East Portland News
December 2016 ~ January 2017
Among these listings, you’ll find ways to be entertained, get involved with your community, help the environment, participate in your government, and learn valuable information. Many activities are free. And, you’ll also find direct links to the organizations’ websites – we test ’em all before we publish them to make sure they work, and help you stay safe online.
We ended November having posted or updated 110 events! And, you’ll find 76 events listed for December and January – so far! We add, correct or change more events as they come in during the month. Be sure to check back often.
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> East Portland Parks Coalition – Come on by, starting at 7:00 p.m. this evening, and meet with others who are interested in improving and maintaining parks in outer East Portland. All are welcome. It’s at the EPNO Office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue. Contact Chair Linda Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the meeting.
> Yarn Club – Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun as we learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. It’s this afternoon, from 4 until 6 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave.; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.
> Chamber Happy Hour – From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., The East Portland Chamber of Commerce holds this monthly no-host networking and fun event. Come and meet members who typically can’t attend the Wednesday morning meetings. It’s at Fire+Stone, 3707 NE Fremont St, 97212. For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.
> STEAM Storytime – From 6:00 until 6:45 p.m., come enjoy a 15-minute storytime, followed by age-appropriate science, math or art exploration, designed for children ages 2-6 years old. It’s at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.
December 2 and 3
> Leach Garden Holiday Bazaar & Artist Market – From 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., come on out and shop. Their festive holiday event features freshly made wreaths, swags, centerpieces, cut greens, baked goods & an Artist Market featuring work by local glass, ceramic, metal, and fabric artists.Come experience the winter garden, sip hot cider in the historic Manor House, and enjoy holiday music while you shop. It’s in the Leach Botanical Garden Manor House and East Terrace, at 6704 SE 122nd Ave., 97236.
> Arranging Seasonal Greens at Leach – At both 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., come to one of these hour-long Leach Garden workshops, and learn the secret to creating lovely holiday bouquets and arrangement that will last for weeks. Instruction will be given at the beginning of the workshop and then you’ll have time to complete your own unique piece. Samples will be on display. The class takes place inside the Carriage House during the Garden’s Annual Holiday Bazaar. Registration is required; must register by December 28 – do it online: CLICK HERE. Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 students. Cost: $10 nonmember or $5 Leach Garden Friends member for each class. Bring your own medium sized vase. All other materials will be provided, including clippers, decorations and greenery. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.
> Frosty Friday in Montavilla – Join in on all the happening like art shows, wine tastings, massages, music and food treats along SE Stark Street, from 82nd Avenue of Roses on west to Mt. Tabor. There you’ll find more than a dozen special events or sales. It’s sponsored by the Montavilla/Mt. Tabor Business Association. For more information about what’s up this month, see their website: CLICK HERE.
> Portland Christian Royals Holiday Bazaar – From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. stop by for their annual Portland Christian Holiday Bazaar, featuring beautiful handmade artisan gifts, jewelry, home decor, paper goods and more! Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event. It’s at Portland Christian Jr/Sr High School, 12425 NE San Rafael Street.
> Parkrose Bronco Boosters Pop Can Drive – It’s today, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., take your deposit-return cans and bottles with you to help support their community educational efforts. A different school organization volunteers for duty during the event each month. They’re back at the Parkrose Middle School front entrance, at 11800 NE Shaver St. 97220. It’s coordinated by Patty Meighen, contact her at email@example.com.
> Volunteer at Portland Memory Garden – If you enjoy gardening, why not help out for a couple of hours this morning at this special purpose, national award winning garden, located in southeast Portland between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. While volunteers with a green thumb are welcome, a gift for gardening is not a requirement. Tools and a brief orientation are offered to volunteers. It