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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The Immigrant Story Photo Contest
Feb
1
to Apr 30

The Immigrant Story Photo Contest

To highlight the diversity and strength of our community, “The Immigrant Story” is hosting a photography contest to address an issue that is prevalent in our country today: xenophobia. The contest, open from February 1 through April 30, 2018, welcomes submissions of photographs that depict the stories of immigrants who have added to our diverse cultural landscape.

Please visit our site for more details - http://theimmigrantstory.org/our-strength/

This project aims to increase empathy, show support to immigrant communities that have been under attack recently, and remind us all that generations of immigrants have helped to define this country and make it stronger.  

A final selection of photos will be made in May and will be displayed at Pro Photo Supply in June. 

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Inclusionary Housing - Homeownership

Date:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

The public is invited to testify on proposed changes to the Inclusionary Housing Homeownership program. The proposed changes can be found online at www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/IHdraft. To request translation services at the hearing please contact Jessica Conner (or by phone at 503-823-4100) at least three business days prior to the hearing. 

This hearing is taking testimony on the Inclusionary Housing Homeownership proposal only.

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Free Spay & Neuter for Cats
Feb
26
to Mar 2

Free Spay & Neuter for Cats

Free spay and neuter services for cat owners. Call 503-802-6755 or 1-800-345-SPAY today to see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment. 

Feeding a stray cat or feral cat? Call 503-797-2606. 

Brought to you by Spay & Save, a program of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland

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2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition

August Wilson Red Door Project presents the fourth August Wilson Monologue Competition showcasing Portland area high school students. Through Wilson’s plays, high school-age actors learn about the American experience from the African-American viewpoint, an important thread often missing from history lessons or poorly portrayed in lesser works created for the stage and screen. This year’s theme is E M E R G E! The show includes emerging and acclaimed performers in theatre, dance, and music. The mission of the August Wilson Red Door Project is to change the racial ecology of Portland through the arts. The monologue competition highlights cultural and ethnic diversity in the next generation of theatre artists and the growing cultural arts movement in Portland. This year’s semi-finalists will bring their “acting chops” and understanding of Wilson’s themes, characters and lyrical language to the stage. Judges will select two to compete nationally at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway.

FREE. Reservations required.

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St. Johns Art Walk
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

St. Johns Art Walk

Join us for the next artBURST Art Walk on March 2nd, 2018 in downtown St. Johns from 6-8 pm. We're pairing 13 local businesses with 21 local artists for a night of art and community. Buy art, explore local businesses and hang out with your neighbors!

Check out the full list of participating businesses and artwork here: 
http://www.stjohnsopportunity.org/art-walk 

Participating Businesses:
THE GREAT NORTH
45th Parallel Wines
Comic Cave PDX
Alshiref Design
Lombard Street Tattoo Parlour
Salty Teacup
Bridge City Kid
The Aspire Project
RoM Shoes
Hound & Hare Vintage
Wayfinding Academy
Therapy Stores St Johns Portland
Marey Waynes Barber Shop

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Mar
8
2:00 PM14:00

St. Johns Community Clothing Closet

The St. Johns Center for Opportunity (SJCO) will host the 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 community clothing closet will have 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 10 items (limit one per coat and pair of shoes). 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. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the SJCO website here: http://www.stjohnsopportunity.org/clothing-closet

Thank you to the Port of Portland for being a presenting sponsor of the community clothing closet.

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Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

NW Youth Career Expo

The annual NW Youth Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-education event. In 2018, the Portland Workforce Alliance will welcome more than 6,000 students from about 70 high schools across Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as 170+ exhibitors representing the state's leading employers. The Expo shows students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs.

To attend, register your student or school group here

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Columbia Slough 101: Free Workshop!
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Columbia Slough 101: Free Workshop!

Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water running through Gresham, Fairview, and NE & N Portland? Learn about the history, ecology, recreation options, wildlife, industry, demographics and current issues of the Columbia Slough at Slough 101. Slough experts will lead hands-on activities including a tour of a pump station and macroinvertebrate discovery. Pre-registration is required for this free workshop, and light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.

Presenters from:
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council
The City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
The City of Portland, Portland Water Bureau
Friends of Smith and Bybee Lakes
Levee Ready Columbia
Multnomah County Drainage Districts
Portland State University

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Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Native Plant Sale Fundraiser

Join Friends of Baltimore Woods for their annual Native Plant Sale Fundraiser in the St. Johns Plaza on Saturday, March 31st from 10 am-3 pm. 

The Friends of Baltimore Woods native plant sale will offer a generous selection of Pacific Northwest native plants at reasonable prices, including native oak community plants and hummingbird, butterfly, and bee favorites. The Backyard Habitat Program will have an information table with plant experts on site. The event is free and open to the public. 

