Blazer Draft Lottery Party in Eliot

Residents across Oregon celebrated the unbelievable good luck of the Portland Trail Blazers in the recent NBA Draft Lottery.  But a Lottery party in a new Eliot establishment was probably among the most enthusiastic.

Venue Restaurant & Sports Bar at 2808 NE MLK Blvd. was the site of the Blazer’s official Draft Lottery party, and the excitement was captured on You Tube.

The Draft party will be held at the Rose Garden on June 28th. The Blazers are widely expected to select one of two potential superstars, Greg Oden or Kevin Durant.

Stanton Street shooting update

Portland Police Officer Pete Helzer offers additional details about the shooting that occurred early June 10:

The facts as we know them are that 19 shots were fired from 4 different guns.  The first 9-1-1 call was received at about 1:40 a.m. It was a report of a fight near 65 N.E. Stanton Street, and following it were multiple calls of shots in the area.

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Two Concerts at Dawson Park

This summer there will be two free concerts held in Dawson Park as part of the Summer Concert Series.  Both concerts are on Wednesday evenings, July 11 and July 25.
Concerts start at 6:30 pm
Wednesday July 11 –  Grand Central Baking Co. presents Aguamiel (salsa)
Wednesday July 25  – Liv Warfield (blues/ballads)

Art activities for children are offered at concert series beginning one half hour before the concert starts.

Man shot

A man was shot in the leg during a large party over the weekend.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, according to television reports.
The shooting was near Northeast Stanton and Rodney, according to KOIN TV .

About 100 people were at the party when a fight broke out, according to police.

Someone pulled out a gun. A man whom police did not identify was shot. His injuries were  not life threatening.

Police did not make any arrests.

New Lloyd Farmers Market

The business community in Portland’s Lloyd District is organizing a new farmers market that will start July 3, 2007 in the Oregon Square courtyard (NE Holladay St. Between 7th and 9th) next to the Max Line.

The market will run every Tuesday from 10-2 (previously 2-6) through the end of September or October. Come and shop for locally grown fruits, veggies and more.

For more information, please contact:

David Hudson

(971) 673-1031.


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Toro Bravo: New Eliot restaurant

The latest restaurant to call Eliot home is Toro Bravo , a Spanish-inspired tapas eatery that just opened at 120 N.E. Russell St. next to the Wonder Ballroom.

The Portland Tribune gave it a great review last week.

I’ve only tried the gin martini, and it was excellent. But I’m looking forward to going back for the food.

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