Business Association Notes

82nd Avenue Business Association

By Nancy Chapin

In 2022, the Avenue celebrated its seventh annual Around the World in 82 Dishes. This 45th year of 82nd Avenue Business Associations will be a busy one.

The Board of Directors is growing and involved in many important projects, such as the transition of 82nd Ave. from a state highway to a Portland city street in 2023. The opportunity to create an even more vibrant shopping, eating, studying, playing and living area with necessary services and a pleasant green environment is very exciting. The eighth annual Around the World in 82 Dishes event will be held again in October/November.

We are working to get pictures of the District’s current Rose Gardens and assisting interested businesses in planting their own Rose Garden this Spring. The Association will also support the 17th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade “Roses in the Heart of Portland” Saturday, April 29.

If you would like to help with any of these projects please contact us at or send a message from the website,

Belmont Area Business Association

By LeeAnn Gauthier

Membership invitations will go out via US mail in January so keep an eye out. We’re also looking for schmoozers! Would you like to visit local businesses to remind owners about the membership drive and annual dinner? Send us an email.

Our monthly member meetings have moved to the second Tuesday of the month, 9-10:30 am at the Historic Belmont Firehouse, 900 SE 35th Ave. Please join us for our next meeting, Tuesday, January 10. 

Our annual dinner meeting is Tuesday, February 21, 6-9 pm at a location in the Belmont District. Show your support with donations of raffle prizes, wine/beer and ideas for a fun speaker. Tickets are just $15 each or two for $25, available at or mail a check with your member renewal/application.

The district Walking Map will be re-printed soon by Col-Tab. Contact us if you’d like to help deliver to local businesses or hotels. You can pick up copies in the district or by contacting Board members Dustin Slack, Maurina Hylland and LeeAnn Gauthier at

Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association

By Nancy Chapin

Welcome to 2023! This year the Association celebrates 40 years working and playing with the businesses, our neighbors and the community. We will celebrate HBBA’s history at the 40th Annual Meeting  Thursday, March 16. Please share your ideas for location and content.

Mark your calendar and let your summer visitors know that the 40th Annual Hawthorne Street Fair will be Sunday, August 27 this year. 

Thank you to the city for the additional trash containers that have just been placed. If you know where another one is needed or if you have a tree that could have lights on it to create a safer walking environment, please let us know.

Also, the Association has budgeted a few hours a week to expand the use of social media for celebrating Hawthorne’s shops, services and eating and drinking establishments.

To contact us, email

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