HBBA Pres.: Greg Moon

gmoon@westernseminary.edu

Meetings: Second Weds. at 8 am

Western Seminary classroom

5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  

hawthornepdx.com / 503.775.7633

The 2nd Annual Tree Lighting at The Fernie Brae, 4035 SE Hawthorne, was well-attended and fun! Attendees, adults and children alike, created glittery ornaments and enjoyed hot chocolate and cider courtesy of neighbor business, New Seasons Market. It is very nice to have a place to kick off the holiday season with our businesses, friends and neighbors.

The 2016 Gift Guide was available and had a good array of specials and gift items from local businesses. The Guide’s printing and distribution were sponsored by HBBA (member dues), Fred Meyer, Roosevelt’s Terrariums, Presents of Mind, Asylum, beethinking, Imelda’s and Louie’s and the 20 participating businesses. (Next year we want 36 businesses to take part in it).

We are accepting ideas for a sidewalk “parade” to lead people to the tree-lighting next year. Dressed up dogs? Decorated umbrellas? Start at 50th and at 12th or 17th and meet at The Fernie Brae? Send ideas and interest to think@thinkhawthorne.com.

Thank you to more businesses and neighbors who support the District and its business association (HBBA) by becoming early financial supporters through paying dues and signing up for sponsorships of our annual events!

That really helps with our planning for 2017. Since last month’s list we have heard from Aetna Brokerage; Altar; Belmont Eco Laundry; Cards by Joy; Cedarhurst Village; Classic Collection Hats; Edward Jones – Bruce Kent; Grand Central Bakery; Hawthorne Auto Clinic; Hawthorne Gardens; Healthy Pets Northwest; Hot Lips Pizza; Jam on Hawthorne; Jeff Cole Consulting; Jiffy Lube; Kids at Heart; Linda Scher, Family Mediator; Neighbor Linda Nettekoven; Portland Hawthorne Hostel; Presents of Mind; RBH Investments; Rogue/Green Door; Sloan Boutique and Tender Loving Empire.

Thank you to the Sponsors of this article: Hawthorne Vision Center and Rivermark Community Credit Union and 2017 Benefactor: Jiffy Lube.