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East Portland News
Community Calendar
July, 2024

July 24

> Nathalia Palis performs – From 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., it’s the ‘Mil Colores’ playing traditional Latin American sounds and rhythms in the park. It’s at Gateway Discovery Park, located at 10520 NE Halsey Street, 97220.

> Sprout & Shout Summer Concert Series – Starting at noon, join others for this Leach Botanical Garden East Terrace lunchtime dance party. This concert features Jessa Campbell & the Saplings. Explore the garden before or after the show. Feel free to enjoy a pack-it-in, pack-it-out snack, but please do not throw away food waste at the garden to keep our wildlife safe. Bring your own blankets or low-back chairs. In case of temperatures above 100+ degrees or the Air Quality Index over 150+ the event will be rescheduled. Please check their website for updates before your event. For ticketing information, prices, and securely purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

> Urban Wildlife: Exploring Our City’s Wild Side – Starting at 7:00 p.m., this, the first in this summers one-hour Leach Botanical Garden Lecture Series, Laura Guderyahn, Ecologist, will tell about the turtles, snakes, and lizards that call Portland home. Learn if they are thriving or merely surviving in such an urbanized area. Grounds open at 6:00 p.m. for an after-hours stroll, appetizers, and beverages. TICKETS: $30 | Leach Friends Members $25 each – CLICK HERE to securely purchase tickets online.

July 25
> East  Portland Speed-Networking in Montavilla – From 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., mix and mingle with folks from three (3) East Portland business groups, who have partnered for a fun evening. You’ll meet folks from the Montavilla East Tabor Business Association, the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, and the 82nd Ave Business Association. Adjacent business Threshold Brewing offers local beer, cider, and tasty food for purchase. Bring a raffle item to get an extra minute of time to talk in front of the group – and, bring cash to buy raffle tickets. It’s all taking place in the Montavilla Street Plaza along SE 79th Avenue, just north of Stark Street.

July 28 ~ The Montavilla Street Fair is today!

> Lents International Farmers Market From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November – they’re back ‘home’ at their previous, but much improved location, across from the fire station. Come and shop for fresh produce, direct from the growers farms and fields. And, you’ll find many of the prepared foods you’ve come to expect at this long-established farmers market. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. NOTE: They’ve moved back in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road at SE Reedway Street – across from Fire Station 11.

> Montavilla Street Fair – From 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., you’ll find all of downtown Montavilla turned into a street fair. CLICK HERE to see our story and video about their HUGE 2023 event! Shop from among many vendors, dine on food from local restaurants and street vendors. Discover kids’ activities and listen to live music in several venues along the thoroughfare. The Montavilla Farmers Market is open extended hours today. It’s all happening along SE Stark Street – between SE 76th Avenue and SE 82nd Avenue.

> Moment ‘Among the Trees’ at Leach Garden – From 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., step into a seamless cascade of abstract sounds among the trees at Leach Botanical Garden. It’s an evening of live music and DJ sets curated by Moment on the garden’s Aerial Tree Walk. Enjoy performances by Quickly Quickly; Zaam Unit; the trio of Qur’an Shaheed, Sharada Shashidhar, & Me’kala Session, and DJ Stepdad. Bring chairs, blankets, or pack a picnic basket and enjoy a lovely summer evening in the garden. TICKETS: $30 per person. – CLICK HERE to securely purchase tickets online. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

July 31

> Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden – From 10:00 until 11:30 a.m., this is a way for young children (ages 2-6 with an adult) to explore nature. During a walk, each child borrows a backpack full of simple tools for exploring. Nature educators guide children in small groups through a series of “Nature Play” activities. They provide supplies and structure, but each child is encouraged to be creative in their play and exploration. Walks happen rain or shine! Dress for the weather. CLICK HERE to see fees and to register online [highly suggested!]. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

> The Awesome Possum Party Band – From 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., this feel-good family music project takes over the park square for a good time. It’s at Gateway Discovery Park, located at 10520 NE Halsey Street, 97220.

