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LBR Gives | Maplewood Elemetary Foundation

LBR Gives | Maplewood Elemetary Foundation

Little Bay Root believes in giving back to our local community.  Nieka, Brenden and Michael (Little Bay Root Staff) were all born and raised in Oregon and educated in Oregon Public Schools.

Recently Little Bay Root donated hats to the Maplewood Foundation for their upcoming 8th annual Auction on April 27, 2019.  Maplewood Foundation is a parent-led, non-profit fundraising group benefiting Maplewood Elementary. It is a part of All Hands Raised (Portland Public Schools Foundation).

Money raised by the Maplewood Foundation is used to provide “enrichment teachers” and educational support staff at Maplewood Elementary. Historically, funds have been used to fund Librarians, Technology Education, Physical Education, Educational Assistants and Music. A portion of the funds raised is added to PPS’s Equity Fund, which provides grants to schools that meet PPS criteria for funding.

Find out how you can help! @ maplewoodfoundation@gmail.com.

LBR Warehouse sale Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

LBR Warehouse sale Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

 

Come join LBR at our first warehouse sale!

Come join LBR at our first warehouse sale! Enjoy deep discounted warehouse pricing on overstocked items just in time for holiday gift-giving.

It's been ten years of designing, collecting and producing Northwest-themed goods and apparel. We've accumulated a lot of odds and ends. Maybe a tee wasn't quite as of as soft we wanted, so we set them aside. Or a hat had a little wrinkle and we set that aside. Products we overbought, updated, or has a small blemish.

Come take advantage of our lack of space to hold all this stuff! Plus, you know we're super nice and we'll prolly have a ton of give- aways...maybe beer. I'll check into that...

We're just a few blocks north of the Nike Outlet, in the Heritage Building. There is parking lot in the back of the building. LBR is located the basement of the Heritage building. Come on down!

November 30 & December 1
10am - 4pm
3934 NE ML King Blvd., Portland, OR.

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LBR Gives | Oregon Tradeswomen

LBR Gives | Oregon Tradeswomen

We get to see Oregon Tradeswomen and the great work they do because we work in the same building! Thank you, Oregon Tradeswomen, for promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.

Oregon Tradeswomen was founded in 1989 on the principles that women deserve and can attain economic self-sufficiency by pursuing careers in the construction, manufacturing, mechanical, and utility trades while helping and encouraging the trades industry to build a diverse workforce.

Twenty-nine years strong, Oregon Tradeswomen offers innovative trades-based training programs, trades awareness activities and technical assistance to organizations seeking to be inclusive of women in their trade occupations. They offer professional and leadership development for tradeswomen, promote the skilled trades as a highly desirable career path for women and girls, and have earned the respect and support of trades industry employers. Respect, excellence, equity, community, and empowerment are the values reflected in all their programs and services.

Little Bay Root is proud to support their work. For a recent fundraiser auction, LBR donated LBR apparel and a few of Brian's metal sculptures (seen below). Glad you were all able to make something of it! 

Other organizations we support.

 

The 2018 Oregon Bigfoot Festival

The 2018 Oregon Bigfoot Festival

It's this weekend, and if it's anything as big as last year, it'll be HUGE! We had so much fun seeing "our people", lol! Hope to see you all again this year. Our booth will have pint glasses, shot glasses, keychains, stickers, magnets, hats, and of course...all of our Bigfoot shirts, some for just $10!

The second annual Oregon Bigfoot Festival will be held Saturday, August 18th 2018 at beautiful Glenn Otto Park in the wonderful city of Troutdale, Oregon. The festival hours are 10am-6pm. There is a $5 suggested donation admission for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.

Dougan Falls day trip

Dougan Falls day trip

With the heat we’ve been experiencing in the northwest the last couple of weeks, people are going to great lengths to keep cool. We’re one of the many northwesterners without air conditioning, so off we go to find some relief.

A friend of mine suggested the Washougal River up in Washington has some great roadside turnouts where you can enjoy your own semi-private riverfront site. 

So I pull up maps on my phone and follow the riverside road all the way up the Washougal river to Dougan Falls ....... our cooling station destination. It says it’s about an hour from our NE Portland home. Perfect! Should be less crowded, right?! Notice the 96 degrees in the corner. 96 ☀️ 

Follow the route that says “55 minutes”, this one follows the river, where you can browse turnouts on the way up to the Falls.  Unfortunately, we took the “53 minute” route, and while we had a nice view of the Columbia for part of the way, that way missed almost all of the Washougal river. Shortly after passing a quite impressively sized park across from the Washougal River Road Hatchery facility where we could see people playing in the river, we arrived at the Falls.

It was a surprise to find so many cars and people in this area.  It's a local hangout for sure. And when the heat is on, Northwesterners' hit the water! So we weren't alone at all, and because Siri took us over the Rockies to get there, we were almost out of gas.  We noticed everyone had their Washington Discover Pass on their windshields which we also had not planned for.  So, in order to alleviate the anxiety of running out of gas on a back country road and an expensive $100 fine for parking without a Discover Pass, we headed back down to Washougal to grab a pass at a Chevron and returned back up the river route to explore the many quieter roadside turnouts.  We decided to leave the Falls for another less crowded day.

A great day, after all. We did find our semi-private property in a turnout around milepost 5. Our four footed friend, Rogen swam with us, and there were few people around. I'm pretty sure, with a little bit of planning, even on a hot day like today, you can still find a bit of shade, a cool place to dip your toes and peaceful solace if your willing to explore or trust Siri.