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

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.

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. 

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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.

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. 

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. 


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!

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

May
1
12:00 pm12:00

May Day Coalition 2017 March

  • Shemanski Park

This year, as we face a rising fascism and a dying imperialism, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st.

Gather at Noon
Rally at 2 PM
March at 3 PM

Yes, this year we're marching. :-)

Neighborhood Clean Up & Recycling Event
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Neighborhood Clean Up & Recycling Event

  • St. Johns Christian Church Parking Lot

Mark your calendar! The annual St. Johns Neighborhood Association Clean Up & Recycle event is coming up.

Trash and recyclables that don't otherwise fit in curb-side bins will be collected at the event. Excessively large items may be refused, especially home construction materials likely to contain asbestos.

SJNA will also be offering Emergency Preparedness Kit items for your home kits, as well as a raffle for 2 fully stocked Emergency Kits! 

$5/car load  |  $5/tire  |  $7/truck load

Legislative Bill Workshop
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Legislative Bill Workshop

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity

Would you like to learn how to stay informed and advocate for such things as: Housing, Energy, Education, Voting, Reproductive rights, Presidential tax returns and more….All these and more are active issues in the Oregon Legislature right now.

Come, bring a friend and your computer [optional] and find out how easy it is to stay up to date and influence our state government on the issues you care about. We'll learn how to use OLIS - the Oregon Legislative Information System - to be the most effective during this legislative session.

You can have a voice. Your legislators want to hear from you. This online tool lets you look up bills that affect YOUR life [even if you don’t know the bill number], set up email tracking, and give you an easy way to send comments to legislators. And, when a bill has a committee hearing, you readily see how to email that committee so that your ideas will be considered. You can also see how others who wrote the committee felt, and you can watch hearings live.

Donna Cohen, MLIS, MEd, conducts Civics workshops, including one on Citizen Advocacy, and she will be doing a free hour-long workshop focused on how you can stay up to date, informed, and influence the state legislature. Come by and get cozy with your state legislature!

Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Verselandia

  • Arlene Schnitzer Hall

Support Roosevelt High School at Verselandia!

Join Literary Arts to celebrate Portland’s creative youth during the sixth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from thirteen Portland Public High Schools competing for poetic glory. Verselandia! is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by public high school library media specialists.

Following the same rules as national poetry slams, students must perform original work without props, costumes, or music in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Using a scale of one to ten, Verselandia judges will rate both the performance and the writing of each student. Five students with the top scores will walk away with great prizes, but only one will be a champion.

TICKETS.
$30.00 Reserved (Dress Circle)
$10.00 General Admission

Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

  • Pioneer United Methodist Church

Get R Done Mini Training workshops

We've created these from 3 understandings:

1. NET/CERTs don't have their basic medical skills mastered. 
2. All our neighbors likely do not know these skills. 
3. We've had many requests for shorter evening trainings.

Mike Stump will be our trainer this evening. He has worked extensively with the Beaverton CERT. He is an EMT, excellent trainer and will be covering for Harold Crawford for the Wilderness 1st Aid training. He will also teach from the position of: what to do when you won't have definitive medical help in the first 24 hours.

Who: This is open to all citizens no matter where you live or who you are.

What: #4 will be a short teaching/refresher on head to toe body check.

Why: Everyone needs this skill so they can feel empowered & help those around them in the event they find themselves in any type of disaster. 
This is not an offical NET meeting, but is inclusive for all NET/CERT/HAMs

Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

City-wide Land Use Group Meeting

  • Room 2500b

Guests:
Rebecca Esau, Interim Director of Bureau of Development Services
Dory VanBockel, Housing Program Coordinator at Portland Housing Bureau

Discussion topics include: 

  • Portland Maps changes designed to make it easier to use and a more comprehensive resource for development information
  • New emphasis to build multi-family affordable housing projects
  • Permit process for multi-family housing versus single family housing land use review
  • System changes to implement the new Inclusionary Zoning ordinance (2/1/17)
  • Possibility of investment to rehab existing housing to continue affordable status
  • Monitoring affordable housing project quality and maintenance for legally required period
  • Please join us and participate in this important dialogue with our guests
St. Johns Speakeasy
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

St. Johns Speakeasy

  • St. Johns Bachelor's Club

Perfectly Innocent Drinks & Dancing!

Come join us on Saturday for some drinks, food, and dancing, as we take a trip back to the 1920's. We've got Boy & Bean providing some prohibition-era swing and jazz music, photo booth, raffle prizes, and more as we take over the Bachelor's Club. Here's your chance to step inside the elusive clubhouse!
 

Tickets $10 in advance/$15 at the door. 

Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

Roots -n- Harmony

  • The Fixin' To

Annual Benefit Concert for Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective. All proceeds go to benefit their leadership, scholarship, intergenerational, and studio programs. 

  • LIVE MUSIC from Green Mountain Guild and The Colin Trio
  • PERFORMANCES from St. Johns Women's Choir and the CPPAC Marimba Band
  • SILENT AUCTION
  • LIGHT FARE and no-host bar

Tickets $30 in advance, can be purchased here.

 

Inner City Blues Festival
Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

Inner City Blues Festival

  • North Portland Eagles Lodge

A benefit for Health Care for All-Oregon | Co-sponsored by Cascade Blues Association & KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM

Advance tickets $20/$25 at the door (21+ event)

  • Silent Auction
  • Dinners, dessert, and drinks for sale
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Community Info tables

Purchase tickets here.

Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

Repair PDX

  • 8105 North Brandon Avenue Portland, OR, 97217 United States

Join Repair PDX for an Earth Day Repair Café at the North Portland Tool Library!

These free repair events bring together volunteers who like to fix things with people who have items that need repair. 

ome celebrate Earth Day with us and get something repaired. We’re back with an old friend – the North Portland Tool Library. As usual, we’ll be fixing small appliances, garments and bikes. We’ll have knife and tool sharpening (limit 2 items per person) and small engine repair, too.

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Arbor Day Festival

  • Mt. Scott Park

This FREE family friendly festival will feature: 
*tamales from Tierra del Sol
*Asian cuisine from Sisters Fusion
*the Latin sounds of Trio Matices, eclectic melodies from international recording artist Darka Dusty and her partner Miri Stebivka, the vocal stylings of acapella group B-Side Book Club
*an ecological scavenger hunt
*botanical printmaking
*face painting
*a tree climbing demo
*bucket truck rides (above the tree tops) 
*tree giveaways
*the Bill Naito Community Trees Award (accompanied by interpretive dance) presented to one individual and one group exemplifying Loraxian achievements! 

Rummage Sale
Apr
22
8:00 am08:00

Rummage Sale

  • 9303 North Buchanan Avenue Portland, OR, 97203 United States

Fundraiser for the Roosevelt PTSA in support of the Senior All Night Grad Party.

You can help by dropping off furniture, household goods, toys, and clothes. Or, help set up on Friday, April 21st from 6-8pm. Contact Mee Cha for more information at cham@cintas.com

Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Demolition Meeting for House @ Oswego & Columbia

  • 10425 North Oswego Avenue Portland, OR, 97203 United States

The house at 10425 N. Oswego has been bought by a developer who wants to demolish it to build four single-family homes. The house was built around 1925 and is on the St. Johns' historic inventory. Some in St. Johns want to preserve it - perhaps by asking the developer to swap that lot for part of the park area next to it. 

Meet at the house at 6:00pm for some background and continue the conversation at the Center for Opportunity (8250 N. Lombard). Hear creative ideas for preservation and share your thoughts on the value of the structure and of the park/greenspace.