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As We Go Into Autumn, Simple & Easy Tips to Sell Your St. Johns’ Home

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Sell your home in St. Johns quickly.
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Autumn is right around the corner and with that comes a normal seasonal slowdown in the Real Estate market. Use these tips to sell a home quickly as we go into Fall.

Real Estate is all about location, and St. Johns is one of the more desirable neighborhoods in Portland.  It’s no surprise for those of us who live here!

For folks who have to leave St. Johns and sell their homes, here are a few simple tips about getting your home ready to stand out and sell quickly.

Sell Quickly for the Best Price with Curb Appeal

Everyone wants to sell their home in the least amount of time at the best possible price, right? The truth is that homes that have great curb appeal, are super clean, and well maintained sell faster and for more money than homes that don’t show these qualities. It doesn’t need to cost you a lot of money to do some of these things and it will be certain you are presenting your home at its best. Use common sense when preparing your home for sale and look at your home through the eyes of a buyer.

Exterior Tips

On the exterior, are the roof, gutters, downspouts, siding, and chimney looking good? These are first impression items. Curb appeal sells homes. Thoroughly clean all windows and screens and re-caulk or repaint where necessary. Make sure your lawn is manicured and use an edger to get that clean look. Give your decks a wash and if they need to be repainted or stained, you can do it inexpensively. Keep your front entryway clean and add coat of paint if needed. This includes the front porch, pillars, stairs, and door. The entry makes a great first impression.  Buyers are looking at these things and are impressed by a home that shows good care and maintenance.

Interior Tips

Moving to the interior, start with  the basics.  Doors, windows and cabinets shouldn’t stick, squeak or be loose and the hardware should be in good shape.  Apply fresh paint. A couple gallons of paint can add $5,000 or more to your home’s value!  Neutral tones brighten things up.  Make sure all light bulbs are good. Clean your fireplace and install some new furnace filters. If your carpets are worn or have odors, think about getting them replaced. Often carpet can be replaced more affordably than you think.

Kitchen and Bathrooms

The kitchen is very important in the sale of a home. Sinks, appliances and counter tops should sparkle! Thoroughly clean mirrors, glass, chrome and porcelain surfaces. Grout needs to be clean. In the bathroom, fix any faucet leaks or drips. Check the caulking around the tub and shower and replace with fresh caulking where necessary.

Garage

Get excess stuff out of the garage and organize it. Buyers want to see that their cars and belongings will fit and that there is some storage space. Clean the walls, shelves and floor. The garage door should open and close easily, and if it has windows, give them a wash.

Price It Right

While it’s easy to caught up in the headlines about Portland Real Estate, try to be realistic. As we go into the Fall, make sure to price to neighborhood trends and the season. Look at your home and ask yourself the question, “What would I pay for this house?” Price it reasonably if several homes the neighborhood are not selling. If there’s no inventory, ask a little more but keep it in perspective. An overpriced home will sit on the market, which is not what you want. Right now, if a home stays on the market too long, many buyers are asking “Why hasn’t it sold? Is there something wrong with it?” The main reason homes don’t sell is that they’re priced too high. This summer, the average home in North Portland took about three weeks before it want pending. The summer season is over and pricing it too high going into Fall might not be the best strategy.

You have a lot going for you when selling your home in St. Johns, and by following these tips you’ll be successful in the sale of your home!

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Robust, Searchable, Customized Websites with Waterlink Web

This interview was conducted by Frank Marzetta, a Realtor specializing in St. Johns Real Estate and a St. Johns resident. Frank is an avid supporter of local businesses and loves to tell their stories.

Mary Ann Aschenbrenner
Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

Q: How long have you been in St. Johns and what have you seen change in the neighborhood?

Mary Ann: Frank, that’s a great question. My husband, John, and I have lived in St. Johns about 26 years. When we moved in we felt really lucky to be able to buy our home. It needed work, of course, and the neighborhood needed work too. There were many vacant buildings in the downtown area. It wasn’t the thriving downtown we enjoy now.  As we lived here and raised our kids we got involved in the neighborhood. I’ve volunteered with Friends of Pure Park since 2005 when the city council voted to shut Pier Pool. Through community involvement and the support of Sam Adams we were able to reverse that. Both John and I love the neighborhood. It’s great seeing the growth and how much this neighborhood is changing.

Q: How did you get into website design?

