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Local store to hold special shopping day in support of Sunday Parkways

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 26th, 2012 at 10:19 am

A locally owned business in Northeast Portland is doing its part to support Sunday Parkways.

As we all know, despite being one of our city's most cherished traditions, Sunday Parkways is in need of funding help. City Council has made it clear that they do not have the appetite to fund it to the extent they have in the past, and so far, individual and corporate donations still don't add up to the $500,000 or so that the Bureau of Transportation needs to hold five events this season.

Given this situation, local parenting and children's store Milagro's Boutique (5433 NE 30th) will donate 25 percent of all sales on May 2nd to Sunday Parkways.

Sunday Parkways Northeast 2011-31-40
This is how many families roll
in northeast Portland.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Milagro's is owned by Concordia neighborhood residents Jennifer and Tony Fuentes. "Even though we aren't a bike business," Jennifer says, "Sunday Parkways reflects our values as a business and as a family." The Fuentes' add that they believe more businesses should, "embrace their role as members of the community they serve."

I agree! It would be great to see a huge turnout of biking families at Milagro's on May 2nd. In the past, I've noticed that the northeast Portland Sunday Parkways (coming May 13th!) is absolutely brimming with families on bikes and with the event falling on Mother's Day I can't imagine a better way to enjoy the day.

I wonder if other local businesses might be willing to step up with similar promotions? (Hint, hint)

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  • justin April 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Hopefully many follow suit. The businesses that support this will no doubt receive support back from us riders.

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  • Thanks for the donation to Sunday Parkways Milagros!

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  • Paul Hanrahan April 26, 2012 at 11:58 am

    And if you are not planning to buy anything from Milagros but still think Sunday Parkways is a great benfit, please go to the Sunday parkways website and donate and/or volunteer.
    Thanks
    http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=46103

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  • Janis April 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Milagros has been a great Sunday Parkways supporter from the beginning. Thank you!

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    • Tony Fuentes April 27, 2012 at 1:32 am

      Our pleasure! Please spread the word, we have plenty of bike parking at Milagros (two bike corrals on the corner + plenty of staples).

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  • Tony Fuentes April 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks again to bikeportland.org for spreading the word on this event. We are sweetening the deal for folks to bike in and shop at Milagros to support Sunday Parkways this Wednesday.

    The first 50 people who come to Milagros by bike and make a purchase to support Sunday Parkways gets a free cupcake from Robots Love Cupcakes on us!

    Hope to see you at Milagros on Wednesday!

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