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Build-a-Burger for Foodshare Fund NE

Enjoy a fresh, local Burger and Support Foodshare Fund NE! Please join us on the Sunday, 4th of July for “Build-a-Burger!” at King Portland Farmers Market. Get a $5 meat or veggie burger fresh grilled at the market from 11 am – 1 pm. The market is situated beside a park with play equipment, making for a perfect holiday picnic.

Foodshare Fund Northeast, a project of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), is in its second year of providing matching funds for our neighbors using food stamps to buy fresh, local food at the market. Nearly one in five Oregonians is now receiving food stamps, 39% of them children.

This year, in response to a growing and urgent need, we’ve expanded the program. Foodshare Fund NE provides funds from our community — businesses, community groups, neighbors — to match food stamps spent at King dollar for dollar, up to $10 per week. Last year, the average match was $234 per Sunday. This year it has risen to $1000 per Sunday. Help us meet our goal to run this project through the full season until October without running out of matching funds.

Please join us and celebrate July Fourth with a Burger!

If you can’t be there but would like to donate, you can do so at the market every week at the NECN info booth, on-line through PayPal at (specify “Foodshare Fund” in comments), or by mail, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211-3939.

Many thanks!


Paige S. Coleman, Executive Director
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods

New Food Cart/Market Proposed in King

A new “Cartisans Market” is in the works on NE Garfield between Beech and Failing. Sassafras Consulting is currently looking for carts that serve food, sell artisanal products, crafts and more. They are also looking for an urban farmer that would like to grow food for the food carts and for sale at the market. And finally, they are looking for filmmakers, performance artists, musicians and more to activate the space as a summertime community funtime space. They know the King Neighborhood is filled with talented people so they would like to get the word out.

If you have any questions, call:
Kelley Roy
Sassafras Consulting

f. 503.232.3479

1111 East Burnside, Suite 312
Portland, Oregon 97214

PPS Students to Operate Waffle Cart on Alberta

News from Portland Public Schools:

Students helped design and will help manage Solar Waffle Works, a new food cart located at N.E. Alberta St. and 23rd Ave.
A new solar-powered food cart in northeast Portland serves up more than waffles.

Located at N.E. Alberta St. and 23rd Ave. and set to open this month, the small blue trailer housing “Solar Waffle Works” is a nonprofit project that helps high school graduates gain independent living skills and vocational training.

Read the full story at:

Loaves and Fishes Benefit at Widmer Gasthaus

Widmer Gasthaus

Widmer Gasthaus

Widmer 2009-flyer

Come join us on October 13th, 2009 at the Widmer Gasthaus any time between 4-10pm or 4pm -11pm in the Pub.

With your help we can make this a successful event by remembering to best maximize the restaurant capabilities and thus donation, our guest should try to come during the restaurant off times.

Those would be between 4pm and 6pm and then after 8pm. We know not everyone can come during those times but the important thing is to come!

Also, all parties of 5 or more are encouraged to make reservations and have everyone arrive on time before being seated, this will help your hostess and servers.

I hope to see everyone! Thank you

David Lomax

MLK Center Loaves and Fishes
5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd

Ned Ludd Liquor License Application

Ned LuddNed Ludd located at 3925 NE MLK BLVD has applied to change their privilege to a Full On premises sales license (which allows the sale of distilled spirits, malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption on the premises). The applicant currently holds a Limited On premises license which does not allow the sale of distilled spirits. The contact for this application is Jason French at 971-409-5820
Following is the information captured on the business information form:
Seating capacity – 40; Outside – 20
Entertainment – None
Menu – Modern European
Hours – Thursday through Monday – 11am to 11pm; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
If you are aware of any existing problems or concerns, contact the OLCC. Changes are typically routine paperwork, however, if there is a good neighbor agreement in place or identified problems at the location it can provide an opportunity for problem solving. If you have concerns regarding this license, please list the concerns in writing and remember they must be related to crime, alcohol, alcohol related behavior or drugs. Traffic, Parking and Trash are not considered during the licensing process at OLCC.

Theresa Marchetti
Liquor Licensing Specialist – ONI
1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 110
Portland OR 97204
To view applications currently in process go to