AUGUST 7, 2010
Annual Event has new features planned to attract Portland neighbors
Beaumont Village, NE Fremont, Portland – Beaumont Business Association and local businesses on NE Upper Fremont present the annual Fremont Festival to be held on August 7, 2010 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Plans to close the street from NE 42nd to NE 50th are underway. The BBA is working on some new events that should attract families in and around surrounding neighborhoods. The event kicks off at 10:00 am with a Bike Parade/Pet Parade starting at Beaumont Middle School. Parents, kids and pets are encouraged to decorate their bikes, don their costumes for themselves and their pets and meet at the school at 9:30. There will be prizes awarded for Best Bike Decoration, Best Kids Costume, Best Parent Costume and Best Pet Costume. Dance Groups, Scouts, and others are encouraged to participate. The BBA is looking for bands to play music and march in the parade. Interested parties can contact Christine Mallar at Green Dog Pet Supply at 503-528-1800.
After the parade the street will be closed and set up with vendors and games for all the neighbors to enjoy. The BBA has vendor space for artisans, crafters, food vendors for the day. This year they are especially looking for non-profit groups to get a vendor spot and set up game booths or food booth to raise money for their organization. Non-profit groups looking for ideas or to share their idea should contact Rebecca Lehman at 949-395-3305. Vendor applications can be obtained from Jackie Safko at Albina Bank 4020 NE Fremont. Email Jackie to receive more information at email@example.com
“We are envisioning games like a dunk tank or a simple home-made ring toss for organizations hoping to raise money for their non-profit groups. For the more organized groups, food is always popular. This is a family event. In the spirit of giving back the BBA wants to offer our local non-profit groups a chance to promote their cause and raise some needed money for their organization,” said Rebecca Lehman, President of the BBA.
Date: August 7, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – Parade
10:30 – 5:00 – Street Festival
Location: NE Fremont between 42nd & 50th
Some of the scheduled Events
- Soluna Grill to sponsor Salsa Challenge at Fremont Festival. Executive Chef Dan Straub would like to invite all neighbors in and around Portland to come and share your best Salsa. “By August we should be seeing some great tomato’s and if you think you have a “killer” salsa we encourage you to enter our Salsa Challenge at this year’s Fremont Festival”, says owner/executive chef Dan Straub. The Salsa Challenge will be held in the Soluna Grill Parking Lot. Each contestant must make a gallon of their best salsa for the community to taste and judge. Awards will be presented for BEST SALSA and BEST DECORATED BOOTH. The two Award Categories will be PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD and JUDGES AWARD. The community will taste and vote for their favorite Salsa for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. Official Judges will be chosen from among local restaurants for the JUDGE’S AWARD. Individuals will receive 3 Tastes for $5 – 100% of proceeds go to BBA for the Main Street Program. To enter the Salsa Challenge call Dan Straub at 971-222-3433 or Becky Lehman at 949-395-3305.
Time: 11:00 – 1:00 – Tasting 2:00 - Awards
Location: Soluna Grill Parking Lot
For more information, contact:
Rebecca Lehman – 949-395-3305