PDX Commons’ next Soup and Such potluck social will take place Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Velomor building, 1088 NE 7th Ave. in Portland. These gatherings are a great way to meet some of our members and get answers to questions in an informal setting. Just bring yourself and a side dish to share!
Some PDX Commons members will host a coffee to introduce people to the project on Saturday, Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m. at Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St. Please park in the church parking lot. We’ll be in Muir Commons, to the right as you come into the building.
First time up on the roof. The view of Mt. Tabor from the Skydeck is pretty darn cool. Join us for the bloody mary sunrise service?
PDX Commons members were thrilled Sunday night with the presentation by Jenny Guggenheim, an award winning interior designer, who showed off initial ideas in the schematic design for common spaces, including first floor living room and second floor Great House. pdxcommons.com
The roof is going on. We’ll soon be dry inside and detail interior work will move ahead quickly. Still aiming for an April 2017 completion.
We are getting a little paranoid here in Portland as, once again, the New York Times reveals it has been conducting a persistent stalking campaign. This time the fan-boy review is accompanied by a fawning video. People – wake up! – we got a lot of warts, too.
NYT: “There is no place in the country better known as a bastion of good living, leisure and happy inebriation than Oregon’s largest little city, the low-lying mini-metropolis of Portland. Bisected by a river and surrounded by peaks, Portland is nothing if not a very pretty and almost preternaturally pleasant town. But much of its appeal comes from being, for better or worse, one of our national capitals of cool. The city’s sensibility — its stylized aesthetic, its thoroughly hyped food culture, its taste for irony — is celebrated, imitated and satirized. Portland is at its best, though, when you step back from its overwrought reputation and appreciate its appetite for simple pleasures: beer and bike riding, day trips to the Columbia River or Sauvie Island’s farm stands, movies in vintage theaters and cocktails in ornate lounges.” Etc, blah, blah, blah.