It’s a short legislative session, but legislation impacting East Portlanders like clean air and  homeless camps are now being considered in Salem. I wrote more about it and how to get involved here.


On Tuesday, there’s another Lents livability town hall. A long list of key city officials, including the new chief of police.

“The Lents Neighborhood Association Livability Committee is bringing together various city/county authorities and agencies to discuss public safety concerns in Lents and explore solutions.” (Facebook invitation)

Kelly School, 9030 SE Cooper St * 7 pm – 9 pm


Despite the exceeding dour folks pictured in the flyer, I can guarantee Geeks who Drink trivia will be a good time. That’s because it’s being hosted by the fun and talented Daniel Quasar. It’s hard to sum up his art, but I’m pretty sure he’s from the future.

Zoiglhaus Brewing Company, 5716 SE 92nd Ave * Mon, Feb 9th @ 7 pm * free 


“A new music series is born! Come to Vino Veritas each and every Friday for live music by some of Portland’s best. This week: Neil Mattson’s 3 Good Dogs featuring Shao Way Wu on upright bass, and Brent Follis on drums.”

Vino Veritas, 7835 SE Stark St * 7 pm * free




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Native Gathering Garden Planting:

“Come learn about this first of its kind feature in a Portland Park and help plant culturally significant plants for food and medicine. Everyone is welcome! Lunch and all tools provided.”

This event is part of a initiative to build a new park in the Cully neighborhood. Check out their web site here.

“Let Us Build Cully Park! transforms a former landfill into a new 25 acre park for Portland’s most diverse, park deprived neighborhood. Cully Park is a catalyst for neighborhood improvement and a symbol of what the Cully neighborhood can be.”

Thomas Cully Park, * 3 pm – 6 pm


Valentine Needle Felting for Teens

Valentine Needle Felting:

“Teens: Make a sweet for your sweetheart (or yourself) this Valentine’s Day! Using needle felting techniques, we’ll create beautiful and intricate soft sculpture cakes, cookies and other confections that you can take home at the end of class. Great for beginners.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 2 pm – 4 pm * free 


Winter Farmers Mercado, every Saturday until March 24 at Portland Mercado:

“Support Local Growers, Artisans and Entrepreneurs in our Indoor/Outdoor Farmers Market. Kids Activities, Live Music, Food Demonstrations, Chef @ the Market Cooking & Education Program.”

7238 SE Foster Rd * 10 am


Montavilla Farmers Market Winter Stock-up Market:

“Shop here for your sweetie’s favorite Valentine’s Day recipe or stock up for the month on fresh produce, fruit, cheese, meat, wine, honey, preserves, breads, and the like. Show your love for local food and farmers by coming to the farmers market… “

The market is looking for a new location, and I saw recently in a Facebook post that the Pegasus Project art space (the former Beets Auto body location), has been offered by the owner / developer Randy Rapaport.

Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 SE Stark St * 11 am – 1 pm