June 2019 Edition: 
South Waterfront Community E-Current
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A beautiful summer day in the park at the South Waterfront Farmers Market in 2018.

Enjoy These 3 June Events at Elizabeth Caruthers

Summer has officially begun and it’s time for some fun in the sun! And what better place is there to play than in the park? As usual, Elizabeth Caruthers Park will be packed with several exciting programs and events throughout the summer season.

Here are three to take advantage of this June:

1. Thursday, June 6th, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Opening Day of the 2019 South Waterfront Farmers Market

Your local one-stop shop to score fresh eggs, Alaskan sockeye salmon, handmade pies, and so much more—The South Waterfront Farmers Market—is back for its 8th summer season.

Join us for Opening Day on Thursday, June 6th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm for live entertainment, giveaways, and fabulous food! As always, there will be an abundance of local seasonal produce and artisanal foods to shop for as well as hot foods for a picnic in the park.

There’ll also be live music the entire day, starting off at 2:00 pm with a mix of light jazz, a bit of bluegrass, and 60’s/70’s tunes from Rick & Barb McCullough followed by Hurqalya’s Pan-Mediterranean world beatnik tunes from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. And if you want to strut the market in style, make sure to visit Ronald McDonald House Charities at their tent as they will be giving away 15 of our gorgeous new green shirts to the first 15 visitors!

For more information, visit: or our Facebook event at:

2. Sunday, June 9th, 8:00 am: Zero Prostate Cancer Run

Start your summer off on the right foot by participating in this run that raises money to support a cure for prostate cancer, a disease that affects 1 in 9 men. Funds raised at this event in Portland will provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and education for men and families about prostate cancer.

Before the 5k run/walk and 1 mile walk begins at 9:30 am, visit the Men’s Health Fair starting at 8:00 am. Kids can also participate by running in the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad at 8:45 am. There will also be a post-race celebration filled with music, food, and prizes.

For more information, visit:

3. Sunday, June 30th, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Make Music Day PDX

Celebrate the summer solstice with this free concert with “Music By The People, For The People.” Make Music Day PDX was inspired by the Fetede la Musique, an annual music celebration that originated in France in 1982 that encourages people to play music outside in public spaces and parks. So pack a picnic, sit back, and get ready to listen to some sweet tunes from your fellow Portlanders!

For more information, visit:


In early May 2019, ZRZ Realty announced its plans with Live Nation to construct an outdoor amphitheater in the South Waterfront.

Plans for Performance Venue at Zidell Yards

On Monday, May 6th, ZRZ Realty—owned and operated by the Zidell family—hosted a meeting for the South Waterfront community at which the group provided an update on interim uses at Zidell Yards.

At this meeting, ZRZ Realty announced that it is currently in negotiations with the events promoter and venue operator Live Nation to construct an outdoor amphitheater at Zidell Yards.

The envisioned amphitheater would be located on the Zidell’s property between the Ross Island Bridge and Tilikum Crossing. This property is the largest and last undeveloped parcel of land in central Portland. In the past, the parcel has been used to host the music festival Project Pabst, performances by the traveling equestrian show Cavalia, food events hosted by Feast Portland, and even drive-in movie nights.

In 2016, the Zidells revealed a development plan that included approximately five million square feet of mixed use retail, residential, and office space in this 33-acre undeveloped space along the Willamette River. However, this development plan was suspended last summer.

ZRZ Realty’s newly revealed concept announced at the neighborhood meeting last month would feature an amphitheater with 10,000 seats, which according to The Oregonian would make it one of the largest music and performance venues in Portland right after the Moda Center.

“Building an arts ecosystem has always been a goal of our family as we develop this land,” says Charlene Zidell, the director of corporate relations and communications for the Zidell Companies. “We believe this will be a great interim use for our site.”

So when should you expect to see star-studded shows in the South Waterfront? The short answer is: uncertain. The plans for the performance venue are still in the beginning stages with many logistical questions yet to be determined. Further, the plan will need City approval as a temporary use, as well as design review will need to occur. So, if you are wanting to catch Beyoncé in the South Waterfront this summer, you may have to wait. Regardless, we are excited that the Zidell family continues to try to activate the community through innovative and fun uses that help bolster the community’s identity as a fantastic place to live, work and play. South Waterfront Community Relations will make sure to keep
you updated on the progress of this plan as it develops.


