Buffalo Gardens and its lush space packed with garden pleasures was a mainstay on NE Alberta Street for over eight years. Last August, after seven of those eight at the NE 30th Avenue block, Sandra Galli packed up her plants, pots, and pets, and headed west to the corner of NE 23rd Avenue. “Progress slapped me in the face,” she recently quipped. The property owner needed to make some major improvements to the lot, which now houses Vita Café and Portland Fret Works (Fret Works was always a lot neighbor; they just moved upstairs in the new building, with Vita occupying the fab new space downstairs), and Galli knew for years that moving day would arrive.
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