This weekend

In the Portland Tribune, Montavilla Initiative and East Portland neighborhood activists launched a new campaign called “Enough is Enough”, calling on the City to pay better attention to homeless camps and the impact they have on neighborhoods.

It’s clear that many aren’t satisfied with the current state of law enforcement and homelessness support, but what about solutions? It’s been a year since Right 2 Dream Too has moved into their new location.

Earlier this month, OPB interviewed representatives from the neighborhood and the 100-bed rest camp who have worked together to make it a success for all involved.

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On a related topic, the new syringe disposal boxes have been installed near the Fire Department location.

FRIDAY

Community Cooking Workshp w/ Chef Paula Hernandez:

“At this workshop Community Chef Paula will be leading us in a cooking workshop featuring cultural dishes from her home in Oaxaca, Mexico. Menu to be updated! Family-friendly and childcare will be provided.  Language interpretation provided for Spanish speakers.

Pay-what-you-can with a suggestion of $5 – $15 per group. No one ever turned away due to lack of funds.”

To reserve your place contact: Thao@zengerfarm.org or call 503-282-4245.

Zenger Farm Urban Grange, 11741 SE Foster Rd * 6 pm – 8:30 pm

SATURDAY

Saturday’s going to be a proud day in Portland, because it will be IRCO Citizenship Day
If you are interested in citizenship, please call Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) for more information to determine your eligibility and to schedule an appointment on Saturday, September 22nd. “Promote the common good.”

10301 NE. Glisan St. * 9 am – 3 pm

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Leach Botanical Garden is a small but powerful place of respite in bustling SE Portland. Come join us for a soothing, expansive walk through the forest, meadow and creek side.

Free. First come, first served. Meet in front of the Manor House. 

Shinrin-Yoku… combines leisurely walks on gentle paths under forest canopy with guided activities and meditations to help you open your senses, hone your intuition, and experience the forest as you never have before. Developed in Japan in the early 1980s as an antidote to the stress of modern life, on-going scientific research shows that ‘Forest Bathing’.”

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 11 am – noon 

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PDX Insectarium

“Learn about insects and their relatives by observing live bugs and then make your own paper bug doll to take home! This program is an activity-based class for ages 2 and up. 

First come, first served.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 2 pm – 3pm

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Save the Date: Harvest Party & Potluck:

“Come celebrate the changing of the seasons with the Foster-Powell Community Garden! We will have live music, kids crafts, and food. Bring a potluck dish to share if you can.”

SE 62nd Ave & SE Powell Blvd * 10 am – 2 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 

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If you missed it, Mayor Ted Wheeler visited the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association meeting earlier this month. There was extensive coverage, including all the questions he answered from neighbors, in The Bee.

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At the Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting this week, there was a presentation from Proud Ground (“Proud Ground creates permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers using the Community Land Trust model.”). The video is here.

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“The monthly IMPACT! Hi-Fi gathering is coming back to Misdemeanor Meadows. The is a COMMUNITY DJ event so come through and bring your records! Take a turn on the tables and dance, dance, dance! Never a cover, always fire!”

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

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Artes Soleil Block Party:

Arte's Soleil's First Annual Block Party @ Arte Soleil, Portland [15 September]

“We are celebrating Community!!! Please join Arte Soleil in partnership with Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association, Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association, and Lents Gilbert Church for our First Annual Block Party. There will be art demonstrations, music, kids activities, food and much more.

5530 SE 122nd Ave * 11 am – 6 pm 

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Outgrowing Hunger is hosting this event for their gardeners, friends, and curious onlookers to help celebrate another fruitful year. They’ll start with harvesting fresh produce, then members of the various communities they serve will lead preparing favorite dishes right in the garden. Following a short workshop on preparing your garden for the winter, participants will have a chance to taste and share food from all over the world. This will be a hosted potluck style event; they will have a few dishes with enough food for everyone, and you are also invited to bring a favorite food to share.”

Neighborhoods Community Gardens, 835 SE 162nd Ave * 2 pm – 5 pm 

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A Taste of Lents

AAAH “Taste of Lents” Festival:

“Live Music Performances by: Erotic City Prince Tribute Band, Kirk Green Band & more. Face Painting by Mystique’s Fancy Faces; youth activities and arts & crafts.”

Lents Park, Corner of SE 92nd and Holgate * noon – 6 pm

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Teens, Launch Your Own Podcast Today!:

 

“Have you ever wanted to have your own radio show? Dreamed of making the next This American Life or Serial? In two hours, Josh Boykin can take you from an idea to a real-life podcast! Using Anchor.fm, anyone can make a professional-sounding show directly from their phone: no fancy hardware, expensive computers, or difficult editing needed!

