East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
July ~ August 2019
Community Calendar

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Look for outer East Portland summertime “In the Park” events
– what there are of them – in July and August!

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East Portland News
Featured July & August Events

July 28
> Montavilla Street Fair returns – Check out the MASSIVE summer event, held in blocks of Downtown Montavilla along SE Stark Street, in outer East Portland! Vendor spaces may still be available. Mark you calendar, and check the complete listing below for more information!

August 11
> Lents Fair – Now in its fourth year, plan to attend this free and family-friendly celebration of summer and community that features local vendors, foods, and, of course, the Chicken Beauty. Vendor spaces may still be available. Mark you calendar, and check the complete listing below for more information!

East Portland’s Community Calendar
July, 2019

July 20
> 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 11:15-11:45 am at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> All American Magic & Comedy Show – At a 2:05 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 five-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.

> Zimmerman Heritage House Tour – From noon until 4:00 p.m., come see this The historic house built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family.  Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Quilts from the 1850s to the 1930s, along with a variety of sewing baskets, thread, and patterns, are now on display for a limited time.  Admission: $7 Adults | $5 Seniors | Kids under 13 years free. It’s located at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham.

> Harry and the Potters – Harry and the Potters are a rock band that performs songs from the perspective of Harry Potter. Their rock show is appropriate for all ages and details the adventures, concerns, hopes and fears of the famous boy wizard. They’re playing from 4:30-5:30 pm. Please note! This takes place in the Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Ceramic Painting for Kids – Come and paint your own car, truck, butterfly, princess, dragonfly and more! We supply the ceramic pieces, paint, brushes, smocks, water tubs and mats. You come with your imagination and talent. The pieces are painted with lead-free acrylic paint and ready to be taken home in just a few minutes. This workshop runs from 3-4:30 pm. Please note: This program takes place in the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

July 21
> 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. Visit them at their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – It’s open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday, come shop for fresh local produce, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Check in on their monthly ‘Nutrition at the Market’ program, enjoy live music, kids activities and more. Kids and “well-behaved” dogs on leashes welcomed. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood.

July 22
> 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 to see if, and where they are meeting, or for more information.

July  23
> 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 the East Portland [Neighborhood] Community Office at (503) 823-4550.

July 24
> 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 listed as “TBD”. For information, 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 NOW 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 Stories of the Stars – Pegasus Puppet Theatre brings Roman and Greek myths to life, illuminating the stories behind constellations such as Hydra, Leo and Pegasus! This production is a non-stop kid-friendly puppet-romp of excitement and fun for everyone. This puppet show is from 2-2:45 pm. Please note! This takes place in the Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting. Dinner is provided; come early and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. For special accommodation or more information, call (503) 823-4035. 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.

> 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. They meet in the East Precinct Community Room, located at 737 SE 106th Avenue, 97216. For more information, contact dave.smith@portlandoregon.gov.

> Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors – Their general membership meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Parkrose United Methodist Church, located at 11111 NE Knott Street. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

July 25
> Draw Your Own Monster, Robot or Fantasy Animal – Use your imagination to create fun and unique monsters and animals. Kids will be introduced to basic drawing techniques and guided on how to create custom monsters and animals.   The class is from 2-3 pm in your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue. For more information call (503) 988-5123.

> Glenfair Neighborhood Association Board Meeting – It’s at 6:30 p.m.; and, they meet at the East Portland Neighborhood Office, located at 1017 NE 117 Avenue. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

> Russell Neighborhood Association Meeting – They meet from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at University of Western States, 2900 NE 132nd Avenue, Hampton Hall Conference Room. For more information contact Ron Glanville, ronglanville@gmail.com or look to russellneighbors.org.

July 27
> Lents Garage Sale returns – From about 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. it’s their third annual event. Spend the day going around and getting some great deals on your neighbor’s unwanted things.  This is a neighborhood-wide event, sponsored by the Lents Neighborhood Association, is made up of many individual garage/yard sales hosted at homes, all over Lents. You can visit these sales throughout the day while meeting neighbors and languidly exploring local Lents’ projects and businesses. CLICK HERE to sign up, or see a complete map of all participating homes.

