Learning Lab: Unconventional Ways to Live a Dream Life
Jun
6
Jun 27

Learning Lab: Unconventional Ways to Live a Dream Life

  • Wayfinding Academy

Tuesdays: June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 6:30-9:30pm

What is holding you back from living the life you’ve always wanted for yourself? Is it money? Is it the lack of a plan or creative ideas?  For the last four years Jedd and Michelle Chang have been living as digital nomads; traveling, living, and working from around the world. From visiting over 15+ countries (with mostly-free international flights) to not paying a single dollar of rent when they are back in the states, all while living off of a combined budget of $18,000 a year. Find out how you, too, can live your dream life now instead of waiting to do so after ‘retirement’ - and without breaking the bank. In this Lab, you’ll learn how to identify and prioritize the things in life that are most important to you, how to create a plan (financial and otherwise) to work towards your dreams, and discover unconventional “life hacks” for life, work, and travel. Get inspired to leverage out-of-the-box thinking and  intentionality to accomplish your life goals.

Learn more and register here.

Hosted by Jedd and Michelle Chang of Intentional Travelers

Free Summer Lunch Program
Jun
20
Aug 25

Free Summer Lunch Program

  • Cathedral Gardens

FREE MEALS ARE AVAILABLE AT CATHEDRAL GARDENS
8652 N. Swift Way
MON-FRI 12PM-1PM
ALL CHILDREN AND TEENS AGES 1-18
Monday June 20th- ending Friday August 25th

Adults meals are available for purchase $4.00
Keep in mind free meals must be eaten in the community room and cannot be shared with adults. 

If you have any questions or want more information contact:
Shannon Olive 503-286-8652
See you there!
 

Sunday Parkways - North Portland
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Sunday Parkways - North Portland

Sunday Parkways is a fun, family-friendly event that fills select city parks with activities, and closes certain streets to automobiles in order to connect them with a  safe, traffic-free route for neighborhood residents, families and friends to walk, run, bicycle, and roll along as they enjoy the community festivities.

Meet the Employer
Jun
27
12:00 pm12:00

Meet the Employer

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity

SJCO is hosting a "Meet the Employer" event at our office (8250 N Lombard St). We'll have 4 local employers here on Tuesday, June 27th from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Between these 4 companies, there are over 200 jobs available! This is a great opportunity  to connect directly with the hiring managers at these companies.

MIND & MOUTH Open Mic Night
Jun
30
6:30 pm18:30

MIND & MOUTH Open Mic Night

  • Marrow PDX

--
This event is FREE and ALL AGES!
No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but we're asking a $5-10 donation at the door to go toward rebuilding and repairing Portland City Market - a woman of color owned business on Lombard (our street) in North Portland. On June 15th a fire was intentionally started outside the business, and they've been forced to close. It is the family's only source of income, and Dee has worked hard to get to where she is. Help us rally around them. You can read more here:
https://www.gofundme.com/3xpx1y8
http://katu.com/news/local/fire-burns-outside-north-portland-convenience-store-dry-cleaners
--
Accessibility info:
Marrow is on the 1st floor, there are no stairs leading into our space. Our main doorway is 31.5", and our accessible restroom doorway is 30.5".
We have two gender neutral restrooms.
Marrow is a drug and alcohol-free, nut-free and scent-free space (which means please don't go ham with your perfume or deodorant before coming in).
We are a safe(r) space and won't tolerate any hateful nonsense.

Gender and Orientation 101 for Adults
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Gender and Orientation 101 for Adults

  • Marrow PDX

Come join us at Marrow for a discussion of the basics around what gender identities there are, pronoun options, how to use different kinds of pronouns, what romantic orientations there are, what sexual orientations there are, what terms are important to know, and any other gender or orientation related questions you have!

We will have actvities and adult support for your children!
$5-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.
All proceeds go to continuing supporting Marrow!