Free tickets available 15 minutes in advance.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 3 pm – 4:30 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 

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“The fourth annual Festival of Nations, Portland’s largest multicultural event east of I-205 featuring local performers and ethnic foods, will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16th at the future Planned Parenthood location (prior Dukes Bar & Grill), 14601 SE Division St, in Portland. This free community festival celebrates the diversity of East Portland with music, food and activities. Healthy dishes from around the world will be available in the Taste of Nations tent. Food vendors also will offer tips for healthy eating and recipes – the ingredients of a healthy lifestyle. Other Portland vendors will sell their wares, many reflecting the area’s diversity.
The Division Midway Alliance is dedicated to helping improve Southeast Division Street, between 117th and 148th. It provides an array of grants and services to businesses and community members. DMA and Treadway Events, a local event production company, have partnered to expand and improve the festival.
Organizers are expecting as many as 2,000 guests, or more.”
14601 SE Division St * 11 am – 5 pm

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Mooncake

“Prepare mooncakes to honor the Mid-Autumn Festival. Come and learn how to make mooncakes – samples and instructions will be provided. We’ll also explore digital resources for learning how to cook Southeast Asian cuisine.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 3:15 pm

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Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s September’s meeting will feature Mayor Ted Wheeler.  The Mayor will be addressing the top five questions from the neighborhood, so you can submit your questions here.

Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave * Thursday, Sept 6th, 7 pm – 9 pm

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Office of Community and Civic Life director Suk Rhee was inteviewed on OPB‘s Think Out Loud this week. Listen to the interview here.

‘Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement is no more. It’s now the Office of Community and Civic Life. The bureau says it wants to be more inclusive, but some people are concerned about a shift away from a focus on neighborhood associations. What exactly has changed?”

FRIDAY

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Karaoke at the Eagle Eye Tavern!

5836 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm – close 

SATURDAY

If you need a reason to check out the new  Gateway Discovery Park, check out “Cruising Gateway Cruise-in“. For more info on what’s in store visit their website.

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services is hosting a Car Cruise-in, with proceeds benefiting Meals on Wheels People. Car aficionados are encouraged to bring their best rides to compete in Antique, Sports and Best in Show categories!”

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Live music with the James Counts Band:

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Blue Room Bar @ Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm * free 

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 

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This weekend

Summer brings more growth, summer brings more life.

In the past few weeks, we’ve sounded the call for more contributors. And a host of filmmakers, writers, activists, and people just interested in getting involved in their community have stepped up to help.

Plenty of neighbors are making conscious choice about the media they consume, and choosing where they put their attention and effort. As more people come to this realization, we believe they return focus to their neighborhoods— the place where they can have the greatest impact.

There’s a lot of voices out there competing for your attention. There are lots of highly paid engineers working around the clock to keeping you in their app. Some weeks are busier than others, but I hope we can make this weekly round up an opportunity to filter out much of the media noise and check back in with your neighborhood.

Thanks for your time and attention… enjoy your weekend!

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As the Oregonian reported that this week, Portland City Council is considering an ordinance that would limit what landlords can charge for security deposits and restrict how the credit and criminal conviction history of applicants can be used.

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From KPTV: On August 27th, Portland Homeless Family Solutions opens its new family shelter at 92nd Ave and Tolman St in Lents.

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Portland City Council approved a new property zone to protect manufactured home parks, OPB reported.

SATURDAY

Jade District Night Market:

Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave *  4 pm – 8 pm   
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Fall Montavilla Gardens Tour:

“As a progressive tour, only one garden will be open at a time for approximately 45 min., allowing hosts to close up their gardens and join the tour. Bike, walk or drive from garden to garden to get inspired, ask questions and connect with other gardeners in the community!”

Registration (here) is required, and you’ll receive a map by email after you register. Garden previews are available here.

Sat: 9 am – 1:30 pm, Sun: 9 am – 12:45 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 

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Read to the Dogs

“Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Pet Partners®. Call 503.988.5123 to register.”

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

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Enjoy your weekend!

 

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There are two surveys on the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association site. One offering an opportunity to ask Mayor Ted Wheeler a question (he’ll be attending the board meeting in September) and another to offer opinions on Errol Heights Park.

The deadline for feedback on the park is August 19th.

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The City of Portland‘s Planning and Sustainability Commission is updating its Neighborhood Contact Code.

A hearing on August 14th brought seven testifiers. You can watch the hearing here (the presentation begins @ 9:20), and read the Portland Mercury‘s take on it here.

Representing the Overlook Neighborhood Association and a group of nine North Portland NA chairs, Christian Trejabal testified @ 22:04. His input was a contrast to many of the others who opposed changes that they feel could slow developers from adding housing.

“You can adjust the rules and increase engagement with your residents without throwing away the current system that works in the places that it works,” Trejabal said. You can read his submitted testimony here.

BDS’s Neighborhood Contact Code Update Project home page is here.

