Sep
8
to Mar 5

Wayfinding Academy Labs

 Living life on purpose means not staying stagnant--it’s about stretching your edges, learning new skills, and building on existing knowledge. Wayfinding Labs help you do just that. These 12-hour courses are where our community and college meet to nurture your constant growth. 

There are no anonymous lecture halls here. Instead, expert Lab faculty teach in the “Wayfinding Way”: small group settings designed for lots of discussion and interaction. Learners of all ages join our full-time students for a rich mix of perspectives.

Labs are 12 hour non-credit courses offered at Wayfinding Academy for only $30. Times and dates vary for each class. This term, they are offering the following Labs: 

Portland: A Deep Dive on Gentrification

What is gentrification? How does it show up in our city, and nationally? What philosophies, ideas, and policies create and sustain it? In this Lab we will explore the history that has made gentrification a reality, the present that continues to support it, the effects it has on longtime Portland residents, and the global forces that contextualize it.

  • Friday, January 25, 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Saturday, January 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm


How to Build A Website

We will be learning how web pages are built and styled by building our own static websites. The course will be targeting beginners who might not be familiar with HTML or CSS, the building blocks of basic web pages. Students will end the class with their own public website that they can use for whatever purpose they want.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Get Your Money Together with Lillian Karabaic

Baffled by budgeting? Struggling to figure out how to save money while going to school? Terrified about your impending student loans? Want to figure out when it's too early to plan for retirement? Lillian Karabaic, host of the Oh My Dollar! podcast and author of the cat-filled purrsonal finance workbook Get Your Money Together, will walk you through money management in a friendly and glitter-optional class. You'll walk away with a concrete plan for your money, a lot more cat memes in your life, and knowing more about Roth IRAs than you thought possible.

Get Your Money Together Meets:

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

Live Your Dream Life with Prashant Kakad

Get ready to open your heart & your mind to a new way of seeing & being. You will kickoff this Lab with a dance workshop, Bollywood style. Prashant will then draw upon his journey from an Intel Engineer to a touring DJ & share practical insights that he has picked along the way. There will be readings, exercises during the Lab & assignments in between them designed to gently bring you closer to the edge of your comfort zone. You will finish this Lab feeling more inspired to express yourself fully in all walks of life.

Life your Dream Life meets:

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

Here is the website with information about dates, times and registration (the first class begins September 8th). 

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Feb
8
to Apr 12

Legal Services Day

Do you currently have traffic or parking tickets, or other court fees, that are preventing you from taking action in other areas of your life? The Rosewood Initiative will be hosting 2 Legal Services Days where you can get your fees waived.

Multnomah County fines and fees are the only ones that can be waived. They cannot get rid of restitution, compensatory fines, child support, or money owed to Municipal Courts.

Click here to read the 5 step process to get your fees waived.

You must pre-register for this event by calling 503-273-1315 at the following times only:

  • To register for February 8th, call on February 4th at 9 am

  • To register for April 12th, call on April 8th at 9 am

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Feb
21
to Jun 20

St. Johns Community Clothing Closet

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

The community clothing closet is a free resource to North Portland community members. We are open on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2-7 pm at the St. Johns Center for Opportunity offices (8250 N Lombard St). We have clothing for infants to adults, shoes, coats, purses, new undergarments and some accessories for all genders in a wide range of sizes. All community members in need are welcome to shop with us and take home 20+ free items each visit. 

The #4, #16 and #75 Trimet bus lines serve the downtown St. Johns neighborhood within easy walking distance of our office, which is across from Signal Pizza.

The next clothing closet dates are:

February 21st

March 21st

April 18th

May 16th

June 20th

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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Families-Let's Talk Race!

This anti-racism workshop was designed by and for white parents and caregivers (and those who benefit from white privilege). Facilitated by SURJ-PDX Family Action      

Objectives:

  • Build community

  • Increase awareness of white supremacy culture as it relates to young people

  • Build skills to discuss racism with young children

Expectations:

  • Be prepared to share your story and perspectives

  • Stay curious

  • Expect to be challenged, and also have fun!

We support adults in having age appropriate conversations with children about race and the role of white privilege and institutional racism in society. We believe the burden of ending racism should not fall on people of color. We focus on white folks but all are welcome.