Mary Ann: I got into website design through my work at Metro where I managed and marketed two websites, Carpool Match and then Drive Less Connect. I was able to bring the membership on Carpool Match from about 6000 users to 12000 registered users. When ODOT decided to put in a regional system that included Washington and Idaho I managed the transition and, actually, picked the name, Drive Less Connect. Later I had the opportunity to go back to school and study website design. I had always wanted to have my own business. My dad was self-employed all his live, and working for myself is part of my DNA. I went to PCC because they offer a Website Design and Development Certification, one of the few schools where that is available. One of the very first websites I designed was for Friends of Pier Park.

Friends of Pier Park Chair and Vice Chair, Matt Kuntz and Kelly Pergande, with Governor Brown, Mary Ann Aschenbrenner, and Commissioner Nick Fish at the April ceremony commemorating Grimm, a television show that filmed frequently at Pier Park.
Friends of Pier Park Chair and Vice Chair, Matt Kuntz and Kelly Pergande, with Governor Brown, Mary Ann Aschenbrenner, and Commissioner Nick Fish at the April ceremony commemorating Grimm, a television show that filmed frequently at Pier Park.

Q: What kind of web design agency is Waterlink Web?

Mary Ann: Thank you for asking that. I build primarily in WordPress because it is easier for my clients to manage and add content as their businesses grow. I work with a short list of subs that include a writer and former editor at The Oregonian, graphic designers, and a professional photographer.  I build customized websites that show our client’s values and mission. Our tagline, “connecting your customers with you,” describes how our websites include the keywords and technology necessary that help our sites appear in internet search results.  As Waterlink Web has grown clients have asked me to help with their website administration so I do website management now as well.

Q: Mary Ann, why is it important to support local businesses?

Mary Ann: When you buy from Amazon less than 1% of the money you spend goes back into the community, and that 1% is only if the delivery person lives locally. When you shop at a local merchant over 75% of the money you spend stays in the local economy. If you want to help your community thrive, shop local.  Plus, we are so lucky to have great stores right here in St John’s. One of my favorites is Salty Teacup, and we get most of my husband’s clothes at The Man’s Shop

Q: What do you like to do in St. Johns?

Mary Ann: I love the Farmer’s Market and that we are so close to Forest Park hiking. Pier Park is also beautiful for shorter walks. John and I like walking to the St. Johns Theatre, out to dinner, all the things you can do here without pulling the car out of the garage.

Doug Yuen, owner of Efficient WP, and Mary Ann Aschenbrenner, President of Waterlink Web, leading the June Portland WordPress MeetUp.
Doug Yuen, owner of Efficient WP, and Mary Ann Aschenbrenner, President of Waterlink Web, leading the June Portland WordPress MeetUp.

Q: What local tech groups are you a part of?

Mary Ann: I help run the WordPress MeetUp group in Portland. When I was getting started in web design I learned so much from that group. Then the organizers got a little burned out. This winter I reactivated it. We have about 60 folks show up every month at the downtown US Bancorp Tower.  Also, I am part of Women Who Code and will be on a panel for theACT-W Conference later this month. ACT-W stands for Advancing the Careers of Technical Women. Being part of a panel at a large conference is a first for me, but very exciting.

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Great North Interview

Jon, Georgia, and Matt

Q: Tell me about your business here in St. John’s

Matt:

We started The Great North in January 2016 in a whirlwind of luck, scrappiness, and years of coffee experience. Though we had the idea to open a coffee shop in the backs of our minds for quite some time, it really only came together through being in the right place at the right time and being crazy enough to go for it. The short version is that we saw a business closing, we reached out to the owners and 10 days later we had negotiated a new lease, purchased the previous businesses equipment, got our LLC set up, and our permits & licences in place.

Jon:

The Great North is a combination of many years of experience between both of us. We’ve worked together in a number of different capacities in coffee. Through running shops, training barista’s, and developing wholesale programs for coffee roasters, we’ve gotten to see all kinds of businesses that serve great coffee. It’s such a wonderful product and the people we get to interact with every day in the coffee business are incredible.  That’s what led us to take the chance to open the shop here.  Like Matt said, we saw the space was available and decided that St. John’s was a perfect fit for us..  We were familiar with the standard of quality that we really wanted to offer as well as a shop that welcomed everyone into the space.  It’s so easy and trendy in a city like Portland to have spaces that only welcomed certain kinds of people.  Our entire goal for this space is that everyone feels comfortable whether it’s a mom with her children, a senior citizen, college student or young couples moving into the neighborhood. We wanted a neighborhood shop for everyone in this area and for folks that are visiting St. John’s.  That being said our focus is very much on quality and hospitality. We take both of those things really seriously.  We’re constantly striving to work with our own staff to make this place a welcoming experience and providing a drink that leaves people walking away saying wow that was one of the best coffee drinks I’ve ever had.