Written testimony can be Map App here or delivered in hard copy to the BPS office (1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100) will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, August 17.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission has a work session and will provide recommendations to the Neighborhood Contact Code Update on August 28th (agenda).

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“The Planning and Sustainability Commission voted to recommend the Manufactured Dwelling Park Project to City Council on July 10, 2018. Council will review the recommendation and consider public testimony before voting on the proposal on August 22, 2018.”

FRIDAY

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Enjoy the fine art of karaoke at the Eagle Eye Tavern.

5836 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm – close 

SATURDAY

The fifth annual Montavilla Jazz Festival is happening this weekend. celebrates Portland’s jazz scene and raise money for the Montavilla Schools Music Fund.

Buy tickets here.

Portland Metro Arts * 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm * $15

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Tonga Day 2018:  “The main event starts at 1 PM with family-friendly activities and cultural performances. The evening’s feature film is ‘Moana’ (2016) PG.

Pre-movie entertainment will be provided by Tongan 101 Tongan/Pacific Island music and dance. Pre-movie entertainment starts at 6:30 PM. Movie begins after dusk.”

Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey St * 1 pm 

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If you’ve never attended, the Portland Adult Soapbox Derby is a really good time. Dozens of groups build their own soapbox cars and race it down Mt. Tabor. It’s the best of Portland’s DIY artistic aesthetic, a relaxing day at Mt. Tabor Park, and just a dash of danger… some of those cars move pretty fast.

It’s a good event for kids, and as long as you post up away from the track, you can let the racers experience all the risks. Bring a lunch, bring your favorite beverage, I think you’ll have a good time.

Mt Tabor Park * 10 am – 4 pm 

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“Come celebrate the end of summer with a water balloon free-for-all on the Holgate Library lawn. All water balloons provided. Participants should expect to get soaked. Bring your own towel!”

Group A: K-5 grades, 2-2:20 pm * Group B: 6-12 grades, 2:30-3 pm

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 2 pm – 3 pm 

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Jade International Night Market:

“The Jade International Night Market is a crucial tool to help support local small businesses in the Jade District neighborhood. The annual summer event provides a space to celebrate and recognize the diversity and culture of the communities who live and work in the Jade District and sheds light on the issues impacting a neighborhood in transition.”

 Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave

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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 

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Outer Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways: 

“In 2018, Sunday Parkways is returning to Outer Northeast with new attractions and new parks/marketplaces. This route that begins after Gateway green will bring you home or introduce you to life in the Outer NE. This 6.4 miles route will take you to Knott, East Holladay and debut the newly constructed Gateway Discovery Park. These parks will be overflowing with music, food, and fun finds. Come see for yourself on August 19, 2018!”

If you’d like to volunteer, sign up here.

Outer Northeast Portland * 11 am – 4 pm 

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Walk with Refugees and Immigrants:

“Join community members and elected leaders as they gather at Gateway Discovery Park for in a one-mile walk to Knott Park, alongside our refugee and immigrant neighbors in a show of support. This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders, of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Hear refugee and immigrant stories
  • Enjoy diverse music, food, and other family activities”

Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey St * 11 am 

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Ghost Heart (“Melodic Post Hardcore / Post Rock from the Pacific Northwest”) and Blast Point

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

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FRIDAY

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Pickles baseball! These are the last games of the regular season… Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if needed.

The schedule here.

SATURDAY

Learning Gardens Laboratory teaches garden-based education to youth, students, and community members. 

They’re hosting a farm-to-table event this weekend. It’s sold out, but still worth knowing about:

“The evening includes:A guided, edible tour through the garden; a multi-course meal prepared by PSU Eats Executive Chef Matt Steele; each dish includes freshly grown produce from LGL, along with wine and beer pairings; live entertainment; storytelling by PSU students.”

Learning Gardens Laboratory, 6801 SE 60th Ave

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“The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). In a positive and affirming environment, have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 11:15 am – 11:45 pm 

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“A Blue Room Full of blues, funk and rock ‘n’ roll”

The Blue Room Bar, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 9 pm – 11 pm * free

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.”

Live music with The Lost Hawaiians

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

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SATURDAY

The excellent advocates at the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association are hosting the national night out:

“Join us for our annual National Night Out Event on Saturday, August 4th, 3:00 – 7:00 PM.  Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association will be grilling up hot dogs (beef, turkey, and veggie) with all the fixings, so bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share and join the neighborhood fun!  This FREE family-friendly event is designed to encourage neighbors to get to know each other. Live music (local band: Babylon Star Destroyer), delicious food, fun for the kids, and hanging with your awesome neighbors make this a must attend summer event!”

7211 SE 62nd Ave * 3 pm – 7 pm 

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We’ll be back next week with a full buffet of happenings in East Portland! Enjoy your weekend and enjoy your summer!