodyworks, we look forward to Move you!!!
5816B SE FOSTER RD, UPSTAIRS from the Use it Again thrift store • PORTLAND, OR
And be sure to like APEX Bodyworks on Facebook!


Real Mechanical Inc

Tom and Bonnie of Real Mechanical Inc are generously donating 3 beautiful pieces of handcrafted artwork!

Oregon CNC is a division of Real Mechanical, Inc.
We specialize in custom & production CNC Plasma Cutting using copper, brass, mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum with sheets as large as 4' x 8', up to 1/2" thick. We offer in house design & engineering using state of the art drafting software along with import capabilities for existing cad/cam files. Services are centrally located for surrounding cities and counties.
6050 SE Foster Rd.


Green Lotus Acupuncture

Mary Jean of Green Lotus Acupuncture is generously donating a $30 gift certificate for services!

Portland Acupuncture Clinic Green Lotus Acupuncture uses Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese Massage, Nutrition, Cupping and Moxibustion to help you achieve optimal wellness. Patients enjoy personalized attention and compassionate care in a comfortable, relaxed and professional setting. I will listen to and work with your individual needs to help set you on your path to whole body wellness.
For more information visit their website at

and be sure to Follow Green Lotus Acupuncture on Facebook!

located inside Apex Wellness Center at 5308 SE Rhone St


and believe it or not, there are still several MORE Fantastic Sponsors!!!
Stay tuned and do be sure to come on out, Saturday June 15th, 10AM-1PM West of Kern Park at 67th then 1-4PM East of Kern Park at 67th!
Its sure to be a GREAT day of beauty, ideas and friendly folk!