Baltimore Woods is a 30-acre wildlife connectivity corridor situated between Cathedral Park and Pier Park in North Portland. It fills a gap in the Willamette Greenway and regional 40-Mile Loop trails. This unique urban greenway is recognized for its special habitat value to plants and wildlife. It faces threats from invasive species and development pressures that could destroy its natural value. The Friends of Baltimore Woods are dedicated to preserving and restoring this corridor, and the plant sale on March 31 is a fundraiser for these efforts.

Volunteers are welcome! For more information about volunteering, please email friends@friendsofbaltimorewoods.com or phone 484-546-1341. For more general information about Friends of Baltimore Woods, please see friendsofbaltimorewoods.org.

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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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Community Shred Day!
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Community Shred Day!

Windermere Portland North Real Estate, Voss Property Management and Joel Martin at Fairway Mortgage will be hosting a “Community Shred Day” event. This is a way to safely dispose of any old and un-needed financial or personal records.

Please limit to 3 “storage” boxes per person.

Saturday, April 21 from 9am-1pm or until the truck is full.

Cash donations for the Windermere Foundation are appreciated.

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WHO I AM Celebrating Me World Stage Theater
Feb
17
to Feb 19

WHO I AM Celebrating Me World Stage Theater

Who I Am Celebrating Me is a community of youth and adult artists exploring history through the arts. From soul-encompassing singing and dancing to heartfelt poetry and prose, this stage play will take you on a cultural journey highlighting African-American figures and movements of the past and present. PART OF  BLACK HISTORY FESTIVAL NW. Full calendar here.

Buy your tickets here

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RHS Alumni & Family Night Basketball Game
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

RHS Alumni & Family Night Basketball Game

Calling all RHS Alumni, families, and friends: come cheer on RHS basketball vs Lincoln and support yearbook at the same time.  

WHEN YOU either BRING A past YEARBOOK to the game, BUY a YEARBOOK AD, or MAKE a ($15) DONATION to yearbook you will GET TWO FREE TICKETS TO FEB 16 GAME. Buy at the door. 

Ladies will be playing at 5:30pm, and Men at 7:15pm. Join us for either or both games. Let's fill the house. Wear black & Gold to show your RIDER PRIDE.

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Biz Mob-Shop the Block!
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Biz Mob-Shop the Block!

  • 8400 North Lombard Street Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet and support our small business owners with our monthly Biz Mob series! This month, we'll be supporting the 8400 block between N. John and N. Leavitt streets at Hound & Hare Vintage, Metamorphic, Bridge City Kid and Salty Teacup!

Listen to live music, enjoy special sales during the event and free snacks & beverages! 

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Feb
8
4:00 PM16:00

Public Hearing for Commercial Building Energy Reporting

On April 22, 2015, the Portland City Council adopted the Commercial Building Energy Performance Reporting Policy and administrative rules became effective on October 8, 2015. The rules detail requirements for commercial buildings 20,000 square feet and larger to track and report energy usage, due annually on April 22.

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is updating administrative rules for more clarity, simplicity and flexibility. We are inviting interested parties to comment on the draft administrative rules available on the policy website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/energyreporting.

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Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

Our Voices United Legislative Action Day

On February 6th, students, families, community-based organizations, community members, and the Urban League of Portland will gather in the Oregon Capitol Building. Together, we will bring our voices to the biggest issues of the session-- from education to environmental discrimination, from health to housing instability. 

Attendees will hear from legislators, learn more about the biggest bills of the session, take a tour of the Capitol, and lift up their voices on the issues that impact our communities. The day will begin in Room 350 of the Oregon State Capitol at 10AM. Lunch is provided. Transportation from Portland is available. 

Please RSVP for the Legislative Action Day by January 29th by clicking here

 

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Introduction to Scent in Art Practice Workshop
Feb
4
2:00 AM02:00

Introduction to Scent in Art Practice Workshop

Join the c3 Initiative for a workshop with Catherine Haley Epstein at Working Library, where she will provide a brief history of olfactory art and introduce contemporary artists using scent, weave in notes from anthropologists' olfactory findings, and address the challenges of using scent in the typical art setting. There will be odorous exercises and time for discussion. Most importantly, she will share practical ideas and resources to help you on your way to getting scent into your studio's tool kit. 