East Portland News
Community Calendar
August, 2024

 

August 2

> Tend Multnomah Park Cemetery in Foster-Powell – From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., participants will clean headstones, learn about symbols found on headstones, and support litter pickup. All supplies, tools and some refreshments provided. Space is limited for this fascinating public service event and advance registration is required: CLICK HERE to register. Some parking is available, perhaps at Eastport Plaza. For all ages. This volunteer opportunity is brought to you by the METRO Parks and Nature Community Education & Stewardship team. Multnomah Park Cemetery is located at 4649 SE 82nd Avenue of Roses (at SE Holgate Boulevard), 97266.

August 3: Master Gardeners event + Centennial ‘Concert in the Park’ today

> 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 at Parkrose Middle School front entrance, at 11800 NE Shaver Street, 97220.  It’s coordinated by Patty Meighen, contact her at pmeighen@hotmail.com.

> Rocky Butte Farmers Market – From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., this Saturday market, started in 2019, offers seasonal, and locally grown foods and artisan products. Come on up and take a look! It runs through September. They’ve moved into the Madison South neighborhood along the north side of Glenhaven Park. It’s now located ‘in the blocks’ closing off NE Siskiyou Street between 80th and 82nd Avenues. Lots of free parking at Glenhaven Park. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

> FREE Master Gardeners Open Garden Event – From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Multnomah County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden is hosting this event. Take a self-guided tour of this one-acre educational garden. Learn about edible plants, non-edible native plants, wildlife habitats, native bees, invertebrates and the management of urban creatures. Get your gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, bring home free educational materials and free seeds and bee houses while they last. Visit our children’s booth for fun activities and enter a raffle for a nursery gift certificate. This “drop-in” event is open to all. Entrance is on SE 57th Avenue, about 500 feet south of SE Duke Street – and walk in the gate and through the Green Thumb Community Orchard. Questions? Email demogarden@multnomahmastergardeners.org.

> Concert in Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park – Tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation, and sponsors Centennial Community Association, Thrive East PDX, and the Midway Business Association are hosting this musical event. Tonight, the concert features Barrio Mestizo, classic and contemporary salsa, cumbia, and ‘cha cha cha’. Organizers promise FREE fun activities for the whole family. Food is typically available for purchase. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs and enjoy the show. The park is located at 16555 SE Mill Street, 97233.

August 4

> Lents International Farmers Market From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November – they’re back ‘home’ at their previous, but much improved location, across from the fire station. Come and shop for fresh produce, direct from the growers farms and fields. And, you’ll find many of the prepared foods you’ve come to expect at this long-established farmers market. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. NOTE: They’ve moved back in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road at SE Reedway Street – across from Fire Station 11.

Montavilla Farmers Market– They’re open, providing fresh-from-the-garden foods 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. 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.

August 6

> Storytime with Nikki Brown Clown – From 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., come be entertained by this most special storyteller. She’s one of the original Portland Rose Festival Clown Corps members, and lots of fun! She’s at Gateway Discovery Park, located at 10520 NE Halsey Street, 97220.

August 10 ~ Afternoon Arts Alive event and Jade Night Market returns!

> Rocky Butte Farmers Market – From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., this Saturday market, started in 2019, offers seasonal, and locally grown foods and artisan products. Come on up and take a look! It runs through September. They’ve moved into the Madison South neighborhood along the north side of Glenhaven Park. It’s now located ‘in the blocks’ closing off NE Siskiyou Street between 80th and 82nd Avenues. Lots of free parking at Glenhaven Park. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

> Arts Alive Celebration – From noon until 5:00 p.m., this  community arts celebration is being held in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. Guests will enjoy arts activities to participate in, local artist vendors and makers, live music, food vendors, a wellness table, face painting, and an art supply swap. This all-ages, family friendly event is sponsored by the Midway Business Association, Arte Soleil, Prosper Portland, and Portland Events & Film. They will also be hosting a raffle to benefit Free Arts NW. It’s all happening in the Arte Soleil parking lot, located at 5530 SE 122nd Avenue (at Harold Street) 97236. Parking available in the North East lot of the Lents-Gilbert Church of God.

> 8th Annual Jade International Night Market – From 3:00 until 10:00 p.m., this fascinating ‘night market’ returns to the Montavilla neighborhood. In the past, its featured live entertainment, along with lots of vendors. Nothing else as been revealed by the organizers; see their webpage: CLICK HERE. It’s being held on the Portland Community College Southeast Campus at 2305 SE 82nd Avenue of Roses (along SE Division Street) 97216.

