Business Association Notes February 2023

82nd Avenue Business Association

By Nancy Chapin

The 82nd Avenue Board continues working with several groups who are concerned with the health, safety, travel options and access to services for residents and businesses on and near 82nd Ave. If you’d like to be involved, go to the website,, and sign up for the monthly Roundtable discussions. 

Entry forms are now available for the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade “Roses in the Heart of Portland” that will take place Saturday, April 29. Visit for an entry form.

Foster Area Business Association

By Jeff Lynott

The Foster Area Business Association (FABA) will hold its Annual Meeting and elect the 2023 Board Tuesday, February 7. Kitchen Culture, a new business specializing in kitchenware and cooking classes, will host. This meeting is welcome to all Foster businesses. 

FABA is also working to increase lighting and make the street more welcoming at night. In the coming months, the goal is to string lights on several street trees along Foster. To get involved with FABA or attend meetings, please email

Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association

By Nancy Chapin

The Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association (HBBA) is asking business and/or building owners with trees to give us/the City permission to “light them up.” The District has been funded to light 15 trees for the safety of our residents, walkers and shoppers. Contact if you have a tree in the right of way that can connect to your building’s electricity.

The 45th Annual Meeting of HBBA  will be Thursday, March 16 this year. Please contact us at the email address above if you would like an invitation.

Be sure to check out the Boulevard’s businesses and eating and drinking establishments when you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant others.

Business Association Notes February 2023

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