East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
August ~ September 2017
Community Calendar

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East Portland’s Community Calendar
August, 2017

 

August 19 and 20
Montavilla Jazz Festival –  Now in its fourth year, this two-day festival that showcases the very best in original Portland jazz. It supports and strengthens local culture by highlighting the freshest, most exciting original compositions from Portland’s eclectic and vibrant jazz scene. This year’s two-day festival will host 12 performances, and is headlined by Portland’s own Essiet Okon Essiet. Tickets: Available on a sliding scale, so call who wish can enjoy the shows. To find out more, see their official website: CLICK HERE. It takes place at Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark Street, 97216.

August 19
> Malden Court Community Orchard planting party – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, you’re invited to get involved with this community project. This fall they are implementing their next phases of planting. They provide tools, materials, coffee and snacks; and ask that you bring water, closed-toed shoes, as well as friends, families and neighbors! No RSVP is required. Questions? Want to get involved in orchard leadership? Contact Michelle at orchard@greenlents.org. The Orchard is located at 7677 SE 87th Avenue, just south of SE Flavel Street, next to the Springwater Corridor Trail – but they ask that you park on Flavel Street.

> Boost Your Brain Power Naturally – Learn about natural solutions to improve your mental health. A healthier brain leads to a happier person. We will discuss the latest research on supplements, food and lifestyle to improve the function of your brain. After this lecture, you will know how to boost your memory and your ability to relax, concentrate and be happy. Registration required; register online, or in the library. It’s from 11 am-noon at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

> Parkrose graffiti and litter clean-up – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, neighbors will gather to clean up along NE Sandy Boulevard, from NE 112th to 105th avenues. Wear bright clothing to stay visible to drivers, and clothing you don’t mind getting paint on if you assist with painting. Water bottles, gloves and trash bags, and coffee and snacks provided. They’re meeting at Baxter Auto Parts # 3 at 11205 NE Sandy Boulevard 97220 (please park away from the front doors so customers can park).

> East Precinct Open House & Ice Cream Social – From 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., come and meet your Portland Police Bureau officers and community partners. Tour the precinct and Mobile Command Center, meet a police dog, and learn more about community program partners.  It’s located at 737 SE 106th Avenue, across from the East Portland Community Center parking lot.

> Eastside Bluegrass Saturday Night – Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a jam session, and then, at 7:00 p.m., Great Northern Planes bringing their top-notch Bluegrass music and humorous banter to the stage. Suggested donation for an evening of fun is still $15 each. It’s at the Freedom Foursquare Church, located behind Su Casa, at 660 SE 160th Avenue, 97266.

> Jade District Night Market – From 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. this evening, this annual summer event provides a space to celebrate and recognize the diversity and culture of the communities who live and work in the Jade District. Visitors find scores of vendors, selling food, clothing items and other goods; two entertainment stages, family activities, and lots of other fun culturally-appropriate stuff. It takes place at Portland Community College Southeast Campus, located 2305 SE 82nd Avenue of Roses, 97216 (actually, mostly along SE Division Street side of the campus. For more information, CLICK HERE.

> Zenger Farm Dinner with Gregory Gourdet – from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m., Gregory Gourdet serves inspired, modern cuisine as Executive Chef of Departure Restaurant. On this evening Gourdet returns to Zenger Farm to prepare a three-course dinner in support of good food for all. Tickets: $85 per person. The event is likely to sell out quickly; so register online: CLICK HERE to open their official webpage.

> Outdoor Movie at the Festival Latino in Glenhaven Park – Tonight, starting about 6:30 p.m. it’s a “Movie in the Park” event. The evening starts off with music by Tequila Highway PDX (Cumbia, rock, Latin fusion). Then, at dusk, they’ll be showing Moana (2016) PG – Spanish w/ English subtitles – on their big outdoor screen, with stereo sound. Bring a blanket or low beach chairs, a picnic dinner, and warmer clothing for when the sun goes down. This event is located at Glenhaven Park, NE 82nd and Siskiyou St.