South Waterfront Community Association (SWCA) Board Membership Change

In May, South Waterfront Community Association (SWCA) said goodbye to one its longest tenured Board members, Hilary Alter of Zidell Companies. Hilary joined SWCA in 2014 as the representative from the Zidell Companies. As different planning efforts materialized for the Zidell family (The Emery, The Gantry, various temporary uses), Hilary remained a consistent, positive voice for the South Waterfront community. She helped with the transition from a three-person board to the seven-member board of today. Further, Hilary provided sound financial oversight as the SWCA Treasurer. We wish Hilary all the best as she transitions as a Project Manager at Urban Renaissance Group here in Portland. 


Wells Fargo ATM at CHH2 Building

We've got good news for those who bank with Wells Fargo. The new OHSU Center for Health and Healing 2 Building has a Wells Fargo automated teller machine (ATM) conveniently located on the first floor of the building. 

If you still bank at Umpqua Bank, please note that there is still a functioning Umpqua ATM in front of the old Umpqua Bank location at 3606 Bond Ave.


Sun Gold Farm Produce Deliveries

Sun Gold Farm will start delivering fresh produce to their drop site at the Go By Bike Valet in the South Waterfront on Tuesdays, starting June 10th. Sun Gold is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), a membership based farm model that supports farmers upfront for the whole growing season. Members pay for 18 weeks of chemical-free produce at one time and then receive weekly or bi-weekly boxes (full or partial share). To sign up for membership, visit: .

The price for the 2019 harvest season is $499.50 ($27.75/week) for a full share, and $290.25 ($32.25) for a half share. Thanksgiving shares will cost $44.  Installment plans are available when you sign up through Farmigo.


OHSU Volunteer Services 

Are you looking for an opportunity to be involved with your community? OHSU has hundreds of volunteer positions both on Marquam Hill and South Waterfront locations, helping with diverse roles from guiding a patient to their appointment all the way to providing companionship at the bedside. Experience the personal growth and connection you will receive as a volunteer at OHSU. Apply today!

Phone: 503-418-5376



The International School Announces New Center for Teacher Development

The Deloris A. Spear Center for Excellence in Teaching will serve as hub for educational innovation and professional learning. Located within The International School’s campus in downtown Portland, Oregon, The Spear Center will host workshops and conferences with world-renowned educators to support not only its own school faculty, but those from the Portland area and beyond.

The Spear Center will provide opportunities for educators from The International School and outside to come together and share best practices in multicultural teaching, as well to develop a network of highly skilled professionals who are invested in international education. 

Opening Day of OHSU Farmers Market

The 13th season for the OHSU Farmers Market starts June 4th! There will be a variety of crafts, new farmers and lots of delicious prepared and value added foods.

Tuesday, June 4th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marquam Hill Campus, OHSU Auditorium Courtyard around the fountain, near top level of Sam Jackson Park Road Parking lot, across from the ER. Map It

South Portland Neighborhood Association 

The SPNA meets monthly to discuss and learn about issues relating to our neighborhood, which includes the South Waterfront. 

Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PBS Conference Center:
4343 SW Corbett Ave. Map It


Opening Day of 2019 South Waterfront Farmers Market

Join us for Opening Day of our 8th season for live entertainment, giveaways, and of course, fabulous food! See our Facebook event for more details.

Thursday, June 6th, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Caruthers Park:
3508 SW Moody Ave. Map It


South Waterfront NET Meeting

Join South Waterfront residents to learn about what you can do to prepare your home and neighborhood for natural disasters.

Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mirabella Park View Room:
3550 SW Bond Ave. Map It


Zero Prostate Cancer 5K Run/Walk

If you have a friend or family member who has been touched by prostate cancer, here is your opportunity to help them.  The ZERO Run/Walk is about patients, families, friends and caregivers supporting research, patient support services, and education right here in Oregon.  The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk wants everyone to get out and walk (or run) for your father, brother, grandfather, uncle or neighbor.  Registration and The Men’s Health Fair open at 8:00 am and the Kids Dash for Dads begins at 8:45 am. The 5K run and 1 mile walk begins at 9:30 am. Register online at:

Sunday, June 9th, 8:00 am 
Elizabeth Caruthers Park:
3508 SW Moody Ave. Map It.