Saturday, February 23rd,  9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wild Lilac, 3829 SE 74th Ave, Portland, OR 97206

$0-50 sliding scale donation requested - 

All proceeds donated to Pacific Northwest Family Circle

Childcare and snacks for kids will be provided. Please bring a snack to share with adults.

Registration required:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7dwJ51Qfm4sMzJEgsBAelRRofIZOzS1cpO3dVeUkOG9TTBA/viewform

Questions? Contact the SURJ-PDX Family action group at SURJFamilyAction.PDX@gmail.com  

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Live Your Dreams Party
Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

Live Your Dreams Party

On February 23rd, Wayfinding Academy invites you to our 3rd Annual Live Your Dreams: Auction and Gala! This year we will celebrate our dreams. Our students’ dreams, your dreams, together we will become something new. We are throwing a party to commit ourselves to growing and learning.

This is Wayfinding Academy's largest fundraising event and serves as the culmination of our End of Year Campaign. Be part of the magic as all proceeds will benefit our growing stage and Cohorts 2 and 3.

There will be food and drink, entertainment, silent auction items, wine wall, and the opportunity for people new to our community to learn about how Wayfinding works.

Dress is between formal and fancy. Ticket price includes drinks and all the appetizers and desserts you can eat.

Purchase your ticket now for $50 by clicking here!

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Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Black Family Festival City Resource + Fair

The City African American Network (CAAN) is organizing to celebrate Black History Month this year is by throwing a black family festival and City resource fair. The Black Family Festival is important because we are not only investing in Portland’s black community, but we are honoring and celebrating the black family.

At this event, we will have free Sunday dinner, a bouncy house, teen center, kids zone, more than a dozen City bureaus, community organizations and two workshops on how to apply for jobs to the City and how to do business with the City.

I am very excited about this event, it is going to be a lot of fun! Please reach out to me at Sabrina.Wilson@portlandoregon.gov for any information about the event, volunteer, and tabling opportunities.


When: Sunday, February 24th, 2019
Where: Montavilla Community Center 8219 NE Glisan Street
More detailshttps://www.facebook.com/events/320404148576182/

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Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

Our Voices United Legislative Action Day

What: Urban League of Portland’s Our Voices United Lobby Day

Where: Oregon Capitol &  Willamette University Cat Cavern Room

When: February 25th, 2019 9AM-4PM (Transportation from PDX at 8AM)

Why: Ensure that Oregon’s legislators are accountable to their Black constituents, and that statewide policy is in service of the Black electorate

The Urban League invites you to our 2019 Our Voices United Lobby Day. This February 25th, join Urban Leaguers from across the state, legislators, and allied community members as we lift our voices in the state’s capitol on the 2019 bills that will impact Black Oregonians.

The event is free, and will give attendees the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the Urban League’s top legislative priorities and what they mean for our communities

  • Speak with legislators about how their votes impact us

  • Attend legislative hearings to see legislators debate the issues

  • Tour Oregon’s capitol building

  • Exercise political power with fellow Black Oregonians

IF YOU REQUIRE TRANSPORTATION FROM PORTLAND, please register for that here .

For questions, please contact Jackie Yerby at jyerby@ulpdx.org.

When Monday, February 25, 2019
9 AM - 4 PM


 Where Willamette University Putnam University Center (Cat Cavern Room)
900 State Street
Salem, OR  97301
See Map 
 

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Feb
26
to Feb 28

Trimet Open House Sessions

TriMet has rescheduled three future service open houses, postponed earlier this month due to the threat of severe winter weather. The open houses give the public an opportunity to learn about service improvements and increases planned for fall 2019 and spring 2020. We’re looking to boost service, upgrading two bus lines to Frequent Service, adding weekend service and making adjustments to some routes for more direct and reliable trips. MORE

 

Open House Schedule

East Portland/Gresham

Tuesday, February 26
5 - 7 p.m.

Rosewood Initiative
16126 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97233

 

Beaverton

Wednesday, February 27
5 - 7 p.m.

Beaverton Community Center
Vose Room
12350 SW 5th St.
Beaverton, OR 97005

 

Downtown Portland

Thursday, February 28
Noon - 2 p.m.

