Sep
8
to Mar 5

Wayfinding Academy Labs

 Living life on purpose means not staying stagnant--it’s about stretching your edges, learning new skills, and building on existing knowledge. Wayfinding Labs help you do just that. These 12-hour courses are where our community and college meet to nurture your constant growth. 

There are no anonymous lecture halls here. Instead, expert Lab faculty teach in the “Wayfinding Way”: small group settings designed for lots of discussion and interaction. Learners of all ages join our full-time students for a rich mix of perspectives.

Labs are 12 hour non-credit courses offered at Wayfinding Academy for only $30. Times and dates vary for each class. This term, they are offering the following Labs: 

Portland: A Deep Dive on Gentrification

What is gentrification? How does it show up in our city, and nationally? What philosophies, ideas, and policies create and sustain it? In this Lab we will explore the history that has made gentrification a reality, the present that continues to support it, the effects it has on longtime Portland residents, and the global forces that contextualize it.

  • Friday, January 25, 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Saturday, January 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm


How to Build A Website

We will be learning how web pages are built and styled by building our own static websites. The course will be targeting beginners who might not be familiar with HTML or CSS, the building blocks of basic web pages. Students will end the class with their own public website that they can use for whatever purpose they want.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Get Your Money Together with Lillian Karabaic

Baffled by budgeting? Struggling to figure out how to save money while going to school? Terrified about your impending student loans? Want to figure out when it's too early to plan for retirement? Lillian Karabaic, host of the Oh My Dollar! podcast and author of the cat-filled purrsonal finance workbook Get Your Money Together, will walk you through money management in a friendly and glitter-optional class. You'll walk away with a concrete plan for your money, a lot more cat memes in your life, and knowing more about Roth IRAs than you thought possible.

Get Your Money Together Meets:

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

Live Your Dream Life with Prashant Kakad

Get ready to open your heart & your mind to a new way of seeing & being. You will kickoff this Lab with a dance workshop, Bollywood style. Prashant will then draw upon his journey from an Intel Engineer to a touring DJ & share practical insights that he has picked along the way. There will be readings, exercises during the Lab & assignments in between them designed to gently bring you closer to the edge of your comfort zone. You will finish this Lab feeling more inspired to express yourself fully in all walks of life.

Life your Dream Life meets:

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:00pm-9:00pm

Here is the website with information about dates, times and registration (the first class begins September 8th). 

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Oct
18
to Feb 21

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:

December 20th

January 17th

February 21st

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Jan
12
to Jan 19

Childbirth Education Class

Registration is open for Childbirth Education classes with Homespun Midwifery in St. Johns.

Homespun midwives Cassidy and Sarah are excited to offer a two session childbirth education class to our clients and other families in the community. We host these workshops to help families prepare for the momentous experience of bringing their baby into the world! We structure the class around the foundational belief that knowledge is powerful at averting fear, as well as the fact that giving birth is a natural physiological process. This class prepares birthing people and their supporters by empowering them to be educated and resilient on their birth journey.

Instinctive Childbirth provides a safe space to ask questions, express fears and anxieties, and gain a thorough understanding of the labor, birth and postpartum process. This class is available to all parents-to-be and is suited for people who are birthing at home, in a birth center, or in the hospital.

To read all about it and register for the class, click here!

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Decode the Tree Code
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Decode the Tree Code

What do I do about a dead street tree? How should trees be handled during construction? For answers to questions like these, join us for this workshop to learn all about Portland's Tree Code, Title 11 Trees.

Participants will be introduced to the processes involved in regulating our city trees in both development and non-development situations. This training is for all community members who want to better understand tree permitting in Portland.

Register here!

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Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

SURJ PDX General Membership Meeting

This General Membership Meeting will be held at the Dismantle, Change, Build Center (DCBC). New folks interested in getting involved with SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice) are welcome! 

Childcare will be available and light snacks will be served.

Schedule:
New member orientation: 2-3 PM
Monthly meeting: 3-5 PM

Access info:

  • There are no steps to the door or inside of the building 

  • There is a short ramp between two areas of the building inside  

  • The entrance has an approximately 3 ‘ wide entrance.  

