For the last several years the Yale Union Laundry building at 800 SE 10th Avenue, a striking brick Italian Renaissance space built in 1908 and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, has sat empty. But now, it is poised to become the major contemporary art center Portland has more or less lacked since the closing of the Portland Center for the Visual Arts closed in 1987.
Archive for November, 2010
On Friday, November 19th, the BCA received notice of a liquor license application for an establishment in the Buckman neighborhood. Any comments or concerns with this application can be forwarded to Theresa Marchetti at Theresa.Marchetti(at)ci.portland.or.us or at (503) 823-3092, by December 19th, 2010.
Establishment: 8-to-1 Store
License Type: Applied under a change of ownership to maintain the existing Off-Premises sales license, which allows the sale of beer/wine/cider to go in sealed containers.
Address: 2519 SE Belmont
Hours of Operation: 10:00am-11:00pm Mon-Thurs; 10:00am-12:00am Friday/Saturday; 10:00am-10:00pm Sunday
Please join the BCA tomorrow night for our monthly meeting. These are normally held on the second Thursday of each month, but we postponed it last week in observance of Veteran’s Day.
We will be meeting at Central Catholic High School, in the library, from 7-9pm. Central Catholic is located at 2401 SE Stark Street.
The agenda will include:
- Representatives from the State of Oregon, the Historic Preservation Office and the City of Portland, who will be answering questions about the ramifications of creating a historic district within the Buckman neighborhood.
- Representatives from Boora Architects and Central Catholic High School to talk about the planned expansion of the high school.
- A representative from the City of Portland Transportation Department to explain the new Leaf Fee.
- And more!
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook. All the kids are doing it!
Next month we will meet on Thursday, December 9th, also at Central Catholic and also from 7-9pm.
And don’t forget, the BCA Holiday Happy Hour will be on Thursday, December 16th at the Globe Cafe (2045 SE Belmont) starting at 6pm. Come join us for holiday festivities!
On Friday, November 12th, the BCA received notice of a liquor license application for an establishment in the Buckman neighborhood. Any comments or concerns with this application can be forwarded to Theresa Marchetti at Theresa.Marchetti(at)ci.portland.or.us or at (503) 823-3092, by December 12, 2010.
License Type: Applied under new ownership for a Full On-premises sales license, which allows the sale of liquor, malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption on the premises.
Address: 17 SE 8th Avenue
Hours of Operation: Friday & Saturday, 10:00PM-2:00AM. Not open Sunday-Thurdsay.
Entertainment: Instructing, dancing, DJ’s & live music
Friends of Trees is a local organization whose mission is to bring people in the Portland-Vancouver metro area together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. Through their Neighborhood Trees program, homeowners buy discounted trees to plant with their neighbors at weekend plantings.
This year’s planting day is December 4th, from 7:30AM to 2:30PM. The group will be leaving from St. Paul Lutheran Church at 3880 SE Brooklyn Street.
The final day to order yard trees is November 21st. Anyone interested in ordering a tree or assisting with the plantings should contact Jeff Burns at jeff(at)organicmodern(dot)com, or visit the Friends of Trees website at
Mark your calendars! Your friendly local BCA members are planning a holiday happy hour on Thursday, December 16th, 6pm, at the Globe Cafe, located on Belmont just east of SE 20th Avenue:
Food, drinks…well, OK, you’ll have to pay for the food & drinks, but they’ll be good! And we’ll be there! Can the holidays possibly get any more joyous? Answer: no. Unless you get those socks you’ve really been wanting for Christmas.