Two World Trade Center
Sky Bridge A & B
25 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97204

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Feb
28
5:30 PM17:30

Our Home-Cathedral Park Friend Raiser

Hello friend of Our Home – Cathedral Park and the Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative!

What are you doing the evening of February 28th?  We’d sure love it if you would stop on your way home and join us for a beverage and a slice and a little light conversation. Sound good? We thought so! 

Together, we have all been working to make the Inclusive and Diverse community of Our Home – Cathedral Park a reality. We appreciate that you have been along on the journey with us. We want to celebrate you and your efforts, the things that we have learned, and the progress that we have made. 

Lagunitas Brewing has given us their lovely space, Hot Lips Pizza is sending a few delicious pies our way and New Seasons Market is providing snacks. We can’t drink and eat it all ourselves, so we want to invite you to come share.

Please stop by and let us tell you how much we appreciate you. Cheers to you! All proceeds from beer sales go to help support the ongoing efforts of Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative.

Our Home - Cathedral Park Friend Raiser

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Drop In 5:30pm - 7:30p.m

Project Update at 6:30pm

Lagunitas Community Room

237 NE Broadway St, Portland

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Trauma Informed Care Training in St. Johns
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Trauma Informed Care Training in St. Johns

This free training focuses on a Culturally-Responsive Trauma-Informed Care lens and introduces the concept of how trauma effects people and their lives. This training outlines definitions of trauma, short-term and long-term effects of trauma, PTSD and other analyses of trauma and how it psychologically, socially and developmentally affects children, and adults. 

We go through the importance of and modes of Trauma-Informed care and possible triggers in our workplaces. We compare models of delivery in direct service settings with a trauma-informed lens vs. a non-informed lens.

Some case studies might include what de-escalation or meetings could look like. We discuss different cultural frameworks and bridging intercultural communication styles that may come up in practice.

Registration is not required but if you have questions, e-mail trainer Anna Vo at anna.quocanh.vo@gmail.com

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Mar
7
to Apr 5

Constructing Civic Dialogues Training

Are you exhausted of poorly run meetings? Are you unsure of how to get a positive conversation going with your group? Do you feel stuck when hard topics come up in a dialogue?
 
Skilled facilitation helps create the space for generative community conversations, productive business meetings, and vibrant dialogue. Everyone can be a facilitator with training and practice. You are invited to grow your skills through this two-day training on facilitating conversations.
 
Over the next few months, Civic Life is offering multiple facilitation trainings at no cost to the community through the Constructing Civic Dialogue program.

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St. Johns Art Walk
Mar
15
5:00 PM17:00

St. Johns Art Walk

Friday, March 15th in Downtown St. Johns
5-8 pm

20+ local artists paired with local businesses for a night of art and community in Downtown St. Johns during 3rd Friday events! Live music and art performances throughout the event. This event is free and kid friendly, including a kid's scavenger hunt that begins and ends at Bridge City Kid!

For the full list of participating artists and businesses, click here!

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Mar
23
to Apr 6

Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) Training

During a major emergency, such as an earthquake, households could be on their own for at least a week or more. People living and working around you likely will be the first to help.

Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. NET members are trained to save lives and property until professional responders can arrive. These volunteers are specially trained to help others without putting themselves in harm’s way.

We have open seats in the next NET training class at Marshall High School over three Saturdays (+ a half-day Final Field Exercise yet to be scheduled).

For more information and to register please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/701705

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

2019 SJNA Community Clean Up Event

9AM Until Filled | April 27th | N Charleston & N Central

The annual Clean Up event is an opportunity for neighbors to dispose of bulky refuse and recyclables that don’t otherwise fit into curbside dumpster bins along with other select items.

For event details and a full list of accepted items, please continue check for updates on the SJNA website, stjohnspdx.org.

To get involved, email info@stjohnspdx.org.


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May
1
11:30 AM11:30

Bridge Builder Award Spring Luncheon

Please join us at the Bridge Meadows Bridge Builder Award Spring Luncheon! The Bridge Builder Luncheon is an inspiring one-hour event where local businesses, civic leaders and community members gather to celebrate the power of intergenerational communities. Whether a longtime supporter or new friend to Bridge Meadows, this special event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the strength of our communities where children, families, and elders flourish together.

