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East Portland News
Community Calendar
August, 2022

August 17
> Leach Botanical Garden Lecture Series – Doors open at 600 p.m. for appetizers, beverages, and the opportunity to stroll in the Garden; Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. Tonight: OSU Extension Service Community and Urban Horticulturist Weston Miller presents: “Adapting your yard and garden for climate change”. TICKETS: $20 per person, all ages | $15 Leach Garden Friends members and youth. Advanced reservations are required. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236; a block south of SE Foster Road.

August 18
> ROSE Community Development Block Party – From 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., come join the fun for ROSE’s 30th Anniversary with an all-ages community block party. There will be live music, food, and time to reconnect with their beloved community. This event is reportedly taking place at Woody Guthrie Place Apartments, located at 5800 SE 91st Avenue, 97266.

August 19
> Outdoor Movie in Luuwit View Park –No live music this year. But, 7:30 p.m. (or when it gets dark enough), they’ll be showing Hook 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 NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street.

August 20: FOUR Events Today!

> Johnson Creek Clean-Up – From 8:30 a.m. until Noon, get into the creek and pull out junk, trash and debris at this fun event. You will sign up to participate at one of several locations. This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for weather and wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet and muddy; you will be walking in the creek. They provide gloves and all necessary tools, plus free lunch at the end of the event. To SIGN UP NOW: CLICK HERE.

> 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 24 and is located in the Mannahouse Church parking lot at 9200 NE Fremont Street, 97220. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

> Neighborhood Block Party in Lents – from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m., all are invited to the street of a private residence to enjoy food and entertainment. Also, learn more about the “Safe Rest Village” coming nearby the location at SE 106th Avenue and Reedway Street. “Everyone is welcome!” organizers exclaim. It’s at 5716 SE 104th Avenue; two blocks south of SE Harold Street.

> Concert in Gates Park Property in Powellhurst Gilbert – Starting at 6:30 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation, neighborhood organizations, and sponsors are hosting this musical event. Tonight, the concert features The Jack Maybe Project – ‘Pacific NW folk and blues’. Food may be available for purchase. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs and enjoy the show. The park is located at SE 136th Avenue and SE Holgate Boulevard.

August 21: Four events today!

> Lents International Farmers Market – from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., this venerated market is open every Sunday for the season through November 20, at a NEW LOCATION. You’ll find local farmers and food artisans are back this season, including two new vendors bringing locally distilled spirits and herbal tinctures. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. New Location: You’ll find it at SE 91st Avenue along SE Foster Road. For more information, see their webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Leach Nature Fair returns – a From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Leach Botanical Garden Nature  is back. There will be crafts, live music, garden tours, and activities for the whole family. Explore their educational booths, enter membership giveaways, join in activities, and “celebrate everything nature”. You’re invited to bring a pack-it-in, pack-it-out lunch to enjoy on one of their grassy meadows, or you can purchase drinks and snacks at the garden. FEE: $5 for adults, free 12 and under; free for Leach Garden Friends members. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236; a block south of SE Foster Road.

> 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. 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 Sunday Parkways returns – from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00  p.m., many outer East Portland streets will be closed to motorized vehicles as the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s 15th Anniversary season of Sunday Parkways takes place. At various locations, participants in a wide variety of FREE events and activities, including live music and entertainment. You buy your food and beverages from vendors. Stop for a rest, activities and a free bike tune-up at Gateway Discovery Park, Ventura Park, Lincoln City Park, and Parklane Park. For a map, and more information, see the official PBOT webpage: CLICK HERE.

August 26
> Outdoor Movie in Glenhaven Park – No live music this year. But, 7:30 p.m. (or when it gets dark enough), they’ll be showing Moana 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 NE 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

August 27
> 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 24 and is located in the Mannahouse Church parking lot at 9200 NE Fremont Street, 97220. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

August 28
> Lents International Farmers Market – from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., this venerated market is open every Sunday for the season through November 20, at a NEW LOCATION. You’ll find local farmers and food artisans are back this season, including two new vendors bringing locally distilled spirits and herbal tinctures. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. New Location: You’ll find it at SE 91st Avenue along SE Foster Road. For more information, see their webpage: CLICK HERE.

