Tag: Sparrow Salon

Montavilla’s Saturday Winter Celebration

Two events will attract visitors to Montavilla’s commercial corridors this Saturday evening. Winter Wassail along NE Glisan Street features festive beverages, snacks, carolers, and holiday lighting. Participating stores and restaurants between 82nd and 68th Avenues will remain open for last-minute holiday gifts and festivities. People are invited to Wassail (Go from location to location caroling and/or drinking in merriment) on Glisan from 4 to 8 p.m. this December 17th.

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That same night, SE Stark Street businesses will host the Montavilla Soiree & Pub Crawl from 6 to 9 p.m. The Montavilla East Tabor Business Association (METBA) organized this winter celebration in the historic downtown to support neighborhood businesses as they enjoy the best parts of the colder months.

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Drinkers, shoppers, and anyone looking for a fun Saturday night can explore the collection of holiday-themed cocktails, food specials, live music, and late-night last-minute shopping in one big evening event. No matter where you reside, some part of Montavilla will have an activity to warm your spirit on a cold night.

These are some of the participating businesses on Glisan Street:

These are some of the participating businesses on Stark Street:

Rahabs Sisters will be collecting gloves, hats, jackets, blankets, and tents. Drop off locations will be Union Rose and Wink Vintage.

Disclosure: The author if this article serves on the Montavilla/East Tabor Business Association (METBA) board. METBA sponsors some of these events.

New Face for 1928 Glisan Building

The slender building at 7243 NE Glisan Street, opened as a Snow Cap Dairy in the mid 1920’s. The original address was 1857 E. Glisan and it received its final plumbing inspection October 8th 1925. However, Portland maps lists its occupancy date as 1928. In the Mid 1940’s it was Dainty Diaper Service. Over the last few years it has hosted many more local businesses.

Now, after a stunning facelift completed late last year, this building is the new home of Sparrow Salon in the front, and Orbit Heating and Cooling in the back. A great deal of care was used to modernize the storefront portion of the building, while maintaining the original character of the structure. This should be a celebrated restoration. It will secure the building seeing its 100th year and also spotlight the businesses within.

Montavilla Times March 25th 1926
Montavilla Times August 7th 1931