Until Oct 17th, you can offer comment (here) on a new permit for WestRock Recycling (6328 SE 100th Ave):

“WestRock Recycling submitted an application to Metro for a solid waste facility license to receive and sort materials such as paper, plastic and metal for recycling markets. This site has operated as a recycling facility under various ownership since at least 1993, and WestRock Recycling has operated this site since 2015.”


Around the World in 82 Dishes (FB event):

“Get a passport at any participating restaurant during the promotion, collect stickers as you sample, and return your passport at any of your stops by October 21. Returned passports will be used for a raffle – winners get a gift card to the participating restaurant of their choice.”

See the participating businesses at the FB link.


This week, the Portland Mercury took a look at why homeless folk may not want to go to a shelter.


Sloughper Friday:

It’s a celebration to mark the completion of infrastructure upgrades in the Park Rose neighborhood. Sign up to volunteer for the cleanup here.  Neighbors will meet at River City Environmental, and the cleanup will take place around canoe launch at NE 11 Ave and Marx Street.

River City Environmental, 5410 109th Ave * 10 am – 2 pm 


“Edge of Eether @ at Cartlandia.”

The Blue Room Bar, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 7 pm * free


We told you about it a few weeks ago, so if you didn’t register then, we’re sorry to report: the yard tree give away has filled up!

Parkland Park, SE 155th Ave & Main St * 9 am – 1 pm 


There’s two really cool events happening at the library:

Los Boricuas

From 2 pm – 4 pm:

“Come hear Los Boricuas, musicians performing Puertorican, Cuban, Brazil bossanova, Dominican Republic merengue, and bachata.”


from noon to 1:30 pm:

Explore Recipes

“We will be showing you a variety of digital cooking resources that you can use at home. Bring your own ideas to share!”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd


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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.”


Zero Waste Conference

“Learn How to Apply the 5Rs of Zero Waste both at Home and at Work.”

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St * 2 pm – 6 pm