Business Association Notes September 2021

Hawthorne Blvd. Business Association

By Nancy Chapin

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the Street Fair on Sunday, August 22! There were 100 booths filled by our businesses and visiting vendors and 1,000s of neighbors and friends came out. Over 100 vaccinations were given at the Multnomah County booth (thank you to Dairy Hill) and the weather mostly cooperated – misting once and raining once – before the day was off to a flying start.

A highlight at the Information Booth was being serenaded towards the end of the day by a talented gentleman from India, invited to the Street Fair by Hello India, 3500 SE Hawthorne. Please thank them by stopping in for lunch or dinner one day soon.

We also appreciated the demonstrations by Echo Theater Company students and friends near the Bagdad Theater at SE 37th Ave. Echo Theater offers classes for all ages and is a haven for people to move and create fearlessly. The 38th Ave. and Mudbay-Cubo stages each had great music all day. Next year we should record them.

HBBA is having a photo contest on Hawthorne and invites you, your family and friends to join in. If you have pictures from the Street Fair or of a business on Hawthorne, please tag our Instagram account, @hawthorneblvd_pdx, or send them to to enter. The contest continues until Wednesday, September 22 and selected entries will receive a for $50 gift certificate to Hawthorne businesses. Enter and win up to two times.

Planning teams will be convening soon to organize events to highlight the businesses and services all along the Boulevard. For 2022, we are planning a May Mother’s Day event on lower Hawthorne (SE 12th Ave.-SE 30th Ave.) and a June Father’s Day event on upper Hawthorne (SE César E. Chavez Blvd. to SE 55th Ave.). We welcome ideas for each of the projects and team members to plan and activate them in 2022. Contact us at or 503.313.1665.

Have a great month everybody!

Business Association Notes September 2021

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