The 11th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade last Saturday was excellent, and really made me further appreciate all the diversity in East Portland. If you couldn’t make it, our video, and photos from The Portland Tribune are a fun representation.



The Portland Pickles are looking for an announcer:

“Do you love being in front of people?? Can you fire up a crowd of wild Pickles fans??? We are looking for our next on-field host for all 2018 home games 🎤🏟

If you think you have what it takes, email a resume and video of yourself to”

The first game of the season is June 1st, at Walker Stadium, SE 92nd Ave & Holgate Blvd.

Thanks Katie Penna for the tip!


“Are you or someone you know a renter? Did you know renters have legal rights to protect them from discrimination, health hazards, no cause evictions and more? Join us Friday May 4th from 6-8 pm with The Community Alliance of Tenants to learn more in depth about your rights as a renter to protect yourself and your community members.

This event is FREE. Dinner, childcare, and Arabic translation will be provided.”

The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St * 6 pm – 8 pm



There’s a lot of good live music happening regularly at Cartlandia, and plenty of space to sit in the sunshine…

Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 – 11 pm


If you have junk to get rid of, this is one of the biggest fund raisers for the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association:

Suggested donation: car $20, truck / van $30, trailer $15, mattresses $5. There’s a $5 coupon in the May issue of The Bee.

No commercial loads will be accepted, and for a list of what cannot be accepted, go to the official BDNA invitation.

6801 SE 60th Ave * 9 am – 2 pm 



Free guided tours at Leach Botanical Garden:

“First Saturday of the month: Garden Curator Courtney Vengarick. will show you what’s blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and engaging information, and share fun stories about the adventurous creators of the Garden, Botanist Lilla Leach and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach.”

First come first served, limit 15.

Leach Botanical Garden * 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 



Saints Peter and Paul Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave * 1 pm – 3 pm 


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The Montavilla Farmers Market opens today!

Their outreach materials are top-notch, so if you haven’t seen what’s new for this season, just go here. They’re also looking for more board members.

The Lents market opens July 1st!

Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm 


“Are you battling pests in your urban garden? Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that work around the clock to provide free pest control. You will discover plant types and management practices that provide habitat to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive.”

Register here.

Lents Village Apartments (Dining Room), 10325 SE Holgate Blvd * 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Enjoy the warm weather… and enjoy your weekend!