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Winter Craft Fair
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Craft Fair

Join us for a day of fun!
30 tables of vendors*!
Assorted gifts, handmade goods, crafts, raffle & more!
Refreshments and Kids Art Station!

*Interested in vending? Vendor Registration forms are now available in the office of James John Elementary or email Kristy at jamesjohnptacraftfair@gmail.com for a copy. Vending is $30 for a 6' x 6' space + a donation of $15 of product or services for our raffle. All proceeds go to the PTA Playground Fund! Contact Kristy if you have questions!

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6th Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Fest
Dec
9
to Dec 11

6th Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Fest

  • 8606 North Lombard Street Portland, OR, 97203 United States (map)
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20 Winter Beers and IPAs to try!

21+ Only with ID

Glass $10, 3oz Taste $1

Friday and Saturday (12/9 and 12/10) 12pm to 12am
Sunday (12/11) 12pm to 6pm

A portion of this event's proceeds will benefit the St. Johns Center for Opportunity. This event is sponsored by Liberty Capital Investment Corporation.

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3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

The Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl is back! Kick off the holidays with friends, tasty drinks, and some gaudy holiday sweaters. We'll have prizes for the ugliest sweaters. Start shopping for your pub crawl gear! This is a 21+ event only. Meet at Leisure Public House

Line up of pubs in St. Johns:

  • 6:00pm - Meet at Leisure Public House
  • 6:40pm - The Fixin' To
  • 7:20pm - Slim's 
  • 8:00pm - The Bluebird Tavern
  • 8:30pm - Rock N' Roo

 

 

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Assumption Village's 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Assumption Village's 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

Arts and Crafts, Unique Gifts, Baked Goodies, Plants, Handmade Knitted and Crocheted Items, Hot Beverages, Free Admission. 

Rent a booth for just $15!
Reserve now! Only a few spots left!
Contact Lisa Peterson:
lpeterson@villageenterprises.org or (503)283-5644 ext. 104

Proceeds go to Assumption Village Residents.  

  

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Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop

When was the last time you just sat by the River to meditate, cogitate, to just experience this complex ecosystem you’re a part of? Come visit different sites on the lower 11 miles of the lovely Willamette to write, reflect and share using writing prompts and other inspirations.

Suggested reading:
Let Us Drink to the River: An Anthology Willamette River Poems
The Willamette River Education Project, 1997, Oregon State University

Guide: Laura Feldman is a community activist, organizer/educator and poet living in St. Johns. Her work includes three poetry chapbooks: Café Songs, Prosthetic Landscapesand hearing Hanford. Her work has appeared in numerous small press publications, most recently included in the Particles on the Wall, a traveling art and science exhibit about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and Words Fly Away, an anthology of Fukushima poetry.

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Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop

When was the last time you just sat by the River to meditate, cogitate, to just experience this complex ecosystem you’re a part of? Come visit different sites on the lower 11 miles of the lovely Willamette to write, reflect and share using writing prompts and other inspirations.

Suggested reading:
Let Us Drink to the River: An Anthology Willamette River Poems
The Willamette River Education Project, 1997, Oregon State University

Guide: Laura Feldman is a community activist, organizer/educator and poet living in St. Johns. Her work includes three poetry chapbooks: Café Songs, Prosthetic Landscapes and hearing Hanford. Her work has appeared in numerous small press publications, most recently included in the Particles on the Wall, a traveling art and science exhibit about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and Words Fly Away, an anthology of Fukushima poetry.

Workshop is held every Saturday in the month of November.

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Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop

When was the last time you just sat by the River to meditate, cogitate, to just experience this complex ecosystem you’re a part of? Come visit different sites on the lower 11 miles of the lovely Willamette to write, reflect and share using writing prompts and other inspirations.

Suggested reading:
Let Us Drink to the River: An Anthology Willamette River Poems
The Willamette River Education Project, 1997, Oregon State University

Guide: Laura Feldman is a community activist, organizer/educator and poet living in St. Johns. Her work includes three poetry chapbooks: Café Songs, Prosthetic Landscapesand hearing Hanford. Her work has appeared in numerous small press publications, most recently included in the Particles on the Wall, a traveling art and science exhibit about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and Words Fly Away, an anthology of Fukushima poetry.

Workshop will be held every Saturday for the month of November.