All events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise. 

Cancelled: SPNA Transportation Committee Meeting

This committee normally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to problem solve transportation challenges in South Portland but will be cancelled this month.

Portland Undy RunWalk

Join a nation of allies dedicated to ending colorectal cancer on June 15th at the Portland Undy RunWalk. Walk or run to raise the awareness and funds needed to end this second-leading cause of cancer deaths. Register at:

Saturday June 15th, 9:00 am
Willamette Park:
6500 SW Macadam Ave. Map It.

Chinese Paint Brushing Basics

This class will guide you through easy, step by-
step examples of traditional Chinese Brush

Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
OHSU march wellness & fitness center:
3303 SW Bond Ave. Map It
$25 member/$30 non-members 


Condo Curious?

Join the team of experts for a tour of homes for sale. To learn more, call 503-444-7400. RSVP to

Saturday, June 15th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet at 10:45 am at Sean Z Becker Real Estate Office:
3623 SW River Pkwy. Map It


Celebrate Fathers at the Portland Tram

Get the kids ready for Father’s Day and get them out of the house to enjoy some family time at the Portland Aerial Tram.  Bring home a hand-made craft for Dad or take a family portrait at the Tram photo booth.  Temporary tattoos and the Portland Tram Activity Book will enchant the young ones, and everyone will love the views from above. For an extra treat take a picnic to the Willamette Greenway (just two blocks east) and enjoy the river up close.

All crafts and activities are free and open to the public. The Tram will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Children age 6 and under ride free with a paying adult. For more details, see the event on Facebook

Saturday, June 15th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Portland Aerial Tram:
3303 SW Moody Ave. Map It.

Chinese Brush Painting: Lily Pond with Frog

This class is open to any student who has taken one session of the Chinese Brush Painting Basics class, or with prior consent of the instructor.

Saturday, June 15th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
OHSU march wellness & fitness center:
3303 SW Bond Ave. Map It
$25 member/$30 non-members 


The Growler Guys Comedy Showcase

Headlined by Shain Brenden is a comedian, writer and actor in Portland. You may have seen him on his TV show "Blazers Outsiders" on NBC Sports.  His first comedy set was at an impromptu talent show with his navy unit in Afghanistan in 2012.  Since then, he has performed in comedy festivals and venues across the country. In 2018 Shain was voted one of the top 5 funniest comics in Portland by the Willamette Weekly and selected as a finalist in the WeScreenplay Television Pilot contest. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, June 15th, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Growler Guys:
3739 SW Bond Ave. Map It

OHSU Bike Walk Run Fun Event

Learn about different active transportation options to/from the South Waterfront and around the rest of Portland. Anyone interested in learning about different biking, walking, and running events and options around Portland is also welcome.

Wednesday, June 19th, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Next to Go By Bike and the Portland Aerial Tram
3303 SW Moody Ave. Map It.

5th Annual Courtyard Luau

Get your hula on at the 5th Annual Courtyard Luau co-hosted by South Waterfront Dental, South Waterfront Eye Care, and Sean Z Becker Real Estate. There will be food, drinks, and raffle prizes!

Friday, June 21st, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Ross Courtyard:
3601 SW River Parkway. Map It

Talk With the Doc-Cycling: Bike Fit and Injury Prevention

Join Dr. Nicholas Welter for a “Talk with the Doc” session on Bike Fit and Injury Prevention. From the recreational to the competitive rider, a properly fitted bike reduces the risk of overuse injuries while improving performance and comfort. Learn tips for bike fitting at home and how to address common overuse injuries with bike adjustments. Please note that the start time has changed from 6:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Wednesday, June 26th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
OHSU march wellness & fitness center:
3303 SW Bond Ave. Map It


The Growler Guys Comedy Showcase

The headliner for this show is Mohanad Elshieky. The Portland Mercury called Mohanad Elshieky “an undisputed genius of comedy,” and he's been featured on shows like Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The People, Harmontown and the docuseries “Unprotected Sets” Produced by Wanda Sykes. Elshieky zeros in on topics that may seem off limits - then surprises you with how hard you’re laughing. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, June 29th, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Growler Guys:
3739 SW Bond Ave. Map It

Make Music Day PDX

For many years Make Music Day PDX has provided free music in parks and public venues all around the city. Make Music Day PDX grew out of the Fete de la Musique, which originated in France in 1982 and is gaining traction all over the world including many American cities. It provides Music By The People, For The People one day of the year on or near the summer solstice. One of this year's venues is at Elizabeth Caruthers Park. So pack a picnic, sit back, and get ready to listen to some sweet tunes from your fellow Portlanders! For more details, visit:

Sunday, June 30th, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Caruthers Park:
3508 SW Moody Ave. Map It

All events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise. 

