It might seem like a stretch to compare Alberta Arts today to living to NE Portland lifestyles during the Leave It it to Beaver 50′s. Yet Young parents and little children wearing bike helmets and ice cream smiles seems to cover the sidewalks on recent laid back sunny winter Alberta day .
New Seasons on 33rd a couple of block up from Alberta could almost qualify as our 2nd residence. Carts with floating gardens of kale, carrots, apples headed to parking in front of the cute small bungaloe homes.
The brilliant metal sculpture Alberta Arts sign a vision of a fluttering flock of black metal crows settling down on the east side of the street inviting future crowds to the series of last last thursdays and the Alberta st fair on 8.11 in 12.
Too easy to be lured into Café Vita’s vegetarian and vegan fare by the affordable prices. The Alberta Rose Theatre once known in many different incarnations as the Alameda Theater, Macedonia Church of God and Victory Outreach Church and the 1st black owned theatre in Portland.
My favorite local nonprofit MESO is housed in the Black United Fund building offering much needed Professional microcredit capacity building for a diverse array of small fledgling local entrepreneurs.
New Ultra modern townhouse units have recently flown off the market. Traditional and Contemporary Skinnies are found on many of the side streets.
The eclectic combination of colorful restored streetcar buildings, Scattered Quansit huts office buildings, new ultra modern mixed buildings seems to invite a frenzy of funk, color and poster totem Poles.
The Siam Society seems to have a bit of magic about the old power station building. Its doesn’t ever seem to open when I am in the neighborhood.
An adorable little boy sitting on his mom’s lap lapping Salt and Straw ice cream watching Bikes streaming on the cross streets of Alberta heading home to Community Recycling. I tasted Salt and Straws spectrum of other worldly flavors, brown ale bacon, pear blue cheese and olive oil my fave.
The La Petite Provence Boulangerie Alberta hot spot is soon to open a branch in Lake Grove.
A wide mix of home styles stretch south and north of Alberta from 15th to 33rd up to Fernwood Park And Concordia College. Expect Infill to pick up this year. Inventory for New and Restored homes in the area in neighborhood is low . Affordable fixers are even more difficult to find.