Hear inspiring stories about the power of community, help us congratulate our annual Bridge Builder Award recipient presented by Cambia Health Solutions, and learn how you can support the intergenerational movement. Together, we can build a safe, healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for all.

Our program also includes a special keynote speaker, Dr. Michele Borba, an internationally renowned educator, best-selling author, and expert on empathy and resilience. 

All proceeds from this event benefit Bridge Meadows, intergenerational housing communities for children formerly in foster care, their parents, and elders. 

Purchase tickets and sponsorships today

For event information or questions, please contact Alicia Boggio-Hair:

503.953.1100 x103 | aboggiohair@bridgemeadows.org

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North Portland Sunday Parkways
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

North Portland Sunday Parkways

Don’t forget to bring some gold with you to this event! Just kidding, but we will be celebrating our 50th Sunday Parkways ride. This year, the June event will take place at the last Sunday of the month and will take you through a charming 9.5 mile double loop course. Every Body Rides will return and will be located at Arbor Lodge Park adjacent to the universally accessible Harper’s Playgound.

To see all of the upcoming Sunday Parkways events, click here!

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Portland Winter Lights Festival
Feb
7
to Feb 9

Portland Winter Lights Festival

February 7-9, 2019: Join us for the 4th annual Portland Winter Light Festival, a city-wide event showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout our city.

As always, we are fully committed to keeping the Portland Winter Light Festival family-friendly, free to attend, and open to everyone. So bundle up and celebrate the power of light and community with us!

There are 2 locations in St. Johns during the Winter Lights Festival: Green Anchors and Occidental Brewing! Come check them out.

For all the event details and map of locations, click here!

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Feb
7
to Feb 9

Community Conversations with ONI

Beginning in February 2019, Civic Life, in collaboration with our community partners, invites Portlanders to conversations around civic engagement. Conversations in multiple languages will be hosted by our community partners across Portland in multicultural settings. 

Conversations will center around our city today and the ways communities can help shape the work of City government. The feedback from these conversations will inform the process of revising City Code Chapter 3.96 that defines the work of our bureau.

See below a calendar of the upcoming conversations. 

In the meantime, take a 'Survey of Civic Life' and tell us what civic engagement means to you.

Help us create a roadmap of what communities need to grow and thrive. Hope to see you there!


Warmly,
Office of Community & Civic Life

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS CALENDAR

English Details coming soon  

 Slavic Details coming soon   

Somali Somali American Council of Oregon Saturday, February 9 4415 NE 87th Ave. 4 PM - 6 PM

Spanish Hacienda CDC Thursday, February 7 6700 NE Killingsworth St. 6 PM - 8 PM

Vietnamese Details coming soon   

Food and childcare will be provided at each event. For language and ADA accommodations, please contact Sabrina Wilson at least 5 days before the event at 503-823-6740 or email Sabrina.Wilson@portlandoregon.gov

Additional details and updates will be posted on the website here: portlandoregon.gov/civic/codechange

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St. John Community Expo & Job Fair
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

St. John Community Expo & Job Fair

The 5th Annual Community Expo brings together local nonprofits to share resources, recruit new volunteers and connect with residents in the neighborhood. We’re also adding a job fair component this year to help connect job seekers with local employers! Come meet over 70+ local organizations and businesses serving North Portland. We’ll also have snacks and beverages, a live DJ, kid’s activities and VIP volunteer recognition to honor our incredible community volunteers.

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Feb
4
to Feb 6

Multnomah County Road Improvement Vision Sessions

Help Multnomah County plan the next 20 years of road improvements

  • Wood Village Baptist Church
    23601 NE Arata Rd., Wood Village
    Monday, Feb. 4, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
     

  • Corbett Fire Hall
    36930 Historic Columbia River Hwy., Corbett
    Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
     

  • Sauvie Island Grange
    14443 NW Charlton Rd., Portland
    Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Every few years, Multnomah County updates a 20-year plan of roads to improve. Crosswalks and signals, guardrails, wider shoulders, turn lanes, bicycle and walking paths, and more — your voice can shape what’s built five, 10 and 20 years from now.

With help from your feedback last spring, the County has drafted lists of projects and trial projects. Come see what’s on the lists.

