If you didn’t hear, the Montavilla Neighborhood Association is having its board election this Monday. If you’re curious about their election and would like to see the new Village Portland website, click here.

To offer encouragement before the election, I thought I’d include here where I bragged about Lents’ big win for all East Portlanders, and Portlanders in general:

And, my fellow Montavillians, if you have any doubt what a united, organized neighborhood association can accomplish, check out this link. Dan Saltzman thanks the Lents Neighborhood Association (and specifically board member Jennifer Young) for showing him and the City Council the problems happening in their neighborhood. Even if you disagree with the policy outcome, the demonstration of how powerful NAs can be is undeniable.


The Milepost 5 monthly artist opening is “Jeepers Creepers” by Kimberly Bookman (FB invitation). If you’re curious about what sort of shenanigans are happening in the artists residence and have been looking for a good reason to visit Milepost 5, this is an excellent opportunity to visit.

“Where did you get those eyes!? After 10 years and thousands of eyes it is finally time to say farwell to my last few hundred children. Come join me at Milepost 5 for our last show together, the way that they are meant to be seen, en masse! Here they are… every last one.”

There’ll be a photo booth, giveaways, and usually there’s drinks and snacks provided. Cash only for the eye art.

Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave * 6 pm – 9 pm * free 


“Join us for the Montavilla Food Co-op’s Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck … This event is free and open to member-owners and any other interested community members. Come learn more about what we’ve accomplished so far and what is on the horizon for 2017  – 2018.

MFC will provide some refreshments, and guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share for our potluck!”

The 2017 Annual Report to Member-Owners will also be available.

Wix Insurance, 8037 SE Stark St * 11:30 am – 2 pm 


 Portland Metro Arts presents “Rumplestiltskin”:

“Once Upon a Time Family Theatre is a magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. There’s always a slight twist to the traditional story that keeps these productions fresh. Though simply produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have everyone fully absorbed in the interaction of live theatre.”

Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St * children $1; adults $2


It’s good to see the Russel Neighborhood Association stepping up to plan events!

Parkrose Community Church, 12505 NE Halsey St * 9 am until the containers fill * carload $10; pickup $20


Groovin’ in the Garden! is an event for gardeners, seniors, caregivers, friends, and family… music, art & crafts, free plants, garden tours, snacks, hot cider, adaptive garden demonstration. Presented by the Portland Memory Garden.

Portland Memory Garden, SE 104th & SE Bush St * 1 pm – 3 pm * free


“Bring your bike and your friends for a tour of Portland’s levee system! The Multnomah County Drainage Districts and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 15-mile trip on easy terrain. (Register here)

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Levee Ready Columbia, a collaboration of government, business, and neighborhood organizations working together to evaluate the condition of our local levee network and to ensure valuable regional resources are protected in the future.”

Blue Lake Park, 20500 NE Marine Dr, Fairview, OR * 10 am – 1 pm 


Chihuahua Desert (country) is playing at the Lents Market from 11 am – 2 pm.

Both the Montavilla Farmers Market and Lents International Farmers Market are open on Sunday! Learn about this week’s wonderful fall bounty, music and classes at the Montavilla market here.

Lents Farmers Market, SE 92nd Ave & Reedway St, between Foster and Harold * 9 am – 2 pm 

Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm