This weekend

Generally we look at weekend events in this listing, and use the Facebook page for weekday events. But this event Wednesday sounds too cool not to share.

On Wednesday, 11/14: The Numbers: Screening and Community Discussion:

“The Numbers is a 2017 documentary by Sika Stanton and Donovan Smith where young people living in East Portland speak on their hopes and concerns for their community.  After the screening there will be a Q&A and community discussion on people-powered neighborhood identity! With a live performance with Manny Lopez!”

Canton Grill, 2610 SE 82nd Ave * 6 pm – 9 pm * free 

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Here’s pre-leasing information on Orchards at Division and 82nd if you know someone looking for affordable housing in East Portland.

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A recent story from KOIN details neighbors’ concerns about the Westrock Recycling Plant.

FRIDAY

” … you can make a ticket reservation for David Douglas High Schools Production of Thoroughly Modern Millie!!! Go To the following link for more information about the show: Go here.

“‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce.”

David Douglas High School, Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 SE 130th Ave * various times, through Nov 18th 

SATURDAY

Native American jewelry class:

“In this class we will be using traditional items such as bone beads and leather to create various jewelry. Students will have the opportunity to make a beaded necklace, a choker necklace or, for the older students, beaded earrings.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 3:30 pm 

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Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates that provide free pest control. You will discover ways to attract and sustain these friendly beneficial insects that help your garden thrive.
Register online here.”
4312 SE Stark St * 9 am – 11:30 am
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House of Dreams (free roam, no kill cat shelter) popular, colorful bazaar features handmade gifts for people and pets, many using recycled content and vegan materials. There is a silent auction, raffle, Second Time Around gently-used holiday décor, door prizes, baked goods – vegan too. Silent auction closes at 2p and raffle closes at 3p. We accept donations of quality, hand-crafted items and all bazaar proceeds go directly to the care of the cats at House of Dreams – an all-volunteer non-profit organization.”
Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St * 10 am – 4 pm 

SUNDAY

Zenger Farm community cooking workshop w/ Chef Roxanna:

“Please join us and Community Chef Roxanna in cooking a community meal together, asRoxanna leads us in cooking the traditional foods of El Salvador!  We will be making stuffed El Salvadoran corn cakes or Pupusas, curtido (a cabbage salad), and salsas. Vegan/veggie options available. Please register here.”

Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Rd * 4 pm – 6:30 pm * $5 – $15  sliding scale

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Punk Rock Sundays at Misdemeanor Meadows! This week, hosted by Bastard Salt.

Misdemeanor Meadows, 6920 SE 52nd Ave * 7 pm – 10 pm 

 

 

This weekend

Ballots are due for this election on Nov 4. It’s too late to mail your ballot, but you can drop it off at any of the locations listed here.

If you’ve lost your ballot, you can still get a replacement ballot at Multnomah County Elections Building (1040 SE Morrison St) and vote— even on Tuesday.

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At the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association meeting this week, there was a presentation from organization Enough is Enough PDX, Q&A session with Leah Fisher from Southeast Uplift, and  a discussion on the NA’s work plan and action stream.

In early September, supporter of the campaign Angela Todd spoke about their concerns on Lars Larson Show.

FRIDAY

Tonight! From 3 pm – 7 pm, The Dime Store (82nd & Holgate) is hosting a pizza block party for the customers and the Lents community. They’re new to the neighborhood and want to do what they can to get involved.

There will be four vendors from cannabis retailers, a live DJ, and $1 joints. Come say hello!

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Karaoke four nights a week at the Eagle Eye Tavern.

5836 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm – close 

SATURDAY

Autumn Fungi at Leach Botanical Garden (event):

“Explore these amazing beings with instructor Gradey Proctor. You’ll learn some basic mushroom anatomy, and a few of the major genera in our region. Then stroll through the Garden to see what’s up and fruiting, evidence of the vast interconnections beneath our feet. Come away with some useful identification tips, harvesting and cooking advice, and much more.”

 

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 5 pm * $25  

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“Meet at 9am to volunteer and pick up litter on 122nd Ave from Division to Stark. Supplies and refreshments will be provided! Register at: www.solveoregon.org

Drop off donations anytime from 9am – 12pm. New or used: coats, scarves, hats, gloves, socks. New only: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, and other personal hygiene items.”