August 20
> Impact Your Health PDX clinic returns – Sunday is the second clinic day they provide this weekend. From  8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., outer East Portland people who may be uninsured, under-insured and those unable to afford their out-of-pocket costs are invited to this FREE clinic. It offers vision care and glasses, dental services, limited healthcare assessments, and physicals provided by on-site physicians. There are no advance reservations; it’s “first come, first served”, so plan to arrive early because spots fill up fast. All kinds of physicians, dentists and other medical skilled personnel are invited to volunteer. See their website for more information: CLICK HERE. It all takes place in the Portland Adventist Academy Gym, located at 1500 SE 96th Avenue, 97216.

> 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. Note new location: It’s now 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 today, 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.

> Outer NE Portland Sunday Parkways – It’s on from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. featuring Knott; Hazelwood Hydro; East Holladay; and Thompson parks. For more information, see the PDOT webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Walk with Refugees & Immigrants –  From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Portland Parks for New Portlanders will partner with “Sunday Parkways” for this walk. In partnership with refugee and immigrant organizations, this event plans to recognize the unique experiences of new Portlanders of all ages by honoring seniors and providing school supplies for children. Come hear refugees & Immigrants share their stories, music, food, and other activities will also be available to enjoy. City and elected leaders will gather at East Portland Neighborhood Office, located at 1017 NE 117th Avenue 97220. Questions? Contact Som Nath Subedi at 503-260-2487(mobile) or som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov.

> Paying It Forward Store musical fundraiser – From 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. come hear four rock bands, and enjoy food and beverages. It’s at Gilhooligans Bar & Grill at 10810 NE Sandy Blvd.

August 21
> 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.

> Concert in Berrydale Park – Tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation and neighborhood organizations and sponsors are hosting this musical event. Tonight, the concert features Inka Jam (Syncopated music and dance w/ Andean flare). Food is typically available for purchase. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs and enjoy the show. The park is located at SE 92nd Avenue and Taylor Street.

> 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.

August 22
> Trash to Artistic Treasure – Turn trash and recycled materials in to artistic treasure that is cool, cute and functional. It’s from 2-4 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

August 23
> 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. Today’s gathering is a “Mystery Meeting”. 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. 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.

> The Life and Times of a Modern Plant Explorer – Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for this Leach Botanical Garden Lecture Series presentation featuring author, plant collector, lecturer, teacher, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, and gardener, our speaker Dan Hinkley. Pre-registration required for everyone: $10 (Free for Leach Garden Friends) – CLICK HERE to be taken to their “Learning” page and scroll down to the event. It takes place at Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue 97236.

> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their Annual Picnic! 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.

August 26
> All American Magic & Comedy Show – At a 2:00 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come see the new edition of this amazing show by master illusionist Mark Benthimer and the hilarious hi-jinks of ventriloquist Scott Davis. Continuing their four-year run of sold out shows, Portland’s most exciting magic theater is presenting another incredible two-hour family show filled with mind bending illusions, music, dazzling assistants, audience participation, plus the side splitting comedy and magic. Get tickets online (they sell out every show) and see their special family pack deals at their website: CLICK HERE. Or, call 503-995-7379 for more information. The theater also boasts Portland’s best snack bar deals with cotton candy and popcorn for a buck, plenty of free parking and an on-site Magic Shop. It’s all inside at Mall 205.

> Jade District Night Market – From 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. this evening, this annual summer event provides a space to celebrate and recognize the diversity and culture of the communities who live and work in the Jade District. Visitors find scores of vendors, selling food, clothing items and other goods; two entertainment stages, family activities, and lots of other fun culturally-appropriate stuff. It takes place at Portland Community College Southeast Campus, located 2305 SE 82nd Avenue of Roses, 97216 (actually, mostly along SE Division Street side of the campus. For more information, CLICK HERE.

August 27
> 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. Note new location: It’s now 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 today, 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.

> Paying It Forward Store musical fundraiser – From 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. come hear four rock bands, and enjoy food and beverages. It’s at Gilhooligans Bar & Grill at 10810 NE Sandy Blvd.

August 28
> 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.

August 29
> Lents Neighborhood Association – They’re meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd. For more information, see their website (CLICK HERE) or, contact their Chair, Judy Low, at pmsi_92@hotmail.com.

August 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. Today’s MEMBER HOSTED AM is hosted by Ammaron Gibson with EMS SubDesk, at a location not yet revealed. 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. 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.

