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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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: 

Locating the Artistic Impulse

In this Lab we’ll consider the artistic impulse and how it aids us in locating ourselves in the world—rooting into our senses. We’ll explore the intersection between the arts, self, and environment, testing out ways of locating and knowing through a constellation of activities and artistic modes such as writing, drawing, meditation, movement etc.

  • Friday, Nov 2: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturday, Nov 3: 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Sunday, Nov 4: 2:00pm - 5:30pm


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

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

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Oct
18
to Feb 21

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:

December 20th

January 17th

February 21st

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Dec
3
to Dec 18

Portland Housing Bureau Public Meetings

December 3: Portland's Housing Bond Oversight Committee

Date:  Monday, December 3, 2018
Time:  3:00 - 4:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau, Steel Conference Room 
421 SW 6th Avenue, 5th Floor
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) Portland Housing Bond and the constitutional amendment (Oregon Measure 102). 

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. 

December 4: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) New commissioner introductions; (2) Advisory bodies and commissions update; (3) 2019 - 2020 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.

December 5: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) RSC work plan; (2) upcoming meetings.

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

December 13: N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee

Date:  Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time:  6:00 - 8:30 pm  
Location:  TBD  

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.

December 11: Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Draft; (2) Updates on Legislative Session  

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. 

December 18: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date:  Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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 Budget

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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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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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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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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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Participatory presentation of the Serpent River Book

Published in 2017 by Caycedo, the Serpent River Book combines archival images, maps, poems, lyrics, satellite photos, with the artist’s own images and texts on river bio-cultural diversity, in a long and meandering collage. The fluctuating publication can frame many narratives. As a book it can be opened, pleated, and read in many directions. It also has a performative potential to it, functioning as a score, or as a workshop tool. The books gathers visual and written materials compiled by the artist while working in Colombian, Brazilian, and Mexican communities affected by the industrialization and privatization of river systems.

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2018 Blue Moon Camera Customer Show
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Blue Moon Camera Customer Show

Blue Moon Camera and Machine celebrates their Seventeenth Anniversary with a presentation of their Sixteenth Annual Customer Show. As one of the last optical printing labs in the country, Blue Moon Camera handles film from thousands of photographers around the globe throughout the year. Tens of thousands of images pass through the lab – some destined for the walls of a gallery, others for an esteemed place on the refrigerator.

Regardless of where they end up, many of these images are so strikingly beautiful that they cannot be contained by the hands of the Blue Moon staff member who notices them, this is how the Customer Show is born. Candidate images are selected democratically by the staff, and after a majority vote and the photographer's signature, they become the images that make up the Customer Show.

This year's Customer Show will take place in the following venues. There will be an opening reception at all venues on Saturday, December 1st from 7-9 pm. Images selected in 2018 will hang at 45th Parallel Wines, and other venues will host images selected and shown in previous years. 

A dance party social will follow the opening from 9 pm until 11 pm at 45th Parallel Wines.

45th Parallel Wines

8527 N Lombard

(971) 266-0886
http://propereats.wordpress.com/

Leisure Public House

8002 N Lombard

(503) 289-7606
http://www.leisurepublichouse.com/

Anna Bannana’s

8716 N Lombard

(503) 286-2030
http://annabannanascafe.com


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St. Johns Leaf Cleanup
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

St. Johns Leaf Cleanup

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

It's that time of year again! In anticipation of the City of Portland Leaf Days, SJNA needs your help for a Cleanup, including a leaf sweep on Lombard sidewalks. We will provide rakes, shovels, gloves, and sharps containers but please bring your own tools as well!

Local businesses generally donate coffee and treats in the morning, and lunch in the afternoon. There may also be some local food/drink discounts for volunteers that day.

Please join SJNA and your local neighbors to keep our community clean and safe. Meet at 8250 N Lombard St. at 10 am!

Sign up to volunteer here: http://signup.com/go/qTNXDDT

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Nov
20
12:30 PM12:30

Fair Housing Advocacy Meeting

Topics for discussion: (1) Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

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. 

