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THE BIG BUZZ ON OUR SMALL BUSINESSES

MAY 2019

The BBA is on fire. You can't stop us; you can only hope to contain us. Keep up. Bottles is out and there's a new brew crew in Beaumont. We've got the tea on Dash to Doughnuts, Fremont Fest and our next business mixer. New members are joining every day making us better and stronger. Stay current. Stay connected. Join BBA Today.

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BUZZ

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When They Go Low, We Go Hi-Top

Bottles on Fremont is getting a facelift, tummy tuck and new name. The Hi-Top Tavern is the fourth installment by the power partnership of Ezra Caraeff, John Naekel, and Chip Addabbo, who own Paydirt on Sandy Blvd., Tough Luck on Dekum, and Old Gold on N. Killingsworth — all favorite neighborhood haunts. According to their newest partner Andrew Terrell, “Our humble goal is to be the best neighborhood bar we possibly can; a tiny beacon in the neighborhood where our neighbors can come for a ice-cold pint on the sun-soaked patio, a dizzying array of spirits, an unpretentious cocktail menu, and creative food menu." The food menu will be dedicated to a well-curated selection of sandwiches, greens, and sharable snacks. “Nothing too simple, yet nothing too complex. It’s a menu that compliments our robust cocktail program, yet is accessible and family-friendly.” Minors are welcome until 9 pm. Hi-Top Tavern has no plans for live music, but we’re sure the the playlist will be tight (Ezra Caraeff is a former music editor at the Portland Mercury.) Drinks start flowing mid-June. See you on the patio.

The Shining

Mover and shaker Nicole Whitesell of Adorn is launching her own athleisure line on May 17. Shine by Adorn was designed to simplify your life. The goal is to bring flexible, fashion-forward separates designed to mix and match seamlessly into not only your wardrobe but your day! The collection is also available online starting the 17th.

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Mother's Day

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Silhouette Tailoring Studio

Mama Mia

Need a gift for Sunday, May 12? Hint: It's Mother's Day. Silhouette, Portland’s premier women’s tailoring boutique, has a robe and loungewear collection called Home, that is designed and made in-house. Look no further for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. The mural on their exterior alley wall makes them easy to find, 4225 NE Fremont. Check out their blog with updates on everything from What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress, to We F#!@ing Love Mending. Then you'll see why we f#!@!king love them!

A Brunch of Fun

Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at Anchor End Euro Cafe and Bakery, which was hailed as one of the Best New Portland Brunch Spots of 2019 by the Oregonian. For this special occasion Anchor End is serving up a delicious strawberry rhubarb stuffed French toast with strawberry cream cheese and preserved lemon for $14. Top that with a grapefruit, orange, or lemonade Mimosa for $7, or, wait for it, a roasted tomato and paprika Bloody Mary for $8. Come to this bright corner cafe and see what everyone's raving about!

Hot Mama

Mothers get a free class of hot yoga on Mother's Day weekend (Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12) at Bikram Yoga Fremont Street. Treat yourself; without having to treat yourself -- it's free when you mention the newsletter!

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EVENTS

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Problem Solved

Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Association has teamed up with SOLV to host a cleanup and small planting event at the Alameda Stairs on Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to noon. Meet at the top of the stairs at Alameda and 43rd if you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get busy. This is part of an ongoing grant to control unwanted foliage and clean up graffiti.

Biz Mix 2

Tuesday, May 14 from 6 to 8 pm is our last business mixer until September, so don't miss it. This time we are having a wellness challenge at Wild Hearts Wellness, but don't worry, there is no sweating involved. Townshend Distillery will be on hand sampling their latest spirits. Beer, wine and appetizers also provided. Come mix and mingle with your fellow Beaumont business owners. (Beaumont Indies --independent, or home-based businesses -- are encouraged to attend.) RSVP to Amy.

Run, Forrest, Run!

Dash to Doughnuts 2019 is fast approaching -- Sunday, June 2 from 9 am to noon. Enjoy this 3k fun run through Alameda with low-impact obstacle challenges hosted by Beaumont businesses along Fremont. Race starts and ends at Foot Traffic where you will enjoy free, world-famous Pip's Original Doughnuts, live music and a chance for prizes. Rain or Shine. Fun for the entire family. Start times will be staggered for families with strollers and young children. Tickets sell out every year so register in advance.

The Fest is Yet to Come

The best (we are not biased) street fair in town is Saturday, August 3 from 10am to 6pm. Vendor booth registration is now open for Fremont Fest, so don't delay. This year we will have our Parade, continue to showcase non-profit children's organizations, sports leagues and camps in our hugely popular Kid Zone and, a Beer Garden with live music in the Amalfi's parking lot. We have sponsorships at many levels so reach out and be part of this amazing event that draws over 12,000 visitors to our community every year.

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EAT THE STREET

A Local Culinary Adventure by Jef Atwood

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4636 NE 42nd Ave; in the old Delphina's Bakery building

Can't Get Over Yonder

Since my coworker’s grandmother does not read the BBA newsletter, it is safe to quote him here. “That is the only food that rivals my grandmother’s.” High praise for chef Maya Lovelace and Zach Lefler of Yonder, which some consider to be the best fried chicken joint in Portland. To me, it’s way more than just fried chicken. It’s a place where I don’t feel ashamed to drink the collard green juice at the bottom of the bowl, because it’s just that good. Where the angel biscuits with sorghum butter can get people’s faces to do that “you’ve got to try this” look on them. Get to Yonder early, get a bucket of chicken, a bunch of sides, and call it a night. Mainly because you’ll be so full of deliciousness that you’re just going to want to take a nap.

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NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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Jean Johnson, broker at Riverside Investment Realty, is a former professor of US History who found the 1:30 teacher/student ratio always left her “weak at the knees.” As a realtor she loves the creativity, decision making and responsibility that comes with being an entrepreneur.” Jean’s obsession never changes, "It’s gardening. The garden is my greatest teacher, and she not only keeps me in veggies year round, she dazzles Airbnb guests who book my backyard cabin.” That backyard cabin is an ADU in a Roseway cottage that her grandparents bought for their retirement in 1950. Find her in a local Beaumont coffee shop and she’ll be nursing a stout French Roast espresso, no sugar added.

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1836 NE 7th Ave

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According to Dr. Henre Andosca of 120 Chiropractic, our bodies are designed to live to at least 120, especially with a properly functioning nervous system. (Hence the name 120 Chiropractic.) “In my office, we help you get your nervous system functioning better, so you have a better chance of doing just that.” Dr. Andosca discovered the world of chiropractic medicine after being hit by a car on his bike. It is ironic that he treats many patients with bike or vehicle injuries. He also treats children. Dr. Andosca enjoys painting portraits in acrylic (he takes classes on Division) and practicing yoga at Bikram Yoga on Fremont Street. Bump into him at one of our local coffee shops and he’ll be drinking decaf coffee, “There aren’t any mind numbing headaches on the days you don’t have it.” Could this be the key to reaching 120?

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