  • There is a gender neutral bathroom available. There is variable wheelchair access to the bathroom. (Bathroom is wide but there is a 90 degree turn from the hallway to the room. There is one rail on the wall parallel to the toilet.  

  • Seating is sturdy. There are slightly padded folding chairs with no arms.  

  • This is a scent-free space as much as possible.  

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Oaks & Native American Stewardship
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Oaks & Native American Stewardship

Friends of Baltimore Woods presents their annual free Winter Talk on January 19th from 7-8:30 pm at the BES Water Lab.

The focus of the presentation will be on the importance of Oregon oak in the traditional culture of native people presented by Greg Archuleta of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, initiator and teacher of the tribe’s Lifeways education program teaching vital components of cultural life.

Oregon oak is being preserved and restored in the Baltimore Woods corridor in St. Johns. To find out more about Friends of Baltimore Woods, visit www.friendsofbaltimorewoods.org.

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Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Reclaim MLK Annual March for Human Rights and Dignity

The 5th Annual Children's March for Social Justice is our most important action of the year!!

Once again Children Lead with parents, community and neighbors supporting the promotion of free speech and social change. The Children’s Art and Social Justice is joining forces with several community groups, unions, sponsors and partner organizations.

Once again we will collect food and clothing for local families which is distributed all year Long via our partnership to support the Community Feed In programming at Hughes Memorial.

Please Stay engaged on this page for upcoming art making and printing workshops for youth and volunteers who want to help us make signs and banners for this years event.

More updates coming soon DontShootPDX.org

RSVP on Facebook by clicking here

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Jan
23
to Jan 29

2019 Point In Time Portland Homeless Census

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count launches January 23rd — just days away — and  volunteers are still needed to help us ensure an accurate survey of our unsheltered neighbors. This count is important because historically African-American residents have been under-counted. That led to too little state- and local funding for culturally-specific programs and services like those that the Urban League provides to the community. The 2016 count revealed disparities in classifications pertaining to homeless status which can only be rectified through more thorough and responsible processes, which starts with our collaboration on undertakings such as this.

 How can I help?

Follow this link at  ahomeforeveryone.net/countvolunteers, or contact our housing outreach department. That way, we can plan for the right number of materials and confirm all volunteer shift assignments.

How does the Point-In-Time Count Work?

 Volunteers are a critical part of the count. They ask questions from a short, one-page survey to people experiencing homelessness in different parts of the city. Volunteers will be stationed at specific locations where houseless persons congregate or access services, such as meal programs, drop-in centers, and health clinics. 

Shifts will be available during morning, daytime, and evening hours. The majority of the shifts will be scheduled the evening of Wednesday, January 23rd through January 29th, 2019. Even volunteering for a few hours helps immensely. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

 Darrell White

Outreach Program Supervisor for the Urban League of Portland

dwhite@ulpdx.org

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Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

St. Johns Village Fair

Come learn more about what village living looks like, including Hazelnut Grove’s new location in St. Johns. This free event is family friendly and includes food and interactive exhibits and demonstrations.

This event is organized by the St. Johns Village Coalition. The location is TBD.

RSVP to attend on Facebook by clicking here.

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Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

City of Portland Fix-It-Fair

The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money, and connect with experts to learn how to spend less, save more, and stay healthy.

Saturday January 26, 2019 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Ockley Green Middle School 6031 N Montana Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Ongoing exhibits and hourly workshops on such topics as:

  • Water and energy savings

  • Safe and healthy home

  • Food and nutrition

  • Neighborhood and community resources

  • Recycling

  • Weatherizing your home

  • Gardening and growing your own food

  • Yard care and composting

  • Transportation

    Plus: Repair Café: Bring one item to be fixed by a Repair PDX volunteer, while learning how to do it yourself. (Volunteers will do their best, but do not guarantee a complete repair.)

    You may bring a small counter-top appliance, such as a toaster, or an article of clothing.

  • Free lead blood testing

  • Free giveaways

  • Hourly door prizes

  • Free professional childcare

  • Free lunch

  • Free minor bike tune-ups and flat tire repair for students and families

    For more information or to receive email notification for future Fairs: Call 503-823-4309 or email fixitfair@portlandoregon.gov

    Visit us on Facebook to get more information from us and the community.

