DCBA Pres.: Sydney Mead
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday
OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond
3930 SE Division
Start the season with a visit to the theater and perhaps drinks and/or dinner on Division. Christmas from Home is first of a series of plays about Christmas during WWII showing at the Clinton Street Theater between Dec 2 and 13. The play recreates a live Christmas radio show from 1941, complete with a band, sketches, singers, commercials and period sound effects. Contact the theater for times and dates.
Take the time to stroll up and down Division, taking in all the new businesses, the imaginative gift ideas, the artistic windows, the holiday decorations. Then, find a place to sit and enjoy a hot drink and the opportunity to watch the rest of the shoppers strolling by. When you’re ready to head back home, collect your trash and put it in one of the admittedly few trash collectors.
Pizza Maria has closed its Division store. Floare closed its doors on Division but Carmen’s wonderful arrangements are available online, and she delivers. Salt and Straw is expanding into downtown. Artifact has unique items that could be a special gift for a special person. They have resale high fashion clothing – just the thing for a holiday party. K & F Coffee at SE 26th and Clinton, is offering their seasonal blend Solstice Roast and for the foot-sore and cold, peppermint mocha and eggnogs.
December 24 features Xmas Eve, a midnight mystery movie and promises to be a good show and opportunity for donations to a good cause. Clinton Street Theater is collecting toys and financial donations for the Portland Toy and Joy Makers. Admission to the show is free, but please contribute either $5 or bring a new toy. Clinton Street Theater, 26th and Clinton St.
Support the Post Office – send Christmas cards – or Season’s Greetings, or Happy Hanukah notes. Reach out to everyone and give them something to put on their mantle.