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Airing of Grievances Storytelling Night
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Airing of Grievances Storytelling Night

THANKS A LOT.
Channel your anger and frustrations with the world into something more positive.
Join us for the 4th annual Airing of Grievances!

Featured storytellers will vent and share their complaints - with a few silver linings. Storytellers:

  • Anneliese Davis, ED Rahab's Sisters

  • Dana Lyn Louis, Founder Gather Make Shelter

  • Desmond Spann, Author Teacher Musician Motivational Performer

  • Dave Mowry, ED Mental Health at the Mic

  • Megan McGeorge, Founder ED Piano Push Play

  • Crystal Akins

  • Bruce Livingston, Playwrite ED

Plus open mic!

Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Beech Street Parlor
Doors at 6:00pm. Show starts at 6:30pm.

Minors welcome until 9 pm only. 21+ after 9 pm.

Tickets by donation - $7 minimum, $10 suggested. For tickets follow this link: https://www.superthank.org/upcoming-events/

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Creating Your Own Social Justice Giving Plan

In this challenging political climate many of us are ready to support those on the front lines of the fight for progressive change. We know that donating to grassroots, social justice organizations is one way to engage. But how do we decide when, where and how much to give? Should the urgency of the current moment change the way we give? This interactive, cross-class workshop will help you begin to think through these questions and get you started with creating a giving plan that aligns with your values. This is a multiracial, cross class workshop. Dinner will be provided.

https://socialjusticefund.org/creating-your-social-justice-giving-plan-in-portland-3/

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Free Screening of "The Apology"
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Free Screening of "The Apology"

  • Multnomah County Central Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free Screening of "The Apology" - Documentary about Japanese Military "Comfort Women"

Award-winning documentary film "The Apology" directed by Tiffany Hsiung will be screened at Multnomah Central Library in Portland at 6pm on Tuesday, November 13th. The event is free and open to the public.

The film, which aired on PBS in October, follows the lives of three survivors--from Korea, China, and the Philippines--of the WWII-era Japanese military sexual slavery/enforced prostitution known as the "comfort women" system.

"Comfort women" are estimated 50,000 to 200,000 women who were forced to provide sexual service for members of the Imperial Japanese armed forces between 1932 and 1945. Women from Japan, Korea, China, and across the rest of Asia-Pacific were recruited through various means--from debt bondage to deception to outright conscription or kidnapping--but almost all of them are considered victims of human trafficking in today's standards.

A brief discussion will follow the screening.

The event is co-sponsored by Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND) and People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

For more information:

Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND)
http://fendnow.org/

People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity (POPS)
https://www.facebook.com/POPSPortland/

POV
http://pbs.org/pov/

Fact sheet on Japanese Military "Comfort Women"
https://apjjf.org/-Asia-Pacific-Journal-Feature/4829/article.html

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Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony

The Mayor and City of Portland Commissioners invite you to in honoring the 34th Annual Spirit of Portland Award recipients. A city’s true ingredient is people, come celebrate local heroes and civic engagement with fellow Portlanders!

Spirit of Portland Awards are a recognition of outstanding Portlanders and the impact of their work. In celebration of Portland’s diverse communities, the theme for this year's ceremony is "One City, Many Communities".

Recipients are nominated by their peers, City Commissioners, and the Mayor. This year’s recipients have been chosen by previous Spirit of Portland honorees, community members, and Portland City Council.

RSVP to the event here!

Event information:

Food will be provided at the event. Options include, vegan, vegetarian and meat.

Please note this is a scent-free event. Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes, colognes or other scented products.

The event venue is wheelchair accessible and served by TriMet Bus Lines: #15, #6 and Portland Streetcar B Loop on SE Grand & Belmont . Free street parking around the venue is available. There are two paid parking lots within two blocks of the venue.

