East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
May ~ June 2018
Community Calendar

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.

Regular readers have found 129 events listed for May and June – 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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FEATURED MAY EVENTS

May  26 – 28
> Multnomah County Fair weekend –From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, the 112th Multnomah County Fair is open with FREE admission and FREE parking. Learn more by checking the complete listing on this date, below!

East Portland’s Community Calendar
May, 2018

May 23
> EPIC meets – Starting at 6:00 p.m., East Portland Involved Citizens gets together for their monthly meeting about issues related to the Portland Police Bureau, crime and crime prevention. Keynote presentation: The Crisis of Homeless Camps. Portland Police Bureau Sergeant Randy Teig will address what the police can and can’t do with illegal homeless camps in your neighborhood. They meet in the East Precinct Community Room, located at 737 SE 106th Avenue, 97216. For more information, contact dave.smith@portlandoregon.gov.

> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting Some food will be provided; you’re encouraged to bring a dish to share if you can, and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., so be on time to the picnic! Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. If you need interpretation in another language, or have questions, please contact: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov. It’s being held at the “OLD” David Douglas School District Offices at 1500 SE 130th Avenue; entrance on the right/Southside of the building.

> Write Around Portland Public Reading at Rosewood – From 6:30 until 8:00 p.m., the community-building creative writing workshops invites all to this program of FREE readings from the organization’s 54th anthology, called “A Wonder I Can Hold”. It’s being held at The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street, 97233.

> See Repulsing the Monkey, in LentsLAST SHOW – At 7:00 p.m. , “PassinArt: A Theatre Company”, an African American producing theater group, is presenting this play. It’s a story, the PassinArt, says is about a brother and a sister who have inherited their parents’ bar in a blue collar neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The area is becoming gentrified and they struggle with questions; the story “tackles the conflicts and heartbreak that one family faces when profit is placed above all”. This show also plays May 28-30. Tickets are $5.00 – $15.00 on a sliding scale; and includes, light refreshments, and complimentary beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and post-show discussions about gentrification. For tickets and more information, see their website: CLICK HERE. This play, co-produced with ROSE Community Development, shows at TEAM Event Center, 9201 SE Foster Road.

May 24
> Parkrose Career & Trades Fair – From 2:60 until 5:30 p.m., Parkrose area students are invited to explore trade programs, community colleges, career pathways and job opportunities. After 3:20 p.m., the fair is open to the general public. It’s in the Parkrose High Gymnasium, 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

May 25
> Mill Park Preschool Playground Dedication – From 1:00 until 3:00 p.m., come and help paint fence decorations, plant the sensory garden, eat snacks. You’ll find them at  Mill Park Elementary School, located at 1900 SE 117th Avenue, 97216.

May  26 – 28
> Multnomah County Fair weekend –From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, the 112th Multnomah County Fair is open with FREE admission and FREE parking. It’s put on by a nonprofit group of volunteers who believe Oregon’s most populous county should have its own fair. Please – no pets. Come see the farm animals and all the events you associate with a County Fair – including arts, crafts, floral and garden exhibits, food, needlecrafts, and photography, all entered for prizes. “This Memorial Day we honor our Military and First Responders – thank you!” It’s at historic, non-profit Oaks Amusement Park – near the east end of the Sellwood Bridge, at the foot of S.E. Spokane Street (on Oaks Park Way) in Sellwood. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

May 26
> Botanical Printing – From 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, discover how botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature – resulting in stunning plant portraits on fabric. Anna Zell, textile artist, designer and pattern-maker, will lead you step by step through the eco-printing process. You’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf, along with the knowledge necessary to make more. It takes place in the Manor House and East Terrace. Pre-registration is required. FEE: $125/person and includes all supplies, and take-home kit. The street address for Leach Botanical Garden is 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – but remember, the 122 Bridge is out! Be sure to see their website for directions to their parking lot – and to register for the workshopCLICK HERE.

> Black Storytime – The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). It’s from noon until 12:20 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

May 27
> Montavilla Farmers Market – Visit between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh baked bread & pastries and other foods. And enjoy lively music – rain or shine. They’re there every Sunday, now, through the end of October. It’s located in the 7600 Block of SE Stark St., just west of the Academy Theater, and across the street from Mr. Plywood. For more information, learn about volunteer opportunities, to see their “Dog Friendly” policy, or look at the astounding variety of vendors there this week, see their website: CLICK HERE.

