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Jennifer Young, Lents Neighborhood Association board member, is being honored with a Spirit of Portland award, by Commissioner Dan Saltzman for an Individual and Organization Awards from Council.
Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly described the awards:
“This annual awards ceremony formally recognizes and honors some of Portland’s most active and engaged community members for their outstanding contributions and hard work in the arts & culture, environmental, equity, and social justice issues. This year also we are recognizing those Standing Up for Love against Hate”.
For the rest of the winners, visit this link. The only other name I recognize is Rick Best, a former City employee who was killed this summer while defending a fellow Portlander. The award ceremony is next week, Tuesday, November 14th.
IRCO’s community center (10301 NE Glisan St, * 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Also, the LNA board meeting is Thursday, 11/9. The agenda has not yet been made available.
8940 SE Reedway St * 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Applications for the East Portland Action Plan 2018 General Grants Program are due November 8th, 2017 at 5 pm. For more information on how to apply visit this link.
Applications for APANO place-making grants are due November 10th. For more information, visit this link.


This weekend, Helen’s Pacific Costumers is having its garage sale. After 127 years, the business is closing, and selling all of its costumes. It’s definitely the end of an era, and a great opportunity to build up your costume box.

Helen’s Pacific Costumers, 7501 NE Glisan St * Fri – Sun, 11 am – 5 pm 


There’s a First Friday art opening party at Milepost 5 with Saatchi & Geeta Lewis. There’s a lot of new events happening at MP5, visit the events calendar for more information.
Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave * 6 pm – 9 pm 


“Join and help the Jade District and Portland Community College SE Campus improve the health and safety of our neighborhood by picking up trash, working in our community garden and cleaning up graffiti tags. It’s a great chance to meet and greet people while doing good for our community! Check-ins, coffee and refreshments at 8:30 am and lunch will be provided after the event. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. All materials and training provided.”
Meet at Portland Community College Southeast Campus at the Great Hall in the Mt. Tabor Hall. (Event page.)
PCC campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave * 9 am – 12 pm
Friends of Trees planting:
“People like you are making Northwest neighborhoods greener every weekend! Join us in our first neighborhood planting of the 2017-2018 season by planting trees in the Montavilla, Mt. Tabor, and South Tabor neighborhoods as a volunteer tree planter!” 
“Please arrive to the staging site by 12 pm to enjoy a potluck lunch provided by our neighborhood volunteers. The planting starts promptly at 12:30 pm. We provide gloves and tools, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes.”
417 SE 80th Ave * noon – 4 pm 
Wilkes Community Group clean up is also Saturday. For more information and what cannot be taken, visit the invitation here.

“Open 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or until dumpsters are full, SO COME EARLY!

It’a an All Volunteer service of Wilkes Community Group at no charge…       


it costs us $$$ so CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME!”


The East Portland Chamber of Commerce’s annual Turkey Bowl is today. For more information and registration, go here.

KingPins, 3550 SE 92nd Ave * 10:30 am – 1:30 pm


“The 45th season of the Oregon Sinfonietta offers the following opportunities to experience the orchestra’s lively performances with outstanding soloists under the baton of Dr. Donald L. Appert. The concerts are free and open to the public… “

Web page with pieces to be played here.

Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market St * 3 pm 


Bolt Upright blues jam is a long-running tradition on Montavilla… come enjoy some live music or step up and play.

417 SE 80th Ave * 9-ish pm * free