Accommodations Information:

ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. City of Portland will provide accommodations for people with disabilities. If you need assistance with language interpretation and translation. please contact Marco Mejía by Wenesday, November 7 if you need assistance:

Phone: (503)-823-3093
Email: Marco.Mejia@portlandoregon.gov


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iTrades Career Day for Middle & High School Students
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

iTrades Career Day for Middle & High School Students

  • NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

iUrban Teen is STEM+Arts program with an intentional outreach to youth of color to encourage interest and engagement in STEM and Arts based careers.

This event features six interactive and information workshops in Skilled Trades and Technology sectors. Lunch will be provided and there will be prize giveaways. Parents are encouraged to attend!

Please register your student or student group to attend by clicking here!

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My People's Market
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

My People's Market

My People’s Market is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters.

Bring your friends and family to explore the diverse entrepreneurial talent of Portland at this FREE bi-annual event. Support the community and shop at over 80 local multicultural businesses, talk with vendors, and network with local business owners of color. There will be live music, art, performances, and of course, plenty to eat and drink from some of Portland's best eateries.

Friday, November 9th from 5-10 pm at the Custom Blocks in Portland!

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Blueprint for Success Open Mic

Join Station 22 Firehouse in St. Johns to share and listen to proposals for improving community health and wellness as part of their Blueprint for Success initiative launch. All are welcome to submit proposals for presenting at the meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm at Station 22.

Click here to read more about the Blueprint for Success project.

Click here to fill out an application to submit a proposal to present at the listening session.

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FLOOR Center for Dance Grand Opening!
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

FLOOR Center for Dance Grand Opening!

Located in the St. John’s community, FLOOR Center for Dance is a training center for movers of all ages, abilities, and skill levels, and is a space for growth, exploration, and experimentation in dance and movement arts. FLOOR offers competitive rates to encourage community involvement, aiming to ignite the dance community and provide an atmosphere that encourages passion, commitment, and innovation to all who walk through the door.

On November 3rd, they are opening their 1500 square foot studio space and training center to the Portland and Vancouver community. FLOOR is owned and directed by Stephanie Gilliland: choreographer, composer, multimedia dance artist, performer and educator. She is the Artistic Director of Tongue Dance Project, a collective for choreographic exploration and artistic development in contemporary dance. In addition to offering community classes, FLOOR Center for Dance will act as the training center for Tongue Dance Project. Co-managing the space are, Annika Mossberg, FLOOR Instructor, and Tongue Dance Project dancers and FLOOR Instructors, Lauren Smith and Adrianna Audoma. Together they have worked to provide a professional training space to dancers and creative movers alike.

On November 3rd, they will be offering a free day of dance classes to people ages 2 and up, followed by a family-friendly evening event. FLOOR is located at the historic Cathedral Park Place, an artistic hub connected to Occidental Brewing just below to the St. John’s Bridge. With the building’s stunning views, rich history, and vibrant artistic influence, the experience of Cathedral Park Place is memorable.

Join them for free daytime classes (offered to you and your family), followed by our evening open house providing entertainment, food+drink, and best of all: dance!

Evening Open House: 6-9pm

+ Meet & greet with the FLOOR team
+ Silent auction with artwork contributions from artists located in Cathedral Park Place

+ Raffles, prizes, and photo opportunities

+ Activities for children
+ Tongue Dance Project performance
+ Food & drink will be served*

To learn more about FLOOR Center for Dance, visit their website at www.floorcenterfordance.com


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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

No Ivy Day at Baltimore Woods

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Baltimore Woods for a morning of removing invasive plants to help keep Baltimore Woods healthy & beautiful!

Meet at N. Baltimore & N Decatur Ave.

Tools, gloves and snacks provided. Please dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and be ready to get dirty!

This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome but children must be supervised by an adult.

For more information on Baltimore Woods, click here!

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

RX Prescription Drug + Document Shred Event

Drive, walk or bike-up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated, and documents will be securely shredded on site. By participating, you reduce the risk of identity theft and misuse of prescription drugs.

The Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and non-perishables for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

*See full detailed flyer online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/68659.

EVENT DETAILS: Saturday, October 27th, 2018, 10am-2pm, 4735 E. Burnside Street (Please no early birds)

EVENT ENDS AT 2PM OR WHEN THE TRUCKS ARE FILLED TO CAPACITY

*unable to attend the event? See alternate turn-in options at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/681755 _____________________________________________________________________ Acceptable items for Rx drug turn-in: Prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers. Items not accepted: Thermometers, Sharps, Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. NO SHARPS! (To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or www.oregonmetro.gov) _____________________________________________________________________ Acceptable items for shred event: Up to two grocery bags of documents. Items not accepted: cardboard or three ring binders _____________________________________________________________________

For questions about this event contact Jenni Pullen or Sergeant Frazier.

Rx drug turn-in contact: Jenni Pullen, 503-823-4257, jenni.pullen@portlandoregon.gov Shred event contact: Sergeant Frazier, 503-823-0897, kevin.frazier@portlandoregon.gov

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#DisarmPSU Solidarity Teach-In
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

#DisarmPSU Solidarity Teach-In

  • PSU Native American Student & Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Following the tragic shooting of Jason Washington by armed CPSO officers this summer and a 10 day occupation of the plaza in front of the CPSO Office at PSU, several faculty, staff, students and community members are committed to continuing the conversation.

The teach-in will be informed by the work of the Social Emergency Response Center model. Join the conversation! RSPV on Facebook and see all the event details here>>

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Black Panther Party Tour of Albina
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Black Panther Party Tour of Albina

TICKETS: $10 Limited spots available! RSVP 
START: Parking lot of Martin Luther King Jr. School | 4906 NE 6th Ave,Portland OR
END: Matt Dishman Center | 77 NE Knott St, Portland OR

Join Kent Ford, founder of Portland's chapter of the '60s-era black empowerment organization, for a walking tour in NE Portland. Listen to his personal memories of revolutionary activism and community service, and be inspired for today’s fight for change. A tour map/educational resource will be available by donation on site.
* Recommended: car pooling or biking between historical stops

RSVP here!

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Intro to Kingian Nonviolence Training

  • Portland State University School of Social Work (map)
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Kingian Nonviolence, the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has found a home in prisons, jails, schools, and social movements in countries around the world, including the Poor People's Campaign! It has helped movements achieve social change and communities transform cultures of violence. Kingian Nonviolence provides values and methods for waging conflict and organizing for justice.

Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 9am-5pm both days
Portland State University School of Social Work

This interactive, transformational workshop will cover topics such as the myths and realities of nonviolence, the dynamics of human conflict, definitions of violence, and methods of nonviolent social change. Kingian Nonviolence offers both the will (a set of values) and the skill (an approach to conflict and organizing) to wage conflict and organize for justice. 

This training is hosted by friends of the PPC, On Earth Peace and East Point Peace Academy, and is offered through a Gift Economics model, which means there is no fee charged. More info and registration here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724683710954173/

If you are interested in participating and wish to be connected to a home stay for the weekend or childcare, or have space in your home in Portland to host, please let us know at oregon@poorpeoplescampaign.org.


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Free Compost Week!
Oct
20
to Oct 27

Free Compost Week!

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This high quality compost comes to you courtesy of Portland's city trees. Every year, PBOT collects the leaves from Portland city streets during Leaf Day and turns them into compost. 2017's leaves have been cooking all year and are now ready for your garden. Bring some bags and shovel and take some free compost home. Or if you’d like a larger quantity of compost and have an open bed vehicle, our staff will be happy to load the compost for you.

  

Where: Sunderland Maintenance Yard

Address: 9325 NE Sunderland Road 

When: October 20 - October 27 

Time: 8 AM - 5 PM 

 

Help us spread the word by sharing this message with your friends and family. Or use our handy Compost Week event on Facebook  to let folks know about our free compost. We can't wait to see you! If you have questions, please call 503-823-3500. 

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