Business Association Notes March 2023

82nd Avenue Business Association

By Nancy Chapin

The Association is planning for more Rose Gardens this spring and will have its first cleanup of 2023 in March. The Board and interested others meet on Zoom the third Tuesdays of the month, 3:30 pm. Visit for more information, including the March cleanup date.

The 82 Roses Community Enrichment Coalition is presenting the 17th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, “Roses in the Heart of Portland” Saturday, April 29. To become a sponsor or to sign up for a free entry in the Parade, contact or go to the website, The Parade Committee is hoping to have sponsors to fund live streaming the parade this year.

Foster Area Business Association

By Rodrigo Baena

The Foster Area Business Association (FABA) is growing like never before! New Board members got voted in last month: Matt Coats from Foster North and Rodrigo Baena, from the Favela Brazilian Cafe, as a liaison connecting with the neighborhood association. The business association also has the support of the Venture Portland district manager Jeff Lynott, who is working with the association to produce and promote local tours, events throughout the year and business meetings.

FABA is working hard in 2023 to change the way people see and visit Foster. “People need to explore and discover the amazing diversity on Foster,” says Dunya de Souza, the co-owner of Favela Brazilian Cafe. “FOSTER IS A VERB,” is the motto the association is working on to share with people all the improvements and great businesses the Foster area has now. “It’s just a matter of time for people to discover this part of town,” says Lynott. We are ready to welcome people; come visit us!

Interested businesses are invited to attend the monthly Board meetings, which meet the second Tuesday of the month (except February and August). The next Board meeting is Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8 pm at Favela Brazilian Cafe, 5300 SE Foster Rd. 

Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association

By Nancy Chapin

Volunteers continue to join us for the Boulevard cleanups that take place the second Saturday of each month, 10 am-Noon. Feel free to join us; we meet at Dairy Hill Ice Cream at the corner of 36th Ave. and Hawthorne. The new trash containers placed and emptied by the city have also helped our businesses and the Boulevard be welcoming to our neighbors and visitors. 

HBBA is celebrating its 40th year of serving the businesses and presenting the Hawthorne Street Fair every August. Keep an ear open for more details as we get closer. Our Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, March 16, 7 pm at Bread & Ink Cafe, 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd. You’re invited to join us for the Board elections, Commissioner Mapps, cake, ice cream, hors d’oeuvres and more. Tickets are $15 for one/$25 for two. 

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Business Association Notes March 2023

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