 

 

East Portland’s Community Calendar
September, 2017

September 1
> Outdoor Movie in Mt. Scott Park – Tonight, starting about 6:30 p.m. it’s a “Movie in the Park” event. The evening starts off with music by Dan Balmer Trio (Jazz). Then, at dusk, they’ll be showing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on their big outdoor screen, with stereo sound. Bring a blanket or low beach chairs, a picnic dinner, and warmer clothing for when the sun goes down. This event is located at SE 74th and Reedway St.

September 2-3
> Romanian Folk and Food Festival – It’s open on both days, from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. They promise: “BBQ, Traditional Foods, Pastries, Beer, Wine, Live Music, Dance, Children’s Activities, and Much More!” Admission is FREE, you pay for food and beverages. It’s all happening at Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox, 13505 SE Stark Street, 97233.

September 2
> Street Festival in Parkrose – From 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., stop by this FREE family friendly event featuring live music, bounce house, dunk tank, cotton candy, and food. It’s sponsored by the Paying It Forward Store organization. It’s happening at 10810 NE Sandy Boulevard, in the parking lot behind Gilhooligans Bar & Grill. For more information, see their website: CLICK HERE.

> Once Upon a Time Family Theatre – At 11:30 a.m., today, the adult “house actors” at Portland Metro Arts presents another fun, live show: “THE PRINCESS & THE PEA, performed with their “magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their parents.” Although not elaborately produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have you hooked, even older kids. Note: These shows do sell out and seating fills up quickly! Get your tickets online – and arrive by 11:00 a.m. to be assured good seating! Tickets: CHEAP! Just $2 for adults and $1 buck for each kid. Buy them online: CLICK HERE. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. It’s at Portland Metro Arts in Montavilla, 9003 SE Stark St. Call (503) 408-0604 for more information.

> Outdoor Movie in Montavilla Park – Tonight, starting about 6:30 p.m. it’s a “Movie in the Park” event. The evening starts off with music by POPgoji (Soul meets Brazillian beats). Then, at dusk, they’ll be showing Beauty and the Beast on their big outdoor screen, with stereo sound. Bring a blanket or low beach chairs, a picnic dinner, and warmer clothing for when the sun goes down. This event is located at NE 83rd and Glisan St.

September 3
> 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. Note new location: It’s now 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 today, 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.

September 10
> 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. Note new location: It’s now 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 today, 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.

September 17
> Festival of Nations – From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Division Midway Alliance annual event returns, “Where cultures come together”. The festival includes music, dancing, entertainment, kids’ activities and foods from around the world to purchase. It’s moved back to the parking lot of Duke’s Country Bar & Grill, located at 14601 SE Division Street. For more information, see their webpage: CLICK HERE.

September 20
> Finding David Douglas with Lois Leonard – Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for this Leach Botanical Garden Lecture Series presentation featuring this film and discussion with filmmaker Lois Leonard. Pre-registration required for everyone: $10 (Free for Leach Garden Friends) – CLICK HERE to be taken to their “Learning” page and scroll down to the event. It takes place at Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue 97236.

> Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association – Their general meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. It’s at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, 17115 SE Foster Road. For more information, contact PVNA Chair Paul Grosjean at paul@eperformancegroup.net.

September 21
> Russell Neighborhood Association – Their general meeting starts at 7:00 PM, at Western States Chiropractic College, 2900 NE 132nd (Hampton Hall). To find out if they’re meeting, or for more information, contact Ron Glanville at ronglanville@gmail.com.

September 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. Note new location: It’s now 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 today, 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.

September 27
> East Portland Action Plan – Their general meeting is this evening from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. At this meeting, they coordinate implementation of action items in the East Portland Action Plan. Dinner is provided, as is childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation. If you need interpretation in another language, or have questions, please contact: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov. The location is the “old” David Douglas School District Office Board Room at 1500 SE 130th Avenue.

September 30
> 5th Annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival – Starting about midday, a community-building celebration on a grassy knoll in the neighborhood where James Gilbert (Jim) Pepper (Kaw/Muskogee Creek) (1941-1992) grew up, the charitable purpose of the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival is to improve access to music education in Jim Pepper’s name. Featured this year is Calina Lawrence, bringing her one-woman show to Portland and perform her latest songs, backed by the Flying Eagle Band. It all takes place at their permanent home, on the grassy knoll in the west area of the Parkrose High School campus, located at 12003 NE Shaver Street. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

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