> Anime and Manga Drawing Explore the styles and techniques used in designing your own manga character with artist Joanne Kollman. From 2-4 pm, you’ll find this class at this fine library. Please note: This program takes place in the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> East Precinct Open House & Ice Cream Social – From 2:00 until 6:00 p.m., come to our event to learn about your neighborhood police officers, our community partners, meet new people and enjoy other activities including tours, face painting and meeting your neighborhood police dogs. Oh yes, this FREE event also includes ice cream! It’s at Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct building, located at 737 SE 106th Avenue, 97216.

> Mr. Lizard’s Mobile Zoo – If you like slithering things, it’s worth the drive out to Rockwood! Entertaining children and adults alike with his mobile reptile zoo, Mr. Lizard provides an interactive, hands-on experience like no other. He shares fun, fascinating information on these amazing, though often misunderstood, animals. Come see the show, from 3-4 pm. Please note: This program takes place in the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

July  28
> 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. Visit them at their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – It’s open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. it’s part of the Montavilla Street Fair (see below!)  It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood.

> Ecodyeing Silk Scarves – 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., textile artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through this environmentally gentle process that permanently transfers botanical pigments without synthetic dyes, inks or paints. You’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and a crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf, and you’ll have the knowledge to make more for yourself, or as spectacular gifts for others. Includes all silk fabric and dying supplies. FEE: $130 per student | Leach Garden Friend: $120. Please register online: CLICK HERE to do so. For more information, call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236, south of SE Foster Road, down a long, winding road, across the new bridge.

> Montavilla Street Fair returns – From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is the BIG summer event in outer East Portland! Come party this summer day away in historic, lively downtown Montavilla; SE Stark Street will be closed between 76th and 82nd Avenues for the event. With Adventist Health as their presenting sponsor, browse and visit more than 120 vendors selling food and drink, art, hand crafts, clothing, as well as marketing local products and services. Visit the Montavilla Farmer’s Market, enjoy live music on two stages, and take your kids to their kid’s stage in “Kid Villa.” For vendor information, see their web page: CLICK HERE.

July 29
> Summer Kids Ballet Dance Camp – From noon until 2:00 p.m. each day, through August 2, the “Lion King Summer Ballet Dance Camp” offers beginning ballet technique leading to a performance in story of “The Lion King” for  7-12 year old youth. FEE: Just $10 for the entire week. Dress Code: comfortable shorts, tee shirt, socks, hair pulled back. Students should bring a water bottle; a snack will be provided. For more information, or to register online with the sponsoring group, The Aspire Project, CLICK HERE. Or, call 503-505-0559 or email contact.us@theaspireproject.  The camp takes place at the Rosewood Initiative 16123 SE Stark Street, 97233.

July 31
> 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 listed as “TBD”. For information, 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 NOW 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.

> Upcycled Art – Join Trash for Peace to learn how to turn unwanted and recyclable materials into artistic treasures that are cool, fun and functional! All aspects of the program are bilingual in English and Spanish. Tambien hablamos Espanol!  It’s from 2-4 pm in your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue. For more information call (503) 988-5123.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
August, 2019

August 1
> 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 Happier 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. This month, they’re gathering at Stanford’s, Lloyd Center; 913 Lloyd Center, 97232. For more information, or call (503) 788-8589.

> 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: A program of interest. It’s at the EPCO Office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue. Contact Chair Linda Robinson at lrobinspdx@comcast.net for more information about the meeting.

August 3
> 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 pmeighen@hotmail.com.

> Free ‘1st Saturday’ Guided Tours at Leach Botanical Garden – From  11:00 a.m. until noon,join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick for seasonal explorations of the Garden.  She will show you what’s blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and engaging information, and share fun stories about the adventurous creators of the Garden, Botanist Lilla Leach and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach. Maximum tour size 15 visitors; No registration required; no tickets, because it’s FREE. First come, first served. Meet in front of the Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden, located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236. Call (503) 823-1671 for more information.

August 4
> 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 their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – It’s open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday, come shop for fresh local produce, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Check in on their monthly ‘Nutrition at the Market’ program, enjoy live music, kids activities and more. Kids and “well-behaved” dogs on leashes welcomed. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood.

