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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Farmers Market Pop-Up Series
Mar
7
to May 9

Farmers Market Pop-Up Series

  • Multnomah County Health Clinic (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Starting on Thursday, March 7th, we'll be doing a weekly pop-up Farmers Market in the parking lot next to Multnomah County Health Clinic (9000 N Lombard Street) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This series will start on the 7th and run through Thursday, May 9th. EBT cards will be accepted, plus we'll be offering our $10 SNAP match incentive. Come grab some fresh fruits and vegetables brought to you by Mark's Market Garden. We'll also have fresh bread from Pan Fuerte and a few other staple grocery items.

For more information, email Rose at manager@sjfarmersmarket.com.

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Monthly (No Mic) Open Mic
Mar
23
to May 18

Monthly (No Mic) Open Mic

CALLING ALL PERFORMING ARTISTS! Do you have a song you'd like to test out on an audience? Or, maybe a poem, an improv sketch, or a stand-up routine? Whatever it is you've been working on, now is the time to share! Join us for our monthly (No Mic) Open Mic Nights at Cathedral Park Music. FREE with $5 suggested donation (proceeds benefit student programs at Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective). ALL AGES!

DOORS & SIGN-UPS* at 6:00PM

OPEN MIC from 6:30-8:00PM

*Sign-ups open until filled. We kindly request that all acts/numbers be limited to ~5 minutes.

Dates/Times: Saturdays, March 23, April 27, and May 18 from 6-8PM

Location: Cathedral Park Music | 7427 N Lombard Street, Suite A

$5 suggested donation to benefit student programs at Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/244704996136320/

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Mar
26
to Apr 30

Intro to Stained Glass with Vavroch Glass

  • Vavroch Glass & Art Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This class is designed for those intrigued by the medium of stained glass and interested in creating a one-of-a-kind stained glass panel of their own design as they learn the fundamentals of the stained glass process.

Through demonstrations and observations, learn to create a stained glass design of up to fifty pieces, experiment with and practice the intentional cutting, breaking, and grinding of glass, applying copper foil to the edges of your glass pieces, soldering and finishing a stained glass panel measuring approximately up to one and one half square foot. Class tuition includes all materials as well as access to studio tools and space.

As with all classes at Vavroch Glass & Art Studio, enjoy tailored, flexible, and patient instruction. Expect 1:1 attention and support and lots of opportunities for hands-on learning of a new medium.

For tickets, click here!

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Apr
2
to May 9

City of Portland Public Budget Hearings

The City of Portland invites you to the following public meetings about the annual budget. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mayor and City Council to receive testimony from community members regarding the citywide budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Townhall Budget Forum

Topic:  Public Testimony by Lottery

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  IRCO Main Office – Gym

10301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220

Transit:  MAX Red Line, MAX Blue Line, Bus Line 15, Bus Line 19, Bus Line 25

 

Community Work Session with Open Public Testimony

Topics:  Invited Testimony on Chronic Homelessness to Permanent Supportive Housing and Open Public Testimony by Lottery

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  Portland Community College Cascade Campus – Student Union, Room 220

705 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217

Transit:  MAX Yellow Line, Bus Line 44, Bus Line 4, Bus Line 72

 

Community Work Session

Topics:  Invited Testimony and Discussion on Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  David Douglas High School – North Cafeteria

1001 SE 135th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233

Transit:  Bus Line 20, Bus Line 2

Note regarding April 9 Community Work Session: 

Community members are welcome to watch/listen in-person or online at YouTube channel eGov PDX.

Please also provide opinions and insight to the City online.

There will be no public testimony at this event; comment cards will be available.

 

Public Hearing on City of Portland and Prosper Portland Proposed Budgets

Topic:  Public Testimony on the Mayor’s Proposed Budget

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  World Trade Center – Building 2, Bridge Level, Auditorium

121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97204

Transit: MAX Blue Line, MAX Yellow Line 

 

Testimony tickets will be available an hour prior to start time. They will be drawn at random throughout the course of the event. Each speaker will have two minutes to address the council.

