Wayfinding Academy Learning Labs
Sep
5
to May 6

Wayfinding Academy Learning Labs

The Wayfinding Academy believe that "college and community should be woven together", so they're always looking for ways to invite the St. Johns community into the exciting things happening at the school.

One way they do that is through Wayfinding Labs. These are 12 hour classes that Wayfinding students take throughout the year designed as deep dives into a variety of interesting topics. They invite community members to join students because they think that when students and community learn alongside one another, it provides an opportunity for richer conversation and new discovery. 

Classes are just $30 for community members and they range in topic from social media to social justice, everyday physics and sketching. 

To see the full list of classes and to sign up, visit the website here

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Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser for RHS PTA
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser for RHS PTA

Taste beer, wine and cider at 45th Parallel Wine Shop in St. Johns to support the 2018 Roosevelt High School graduation party fund. 45th Parallel will donate 10% of sales to the Grad Party fund. Other activities include a silent auction, snacks and spin the wheel raffle! 

Free admission and snacks! Questions, contact Lorrie @ parentsclubpdx@gmail.com. 

 

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Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Plaza
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Plaza

Join the St. Johns community for the tradition of lighting the Christmas tree in the downtown St. Johns plaza.  This is an event for the whole family. Caroling and live music, Santa Claus visits and hot cider! Bring a shatterproof ornament to decorate the tree. 

We will light the tree at 3:45 pm. 

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Caroling for a Cause
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Caroling for a Cause

Join us Saturday, December 2 as we kick-off the season's festivities with caroling, cookies, and cocoa following the tree lighting in downtown St. Johns! Come with us as we carol all the way from the square (N. Lombard & N. Philadelphia) past our favorite local businesses until we end at Bridge City Kid, where we'll provide sweet treats and more singing. 

Good news! This year we're offering double the fun with our annual "CAROLS FOR A CAUSE" event:

December 2 from 4-6PM at Bridge City Kid
-AND-
December 10 from 2-4PM at Cathedral Park Music

Join us for one or both of these special events! Family-friendly with a suggested donation of $5/family. Bring a friend and sing-along to your favorite carols and winter songs.

IS THERE A SPECIAL SONG YOU WANT TO SING? Post your song request to the Facebook event wall, and it just might be added to the list!

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Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

It's time for the 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl in St. Johns! Put on your best ugly sweater, bring your friends and visit 6 local watering holes in St. Johns. Bartenders at each bar will pick their favorite ugly sweater and you'll win sweet prizes! 

We'll be starting at Leisure Public House at 6 pm. Stay tuned for the full schedule of bars!

RSVP to the Facebook Event here

*Please drink responsibly. Uber & Lyft or your own walking feet are worth it.

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Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

Wayfinding Academy "Live Your Dreams" Party!

We are throwing a party to celebrate the past year, our community members, and make some new friends! It’s a chance to bring our community together to look back at what we’ve accomplished over the past year and look ahead to our dreams for 2018.

Last year's event was pretty great and this year we are going to try to kick it up a notch! There will be food and drink, music, dancing, entertainment, gifts and prizes, the opportunity for people new to our community to learn about how Wayfinding works, and some surprises!

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

Entertainment and dance lessons by Prashant Kakad of Bollywood Dreams Entertainment

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Art Walk & Silent Auction 2017: "A Peaceful World"
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Art Walk & Silent Auction 2017: "A Peaceful World"

  • Pioneer United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Montessori House of St. Johns will be hosting their 8th annual Art Walk, Silent Auction and Arts and Craft Fair on Saturday, December 9th. This event is a celebration of children’s creativity and an opportunity for the school to build their teacher’s material fund for the new year. All are welcome!

The Montessori House’s mission is to provide a nurturing environment for the holistic development of children, one year to six years of age. The Montessori House strives to guide the child along his or her own individual path of construction while nurturing the social responsibility needed to live within a cooperative community. It is our goal to provide an environment that recognizes the authentic nature of the child.

Please help us in our mission to create a new generation of responsible and caring St. Johns citizens! 

The Art Walk Silent Auction will be held on December 3rd, 2016 from 10am-12pm.

Located in the Pioneer United Methodist Church
7528 N Charleston Ave, Portland, Oregon 97203
Portland, OR 97203

If you are interested in donating to our aution, please contact us here or jessamyn@themontessorihouse.org

 

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Carols for a Cause: Pt. 2
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Carols for a Cause: Pt. 2

Join us Sunday, December 10 as we celebrate the season with caroling, cookies, and cocoa! We'll stay toasty inside the Cathedral Park Music as we sing our favorite winter songs and holiday carols. 