When: Sunday February 4, 2-4 PM
Where:  Working Library 8836 North Lombard Street
How: Sign up by emailing catherine@mindmarrow.com or theworkinglibrary@gmail.com
Cost: Suggested donation $15

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Pop Up Pug Cafe and Art Show
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Pop Up Pug Cafe and Art Show

Grab your pug and join us at our Pop-Up Pug Cafe & Art Show on Feb 3-4 at Cathedral Park Place in the St. Johns neighborhood. Each human attendee will each get a hot beverage and a donut, and attendees with curly tails will get a treat and a puggachino! Please bring your emailed receipt (print out or on your phone) to check in.

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Environmental Justice Tours

Come along on a free, interactive, place-based tour of Portland that tells some of our citys stories of social and environmental justice, past and present. Route along Inner N/NE Portland's Interstate MAX rail line. Location details sent upon reservation 

RSVP by 2/2/18 at helppdx.org/justice-tours or email cheryl@createplenty.org 

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Portland Urban Wetlands Tour

  • Smith & Bybee, Oaks Bottom and Johnson Creek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore crucial wetland habitats within the Portland metro area with Portland Audubon! Learn about the ecological importance of wetlands as well as conservation efforts to protect them. 

Sign up at: http://bit.ly/wetlands-tour

Free, transportation provided!

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Screening of "Priced Out"
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Screening of "Priced Out"

Come to a free community screening of Priced Out, a documentary about gentrification in Portland, on February 1st at 6:30 pm at Portsmouth Union Church. The director, Cornelius Swart, will be present at the showing, followed by a panel discussion on housing in Portland. The event is free and open to the public. Spanish translation will be available at the event.  

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Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Land Use Training

The Bureaus of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Development Services (BDS) offer a 3-hour workshop on the basics of land use planning on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. This event is sponsored by North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS), Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods(NECN), and Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI).

This comprehensive workshop will include:

  • State land use planning laws and the land use planning system in Oregon;
  • An overview of long-range planning, including the Comprehensive Plan and the public’s role;
  • An overview of the development review planning process;
  • An interactive exercise responding to a recent land use proposal in the community.

Please RSVP, Light meal provided, capacity is limited to 45 people

Questions? Call Mary 503-823-4099mary@npnscommunity.org

Tri-Met bus lines #4 and Kenton/North Denver Ave light rail station nearby

 

 

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Citizen's State of the Union with Earl Blumenaur
Jan
30
4:30 PM16:30

Citizen's State of the Union with Earl Blumenaur

Congressman Earl Blumenaur will be holding a Citizen's State of the Union to hear from his constituents in Portland. He will not be providing detailed assessments about what is or isn’t happening in Congress. He'll be listening to YOU. Time to speak will be limited.

RSVP here to let them know to expect you.

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Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Hygiene & Homelessness Community Conversation

This is an informational discussion/dialogue to create community-driven change! 

Sisters of the Road believes that everyone has the right to a dignified place to use the restroom, take a shower, and a place to wash their clothes. But in Portland, there is limited access. We need immediate solutions that create opportunities for our communities to work toward increased hygiene access for the longterm, FOR ALL! 

Help us build a community response that is humane, dignified, and informed - from the ground up!

We want hygiene access and we want it now! Please join us for a presentation and dialogue on homelessness and the lack of access to human necessities.

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Town Hall with Senator Frederick and Commissioner Smith
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Town Hall with Senator Frederick and Commissioner Smith

This Saturday the 27th of January Commissioner Smith will be joined by Senator Lew Frederick for a joint Town Hall Meeting. This meeting is open to the public. We hope to hear from constituents and neighbors about the issues and concerns they are facing. There will be coffee and light refreshments available.

NO RSVP required but you may click here to RSVP and share your concerns in advance of the meeting.

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Flood- Exhibition Opening Reception
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Flood- Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Disjecta is proud to announce the third exhibition by Curator-in-Residence Julia Greenway. Portia Munson’s Flood presents a meditation on archive, materiality, and mass consumption. Describing her process of as “collecting objects and assembling, in essence using as my resource the refuse of consumer culture,” Munson assembles thousands of found objects, all of them made of blue plastic, creating a singular large-scale installation.

At the entrance of the exhibition, the visitor is greeted by multiple vitrines encasing found objects. Among the display cases, wall-mounted monitors display video footage of scanned installation materials. Flood, the installation work in which the exhibition takes its title, fills Disjecta’s main gallery. Carefully sorted, arranged, and compartmentalized, blue objects cover the floor in its entirety. Muson’s installation speaks to humanity’s failure to contain its waste.  Through monumental scope, Flood constructs an archive through which we can decipher the artifacts of consumerism.

This is the third of four exhibitions of the Season 7 Curator–in–Residence Program curated by Julia Greenway. 

On display January 20-March 4, 2018 at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center in Kenton. 