 

Please see these links for details about the budget process and for other ways to make your voice heard:

FY 2019-20 Budget Documents

Get Involved in the City’s Budget Process

Budget Testimony Tips

 

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Voices of St. Johns
Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

Voices of St. Johns

The St. Johns Museum will be recording stories of St. Johns from the community. Come tell a story and have it recorded to be included in the St. Johns Museum archives.

Who: Anyone who has a story to tell about St. Johns!

What: April 23rd, 12-4 pm

Where: Two Rivers Bookstore (8926 N Lombard St. in back of Two Stroke Coffee)

Got questions? E-mail stjohnsmuseum@gmail.com or visit their website to learn more about the museum: http://www.stjohnsopportunity.org/museum

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Join the Keep North Portland Green Group!

Please join the Keep North Portland Green group on April 25th at 6:30 pm, upstairs at the Kenton Fire House.  They are creating a group of interested persons to plan, identify priorities, then activities to support the environment in North Portland.

Please share this invitation with your environmentally enthusiastic friends and neighbors.

Who they we: A few North Portland residents working on projects that all relate to the environment they live in.  They are asking for your help to kick off this group! Some things they are currently working on include: creating a pocket park, a trail and  a neighborhood gateway on vacant city owned land (in 3 different neighborhoods), removing invasive trees, keeping a neighborhood park pesticide-free.

Mission Statement:

  • Supporting North Portland residents and businesses to create a healthy place to live, work and play through activities to improve our air, water, climate and land.  

Examples include:  

Air - cutting diesel emissions, cutting VOC emissions, distribution of Purple Air and other air monitors

Water - advocating for best action on the SuperFund site

Land - working to save large trees, supporting our Tree Teams, Pesticide Free Arbor Lodge Park via volunteers

Climate Change  - all of the above and more

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Nina's Starry Night Fundraiser
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Nina's Starry Night Fundraiser


The sixth annual Nina’s Starry Night will be held at the Wayfinding Academy on Friday April 26th, from 7 - 10 pm.  It is an all ages Bollywood Dance Party featuring DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid.  Join us for a fun evening of music and dancing with great silent auction items to bid on.  Includes free dance lesson, delicious food, henna and more.

The event is being held in honor of Rachel Altmann’s daughter Nina, who died when she was three and a half due to complications from Fanconi anemia (FA), a rare genetic disease that leads to bone marrow failure and exceptionally high rates of cancers.  All proceeds from the evening will go to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, whose mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for FA and to provide education and supportive services to affected families worldwide.  

Tickets to the event are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be reserved online.

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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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8th Annual Inner City Blues Festival
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

8th Annual Inner City Blues Festival

The fundraiser & awareness event for Universal Healthcare: Health Care for All-Oregon campaign, is happening Saturday, April 27th 5-11 pm at the North Portland Eagles Lodge. Purchase your tickets here! This event is 21+.

The 2019 Star Studded Line-Up:

*Norman Sylvester band w/ Lenanne Miller & Renato Caranto "R&B"

Tevis Hodge Jr. Timothy James w/Norman Sylvester "Blues Guitar Generations"

Richard Arnold duo "Jazz"

LaRhonda Steele band "Soulful Blues"

Shoehorn "Tap dancing-Sax Sensation"

Nurseband w/Mad as Hell Doctors, Interns & Nurses "Folk"

Bloco Alegria "Brazilian dance & drumming"

Bayou Boyz featuring Lloyd Jones  "Swamp Blues"

Steve Cheseborough "Country Blues"

The Multicural Music & Dance Festival has 2 stages of ongoing entertainment for the Education Fund of the campaign; HEALTH CARE FOR ALL ~ OREGON www.HCAO.org

Advance tickets are $25, $30 at the door. This event is 21+. Purchase your tickets here!

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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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Village Market Birthday Party
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Village Market Birthday Party

We are celebrating Village Market's 8th Birthday with a block party on May 4th! It is going to be a fun day of celebrating with all the folks who make our work possible - our market customers, our community and neighbors, our partners and friends. 

