HBBA Co-Pres.: Julia Hanfling, Greg Harris

Contact: administrator@hawthornepdx.com

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Board meetings: Second Wednesdays at 8 am       

Western Seminary Bueermann Hall, Room 201             

5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 

World Environment Day’s “Ditch the Straw” Day will officially start on Tuesday, June 5th.  Many businesses will not be using plastic straws during June and maybe never again as a response to the quantity of plastic straws that are being found in the ocean – some studies indicate more straws now than FISH!

A garbage and graffiti cleanup on Hawthorne and in the Neighborhoods is on Saturday, June 16th.  Be at Central Christian Church, 1844 SE Cesar Chavez, by 9 am to be part of the solution!

They are also hosting a Tuesday Farmers Market!

Father’s Day is June 17th.  Celebrate the father’s in your life on Hawthorne at a restaurant, café, food cart or with special items from our grocery stores and/or find the perfect present or cool card or Gift Certificate at one of the gift shops or service providers.

We are getting excited about the 35th Annual Hawthorne Street Fair on Sunday, August 26th, 11am to 6pm. Many of our businesses will not only be open for you to visit inside but will also have special spaces and activities in the middle of the Boulevard with guest vendors, interesting activities and information about Portland’s and Oregon’s services and opportunities. Because of the challenge and cost of closing Hawthorne, we can only close from 30th to Cesar Chavez but many other businesses west and east are hoping to have you check out their business and activities, too!

Thank you to 2018 Benefactors: On Point Community Credit Union (NEW!!), Fred Meyer Hawthorne, New Seasons Market and Wells Fargo Bank and 2018 SE Examiner Sponsors: Hawthorne Vision Center and Rivermark Community Credit Union.