Tram Awards, The Lighter Notes, April 25th, "It's a Beautiful Pizza"
Okay, here’s the plan: The tram vote in the city council is April 26th so the Portland Freelancer is putting on the Tram Awards, the night before. The location is perfect: Remember the man who was initially charged $36,000 by the city to move his pizza parlor across Belmont? His name is Carl and the Tram Awards will be held in “It’s a Beautiful Pizza” from 6 to 8 on the night of the 25th. The logo will be a tram gondola car in the shape of a lemon. The Lighter Notes will provide music, and the awards will go to those bloggers and comment makers who have contributed to this debate over the last many months. You know the names, but they do not have to be there to win. The media will be invited to attend, and I’ll write some sound bites if they want to go live. As usual, this could fall apart if the council cuts a deal prior to the 25th or changes the date of the vote, so check back here for the final green light as the date approaches.
This is the antithesis of a city project. It won’t cost you to get in, and if you want a beer or pizza, pay as you go. I make no guesstimates as to how big a success it will be. I don’t claim that it will be a vital linchpin for the Belmont community. My only guarantee is that – if it does happen – it will be more entertaining than the tram town hall meeting at Portland State. That part is for sure.