Come and enjoy food, a plant sale, face painting, lots of great raffle prizes and more surprises.
Mark your calendars and tell your friends! Everyone is welcome.

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James John PTA Adult Prom
May
4
to May 5

James John PTA Adult Prom

"Under the Sea"

2nd Annual James John PTA Prom

Raffle & Silent Auction

5:30-9:30pm, Saturday, May 4th, 219

Los Prados Event Hall, 10105 N Lombard Ave.

Local band, End of the Day, are playing, guests can come dance & have fun! Light refreshments provided, drinks are available for purchase. This is a 21+ event.

More information can be found at our website:  https://www.jamesjohnpta.org/prom-auction 

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Roots-n-Harmony Benefit Show & Fundraiser for Cathedral Park Arts
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Roots-n-Harmony Benefit Show & Fundraiser for Cathedral Park Arts

Join Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective on Saturday, May 4 from 6-9PM for our 3rd annual benefit show and silent auction, Roots-n-Harmony! Together we will honor what roots us and frees us to grow and thrive through the brambles of this wild and beautiful life. Enjoy live music and theatre performances by CPPAC students and ensembles and celebrate community and the performing arts over a seasonally-inspired meal catered by St. Johns’ very own Exuberance Catering(exuberancecatering.com). Arrive early to peruse the carefully curated selection of silent auction packages donated by local artists and vendors. Enter our raffle prize drawing and enjoy fine Pacific Northwest wine, or sip on a nice, cold craft beer from Lagunitas Brewing. Before evening’s end, be sure to visit the BUS, Unikofotobus (unikofotobus.com), ready to capture you in all your “Roots-n-Harmony” glory.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

6:00 pm - Doors and silent auction open

6:30 pm - Buffet-style dinner is served // live performances begin

8:00 pm - Silent auction closes // raffle drawing // paddle raise

8:30 pm - Closing remarks // auction check-out

Interested in sponsoring this event? Join our Sponsorship Circle! We have sponsorship opportunities available at the $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 level. Make an even greater impact in the lives of our students and the community. Become a sponsor and receive special perks, along with marketing for your business.

Would you like to market your business? Purchase an advertisement in our printed program and market your business to our audience of 150+ residents of N. Portland, Portland Metro Area, and Washington State.

Would you like to donate to our silent auction & raffle? Donate an in-kind item, and your gift card, retail item, tickets, or services will be used in the silent auction or raffle.

Contact CPPAC Directors, Audrey Voon and Cristina Marino, to take advantage of the opportunities listed above: info@cathedralparkarts.org.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

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May
14
6:45 PM18:45

Race Talks: Coincidental or Intentional!

COINCIDENTAL or INTENTIONAL? Overt Racism During Black History Month

February 2019 was Black History Month. With it came a barrage of racially inflammatory incidences including: 

Major fashion houses highlighting "Black face" caricatures on their fashions at runway shows; mail order "Black face" shoes from a pop recording idol; "Black face" dolls in window displays on 5th Avenue in New York CityA well known actor proclaiming wanting to exact justice against any random Black person in retaliation for a Black on White crime perpetrated against his friend
Uniformed Marine corps members in "Black face"video on social media
A high school wrestler forced to cut off dreadlocks or be responsible for his school being eliminated from the matchShopping #WhileBlack; Selling lemonade/water #WhileBlack; Lawyering #WhileBlackThe list goes on and on...

Are these  coincidental or intentionally triggering acts? What trends are surfacing in the public today as Black African Americans are being reported to the police for carrying out everyday activities "#WhileBlack". Hear experts talk about the trend of overt action taking place in our society today toward People of Color and what are its implications and ramifications for the future.

SPEAKERS:

Dr. James Mason, former Chief Diversity Officer, Providence Hospital

Jeff Selby, Communications Manager, City of Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights  

We look forward to you joining us. Bring a friend!


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My People's Market
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

My People's Market

My People’s Market is back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 1. The #MarketOfTheFuture is here. This summer My People's Market will be in the Broadway Corridor in Old Town. Located at the northwest corner of the Post Office, the market will take over more than 60,000 sq ft! Expect even more amazing businesses and activities for all ages.