May 28-30
> See Repulsing the Monkey, in Lents – At 7:00 p.m. each evening, “PassinArt: A Theatre Company”, an African American producing theater group, is presenting this play. It’s a story, the PassinArt, says is about a brother and a sister who have inherited their parents’ bar in a blue collar neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The area is becoming gentrified and they struggle with questions; the story “tackles the conflicts and heartbreak that one family faces when profit is placed above all”. Tickets are $5.00 – $15.00 on a sliding scale; and includes light refreshments, and complimentary beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and post-show discussions about gentrification. For tickets and more information, see their website: CLICK HERE. This play, co-produced with ROSE Community Development, shows at TEAM Event Center, 9201 SE Foster Road.

May 28
> Mill Park Neighborhood Association – Neighbors and guests meet at 6:30 p.m. to help strengthen their neighborhood. E-mail Trevor Hopper at mill.park.pdx.chair@gmail.com for more information.

May 29
> The Dog Days of Summer show – From delightful short skits, dog puppets galore, to dog (and cat) songs, we actively celebrate our furry pals! Bring your own stuffed dog or cat and join Jory Aronson’s show as a performer, actor or musician. Wanted: all dog and cat lovers! It’s from 11 until 11:45 am at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

May 30
> East Portland Chamber of Commerce“Good Morning East Portland” networking meeting is hosted by different chamber members each Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Meetings are free and guests are welcome. At today’s “New Member Showcase” you will have the opportunity to get to know new members and learn about their business, products and services. Breakfast goodies, coffee and Prizes, Prizes, Prizes! It’s hosted by and located at CherryWood Village, 1417 SE 107th Ave, 97216. For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.

> Leach Botanical Garden Honeybee Hikes – This morning, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., little hikers – 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult – will explore the Garden with their guide, learning plant secrets and looking for wildlife. Please dress for the weather; you will be outside walking the garden, then listening to a story or making a craft item. Each week is different with seasonal themes. FEE: $3.00 per child, non-walkers are free. Please note: 122nd St. Bridge south, of Foster Road. is closed, but the Garden is open. The Honeybee Hike meets and starts in the Upper Garden. Please park in the upper parking lot near the office – look for parking signage at corner of 122nd/Claybourne St. just south of Foster Rd. Groups with 10+ children/adults must register in advance by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. CLICK HERE to check for possible cancellations.

> Job Application Strategies – Looking for a job? Not sure which skills you need to highlight? Job coach specialists from Goodwill Industries are here to help! Develop a master job application and learn how to market transferable skills to land the job you want. Registration required; register online or  in the library. It’s from 2 until 4 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

May 31
> Midway Business Association PM Mixer – From 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., business folks in the area are invited for an evening of FREE drinks, snacks and networking. Come learn about upcoming events, their updated website, and other exciting opportunities to promote your business and the Midway Business District. It’s being held at MLK Property Management, 2410 SE 121st Avenue, Suite 102 – just west of SE Division Street.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
June, 2018

June 2
> Wildflower Walk on Powell Butte – From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. learn about the very special wildflowers and restoration projects of Powell Butte with local experts. The wildflower walk will be led by Mart Hughes (former Ecologist for Portland Parks and Recreation), Christian Haaning (current Ecologist for PP&R) and Daniel Newberry (Executive Director for Johnson Creek Watershed Council). Limited space, sign up online now at Eventbrite: CLICK HERE. It’s at 16160 SE Powell Blvd. – but the exact meeting spot is hush-hush, the secret location emailed to registered participants a few days before the hike).

> Lents Community Action Forum – From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Join them as they 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. They’ll be gathering your feedback on: – how to improve specific intersections and crossings, and improve perceptions of safety -how we can best design an intersection painting and wayfinding signage in NW Lents near SE 87th & SE Steele – how you think the city should invest its resources in transportation investments, and  -identify opportunities to expand & create new pollinator habitat and food gardens in Lents, They provide childcare, lunch, interpretation services, and $10 gift certificates to the first 100 attendees.  It’s FREE, but you must register on Eventbrite: CLICK HERE. It’s at Kelly Elementary School, 9030 SE Cooper Street, 97266.

> Gateway Green Mountain Bike Festival – From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., this festival is an opportunity for families to kick off the summer riding season while celebrating Northwest Trail Alliance’s 30th anniversary. Their urban mountain biking festival includes ‘Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day!’ Enjoy the newly-revamped riding at Gateway Green, food and drinks, coaching for adults and youth, new bike demos, plus loaner bikes and fun races for kids. Don’t know how to get into Gateway Green? Looking for more information? For the answers, CLICK HERE.