Pastries and treats at The Great North.

Q: You guys are obviously community-oriented.  I like the feel of your shop.  Tell me what kind of thoughts you had when designing this space.

Jon:

When we took over the space we spent a long time just sitting in here and thinking.  We wanted to work with the parts of the space that are wonderful. The skylight provides a lot of natural light.  Combine that with the classic crown molding and woodwork and the shop has incredible soul.  So when we got the space our main objective was to  simplify everything down to focus on the light and airy feel of this space.  In Portland we have so many grey dreary days that it’s nice to walk into a place that’s uplifting rather than really dark and heavy. It’s interesting that you bring up design because we’re actually in the midst of a small remodel.  We’re planning where we’re going to upgrade some of our equipment and just continue to clean up some of the static pieces of this space that we’ve been wanting to do since the very beginning. As we grow and the community changes we’ll always consider it a work in progress.

Matt and Jon in action
Matt and Jon in action

Q: You guys are passionate about coffee.  Tell me a little bit about that passion and what coffee means to people.

Matt:

I came from a small town where we didn’t have coffee shops, but when I moved to Portland for college I got pulled into the industry by friends. It was through them that I really started getting excited about learning the ins and outs of what makes certain coffees more delicious than others. I remember fifteen or so years ago cupping Stumptown Coffee. It was full, and sweet. The difference in flavor was something I had never tasted before. It was then that I was sold and not too much longer I started working in that shop.  As I grew in my understanding of coffee I kept feeling drawn toward the cutting edge and who was pushing the boundaries of what it could be.  I love the conversations that happen naturally around it.

Jon:

My interests in coffee actually started before I started drinking coffee heavily in college out of necessity.  I became very interested in the actual business around coffee and the global nature of the industry.  The fact that every single people group seems to have some kind of coffee ritual with a culture around it.  It’s a really widely consumed product and it’s grown in the tropics,  not here in Portland so my curiosity started from that place and then moved into the culinary side.  Matt and I have spent a combined 25 years working in the coffee industry and specifically the specialty coffee industry. We’ve been on the cutting edge of what’s happening and who’s sourcing the best coffees.  Our focus on quality is huge to us.  There’s been an explosion in the popularity of specially coffee and coffee shops and we’ve been right there as a part of that growth.  We spent time at Stumptown Coffee Roasters together in its heyday.  We also spent time working together at Coava Coffee Roasters, where I still hold an active role, and we’ve managed and consulted with countless coffee shops.  We’ve also played roles in wholesale support where we’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of different coffee shops trying to help them make their coffee program successful.  We’ve been so fully immersed in coffee over the last ten plus years and in our own lives that it’s hard to draw a line where the passion starts and stops.  I think it’s safe to say that we’ve seen a lot of angles and different models in the industry and we’ve continually come back to the simplicity of genuine people with incredible coffee, which is why we use Coava Coffee Roasters.   We really take a lot of pride in the coffees that they send us to approve and it helps the farmers that they’re working with to bring those coffees to market.  We also have to spend a lot of time with our own staff making sure that those coffees are handled well once we get them.  Our aim is that whatever drink coming across the counter is going to taste delicious and it’s going to taste up to the full potential of what that coffee has to offer so it’s a labor of love in everything we do.  Specifically we want to make every single coffee taste great while always welcoming people into our space.

Jon Felix-Lund, Matt Brown, and Frank Marzetta, author.

Q: Why is it important to support local businesses?

Matt:

I think it’s important to support local businesses because they are the people that are going to be the most invested in improving and protecting a neighborhood. If we see trash out on the sidewalk we’ll be the ones to pick it up because this is our sidewalk and we want to help the community.  I think one of the greatest values of supporting local businesses is what can happen when they come together. Whether it’s to support a local school or starting a fund to help somebody in the neighborhood, people really can rally to do astounding things.  Just recently we had a family here in St Johns whose home caught fire and tons of businesses chipped into a fund to help them get back on their feet.Local business it’s just that, it’s all about the people who live there.

