JUNE 2018

This month rock the vote for seven Beaumont Businesses nominated for the Willamette Week's “Best of Portland 2018.” Find out which business owner made the prestigious 40 under 40 Club, which business is moving into the neighborhood and what to get for the ultimate Father's Day gift. Stay current. Stay connected. Join BBA today.



We're Spilling the Beans

Tacovore, a Pacific Northwest Taqueria that originated in Eugene is caravaning up I-5 and setting up their smoker in the old Fire and Stone building on NE Fremont. Owner Steve Mertz, and Chef Jon Grumble of Laughing Planet Cafe, are slated to start serving their fan-favorite tacos and tequila sometime in mid-fall. Check out their menu here and their cool logo.

Fashion Statement

The Portland Business Journal announced their 40 Under Forty Class of 2018 and guess who made the grade — our very own Nicole Whitesell of Shop Adorn! Nicole keeps three neighborhoods in fashion with boutiques on Fremont, SW Washington, and SE Division, and she recently cut the ribbon on a new storefront in Lake Oswego. The winners of this event, which honors the movers and shakers changing our community, will be announced at a gala event June 22 at the Hilton Grand Ballroom. More info here. Stop in Adorn and see what’s new for summer.

Tailored Swift

It's Father's Day on June 17. Want your man to feel as good as Prince Harry looked at his wedding? Pamper him with J. Hilburn, a classically refined yet modern, custom-clothing line for men. It’s simple. Start with a shirt. Contact Katie Wilgus, our local J. Hilburn representative for a consultation and fitting. You'll never go back. Remember the advice from that impeccably dressed Ryan Gossling character, “Be better than the Gap.” You never need an excuse to look good, so make an appoint today.



Our red-hot wellness studio in the bright orange building is offering a can't-miss opportunity for self love. Wild Hearts Wellness is offering $10 classes to anyone who works in the Beaumont Business District. Share the love and share the news. Class schedules/info here.



A Local Monthly Adventure

Over half a million Oregonians don’t know where their next meal is coming from, almost 200,000 of those being children. I know this doesn’t sound like the typical food review so far, but that’s why I’m telling you about this food experience. I find that awareness of this statistic and knowing where your food comes from in this day and age to be very important.

So I bring you to Plate & Pitchfork. The farm and dinner brainchild of Beaumont/Cully local Erika Polmar. Now, she’ll tell you that she’s an entrepreneur and glorified dishwasher, but she’s so much more. Not only does she put on the region’s most prominent farm dinners, but she also donated 150,000 servings of fruits and veggies to Oregon’s citizens in the last year alone.

Last year, I got to experience one of these events, and that’s just what it was, an experience. I arrived and was greeted with a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvre that were amazing. Things I’ve never tried before are something I’ll never say no to again. Scared of beef tartare? Try it here. With some of Portland’s finest chefs, such as Lucian Prellwitz of Beast and Maya Lovelace of Mae, you can’t go wrong. Next, we were treated to a tour of the farm where one of the owners shows you their property and explains local farming and how your food actually gets to your plate. Then, you sit down to a 5 or 6 course meal put on by these chefs that you won’t soon forget. They’re served family style in a field under the sunset with strangers that soon become friends with amazing food in common.

I’m telling you this as an experience, not just as a meal or a restaurant. This is important.
Knowing where your food comes from today is almost as important as to what you’re eating. Helping feed your fellow neighbor in the process is just the gravy. I still remember this night to this day, and that’s why I’m telling you to experience it for yourself. You can visit the website at and book a dinner. It’s one of the best you’ll ever have in the city, and you’ll be doing some good in the process.
-Jef Atwood, Umpqua Bank



Dash to Doughnuts - How Sweet it Was

Beaumont Village hosted our third annual Dash to Doughnuts and it was a sweet success. Thank you to the over 350 runners who participated in the 3K fun run/obstacle challenge on June 3. The Pip's Mobile was cranking out the Dirty Wus, the Ukeladies were entertaining the crowd and Joe Mishkin, the balloon guy, had his hands tied up with the kids. We handed out 250 Dash goodie bags with fabulous giveaways from our fabulous businesses. What a wonderful community event.


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