    Visite nuestra página web en español. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/323929

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A Place Called Home: From Vanport to Albina
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

A Place Called Home: From Vanport to Albina

Join the Vanport Mosaic for a FREE screening of oral history documentaries, part of our living archive. Through archival footage, historic photographs, and compelling first-person narratives, this collection of short films and audio narratives traces the story of Portland’s African American community from the 1940s to 1970s. It is a story of struggle, perseverance, and resilience that continues today.

Artist and Vanport descendant VELYNN BROWN will share her poem Roots and Remnants, and will faciliate a reflection on the beauty and challenges of story, home, community and belonging.

All abilities are welcome. For disability accommodations, call 503.988.5123 or email help@multcolib.org 2-3 days before a program.

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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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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
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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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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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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Vow Writing Workshop
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Vow Writing Workshop

A 1.5 hour interactive workshop to help you craft the promises you want to make to your partner on your wedding day and throughout your relationship. You'll laugh, reflect and reconnect with the reasons why you are committing to your partner. You'll leave with inspiration and tips to tackle your vows with confidence.

Come with an open heart and a sense of humor. Couples are encouraged to attend the workshop together. This workshop is also appropriate for couples in love who are not engaged but wish to explore their love story or married couples who want to refresh their vows to one another.

A glass of bubbly is included with the price of admission. Snacks and drinks available for purchase during the workshop. Please bring a notebook and a pen.

Click here to reserve your spot today! $40/person.

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the Board of SJCO

Interested in serving on SJCO’s board of directors? This is an opportunity to learn more about what board service looks like while enjoying a glass of wine. Join our current board members for a drink and hear about their experiences leading our growing and super cool organization.

Details:

January 15th
7 p.m. -8 p.m.

45th Parallel Wine Shop

Have questions? Contact: Phil Crowder, bdc@stjohnsopportunity.org.

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Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

Changing the Narrative: More than a Refugee; More than an Immigrant

LCSNW, Cascadia, Catholic Charities, and the Multnomah County Health Department have come together to create a year-long information series that highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants. The series was created to help dispel the singular narrative that is given to refugees and immigrants of being either victims or villains, and to present these individuals as who they really are: complex and accomplished human beings. 

On January 14, 2019 we are honored to welcome Kelsey LeBrun Keswani and Bernal Cruz Munoz from RAIN International. They will present their workshop, Changing the Narrative, that provides tools to people working with refugee and immigrant populations on how to effectively change the narrow and one-dimensional narratives of migration.

 We hope you can join us on January 14, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at Cascadia Garlington Center.

To learn more about the event, please visit our website, who-we-are.wixsite.com/2019 or read the event flyer here. We would greatly appreciate your RSVP to the event so we can plan accordingly. You can find the RSVP on the website.  

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Portland Housing Bureau January Public Meetings
Jan
2
to Jan 16

Portland Housing Bureau January Public Meetings

January 2: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date:  Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) RSC workplan

The Rental Services Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, we ask public testimony be saved for the full RSC meetings. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

January 8: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Portland Housing Bureau proposed budget  

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/PHAC.Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

January 8: Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Broadway Conference Rm. 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Fair Housing audit testing report recommendations; (2) Fair Housing legislative concepts; (3) Jurisdiction budget processes and action plan timeline  

The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County and Gresham.  FHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visitwww.portlandoregon.gov/phb/fairhousing. Click here to sign up for the Fair Housing email list to receive meeting notices and related updates. FHAC is regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Typically, FHAC meets at the Portland Housing Bureau. Everyone is welcome. 

January 10: N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee

Date:  Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time:  6:00 - 8:30 pm  
Location:  New Song Community Center 
220 NE Russell Street 
Portland, OR 97212  

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

Oversight committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. For more information, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/74485.

January 16: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date:  Tuesday, January 16, 2019
Time:  2:30 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Rental Services budget; (2) Rental Registration

The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates. 

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Winter Craft Fair at James John Elementary
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Craft Fair at James John Elementary

Check everyone off of your list that loves hand-made gifts! Our annual Winter Craft Fair will be brimming with eclectic creations from local artists. Grab something for Grandma, pick up a little gift for Poppa and snag the perfect stocking stuffer for your sister. You could skip Thanksgiving and get trampled at the big box store for some mass-produced such and such, or you can show some love and buy something made with love.