Plaza 122, 1515 SE 122nd Ave * 9 am

SUNDAY

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Lents International Farmers Market:

“Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.”

The market is held every Sunday until Nov 18th.

SE 92nd and Reedway between Foster and Harold * 9 am – 2 pm 

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Edible Plants

Edible Native American Plants (event):

“Take this opportunity to  learn about traditional Native American food plants like huckleberry, cedar, sweetgrass and other plants used for basketry and medicine.

This presentation is delivered by Stephanie Craig, Santiam and Yoncalla Kalapuya tribal member.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 4 pm 

 

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Oregon Sinfonietta

“The 46th season of the Oregon Sinfonietta offers the following opportunities to experience the orchestra’s lively performances with outstanding soloists under the baton of Dr. Donald L. Appert. The concerts are free and open to the public…”

Sunday performance is “Symphony No. 4 in G Major”.

Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market St * 3 pm

 

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One of the most rewarding elements of Village Portland has been helping neighbors tell their stories. We all have a vision and the tools to tell them, and it’s been great encouraging neighbors and offering them a platform to tell their stories and their neighbors’ stories.

Less than two months ago, I decided to broaden the call to service. I already knew that Portlanders had a lot of love for their neighborhoods, and I was pleased to learn that people outside my circle of neighborhood advocates also had the interest in writing about them. We have a great new group of contributors working on stories, and one of the first published is from the new batch of contributors is by Lisa Kendall about Mt. Tabor Park.

Also this month, I gave a guest lecture at Portland State University about neighborhoods and neighborhood journalism. The educational component has always been an important part of Village Portland, and excited about expanding on the work with PSU, and a collaboration with local grade schools in the works.

Again, if anybody reading has a story to tell or know someone who has an interest in writing or advocacy, we’d love to help you tell it. Thanks for reading and enjoy your weekend!

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If you missed it, the East Portland Arts & Literary Festival was a great success for APANO. They said they had about 500 people attend over two days. I made it to the first night and took a bit of video of Joe Kye singing about finding connection.

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On Thursday, Nov 1st, from 7 pm – 9 pm Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association has their monthly board meeting. 

Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave

FRIDAY

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Karaoke at the Eagle Eye Tavern!

5836 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm – close 

SATURDAY

“Join the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association for our annual Spooktacular and Trunk-or-Treat on October 27th, 3 pm -5 pm!  This FREE family-friendly outdoor event is open to everyone!  Children and their accompanying adults are encouraged to dress up and trick-or-treat at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center parking lot (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Bring gently used costumes and dress-up pieces for our free costume exchange. We will be gathering non-food items for the Lane Middle School Food Pantry.  See the list below [at the link] and donate if you can!” 

For more information, go here.

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Jack o Lantern Jar

Jack-O-Lantern Jars:

“Create your own unique Jack-O-Lantern Jar in this 1 hour workshop with Puppetkabob. Collage orange tissue paper to transform a glass jar into a hollowed-out pumpkin. Design spooky, eerie or even haunting facial features to finish the look. Add a flameless tea light for glowing effect ~ then have a bright & Happy Halloween!

Registration required.”

Holgate Library * 2 pm – 3 pm 

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“Learn to go beyond snapshots with Storytelling Photography. We’ll explore Leach Botanical Garden (event) with fresh eyes and capture perspectives that elevate your images. Ideal for beginner and intermediate photographers, and for cameras or phones.

As a commercial art director and photographer, Eric Evans has spent 25 years creating compelling imagery for clients such as Target, Best Friends Animal Society, Aventura Clothing, Quip Magazine, and Ruby Receptionists (to name a few). He is the co-owner of House of Valentine, a boutique marketing and design agency. He lives and works here in Portland, Oregon.”

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 10:30 am – noon * $35 general / $25 Leach Garden Friend

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The Blue Room Bar, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm – ???

SUNDAY

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Lents International Farmers Market:

“Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.”

The market is held every Sunday until Nov 18th.