June 3
> Lents International Farmers Market COME BY AND SAY HELLO TODAY, THEIR OPENING DAY! This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers. They’re returning to their “new” location: It’s found on SE 92nd near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage on the Portland Farmers Market website: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – Visit between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh baked bread & pastries and other foods. And enjoy lively music – rain or shine. They’re there every Sunday, now, through the end of October. It’s located in the 7600 Block of SE Stark St., just west of the Academy Theater, and across the street from Mr. Plywood. For more information, learn about volunteer opportunities, to see their “Dog Friendly” policy, or look at the astounding variety of vendors there this week, see their website: CLICK HERE.

> Lents Green Ring Spring Bike Ride – From 10:00 a.m. until noon, Green Lents is partnering with P:ear Bikes and Bikes for Humanity to provide basic repairs in a workshop, then, from noon until 2:00 p.m., lead a ride around the Lents Green Ring. The ride is a 4-mile loop starting and ending at the Lents Tool Library. They’ll  visit the Malden Court Community Orchard and several other favorite parks, and celebrate the opening day of the Lents International Farmer’s Market in 2018. It’s FREE, but they do ask that your RSVP via Facebook: CLICK HERE to sign up. They’re meeting at the Green Lents Community Tool Library, 9215 SE Ramona Street, 97266.

> Orchestra Spring Concert – The downbeat is at 3:00 p.m. for this East County Community Orchestra (ECCO) performance they call, “Marches, Light Classical, Show Tunes, Oh, My”. Some of their featured numbers include “Peer Gynt Suite” selections, by Edvard Grieg; Two Argentine Tangos, “El Choclo” and “LaComparsita”, and a James Bond Medley: featuring “For Your Eyes Only”, “Goldfinger”, “Live and Let Die”, and “Nobody Does It Better”. You’re sure to enjoy the music of this 60-piece orchestra at this FREE concert (donations graciously accepted). Intermission affords the opportunity to meet-and-greet the Director and musicians over free refreshments. The venue is wheelchair accessible. It all takes place at the Horner Performing Arts Center, David Douglas High School, 1400 SE 130th Avenue, between SE Division and Stark streets. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE

June 4
> Library Teen Council – Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks, and have fun! Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly. It’s from 3:30-5 pm this afternoon at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Legos @ the Library – Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow at this program for kids ages 5-11. It’s from 4-5 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> See “Baltimore Waltz” performed in Gresham – Starting at 7:00 p.m. this evening, the Readers Theatre Gresham group presents this “Readers Theater” performance by the Mt. Hood Repertory Company. In this story, With only months left to live, terminal Ann and her gay brother Carl take a whirlwind European tour where Ann sleeps with as many men as possible, rationalizing her lust as a stage of acceptance of her eventual death. How does this all work out for them? Find out by attending! This play is presented “Reader’s Theatre style” – in which the actors use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story without visuals such as sets, costumes and movement. It’s like listening to stories on the radio with images in your head, assisted by facial expressions of the actors. Tickets at the door are $9/Adults – $4/Students, no reservations. It’s at the Gresham Chapel and Evening Event Center at 257 SE Roberts Ave. in beautiful downtown Gresham.

June 5
> East Glisan Street Update Open House – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., to address NE Glisan Street safety problems, PBOT is planning a street redesign that will provide more safe pedestrian crossings using tools such as rapid flashing beacons or red signals that indicate “stop” for people crossing. Learn more about it by coming to this event held by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. It’s at Rosewood, 16126 SE Stark Street, 97233.

> Wilkes Community Group Meeting – At 6:30 p.m. this evening, the board of this neighborhood association – and interested others – meet. For more information, contact their Chair Richard Mohley at Wilkes.Community.Group.Chair@gmail.com. They’re meeting at St George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, 97230.

> Pajama Time –Put on your pajamas, grab a bedtime buddy, and join us for stories, songs and fun. It’s for children 6 years and younger with adult. The program is from 7-7:30 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> PBOT Street Safety Project Open House – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., come learn about outer East Portland transportation project plans and construction from folks at the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation. It’s at the Rosewood Initiative 16126 SE Stark Street.

