Jul
3
to Dec 4

St. Johns Yarn Connection

Whether you interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun as we learn together. Meet your neighbors, relax, and have fun! All experience levels welcome. Please bring your own supplies. 

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm at the St. Johns Library branch

  • July 3rd and 17th
  • August 9th and 21st
  • September 4th and 18th
  • October 2nd and 16th
  • November 6th and 20th
  • December 4th
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St. Johns Clothing Closet
Jul
19
to Dec 20

St. Johns Clothing Closet

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The St. Johns Center for Opportunity hosts a the monthly free clothing closet for North Portland community members in need at their offices (8250 N. Lombard St). The closet is open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2 pm-7 pm.

The next dates that the closet are open are:

July 18th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th and December 20th

The community clothing closet has clothing in a range of sizes for infants to adults, as well as shoes, coats, purses and some accessories available for all genders. Any community member in need is welcome to shop at the clothing closet. Each visitor gets to pick any 15 items (limit one coat and 2 pairs of shoes per person). This amount may change based on donations received in the previous month. 

The #4, #16 and #75 Trimet bus lines serve the downtown St. Johns area within easy walking distance of the SJCO offices, which is across from Signal Pizza. You do not need to RSVP to attend this event. Dogs are not allowed in the clothing closet unless they are registered service animals. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times during the clothing closet.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the SJCO website here .

Thank you to the Port of Portland for being a Presenting Sponsor of the community clothing closet and Guerrilla Development for being a sponsor! We appreciate you!

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Career Readiness 101 Workshop
Aug
9
to Sep 22

Career Readiness 101 Workshop

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Searching for a job? Need to create or update your resume? Want to nail that job interview? 

Come to a free workshop led by Carolyn Snipes of Impact NW CORE (Career Opportunities Readiness and Exploration) to learn the basics of building a strong resume, how to use Linked In for online job searching, interviewing tips and more.

August 9th from 6-7:30 pm at the St. Johns Center for Opportunity

To register, call 503-841-5522 or email info@stjohnsopportunity.org.

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Our Town: The People's Guide to St. Johns
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Our Town: The People's Guide to St. Johns

Please join Lauren Everett for the opening night of her exhibition at Cathedral Park Place, featuring selected images and text from her participatory research about sense of place in St. Johns. These photographs were taken by St. Johns residents this past winter, using single use 35 mm film cameras. The prompt was to think about why they love living in St. Johns, and choose twelve things to photograph that illustrate those aspects. The images are accompanied by captions explaining the significance of each selection to the individual's place attachment. 

The exhibition will be held in the second floor atrium, which is accessible by ascending the stairs in the lobby on Baltimore, proceeding straight down the hallway, and making a right.

RSVP and spread the word on the Facebook invite 

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Community Cares Day at George Middle School
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Community Cares Day at George Middle School

Project Community Care Day is an annual tradition and a wonderful opportunity to help beautify our school grounds in preparation for the first day of school.  Volunteers assist with outdoor projects, such as weeding and spreading mulch.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools, including gardening gloves and tools, but they are not required.  No volunteer registration is needed and all ages are welcome.

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Walk with Immigrants and Refugees
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Walk with Immigrants and Refugees

A walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland! Parks for New Portlanders, in partnership with Portland Sunday Parkways, nonprofits, and refugee and immigrant organizations, invites you to walk with Refugees and Immigrants. Join community members and elected leaders as they gather at Gateway Discovery Park for in a one-mile walk to Knott Park, alongside our refugee and immigrant neighbors in a show of support.

This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders, of all ages and backgrounds. - Hear refugee and immigrant stories - Enjoy diverse music, food, and other family activities We welcome all neighbors, faith-based organizations, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and nonprofits to join us on this walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!

