Portland Central Church of the Nazarene near 99th and Powell will be opening its warming shelter Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning at 7 pm, partnering with Agape Village. This shelter can house up to 150 folks.

Thanks to an update from chair Chelsea Powers, it seems like a lot was finalized at the January Brentwood-Darlington Community Association meeting:

The final plan for Errol Heights Park has been completed! Some cool new features are a space to skate, playground, and splash pad.  It’s also worth pointing out that even though there was some concern it would be moved, the community garden is being kept in its existing space. 

The NA is also keeping a list of resources for federal workers during the government shutdown. Find that here.

Here’s a list of events for the summer that have been finalized:

2019 BDNA Events at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center:

  • 4th of July Parade and Party, Thursday, July 4th, time TBD
  • National Night Out, Saturday, August 3rd, time TBD
  • Spooktacular. Saturday, October 26, time TBD

2019 Community Events at Learning Gardens Lab:

  • Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 27th, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Second Annual Farm to Fork Dinner, Saturday, August 10th, 2019, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Office of Community & Civic Life gave an update to Portland City Council on how it has shifted resources and its approach to outreach.

As our City struggles with how to manage homelessness, conflicting visions played out clearly in Montavilla:

OPB‘s Think Out Loud hosted Jeff Church from Montavilla Initiative and David Linn former chair of the Montavilla Neighborhood Association chair to discuss the homelessness. Listen here.


Tree planting:

The Lents, Powellhurst-Gilbert Pleasant Valley planting for Friends of Trees is full, but a planting for Madison South, Rose City Park, Sumner, and Woodland Park still have space if you want to help out and beautify Portland.

Sign up to volunteer here, or click here to purchase a tree for your household.

Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 NE Alameda St * 8:45 am – 1 pm

Toy Drive! (event):

“So this holiday season, if you have any gently used toys that lost their place as favorite, bring ‘em over! You’ll get a free kids meal* as our way of saying thank you for helping to make Zoiglhaus a fun and welcoming place for families!

Zoiglhaus Brewing Company, 5716 SE 92nd Ave * 11 am


Beekeeping work parties with Portland Urban Beekeepers (event):

“Beekeepers from PUB will be onsite working on the hives in the Zenger Farm apiary. This is a great opportunity to learn about beekeeping from some of the local experts. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Equipment is available for use, but please wear close toed shoes, weather appropriate clothes, and bring your own water bottle and sunscreen.

Zenger Farms, 11741 SE Foster Rd * 10 am – noon * donation based

Oregon Sinfonietta Concert (website):

Mozart – Overture to Don Giovanni
Debussy – Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet 
Esther Kwak, Concerto Competition winner
Butterworth – Two English Idylls
Ethel Smyth – Serenade in D Major

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

Cooking Around the World Club: Soup and Salad:

“Kick off the new year by eating healthy! Allison Dominic will demonstrate how to make a pesto pasta salad, spiralized vegetable salad and a basic green salad, along with a tasty minestrone soup, using fresh herbs and local vegetables.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm


MLK Day Celebration (event):

“Join World Arts Foundation, Inc. as we celebrate the 34th Anniversary of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! This year’s theme: “We’ve Come This Far…”

In light of current events, now more than ever, is a time for Beloved Community! Join us for a day filled with celebration, recognition, music, culture and much more!”

Highland Christian Center, 7600 NE Glisan St * 11 am – 6 pm