Good news! This year we're offering double the fun with our annual "CAROLS FOR A CAUSE" event:

December 2 from 4-6PM at Bridge City Kid
-AND-
December 10 from 2-4PM at Cathedral Park Music

Join us for one or both of these special events! Family-friendly with a suggested donation of $5/family. Bring a friend and sing-along to your favorite carols and winter songs.

IS THERE A SPECIAL SONG YOU WANT TO SING? Post your song request to the event wall, and it just might be added to the list!

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Walk MS
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Walk MS

WALK TO CREATE A WORLD FREE OF MS.

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise ... we're that much closer. 1 mile or 3 mile options.

Registration Opens at 9:00AM

Walk begins at 10:00AM

Walk ends at 1:00PM

 

Event Contact: Tracy Leeper tracy.leeper@nmss.org 503-445-8342

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Doomsday Clock #1 Midnight Release Party
Nov
21
to Nov 22

Doomsday Clock #1 Midnight Release Party

It's time for the long-anticipated miniseries to start where Superman and other DC heroes and villains meet the Watchmen characters. We'll have special permission to sell this issue the night before so I'm gonna open up Comic Cave for an hour and will possibly have some fun swag, definitely variant covers and the like. I hope you can make it out! This is a test for future such events.

Watch the official TV commercial for Doomsday Clock here.

Preview of the opening here!

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Street Opening Party!

The Richmond/Lombard entrance to downtown St. Johns will be opening soon! We're excited to celebrate increased access to downtown as construction wraps up.  

Come celebrate the street opening in the plaza with live music, special events and celebration throughout the St. Johns business core area! 

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Dark Horse Comic Young Reader Book Signing!
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Dark Horse Comic Young Reader Book Signing!

Fun day to celebrate your local comic shop! There will be some exclusive merchandise (variant covers, statues) and sales and drawings, too! This is the Black Friday of the comic world where we celebrate what's unique about having a shop in your neighborhood.

We'll also have a signing of the new Dark Horse kid book Lifeformed Cleo Makes Contact with both creators Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson.
 

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

Night on the Town + 1

Stop by one of the 60+ participating businesses Friday night and all day Saturday! Pick up your FREE shopping passport and visit at least 8 businesses to be eligible to win a basket full of local goodies! No purchase required but we highly encourage you to support your local merchants while you visit!  Each basket is valued at over $200. 

Friday, November 17th 5 pm-8 pm

Saturday, November 18th all day!

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

St. Johns Community Clothing Closet

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

The St. Johns Center for Opportunity (SJCO) will be opening a monthly free clothing closet for North Portland community members in need at their offices (8250 N. Lombard St). 

The closet will be open the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2 pm-7 pm. The first clothing closet is Thursday, November 9th. The next one will be held Thursday, December 14th.

The community clothing closet will have clothing in a range of sizes for infants to adults, as well as shoes, coats, purses, new undergarments and some accessories available for all genders. Any community member in need is welcome to shop at the clothing closet.

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.

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University of Portland HALLoween
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

University of Portland HALLoween

Join the University of Portland for the annual HALLoween trick-or-treating night on Tuesday, October 31, from 5 to 7 PM.

This event is sponsored by the Campus Program Board and the Office of Residence Life. Children through sixth grade are invited to trick-or-treat through the University’s residence halls, a great way for children and their families to enjoy Halloween in a safe and controlled environment.

All children wishing to participate in HALLoween must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will be one check in location at the Halloween Headquarters, under
a tent in front of the Chiles Center, and parking in the main lot. Everyone must check in at this location.

For more information contact CPB at 7470 or cpb@up.edu with the subject line “HALLoween.”

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St. Johns Trick-Or-Treat Walk
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

St. Johns Trick-Or-Treat Walk

It's time for the annual St. Johns Trick-or-Treat event in downtown St. Johns. Dress up, bring the whole family and trick-or-treat your way through the downtown businesses. Participating businesses will have balloons outside their shops! 

Don't forget to stop by the St. Johns Farmers Market to paint a pumpkin between 9 am-2 pm.

All events are free!

Brought to you by the St. Johns Center for OpportunitySt. Johns Neighborhood Association and The St Johns Boosters Business Associationwith support from New Seasons Market!

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Raising the Barre Gala for The Aspire Project
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Raising the Barre Gala for The Aspire Project

Join The Aspire Project's First Annual Fundraiser Gala! 