 

August 11

> Lents International Farmers Market From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November – they’re back ‘home’ at their previous, but much improved location, across from the fire station. Come and shop for fresh produce, direct from the growers farms and fields. And, you’ll find many of the prepared foods you’ve come to expect at this long-established farmers market. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. NOTE: They’ve moved back in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road at SE Reedway Street – across from Fire Station 11.

Montavilla Farmers Market– They’re open, providing fresh-from-the-garden foods 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. 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.

August 17 ~ Tonga Fest is today!

> Rocky Butte Farmers Market – From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., this Saturday market, started in 2019, offers seasonal, and locally grown foods and artisan products. Come on up and take a look! It runs through September. They’ve moved into the Madison South neighborhood along the north side of Glenhaven Park. It’s now located ‘in the blocks’ closing off NE Siskiyou Street between 80th and 82nd Avenues. Lots of free parking at Glenhaven Park. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

> St. Matthews Anglican Church Food Pantry Ministry – From 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. (note new hours), they’re again hosting a food pantry. People will find canned goods, sauces, pasta, baking goods, apples/bananas, eggs, milk, bread, toilet paper/paper towels, some personal hygiene products. Organizers say they’ll may also have can basic household items and supplies and personal hygiene items, as well as the staples. It’s located at 11100 NE Skidmore Street, 97220.

> Tonga Heritage Festival – From noon until 5:00 p.m., celebrating Tongan heritage through cultural performances, live music, community, and food. What’s it like? Watch see our story and video from last year: CLICK HERE. It’s at Gateway Discovery Park, located at 10520 NE Halsey Street, 97220.

August 18

> Lents International Farmers Market From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November – they’re back ‘home’ at their previous, but much improved location, across from the fire station. Come and shop for fresh produce, direct from the growers farms and fields. And, you’ll find many of the prepared foods you’ve come to expect at this long-established farmers market. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. NOTE: They’ve moved back in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road at SE Reedway Street – across from Fire Station 11.

Montavilla Farmers Market– They’re open, providing fresh-from-the-garden foods 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. 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.

> Sturgeon Moon GongStravaganza – From 5:00 until 6:30 p.m., relax and release stress as the gong sounds mix with the evening noises of the forest. A sonic tapestry  is created that resonates with the energies of the participants and the surrounding environment. Each gong tone helps release tension and brings a deep sense of calm. Tickets: $35 Person | $30 Person Leach Garden Friends Member – CLICK HERE to securely purchase online and reserve your spot. It’s taking place in Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

August 21

> Aaron Nigel Smith and Jubba White daytime concert – From 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., listen and dance to live reggae music with world-renowned Jamaican performer. It’s at Gateway Discovery Park, located at 10520 NE Halsey Street, 97220.

> Reptiles in Portland – Starting at 7:00 p.m., this, the second in this summers one-hour Leach Botanical Garden Lecture Series features Leslie Bliss-Ketchum, Wildlife Ecologist. A surprising number of wildlife species make their home in our urban area; learn more about them and about local efforts to preserve and enhance habitat connectivity in the metro region. Grounds open at 6:00 p.m. for an after-hours stroll, appetizers, and beverages. TICKETS: $30 | Leach Friends Members $25 each – CLICK HERE to securely purchase tickets online.

August 23

> Outdoor Concert in Thompson Park – Tonight, starting about 6:30 p.m. it’s a “Concert in the Park” event, thanks to their “community partner”, Russell Neighborhood Association. Here the Macey Gard Band — called “a high-energy Power Pop band that puts on a get-down funky dance show”. Bring a blanket or low beach chairs, a picnic dinner, and perhaps warmer clothing as the sun goes down. This event is located at NE 138th Avenue and Thompson Street, 97230.

August 25

> Lents International Farmers Market From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November – they’re back ‘home’ at their previous, but much improved location, across from the fire station. Come and shop for fresh produce, direct from the growers farms and fields. And, you’ll find many of the prepared foods you’ve come to expect at this long-established farmers market. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. NOTE: They’ve moved back in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road at SE Reedway Street – across from Fire Station 11.

Montavilla Farmers Market– They’re open, providing fresh-from-the-garden foods 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. 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.

 

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