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Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Willamette Speaks Writing Workshop

When was the last time you just sat by the River to meditate, cogitate, to just experience this complex ecosystem you’re a part of? Come visit different sites on the lower 11 miles of the lovely Willamette to write, reflect and share using writing prompts and other inspirations.

Suggested reading:
Let Us Drink to the River: An Anthology Willamette River Poems
The Willamette River Education Project, 1997, Oregon State University

Guide: Laura Feldman is a community activist, organizer/educator and poet living in St. Johns. Her work includes three poetry chapbooks: Café Songs, Prosthetic Landscapesand hearing Hanford. Her work has appeared in numerous small press publications, most recently included in the Particles on the Wall, a traveling art and science exhibit about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and Words Fly Away, an anthology of Fukushima poetry.

Workshops will be held every Saturday for the month of November.

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Visions of a Housed Community: A Teach In and Dialogue on Our Housing Crisis
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Visions of a Housed Community: A Teach In and Dialogue on Our Housing Crisis

  • University of Oregon - Portland Campus (map)
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Doors open - 5:30PM | Program Begins - 6:00PM

This event is free to the public and open to all ages. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Visions of a Housed Community is a community teach in and dialogue brought to you by Know Your City and funded by Oregon Humanities' Responsiveness Program. Portland residents face a crisis with the shortage of affordable and quality housing. For the past several years, middle and low income residents have felt the crunch of rapidly increasing housing costs. In addition to the hard choices facing renters, this pressure falls mostly on the shoulder of the houseless community. Despite recent actions taken by the city to address the housing crisis, there is still urgent need. This urgency creates an opportune moment for a dialogue facilitated by Know Your City about our community’s vision for housing.

Portland’s collective response to the housing crisis is obviously multifaceted and complex. This event will consist of a teach in and small group breakout dialogues. The event will begin with an approximately 40 minute program with four engaged community members representing business, government, the houseless, and renters, to discuss the multitude of relevant housing topics, such as: Terminal 1, safe sleep camping policies, the housing bond, the new office of homelessness, and rent control legislation.

Attendees are also encouraged to participate in a coat and blanket drive. Bring new and gently used clean winter coats, blankets, sleeping bags, socks, hats, mittens, gloves, tarps, sleeping pads and other appropriate winter and inclement weather items to be donated and distributed to houseless individuals.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Portland Together Presents Compatibility Matters: Lessons from Around the Country On Compatible Infill: An Evening with Noré Winter

  • White Stage Block, Univ. of Oregon Portland Campus Main Event Room (142/144) (map)
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Mr. Winter will discuss his experiences around the country helping fast growing cities plan for growth while protecting their resources of existing single-family housing.  His comments will suggest alternative approaches to the current recommendations by Portland’s Residential Infill Project (RIP) as they relate to moderating scale of new construction in our traditional neighborhoods.

After his presentation, a responder panel consisting of Bureau of Planning and Sustainability RIP staff and RIP advisory committee members will address questions to Noré to explore how his experience may shed light on Portland's current challenges.  The last 30 minutes of the event will be devoted to Q&A from the audience.

Noré Winter is an urban designer and planner with more than thirty years of experience nationwide. He specializes in services to communities with special amenities, distinctive natural settings and traditional downtown and neighborhoods. Projects include revisions to zoning codes to be more context-sensitive, design guidelines for historic and conservation districts across the country as well as many urban design plans. His work has received acclaim for successful implementation and for creating a climate for investment. Clients include local governments in 48 states, as well as many state and federal agencies.

Click here to learn more about the event and Portland Together. 

Admission is free but registration is recommended.

 

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National Week of Action Against School Pushout
Oct
17
to Oct 24

National Week of Action Against School Pushout

Each October, Portland Parents Union in partnership with the Dignity in Schools Campaign participates in the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action. This event brings together organizations and individuals from many states to call for an end to zero tolerance policies, for the implementation of positive approaches to discipline, like restorative justice practices and positive behavior supports instead of relying solely on suspensions and expulsions, and for the passage of federal legislation that promotes positive school climates. 

During this year's DSC Week of Action, over 100 organizations in more than 40 cities across the country will hold rallies, marches, forums and workshops to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout and to launch and support local campaigns to transform and #RethinkDiscipline. This year's theme is: Lift Us Up! Don't Push Us Out and the week's main hashtag is #DSCWoA2016. 

Click here to view the full schedule and to learn more. 

 

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