August 6
> Midway Business Association – From 11:45 a.m. untilm 1:00 p.m., come learn about this business group dedicated to helping neighbors and businesses improve the southern end of outer East Portland. NOTE: This organization is changing meeting locations. We don’t know where they’re meeting this month; check their website..

> 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.

> Foster Area Business Association –Their board (and interested others) meet today at 6:00 p.m. at “The Pod Bar” in Carts on Foster; the northeast corner of SE Foster and 52nd Avenue where folks are welcome to purchase dinner from one of the vendors before the meeting. For more information call (503) 774-2832.

> 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 Wilkes97230@gmail.com. They’re meeting at St George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, 97230. 4thTuesday

> 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.

August 8
> Lents Neighborhood Livability Association– They’re meeting from 6:30 until  8:30 p.m.  You’ll find them at the Community Connection Center (CCC) located on the grounds of the Mt. Scott Church of God at 10603 SE Henderson Street. For more information contact LNLA at lnla2018@gmail.com.

August 9
> Outdoor Movie in Ventura Park – Tonight, starting about 6:30 p.m. it’s a “Movie in the Park” event. The evening starts off with music by FunkTown PDX – “Bringing the funk”. Then, at dusk, they’ll be showing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 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 Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Avenue.

August 10
> Gates Park Barbecue & Neighborhood Fair – From noon until 3:00 p.m., the Friends of Gates Park are again offering this FREE fun afternoon where folks can learn about agencies and services available, enter a raffle for prizes, play games and enjoy music that reflects the area’s diversity. Wait! There’s more! Come around noon and enjoy a FREE barbecue lunch; plus, Free T-shirts to the first 100 guests. Want to help out? Contact Jim at jimk@squaredealremodel.com. You’ll find them at

August 11
> Lents Fair – From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.,  now in its fourth year, the Lents Fair is a FREE, family-friendly celebration of summer and community that features local vendors, foods, and a Chicken Beauty Contest. After hosting over 3,000 visitors, 140 vendors, and Portland’s only Chicken Beauty Contest in 2018, this year organizers are gearing up to make Lents Fair bigger and better than ever. Lents Fair is always FREE to the community, thanks to the generosity of local businesses. It’s near the Lents International Farmers Market, along SE 92nd Avenue between SE Harold and Ramona streets. For more information, or to become a vendor, see their official website: CLICK HERE or email sfair@gmail.com.

August 15
> Parkrose Business Association – This fine business group gets together today at 11:30 a.m. Come and meet this group of fun, energized business people. Their meeting is at Elmer’s Restaurant, 10001 NE Sandy Blvd.  97220. The meeting is free, you pay for your lunch chosen from a limited menu.

August 16
> Bedrock Theatre presents Persephone – From 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., see and participate in this  original adaptation of the epic classic tells the tale of the maiden Persephone, six fateful pomegranate seeds, and a painful compromise that is the genesis for Earth’s seasons. It is presented along the paths and trails at Leach Botanical Garden, this in-motion musical takes audiences on an unforgettable outdoor adventure. It’s ADA accessible. Space is limited and advance reservations are strongly encouraged and appreciated. RSVP or send questions to bedrocktheatre@gmail.com. TICKETS:  Pay-what-you-can at the door; $5 – $25 suggested donation. It takes place at Leach Botanical Garden, located down a long, twisty road, south of SE Foster Road at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

August 17
> Outdoor Movie in Gateway Discovery Park – This evening showing is part of Festival Tonga Day that starts at noon. At dusk, they’ll be showing Bumblebee 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  Gateway Discovery Park, NE 106th Avenue and Halsey Street.

August 18
> Lilla Lit presents “Seek” – From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., consider attending this quarterly literary reading series featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on the evening’s theme from Portland writers and beyond. The series is named after botanist Lilla Leach who, with her husband John, created the house and garden that is today Leach Botanical Garden. Every Lilla event celebrates, supports, and promotes authors. Suggested donation: $10 at the door. For more information, call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236, south of SE Foster Road, down a long, winding road, across the new bridge.

