Summer brings more growth, summer brings more life.

In the past few weeks, we’ve sounded the call for more contributors. And a host of filmmakers, writers, activists, and people just interested in getting involved in their community have stepped up to help.

Plenty of neighbors are making conscious choice about the media they consume, and choosing where they put their attention and effort. As more people come to this realization, we believe they return focus to their neighborhoods— the place where they can have the greatest impact.

There’s a lot of voices out there competing for your attention. There are lots of highly paid engineers working around the clock to keeping you in their app. Some weeks are busier than others, but I hope we can make this weekly round up an opportunity to filter out much of the media noise and check back in with your neighborhood.

Thanks for your time and attention… enjoy your weekend!


From KPTV: On August 27th, Portland Homeless Family Solutions opens its new family shelter at 92nd Ave and Tolman St in Lents.


This week, the Lents Neighborhood Association has their monthly general meeting. It’s August 28th from 7 pm  to 9 pm @  Lents Activity Center, 8815 SE Woodstock Road. The agenda is here.

And if you’d like to learn more abou the LNA and the possibility of serving, there’s a meeting August 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm. They’ll meet at the new Asian Health and Service Center, 9035 SE Foster Rd (Facebook event).


As the Oregonian reported that this week, Portland City Council is considering an ordinance that would limit what landlords can charge for security deposits and restrict how the credit and criminal conviction history of applicants can be used.


Portland City Council approved a new property zone to protect manufactured home parks, OPB reported.


Jade District Night Market:

Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave *  4 pm – 8 pm   

Fall Montavilla Gardens Tour:

“As a progressive tour, only one garden will be open at a time for approximately 45 min., allowing hosts to close up their gardens and join the tour. Bike, walk or drive from garden to garden to get inspired, ask questions and connect with other gardeners in the community!”

Registration (here) is required, and you’ll receive a map by email after you register. Garden previews are available here.

Sat: 9 am – 1:30 pm, Sun: 9 am – 12:45 pm 


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Lents International Farmers Market:

“Portland’s only internationally focused market, LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the diverse Lents community and offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrant, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, & Russian farmers.”

SE 92nd and Reedway between Foster and Harold * 9 am – 2 pm 


Read to the Dogs

“Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Pet Partners®. Call 503.988.5123 to register.”

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


Enjoy your weekend!