Behavior Change for Weight Loss

Behavior Change for Weight Loss is a 12-week course based in research to help you lose and maintain weight loss. The program uses a group support model and behavior modification strategies to create lifelong, sustainable changes to improve your health and happiness. Behavior Change for Weight Loss is not a diet! Instead, the program offers a fun, supportive and engaging opportunity to learn the most important things you need to know about losing weight and keeping it off for good. For more information and dates contact Veronica Berri 503-418-9681 or

Thursdays, March 14th – June 13th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
OHSU march wellness & fitness center:
3303 SW Bond Ave. Map It


Wildwood's Pints and Puppies

Come enjoy a pint from a local brewmaster while your pup plays with new friends on the last Tuesday of every month! Puppies must be less than 12 months old, well-behaved, current on vaccinations, and have normal stool. Please note that space is limited. RSVP at 503-477-4757. Cost is $20 with a 20% discount for Wildwood clients.

Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildwood Veterinary Clinic:
3734 SW Moody Ave. Map It


All events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise. 


Portland Undy RunWalk

Join a nation of allies dedicated to ending colorectal cancer on June 15 at the Portland Undy RunWalk.
More than 1,600 Oregonians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year.
Walk or run to raise the awareness and funds needed to end this second-leading cause of cancer deaths.
Tomorrow can’t wait. Register now. Our goal is to raise $60,000!
Portland Undy RunWalk
Willamette Park
6500 SW Macadam Ave Map It.



Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington provides a “home away from home” and a community of support for seriously ill or injured children and their families, increasing access to life-saving health care for thousands of children annually. At our four Oregon Ronald McDonald Houses in Portland, Bend, and Springfield, our dedicated staff and volunteers offer a welcoming environment, a well-stocked kitchen, and a comfortable bed to the 79 pediatric families we host every night, all at zero cost.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington
Portland South Waterfront House
3410 SW Bond Ave. Map It



South Waterfront Real Estate


South Waterfront 
Real Estate Spotlight
Currently, there are:
:: 24 Active Listings
:: 5 Pending Listings
:: 38 Sold Homes (year to date)
:: $767,954 Average Sale Price
Featured Home | For Sale
Atwater Place 1002 | Incredible Willamette River & City Views
:: 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 2 Parking
:: 1479 Square Feet
:: Offered at $699,000
 To learn more, reach us at:
Brought to you by
Sean Z Becker Real Estate


         Kenneth J Fransen,
            Attorney At Law

Estate planning. Made clear.

Ken has over 30 years of experience preparing wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents. The
highest compliment he receives? “I’ve been to other attorneys; for the first time, I understand this.”

In-home consultation available at no extra charge to those who, like Ken, live in South Waterfront. No charge for the initial visit. All fees clearly outlined before work is undertaken.

Kenneth J Fransen, Attorney at Law
“estate planning made clear”
707 SW Washington Street,
Suite 1100, Map It
Office: (503) 444-2465


South Waterfront Eye Care

Our philosophy is simple: provide premiere quality eyecare services, promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles, and contribute to our community – all with style.

We use the safest new tools and technology to provide you the best quality vision and satisfy all of your eye care needs.

Yes, we want you to have good eye health, but we want you to do that in style, with unique and sophisticated frames that express your personality.

South Waterfront Eye Care 
3615 SW River Pkwy. Map It


      Best Friends Veterinary   
              Medical Center

Heartworm in Portland is increasing!  Last year Heartworm disease increased by 21% in the United States. Portland made the top 10 list for positive tests in March and Salem is number one in new cases for the month of May.

Most people consider their pets as family members and wouldn’t knowingly expose them to infection with a potentially fatal disease that ultimately compromises the length and quality of their lives. Talk with your Veterinarian about annual Heartworm testing and prevention!

Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center 
0123 SW Hamilton St. Map It.


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