East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
October, 2021
Community Calendar
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Multnomah County is now in
“Wide-spread Reopening/Re-Masking”
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Multnomah County ‘opened up’, but “mask mandates” came back in August — and outdoor face covering was decreed in September and continuing in October.  Click the link above for gathering and mask mandates.

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East Portland News
Community Calendar
October, 2021

Continuing through October
> Hallowe’en fun and fright, at Oaks Amusement Park – Spooky fun returns to historic, non-profit Oaks Amusement Park each weekend, and all Hallowe’en week this year, ending with a fireworks display on the river on the “big night”. Kids can do Trick-or-Treating on the Midway during select hours; plus, Carousel and Train rides are FREE for the whole family. And, ScareGrounds PDX present three bone-chilling haunted attractions: The Condemned, EViLUTION, and Grimthorne Manor haunted houses, plus the House of Horrors Scarezone. Even more: Enjoy The Oaks thrill rides in the dark! For hours, days, and to securely pre-purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

October 20
> Lents Grown Business Association Meeting – Starting at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, this business association is holding their monthly board meeting. If you own or manage a business in Lents, or are invested in making the Lents business community thrive, join them for a discussion on neighborhood events, promoting Lents businesses, and growing the Lents Grown Business Association. They meet in the back patio of Humdinger Pizza, located at 9201 SE Foster Road. For more information, email art@ventureportland.org.

October 20
> East Portland Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting – From  6:30 until 8:30 p.m. this group continues to meet “virtually” this month, online. They are dedicated to providing types of assistance to outer East Portland neighborhood associations, organizations and long standing advocacy groups with regard to land use and transportation issues, information, support, and advice. THIS MONTH: Another topic of interest. It’s on Zoom, Meeting ID: 898 1242 8155 and Passcode: 580099. For more information, and other options for joining the meeting, contact their chair, Doug Armstrong, preferably by email at DDA882@Gmail.com, or call him at 971-352-1710.

October 23 and 24
> Last Parkrose Marketplace – For two days, this last-of-the-season 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 as many as 60 home-based vendors, including indigenous artists and crafters; and enjoy local food, coffee and other amenities. Enjoy a cold adult beverage in Marketplace Outdoor Pub featuring Catman Cellars and Level Beer. They’re doing it outdoors, with COVID-19 coronavirus safety in mind. VENDORS WANTED: To sign up as a vendor, CLICK HERE and look for a link on their Facebook page. It will be located on NE 108th Avenue, spilling into in the parking behind 10810 NE Sandy Boulevard. For more information, contact Terry Murphy at terrypdx1@gmail.com or call 971-407-9130.

October 24
> Lents International Farmers Market is open – It’s back, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November 21. 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. Note: They still have in place appropriate shopping protocols and safety procedures to maintain public safety; CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. It’s at their same great location, in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road – across from the fire station.

> 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.

October 25
> Montavilla East Tabor Business Association (METBA) Annual Meeting – Starting at 7:00 p.m., the METBA is hosting their this in-person meeting, featuring a presentation of their Annual Report, voting on officers and board members, and a discussion seeking ideas and comments regarding the future of the organization. This meeting is open to member businesses and community members who are interested in getting involved and supporting the Montavilla Business District. METBA will provide food and drinks. You’ll find them at the Montavilla Public Street Plaza on SE 79th Avenue, just north of Stark Street. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

October 27
> 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, 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.

October 30
> All About Squash at Zenger – From 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., this “Open Farm Day” planned activities include the chance to make your own spaghetti – from squash, of course – a squash guessing game, squash decorating, and best of all…squash smashing! Be sure to bring a mask and dress for the weather. Bathrooms and water bottle filling will be available. They’ll also have fresh snacks made by Community Chefs. TICKETS: This is a ticketed event with the “pay as you can” model” from $5 to $100 per group. To purchase tickets secure online, CLICK HERE. Zenger Farm is located at 11741 SE Foster Road, 97266.

October 31
> Lents International Farmers Market is open – It’s back, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November 21. 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. Note: They still have in place appropriate shopping protocols and safety procedures to maintain public safety; CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. It’s at their same great location, in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road – across from the fire station.

> 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
Community Calendar
November, 2021

November 6
> All American Magic & Comedy Show –At a 2:00 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come see this exciting, live show by master illusionist Mark Benthimer and the side-splitting hijinks  of ventriloquist Scott Davis. They’re following COIVD-19 mandates for safety of all who come for fun, live magical entertainment. Continuing their 12-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.

