2014 Makers' Faire Schedule & News

 Makers’ Faire
behind the scenes on NE 42nd Avenue

A trip back through time


Have you ever wondered how pizza crust or sausage is made? On Saturday, August 23rd, you can find out! Go behind the scenes of NE 42nd Avenue’s main street during the distinctive 42nd Avenue Makers’ Faire. Like the guilds of old, the merchants on 42nd Avenue serve their community by honoring their crafts. Whether furniture, signs, food and beverages, metal works, printed material, healthy teeth, bikes, employment, a place to gather, or obedient dogs, making goods and providing services supports our community and honors the past. 

Before World War II, NE 42nd Avenue was the edge of Portland named “Hill Road.” Imagine a landscape with cows, chickens, orchards, berry farms, houses and small retail. In the 1930s, few people had ice boxes and those that existed were small. As a result, neighbors bought perishables frequently from grocery stores and cottage industries. One area household made and sold mayonnaise. Local services included heating fuel, barbers, hardware and taverns.  

After the war, the eras of the rural and urban were bridged by a cannery -- where housewives had their garden produce professionally canned -- and a dairy south of 42nd and Killingsworth. From the 1960s to 1980s, 42nd Avenue was a main street of bakeries, dry cleaners, building suppliers, doughnut shops, banks, restaurants, schools and, of course, groceries and taverns. 

Now, everything old is new again: The neighborhood includes thriving urban farms. Many of them sell produce at the weekly Cully Farmers Market, which moved in June to the parking lots of Bob’s Rocket Pizza, Roses Ice Cream and Old Salt Market. It features fresh produce, prepared foods, music, local vendors and a community table for incubating business ideas (www.cullyfarmersmarket.com).

Other businesses offer handmade, artisan, small-batch fare and comprise a community-based restaurant row: Bob’s Rocket Pizza, Roses Ice Cream, Old Salt Marketplace, Miss Zumstein bakery, NEPO42, Santa Domingo, Delphina’s Bakery and the Spare Room. Services provided by and to locals include Wilshire Dental, Morel Ink and Woodstock Motor Sports.

From noon to 6 p.m., Faire participants are invited into businesses to meet the owners and staff. Get an insider’s perspective through tours, classes, contests, giveaways and tastings. Our scavenger hunt can qualify you for prize drawings! As a business district, we are excited to share with our neighbors the view from the other side of the counter. 

Between activities, enjoy amazing live music, a beer garden, and booths.


12-2 p.m.: James Clem: Oldtimy country and blues (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSTvmjjxN7M)

2-4 p.m.: BrassRoots Movement: New Orleans Stand Up Brass Band (http://www.reverbnation.com/thebrassrootsmovement)

4-6 PM: Dig Deep: "The original mountain stompin' grass alley dancin' dirt floor jazz jammin' hoe down band" http://www.reverbnation.com/digdeep4U

A collaboration of the 42nd Avenue Business Association, Our 42nd Avenue neighborhood prosperity initiative and Venture Portland, the Faire is among a slate of summer and fall events. We want Portland to know the richness of our community and experience 42nd Avenue as both a destination and community hub. 


To volunteer or If you are a Maker and would like to be a vendor at the Makers’ Faire please email Myo DeMayo at cullyfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

12:00 to 12:30 PM Dean's Car Care:  Free class - Car Maintenance 101: Want to improve your fuel economy, save money, decrease the environmental impact while increasing the life of your car? Dean shares tips on the art of auto maintenance. Class size limit 10. First come first in.

12:00 to 1:00 PM Magoo’s Bar and Grill: Launching the Makers’ Faire with $1 well shots. Let’s get this party started! 

12:00 to 2:00 PM PortLaundry: Half off Dry cleaning up to 4 items of clothing per person.

12:00 to 1:00 PM Wilshire Dental: Come meet Dr. Neil and the Wilshire Dental Team. Free prizes and toothbrushes will be provided!

12:00 to 6:00 PM Clamp Craft: Come to our booth at the central location (42nd Ave. & Alberta Court) to enter a free raffle of a one-of-a-kind piece.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Cully Farmers Market: Come see us at our booth in the central location (42nd Ave. & Alberta Court) $1 off our new t-shirts and prizes for any kid who can make the corn toss. Enter raffle where 2 t-shirts will be given away.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Iron Art of the Northwest: Come visit us at our booth in the Central location (NE 42nd Ave. & Alberta Court) and see what can be done with Iron. We will have a display of articles for house hold use, gardening, and security.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Metal Wood Salvage: Trade Day. Bring in and trade your unwanted metal items for new treasures.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Metal Wood Salvage: Create your own garden art. Select items of choice out of our goodie boxes, both at our booth in the central location (42nd Ave. & Alberta Court) and at our store, and we will weld for free your selection together to create one-of-a-kind art!