Image credits: Image courtesy of the artist and P•P•O•W, New York

 

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Conversation Project: "A Place to Call Home"
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Conversation Project: "A Place to Call Home"

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

Join the St. Johns Center for Opportunity and Oregon Humanities for a community conversation around housing in Oregon. Entitled "A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon", the conversation will explore that at the most basic level, a home is a place that gives you shelter, protecting you from the weather and unsafe situations. It’s also where you live your life, eat your meals, raise your family. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do we as individuals and as a society make decisions that undermine the idea that we all have a right to home? 

The conversation will be facilitated by Cristina Palacios. She was born in Tolimán, Jalisco, México, and started organizing at age fourteen. Most recently, Christina worked with Community Alliance of Tenants as senior organizer. She is driven by a passion for housing and social justice and the belief that everyone—regardless, their income, disability, race or immigration status—deserves a safe and healthy place to call home.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP online to reserve your seat here.

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Remembering Vanport
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Remembering Vanport

  • Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Smith and Bybee lakes were once adjacent to Vanport, Oregon’s second biggest city until the devastating flood of 1948. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will learn about the culture and history of Vanport while getting the opportunity to explore and learn more about Metro’s largest natural area, Smith and Bybee. 

January 15th, 2018 from  10am-12pm

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. 

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Meet the Employer Event
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Meet the Employer Event

Meet employers looking to hire in Portland! DeSANTIS Landscapes will be hiring for commercial landscaping positions. HDE Home Care will be hiring home care staff for seniors and adults with disabilities. 

Bring your resume and apply on the spot. We will have computers available to fill out applications online.

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NET Team Trivia Fundraiser
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

NET Team Trivia Fundraiser

NECN hosts this event to raise funds for the Neighborhood Emergency Teams, all-volunteer groups that coordinate aid and assistance in the event of natural disasters or other major emergencies. Come to Lagunitas Community Room on January 11th at 6pm for a night of trivia, raffle prizes, beer, and delicious food from La Sirenita.


$5-$50.00 suggested donation.


Find out more info and RSVP here.

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Jan
11
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 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.

You do not need to RSVP to attend this event.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to support the clothing closet, please visit the SJCO website here: http://www.stjohnsopportunity.org/clothing-closet/

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What is the "Right" Budget for Parks?
Jan
4
6:00 PM18:00

What is the "Right" Budget for Parks?

Join Portland Parks and Recreation to discuss how we respond to the direction from Mayor Wheeler to reduce Portland Parks & Recreation's operating budget by 5% or $3.27 million. 

PP&R Staff will present options for budget reductions developed in collaboration with the Budget Advisory Committee.

Language interpretation, childcare, ASL accommodation, and light snacks will be available.

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New Years Eve Glowga + Kombucha Toast
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Years Eve Glowga + Kombucha Toast

Glow into the New Year with us! Sweat and stretch late at night in a blacklit room with a stellar soundtrack- what better way to begin the best year of your life so far? Admission includes glow-cessories and a kombucha toast at midnight. Bonus: you won't feel hungover on the 1st! 

Doors at 10pm
Class at 10:30
Toast at Midnight

$10 BYSJ members
$20 non-members

*Please arrive around 10 to get glowed up & make new friends
**Wear white for best effect!

***Beginners are welcome- however please note that this class will not be led with verbal instruction like a regular class. The teachers will practice with you along with the music. We recommend attending a regular Bikram yoga class at least once or twice before giving Glowga a go! Here's our schedule:http://www.bikramstjohns.com/schedule.html

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Community Posada in support of Titan Manor
Dec
30
4:00 PM16:00

Community Posada in support of Titan Manor

  • 6722 North Fessenden Street Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over 19 families at Titan Manor face one of the worst holiday nightmares - the potential to lose their homes. Come show your support at our Community Posada. We will be gathering to share stories, food, and empower one another to keep these families housed. Bring a dish to share and please note this will be an outdoor event. We recommend dressing warmly!

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Christmas Ships event and holiday open house
Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Ships event and holiday open house

The Christmas Ships are a beloved local tradition. On December 21 they’ll be sailing past Terminal 1 and we’ll have the WareHouse ‘23 event space open to the public for viewing! Our waterfront project team and staff with Vesta Hospitality and Columbia Waterfront LLC will also be on hand to share the latest information about revitalizing Terminal 1 and the downtown waterfront.

The event also features:

• Holiday classics by the Vancouver Community Concert Band
• Face painting, balloons and free children’s books from the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation and port tenants NuStar Energy L.P. and Food Express, Inc.
• Warm beverages and cookies
• Delicious mac and cheese for purchase
• Cash bar
• And of course, the Christmas Ships, estimated to arrive between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

Questions? Contact Julie Rawls at 360-992-1137 or jrawls@portvanusa.com

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