This discussion will be facilitated by staff member Ayita Malila. Ayita is a 20 year old, Queer, trans/enby, bi/ace, indigenous person who has been involved in Queer/LGBTQ+/mogai activism, education, and organization for the last four years.
and possibly another young queer person TBD.

This workshop will be regularly occurring as long as there is interest! We're working to build an adult-oriented series to help educate adults so they can work to be rad advocates for young folks. Feel free to suggest future topics (so far we're hoping to add one on "adult supremacy").

--

Marrow is located on the 1st floor with no stairs leading into our space. Our doorway is 31.5" wide when taking the door itself into consideration.
We have two single-stall, gender neutral restrooms. One is small, and one is larger with a grab bar (the larger one is marked as accessible).
We are a nut-free and scent-free, sober space!
If you have any accessibility, sensitivity, or allergy concerns or requests please feel free to reach out to us before coming by!

Jul
12
4:30 pm16:30

Tree Inventory: Cathedral Park

  • Cathedral Park

No experience needed. Join in this fun, outdoor activity. You'll be paired with a trained leader who will teach you how to inventory. Together you will measure & record tree data. This is the first step in expanding, diversifying, & protecting Cathedral Park trees. 

St. Johns Movie in the Park
Jul
13
6:30 pm18:30

St. Johns Movie in the Park

  • George Park

The St. Johns Center for Opportunity and St. Johns Neighborhood Association are teaming up to host a Movie in the Park at George Park. We'll be viewing "A League of their Own". This event is generously supported by Lucas Cole Agency - Farmers Insurance

The summer of 2017 marks the 11th season of Movies in the Park throughout Portland communities! Evening after evening, summer nights in Portland parks offer families and friends the perfect backdrop to renew connections. Since 2007, crowds have gathered in parks to experience cinematic magic in an outdoor setting. The program has grown from 13 movies to a run of 41 movies at 40 sites, screened during a 12-week schedule in 2016. What better and affordable way to enjoy a pleasant summer evening with family and neighbors?

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
Jul
14
Jul 16

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

  • Cathedral Park

The Jazz Society’s Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is a FREE concert open to the public and held over three days in mid-July at Cathedral Park at the base of the St. Johns bridge in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of Portland. Now in its 37th year, the festival is the longest running jazz and blues festival west of the Mississippi River. The Festival is a major musical event in the heart of summer for the Portland Metro area, and features the region’s best local jazz and blues musicians. It also fosters cooperation and pride in the north Portland neighborhoods of Cathedral Park and St. Johns, and recognizes and promotes the community’s local businesses.

The Festival begins Friday night with dynamic Blues, R&B, and Soul. Saturday and Sunday will feature multiple styles of Jazz in all their glory (see Performance Schedule). The stage is situated in a natural amphitheater with a backdrop of the beautiful Willamette River to the west and the mighty St Johns Bridge overhead. The lush, green, and beautifully-maintained festival grounds are the perfect place to bring a picnic or to purchase delicious offerings available from our food vendors. You are welcome to spread a blanket or set up low-profile beach chairs in the grassy bowl in front of the stage.

Learning Lab: The Art and Science of Creative Podcasting
Jul
24
9:00 am09:00

Learning Lab: The Art and Science of Creative Podcasting

  • Wayfinding Academy

Saturdays: June 24th and July 8th from 9am-4pm

So you think you might wanna start a podcast? In this Wayfinding lab, you’ll explore aspects of podcasting all the way from what’s needed to create one and if podcasting is the right fit for you, to how to stand out in a sea of noise and develop a tribe of raving audiophile fans. You’ll learn how and why to employ the essential ingredient of storytelling in your show, and how a variety of marketing ideas will enable you to rise above the rest. Even if you ultimately decide not to do a podcast, you’ll walk away with tools to help you more effectively get your message out into the world, no matter your platform.

Learn more and register online.