  • Learn why and how the County updates the road plan. Look at displays and talk with hosts (if you attend in person).

  • Tell the County:

    • Whether you agree with how projects were chosen

    • Which projects on the lists are most important to you

    • Whether you feel anything is missing from the lists

Can’t make it? Visit the online open house at multco.us/CIPP. You can comment online from February 1 through March 4.

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A Place Called Home: From Vanport to Albina
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

A Place Called Home: From Vanport to Albina

Join the Vanport Mosaic for a FREE screening of oral history documentaries, part of our living archive. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of short films and audio narratives traces the story of Portland’s African American community from the 1940s to 1970s. It is a story of struggle, perseverance, and resilience that continues today.

Artist and Vanport descendant VELYNN BROWN will share her poem Roots and Remnants, and will faciliate a reflection on the beauty and challenges of story, home, community and belonging.

All abilities are welcome. For disability accommodations, call 503.988.5123 or email help@multcolib.org 2-3 days before a program.

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Jan
29
12:30 PM12:30

February 2019 Portland Housing Bureau Public Meetings

February 5: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) PHAC membership recruitment update; (2) Requested budget update; (3) Community needs report; (4) Legislative agenda update  

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC 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/PHAC.Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

February 6: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date:  Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) RSC workplan

The Rental Services Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, we ask public testimony be saved for the full RSC meetings. 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.

February 7: Portland's Housing Bond Oversight Committee (BOC)

Date:  Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Planning for proposed bond solicitation process; (2) project updates.

The Bond Oversight Committee’s responsibilities include: overseeing performance, reviewing finances and ensuring sound investments aligned to Portland’s Housing Bond Policy Framework. The agenda and meeting materials will be available online here. For more information, visit us online at www.portlandhousingbond.com. Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Bond email list to receive public meeting notices and related updates.

February 19: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date:  Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time:  2:30 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Rental Registration; (2) Rental services provided and service levels

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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Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

City of Portland Fix-It-Fair

The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money, and connect with experts to learn how to spend less, save more, and stay healthy.

Saturday January 26, 2019 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Ockley Green Middle School 6031 N Montana Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Ongoing exhibits and hourly workshops on such topics as:

  • Water and energy savings

  • Safe and healthy home

  • Food and nutrition

  • Neighborhood and community resources

  • Recycling

  • Weatherizing your home

  • Gardening and growing your own food

  • Yard care and composting

  • Transportation

    Plus: Repair Café: Bring one item to be fixed by a Repair PDX volunteer, while learning how to do it yourself. (Volunteers will do their best, but do not guarantee a complete repair.)

    You may bring a small counter-top appliance, such as a toaster, or an article of clothing.

  • Free lead blood testing

  • Free giveaways

  • Hourly door prizes

  • Free professional childcare

  • Free lunch

  • Free minor bike tune-ups and flat tire repair for students and families

    For more information or to receive email notification for future Fairs: Call 503-823-4309 or email fixitfair@portlandoregon.gov

    Visit us on Facebook to get more information from us and the community.

    Visite nuestra página web en español. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/323929

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Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

St. Johns Village Fair

Come learn more about what village living looks like, including Hazelnut Grove’s new location in St. Johns. This free event is family friendly and includes food and interactive exhibits and demonstrations.

This event is organized by the St. Johns Village Coalition. The location is TBD.

RSVP to attend on Facebook by clicking here.

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Jan
24
to Jan 29

Apply for the Columbia/Lombard Plan Stakeholder Committee

Are you familiar with the Columbia/Lombard corridor? Are you interested in helping PBOT find solutions that improve safety and access for all modes of travel? Consider applying to join the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan to address safety, mobility, and access for freight, active transportation (walking and bicycling), and public transit both along the corridor (east/west) and across it (north/south). The project area runs from I-5 to I-205 with a buffer area to include parallel routes. The stakeholder advisory committee will provide feedback that will be considered for integration into the Plan, which will go before City Council for Adoption in approximately Summer 2020.

Download the committee position description from the project page, and apply to join the committee here.

Applications are due by January 28th at 8:00 AM. Email taylor.campi@portlandoregon.gov with any questions, or if you would like assistance completing the application.