Jon:

Local business is one of the bedrocks of creating a vibrant community in my opinion, especially if you consider it in the context of St. Johns.  Some of the things that people value most is walkability and things to do close to their neighborhood. We have restaurants, concert halls, gorgeous parks, a farmer’s market, annual bizarre, and public pools.  It’s all kind of built upon the backs of local businesses that are there day in and day out.  They’re generally the ones that are supporting those events, either with money or resources or donations and everyone in the community benefits from it.  I think the wonderful power that everyone in a small community has is to being aware of the option they have to change their purchasing habits and know they can buy at local businesses rather than chain restaurants or online.   Everyone needs to make their own decisions, but we highly value the folks that make a conscious effort to support the businesses that are right in their neighborhoods because it really does stay in the neighborhood in a way that it doesn’t if you’re if you’re buying from a big box store.  There’s a lot that goes into running a small business that most people don’t ever see, but it’s rewarding and it’s rewarding mostly for those people that come in the door every single day.  You appreciate what they’re doing and you get to make a connection with them and that leads to a healthy, connected community.

Great menu featuring Coava coffee
Great menu featuring Coava coffee

Q: All three of us have lived in Portland for a very long time.  Why did you choose St. John’s and what do you like about our neighborhood.

Matt:

I love St. John’s because it feels like a small midwestern town. People know each other’s names.  They smile at one another and make eye contact.  They’re not just running off to the next thing to do.  Folks are friendly here and I like that familiarity.

Jon:

St. Johns has always been a unique place in the city and kind of unique place in my heart. There’s been this incredibly creative and strong willed unique culture that’s been birthed here. It’s just a lot of fun to be around.  Many of the folks that live in this area are quirky, passionate, fun and totally weird in the best kind of way.  We’re also close to some of the things that I love, like going to Forest Park or getting out to Sauvie Island.  Honestly, it’s a beautiful escape from the city life rat race. In St. John’s it kind of feels like a little oasis. The rest of the city has no idea how special it is up here.

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Stumptown Chiropractic has your back!

Wellness is a big part of our community.  When we feel better, we live better.   A great source to serve the wellness our community is Stumptown Chiropractic.

I was able to sit down recently with Dr. Melissa Bartoszewski, affectionately known as Dr. B, for a chat about her business.  Here’s an excerpt of our conversation.

Q: Tell me a little bit about your business.

A: I opened this practice in 2013 and love being in the St. Johns neighborhood.  I moved here from Texas where I previously had a practice.  I also practiced in North Carolina for a year before that. I have a general wellness practice, and specialize in NeuroKinetic Therapy.  I also work with athletes at some local gyms in the area.  I’m really here for St. Johns residents so they can walk into to my office and get the care that they need here in the neighborhood, without having to travel.   

Q: Why did you become a chiropractor?

A: I knew since 2nd grade that I wanted to be a doctor but, just wasn’t sure what type of doctor.   I was always fascinated with science and anatomy. In undergraduate school I was exploring different avenues like dental school, med school and PA school.  I really liked the idea of chiropractic helping people without the use of drugs or surgery.  I never liked taking medications growing up and decided to learn more about it.  I talked to some current student that were in chiropractic school and decided that it was the right place for me.   

Q: What kind of help do you give people with their backs?   

A: The main thing with chiropractic is that your back gets adjusted.  When you hear a pop sound, it is gas being released from the joints.  It’s not cracking bones like some people think.  That adjustment helps put motion back into the spine.   Old injuries, poor posture, desk jobs and repetitive motions can cause your spine to stop moving properly and get out of alignment. The adjustment puts that motion back into the spine.  The nerves, muscles and joints all work together, so if the joints are not moving properly they can irritate the nerves in the area and cause muscle spasms.  The goal is to put motion back into those joints and get people moving well again.  Chiropractic also helps with disc injuries (bulges, herniations), numbness/tingling, headaches, knee/elbow/ankle pain.  Chiropractors don’t just work on backs.

Stumptown Chiropractic treatment room
Stumptown Chiropractic treatment room

Q: What is NeuroKinetic Therapy?  

A: The brain will create dysfunctional movement patterns from old injuries.  Maybe it’s something you might have done as a kid or from past surgeries and scars.  NeuroKinetic Therapy helps find what muscles or movements aren’t working properly.  It finds the muscle or movement pattern that’s over working in your body.  You might think your back is always hurt, but maybe the problem is from something in your hip or due to sitting all day, and certain muscles getting turned “off”, so to speak.  Sometimes your glutes aren’t working so something else will pick up the slack and eventually you’ll have pain somewhere else.  The NeuroKinetic therapy technique helps to “reset” these patterns and actually correct them instead of just working on the area that hurts.  It helps to correct the dysfunction, allows your body to move properly and not have these issues come up time and time again.   

