This weekend

The monthly Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association meeting is this week:

“The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association cordially invites all neighbors and business owners to join us for our upcoming meeting, June 7, 7:00-9:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. This month, we will be creating our yearly work plan. Come help us shape our neighborhood! Supervised activity for children provided in the adjacent room.”

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

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East Portland and not close in Portland share many of the same issues. One of the major goals of Village Portland is to share ideas and advocacy across neighborhood boundaries.

At May’s Lents Neighborhood Association meeting, a housing forum was held (beginning @ 21:00 in the video linked in the meeting summary). Attending were representatives from: Green Lents; ROSE Community Development, The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability; a representative from Mayor Ted Wheeler‘s office (who referenced the 2017 State of Housing Report); Living Cully (part of the Anti-Displacement PDX coalition); Palindrome (developer of Oliver Station @ 37:15 an update is given); Lents Strong housing team; and Tenants Priced Out working group.

Many initiatives were proposed to help, but most of them rely on property taxes. And, in my opinion, the forum’s question of the night was: since East Portland and low income home owners bear the heaviest burden of tax increases… is property tax reform coming?

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There’s also a bunch of great events nearby in Lents…

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FRIDAY

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The Portland Pickles take on the Port Angeles Lefties (tickets). It’s the season opener and there are games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets were still available for opening day on Thursday afternoon.

Walker Stadium, 4727 SE 92nd Ave * 7:05 pm * $5 – $13 

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SATURDAY

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“Join us as we imagine a more livable Lents with safer streets, clean air, and a healthy environment. We are hosting hands-on activities for a variety of projects. We’ll be gathering your feedback on: “ intersection design and safety, street signage; transportation priorities; community gardens; and other “big ideas”.

Registration (required), and more information is here.

Kelly Elementary School, 9030 SE Cooper St * 10 am – 1 pm 

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SUNDAY

Lents International Market opening day:

“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.” 

For a list of vendors and more information, go here. Live music from Broke Poster Child will go from 11 am – 2 pm.

Lents International Market, 5716 SE 92nd Ave * 9 am – 2 pm 

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Lents Green Ring Bike Ride! (Invitation):

“Learn to fix your bike, then ride with us to the tool library! This event is free and everyone is welcome.

Green Lents and its Community Tool Library will be partnering with P:ear Bikes and Bikes for Humanity to lead a ride around Lents’ Green Ring at noon, and providing basic repairs in a workshop beforehand. The ride is a 4-mile loop starting and ending at the tool library.”

10 am – 12 pm – Bike repair workshop * 12 pm – 2 pm – Lents Green Ring ride

Green Lents Tool Library, 9215 SE Ramona St * 10 am – 2 pm 

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East County Community Orchestra Spring Concert:

“The East County Community Orchestra (known as “ECCO” to orchestra members) has been in existence since 1978. It was established by founder and first conductor Harold Webber as a venue for high school graduates and other interested parties to have a place to play. It operates as a non-profit organization, with a full board of directors in addition to the Music Director / Conductor. Concerts are offered free of charge to the community.”

David Douglas High School, 1400 SE 130th Ave * 3 pm 

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Enjoy your weekend!

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