Vendors will be selling their wares in the James John gymnasium from 11 to 5. Feeling like scooping up some Snacks? Check out the first-ever PTA Bake Sale items and Spirit Wear too. There will be a raffle to win some crafty awesmoness and an arts table to keep the kids busy while you shop.

The Winter Craft Fair is a fundraiser for the James John PTA. All vendor fees, bake sale revenue and raffle earning go toward our ongoing support of our students, so while you pack your trunk with one of a kind gifts you'll be helping our kids thrive at school. How's that for some holiday good tidings!

Saturday, December 15th from 11 am-5 pm at James John Elementary!

RSVP on Facebook here>>

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Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective Fall Showcase
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective Fall Showcase

Fall term marks the beginning of our 4th season as a community organization, and we couldn't be more excited to share what's been simmering in the studio over the course of our 10-week session. Join Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective as we celebrate with our 4th Annual Fall Showcase, featuring performances by our studio classes and ensembles. Enjoy this FREE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE by our choirs, marimba band, guitar & ukulele class, acting & improv classes, musical theatre cast, build-a-band class, and more! 

AUDIENCE MEMBERS MATTER.

Our showcase will run approximately 1 hr and 30 minutes without intermission. Performing in front of a full and welcoming audience is one of the primary joys and great growth experiences we offer to the ever-developing artists in our programs. Please plan to attend for the entire showcase to support fellow students and the Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective community. Those with infants and small children in need of a crowd break may enjoy the performance from the Fireside Room upstairs at your own discretion. We welcome audience members of all ages.

SCHEDULE

1:30-2:30 pm Performer Call-Times*
2:45 pm Doors + Audience Seating
3:00 pm Welcome + Program
4:30 pm Group Picture + Closing Remarks

LOCATION

St. Johns Christian Church
8044 N Richmond Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

PARKING

Free parking available in the lot off Richmond and along the street. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your class call-time to find a space.

DONATIONS

Those who wish to donate and help cover event costs are welcome to do so. The suggested donation is $10/family. Thank you for your support!

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Dec
7
to Dec 19

Sock Drive

ANNUAL CITY SOCK DRIVE 

November 28, 2018 through December 19, 2018.

Your donations may be distributed to organizations identified by the Joint Office of Homeless Services, and/or North Portland locations, such as the St Johns Clothing Closet.

Many locally-owned stores host sock sales after Thanksgiving, so please consider picking up an extra package as you do your holiday shopping.  

 

Donation boxes are/will be located: Historic Kenton Firehouse 2nd floor

Please call 503-823-4099 or email mary@npnscommunity.org or doretta@npnscommunity.org when you are ready to drop off your donations.

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St. Johns Winter Beer Fest & Record Show!
Dec
7
to Dec 9

St. Johns Winter Beer Fest & Record Show!

The 8th Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Fest and Record Show is a benefit for the St. Johns Center for Opportunity (SJCO). From the Farmers Market, community clothing closet, storefront improvement grants to advocating for affordable housing and services, SJCO is an important asset in our community.

We’re very excited and thankful to have over 30 breweries donating including Block 15, Gigantic, Logsdon, Ecliptic, Base Camp, Swift, and Lompoc. We'll have a wide variety including IPA’s, Winter Ales, Stouts, Barleywines, and more! For your eating pleasure we’ll have food trucks in the parking lot, including Urban German, St Johns Wings, Mad Greek Deli, and The Other Chef.

The Fest will be held at The Colony event space at 7525 N Richmond Ave, Portland, OR 97203. This years’ fest happens December 7th, 8th, and 9th with hours being Friday and Saturday 2-10 pm and Sunday 2-6 pm. $20 gets you a commemorative glass and ten tickets, pours are 4 oz. and most beers require a single ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through our online ticketing service, https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/the-st-johns-winter-beer-fest

For the first time, we’ll have a record show sponsored by Crate Diggers & Discogs! Expect DJs and record vendors (please note that their hours will be Friday and Saturday 3-9 pm).


