HBBA Pres.: Cassie Ridgeway
Meetings: Second Wed. at 8 am
Fred Meyer, SE Cesar Chavez Blvd & Hawthorne 503.775.7633
Michael Russell reports creative Japanese pop-up Nodoguro will take over the space that Evoe formerly occupied in Pastaworks, 3735 SE Hawthorne, 503.232.1010. Our best wishes to Peter de Garmo, founder and co-owner of Pastaworks. who has recently retired. Kaie Wellman has joined her husband, Kevin, as a co-owner of the business.
Escential Lotions & Oils is closing after 35 years (27 of them on Hawthorne!). Emily Mann, current owner, says it has been an amazing journey, watching the progression from mostly bars to one of the most exciting shopping districts in the city. Thanks are sent to all who have supported the store, the family and her employees over the years. We wish her the best in her next adventure!
The 2014 Hawthorne Street Fair started a Portland tradition that has spread from Hawthorne to practically every business community in Portland. The concept of going outside the doors to welcome the neighborhood, thank customers and work together to create an event came from neighbors who had relocated and remembered street events in their former communities. This was the first time a portion of Hawthorne Blvd. was approved for closure and all involved report enjoying it very much.
Roger Jones, founder of HBBA, and active member for 30 years, was presented with the Key to Hawthorne Blvd. and named Honorary Mayor at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Street Fair on August 17.
Roger was also recently honored as a “Locally Famous” member of the SE Community by The SE Examiner.
Thank you to article sponsors, Hawthorne Vision Center and The SE Examiner and to 2014 Benefactors: Safeway on Hawthorne, US Bank and New Seasons Market.