Hosted by Sherrill Leverich and Cory Davis of Instory Creatives

Jul
29
8:30 am08:30

Tree Inventory: Cathedral Park

  • Cathedral Park

No experience needed. Join in this fun, outdoor activity. You'll be paired with a trained leader who will teach you how to inventory. Together you will measure & record tree data. This is the first step in expanding, diversifying, & protecting Cathedral Park trees. 

Willamette River Festival & Movie in the Park
Jul
30
1:00 pm13:00

Willamette River Festival & Movie in the Park

  • Cathedral Park Waterfront

The Willamette River Festival is a celebration on the waterfront with live music, food carts, an environmental fair, live birds from Audubon, live fish displays, dance troupes, walking tours & more.


Summer Party at St. Johns Library
Jun
23
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Party at St. Johns Library

  • St. Johns Library

Come celebrate summer and everything St. Johns! And say goodbye to our beloved manager, Nancy. There will be light refreshments and the music of Mariachi Viva Mexico. This lively Mariachi band includes trumpets, violins, guitars, guitaron and vihuelas to create lively, spirited music. 

For disability accommodations, call 503-988-5123 48 hours before a program. 

Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

Speak UP/Act UP

  • Revolution Hall

How do we create a bright future for everyone? How do we reach a future where we thrive because businesses and government meet the high standards people deserve? Speak up and act up! Leading voices in local government, activism and business come together as part of a free event to help amplify the power of engaged citizenry and take actions to be part of collective solutions.

This festive night of conversation, activism, food and drink will feature stories of transformation, transparency and advocacy from a diverse panel of strong local concerns and will light a fire under anyone ready for their voice to be heard.

Event Agenda:
6:00 p.m. - Doors open, complimentary first drink and food from Bunk Sandwiches & Pizza Jerk
7:00 p.m. - Panel
8:00 p.m. - LIVE Performance Redray Frazier (2017 TEDx Speaker) & his band

It’s easy to RSVP (it’s free!!) here: https://impactflow.com/event/speak-up-change-makers-demand-a-better-future-3155

NAACP Lobby Day in Salem
Jun
12
10:45 am10:45

NAACP Lobby Day in Salem

  • Marantha Church

Please join the NAACP Portland, NAACP Eugene, and NAACP Salem branches on June 12, 2017 to advocate for racial equity in Oregon’s capitol. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how the legislative process works and also learn how to effectively make your voice heard in government. In Salem, we will meet with leaders whom we hope to gain support from on our focus bills. Our target will be lobbying for SB 496 and HB 2355 as well as the legislative agendas of the Eugene and Salem branches. As the Portland branch, our focus will be SB 496 and HB 2355. We hope you will join us in taking actions to improve our systems to better serve all Oregonians.

Tickets are free, but please consider making a donation to help offest bus costs.

*No prior experience or knowledge of our political system is necessary.
You can find your legislators by going to this website: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html We will connect you with your legislators.

NAACP volunteers can help guide you through the above process on the bus ride.
Logistics:
Bus pick-up location: Maranatha Church 4222 NE 12th Ave.
Time load: 10:45AM
Time departure: 11:00AM Sharp
Arrive State Capitol: 12:30PM
Return: Between 5 and 6pm.

Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naacp-lobby-day-tickets-34984262872

Lunch and transportation from Portland to Salem will be provided free of cost, but please consider making a donation to the NAACP Portland branch to lessen our costs and invest in a future of racial equality.

Raise Hope 2017
Jun
3
5:00 pm17:00

Raise Hope 2017

  • University of Portland - Bauccio Commons

Mark your calendars! Community of Hope’s 2nd annual Raise Hope Gala is June 3, 2017at the University of Portland’s Bauccio Commons. Join us for an evening of inspiring speakers, a silent auction, dinner and local wine and beer. All proceeds go towards fully funding our 24/7 shelter and programs. Gala tickets go on sale April 19 at communityofhopepdx.org, but sponsorship opportunities are available right now at communityofhopepdx.org.

