St. Johns Farmers Market
May
20
to Oct 28

St. Johns Farmers Market

Join us at the St. Johns Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market runs from May 20th through October 28th. Our market is located at the St. Johns Plaza in downtown St. Johns (intersection of N Lombard & N Philadelphia). Have questions? Reach out to Mason Durfee, Market Manager, at mason@stjohnsopportunity.org. 

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

Rally for Safety on Fessenden/St. Louis

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

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

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

St. Johns Biz Mob

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

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

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

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

Raising the Barre Gala for The Aspire Project

Join The Aspire Project's First Annual Fundraiser Gala! 

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

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

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

St. Johns Trick-Or-Treat Walk

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

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

All events are free!

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

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

CAKELUCK: A potluck for cake!

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

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

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

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

Conversation Project: What Does It Mean to Be Good?

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

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

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

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

Light refreshments will be served.

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Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Cathedral Park Neighborhood Crime & Safety Listening Session

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

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

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

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2nd Annual Farm-to-Chili Cook Off!
Oct
7
11:30am11:30am

2nd Annual Farm-to-Chili Cook Off!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Deliberate Dialogue Community Conversation

  • Charles Jordan Community Center (Eli Whitney Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attend a community-engaged dialogue that will help the Oregon State University Extension Service create a framework around issues that YOU find most important to your community.

Food & drink will be provided!

Contact Tanya Kindrachuk to RSVP or for more info at tany.kindrachuk@oregonstate.edu

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Info Session
Oct
4
4:30pm 4:30pm

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Info Session

  • Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s been a while! Given how many BPS projects are releasing drafts this fall, it’s definitely time for another BPS Planning Project Update. The next BPS info session/update will be on Wednesday, October 4 at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods office, 4:30 to 6:00pm. Thanks to NECN for hosting us!

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Jade District Storytelling Night
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Jade District Storytelling Night

Join MERCATUS and APANO for a celebration of Asian & Pacific Islander entrepreneurship through storytelling. 3 local businesses will share their stories of launching businesses in Portland. 

The event is free and refreshments will be served.

To register for the event visit: www.mercatuspdx.com 

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Cooking Class Fundraiser with Hot Mama Salsa!
Sep
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cooking Class Fundraiser with Hot Mama Salsa!

Join Nikki Guerrero, owner of Hot Mama Salsa, for a Mexican inspired cooking class and dinner on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 6 - 9 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the St. Johns Farmers Market, a program of the St. Johns Center for Opportunity. Cook alongside the chef, enjoy your meal with drinks and a talk by Portland Farmers Market Executive Director, Trudy Toliver, and take home tasty treats including free salsa, at the end of the night! 

Tickets are $150 and space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

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Documentary Screening "The Murder of Fred Hampton"
Sep
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Documentary Screening "The Murder of Fred Hampton"

  • First Congregational Church of Christ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join SURJ for a screening of "The Murder of Fred Hampton". 

"Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life." -IMDb
 

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Baltimore Woods Clean-Up!
Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Baltimore Woods Clean-Up!

The work party is tasked with attending to a recently planted section of the Woods. The work will entail clearing out invasive weeds that threaten the young plants, and then mulching to slow the invaders’ return. Most volunteers will find the work to be physical but not strenuous. The terrain is hilly, though, so sturdy shoes are recommended. And there will be blackberry vines, so volunteers should wear protective sleeves. FoBW will supply gloves and all the tools needed. FoBW members will provide guidance, refreshments and lots of camaraderie. Families with children, age 8 years and older, are especially welcome. Please join us in this community-building activity. Reap the rewards.

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Renter's Week of Action: Story Slam & Tenant Rally!
Sep
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Renter's Week of Action: Story Slam & Tenant Rally!

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants and the St. Johns Center for Opportunity for St. Johns' Story Slam + Tenant Rally on Friday as part of the national Renter Week of Action & Assemblies!

There will also be tabling, music, a chance to sign up for the St. Johns' Tenant Union, the Community Alliance of Tenants, and more. 
 

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Pop-Up Board Game Night!
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Pop-Up Board Game Night!

Join the St. Johns Center for Opportunity on Thursday, Sept 21st for our second “Pop-Up Game Night” at 7 pm at the The CbP Beer Bus at Kruger's Farm Stand in St. Johns Neighborhood!

What is a “Pop-Up Game Night?” Think elimination style board game tournament with a $3-$5 donation buy-in. The winner takes all as a donation to the charity of their choice. Which board games, you might ask? Sorry, it’s a mystery. We can only tell you that there will be 5 board games of similar length, so dust off those board games and start playing for your chance to win big for charity.

This is an all ages event

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Free Spay/Neuter Cat Program
Sep
18
to Sep 22

Free Spay/Neuter Cat Program

This September, the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s Spay & Save program is pleased to offer a very special spay & neuter promotion for the cats of low income families.

For one week only, from September 18-22, low income cat owners will be able to get EVERY cat in their home altered for FREE! There is no limit on the number of cats any one family or person can bring in. Clients must live in Clark, Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties.

Call (503) 802-6755 or 1-800-345-SPAY now to schedule a spay/neuter appointment.

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Urban Weeds Workshop
Sep
16
9:30am 9:30am

Urban Weeds Workshop

  • BES Water Pollution Control Lab (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to identify common garden and landscape weeds along with other more notorious plant invaders of the region. Find out how these aggressive plants take over in your yard and get simple yet effective tips that will help you gain the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides. 

Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District and Friends of Baltimore Woods.

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Sep
16
8:30am 8:30am

23rd Annual Oregon Small Business Fair

There will be free workshops, exhibitors, and resources for new and existing small business owners! 

Workshop Topics: 
For new businesses: Small Business Legal Basics, Business Plans, Small Business Taxes
For existing businesses: Access to Capital, Successful Use of Social Media, Government Contracting

For more information about the event, click here

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Show support for Multnomah County Employees of Color with SURJ
Sep
14
10:30am10:30am

Show support for Multnomah County Employees of Color with SURJ

Here is an easy and important opportunity to show up and support Multnomah County Employees of Color (EOC). SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) been asked by the EOC leaders to fill the room with people who support workforce equity. The EOC will be presenting the workforce equity resolution to the board of county commissioners. 

Sept 14 - 10:30am-12pm - Multnomah building Board Room * 501 SE Hawthorne

All details are included on the attached flyer. Please wear a green or white t-shirt to show solidarity.

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Sep
12
8:30am 8:30am

Portland Housing Bureau 2017 Racial Equity Forum

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) invites you to join them on September 12 for their Annual Racial Equity Forum to learn about their efforts to eliminate race-based disparities in housing programs and projects. This year’s program will include a review of PHB policies and the impact they have had on the diversity within PHB’s housing portfolio, as well as a keynote address from special guest speaker Derek Hyra, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Professor Hyra’s research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, metropolitan politics, and race. He is the author of Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City

RSVP for this free event here

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