Since the homeless shelter proposed for Foster Powell (@61st & Foster Rd) brought attention and inspired verse, I thought I’d note that the neighborhood association’s meeting is Monday, Jan. 8th. The agenda is here.

Wild Lilac, 3829 SE 74th Ave * 6:30 – 8:30 pm 


Live music at O’Neill Pub:
Down Home Music (Facebook) plays everything from gypsy jazz to bluegrass to blues to folk with a lively spirit. 
O’Neill Public House,  6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am * free 


Portland Memory Garden

The Portland Memory Garden (website) hosts work parties on the first and third Saturdays of the month:

“If you’d like to get your hands dirty in the Memory Garden we have two teams that meet on the first and third Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.”

“All are invited to join one of these teams. Bring your favorite tools, gloves, and water, and dress for the weather.”

For information on Saturday’s volunteer session, contact Patty Cassidy @ 503-239-9174.

Portland Memory Garden, SE 104th Avenue and Powell Blvd * 9:30 am – 11:30 pm


“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.”

This month’s production: “Little Red Riding Hood”. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Buy tickets here.

Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St *  11:30 am * adults $2, children $1


Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark St * 11:20 pm, 4:30 pm * $4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors 

Aaron Nigel Smith 

“Join award winning children’s educator and performer Aaron Nigel Smith as he gets the whole family moving, grooving and learning.” 

First come, first served.

Midland Library,  805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 3 pm



There’s an awesome film series happening monthly at Milepost 5: This month it’s: Psychedelic Psynema XV: Glam Tragedies (FB page):

“Phantom of the Paradise” @ 6 pm

“Velvet Goldmine” @ 8 pm

Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon St * 6 pm * free 



“Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English.”

“¿Está aprendiendo inglés? Conozca otras personas que también están aprendiendo y practique hablando inglés.”

Gregory Heights Meeting Room, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd * 12:30 pm – 2 pm