The Aspire Project is a non-profit, outreach dance organization providing year-round quality ballet, tap and jazz dance classes to financially disadvantaged students who are genuinely interested in the arts and whose families and schools cannot provide such opportunities. We accomplish this through our non-tuition based after-school program in partnership with Multnomah County's SUN Community Schools and classes offered with sliding scale tuition rates and scholarship opportunities in our dance studio in North Portland, Oregon.

For more information about the event, call 503-505-0382 or contact.us@theaspireproject.org 

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St. Johns Biz Mob
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

St. Johns Biz Mob

What's a Biz Mob? It's a large gathering of community members coming together to support our local businesses! 

In October, we'll be mobbing 3 Tracks MusicZumbido de Portland, andConsign Couture. We had planned to hit these stores up in August, but the weather got a little too hot. We're excited to finally make this happen! 

Each shop will be offering special deals and discounts! Come out and meet the shop owners and show these local businesses some love. Three Rivers Book Sellers will also be doing a pop-up shop. Plus, there will be live music and tasty treats!

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Rally for Safety on Fessenden/St. Louis
Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

Rally for Safety on Fessenden/St. Louis

Join your neighbors and the St. Johns Citizens for a Safe and Attractive Fessenden/St Louis for a rally to show support for a written commitment from PBOT to include the original 2013 pedestrian signal promises outlined in the 2013 St. Johns Truck Strategy Phase II Plan! 

Meet at the corner of N. Charleston and N. Fessenden streets. 

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CAKELUCK: A potluck for cake!
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

CAKELUCK: A potluck for cake!

  • 8608 North Lombard Street Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's a potluck for cake! Join an informal meet up of neighbors who like to bake and eat in the St. Johns Plaza by the clock tower. Bring a cake or baked goods of your choice, a plate and utensils. Eat, chat, enjoy! 

If you have never been to one, they are a real treat. If you have, you know how fun they are. This is a completely volunteer-run event that is unique to our neighborhood! We welcome volunteers who would like to help set up and/or clean up.
 

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Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?

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

Join St. Johns Center for Opportunity and Oregon Humanities for a community conversation about morality in modern times. Titled
"What Does it Mean to Be Good? Exploring Morality in the Midst of Structural Oppression", the conversation will give us a change to explore important questions. "Most of us believe we are good people. But if we are all good people, who are the people responsible for supporting structural oppression like racism, sexism, and heterosexism? If we hope to be good, what are our moral responsibilities in a society of privege, power and oppression?"

The conversation will be led by Brittany Wake, an equity trainer, consultant and counselor specializing in multiculturalism.

Please RSVP for this free event via the ticketing link here, so that we have an accurate guest count.

Bring your friends and engage in lively dialogue with your neighbors around important issues in our lives today!

Light refreshments will be served.

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Cathedral Park Neighborhood Crime & Safety Listening Session

The goal of this meeting will be to hear concerns from Schrunk Tower residents and those in the neighborhood who have concerns about recent suspicious activity in the area and the increasing concerns of residents.

Hosting this session will be Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith. Joining her will be Home Forward Executive Director Michael Buonacore, Director of the Joint Office of Homelessness Marc Jolin (or one of his representatives), a Public Safety officer from the North Precinct and a representative from Senator Lew Fredericks office.

The doors will open at 10am with introductions at 10:30. We will wrap the official program at 11:30 and have an additional 30 minutes before the Bahai Center needs us to head out.

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2nd Annual Farm-to-Chili Cook Off!
Oct
7
11:30 AM11:30

2nd Annual Farm-to-Chili Cook Off!

It's the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off at the St. Johns Farmers Market! 

Enter your favorite chili recipe into the competition, community taste testers judge each chili and one cook is crowned the St. Johns Chili Cook of the Year!

To sign up to participate, fill out an application at the info booth this Saturday or complete the online form here: https://tinyurl.com/ya6g5cka 

$5 entry fee and all applications must be submitted by October 1st!

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Social Media Class: Convert Your Social Media Followers into Dollars!
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Social Media Class: Convert Your Social Media Followers into Dollars!

Join Jade Shebelski of Maven & Muse Media, for a social media class at SJCO on October 5th from 6-8 pm. 

"If you are an online business or a brick and mortar the number of followers that you have on social media really doesn't matter. Your business is not online to win a popularity contest, your business is online to gain exposure and put money in your bank account.

Are the people following you even your ideal client? Are you getting into the feeds, and in front of your ideal client? In this workshop, we will answer these questions as well as learn the basics of how to start converting your social media following from Facebook and Instagram into dollars. You are spending your valuable time on social media, let's start returning that investment into paying customers, and payment notifications instead of just "like" notifications."

To register for the class, sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/convert-your-social-media-followers-to-dollars-tickets-37929283508

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