We'll have an ugly sweater contest on Saturday between the fest and Hoplandia with great prizes including Blazer tickets!

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Dec
6
to Dec 9

Portland Police Strategic Plan Community Loopbacks

The Portland Police Bureau will be hosting two community loopback meetings in early December to present all the major themes we’ve heard from community and bureau staff.

Thursday, December 6th, from 7:00-8:30pm

Floyd Light Middle School Cafeteria

10800 SE Washington St., Portland 97216

 

Sunday, December 9th, from 4:00-5:30pm

Matt Dishman Community Center

77 NE Knott, Portland 97212

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Dec
3
to Dec 18

Portland Housing Bureau Public Meetings

December 3: Portland's Housing Bond Oversight Committee

Date:  Monday, December 3, 2018
Time:  3:00 - 4:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau, Steel Conference Room 
421 SW 6th Avenue, 5th Floor
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) Portland Housing Bond and the constitutional amendment (Oregon Measure 102). 

The Bond Oversight Committee’s responsibilities include: overseeing performance, reviewing finances and ensuring sound investments aligned to Portland’s Housing Bond Policy Framework. The agenda and meeting materials will be available online here. For more information, visit us online at www.portlandhousingbond.com. Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Bond email list to receive public meeting notices and related updates. 

December 4: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) New commissioner introductions; (2) Advisory bodies and commissions update; (3) 2019 - 2020 Budget  

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/PHAC.Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

December 5: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date:  Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) RSC work plan; (2) upcoming meetings.

The Rental Services Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, we ask public testimony be saved for the full RSC meetings. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.

December 13: N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee

Date:  Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time:  6:00 - 8:30 pm  
Location:  TBD  

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

Oversight committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. For more information, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/74485.

December 11: Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC)

Date:  Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time:  3:00 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Draft; (2) Updates on Legislative Session  

The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County and Gresham.  FHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visitwww.portlandoregon.gov/phb/fairhousing. Click here to sign up for the Fair Housing email list to receive meeting notices and related updates. FHAC is regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Typically, FHAC meets at the Portland Housing Bureau. Everyone is welcome. 

December 18: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date:  Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time:  2:30 - 5:00 pm 
Location:  Portland Housing Bureau 
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Rental Registration; (2) Rental Services Budget

The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates. 

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Participatory presentation of the Serpent River Book

Published in 2017 by Caycedo, the Serpent River Book combines archival images, maps, poems, lyrics, satellite photos, with the artist’s own images and texts on river bio-cultural diversity, in a long and meandering collage. The fluctuating publication can frame many narratives. As a book it can be opened, pleated, and read in many directions. It also has a performative potential to it, functioning as a score, or as a workshop tool. The books gathers visual and written materials compiled by the artist while working in Colombian, Brazilian, and Mexican communities affected by the industrialization and privatization of river systems.

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2018 Blue Moon Camera Customer Show
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

2018 Blue Moon Camera Customer Show

Blue Moon Camera and Machine celebrates their Seventeenth Anniversary with a presentation of their Sixteenth Annual Customer Show. As one of the last optical printing labs in the country, Blue Moon Camera handles film from thousands of photographers around the globe throughout the year. Tens of thousands of images pass through the lab – some destined for the walls of a gallery, others for an esteemed place on the refrigerator.

Regardless of where they end up, many of these images are so strikingly beautiful that they cannot be contained by the hands of the Blue Moon staff member who notices them, this is how the Customer Show is born. Candidate images are selected democratically by the staff, and after a majority vote and the photographer's signature, they become the images that make up the Customer Show.

This year's Customer Show will take place in the following venues. There will be an opening reception at all venues on Saturday, December 1st from 7-9 pm. Images selected in 2018 will hang at 45th Parallel Wines, and other venues will host images selected and shown in previous years. 

A dance party social will follow the opening from 9 pm until 11 pm at 45th Parallel Wines.

45th Parallel Wines

8527 N Lombard

(971) 266-0886
http://propereats.wordpress.com/

Leisure Public House

8002 N Lombard

(503) 289-7606
http://www.leisurepublichouse.com/

Anna Bannana’s

8716 N Lombard

(503) 286-2030
http://annabannanascafe.com


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St. Johns Leaf Cleanup
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

St. Johns Leaf Cleanup

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

It's that time of year again! In anticipation of the City of Portland Leaf Days, SJNA needs your help for a Cleanup, including a leaf sweep on Lombard sidewalks. We will provide rakes, shovels, gloves, and sharps containers but please bring your own tools as well!

