Sunday, June 26, 2011

Groupon Alert: Soho Sushi

Soho Asian Fusion Bistro (formerly Le Hana Sushi) has started participating in the new 'Groupon Now!' program, offering real-time, hyper-local deals. The last few nights they have been offering this great deal:

"$25 for $50 at Soho Asian Fusion Bistro"

You can access the Groupon deal from your smartphone, or via their website:

South Waterfront Osprey

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fruit Stand Thursday

The South Waterfront weekly Fruit Stand is here for the summer. This Thursday, June 23: FRESH STRAWBERRIES

You can check out the website for more info:
South Waterfront Weekly Farm Stand
Thursdays starting June 9, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SW Bond Avenue and SW Curry Street, Portland (in front of OHSU)

Beets, Greens, Cucumbers, Potatoes


Friday, June 17, 2011

Sowa In the News This Week

From the Oregonian: Southwest Portland light rail structure design approved

The Oregonian also reports on the expansion of OHSU dental school on the south waterfront:
"Thanks to $27 million in donations announced Thursday, the Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry will have a new facility at the South Waterfront Schnitzer campus. It will mean state-of-the-art equipment and allow them to accept more students."
Read the full story here: Donations allow OHSU to expand dental facility on South Waterfront

OPB: OHSU Gets $27M For Major Construction Project

Portland Biz Journal: OHSU dental school moving to the river


From KGW: Portland transients create 'skid row' on river


Sunday, June 12, 2011

June is Portland Dining Month

"In June the city's chef elite, from downtown and beyond, will please every eager palate with select 3-course dinners for only $25."

Two walkable choices for waterfront dining are on the list of 46 participating restaurants:

- Aqua Riva
Follow the bike/walking trail just 1/2 mile south of the S Waterfront... Aqua Riva offers fresh Northwest cuisine and indoor/outdoor riverside dining on the Willamette.

- McCormick & Schmick's Harborside at the Marina
Located 1 mile north in the RiverPlace Marina, offering seafood and a waterfront view. Take the streetcar to the RiverPlace stop or enjoy the ~10 minute walk.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cider Summit NW happening today

Cider Summit NW is taking place today in Elizabeth Caruthers Park in the S Waterfront.

This is the event's first year in Portland:
"The inaugural Portland event will be on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 11am-7pm at Elizabeth Caruthers Park in the emerging South Waterfront neighborhood along the Willamette River."

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (includes a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets.)

21 and over. Dogs allowed.

Setup begins:

Perfect weather today!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Update: Leverage filming today

Lights came on at the trailers and dressing rooms around 3:00am. Filming began early this morning on SW River Parkway.

River Parkway was transformed into a street in Dubai for a Ferrari chase:

Dolce Bistro at the Mirabella was used for filming most of the day:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

TV show Leverage filming in SWF June 6

The Portland-based television show Leverage will be filming an episode in the South Waterfront tomorrow, Monday, June 6. Filming is set to begin at 6:00 am and will conclude at approximately 8:00 pm. A Ferrari chase is scheduled on River Parkway!

Crews moved in early Friday morning:

For details on parking closures, see Map here: