East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
May ~ June 2019
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.

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East Portland News
Featured May Events

May 25-27
> It’s time for the Multnomah County Fair! – This Memorial Day Weekend, plan to make a day of it at historic, non-profit Oaks Amusement Park to enjoy the 113th Multnomah County Fair! See the full listing, on this date, below …

East Portland’s Community Calendar
May, 2019

May  23
> 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.

May 25-27
> It’s time for the Multnomah County Fair! – This Memorial Day Weekend, plan to make a day of it at historic, non-profit Oaks Amusement Park to enjoy the 113th Multnomah County Fair. Enjoy all the traditional events, including the traditional fair competitions for ribbons and cash awards. To be more ecologically friendly this year, the fair is not mailing out the Fair Exhibitor Handbook, so please get entry forms, times, and dates from their website; CLICK HERE. Enjoy “fair food” at family prices, experience the mild-to-wild amusement rides at bargain prices, and see the exhibits. Oaks Amusement Park is along the Willamette River at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, 97202.

May 25
> 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.

> Dreamy Pillowcase Making, in Rockwood – Make your dreams come true with your own pillowcase. Come and use the Rockwood Library’s makerspace’s sewing machines to make a one-of-a-kind pillowcase. For teens and adults. Registration required; call (503) 988- 5123. It’s from 2-5 pm in the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street.

May 26
> 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. For more information, see their website: CLICK HERE.

May 27
> 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  28
> 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.

May 29
> 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 event is their fun and exciting “New Member Showcase” Location: Unknown! For more information, call the Chamber’s office at (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.

> Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Info Fair – From 2:00 until 5:30 p.m., get information about FREE services, including: • Summer activities • ISP assistance • Employment • Residential options • Behavior consultation • Support Service Brokerages • Relief care • Transition age services. It’s being offered at the Oregon Department of Human Services East Branch, 11826 NE Glisan Street, 97220.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
June, 2019

June 1
> Cycle the Well Field – From 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., take a guided Sunday ride. Bring your bike and your friends for a FREE tour of Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field.  Experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain.  Learn about how groundwater provides flexibility and reliability to the City’s water supply and explain how we can all protect this important resource. Helmets required; light refreshments provided; recommended for ages 12+. NOTE: Pre-registration required; CLICK HERE to register online, or, call Susanne Raymond, 503-281-1132. They’re meeting at Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station, 9920 NE Cascades Pkwy, 97220

> 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.

June 2
> OPENING DAY! Lents International Farmers Market – Come on out to OPENING DAY for 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. For more information, see their website: CLICK HERE.

> Woodland Park Baptist Church celebrates 65 years – All are invited to their 11:00 a.m. worship service and stay for a luncheon, served at 12:15 p.m. Founded in 1954, Rev. Matt Alan Toupin says, “We’re proud to be part of the history of Portland’s East Side, here in the Gateway district, while looking forward to serving the community in the years to come.” No RSVP is necessary. It’s at Woodland Park Baptist Church, located on the corner NE 114th Avenue and Halsey Street (11375 NE Halsey Street, 97220.

> Bedrock Theatre Garden Party – From 2:00 until 3:30 p.m., the Bedrock Theatre, a company dedicated to immersive storytelling in natural landscapes, returns Leach Botanical Garden for a “Garden Party” performance of their current play, Persephone, with their  original adaptation of the classic Greek myth, staged outdoors on the Garden’s East Terrace. Tickets [they call it a “suggested donation]: $5-$25 Reservations NOT taken by the garden; email to reserve your spot:  bedrocktheatre@gmail.com. It’s at Leach Botanical Garden, located a long, twisty block south of SE Foster Road at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

> Two big bands, one great concert – The downbeat is at 3:00 p.m. for the big, FREE Spring Combined Concert of the East County Community Orchestra and Portland Metro Concert Band. The Orchestra will perform the first half of the program presenting numbers such as Bacchanal from “Samson and Delilah” composed by C. Saint-Saens and Dusk by Steven Bryant. Metro Band then performs, presenting toe-tapping numbers ranging from Music from West Side Story to Stars and Strips Forever. And, during intermission, enjoy cookies and coffee with the musicians. While free, please bring a cash donation to help defray the costs for these two great, non-profit outer East Portland, all-volunteer musical groups. It’s at the Howard Horner Performing Arts Center at David Douglas High School, located at 1400 SE 130th Avenue – between Division and Stark streets.