For more information, contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-260-2487. www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/walk

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/325176198023284/

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Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Circle Talks at the Working Library

vLet the Artists Die
A Performance-Lecture by Triple Candie
August 21, 2018, 6:30-8 pm

Triple Candie will present a performance-lecture that focuses on its art-less exhibitions. The performance will explore a range of topics, from artist obituaries and artistic agency, to the “Death of the Artist” and the “Author Function” late ‘60s French theory, as well as the ethics of posthumous artistic creation. A brief history of Triple Candie’s programs are interwoven throughout -- David Hammons: The Unauthorized Retrospective, Cady Noland Approximately, James Lee Byars: I Cancel My Works at Death, Maurizio Cattelan is Dead: Life and Work, If Michael Asher, etc. The title “Let the Artists Die” is borrowed from a 1985 play by the Polish artist-playwright Tadeusz Kantor about art under authoritarian regimes. 

ABOUT TRIPLE CANDIE
Triple Candie is a phantom-like institution run by internationally noted art historians Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett. Founded in Harlem in 2001, Triple Candie produces exhibitions about art but largely devoid of it. Its primary purpose since late 2005 has been to explore the possibilities of exhibition-making as a truly alternative, critical practice. The New York Times once characterized Triple Candie as “Manhattan’s only truly alternative alternative space,” and Domus described it as “one of the most mysterious and creative institutions on the contemporary scene.” When Triple Candie left Harlem in 2011, it began guest-producing exhibitions for museums in the United States and Europe. Its most recent project, If Michael Asher, is currently on view at the Grazer Kunstverein in Austria. Triple Candie works out of a townhouse in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT CIRCLE TALKS
Throughout summer 2018 we are inviting artists, curators, and arts administrators to lead conversations about the evolution of socially engaged artworks and how they expand the public discourse around what art can be and how it is valued.

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2nd Annual Gala: Raise the Barre
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Gala: Raise the Barre

SAVE THE DATE! The Aspire Project is excited to announce Raising The Barre, their 2nd annual gala, will be on October 13th at the Village Ballroom. Last year, over 130 people gathered to support The Aspire Project programs and share in an evening of live music, dance performances, dinner, refreshments and auctions. This year is going to be even better. Mark your calendars! They'd love to have you there.

The Aspire Project is currently looking for sponsors and volunteers to join the Silent Auction Team. Email katiej@theaspireproject.org if you are interested.

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Pan African Festival of Oregon
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Pan African Festival of Oregon

Oregon’s second annual Pan African Festival (PAF) will take place on Saturday, August 11 at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland from12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PAF is a celebration of the resilience, strength and influence of Pan Africans (Africans, Caribbean and African Americans) in Oregon. 

The festival is a cultural vehicle to galvanize, mobilize and empower Diaspora Africans in Oregon. It is a springboard to community building, increasing understanding within and between communities, and creating a dialogue that will bring awareness and sensitivity. This vision is captured in PAF’s 2018 Theme: Experience The Culture.

 

Second Annual Pan African Festival of Oregon

Experience The Culture

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pioneer Courthouse Square (701 SW 6th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97205)

ADMISSION: Admission is free. Everyone is invited to attend.

WEBSITE: http://www.panafricanfestivalor.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/915840078585856/



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Party in the Plaza!
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Party in the Plaza!

Save the date for a free, family friendly dance party in the St. Johns plaza to celebrate our great neighborhood as part of National Night Out! Join the St. Johns Center for Opportunity, DJ Dirtynick, and community safety and livability groups for a fun evening of merriment and education! 

Learn from neighborhood safety groups, dance in a cloud of bubbles, meet our local firefighters and enjoy food from some of your favorite St. Johns Farmers Market vendors and, most importantly, get to know your neighbors!

RSVP on Facebook and get all the event details by clicking here!

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Screening + Discussion: Errata

Science fiction film viewing/feeling/smelling followed by open discussion.   There are 2 screenings on August 2nd and August 11th from 4-8 pm. 

 HTTP:// SCI-FI COLLECTIVE invites the community to engage in conversations, critiques, screenings, and readings centered around science fiction media. We hope you will join us for these events, taking place at Working Library located at 8836 N Lombard St. in the St. Johns neighborhood. All events are FREE and open to the public. 

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Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

2nd Annual Vanport Jazz Festival

Discover the Legacy. Experience the Revival at the 2nd Annual Vanport Jazz Festival at Portland Meadows. The Vanport Jazz Festival honors the city of Vanport and the voices who formed our jazz community. 

