There was a Lents Neighborhood Association meeting this week, watch the video and read a summary of the meeting here. There are several new facilities proposed for the neighborhood, including a bottle return center and homeless shelter, all discussed at the meeting.


Also if you missed it, Jennifer Young crushed her fundraising goal at her telethon last Saturday. I really enjoyed stopping by and hanging out for a bit. You can still donate here.


It’s been a lot of fun working with Katie Penna, one of several great neighborhood activists who have stepped up recently to work with Village Portland. I also appreciated double teaming an interview with Barbara Bader, another great neighborhood activist. We reported on a classic McDonald’s restaurant that was threatened with demolition, that unfortunately, was knocked down on Thursday.

Part of the core vision of Village Portland is to help neighbors tell their stories (through words or video), so if you’d like to get involved… I can be reached at 🙂

Happy spring!


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“Join us for our 2018 Eggstravaganza! [FB invitation] There is something for everyone! Just added!!! Roaming characters, cotton candy, a bounce house AND THE EASTER BUNNY!!

Incredible face painters Carnival games Food and fun!

Easter egg hunts start at 11 am!”

The Bridge is a church, learn more about their community here.

The Bridge, 8747 SE Foster Rd * 11 am


Friends of Noise (website) is a really cool organization for budding musicians… they throw all ages shows and teach kids the skills that it takes to make shows happen. There’s a workshop on how to run a PA in the day and an all-ages show in the evening (calendar).

Freinds of Noise, 7320 NE Sandy Blvd * noon – 2 pm * free


Friends of Trees planting: Beaumont-Wilshire, Cully, and Roseway neighborhoods.

Native American Youth and Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd * 9 am – 1 pm 


“¿Está aprendiendo inglés? 正在学英语吗?Учите английский? Học tiếng Anh? 

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

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 3:30 pm – 5 pm 


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Annual Glenwood Park Egg Hunt:

“Hi everyone, time for our annual egg hunt. All are welcome. Plastic treat stuffed eggs provided, but please bring more to share! No real eggs please. 

Meet at the Glenwood city park playground in the northwest corner of the park. We will “hide” the eggs starting t 12:30 PM and hunt will begin at 1 PM. Last year there was some confusion about the start time (so sorry). The MC will have a whistle and will blow it to get everyone’s attention. This way you will know who is running the event :)”

Glenwood Park, SE 87th Ave * 12:30 pm 


Enjoy your weekend!