Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sullivan's Gulch Walking Tours Sponsored by AHC Tomorrow and Sunday!

Learn Spanish This Summer! Classes at TEC Starting Next Week.

Tierra Educational Center (TEC) at 2915 NE MLK Blvd (2nd floor of SCRAP's building) has expanded to offer Spanish Summer Camps for children ages 4-11, in addition to the center's wide range of adult, child, and family classes for Spanish learners of all ages and levels.

Summer is an excellent time to offer your child Spanish language education when their minds and bodies are alert and open to new ideas and activities. TEC Spanish Summer Camps provide small group, intensive exposure to the Spanish language and Latin American culture through the lens of play and music. Treat your child to a summer vacation abroad, without having to leave town!

Camps will be divided in two groups(5-10 students) of 4-6 year olds, and 7-11 year olds and held Monday-Friday 9am-12pm. July 25-29th and August 15-19th.

And for Mom and Dad, new morning Spanish Intensive courses for Beginner and Intermediate students will be offered July 12-August 11th. Weekly evening classes, private lessons, and family classes are available  year-round at a flexible schedule. Visit for more information, or call 503-213-3677.

Monday, July 11, 2011

NE Broadway Summer Super Sale Offers Great Deals, Great Music, Local Food & Drink and More Street Fair Fun

The NE Broadway Summer Super Sale offers Great Deals, Great Music, and plenty of Street Fair Fun on Friday July 15 through Sunday July 17. Participating businesses will have great merchandise and bargains up to 75% off, with sidewalk sale tables spilling over and more killer deals inside the shops. Add two music stages, lots of kids activities and much more, and it means plenty of fun for everyone.

The action begins Friday with deals all day, then great blues music from the Kunckleheads and Monti Amundson at our kick-off party; picks up steam Saturday with Lloyd Jones, Big Monti and more bands at another music stage, four event areas full of kids fun, wellness vendors, a pet fair, beer & wine garden and food vendors – and great sales; then finishes Sunday with more deals, music and the festive Irvington Farmer’s Market. Free transportation will move shoppers easily up and down the entire street. Plus NE Broadway restaurants will be open late with specials and super treats all night to keep the fun rolling along.

Friday, July 15

Kickoff Party, Helen Bernhard Bakery (NE Broadway at 17th) 
Our Friday party features local blues legends the Knuckleheads and Monti Amundson staged in the parking lot at Helen Bernhard Bakery at 17th Ave. NE Broadway vendors will be there to provide beer, wine and food. We’ll even have fire jugglers. The party starts just after work at 5:00pm, so come enjoy a great summer evening!

Music Schedule:
5-6pm – Monti Amundson (blues/rock)
6-7:30pm – The Knuckleheads w/Satellite Malone (blues)

Food & Drink Vendors:
Great Wine Buys
Broadway Grill & Brewery
Hop Haven

Saturday, July 16th

16th Ave. Block Party (Between NE Broadway & Weidler)
11:00am – 7:00pm
We’re closing 16th Ave. for a music stage featuring high energy bluesmen Lloyd Jones and Big Monti, plus more great bands. There will be a beer & wine garden, several food stalls and the Umpqua Bank ice cream truck. Local vendors and community groups will offer cool stuff and other great information. An excellent spot to take a break in-between your shopping spree!

Music Schedule:
Noon-1pm ­– Kathy James and Eric Austin (jazz)
1:30-2:30p         – Fast Rattler (country/folk)
2:45-3:45p         – Soul Funk Stew (rock/funk)
4-5:15p – Big Monti (blues/rock)
5:30-7p – Lloyd Jones (blues)

Food & Drink Vendors:
Broadway Grill & Brewery
Hop Haven
McMenamins on Broadway
Kettleman Bagel Co.
Chai Yo Thai
Carribbean Kookpot
Umpqua Bank ice cream truck
So Cold Shaved Ice

Family Fun Zone, 12th Ave. (Near Newport Seafood Grill) 11:00am-3:00pm
A fun-filled kids play zone with music, food, games, vendors, face painting and jugglers. Entertainment for all ages!

Pet Fair, 19th Avenue at Furever pets
11:00am – 3:00pm
19th Ave. shuts down for events that will entertain you and your pets with local vendors, treats and non-profits. Furever pets presents an array of providers including RuffWear and Stam dog treats. Non-profit community groups such as Animal Rescue & Care, Animal Aid, Fences for Fido, Greyhound Pet Adoption, House of Dreams, and the Oregon Humane Society will also be on hand, along with a trainer from Wonder Puppy and pet-oriented games

Wellness Fair, 21st Ave. (At 2100 Building parking lot)
11:00am – 4:00pm
A great collection of professional service providers will be on hand to help with your health and wellness needs. Hallmark Opticians’ Dr. Jannell Cuddy will answer questions about eye health and exams, plus you can get answers about insurance and products. Anyone who stops by will receive an exam special too; Legacy Health System will display their robot; GreenField Health will have free health info and blood pressure checks; Lloyd Athletic Club and Northwest Women's Fitness Club & Northwest Personal Training will showcase great exercise and fitness programs; Zama Massage has chair & self release massages, plus Chinese tongue and pulse diagnosis, and the fantastic Piezo stimulator – acupuncture without needles. Asha Integrative Wellness will offer chair massages, mini acupuncture treatments, a raffle and free gifts.

Sunday, July 17th

Irvington Farmer’s Market (16th Ave. bet. NE Broadway & Weidler)
10:30am – 2:30pm
The Irvington Farmer’s Market brings fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, cheeses, gourmet delights and prepared foods, great hot food to eat, plus music & more fun.

The Summer Super Sale Continues on NE Broadway
11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday’s activities feature musicians along Broadway and of course more super sales all along the street.

We love our sponsors! Thank you Umpqua Bank, Sofa Table Chair, Postal Annex, Minuteman Press, McMenamins on Broadway, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kettleman Bagel Co., Home at Last, Great Wine Buys, Billy Grippo – Realtor, and APNBA.

2011 NE Broadway Summer Super Sale schedule:

Murray Koodish, NEBBA President /  / 503-349-4574

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Gulch Trail Featured in Portland Tribune Article

Steve Law of the Portland Tribune provided a nice update recently on developments and barriers facing the Gulch Trail.

Especially interesting were the comments about the difficulties of working with Union Pacific Railroad.

The article included comments from Gulch resident and trail advocate Dan Lerch-Walters.

Read the entire article here.

NE Broadway Merchants Summer Super Sale - July 15-16-17

Merchants in our neighborhood will be having a party starting Friday, July 15 - and you're invited. There will music food and fun, as well as discounted sale items at many stores.

It's being held the same weekend as the Sullivan's Gulch neighborhood-wide garage sale.  The party is organized by NE Broadway Business Association.

Here's a list of merchants with with specials (in alphabetical order):

Asha Integrative Wellness - Health Fair fun: Chair Massages, Mini Acupuncture treatments, a Raffle, and free gifts.  Asha is also having an Open House at our clinic (1607 NE 16th at Weidler) during the Fair. See our space, and meet our practitioners.

Broadway Books
Special edition books $4 each or 3 for $10, All hardcover fiction 25% off. In-store sales only.

Cotton Cloud - Save 50% - 75% Off specially marked Platform Beds, Futon Frames, Covers and our locally handcrafted Cotton Cloud Natural Bed Mattresses!  Floor model dressers, nightstands, lamps, etc all on sale!  Visit for more specials

Dava Bead - 15% Off Summer Sale

Footwise - Footwise's biggest sale of the year! Save up to 70% on sandals, shoes and clogs from  brands like Birkenstock, Keen, Sanita, Teva, and Patagonia. Don't miss the garage sale- slightly used or shopworn shoes at ridiculously cheap prices.

Golden - Storewide Sale! 20-60% Off all merchandise

Great Wine Buys - 20% Off selected winesfrom around the world, plus Champagne tasting Friday night 5-7:30pm

Hallmark Opticians - 20% off sunglasses - specials on accessories

Helen Bernhard Bakery - Half-Price Sunday, plus 10% Off Cookies All Weekend

Here We Go Again - Summer Clearance - 35% Off all summer merchandise

Home at Last - 15% off all special order furniture; 20% off all in-stock regularly priced merchandise; and 50-75% off all clearance items

I Heart Retro - 25% off Sale

Kitchen Kaboodle - Great Deals on the sideealk, plus now open 7 days on NE Broadway!

Natural Furniture - Summer Super Sale with great discounts!

Newport Seafood Grill - Family Fun Zone presented by Newport Seafood Grill at Lloyd Center - Kids activities, family friendly food, prizes & music!

Northwest Women's Fitness Club & MW Personal Training - NW Women’s Fitness Club is offering the Summer for FREE, $100 off any membership training package, a 6 Week Result Manual, Equipment Orientation and one week fitness membership to try us out.  NW Personal Training is offering $100 off any personal training package and one free week of boot camp.

Oh Baby - Undies half off and more!

Peet's Coffee & Tea - Store tastings throughout weekend with raffle prizes. Drink coffee and tea specials, sale clearance items

Pure Salon - Pure Savings! On Friday and Saturday, Pure Salon & Spa is offering 15% up to 50% off selected Aveda beauty products and services. Join us to find your Pure Savings.

Sofa Tabla Chair - Bargains Galore on the sidewalk!

Soho Boutique - Soho is offering EVERYTHING in the store at 20% off but there's items down to 50% off and even items that will be 75% off!!  Special items being delivered just for the sale weekend!!

Pure Salon & Spa - Pure Savings! On Friday and Saturday Pure Salon & Spa is offering 15% up to 50% off selected Aveda Beauty Products and Services. Join us to find your Pure Savings

Twisted - 25% off selected sock yarn, 25% off learn to knit kits

Well Suited - Join us for our annual Summer Sidewalk Sale and enjoy complimentary refreshments, everyday low prices and a vast array of designers with great personal service.  Open 11~6, Tuesday through Saturday.

SGNA encourages residents to patronize local businesses - they're your neighbors.  More information on the activities can be found at