This weekend

Hello all!

There was a Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association meeting this week, and we’ll get the video up this weekend.

I met an awesome film maker from Open Signal who helped by filming the meeting. I’m excited at the potential of bringing in creative, enthusiastic new media makers like him to help document all the awesome goings on in B-D.

If you’re on Facebook, there’s a discussion of the Village Portland Reporter App on the B-D Community Watch group page. Though still in development, the app is way for neighbors to alert each other when criminal activity happens nearby. The City has failed us on crime reporting, and we hope we can help.

The conversation is in the private group, I’ve summed up the responses to help weigh its priorities. Read more about the app and the responses from B-D neighbors here (on the Village Portland @ Montavilla site). Thanks to Grant for initiating the conversation and for everyone who responded!

We hope you enjoy your weekend! If you had a tough week, Rojo the therapy llama is there for you. My friend and I are way too excited to meet Rojo.

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FRIDAY

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Rojo ™ “World’s Most Beloved Llama” visits Cartlandia.

“Incredibly touchable, and unusually people-friendly, Rojo is recognized as a local celebrity as he participates in many local parades and charity events, and makes regular visits to schools, hospitals, and adult-care facilities throughout the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA area.”

Cartlandia beer garden, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 6 pm – 7 pm * free

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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Portland Pickles are back in town this weekend!

Buy tickets here.

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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation practices:

“An evening of Buddhist meditation practices. mindfulness, visualization, chanting, recitation of mantra, contemplation. clear guidance and explanations by Lama Jacqueline Mandell, Buddhist meditation teacher. Following in the footsteps of revered ancient teachers.

All levels welcome including beginners. Suggested Donation, $10. No one turned away for financial reasons.”

 

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SATURDAY

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“Come give feedback on the draft final design for the new
playground. Find us at Gilbert Park School’s free community
barbecue from 3 pm – 5 pm. Kids welcome!”

Gilbert Park Elementary, 13132 SE Ramona Street * 3 pm – 5 pm

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“An evening with the James Counts Band.”

The Blue Room Bar, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm – 11 pm 

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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.”

Market music with Inky Shadows (self-described pretend jazz) from 11 am – 2 pm.

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

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Botanical Printing on Paper with artist Anna Zell:

“Botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature– resulting in stunning plant portraits. In this class, leaves are layered onto paper, optionally adding some natural plant dyes, then steamed or boiled. This environmentally gentle process permanently transfers botanical pigments without synthetic dyes, inks or paints. Cost includes paper and dying materials.

Artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process. At the end of the day, you’ll take home your own printed papers and cards. You’ll also be given a kit to dye more papers – for yourself or as spectacular gifts for others.” 

Register online  or contact JoAnn Vrilakas, education coordinator, at jvrilakas@leachgarden.org. Limit twelve.

Leach Botanical Garden, * 1 pm – 4 pm * $75, Leach Garden Member $65

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A celebration of Yotsofa and marketfest, organized by the Lao community in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“This historic event will feature Lao community Buddhist ceremonies, Marketfest and a variety of activities. Booths from businesses, organizations and individuals will be set up to offer information, arts and crafts, items for sale, food and beverages, music and videos.”

Wat Buddhathammaram, 4350 N.E. 133rd Ave * 8 am – 6 pm 

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Enjoy your weekend!

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