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by Jason howd

King Farmers marKet Opens may 1st

Take a Sunday spring stroll to find produce, prepared foods, & flowers at the market. Now entering its third season, the market will be open sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., near the intersection of NE 7th avenue and Wygant street (one block off NE alberta street) in the parking lot adjacent to king Elementary school.

DOn’t miss Last thursDay

once a month the alberta arts district lets its hair down to enjoy an eclectic mix of artists, vendors, musicians, and street performers who populate the street from about 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Restaurants, bars, and music venues are open for live performances. Many galleries & retailers feature rotating art exhibits. No matter the weather, Last Thursday always comes first.

old Concordia Coffee house spot. They are now offering free two-hour classes on home-brewing techniques, covering everything from the basics of French Press to advanced methods like vacuumpot brewing. Caffe Vita was founded in Seattle in 1995 and has since grown to a total of seven cafes and a roastery. .

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Caffe Vita (2909 NE Alberta St) opened their first Portland location last fall in the

Local fave Pine State Biscuits (2204 NE alberta st) has expanded their weekend hours to include dinner and late-night dining. Now you can get your Reggiefix Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. What’s a Reggie, you say? A homemade biscuit filled with fried

COmmunity FunDeD art prOjeCt FOr neighBOrhOOD KiDs Umpqua bank alberta’s build your block Challenge is funding up to $10,000 for a youth-driven community art project. Umpqua is partnering with Rowanberry school to create a public art piece representing a child’s view of the arts and cultural history of the alberta arts district. The project will include preschoolers from Rowanberry, Just Little People, and alameda beaumont Childcare. “The theme will be ‘Landscapes of the Imagination,’” says angela Molloy Murphy, owner of Rowanberry school. “and I am honored to have the opportunity to help children make their thinking visible in their community.” The art will be unveiled at a public ceremony this spring.

chicken, bacon, and cheese, and topped with gravy. Pine state alberta will also be opening a spacious outdoor seating complex this spring.

art anD BOOKs Ampersand (2916 NE Alberta St, B) a gallery, bookshop, and retail archive – is committed to cultural preservation. They buy and sell vintage photography, paper ephemera, historic documents, and collectible books. Their book inventory, consisting of both new and used volumes, is focused primarily on visual content, with particular emphasis on art, design,

LOOK what just FLew in Aviary (1733 NE alberta st) brings a blend of global influences to the plate. French cooking techniques applied to asian ingredients like kinome, (leaves of the szechuan Peppercorn tree) and mentaiko, a spiced cod roe, illustrate the dynamism of co-owners and chefs, sarah Pliner, Jasper shen, and kat Whitehead. The trio shares a decade’s worth of train-

Big pLans alberta Main street, a new community organization, is part of the larger Portland Main street project, which is based on the National Trust for historic Preservation’s nationwide Main street Program. The goal of the project is to advance efforts for developing alberta street as a vibrant, creative, and sustainable commercial district serving residents and visitors to the community.

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ing at New York’s finest — from Alain ducasse at the Essex house and aquavit to Jean Georges and aldea. They work closely with local farmers and purveyors to bring the best seasonal products to the table. be sure to ask for house specialties: beer-flavored ice cream, house-made sodas, tomato granite on oysters, and tomato jam with oxtail croquettes.


and photography books. Monthly gallery shows feature either contemporary artworks or curated selections from their vintage inventory. Monograph Bookwerks (5005 NE 27th ave) is a fine art and object bookstore featuring a curated selection of books on contemporary art and artists, architecture, design, fashion, photography, artist biographies and art criticism. Rare, uncommon, new and used books from around the world share shelf space with local publishers and small press editions. The store also carries studio pottery, mid-century ceramics, vintage art and office supplies and selected art objects, prints and paintings.

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