To learn more about My People’s Market, click here!

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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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Apr
17
2:00 PM14:00

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

  • Portland City Hall, Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On April 11, 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law to prohibit housing discrimination, undo racial segregation patterns, and provide equal access to housing opportunity for all. Please join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to commemorate this important anniversary as the City of Portland proclaims April as Fair Housing Month.

Join Mayor Wheeler and Portland City Council as we hear from participants in the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy, the SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy, and the East Portland Action Plan about the work being done to advance equal housing opportunity in our community, honor the winners of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon’s annual poster contest for their illustrations of the theme “Everyone is Welcome in My Neighborhood,” and more!

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Mercatus Momentus
Apr
16
11:00 AM11:00

Mercatus Momentus

Elevating, Connecting, & Celebrating Entrepreneurs of Color -
Mercatus presents Momentous, an annual business networking event. Momentous is a celebration and an appreciation of Portland's diverse business networks and community.


Thursday, April 25 ~ 6:00 - 9:00 PM
District East
2503 SE 9th Ave.

Register here!

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Speakeasy Spectacular!
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Speakeasy Spectacular!

St. Johns Center for Opportunity is proud to present our 6th annual fundraising event - Speakeasy Spectacular – an evening of live music, dancing, costumes, great food and great friends! This event will bring together neighbors and SJCO supporters to celebrate our accomplishments and raise important funds for the organization. 

Schedule of Events: 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Doors open, mix-and-mingle, grab some food, and enjoy our spectacular entertainment! 
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Live magic show, costume contest, and paddle raise. 
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Perfectly innocent drinks and dancing!

This event is 21+ only. 

Purchase tickets here!

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Community Shred Day in St. Johns!
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Community Shred Day in St. Johns!

Windermere Portland North Real Estate, Voss Property Management and Carol Flanagan at Guild Mortgage will be hosting a “Community Shred Day” event on Saturday, April 13th from 9 am-1 pm, or until the truck is full, at Windermere North Portland (6110 N Lombard St). This is a way to safely dispose of old and unneeded financial and personal records.

No items are accepted before shred truck is in place and running.

Please limit to 3 “banker boxes” per person.

Cash donations for the Windermere Foundation are appreciated!

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Sue Selbie Artist Reception at 45th Parallel
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Sue Selbie Artist Reception at 45th Parallel

Sue Selbie - ARTIST RECEPTION : FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH 6 - 8PM

45th Parallel Wines

8527 N Lombard St, 

St. Johns - Portland

Please stop by, check out Sue Selbie’s St. Johns Bridge Paper Cut Series, have a glass of wine on Friday, and check out 45th Parallel Wines.  It is a great place for stocking up your wine cellar or just to chill at the end of the day! 


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Portland Harbor Community Advisory meeting, April 10-Willamette Cove & St Helens Lagoon
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Portland Harbor Community Advisory meeting, April 10-Willamette Cove & St Helens Lagoon

The Portland Harbor Community Advisory Committee will meet to hear reports about the Willamette Cove and St. Helens Lagoon Feasibility Studies on April 10th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the BES Water Lab. Refreshments will be served.

  • Speakers on the Willamette Cove will be Dwight Leisle from the Port of Portland and Dan Hafley from Oregon DEQ.

  • Speaker on the St. Helens Lagoon study will be Jim McKenna, Natural Resources Policy Analyst, from the State of Oregon.

To read the reports, click here

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Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue
Apr
9
6:45 PM18:45

Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue

Late in 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presented its annual report on homelessness to Congress. Oregon ranks near the top of states in terms of the percentage of its homeless/houseless population that are living "unsheltered," i.e. on the streets, in vehicles, parks or other places not designated for humans to sleep. According to the report, Black Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by houselessness. African Americans only account for 13% of the U.S. population, yet they represent 40% of all people experiencing houselessness, and 51% of the houseless who have children. Join us as some of Oregon’ top advocates for the houseless share the story behind the statistics and their efforts to stop houselessness while giving its victims dignity.