> 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. 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
Community Calendar
September, 2022

September 3
> 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 the 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 24 and is located in the Mannahouse Church parking lot at 9200 NE Fremont Street, 97220. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

September 4
> Lents International Farmers Market – from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., this venerated market is open every Sunday for the season through November 20, at a NEW LOCATION. You’ll find local farmers and food artisans are back this season, including two new vendors bringing locally distilled spirits and herbal tinctures. Market Scouts will be providing fun activities for kids ages 3 to 12. New Location: You’ll find it at SE 91st Avenue along SE Foster Road. For more information, see their webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Lents Community Cultural Fair – During the Lents International Farmers Market, enjoy this event featuring live music, dance showcases and raffle prizes. You’ll find it at SE 91st Avenue along SE Foster Road. For more information, see Farmers Market webpage: CLICK HERE.

> 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. 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.

September 9
> Portland ‘Welcoming Week’ Kickoff Celebration – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., ‘Civic Life’s’ Immigrants & Refugees Program holds the opening ceremony of their second such annual event. This free event will have music and dance performances by local artists, delicious food from many different cultures, and speakers and tables from community organizations around Portland. It’s taking place at Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Avenue, 97216 (along SE Stark Street).

September 10
> Ukrainian Festival – from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., drop in for a few minutes, or spend part of the day. It features freshly Ukrainian foods such as perogies, cabbage rolls and borshch (the Russian version is spelled “borscht”) – and beers – to purchase and enjoy. You’ll enjoy Ukrainian music and culture; shop among merchandise vendors with hats, shirts, hoodies and flags. For the kids, there will be a bouncy house and face painting. It’s all at the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located in Sellwood at 8014 SE 16th Avenue, 97202.

September 10-11
> Parkrose Marketplace returns – From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, this outdoor bazaar will be open. Located  in downtown Parkrose, the aim of the event is giving more support and visibility to local, small businesses and artists. Shop among as many as 35 home-based vendors, including indigenous artists and crafters. Enjoy ready-to-eat local food, coffee and other beverages. Oh yes, and live music returns! See what it’s like; CLICK HERE to see a story, with video, from last season! VENDORS INVITED: To sign up as a vendor, or for more information, look for the link on their Facebook page: CLICK HERE. It will be located on NE 108th Avenue, spilling into in the parking behind 10810 NE Sandy Boulevard. This event is produced by nonprofit organization Parkrose Community Alliance. For more information, contact Terry Murphy at terrypdx1@gmail.com or call 971-407-9130.

September 14
> Leach Botanical Garden Lecture Series – Doors open at 600 p.m. for appetizers, beverages, and the opportunity to stroll in the Garden; Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. Tonight: Portland State University Professor of Climate Adaptation and Director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab Vivek Shandas presents: “From Trees to Canopies: Climate implications for managing our urban forests”. TICKETS: $20 per person, all ages | $15 Leach Garden Friends members and youth. Advanced reservations are required. CLICK HERE to purchase online. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236; a block south of SE Foster Road.

September 17
> Division-Midway Festival of Nations returnsIt’s back! From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., this Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative District brings back this festival. It celebrates and embraces the diversity of district, while promoting the best of outer East Portland’s multicultural community and businesses. Interested in being a participant or vendor? CLICK HERE. It’s being held at 14601 SE Division Street, 97236.

September 18
> Annual Multicultural Kids Festival – From 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., come celebrate with them this event that was formerly known as the Portland Slavic Festival. This event brings together kids and adults from different communities and provide an opportunity to explore different cultures, taste different foods and learn about different traditions. You’ll find: + Food Vendors + Music Performances + Master Classes + Vendors + Activities for Kids. CLICK HERE to see the story and video about last year’s festival. “As per local mandates, masks are required at all outdoor events,” organizers with Slavic Community Center of NW say. It’s at Ventura Park, located at 460 SE 113th Avenue, 97216, along SE Stark Street.

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