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Jan
23
to Jan 29

2019 Point In Time Portland Homeless Census

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count launches January 23rd — just days away — and  volunteers are still needed to help us ensure an accurate survey of our unsheltered neighbors. This count is important because historically African-American residents have been under-counted. That led to too little state- and local funding for culturally-specific programs and services like those that the Urban League provides to the community. The 2016 count revealed disparities in classifications pertaining to homeless status which can only be rectified through more thorough and responsible processes, which starts with our collaboration on undertakings such as this.

 How can I help?

Follow this link at  ahomeforeveryone.net/countvolunteers, or contact our housing outreach department. That way, we can plan for the right number of materials and confirm all volunteer shift assignments.

How does the Point-In-Time Count Work?

 Volunteers are a critical part of the count. They ask questions from a short, one-page survey to people experiencing homelessness in different parts of the city. Volunteers will be stationed at specific locations where houseless persons congregate or access services, such as meal programs, drop-in centers, and health clinics. 

Shifts will be available during morning, daytime, and evening hours. The majority of the shifts will be scheduled the evening of Wednesday, January 23rd through January 29th, 2019. Even volunteering for a few hours helps immensely. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

 Darrell White

Outreach Program Supervisor for the Urban League of Portland

dwhite@ulpdx.org

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Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Reclaim MLK Annual March for Human Rights and Dignity

The 5th Annual Children's March for Social Justice is our most important action of the year!!

Once again Children Lead with parents, community and neighbors supporting the promotion of free speech and social change. The Children’s Art and Social Justice is joining forces with several community groups, unions, sponsors and partner organizations.

Once again we will collect food and clothing for local families which is distributed all year Long via our partnership to support the Community Feed In programming at Hughes Memorial.

Please Stay engaged on this page for upcoming art making and printing workshops for youth and volunteers who want to help us make signs and banners for this years event.

More updates coming soon DontShootPDX.org

RSVP on Facebook by clicking here

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Oaks & Native American Stewardship
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Oaks & Native American Stewardship

Friends of Baltimore Woods presents their annual free Winter Talk on January 19th from 7-8:30 pm at the BES Water Lab.

The focus of the presentation will be on the importance of Oregon oak in the traditional culture of native people presented by Greg Archuleta of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, initiator and teacher of the tribe’s Lifeways education program teaching vital components of cultural life.

Oregon oak is being preserved and restored in the Baltimore Woods corridor in St. Johns. To find out more about Friends of Baltimore Woods, visit www.friendsofbaltimorewoods.org.

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Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

SURJ PDX General Membership Meeting

This General Membership Meeting will be held at the Dismantle, Change, Build Center (DCBC). New folks interested in getting involved with SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice) are welcome! 

Childcare will be available and light snacks will be served.

Schedule:
New member orientation: 2-3 PM
Monthly meeting: 3-5 PM

Access info:

  • There are no steps to the door or inside of the building 

  • There is a short ramp between two areas of the building inside  

  • The entrance has an approximately 3 ‘ wide entrance.  

  • There is a gender neutral bathroom available. There is variable wheelchair access to the bathroom. (Bathroom is wide but there is a 90 degree turn from the hallway to the room. There is one rail on the wall parallel to the toilet.  

  • Seating is sturdy. There are slightly padded folding chairs with no arms.  

  • This is a scent-free space as much as possible.  

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Decode the Tree Code
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Decode the Tree Code

What do I do about a dead street tree? How should trees be handled during construction? For answers to questions like these, join us for this workshop to learn all about Portland's Tree Code, Title 11 Trees.

Participants will be introduced to the processes involved in regulating our city trees in both development and non-development situations. This training is for all community members who want to better understand tree permitting in Portland.

Register here!

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Vow Writing Workshop
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Vow Writing Workshop

A 1.5 hour interactive workshop to help you craft the promises you want to make to your partner on your wedding day and throughout your relationship. You'll laugh, reflect and reconnect with the reasons why you are committing to your partner. You'll leave with inspiration and tips to tackle your vows with confidence.

Come with an open heart and a sense of humor. Couples are encouraged to attend the workshop together. This workshop is also appropriate for couples in love who are not engaged but wish to explore their love story or married couples who want to refresh their vows to one another.