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Making Calaveritas de Azúcar / Sugar Skulls:

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“In this hands-on workshop, students will learn about the Day of the Dead celebration and its traditions. Participants will paint their own edible sugar skull and dedicate it to an ancestor or loved one. Why sugar? Throughout Mexico, Day of the Dead is a celebration of joyful remembrance, and the sweetness of sugar reminds us of joy. Nuestro Canto will also explain the special place that sugar skulls have in honoring our ancestors.

This event is part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 4 pm

 

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“All the fun and none of the cleanup! Come hang out with us at Zoiglhaus (FB event) and we’ll set you up with a pumpkin, a carving kit, and two pints of beer to sip on while you make your creation! Hosted in our private event space where you’ll have room to craft your most extravagant jack-o-lantern!”

Zoiglhaus Brewing Company, 5716 SE 92nd Ave * 6 pm – 8 pm 

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Perfect Monster & Witch’s Castle Halloween Rock Show:

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Misdemeanor Meadows, 6920 SE 52nd Ave * 7 pm – 10 pm

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This month’s Lents Neighborhood Association meeting might be interesting to some Brentwood-Darlington residents:

There’ll be a discussion on the possibility of People’s Co-op expanding into Lents, and:
“State of schools in Lents, with guests Special guests: State Representative Jeff Reardon; Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board Member Michael Rosen; and David Douglas School District Chair Frieda Christopher.”
Lents Community Center 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd * 7 pm – 9 pm 

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2nd Annual East Portland Arts & Literary Festival:

“Through main stage performances, interactive workshops, an epic book & craft fair, kid-friendly activities, and more, EPALF will explore themes of healing, health, and wellness in alignment with this year’s MicCheck!

Suggested donation is $5, and no one will be turned away from lack of funds.”

PCC Southeast Fri: 6 pm – 9 pm; Sat: 10 am – 9:30 pm

SATURDAY

Wetland Restoration Planting at Powell Butte (event):

“Help us do an infill planting at a very special wetland corner of Powell Butte!”

SE Ellis St and SE 145th Ave * 9 am – noon

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Restoration Work Party with Friends of Errol Heights (event):

“Litter pick up, invasive species removal, and site prep!

No experience necessary! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, warm clothes and a sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.”

Learn more about the plans for the park and results of the survey here.

SE 52nd & SE Tenino Dr * 9 am – noon

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“Come join us as we care for the Malden Court Community Orchard (event) together with neighbors! The orchard needs our love! Coffee, tools, gloves, and snacks always provided. See you there?”

Malden Court Community Orchard, 7677 SE 87th Ave * 9 am – noon 

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SUNDAY

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Lents International Farmers Market:

“Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.”

The market is held every Sunday until Nov 18th.

SE 92nd and Reedway between Foster and Harold * 9 am – 2 pm 

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Community Cooking Workshop:

“We will be cooking a meal together led by one of our Community Chefs, and then having our meal together. This is a space for sharing food and knowledge with one another at a common table.

All ages welcome, childcare will be provided to support your participation.  Language interpretation provided for Spanish speakers.

Please let us know of your dietary restrictions and needs. Vegan/vegetarian options available.We encourage everyone to bring containers to take leftovers home with you!

Suggested cost $5 – $15, no one ever turned away for lack of funds.

Community Cooking Workshop, Zenger Farm Urban Grange, 11741 SE Foster Road * 4 pm – 6:30 pm

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Until Oct 17th, you can offer comment (here) on a new permit for WestRock Recycling (6328 SE 100th Ave):

“WestRock Recycling submitted an application to Metro for a solid waste facility license to receive and sort materials such as paper, plastic and metal for recycling markets. This site has operated as a recycling facility under various ownership since at least 1993, and WestRock Recycling has operated this site since 2015.”

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Around the World in 82 Dishes (FB event):

“Get a passport at any participating restaurant during the promotion, collect stickers as you sample, and return your passport at any of your stops by October 21. Returned passports will be used for a raffle – winners get a gift card to the participating restaurant of their choice.”

See the participating businesses at the FB link.

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This week, the Portland Mercury took a look at why homeless folk may not want to go to a shelter.

