If you missed it, on Tuesday the Lents Neighborhood Association hosted a livability town hall.

A wide range of issues were addressed, and Danielle Outlaw, Portland’s new police chief, gave a impromptu speech.

We livestreamed the event, and the video is here:


White Noise Project 9 – Remembering Quanice Hayes:
“This month the Whitenoise Project is excited to partner with Don’t Shoot Portland, APANO and Artists Milepost for a special reading, our first of 2018.

On Friday Feb. 16th we will be remembering Quanice Hayes, taken from his family and the community too soon last Feb. 9th, and raising money for his family and the family’s legal fund.”
“The Whitenoise project is a reading and discussion series aiming to center voices from under-repesented communities (PoC, Queer, Femme, WoC, and people with disabilities).”

With: Teresa Raiford, Glenn Waco, Jamila Osman, Kalimah Abioto, Tanya Dickerson.

If you cannot attend, you can still donate here.

Milepost 5 Theater, 8155 NE 81st Ave * 7 pm – 9 pm * $5-20 suggested donation



“Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors.”

“‘Read Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream’ by Joshua Davis. This story of four Latino teens who win a prestigious national robotics competition is both inspirational and sobering.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 10:30 am – noon * free


Why There Are Words PDX is coming to Leach Botanical Garden! This award winning literary series, originally founded in the Bay Area in 2010, is now bringing the voices of new and established authors to Portland. Please join us for “Evolve,” our inaugural event, with readings from six acclaimed authors: David Beispiel, Elyse Fenton, Jacqueline Keeler, Margaret Malone, Sara Quinn Rivara and Wendy Willis.”

Light refreshments will be served.

Leach Garden Manor House, 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 4 pm – 6 pm * suggested $10 donation 


“Open Mics at Arte Soleil are your time to showcase your talents to the community. Music, spoken word, comedy… are all welcome! Sign up at 6:30 pm with entertainment starting at 7 pm. Open art studio is also available, along with coffee, tea and light snacks for purchase.”

“In order to help keep the lights on 🙂 , we ask for your support, however that may look for you. Small donation, purchase of a beverage or shopping in our creative arts gift shop. All ages welcome.”

Arte Soleil Gallery,  5530 SE 122nd Ave * 6:30 pm – 10 pm 



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


World at Our Door: Music from Portland's Immigrant Communities

World at Our Door: Music from Portland’s Immigrant Communities:

“Embrace the beautiful sounds that are finding their way to Multnomah County through a vibrant immigrant community. We’ll introduce you to new and emerging musicians: Iraqi Ronny Hermiz, Somali Dino Mumun and Bhutanese Santi Rai. Come prepared to boogie!”

Midland Library,  805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 4 pm * free 


Enjoy your weekend!