A glass of bubbly is included with the price of admission. Snacks and drinks available for purchase during the workshop. Please bring a notebook and a pen.

Click here to reserve your spot today! $40/person.

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the Board of SJCO

Interested in serving on SJCO’s board of directors? This is an opportunity to learn more about what board service looks like while enjoying a glass of wine. Join our current board members for a drink and hear about their experiences leading our growing and super cool organization.

Details:

January 15th
7 p.m. -8 p.m.

45th Parallel Wine Shop

Have questions? Contact: Phil Crowder, bdc@stjohnsopportunity.org.

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Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

Changing the Narrative: More than a Refugee; More than an Immigrant

LCSNW, Cascadia, Catholic Charities, and the Multnomah County Health Department have come together to create a year-long information series that highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants. The series was created to help dispel the singular narrative that is given to refugees and immigrants of being either victims or villains, and to present these individuals as who they really are: complex and accomplished human beings. 

On January 14, 2019 we are honored to welcome Kelsey LeBrun Keswani and Bernal Cruz Munoz from RAIN International. They will present their workshop, Changing the Narrative, that provides tools to people working with refugee and immigrant populations on how to effectively change the narrow and one-dimensional narratives of migration.

 We hope you can join us on January 14, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at Cascadia Garlington Center.

To learn more about the event, please visit our website, who-we-are.wixsite.com/2019 or read the event flyer here. We would greatly appreciate your RSVP to the event so we can plan accordingly. You can find the RSVP on the website.  

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Jan
12
to Jan 19

Childbirth Education Class

Registration is open for Childbirth Education classes with Homespun Midwifery in St. Johns.

Homespun midwives Cassidy and Sarah are excited to offer a two session childbirth education class to our clients and other families in the community. We host these workshops to help families prepare for the momentous experience of bringing their baby into the world! We structure the class around the foundational belief that knowledge is powerful at averting fear, as well as the fact that giving birth is a natural physiological process. This class prepares birthing people and their supporters by empowering them to be educated and resilient on their birth journey.

Instinctive Childbirth provides a safe space to ask questions, express fears and anxieties, and gain a thorough understanding of the labor, birth and postpartum process. This class is available to all parents-to-be and is suited for people who are birthing at home, in a birth center, or in the hospital.

To read all about it and register for the class, click here!

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Portland Housing Bureau January Public Meetings
Jan
2
to Jan 16

Portland Housing Bureau January Public Meetings

January 2: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date:  Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) RSC workplan

The Rental Services Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, we ask public testimony be saved for the full RSC meetings. 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.

January 8: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Portland Housing Bureau proposed budget  

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC 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/PHAC.Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

January 8: Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Broadway Conference Rm. 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Fair Housing audit testing report recommendations; (2) Fair Housing legislative concepts; (3) Jurisdiction budget processes and action plan timeline  

The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County and Gresham.  FHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visitwww.portlandoregon.gov/phb/fairhousing. Click here to sign up for the Fair Housing email list to receive meeting notices and related updates. FHAC is regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Typically, FHAC meets at the Portland Housing Bureau. Everyone is welcome. 

January 10: N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee

Date:  Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time:  6:00 - 8:30 pm  
Location:  New Song Community Center 
220 NE Russell Street 
Portland, OR 97212  

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

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

January 16: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date:  Tuesday, January 16, 2019
Time:  2:30 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Rental Services budget; (2) Rental Registration

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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Winter Craft Fair at James John Elementary
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Craft Fair at James John Elementary

Check everyone off of your list that loves hand-made gifts! Our annual Winter Craft Fair will be brimming with eclectic creations from local artists. Grab something for Grandma, pick up a little gift for Poppa and snag the perfect stocking stuffer for your sister. You could skip Thanksgiving and get trampled at the big box store for some mass-produced such and such, or you can show some love and buy something made with love.

Vendors will be selling their wares in the James John gymnasium from 11 to 5. Feeling like scooping up some Snacks? Check out the first-ever PTA Bake Sale items and Spirit Wear too. There will be a raffle to win some crafty awesmoness and an arts table to keep the kids busy while you shop.