Q: What made you open your own business?

A: I worked for a practice, as an associate, right out of school and just saw many, many patients daily.  I got burnt out quickly.  I like the freedom of being able to practice how I want, set my own hours and do my own thing.  I moved to Texas for a few years and opened my own practice and then decided to come to Portland.  It’s the best of all the places I’ve lived in and to practice in.  Portland feels the most at home for me.  I feel welcome and comfortable here.  Oregon is a great state for chiropractors to practice in and the people here are familiar with chiropractic care.  They’ve usually been exposed to it at some point in their life, so they’re not skeptical of it.  I like being my own boss, which does have some challenges.  I don’t have any employees, and like that I can offer one-on-one care from scheduling to check out.  

Q: What makes your practice unique?  

A: I don’t have any staff at my office so I do all the billing, the treatment, the scheduling and I think you get a really nice one-on-one interaction experience being at my office.  I’m the one that greets you, treats you and checks up on you!  I don’t think you get that at a lot of chiropractic offices or clinics that have multiple providers and multiple staff members.  I like to have that intimate one-on-one experience. My sessions are usually 30 to 60 minutes, so it’s a great educational experience for patients. My patients can ask me as many questions as they want and not feel like they’re rushed or not getting the full experience that they were looking for.  I really get to know my patients and understand their health goals.

Q: What is the most gratifying part of your job?

A: Being able to have patients walk in with pain, crouched over or with a severe headache and then walking out feeling like a totally different person!  They were struggling when they walked in and afterwards can easily get up off the table without prescribing any drugs and they didn’t have surgery.  An adjustment to their spine can provide so much relief.  Some people have had pain for years; they’ve tried different medications, gone to numerous doctors and had no relief.   When they get adjusted and have instant relief, it’s just amazing to know I did that with my hands.  

Q: What advice would you give to someone wanting to open their own business?

A: It would be to ask everyone and anyone for advice and suggestions.  Everyone has their own personal experience and you can only learn from that.  Don’t afraid to go out on your own.  A lot of people are afraid to start their own thing because of money and some are concerned with lack of business experience.  You just have to remember you have the training to do it and that’s what you went to school for.  Have a business plan and marketing plan prepared.  Don’t be afraid to take the risk.  Know that you can be successful and it’s just up to you how much blood, sweat and tears you want to put into the production. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.  It will take persistence and a lot of dedication, but it can be done.

Q: Why is it important to support local businesses?

A: Supporting local businesses helps the community on many levels; everybody benefits from it.   Small businesses are people that are just trying to make a living by doing what they’re passionate about.  Another reason to support local businesses is to get a better experience.  You get that one-on-one experience with people; they recognize you and know you by name; you see them at different establishments, sometimes at their own businesses and bump into them on the weekends around the neighborhood.  You don’t get that experience at big box stores.  You feel like you’re a part of a close-knit family.  When you support local, most of that revenue stays in the actual neighborhood.  People support my business, and in turn, I am supporting the local coffee shops, restaurants, massage therapists, artists, etc.  We can all help one another.   

Q: What do you like most about living and working in St Johns?

A: I love being able to walk to work and home for lunch.  I like to run into patients I know around the neighborhood.  I’m a board member for the St. Johns Neighborhood Association and enjoy seeing my patients at the meetings.  I can see that they are passionate about improving and preserving the feel of St. Johns, just like I am.  I’m happy that they see that I’m involved in St. Johns.  Volunteering is an important aspect of my life and I took over organizing the annual leaf cleanup.  It’s awesome to help out the community with fellow neighbors! There are so many things I love about just being in this neighborhood.  Everyone’s so friendly and it just feels like a big family.  Also, being able to take my dog to work with me is a huge bonus.

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Pizza Nostra Keeps You Coming Back For More

St. Johns is getting lot’s of new restaurants to discover these days and a wonderful addition to our community is Pizza Nostra.  Located on the corner of Philadelphia and Lombard in the Marvel 29 building, it’s hard to miss when coming or going over the bridge.

It’s always great to find out what makes a business special and I was able to sit down recently with Abdul Ahoti, the owner of Pizza Nostra.  Here’s an excerpt of our conversation.

Abdul Alhoti in the Pizza Nostra kitchen
Abdul Alhoti in the Pizza Nostra kitchen.

Q: Tell me about Pizza Nostra.