St. Johns Art Constitutional
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

St. Johns Art Constitutional

  • US Bank Parking Lot

Arts/Crafts Vendors: connect and shop with local artists and crafts people including painters, illustrators, jewelry designers, woodworkers, fabric artists, glass artists, and more. Some will be doing live demonstrations!

Music/Performances: enjoy music from St. Johns locals and a diverse array of genres. Thank you to Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust for supporting our diverse musical performances this year! 

Community Happiness Art Project: We want to know what makes St. Johns & Cathedral Park residents happy. We're asking residents to paint their own canvas flags with a representation of what makes them happy. The canvas flags will be collected and displayed at neighborhood events and during the September Art Walk. 

St. Johns & Cathedral Park Art Walk
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

St. Johns & Cathedral Park Art Walk

  • 6635 North Baltimore Avenue Portland, OR, 97203 United States

6:00-8:00pm enjoy artist receptions and promotions at local businesses along N. Lombard, including artist demonstrations

7:30-10:00pm enjoy live music and snacks with artist reception at Cathedral Park Place Gallery, located at 6635 N. Baltimore

Over half of the artists participating are located in St. Johns and N. Portland! 

Learn More

Jun
2
12:00 pm12:00

Lunch and Learn: Portland Zoning Code

  • Lincoln Conference Room

Are you purchasing a property in the City of Portland? Need to know what uses are allowed and what standards apply when developing a site? Want to learn where the zoning code is located and how to navigate it?

Join our Lunch and Learn presentation to learn how to use the Zoning Code (Title 33) to answer some basic zoning questions.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Summary of how Title 33 is organized
  • What are the Base Zones
  • How are the additional use and development regulations applied
  • What are Overlay Zones
  • Where are the Plan Districts
  • Land Division and Planned Developments
  • Administration and Procedures
  • What are Land Use Reviews and when are they required
  • General Terms and Acronyms
  • Help - Zoning Hotline and Development Services Counter

Presented by BDS Land Use Services Division

If you have questions about the event, contact: Colleen Poole at 503-823-7889

May
27
1:00 pm13:00

St. Johns Free Store

  • Marrow PDX

Bring stuff. Take stuff. 
Clothes - housewares - art - electronics - books - games - small furniture/appliances, etc.!
 

Donations welcome! 
This free store is the effort of you neighbors in the N. Portland Neighborhood Action Council as part of the Portland Assembly. The North NAC serves St. Johns and all of the North through direct action, solidarity, and mutual aid. 

May
26
May 29

Vanport Mosaic Festival

  • 5340 North Interstate Avenue Portland, OR, 97217 United States

Join us for a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. 

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Vanport, a temporary housing project built to accommodate the area's influx of World War II shipyard workers and their families. The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 aims to engage Portlanders in an exploration of community histories around the themes of home, housing, migration, and displacement.

Community Feedback Meeting
May
23
6:30 pm18:30

Community Feedback Meeting

  • George Middle School

We're looking for your input on housing affordability in St. Johns and a Housing Action Plan! We want your feedback on goals, strategies, and action, and needed improvements on the plan. 

Food provided by a local vendor, and there will be activities to engage children. 

May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Think & Drink: This Land

  • Alberta Rose Theater

Oregon Humanities' 2017 Portland Think & Drink series asks big questions about the place where we live. In May, we'll talk with leaders and activists working on creative ways to use land to mitigate the effects of Portland's housing crisis and build more stable, prosperous communities.

What: Think & Drink on Poverty, Displacement, and Inequality
When: Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., Portland
Tickets$7.50 for general admission, $10 for preferred seating

May
17
3:00 pm15:00

A Finished Heart

  • Portland Abbey Arts

HOLLYWOOD SENIOR CENTER/ NORTH PORTLAND SENIOR SERVICES TO HOST FREE PERFORMANCE AND DISCUSSION AT ABBEY ARTS ON CAREGIVING, END-OF-LIFE AND LOSS, MAY 7, 2017 at 3:00pm

When his husband of sixteen years became ill, author and composer Eliott Cherry cared for him at home. He also recorded their conversations in his diary. After Chris died in 2007, Eliott wrote poetry, prose, and music and combined these with his journal to create A Finished Heart.