Local businesses generally donate coffee and treats in the morning, and lunch in the afternoon. There may also be some local food/drink discounts for volunteers that day.

Please join SJNA and your local neighbors to keep our community clean and safe. Meet at 8250 N Lombard St. at 10 am!

Sign up to volunteer here: http://signup.com/go/qTNXDDT

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Nov
20
12:30 PM12:30

Fair Housing Advocacy Meeting

Topics for discussion: (1) Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County and Gresham.  FHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.

Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visitwww.portlandoregon.gov/phb/fairhousing. Click here to sign up for the Fair Housing email list to receive meeting notices and related updates. FHAC is regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.  Typically, FHAC meets at the Portland Housing Bureau. Everyone is welcome. 

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Airing of Grievances Storytelling Night
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Airing of Grievances Storytelling Night

THANKS A LOT.
Channel your anger and frustrations with the world into something more positive.
Join us for the 4th annual Airing of Grievances!

Featured storytellers will vent and share their complaints - with a few silver linings. Storytellers:

  • Anneliese Davis, ED Rahab's Sisters

  • Dana Lyn Louis, Founder Gather Make Shelter

  • Desmond Spann, Author Teacher Musician Motivational Performer

  • Dave Mowry, ED Mental Health at the Mic

  • Megan McGeorge, Founder ED Piano Push Play

  • Crystal Akins

  • Bruce Livingston, Playwrite ED

Plus open mic!

Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Beech Street Parlor
Doors at 6:00pm. Show starts at 6:30pm.

Minors welcome until 9 pm only. 21+ after 9 pm.

Tickets by donation - $7 minimum, $10 suggested. For tickets follow this link: https://www.superthank.org/upcoming-events/

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Creating Your Own Social Justice Giving Plan

In this challenging political climate many of us are ready to support those on the front lines of the fight for progressive change. We know that donating to grassroots, social justice organizations is one way to engage. But how do we decide when, where and how much to give? Should the urgency of the current moment change the way we give? This interactive, cross-class workshop will help you begin to think through these questions and get you started with creating a giving plan that aligns with your values. This is a multiracial, cross class workshop. Dinner will be provided.

https://socialjusticefund.org/creating-your-social-justice-giving-plan-in-portland-3/

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Free Screening of "The Apology"
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Free Screening of "The Apology"

  • Multnomah County Central Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free Screening of "The Apology" - Documentary about Japanese Military "Comfort Women"

Award-winning documentary film "The Apology" directed by Tiffany Hsiung will be screened at Multnomah Central Library in Portland at 6pm on Tuesday, November 13th. The event is free and open to the public.

The film, which aired on PBS in October, follows the lives of three survivors--from Korea, China, and the Philippines--of the WWII-era Japanese military sexual slavery/enforced prostitution known as the "comfort women" system.

"Comfort women" are estimated 50,000 to 200,000 women who were forced to provide sexual service for members of the Imperial Japanese armed forces between 1932 and 1945. Women from Japan, Korea, China, and across the rest of Asia-Pacific were recruited through various means--from debt bondage to deception to outright conscription or kidnapping--but almost all of them are considered victims of human trafficking in today's standards.

A brief discussion will follow the screening.

The event is co-sponsored by Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND) and People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity - POPS. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS.

For more information:

Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization (FeND)
http://fendnow.org/

People Organizing for Philippine Solidarity (POPS)
https://www.facebook.com/POPSPortland/

POV
http://pbs.org/pov/

Fact sheet on Japanese Military "Comfort Women"
https://apjjf.org/-Asia-Pacific-Journal-Feature/4829/article.html

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Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Spirit of Portland Awards Ceremony

The Mayor and City of Portland Commissioners invite you to in honoring the 34th Annual Spirit of Portland Award recipients. A city’s true ingredient is people, come celebrate local heroes and civic engagement with fellow Portlanders!

