Sunday, August 7, 2011

SGNA Community Board Meeting this Tuesday!

Hi Gulchers. The SGNA August Community Board meeting is upon us. Join your friends and neighbor next Tuesday, August 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Club Room of Holladay Park Plaza(the residential tower at NE 16th & NE Multnomah). 

 Come learn what your SGNA community committees have been up to this summer and what they have planned for the future. Gulch-O-Rama and Sullivan's Gulp are right around the corner. Get in on the planning by coming Tuesday. Home baked goodies served, come one and all!

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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