November 7
> Lents International Farmers Market – It’s back, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday through November 21. 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. Note: They still have in place appropriate shopping protocols and safety procedures to maintain public safety; CLICK HERE to see their webpage for more information. It’s at their same great location, in Lents Town Center, on SE 92nd Avenue, a block north of SE Foster Road – across from the fire station.

> 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.

November 7
> Oregon Sinfonietta in concert – At 3:00 p.m., this full symphony orchestra of roughly 70 members, now in its 49th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, presents a FREE concert. The orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 1, Dvo?ák’s Symphony No. 4 in D minor, and Sonata da Chiesa for String Orchestra by Hailstork. They do ask that audience members be fully vaccinated and wear masks during the concert. All members of the orchestra are fully vaccinated and will wear masks, except for the wind players when playing. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge to attend. The concert will be performed at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 10501 SE Market Street. For more information about the orchestra, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

November 10
> Have Coffee with a Cop – From 8:30 until 9:30 a.m., come out and join us and meet Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct Commander Erica Hurley, Captain David Abrahamson, Lieutenant Robert Quick and NRT Sergeant Craig Anderson. This is a good opportunity to express your concerns about neighborhood public safety issues. It’s at Mocca Express, 1951 SE 82nd Avenue, 97216.

November 12
> Little Shop of Horrors opens at David Douglas High: Opening Night! – The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. for this fun production, on stage at the Horner Theater. This delicious evil Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has  ‘devoured’ the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years – as the man-eating plant bent on world domination, Audrey II, implores, “Feed me, Seymour!”. All ages; it’s a lot less creepy than most kids’ shows these days. Little Shop of Horrors also plays the evenings of November 13, and November 19-20. Plus, there’s an afternoon matinee on Sunday, November 14. TICKETS: Adults $14 | Students & Seniors $10 per person. Box Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3-5:30pm on school days. For more information, or to reserve tickets online CLICK HERE, or call the Box Office at 503-261-8270. NOTE: Social distancing and masks required! It’s all at the Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center 1400 SE 130th (between SE Stark and Division streets).

November 13
> Little Shop of Horrors continues at David Douglas High – The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. for this fun production, on stage at the Horner Theater. This delicious evil Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has ‘devoured’ the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years – as the man-eating plant bent on world domination, Audrey II, implores, “Feed me, Seymour!”. All ages; it’s a lot less creepy than most kids’ shows these days. Little Shop of Horrors also plays the evenings of November 13, and November 19-20. Plus, there’s an afternoon matinee on Sunday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m.. TICKETS: Adults $14 | Students & Seniors $10 per person. Box Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3-5:30pm on school days. For more information, or to reserve tickets online CLICK HERE, or call the Box Office at 503-261-8270. NOTE: Social distancing and masks required! It’s all at the Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center 1400 SE 130th (between SE Stark and Division streets).

November 14
> Little Shop of Horrors plays at David Douglas High: Sunday Matinee Performance – The curtain goes up at 2:30 p.m. for this fun production, on stage at the Horner Theater. This delectability wicked Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has ‘devoured’ the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years – as the man-eating plant bent on world domination, Audrey II, implores, “Feed me, Seymour!”. All ages; it’s a lot less creepy than most kids’ shows these days. Little Shop of Horrors also plays the evenings of November 19-20. TICKETS: Adults $14 | Students & Seniors $10 per person. Box Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3-5:30pm on school days. For more information, or to reserve tickets online CLICK HERE, or call the Box Office at 503-261-8270. NOTE: Social distancing and masks required! It’s all at the Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center 1400 SE 130th (between SE Stark and Division streets).

November 19-20
> Little Shop of Horrors plays at David Douglas High Final weekend – The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. for this fun production, on stage at the Horner Theater. This delightfully malevolent Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has ‘devoured’ the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years – as the man-eating plant bent on world domination, Audrey II, implores, “Feed me, Seymour!”. All ages; it’s a lot less creepy than most kids’ shows these days. Little Shop of Horrors TICKETS: Adults $14 | Students & Seniors $10 per person. Box Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3-5:30pm on school days. For more information, or to reserve tickets online CLICK HERE, or call the Box Office at 503-261-8270. NOTE: Social distancing and masks required! It’s all at the Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center 1400 SE 130th (between SE Stark and Division streets).

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