We Agree: A Crisis in Common.

Join us Wednesday June 29th at 7.pm, for a talk to accompany the work currently up at the Mississippi shop.
The two prints are from Portland members of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative Roger Peet, Alec “Icky” Dunn, and Pete Yahnke and the Taring Padi cooperative from Indonesia in response to the impact of Liquified Natural Gas on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. We will be joined by Amy Harwood of BARK and Olivia Schmidt of Columbia River Keeper.

More information about the project can be found here, http://crisis-in-common.blogspot.com/.

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New work from Jacob Perkins at FP3

We’ve been so lucky to have two different bodies of work from Jacob Perkins showing at FP3.  If you missed his paintings, you can see them here. For the month of June, we have some of his works on paper.

Jacob has a BFA from the University of Washington. He has shown in Bellingham,
Portland, and Seattle.

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Rock & Roll Pancake Breakfast Benefit, this weekend!

On Sunday, May 22, 2011, musicians Stephen Malkmus(of the band Pavement) and Rebecca Gates(of the Spinanes)will each perform sets at the Rock & Roll Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Dara Greenwald. The event will take place at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center at 8371 N. Interstate Avenue. A pancake breakfast will be served beginning at 11:00am until 2:00pm, with musical performances beginning at noon. The cost of admission is a sliding scale fee of $8 – $100, with pancakes, coffee, and juice available for an additional $1 per item.
Dara Greenwald is an artist/activist based in New York City. Her internationally recognized videos, performances, writing, and curatorial projects critique capitalism and promote progressive social change. Greenwald visited Portland in February 2010, when the Pacific Northwest College of Art exhibited Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, a broad survey of posters and other ephemera from international social movements co-curated by Greenwald and Josh MacPhee.

In July 2010, Greenwald was diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. While her health insurance covers part of the cost of her medical bills, she still needs to pay tens of thousands of dollars for her care. Artists, colleagues, and friends across the USA have been hosting fundraising events for Dara. Portland is the first city to host a Rock & Roll Pancake Breakfast Benefit. For more information on Dara and her work, see http://daragreenwald.com/ and http://healdarag.org/ .

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Success! Thank you!!! But there’s still more to do.

The Mercy Corps benefit organized by Zeb Andrews raised close to $1600 tonight. Thank you to everyone who donated art work, purchased pieces, participated and helped make this event a success! And thank you Zeb for making it all happen.
If you missed the First Thursday sale, there is still an opportunity to purchase photos and help the cause. Stop by FP3 at 724 SW Washington on Friday May 6 (until 5pm) or Saturday May 7 (until 3pm). You can purchase work right off the wall, pay cash or go to the Mercy Corps page and use a credit or debit card.

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First Thursday at FP3!!!

We are hosting our first ever First Thursday event at the downtown Fresh Pot on May 5. Zeb Andrews who works at Blue Moon Camera approached us about holding a one night only photography sale to help with relief efforts in Japan. All proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps. Come by early to check out all of the awesome work, then come back between 6-9 to purchase. The work is priced between$20-80, all from local photographers. Come down to 724 SW Washington, it’s going to be great!

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new work at hawthorne

The Hawthorne shop has a new show by local artist Tom De Blasis. The photos document the disappearing commerce and industry of urban Pittsburg. It’s a beautiful visual story of the changing climate of our nations working class.

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Jogging Through the Black Woods

Daniel Long’s work will be up for one more week at our Mississippi shop. Come and take it all in over a cappuccino and a brioche.

detail from Use Me I Beg You

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New Trish Grantham Sandwich Board!

We have been very lucky to have our sandwich boards made by Trish Grantham for many years now.  We have quite a collection in the sign graveyard.  Vin dropped by a new one today at Hawthorne.  This is possibly my favorite yet.

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March Madness Challenge! Fresh Pot Brackopolypse!

It’s time for our annual Fresh Pot March Madness Bracket Challenge, otherwise known as Brackopolypse!  If you’re interested in participating go here and sign up.  The password is VINCI.

We follow simple rules: fill out your picks for the winner of each game; the person with the most correct predictions wins.  There is an entry fee of $10 which is collected at the Mississippi cafe.

Brackopolypse Now!


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We Have Taken The South!

With the addition of the third Fresh Pot cafe–herein referred to as FP3–we have now have full representation in both southern quadrants of the city.  FP1, also known as Hawthorne, took hold of the southeastern quadrant nearly 14 years ago.  From there the Fresh Pot made inroads into North Portland–the horn of NE Portland’s head–and established FP2, or Mississippi in 2002.  It took almost 15 years to take the south, so it might take another 15 to get the northern quadrants.

In the meantime, we’re downtown!  Come say hello and help us plot world domination!

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