SPEAKERS:

Ibrahim Mubarak, Executive Director, RIGHT 2 SURVIVE

LaQuida Landford, Community Housing Advocate 

Adam Carpinelli, Board Member, RIGHT 2 SURVIVE

McMenamins Kennedy School Gym

5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland

Phone: 503-249-3983

 Kennedy School events

All Ages WELCOME / $5 Suggested Donation/Students FREE (with a student body card)

Doors open at 6 pm--COME EARLY TO GET A SEAT!

Newcomers' Welcome: 6:45 pm

Program: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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Apr
2
10:00 AM10:00

Career Connections Job Fair

The 2019 Urban League Career Connections Job Fair is coming! The fair will host a variety of employers from non-profit, government and the private sector.

Whether you are seeking work or professional advancement, the Urban League job fair is the place to be. There will be hiring managers from over 50 companies looking for great people, and that could be you! Swing by with your resume to #GetConnected with your future career.

For more information or to register for the event click here.

DATE:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    TIME: 10 AM - 3 PM

    LOCATION: Lloyd Center Mall, Suite #1260 (Previously Sears)

Click here for map and driving directions.

Lloyd Center Mall is accessible by Trimet MAX and bus lines 6,17 and 77.

For more information, volunteer opportunities or questions emailWorkforceDept@ulpdx.org.

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Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Cathedral Park Neighborhood Mobility Plan Open House

Stop by the Baha’i Center from 1-4 pm to hear about progress on the Cathedral Park Neighborhood Mobility Plan and give feedback on locations and alternatives.

You can also take a community survey at cathedralparkpdx.org to help us identify needs around walking, biking, mobility and transit access.

Questions? Visit cathedralparkpdx.org or communications@cathedralparkpdx.org

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Native Plant Sale with Friends of Baltimore Woods
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Native Plant Sale with Friends of Baltimore Woods

Join the Friends of Baltimore Woods for their annual Pacific Northwest Native Plant Sale in the St. Johns Plaza. Choose from a wide variety of plants for pollinators. Many plants are ideal for sun, shade, ground cover, wet or dry landscapes and containers.

Consultants will be at the event for advice.

Plants supplied by Bosky Dell Natives, Scappoose Bay Watershed Council Nursery and Sauvie Island Natives.

To learn more about Friends of Baltimore Woods, visit their website here

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Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Grand Re-Opening of Taste of Casablanca

We would like to invite you to the Re-Opening of Taste of Casablanca, at St. Johns. Come end join us to enjoy authentic Moroccan food, samples, music and more. Taste of Casablanca has moved to a new location now at Lombard St.

When: March 27 @ 1:00 PM

Where: 7538 N Lombard St

            Portland, OR 97203


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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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Rummage Sale for The Aspire Project and Cathedral Park Arts
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Rummage Sale for The Aspire Project and Cathedral Park Arts

Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective and The Aspire Project are hosting a RUMMAGE SALE on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00AM-3:00PM in the back parking lot. Peruse treasures donated by our students, teachers, and staff. Join us and support the arts! 

DONATIONS

Since this is our first go at a rummage sale, we are striving to keep donation intake as manageable as possible. We are accepting in-kind item donations from current students, teachers, and board members of Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective and The Aspire Project ONLY. If you are a current student, teacher, or board member with either organization and wish to make a donation, or would like to volunteer at our event, please contact us directly, and we will provide you with guidelines and next steps: info@cathedralparkarts.org.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/630534367375699/

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Winter Choral Concert Series
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Choral Concert Series

The Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective choirs are pleased to present the final performance in our Winter Choral Concert Series. 

MAR 21 AT 6:30PM | CHOIR CONCERT

ASSUMPTION VILLAGE | 9121 N BURR AVENUE

Featured choirs:

- SING! St. Johns Children's Choir

- Choralaires Advanced Youth Choir

- St. Johns Women's Choir

FREE to the public with suggested donation of $10/family. All donations will go toward the choral program at Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective, a nonprofit music & theatre arts education organization in the heart of downtown St. Johns, Portland.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1087264554814170/

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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
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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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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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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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
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
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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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
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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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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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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