June 6
> Plein Air Art Class – from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., discover the joys of painting in the outdoors at a beautiful Leach Botanical Garden. The class, with instructor Melissa Gannon, focuses on how to choose a subject, address perspective, and the use of shape, color and value to create wonderful compositions.  Individual attention to each participant during the painting process. At the end of class, you will able to share your work. Plan to work in whatever medium you’re comfortable with. The demo will be in acrylic. Please bring your own closed container of water for acrylics and plan to transport your paint water and/or solvents home with you. Adult class suitable for all skill levels with a maximum of 12 students. Cost: $35 general admission | $30 Leach Garden Friends member. Pre-registration required; CLICK HERE and scroll down to the event for the online registration page or call for more information at their official website or call 503-823-1671.  Note: This event is held in the Upper Garden! Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

> TriMet’s Spending of Tax Revenues Workshop – from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m., attend this meeting that’s being held and feedback from community members gathered at these workshops will help make some big, long-lasting determinations of how the revenue generated by the new House Bill 2017 Transportation Act will be used to improve transit service throughout the region. TriMet is able to provide childcare, translation and other accommodations at the workshops, but only if folks RSVP; call Daphne at 503-374-8826. It’ being held at IRCO, 10301 N.E. Glisan Street.

June 7
> 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.

> 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.

> 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. This month:  All are welcome. It’s at the EPNO Office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue. Contact Chair Linda Robinson at lrobinspdx@comcast.net for more information about the meeting.

June 10
> Lao Community Celebration of Yotsofa and Marketfes – 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., booths will offer information, arts and crafts, items for sale, food and beverages, music and videos etc. throughout the whole day of this important event. It’s being held at Wat Buddhathammaran, 4350 NE 133rd Avenue.

> Lents International Farmers Market –This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers.  They’re returning to their “new” location: It’s found on SE 92nd near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage on the Portland Farmers Market website: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – Visit between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh baked bread & pastries and other foods. And enjoy lively music – rain or shine. They’re there every Sunday, now, through the end of October. It’s located in the 7600 Block of SE Stark St., just west of the Academy Theater, and across the street from Mr. Plywood. For more information, learn about volunteer opportunities, to see their “Dog Friendly” policy, or look at the astounding variety of vendors there this week, see their website: CLICK HERE.

> Botanical Eco-dyeing on Paper – From 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.,  learn how “botanical printing’ uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature. Artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process that permanently transfers botanical pigments without synthetic dyes, inks or paints. Cost includes paper and dying materials. At the end of the day, you’ll take home your own printed papers and cards and your own dyeing kit. Adult class suitable for all skill levels with a maximum of 12 students. Cost: $75 general | $65 Leach Garden Friends. . Pre-registration required; CLICK HERE and scroll down to the event for the online registration page or call for more information at their official website or call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

June 13
> Exploring Watercolor class series – Starting today, and continuing on June 20 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., each day at Leach Botanical Garden these are classes for those seeking more freedom in when painting in watercolors; learning to paint a little more loosely in this class by Melissa Gannon. you’ll will explore color mixing, watercolor washes, and glazing techniques, as well as different methods for creating texture. With beautiful Leach Botanical Garden as inspiration, you’ll paint flowers, trees and a landscape. Bring supplies. Class will include a demo. Adult class suitable for all skill levels with a maximum of 12 students. Cost: $70 general | $65 Leach Garden Friends. Pre-registration required; CLICK HERE and scroll down to the event for the online registration page or call for more information at their official website or call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

June 14
> Create a ‘Living Wall’ Hanging – From 10:00 a.m. until noon, discover how hardy succulents enliven a landscape with color, texture and seasonal interest. Becky Wright-Sell, owner of Sedum Chicks Nursery, will show you how to use them to create a living wall hanging that is yours to take home. She’ll teach you about succulents in general, and their many other applications along the way.  Adult class suitable for all skill levels with a maximum of 25 students. Cost: $65 general admission | $55 Leach Garden Friends member. Pre-registration required; CLICK HERE and scroll down to the event for the online registration page or call for more information at their official website or call 503-823-1671.  Note: This event is held in the Upper Garden! Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

June 16
> ‘Midway Thriving’ Stewardship Event on Powell Butte – From 8:00 a.m. until noon, join in t his event put on by the Midway Business Association that celebrates community, business and nature in outer East Portland on Powell Butte. Family-friendly activities include bird-watching (starting at 8:30 a.m., a pollinator walk, and a service project. And, local businesses will show us how their services and products can help us thrive.  Midway Thriving will be held at the Powell Butte Nature Park Visitor Center, 16160 SE Powell Boulevard, south on SE 162nd Avenue.

