September 6, 2011

Second Annual North Portland Oktoberfest

Posted in fundraising, portland, Uncategorized tagged at 10:10 am by Nova Newcomer

So excited to be hosting the Second Annual North Portland Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 22, 2011. All proceeds will benefit Ockley Green’s Arts Magnet program.

See our awesome poster designed by Angelica James below. To get your tickets, visit If you are interested in sponsoring the Oktoberfest, you can learn more by downloading our Sponsor Packet.


January 11, 2010

PDX Bridge Festival

Posted in Favorite Things, portland at 8:20 pm by Nova Newcomer

Share your story about Portland’s bridges.

Here’s what I wrote:

I remember the first time I got to drive by myself over the Fremont Bridge. It was a cool, fall sun setting on the sky and I remember seeing the arch coming up into view and two waving flags greeting me to the freedom of the road. To the chill air coming in from the sunroof and the backdrop of our humble skyline, I dreamed anything was possible.

The other memory I have is walking over the Hawthorne Bridge and being mesmerized by the grating that made the road. It was exhilarating to see the river below and foreboding. The sound of the cars going over it, a distant memory of coming of age in Portland — that this is what it meant to be from somewhere.