August 19
> 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.

> 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. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

August 20
> Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association – Their Board meet at 6:30 p.m. this evening, at Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Station #2, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue. All are invited to attend. For more information, call (503) 823-4550. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

> Parkrose Neighborhood Association – From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, they’re meeting at the Russellville Grange, 12105 NE Prescott Street, 97220. For more information, email parkroseneighbors@gmail.com. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

August 21
> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting. Dinner is provided; come early and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. For special accommodation or more information, call (503) 823-4035. 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.

> Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors – Their general membership meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Parkrose United Methodist Church, located at 11111 NE Knott Street. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

August 22
> Glenfair Neighborhood Association Board Meeting – It’s at 6:30 p.m.; and, they meet at the East Portland Neighborhood Office, located at 1017 NE 117 Avenue. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

August 23
> Outdoor Movie in Luuwit View Park – Tonight, starting about 6:30 p.m. it’s a “Movie in the Park” event. The evening starts off with music by St. James’s Gate – “Celtic Americana, infectious pub rock”. Then, at dusk, they’ll be showing Mary Poppins Returns 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 Luuwit View Park, NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street.

> Bedrock Theatre presents Persephone – From 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., see and participate in this  original adaptation of the epic classic tells the tale of the maiden Persephone, six fateful pomegranate seeds, and a painful compromise that is the genesis for Earth’s seasons. It is presented along the paths and trails at Leach Botanical Garden, this in-motion musical takes audiences on an unforgettable outdoor adventure. It’s ADA accessible. Space is limited and advance reservations are strongly encouraged and appreciated. RSVP or send questions to bedrocktheatre@gmail.com. TICKETS:  Pay-what-you-can at the door; $5 – $25 suggested donation. It takes place at Leach Botanical Garden, located down a long, twisty road, south of SE Foster Road at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

August 24 31
> Jade District International Night Market – Starting in the late afternoon and running into the evening, this FREE to enter “Night Market” showcases and supports local small businesses in the Jade District neighborhood. Bring your friends and family! Enjoy live music, performances, activities, and of course, plenty to eat and drink for sale– so bring money, as well!  Free parking; plenty of space for bikes. It’s held at Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Avenue of Roses, 97216. CLICK HERE for more information.

August 25
> Bedrock Theatre presents Persephone – From 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., see and participate in this  original adaptation of the epic classic tells the tale of the maiden Persephone, six fateful pomegranate seeds, and a painful compromise that is the genesis for Earth’s seasons. It is presented along the paths and trails at Leach Botanical Garden, this in-motion musical takes audiences on an unforgettable outdoor adventure. It’s ADA accessible. Space is limited and advance reservations are strongly encouraged and appreciated. RSVP or send questions to bedrocktheatre@gmail.com. TICKETS:  Pay-what-you-can at the door; $5 – $25 suggested donation. It takes place at Leach Botanical Garden, located down a long, twisty road, south of SE Foster Road at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

August 26
> 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.

August 28
> Leach Lecture Series: Historical Perspectives – Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for this program that features beautiful photos and entertaining stories, told by historian Chet Orloff who will take you from the gardens of antiquity forward to the great documentary gardens of the 18th and 19th centuries and finally to the gardens of our own Pacific Northwest.  TICKETS: $15 per person | $10 Leach Garden Friends member. To reserve your space, call  503-823-1671 or CLICK HERE to visit their Activities page. Leach Botanical Garden is located down a long, twisty road, south of SE Foster Road at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

August 30
> 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 Mo Phillips and The Grumpies – “Hilarious family dance jams”. Then, at dusk, they’ll be showing Dumbo 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  Montavilla Park, 8219 NE Glisan Street along SE 82nd Avenue of Roses.

 August 31
> Jade District International Night Market – Starting in the late afternoon and running into the evening, this FREE to enter “Night Market” showcases and supports local small businesses in the Jade District neighborhood. Bring your friends and family! Enjoy live music, performances, activities, and of course, plenty to eat and drink for sale– so bring money, as well!  Free parking; plenty of space for bikes. It’s held at Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Avenue of Roses, 97216. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

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