June 17
> Lents International Farmers Market –This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers.  They’re returning to their “new” location: It’s found on SE 92nd near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage on the Portland Farmers Market website: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – Visit between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh baked bread & pastries and other foods. And enjoy lively music – rain or shine. They’re there every Sunday, now, through the end of October. It’s located in the 7600 Block of SE Stark St., just west of the Academy Theater, and across the street from Mr. Plywood. For more information, learn about volunteer opportunities, to see their “Dog Friendly” policy, or look at the astounding variety of vendors there this week, see their website: CLICK HERE.

June 18
> Library Teen Council – Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks, and have fun! Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly. It’s from 3:30-5 pm this afternoon at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Legos @ the Library – Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow at this program for kids ages 5-11. It’s from 4-5 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Hazelwood Neighborhood Association – Either a Board or General Meeting (all are invited) starts at 6:30 p.m. at East Portland Neighborhood Office at 1017 NE 117th Avenue. For more information, contact HNA Chair Arlene Kimura at arlene.kimura@gmail.com.

June 19
> Parkrose Neighborhood Association – They’re not meeting this month; their regular meetings will resume on January 16, 2018. For more information, email parkroseneighbors@gmail.com.

> Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association – They’re not meeting this month; their regular meetings will resume on January 16, 2018. For more information, call (503) 823-4550, or see their website: http://argay.org/.

June 22
> East Portland Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament – It kicks off at 8:00 a.m. for a day of fun for duffers at their 10th Annual Golf Tournament. Golfers enjoy a full day on world class golf course with prizes for the top three teams and challenge winners. Not a Golfer or can’t spare the whole day? Finish your Friday networking at the Golf Awards BBQ and win raffle prizes. FEE: Foursomes $355 | Lonesomes (single golfer) $95 which includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, BBQ lunch | Lunch only $20. You must register in advance – cut-off date not specified – sign up online: CLICK HERE. It’s being held again this year at Glendoveer Golf Course, 14015 NE Glisan Street, 97230.

June 23
> Taste of Parkrose – From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Historic Parkrose presents its 5th Annual Taste of Parkrose at Rossi Farms. At this FREE family-oriented event, you’ll find • Gateway Brewing Beer Tent & Samples • Live Music • Kids Play Area • Local Arts Vendors • Food samples cooked on “Big Green Egg” grills on loan from presenting sponsor Parkrose Hardware. Sign up for Parkrose Hardware’s cooking competition and enter for a chance to win a $500 Parkrose Hardware shopping spree: CLICK HERE to do so. And, sign up for the 5K Fun Run to benefit the Parkrose High School Cross Country Team: CLICK HERE. It’s taking place again this year at Rossi Farms, located at 3839 NE 122nd Avenue, 97230. For full information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

June 24
> Lents International Farmers Market –This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers. They’ve returned to their “new” location: It’s found on SE 92nd near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage on the Portland Farmers Market website: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – Visit between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh baked bread & pastries and other foods. And enjoy lively music – rain or shine. They’re there every Sunday, now, through the end of October. It’s located in the 7600 Block of SE Stark St., just west of the Academy Theater, and across the street from Mr. Plywood. For more information, learn about volunteer opportunities, to see their “Dog Friendly” policy, or look at the astounding variety of vendors there this week, see their website: CLICK HERE.

June 25
> Mill Park Neighborhood Association – Their General Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, located at 11560 SE Market Street. 97216. Call (503) 823-4550 or e-mail Trevor Hopper at mill.park.pdx.chair@gmail.com for more information.

June 27
> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting Some food will be provided; you’re encouraged to bring a dish to share if you can, and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., so be on time to the picnic! Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. If you need interpretation in another language, or have questions, please contact: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov. It’s being held at the “OLD” David Douglas School District Offices at 1500 SE 130th Avenue; entrance on the right/Southside of the building.

June 28
> Summer Free For All Kickoff Celebration – From 10:10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., music,games and activities start at 10:30; free lunch served at noon. Portland Parks & Recreation’s “wildly popular Summer Free For All series returns for 2018 wiith amazing outdoor citywide events. Events include free and culturally diverse, music, movies, and recreation programs, featuring “Concerts in the Park” shows. The kickoff party in Argay Terrace, at Luuwit View Park, located at NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street, 97230.

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