FRIDAY

Sloughper Friday:

It’s a celebration to mark the completion of infrastructure upgrades in the Park Rose neighborhood. Sign up to volunteer for the cleanup here.  Neighbors will meet at River City Environmental, and the cleanup will take place around canoe launch at NE 11 Ave and Marx Street.

River City Environmental, 5410 109th Ave * 10 am – 2 pm 

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“Edge of Eether @ at Cartlandia.”

The Blue Room Bar, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 7 pm * free

SATURDAY

We told you about it a few weeks ago, so if you didn’t register then, we’re sorry to report: the yard tree give away has filled up!

Parkland Park, SE 155th Ave & Main St * 9 am – 1 pm 

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There’s two really cool events happening at the library:

Los Boricuas

From 2 pm – 4 pm:

“Come hear Los Boricuas, musicians performing Puertorican, Cuban, Brazil bossanova, Dominican Republic merengue, and bachata.”

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from noon to 1:30 pm:

Explore Recipes

“We will be showing you a variety of digital cooking resources that you can use at home. Bring your own ideas to share!”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd

SUNDAY

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Lents International Farmers Market:

“Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.”

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Zero Waste Conference

“Learn How to Apply the 5Rs of Zero Waste both at Home and at Work.”

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St * 2 pm – 6 pm

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There was a Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association this week. We were there to film the meeting and will have it up and ready to watch soon!

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It seems we’re having the same conversations and conflicts over how to deal with homelessness across the city. And nowhere is that conflict more clear than in Montavilla.

Even if you disagree with someone’s stance, I think it’s worth respecting the fact that they’re taking the time to get involved. I hope we can keep the conversation going and find some solutions.

A group of neighbors are calling for a more compassionate response to homelessness in Portland. The Oregonian covered the story here, and the direct link to their list of suggestions is here.

The Oregonian article also explores the conflicting approaches to homelessness Portland neighbors are requesting. The Brentwood-Darlington Community Watch is considering endorsing the Enough Is Enough campaign on their Facebook page.

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Portland Police Bureau‘s Sgt. Randy Teig is leaving his position on the Neighborhood Response Team, leading some neighborhood advocates to be concerned about the future of the livability initiatives he’s been spearheading in East Portland neighborhoods.

FRIDAY

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Welcome The Dime Store to Lents by attending their block party!
“There will be a DJ, free cookout food, carnival games, and several vendor booths. Great prizes, smokin deals, and Friday is dollar joint day!” 
The Dime Store, 8218 SE Holgate St * 4:20 pm – 7 pm
 

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“First Friday is here again! The subject of this months First Friday Newsletter is Exuviae, or the shell an insect leaves behind as it grows. Just as the vibrant colors of fall mark the cyclical progression of the seasons, so too do our own personal transformations contain beauty despite the difficulties of change. Festivals

A collaboration between First Friday PDX and the East Creative Collective, the First Friday Street Exhibition is a free event that takes place on the First Friday of every month from May to October. Featuring the work of local artists and vendors, the street exhibition provides visitors and patrons access to the independent Portland artists of the South East Industrial Arts District, as well as live music, and dance.”

First Friday Art Walk, along SE Madison St, between 2nd and 3rd Ave * 6 pm – 9 pm

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DC National Cyber Security Awareness Event:

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Look for our Downtown Center event.

Play a game and win a prize. Find out whether your online identity is as safe as you think; Get information on how to protect your identity online and learn how to protect your mobile devices from viruses. Stop by and get to know your Information Security team.”

Event Contact Info: tracy.walstead@pcc.edu

Downtown Center, Rose Room, 722 SW 2nd Ave * 1 pm – 3 pm

SATURDAY

67th Annual Portland Greek Festival:

“After six decades, The Greek Festival has become one of the largest festivals of its kind, sharing our Greek Orthodox faith and rich culture with over 15,000 guests annually. The festival is an iconic event in the Portland Metropolitan area and has been designated as an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the Oregon Heritage Commission. Each year a portion of proceeds from the festival go toward worthy philanthropic endeavors in the greater Portland community.”

There will be a RAFFLE too, click here to participate and you might win a trip to Greece or other prizes.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St * 10 am – 10 pm

SUNDAY

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Lents International Farmers Market:

“Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.”

SE 92nd and Reedway between Foster and Harold * 9 am – 2 pm