12:00 to 6:00 PM Miss Zumstein, Bakery and Coffee Shop: Complementary Biscotti Crisp with each coffee.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Motivasi: Free scoop of ice cream with every purchase.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Portlaundry: Come in for our Makers’ Special coupon 2 for 1 on our double loader washing machine.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Professional Pest Control Supplies: What’s bugging you? Come and see our displays of bugs, bats and moles. See what a bed bug or a hobo spider looks like (don’t worry they’re dead.) Kid’s will love this.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Revolution Latheworks & Custom Woodworking: We are excited to welcome the public to our shop! Come learn about wood turning! Demonstrations on “greenwood” turning will transform freshly cut wood into bowls.

12:00 to 6:00 PM Roses Ice Cream: offers a Maker’s Faire Special –Corn dogs only $1

12:00 to 6:00 PM Roses Ice Cream: offers a second Makers’ Faire Special – any size fountain drink (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange, Root Beer , or Lemonade) only $1.

12:00 to 6:00 PM St. Charles/St. Vincent de Paul: Bring a can of food to our booth in the central location(NE 42nd Avenue & Alberta Court) to help feed the hungry of this neighborhood and be entered into our raffle to win a free ticket to our annual Spaghetti Dinner on November 2nd.

12:30 to 1:00 PM Dean's Car Care: Free class: Car Maintenance 101: Want to improve your fuel economy, save money, decrease the environmental impact while increasing the life of your car? Dean shares tips on the art of auto maintenance . Class size limit 10. First come first in.

1:00 PM Miss Zumstein, Bakery and Coffee Shop: Old School Cake Walk…win our most popular chocolate bundt cake while Johnathan Richmond serenades you on your way to victory! 

1:00 to 3:00 PM The Spare Room: Karaoke all ages – don’t be shy come sing on the fly. 

1:30 to 4:30 PM Me Rea’s on 42nd Multi-Cultural Hair Salon: Stop by and enter to win a free hair consultation and cut. 1 entry per person (3 winners)

1:30 to 2:30 PM Taoist Tai Chi Society: We will offer a free introductory tai chi class in the central location (42nd Ave. & Alberta Court.) We will also be doing demonstrations periodically throughout the event.

2:00 PM Bob’s Rocket Pizza: Come make your own pizza, or just work with the dough. Get a feel for the craft! Make shapes and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar! We’ll bake your creation while you wait. Receive a discount coupon for participating.

2:00 to 4:00 PM Me Rae’s on 42nd Multi-Cultural Hair Salon: Come in for a free Hair Consultation and discover what your next haircut should look like. First come first served.

2:00 PM Old Salt Market: We will demo our basic sausage-making technique – including grinding, spicing and casing for both beef and pork links.

2:00 PM Professional Pest Control Supplies: First 10 people in the door get a free fancy red metal pen.

2:00 PM St. Charles Church Tour: Come learn about the stained glass and other art of the church as well as the 100 year history of St. Charles here in the Cully/Concordia Neighborhood.

3:00 to 4:00 PM Clamp Craft: Interested in learning how to create original heirloom toys come to a demonstration on turning a baby rattle (laminating and lathwork).

3:00 PM Miss Zumstein, Bakery and Coffee Shop: Old School Cake Walk II…win a baked Alaska…Miss Z style.

3:00 to 4:00 PM The Spare Room: Kids Karaoke – let those little pipes wail.

3:00 to 6:00 PM The Spare Room: Come get out of the sun and enjoy our Makers’ Special happy hour - well drinks $2.

3:30 PM Old Salt Market: We will demo basic sausage cooking techniques including poaching, grilling and braising – followed by a sampling of many of our links!!! 

4:00 to 5:00 PM Clamp Craft: Come learn how to build a mitered picture frame /mirror.

4:00 PM Professional Pest Control Supplies: First 10 people in the door get a free fancy red metal pen.

4:00 to 5:00 PM Roses Ice Cream:  We are hosting a Root Beer Float Party. First 20 people in the door get $1 root beer floats made with our homemade vanilla ice cream. Please come join us for this tasty treat.

4:30 PM Cat Six Cycles: We are raffling a seven speed Virtue bicycle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at Cat Six Cycles any time before the Makers’ Faire up to the time of the raffle drawing.

4:30 PM Me Rae’s on 42nd Multi-Cultural Hair Salon: Raffle drawing for free haircuts (3). There will be door prizes given out during our haircut drawings.

6:00 to 8:00 PM NEPO 42: AFTER HOURS PARTY! keep the Makers’ Faire going with Live Music and BBQ on the patio.

9:00 PM The Spare Room: AFTER AFTER HOURS DANCE PARTY! The party keeps going with Larry and Teri’s 60’s and 70’s popular dance tunes.