A: We started Pizza Nostra in Northeast Portland in 2011, specifically the Beaumont area for its feel and that its family oriented.  There are a lot of family businesses there that provide jobs and that’s why I chose to be in my first location.  After five years, we decided to open another location and we had St Johns as the main destination.  Thankfully we got this great location by the beautiful St. Johns Bridge and we’re doing great here.

Q: What has your journey looked like?

A: I was working at a pizza shop in 2007, the same year I started going to Portland State.  I started entry-level, just doing dishes.  A few years after that I was a manager, then a general manager at a new location they opened.  I worked in that pizza place for five years until I found a great space in Northeast and decided to go on my own and open my own restaurant.

Q: What things did you encounter along the way?

A: I started the business in 2011.  That was my senior year in college, so of course it takes a lot of time to start a new business.  I was working 70 to 80 hours a week and took a lot of effort.  I worked with my fiancé at the time, my wife now, spending as much as we could financially and in time and effort.

Staff of Pizza Nostra St. Johns
Pizza Nostra staff in their kitchen

Q: How did you come up with your name?

A: I was just brainstorming, thinking “what’s name I’m going to start with”?  I wanted to do something that sounded Italian, but also told our story.  I was talking to my mother and she said “why don’t you call it “Our Pizza” and that’s what’s Pizza Nostra literally means!

Q: Why did you choose St. Johns?

A: Great question.  St. Johns has a local feeling and restaurants here are small and emerging.  It’s a familiar feeling I had when I started my first business.  There are quite a few cafes here too.  I’ve seen that St. Johns residents love the feel of their restaurants, so I wanted to be part of that.  I’ve also been hearing for years that St. Johns is an up-and-coming neighborhood in Portland, so that’s another reason why I wanted the opportunity be here.

Q: How did you design and create your interior space?

A: We like it and wish it was a little bit bigger, but we’re happy to have this space.  I wanted to keep the theme of the red and white colors with some stainless steel and add a little bit of wood.  I thought that’s good combination of color and kind of the identity of our pizza.

Abdul Alhoti making pizza
Abdul making pizza at Pizza Nostra

Q: What’s great on your menu?

A: We have a variety of items on our menu and wanted to include everyone.  We have traditional pizzas and vegan options as well.  We have thick crust, New York-style crust and a gluten free crust.  Also one of our specialties is a 26-inch Giant Pizza that barely fits through most doors but, that’s kind of a novelty thing that we just want people to remember us by.

Q: Any advice for a new entrepreneur?

A: I think number one is don’t be afraid to take chances.  I took a chance on myself by opening a new location and leaving a job in my senior year, but it’s paid off.  Work hard.  Never stop learning and surround yourself with a good crew and good people.  I think that’s the most important thing about any successful business.

Abdul Alhoti and Frank Marzetta
Adul Alhoti and Frank Marzetta, St. Johns Realtor and pizza afficionado

Q: Why do you think people support small, local businesses?

A: Well that’s what Portland is about and that’s what I love about Portland.  We love to support local businesses!  I like to see small businesses drive a local area and complement each other.  Look at the business next door to ours, Hoplandia.  We have a great relationship with them.  They don’t serve food and we don’t serve beer, but we have excellent relationship together.  I’m proud to be in a place that supports local businesses and where people can order a lot of different foods.

Q: Why do people like pizza so much?

A: I believe the pizza is fun!  Adults like it and children like it.  It’s an affordable meal a family of four can have.  When you order a pizza, everyone shares together!  People love pizza and if it’s good quality and delivered to their door, then they’ll probably love it even more.

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Events

The Sixth Annual St Johns Winter Beer Fest

St Johns Beer Fest mug with Santa hatCome join us for The Sixth Annual St Johns Winter Beer Fest December 9th – 11th .  This year will feature 20 winter beers, ciders, and meads in the former Central Hotel location (8608 N Lombard) at the Plaza in St Johns!   3 oz. pours are $1 and Glasses are $10.

Joining us this year are Right Bayou Cajun, Ash Woodfired Pizza, and a special delivery menu from Dub’s.  All are welcome to bring in outside food too. Our partners this year are Liberty Capital Investments, Urban Living Property Management, Nouveau Realty Group, and Oregonians Credit Union!St Johns Beer Fest glasses

 

We are very proud to say a  portion of the proceeds go to the St Johns Center for Opportunity!  I hope everyone comes out to see all the amazing things going on in this neighborhood within the city.

Friday, 12/9 Noon – Midnight
Saturday 12/10 Noon to Midnight
Sunday 12/11 Noon- 6pm