Webster’s: ability to be active: "the physical or mental strength that
allows you to do things: natural enthusiasm and effort, usable power that comes
from heat, electricity, etc.
PORTAL: a large door, a site serving as a guide or point of
entry to the World Wide Web and usually including a search engine or a
collection of links to other sites arranged especially by topic, a
communicating part or area of an organism".
morning at a meeting of the Mainstreet vision committee, we were wondering and
brainstorming of how to describe our City of Oceanside. Many words and phrases were tossed
about, and several came together for me like a thunderclap. Energy and Portal.
That’s it Energy Portal…it’s what makes you catch your breath when walking down
the sidewalk on Pacific Ave. It’s what sends vibrations of joyful intensity
when you pass the young people on Coast
Highway. It’s what sends shivers down your spine
when you walk the Oceanside Pier and realize that you are on the Edge. Energy
Portal captures what we are, who we are, and what we are doing. It captures the
new revitalization of our Downtown with “beach Industrial” businesses such as
the new craft beer and wine venues. This is a growth industry ideally suited to
our local beach scene and will continue to flourish.
we are; an amazing amalgamation of ethnic, economic, educational, age groups,
all of who are going through this portal of purpose each and every day. What we
are, the doers, who have seen our own
visions of what is possible in this City of Opportunity come to fruition,
Artists Alley, and The Oceanside Museum of Art. We are doing amazing things.
Bringing new businesses into the City, creating new venues for the most sought
after element in what draws us together, The Arts. Working together to help our
Community’s citizens to be aware and collaborate to bring new solutions to our
Environmental challenges. Oceanside
leads the way in making our City a leader in sustainable goals.
are now bringing a new element of energy
which knows no constraints, The Arts. The infusion into our Downtown of this
driving economic element is becoming a force to be reckoned with. With the
opening of the FirstMuseum ever for the art
genre of murals, The Art Miles .a project of the Muramid Museum will bring new
energies into our region. International players in the Arts focusing on Peace
will be a catalyst for change, bringing many new visitors in Artists Alley
which will in turn have a ripple effect on the whole of Downtown.
ENERGY PORTAL: Our daily gift of being, living, and working here
in this electric energizing wave of the future in tune with our neighbor to the
west, The Pacific Ocean, which brings us her gifts from sea. Clean air, waves
to conquer, food to eat, and most of all the soft sweet vibrant sounds of the
endless waves…through this portal everyday, we are endowed with energy.