East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
May, 2021
Community Calendar
See new ‘live’ events below!

Multnomah County is now in
“Phase 1.5 PAUSED Partial Shutdown/Reopening”
CLICK HERE to read about it

As rates of infection continue to go up and down, Multnomah County is under some kind of reopening. Small public gatherings, limited in-restaurant dining and many businesses are allowed to open.  Below the “daily listing”, see which organizations are still hosting online meetings, and adding events as they come in to us.

Be sure to check back often to see what’s opening,
in the coming days and weeks
.

Both your opening and closure notices are now vitally important to your community!  We’ll help you get the word out! Free! Send your calendar information to David@eastPDXnews.com. Deadline? There isn’t a deadline! We update information daily.

Below the daily listing, you’ll find links
to a number of organizations, schools and clubs
to help you stay in touch with community groups.

East Portland News
May, 2021
Community Calendar

May 15
> Green Lents Community Tool Library – From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., they’re again open on Saturdays. Note they are taking safety protective measures, and request you call in during open hours to make sure the tool you need hasn’t been checked out. They’re also offering “Mutual Aid and Garden Supplies” such as masks, sanitizers, disinfectant, gloves, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. Along with garden swap supplies such as seeds, soil, and starts! Supplies are limited and will change in availability each week. For more information, including important safety measures, CLICK HERE to see their webpage. It’s located at 9215 SE Ramona Street, 97266.

May 15
> POSTPONED > All American Magic & Comedy Show – Due to new regulations put in place by the State of Oregon and Multnomah County — and, although they’ve carefully followed all  COIVD-19 mandates for safety of all who come for fun, live magical entertainment this show — officials have forced them to postpone their next show until Saturday, June 26. Call 503-995-7379 for more information.

May 15-16
> Parkrose Marketplace Pop-up Market – For two days, this outdoor bazaar will be open in downtown Parkrose from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The aim of the event is giving more support and visibility to local small businesses and artists. Shop among about 20 home-based vendors, and enjoy local food, coffee, arts & crafts. And, they have live music planned, as well! They’re doing it outdoors, with COVID-19 coronavirus safety in mind. VENDORS WANTED: To sign up as a vendor, CLICK HERE to open their Google Doc. It will be located in the parking behind 10810 NE Sandy Boulevard and into SE 108th Avenue. For more information, contact Terry Murphy at terrypdx1@gmail.com or call 971-407-9130.

May 16
> Green Lents Community Tool Library ‘Garden Swap’ – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, bring your plants and starts to swap, get free compost, seeds, and ideas. Held in the courtyard, you can bring your plants and seeds and gardening resources to swap and share, and stock up on compost and seeds from the Seed Library. This is an in-person live event, so please, respect social-distancing, wear a mask, and stay home if you feel at all ill. It’s at the Lents Tool Library, located at 9215 SE Ramona Street (just east of 92nd Avenue) 97266. CLICK HERE to visit their website.

May 16
> Montavilla Farmers Market – Their open weekly for their summer season, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come shop for seasonal root and fresh vegetables and fruits, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Please follow their COVID-19 coronavirus protocols. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood. CLICK HERE to see their website.

May 16
> Urban Weeds – From 1:00 until 3:30 p.m., this free ONLINE workshop provided by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District will help you learn how to identify the most common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. They will walk you through how these aggressive plants can take over in your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides. Please contact Rhesa at (503) 935-5368 or rhesa@emswcd.org for information on accessibility or accommodation. Pre-registration is required: To learn more and sign up, CLICK HERE.

May 19
> Green Lents Community Tool Library – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., they’re again open on Wednesday evenings. Note they are taking safety protective measures, and request you call in during open hours to make sure the tool you need hasn’t been checked out. They’re also offering “Mutual Aid and Garden Supplies”; supplies are limited and will change in availability each week. For more information, including important safety measures, CLICK HERE to see their webpage. It’s located at 9215 SE Ramona Street, 97266.

May 23
> Montavilla Farmers Market – Their open weekly for their summer season, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come shop for seasonal root and fresh vegetables and fruits, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Please follow their COVID-19 coronavirus protocols. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood. CLICK HERE to see their website.

May 29
> Green Lents Community Tool Library – From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., they’re again open on Saturdays. Note they are taking safety protective measures, and request you call in during open hours to make sure the tool you need hasn’t been checked out. They’re also offering “Mutual Aid and Garden Supplies” such as masks, sanitizers, disinfectant, gloves, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. Along with garden swap supplies such as seeds, soil, and starts! Supplies are limited and will change in availability each week. For more information, including important safety measures, CLICK HERE to see their webpage. It’s located at 9215 SE Ramona Street, 97266.

May 30
> Montavilla Farmers Market – Their open weekly for their summer season, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come shop for seasonal root and fresh vegetables and fruits, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Please follow their COVID-19 coronavirus protocols. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood. CLICK HERE to see their website.

East Portland News
June, 2021
Community Calendar

June 5
> Parkrose Bronco Boosters Beverage Bottle & Can Drive – From 9:00 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 Street, 97220.  It’s coordinated by Patty Meighen, contact her at pmeighen@hotmail.com.

June 26
> All American Magic & Comedy Show – It’s back! At a 2:00 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come see this exciting, live show by master illusionist Mark Benthimer and the hilarious escapades of ventriloquist Scott Davis. They’re following COIVD-19 mandates for safety of all who come for fun, live magical entertainment. Continuing their ten-year run of sold out shows, Portland’s most only 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, 9710 S.E. Washington Street, 97216.

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Here’s the current state of meetings, events and organizations
we currently currently list:

  • All American Magic Theater Mall 205 – April 3, see listing above! CLICK HERE
  • David Douglas School District schools CLICK HERE
  • Division Midway Alliance – office and events – CLICK HERE for more information.
  • East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District- All workshops and office closed- some workshops offered online: CLICK HERE
  • East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) – No in-person meetings; meeting online
  • East Portland Chamber of Commerce – No in-person meetings; For webinars and online meetings coming up: CLICK HERE
  • East Portland Parks Coalition Situation unknown for August’s meeting
  • Foster Area Business Association – No meetings; Online board meetings; See many open district businesses: CLICK HERE
  • Friends of Gates Park – In-person meetings Cancelled
  • Gateway Area Business Association – Meeting ONLINE
  • Green Lents – Tool Library CLOSED; see more – CLICK HERE
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization – Limited meetings
  • Leach Botanical Garden: Garden open, programs canceled
  • Neighborhood Association meetings; some meeting online with Zoom
  • Neighborhood Business District meetings; some meeting online
  • Montavilla East Tabor Business Associationall in-person events cancelled including the Montavilla Street Fair; meeting online
  • Montavilla Food Coop
  • Oregon Executive Club
  • Multnomah County Library – all facilities, CLICK HERE
  • Oaks Amusement Park
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – Limited reopeningCLICK HERE
  • Parkrose School District schools and events – CLICK HERE
  • Portland Community College Southeast Center
  • Portland Memory Garden – Garden OPEN, no work parties; CLICK HERE
  • Portland Metro Arts – Online only, CLICK HERE
  • Portland Parks & Recreation facilities CLICK HERE to see what’s open, and what’s closed
  • Portland YouthBuilders
  • Rosewood Initiative/Center CLICK HERE
  • Sandy Actors Theatre – Closed TFN
  • The Grotto – Now Open: CLICK HERE.
  • Wattles Boys & Girls Club in Lents
  • Zimmerman House museum – Closed TFN

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