The Winter Craft Fair is a fundraiser for the James John PTA. All vendor fees, bake sale revenue and raffle earning go toward our ongoing support of our students, so while you pack your trunk with one of a kind gifts you'll be helping our kids thrive at school. How's that for some holiday good tidings!

Saturday, December 15th from 11 am-5 pm at James John Elementary!

RSVP on Facebook here>>

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Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective Fall Showcase
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective Fall Showcase

Fall term marks the beginning of our 4th season as a community organization, and we couldn't be more excited to share what's been simmering in the studio over the course of our 10-week session. Join Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective as we celebrate with our 4th Annual Fall Showcase, featuring performances by our studio classes and ensembles. Enjoy this FREE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE by our choirs, marimba band, guitar & ukulele class, acting & improv classes, musical theatre cast, build-a-band class, and more! 

AUDIENCE MEMBERS MATTER.

Our showcase will run approximately 1 hr and 30 minutes without intermission. Performing in front of a full and welcoming audience is one of the primary joys and great growth experiences we offer to the ever-developing artists in our programs. Please plan to attend for the entire showcase to support fellow students and the Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective community. Those with infants and small children in need of a crowd break may enjoy the performance from the Fireside Room upstairs at your own discretion. We welcome audience members of all ages.

SCHEDULE

1:30-2:30 pm Performer Call-Times*
2:45 pm Doors + Audience Seating
3:00 pm Welcome + Program
4:30 pm Group Picture + Closing Remarks

LOCATION

St. Johns Christian Church
8044 N Richmond Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

PARKING

Free parking available in the lot off Richmond and along the street. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your class call-time to find a space.

DONATIONS

Those who wish to donate and help cover event costs are welcome to do so. The suggested donation is $10/family. Thank you for your support!

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Dec
7
to Dec 19

Sock Drive

ANNUAL CITY SOCK DRIVE 

November 28, 2018 through December 19, 2018.

Your donations may be distributed to organizations identified by the Joint Office of Homeless Services, and/or North Portland locations, such as the St Johns Clothing Closet.

Many locally-owned stores host sock sales after Thanksgiving, so please consider picking up an extra package as you do your holiday shopping.  

 

Donation boxes are/will be located: Historic Kenton Firehouse 2nd floor

Please call 503-823-4099 or email mary@npnscommunity.org or doretta@npnscommunity.org when you are ready to drop off your donations.

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St. Johns Winter Beer Fest & Record Show!
Dec
7
to Dec 9

St. Johns Winter Beer Fest & Record Show!

The 8th Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Fest and Record Show is a benefit for the St. Johns Center for Opportunity (SJCO). From the Farmers Market, community clothing closet, storefront improvement grants to advocating for affordable housing and services, SJCO is an important asset in our community.

We’re very excited and thankful to have over 30 breweries donating including Block 15, Gigantic, Logsdon, Ecliptic, Base Camp, Swift, and Lompoc. We'll have a wide variety including IPA’s, Winter Ales, Stouts, Barleywines, and more! For your eating pleasure we’ll have food trucks in the parking lot, including Urban German, St Johns Wings, Mad Greek Deli, and The Other Chef.

The Fest will be held at The Colony event space at 7525 N Richmond Ave, Portland, OR 97203. This years’ fest happens December 7th, 8th, and 9th with hours being Friday and Saturday 2-10 pm and Sunday 2-6 pm. $20 gets you a commemorative glass and ten tickets, pours are 4 oz. and most beers require a single ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through our online ticketing service, https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/the-st-johns-winter-beer-fest

For the first time, we’ll have a record show sponsored by Crate Diggers & Discogs! Expect DJs and record vendors (please note that their hours will be Friday and Saturday 3-9 pm).


We'll have an ugly sweater contest on Saturday between the fest and Hoplandia with great prizes including Blazer tickets!

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Dec
6
to Dec 9

Portland Police Strategic Plan Community Loopbacks

The Portland Police Bureau will be hosting two community loopback meetings in early December to present all the major themes we’ve heard from community and bureau staff.

Thursday, December 6th, from 7:00-8:30pm

Floyd Light Middle School Cafeteria

10800 SE Washington St., Portland 97216

 

Sunday, December 9th, from 4:00-5:30pm

Matt Dishman Community Center

77 NE Knott, Portland 97212

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