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Beaumont Village News – Summer 2011
on June 1, 2011
by Mahesh Raj Mohan
25 YEARS OF FREMONT FEST
The best time to enjoy Beaumont Village’s natural beauty is during the 25th Annual Fremont Fest, held on Saturday, August 6. Presented by the Beaumont Business Association, the beloved festival features activities for all ages, including a cake walk, homemade salsa challenge, and a cornucopia of local vendors. To help celebrate the festival’s twenty-fifth anniversary, a student from Grant High School will design the 2011 logo. Activities start at 9:45am with the popular pet costume contest, and the children’s parade begins at Beaumont Middle School at 10am
The Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association (BWNA) kicks off its annual “Movies in the Park” series on Sunday, July 10th in Wilshire Park (NE Skidmore St. between 33rd and 37th). Movies in the Park is part of Portland Parks & Recreation program for city neighborhoods. BWNA’s movie night commences at 6:30pm with live music from The River City Trio, followed by Shrek 4: Forever After at 9pm. Admission is free, and so is the popcorn.
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT OUT
A National Night Out Potluck will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd in Wilshire Park. Beginning at 6:30pm, the BWNA will fire up the grill and serve free barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as other refreshments. Local restaurants will also bring picnic dishes, and residents can do the same. Entertainment includes several live performances. At 8pm, a raffle will close out the potluck, with door prizes from local businesses going to lucky audience members.
Sugar Me (1313 NE Fremont) is the only boutique in Portland to offer the unique “sugaring” hair removal process. Sugaring uses only sugar, water, and lemon—no toxins or resins. The mixture is heated to body temperature, so the process is gentle on sensitive skin. Owner Kate Sprouse says sugaring offers all the benefits of waxing and “none of the drawbacks.” Ms. Sprouse offers 15% off for first time sugaring customers. See monthly specials at: www.sugarmeportland.com
Amenity Shoes (3430 NE 41st Ave.) celebrates its sixth year selling comfortable and stylish shoes for women and men. Owners Liz Page Hafid and Zaki Hafid plan to commemorate the anniversary by incorporating an online store into their website (www.amenityshoes.com) in June. The owners also plan a spectacular tent sale for August’s Fremont Fest where shoes can be bought for a steal ($40 to $50). Be sure to check out Amenity Shoes’ array of accessories and jewelry, too.
Rosabode (4225 NE Fremont), founded in 2008 by Rose Bonomo, features handmade clothing and accessories for the home, including popular throws, pillows, laptop slips, and baby blankets with a variety of “touch me” textures, such as silk, velvet, and faux fur. These items are available year-round. Clothing is a recent addition to the business, with tunics, dresses, and tanktops available during the warmer seasons. Come by and experience the stylish functionality of this one-of-a-kind store.
The Beaumont SUN Community School (4043 NE Fremont) is offering a wide variety of Day Camps for ages 7 to 14: Junior Ventures, Writing, Acting, Cheerleading, Skateboarding, Rock Climbing, Dance Teams, Fencing, Music, and Sports. Scholarships are available. So come out and have fun at your neighborhood school. Sign up today 503-916-5615 www.portlandparks.org
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