On the site of the historic flood, we intend to transform the Portland Meadows into a cultural revival, welcoming nationally renowned artists and breathing new life into Portland jazz. 

To purchase tickets and see the full lineup, click here 

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Aug
2
2:30 PM14:30

The Tempest by Shakespeare

Oregon Adventure Theatre presents Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by William Steele. This free performance will be presented in North Portland at the following locations:

August 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 pm at the Peninsula Oddfellows Lodge (4834 N Lombard St.) 

August 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm in the backyard of Devin & Jess Martin (8648 NW Ogden St.)

The event is free. Raffles at intermission and donations accepted. 

To find out more information, visit oregonadventuretheatre.com 

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Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

World Building Workshop: What is Sci-Fi?

HTTP:// SCI-FI COLLECTIVE invites the community to engage in conversations, critiques, screenings, and readings centered around science fiction media. We hope you will join us for these events, taking place at Working Library located at 8836 N Lombard St. in the St. Johns neighborhood. All events are FREE and open to the public. 

This event is a collaborative workshop for generating sci-fi! 

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July Biz Mob!
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

July Biz Mob!

In July, we'll celebrate Dub's St Johns, The Man's Shop and 45th Parallel Wines at the St. Johns Biz Mob! Come visit your local business owners, enjoy snacks and drinks, special deals and live music from 5-8 pm! 

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Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

The Jazz Society of Oregon ™ proudly presents
The 38th Annual - Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

The Jazz Society’s Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is a FREE concert open to the public and held over three days in mid-July at Cathedral Park at the base of the St. Johns bridge in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of Portland. Now in its 38th year, the festival is the longest running jazz and blues festival west of the Mississippi River. The Festival is a major musical event in the heart of summer for the Portland Metro area, and features the region’s best local jazz and blues musicians. It also fosters cooperation and pride in the north Portland neighborhoods of Cathedral Park and St. Johns, and recognizes and promotes the community’s local businesses.

To RSVP online, click here

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Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

July 19: N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee

Topics for discussion: (1) Overview of Tax Increment Financing; 2) Discussion on maximizing the indebtedness of the Interstate Urban Renewal Area. 

Oversight committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. For more information, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/74485

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Jul
17
2:30 PM14:30

Rental Services Commission

Topics for discussion: (1) Screening Criteria; (2) Security Deposits; and (3) program and policy updates
 

The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates. 

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Berry Cobbler Showdown
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Berry Cobbler Showdown

Show us your best baking skills by entering the 2018 Berry Cobbler Showdown at the St. Johns Farmers Market on July 14th! 

Use at least 1 ingredient purchased at the St. Johns Farmers Market, bring your fresh cobbler to the market, have the market attendees taste test and vote for their favorites. You could be the next Berry Cobbler Showdown Winner! The winner will receive a $50 St. Johns Farmers Market gift card to spend at the market.

To read the full details and sign up, visit: http://www.stjohnsopportunity.org/berry-cobbler-showdown

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Movie in the Park
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Movie in the Park

Join your neighbors for the Portland Parks and Rec "Summer Free for All" Movie in the Park at George Park in St. Johns. They'll be showing "The Sandlot" (1993, rated PG) in English with Spanish subtitles. The pre-movie entertainment will be Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland. Check them out on Facebook here! The movie begins at dusk. The event is free!

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Bike2Groceries event at New Seasons University Park
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Bike2Groceries event at New Seasons University Park

Join Block Bikes at New Seasons University Park this Saturday to learn more about safe bike routes to groceries and how to get groceries from the grocery store to your house on your bicycle! They will have racks and information and there will be representatives from local organizations with free information, handouts and more! 

Help them build your bike love as they show you how to to use your bike in even more exciting ways. 

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Circle Talks at c3:initiative

Part of our summer Circle Talks series that celebrates the acquisition of Working Library, a dialogic art project by Laura O’Quin and Rory Sparks. Over the next several months we will invite artists, curators, and arts administrators to lead conversations about the evolution of socially engaged artworks and how they expand the public discourse around what art can be and how it is valued.

ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us for a conversation with Libby Werbel, Stephanie Syjuco, Stephanie Parrish and Works Progress Agency, as we discuss how social practice artworks fit into the larger arts ecosystem. Using Stephanie Syjuco’s notMoMA project as a touchstone, participants will share their experiences around creating, acquiring, and activating a social practice artwork. How can this type of work broaden the ways we think about art and how can institutions support artistic authorship that prioritizes social engagement? There will be dedicated time for audience questions, an opportunity to view our notMoMA Satellite Exhibition in partnership with Portland Art Museum, as well as light refreshments.

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Sunday Parkways North Portland
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Parkways North Portland

North Portland Sunday Parkways rolls through town from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. Join us for a 9.5 mile traffic-free, family-friendly bike route that takes you on a tour to Willamette Boulevard and over to Peninsula Rose Garden, Columbia Annex, Arbor Lodge, Kenton and McCoy Parks to grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and join some activities. 

Be sure to play the Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt: Collect all the stickers from the Kaiser Permanente parks on the route, and for every completed sitcker card you'll earn the collectible North Portland decal shown here, and Kaiser Permanente will make a donation in support of mental health organizations in our community. 

Spend a lovely summer day walking, strolling, and rolling around our North Portland route. See the map:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/67622

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Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Pick It Up, Portland!

SOLVE and the City of Portland invite you to join Pick it up, Portland! – a two day, city-wide, clean up event, focusing on litter removal throughout our community. Help keep Portland clean and healthy and ensure it can be enjoyed by all. All cleanup materials will be provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.

To sign up to volunteer in St Johns, click here


Meeting Location: Cathedral Park, Portland, 97203. Look for the SOLVE signs.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XnvCc8Ke8S52

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Good in the Hood Festival
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Good in the Hood Festival

The 26th Annual Good in the Hood Multicultural Music, Arts & Food Festival in Portland is this weekend at the King School Park! Enjoy live music, food, kid's activities and more! Click here to see all the event details.

Festival Hours:
Friday, June 22nd 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 23rd 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, June 24th 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Jun
22
11:30 AM11:30

St. Johns Boosters BBQ Fundraiser

  • Oregonians Credit Union St. Johns Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stop by for a free hot dog lunch as we kick off our fundraiser to help the St. Johns Boosters replace 2 marquee signs. This is a neighborhood event. All are welcome!

Oregonians Credit Union will be donating 1% of your auto loan balance to the St. Johns Boosters' fundraising for a new electronic marquee sign. Use the promo code STJOHNS when you apply online or when you visit the St. Johns branch. 

BBQ at the Oregonians Credit Union St. Johns Branch: 7825 N Lombard St. 

RSVP here today!

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Farmers Market Fundraiser at Occidental
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Farmers Market Fundraiser at Occidental

Occidental will be donating $1 of every beer sold at their tap room on the 21st towards the St. Johns Farmers Market food equity work, as part of their 3rd Thursday event series. Come have a beer and support our efforts to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for our low income community members! 

Read more about the St. Johns Center for Opportunity food equity programming at the St. Johns Farmers Market here!

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

St. Johns Community Clothing Closet

The St. Johns Center for Opportunity (SJCO) will host the monthly free clothing closet for North Portland community members in need at their offices (8250 N. Lombard St). The closet will be open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2 pm-7 pm. The community clothing closet has clothing in a range of sizes for infants to adults, as well as shoes, coats, purses and some accessories available for all genders. Any community member in need is welcome to shop at the clothing closet. Each visitor gets to pick any 15 items (limit one coat and 2 pairs of shoes per person).

The #4, #16 and #75 Trimet bus lines serve the downtown St. Johns area within easy walking distance of the SJCO offices, which is across from Signal Pizza. You do not need to RSVP to attend this event. Dogs are not allowed in the clothing closet unless they are registered service animals. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times during the clothing closet.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the SJCO website here: http://www.stjohnsopportunity.org/clothing-closet

Thank you to the Port of Portland for being a Presenting Sponsor of the community clothing closet and Guerrilla Development for being a sponsor! We appreciate you!

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St. Johns Art Walk + 3rd Friday
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

St. Johns Art Walk + 3rd Friday

The St. Johns Art Walk is a quarterly event that pairs local businesses with fine artists to showcase art in the St. Johns neighborhood for the evening! Enjoy live music, fine art, performance art and snacks at participating venues.