Eliott Cherry will perform dramatic story, dialogue and poetry accompanied by a musical score. The audience is invited to attend a post-performance discussion with the author, facilitated by professionals in the fields of caregiving, end-of-life and loss. Participants will have a chance to learn about community resources and to share their experiences and questions. 

May
13
1:00 pm13:00

North Star Village Preview

  • 6543 North Burlington Avenue Portland, OR, 97203 United States

North Star Village, part of the nonprofit Villages NW, provides services and programs to help you remain happily and comfortably in your own house or apartment as you age. 

Join them for an information session with light refreshments and a program preview. 

Biz Mob: The Sentry Building
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

Biz Mob: The Sentry Building

  • The Sentry Building

Live music! Massage and acupuncture demonstrations, door prizes and specials @ Block Bikes, pop-up bookstore, and more!

Includes the following businesses:

  • Block Bikes
  • Stumptown Chiropractic
  • Althena Integrative Medicine
  • Delicious Life Wellness
  • Body-Balance Massage
May
6
10:30 am10:30

Free Comics Day

  • Comic Cave

The day everyone waits for! Get free comics!!
Specials all day, prize drawings, and more!

Learning Lab: Crowdfunding Workshop
May
4
May 25

Learning Lab: Crowdfunding Workshop

  • Wayfinding Academy

Thursdays: May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 6:30-9:30pm

Join our three Lab leaders who have worked on three of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in Portland history including a radio station (which raised $103,762), a park(which raised $123,880), and a new kind of college (which raised $206,451). Bring an idea that you want to get crowdfunded and you'll receive personalized attention to sharpen your plans and improve your execution. You’ll leave with a primer on grassroots fundraising, a timeline template for your campaign (counting backwards from launch), and personalized next steps and tips for improving your odds and increasing the amount you raise.

Learn more and register online.

Hosted by Jefferson Smith, Tim Marcroft, and Bjarke Kronborg of the Wayfinding Academy

Postcard & Calls for Diesel
May
4
4:00 pm16:00

Postcard & Calls for Diesel

  • POA Cafe

Join Breathe Oregon and Neighbors for Clean Air this Thursday, May 4 from 4:00-6:00 pm at POA Cafe, 4025 N Williams Ave, to write postcards and make phone calls to your state lawmakers encouraging passage of bill to reduce diesel pollution (SB 1008). Questions? Email Lisa@whatsinourair.org

May
2
6:00 pm18:00

Earthquake Preparedness Workshop

  • Roosevelt High School - Auditorium

The Pacific Northwest experiences a subduction-zone earthquake roughly once every 230 years. There is a 37% chance of a subduction zone earthquake occurring in the next 50 years. Come to this workshop to learn about preparedness information and resources for your home, community, and school.

Topics for Discussion

  • The risks and impacts of a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake
  • What you can do to prepare in your home, community, and school
May
2
7:00 am07:00

Shredding Event

  • North Portland Eagles

Time to clean out that filing cabinet! Safely and securely recycle your old paperwork at the St. Johns Boosters Shred Day! As a fundraiser for the St. Johns Boosters, there is a suggested donation of $10 for a grocery bag of documents and $20 for an accounting box. 

Learning Lab: Connect the Dots
May
1
May 22

Learning Lab: Connect the Dots

  • Wayfinding Academy

Mondays: May 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 6:30-9:30pm

Use brain science, visual tools and stories to understand yourself better and be more comfortable in the world. This Lab will help connect the dots between art, storytelling, neuroscience and intuition. No art experience required!

Learn more and register online.

Hosted by Jolie Guillebeau