It rained really hard earlier that morning, but when it was time for the parade to roll, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade was blessed with dry and sometimes sunny weather.

Here’s our video from the parade… almost titled “We went to the 82nd Avenue Parade because you couldn’t (or didn’t want to)”. It’s great to see so many people out marching and enjoying the parade.

The Brentwood-Darlington elected a new board this week! We’ll get more information on who’s serving this year next week.

Next week, there’ll be a discussion hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation about the play and skate portion of the re-design at Errol Heights Park.

Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Ave * Thurs, May 9th, 6 pm – 8 pm


Canton Grill Degustatory Research (event):

Learn more about the history of Canton Grill, Portland’s oldest Chinese food restaurant. There will be samples to go with the story-telling experience.

“Investigating both personal and collective histories alongside the role of food in migration, this dinner is a sensorial ten-course tasting experience serving degustatory samples intermingling culinary art, performance, research and personal histories. It promises to be a beautiful, complex, fine dining experience that will tickle your palette and tease your soul.”

Canton Grill, 2610 SE 82nd Ave * 6:30 pm – 8 pm * free


Brentwood-Darlington NA annual clean-up (event):

“Join us for our annual neighborhood clean-up event!

Bring your bulky waste, scrap metal and wood, furniture, yard debris, and more! NO COMMERCIAL LOADS!”

For a list of prices and what is and is not allowed, follow the event link in the title.

near Brentwood Park, 6801 SE 60th Ave * 9 am – 2 pm


Makers de Mayo: a Decolonized Market & Celebration (event):

“This Cinco de Mayo, spend your day supporting local BIPOC makers at Makers de Mayo: a decolonized market and celebration hosted by Noche Libre and the Portland Mercado.”

Portland Mercado * noon – 6 pm

Up in Montavilla, the farmers market is having their opening day:

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The wonderful Montavilla Farmers Market is having their opening day today! Check out their post about the opening here or the list of providers here.

New this season is a nutrition lecture series. And as usual, there will be music, activities for the youth, and the Everybody Eats SNAP/EBT match program that allows card holders to double their spending up to $10.

7700 SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm