There was an LNA meeting this week. Budget cuts are probably going to lead to jail closures this summer, and a representative from Portland Police Bureau talked about what could be coming.

For the meeting video and summary, follow the link above. The issue made KOIN news if you’d like to see their take on it.

The 11th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade and Carnival is one of the biggest events of the year for East Portland! It’s definitely worth checking out. There’s also an Asian New Year festival and weekend-long meditation… all this weekend in East Portland.


Jess Schreibstein will speak with us about her weaving residency in Oaxaca and how her work as a painter influences her work with textiles.”

Taborspace,  5441 SE Belmont St * 6:30 pm- 8 pm, doors open at 6 pm  * sliding scale, $5 – $10


“The Smut City Jellyroll Society is a wild and crazy bunch of fun loving musicians playing blues and early jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. With a unique sound somewhere between ragtime blues, early jazz and jugband music, the Jellyroll Society keeps it loose and lively with a driving syncopated swing that gets the dancers out on the floor. The lyrics are fun and a bit on the risqué side. The music is from a variety of sources: Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, The Harlem Hamfats, Memphis Jug Band, Blind Boy Fuller and others.”

The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm * free 


 A Three-Day Group Practice and Devotion to Our Great Compassionate Mother Tara:
“The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce our 2018 Dzogchen Buddha Path Drupchen. This three-day gathering will be conducted by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and will be held at the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association in Portland, Oregon.”
NWTCA, 4401 NE 122nd Ave * 10 am – 6 pm, Fri – Sun 

Free show at the Blue Room Bar located at Cartlandia with James Hawkins Trio & Fleeting Few.

The Blue Room Bar at Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm * free


On Saturday April 28th, The 11th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade & Carnival Days is back on for 2018!

The parade runs from 82nd Ave & Boise St to Yamhill & SE 78th Ave, beginning at 9:30 am. The announcement booth will be at Eastport Plaza.

There’s a Community Vendor Fair from 10 am – 3 pm, with free pony rides, live music, balloon animals, caricature artists, clowns and more.

It’s good to see the parade back on after it was cancelled last year.


“Fourth Annual New Year in the Park Festival… event celebrating Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Burmese cultures. Experience cultural performances and music, food vendors, traditional games and more.”

Also at the park that day: Glenhaven Park: Playground Design Reveal.

Glenhaven Park, 7900 NE Siskiyou Street * noon to 4 pm 


“After a couple years off… neighborhood cleanup is back! Start gathering your junk! North Tabor and Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Associations are working together again this year to host our joint cleanup event. In addition to being a very convenient way to get rid of your junk, this event is also our major fundraiser. Please tell your neighbors and friends! Anyone can bring stuff to the cleanup.”

(More information here, including what can be dropped off.) The cost is $10 to $30 per load.

Mt. Tabor Middle School Parking Lot, entrance at SE 57th and Oak * 9 am – 1 pm


“This lively Mariachi band includes trumpets, violins, guitars, guitaron and vihuelas to create lively, spirited music. First come, first served.

Los seis integrantes de la banda de Mariachi usarán trompetas, violines, guitarras, guitarrón y vihuela que creará un ambiente musical festivo y vivaz.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm * free