East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
MARCH, 2021
Community Calendar

Multnomah County is now in
“Phase 1 Partial Reopening”
CLICK HERE to read about it

As rates of infection have gone up and down, Multnomah County is under “Phase 1 –  kind of reopening . Small public gatherings, limited in-restaurant dining and many businesses may someday again be allowed to open – but not in the near future.  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
March, 2021
Community Calendar

March 4
> East Portland Parks Coalition [virtual] meeting– From 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., join this virtual meeting. This month: “Shelters to Housing Continuum Project” discussion continues. ALSO, it appears as if “PP&R’s Requested Budget for 21-22” with JR Lilly, EPAP Advocate and member of the PP&R Budget Advisory Committee topic also continues. NEW: Portland Parks Foundation call for Jessica Green, Portland Parks Foundation, will tell them more about the criteria for their “Park Champion” award nominations, and Small Grant applications. It’s on ZOOM > Meeting ID: 889-9728-8935 > Password: 752 611. If you don’t know how to use ZOOM, or need more information, contact coalition chair Linda Robinson at lrobinspdx@comcast.net.

March 6
> Parkrose Bronco Boosters Beverage Bottle & Can Drive – Come on out! 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.

March 6
> Urban Weeds – From 9:00 until 11:30 a.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

February 13
> Montavilla Farmers Market –  Their “Winter Stock-up Market” is open 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. Check their Facebook page for more information.

March 18
> Creating an Edible Landscape – From 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., this free ONLINE workshop provided by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District will give you insight and tools for thoughtfully incorporating edible plants into your landscape – from annual veggies and herbs to perennial berries and fruit trees. They’ll discuss design tips, ways to build fertile soil, and how to conserve water while producing a harvest. You will also learn about native plants that feature edible fruit and nuts, as well as how to invite beneficial insects to your garden. You’ll walk away ready to assess your site and make a plan for a beautiful – and delicious – landscape. 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.

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

  • All American Magic Theater Mall 205 – Reopening when allowed, PERHAPS IN APRIL!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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