Spirit of Portland Awards are a recognition of outstanding Portlanders and the impact of their work. In celebration of Portland’s diverse communities, the theme for this year's ceremony is "One City, Many Communities".

Recipients are nominated by their peers, City Commissioners, and the Mayor. This year’s recipients have been chosen by previous Spirit of Portland honorees, community members, and Portland City Council.

RSVP to the event here!

Event information:

Food will be provided at the event. Options include, vegan, vegetarian and meat.

Please note this is a scent-free event. Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes, colognes or other scented products.

The event venue is wheelchair accessible and served by TriMet Bus Lines: #15, #6 and Portland Streetcar B Loop on SE Grand & Belmont . Free street parking around the venue is available. There are two paid parking lots within two blocks of the venue.

Accommodations Information:

ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. City of Portland will provide accommodations for people with disabilities. If you need assistance with language interpretation and translation. please contact Marco Mejía by Wenesday, November 7 if you need assistance:

Phone: (503)-823-3093
Email: Marco.Mejia@portlandoregon.gov


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iTrades Career Day for Middle & High School Students
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

iTrades Career Day for Middle & High School Students

  • NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

iUrban Teen is STEM+Arts program with an intentional outreach to youth of color to encourage interest and engagement in STEM and Arts based careers.

This event features six interactive and information workshops in Skilled Trades and Technology sectors. Lunch will be provided and there will be prize giveaways. Parents are encouraged to attend!

Please register your student or student group to attend by clicking here!

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My People's Market
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

My People's Market

My People’s Market is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters.

Bring your friends and family to explore the diverse entrepreneurial talent of Portland at this FREE bi-annual event. Support the community and shop at over 80 local multicultural businesses, talk with vendors, and network with local business owners of color. There will be live music, art, performances, and of course, plenty to eat and drink from some of Portland's best eateries.

Friday, November 9th from 5-10 pm at the Custom Blocks in Portland!

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Blueprint for Success Open Mic

Join Station 22 Firehouse in St. Johns to share and listen to proposals for improving community health and wellness as part of their Blueprint for Success initiative launch. All are welcome to submit proposals for presenting at the meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm at Station 22.

Click here to read more about the Blueprint for Success project.

Click here to fill out an application to submit a proposal to present at the listening session.

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FLOOR Center for Dance Grand Opening!
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

FLOOR Center for Dance Grand Opening!

Located in the St. John’s community, FLOOR Center for Dance is a training center for movers of all ages, abilities, and skill levels, and is a space for growth, exploration, and experimentation in dance and movement arts. FLOOR offers competitive rates to encourage community involvement, aiming to ignite the dance community and provide an atmosphere that encourages passion, commitment, and innovation to all who walk through the door.

On November 3rd, they are opening their 1500 square foot studio space and training center to the Portland and Vancouver community. FLOOR is owned and directed by Stephanie Gilliland: choreographer, composer, multimedia dance artist, performer and educator. She is the Artistic Director of Tongue Dance Project, a collective for choreographic exploration and artistic development in contemporary dance. In addition to offering community classes, FLOOR Center for Dance will act as the training center for Tongue Dance Project. Co-managing the space are, Annika Mossberg, FLOOR Instructor, and Tongue Dance Project dancers and FLOOR Instructors, Lauren Smith and Adrianna Audoma. Together they have worked to provide a professional training space to dancers and creative movers alike.

On November 3rd, they will be offering a free day of dance classes to people ages 2 and up, followed by a family-friendly evening event. FLOOR is located at the historic Cathedral Park Place, an artistic hub connected to Occidental Brewing just below to the St. John’s Bridge. With the building’s stunning views, rich history, and vibrant artistic influence, the experience of Cathedral Park Place is memorable.

Join them for free daytime classes (offered to you and your family), followed by our evening open house providing entertainment, food+drink, and best of all: dance!

Evening Open House: 6-9pm

+ Meet & greet with the FLOOR team
+ Silent auction with artwork contributions from artists located in Cathedral Park Place

+ Raffles, prizes, and photo opportunities

+ Activities for children
+ Tongue Dance Project performance
+ Food & drink will be served*

To learn more about FLOOR Center for Dance, visit their website at www.floorcenterfordance.com


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