June 3
> Live drama, “Album”, 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, divided into eight scenes that spans their high school years, the play chronicles the coming of age of two teenaged couples during the turbulent sixties. As the years spin deftly by with the popular music of the period (Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Beach Boys) it becomes apparent that maturity will bring different perils and problems for each of them, although all will continue to recall the special excitement – and poignancy – of these last few carefree years together. 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 4
> 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.

> 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.

June 6
> 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. This month, they’re gathering at a fine establishment. For more information, 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.

> 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: Another interesting meeting.  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 11
> Midway Business Association – Come learn about this business group dedicated to helping neighbors and businesses improve the southern end of outer East Portland. This month: another meeting of interest. Remember, visitors ARE welcome. Their meeting runs from 11:45 AM until 1 PM at Bill Dayton’s PIZZA BARON Restaurant on SE 122nd Ave., just south of Division St.

> 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.

> 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.

June 13
> Lents Neighborhood Livability Association– They’re meeting from 6:30 until  8:30 p.m. NOTE THEIR NEW LOCATION: 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.

June 15
> Midway Thriving Business and Community event – From noon until 5:00 p.m., Midway Business Association is hosting its third annual signature event at Arte Soleil to show off Midway businesses and build community cohesiveness. This FREE community is  the place to meet Midway area business people and enjoy fun activities. It’s beiong held at Arte Soleil, located 5530 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 (just south of Harold Street).

June 17
> 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.

June 18
> 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.

> 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

June 20
> 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.

> 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.

June 21

Summer begins! Happy Summer!

June 21
> East Portland Chamber of Commerce Golf TourneySign up now for this, their 10th EPCC Annual Golf Tournament. Golfers can enjoy a full day on world class golf course with prizes for the top three teams and challenge winners. Whether you golf all day or join them for their afternoon barbecue, you can expect (and will likely experience) good food, great networking, a cash bar and raffle prizes. FEES: $95 per player | $355 per foursome; include 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch and prizes. Advance registration required, CLICK HERE to register online. By the way, it’s at the beautiful outer East Portland Glendoveer Golf Course.

June 22
> 6th Annual Taste of Parkrose – Starting with a 5K Fun Run at 9:00 a.m., and going throughout th day, come to this event with FREE admission to the Taste of Parkrose street fair. Come and enjoy * Food Tasting Pavilion featuring the Big Green Egg grills cooking up dozens of different bites * Street Fair Vendors * Kids Entertainment Area with carnival games, prizes and craft-making activities for kids of all ages * Live Music Stage * Gateway Brewing Beer Tent and more. To become a vendor, sigh up for the 5K, or purchase advance “taste tickets” just CLICK HERE. It’s all happening at Rossi Farms, 3839 Northeast 122nd Avenue, 97230.

> Montavilla Food Coop Pancake Breakfast/Brunch – It’s that time again, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., MFC will again host their event featuring delicious food supervised by Chef Luby Wind, great music, and fun community building. You can sign up to be a member-owner at the event. Cost: $10/adult | $5/child, 5 years and under are free! It’s again at the Montavilla United Methodist Church, 282 SE 80th Avenue,

June 23
> SunnyCity Children’s Fair and Science Theater returns – From 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., this FREE summertime tradition returns. Come for an afternoon of  everything from exciting and educational science theater, a fire juggler and fire truck tours to the PACS COW, bounce houses and interactive booths from their sponsors. Also, there will be a free school supply give-away. And, food trucks will be at the site for goodies to purchase (cash only, no ATM on site). It’s all at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Avenue, 97216 – across the street from the MAX line.

June 24
> 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.

June 26
> 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.

> 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.

> 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.

June 27
> Party in the Pines – From 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. Dr. David Day is holding their clinic’s annual “community appreciation event”, featuring live music by The Day Brothers and Julie and the Wayves, pulled pork sandwiches and ice cream.  This is a free event for the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood community, friends and patients. It’s in the yard at Day Chiropractic, 3758 SE 122nd Avenue.

> 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.

 

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