Make an evening of it on the same night as 3rd Friday in St. Johns, where local businesses stay open late with special deals, snacks and music!

Stay tuned for the full list of participating art walk artists and businesses!

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Jun
13
2:30 PM14:30

Home Repair Program Information Session

  • North Portland Multnoham County Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are a longtime homeowner in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area, you may qualify for a home repair loan through the Portland Housing Bureau. 

The no interestno monthly payment loan provides up to $40,000 to make substantial home repairs, and is forgiven after 15 years, as long as you have remained in your home during that time. Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more.

Short presentations about the N/NE Portland Home Repair Loan Program will be given at 3:00pm and 4:00 pm. Doors open at 2:30 for anyone interested in learning more, getting an application, or signing up on the spot. We’ll have our service partners available as well to answer questions about Home Repair grants, up to $5,000, that are also available for critical mobility and life/safety repairs.

Who is eligible? 

  • Must live in the Interstate Urban Renewal Area. To check your location eligibility, click here
  • Income under $5,698 per month, or $68,376 per year (for one person, and higher as family members are added)
  • Must not have a reverse mortgage on the property
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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

SURJ White Ally Toolkit Training

  • First Congregational United Church of Christ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you struggle, as a white person, to practically advance the cause of anti-racism in your community?

Many white allies are in need of effective tools to engage in honest & productive conversations about race with their white friends, relatives & neighbors.
The White Ally Toolkit Project focuses specifically on helping these allies have more effective encounters with people who are skeptical that racism is a problem.

Utilizing contemporary research on persuasion, this interactive workshop leaves participants with concrete skills to advance racial equity.

Event Details:
Sponsor: First Congregational United Church of Christ
Dr. David Campt was an advisor on race to the White House during the Clinton Administration. He is a national speaker & expert on topics of inclusion, equity, conflict resolution & dialogue.

Info & registration:
https://www.universe.com/events/white-ally-toolkit-workshop-tickets-portland-C56XZB

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Portland Consortium Annual Action Plan Meeting
Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

Portland Consortium Annual Action Plan Meeting

Join the Portland Housing Bureau on Tuesday, June 5th, to learn how Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County plan to invest federal funds locally in housing and community economic needs over the next year —and share your thoughts and comments. Click here to reserve your seat.

The new Annual Action Plans, outlining the strategies selected to meet community-identified needs, will be posted online here two weeks prior to the meeting, followed by a 30-day comment period. Click here to review the current plans.

Click HERE to reserve a seat (your reservation helps us plan for food and materials, but is not required to attend). Light dinner served at 5:30 pm, presentation begins at 6:00 pm.


To request language services, accommodations, or childcare, please call 503-823-5312. This meeting is located on MAX lines and near the downtown Portland bus mall. Street/lot parking available nearby.  

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Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

The Gathering

The Gathering is a free community networking event to meet fellow leaders and citizens in the North Portland community. All are welcome! Dinner is provided. Please bring any announcements or updates from your respective business, organization or leadership initiatives to briefly share with the group. 

Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Charles Jordan Community Center, Meals on Wheels People, and North Hollywood Senior Center will co-host the June 5th Gathering. The event venue is ADA accessible. 

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Jun
4
to Jun 8

Free Spay & Neuter Cat Event

Fix every kitty in your house for free with Spay & Save, a program of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland. 

June 4th-8th. Call 1-800-345-SPAY to see if you qualify and to schedule a spay/neuter appointment. 

Are you feeding a stray or feral cat? Call 503-797-2606. 

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Raise Hope Gala
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Raise Hope Gala

  • University of Portland, Baccio Commons (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Make plans now to attend the 3rd annual Raise Hope Gala benefiting Community of Hope. Join us at University of Portland’s Bauccio Commons on Saturday, June 2nd for a social hour and interactive raffle, dinner, and a special presentation looking at how Community of Hope makes “home” happen for families- both during their time at Hope House and after. Featured speakers include Lindsay Jensen, Executive Director of St. Johns Center for Opportunity and Libra Forde, Chief Operating Officer of Self Enhancement, Inc. 

To purchase tickets, click here.

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