YOGA REFUGE is a new yoga studio in the Montavilla neighborhood, with the mission of making yoga accessible and affordable to Portland’s “upper east side”. They offer over 30 classes a week in a variety of styles, with free consultations to help you find a class to fit your needs. 7831 SE Stark St. #300 or www.yogarefugepdx.com.
CALLING ALL BODYWORKERS – Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics, presents Somatics Exercise Coach Course, Level 1, June 6-8. Learn the fundamental core principles of Hanna Somatics and Somatic Movements, facilitate awareness in your students/clients and how to instruct Somatic Exercises for maximum benefit. More info and to register at essentialsomatics.com. Hosted by Take It Outside Fitness, 503.701.2179.
ANTHOLOGY BOOKS, 3941 SE Hawthorne Blvd., the building with the red sculpture in front. Gary Wilkie and his wife author and book artist Marilyn Stablein moved to Portland and opened Anthology Booksellers. Wilkie recently celebrated 40 years as an independent bookseller. He’s had stores in North Beach (San Francisco), Seattle’s Belltown district, Woodstock, NY, and Albuquerque, NM. Specializing in literature, arts, humanities, small press and ephemera Anthology has an extensive poetry selection. 505.977.8162
MIDPOINT FOOD AND DRINK is a new restaurant at SE 52nd and Lafayette, one block south of Powell Blvd. Midpoint offers full breakfast, lunch and dinner with grilled sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, salads, home soups, beer, cocktails and more. Owner/sisters Monica and Jennifer Randell grew up in SE Portland and opened Dots Cafe in 1991. Midpoint is a casual and fun dining spot in midtown SE. Open 8 am – 10 pm seven days a week.