There are so many of your neighbors working to serve their community and help the less fortunate, during the holiday season and year round. Hear Montavilla‘s radical service organization for women, Rahab Sisters, on KBOO.

This community radio station has been serving the community for 50 years, and are having their winter pledge drive now.null


Karaoke at Eagle Eye:

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You can live your karaoke four nights a week at the Eagle Eye Tavern.

5836 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm – close 

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Zoiglhaus Holiday Market Pop-up:

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“On Saturday, December 15th the Zoigl-Lounge will transform into a holiday market featuring hand-crafted goods from local artists and makers. From 4pm – 9pm we invite you to grab a beer and browse vendors ranging from baked goods and textiles, jewelry and coffee and much more! How local?? Most of them come from right here in Lents!”

Zoiglhaus Brewing Company, 5716 SE 92nd Ave * 4 pm – 9 pm

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Holiday Gifts for Refugee & Immigrant Portlanders:

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“During this Holiday Season, are you giving away gifts to families in need? If so, please consider buying some gifts for Portland’s newest refugee and immigrant families to ensure they have enough resources to celebrate with their loved ones in their new homes. I am hoping to collect enough gifts for 30 families!”

“As a thank you for your generous offer, you will get to meet your sponsored family members & hear the authentic stories of coming to Portland! Also, you will enjoy diverse live performances and food while exchanging love and compassion with our newly arrived refugee and immigrant families!”

For more on the event, and a list of requested gifts, go here.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St * 11 am – 1 pm

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Vibe 2nd Annual Artisan Fair:

“Join Vibe this holiday season for their 2nd annual Artisan Fair at the . This amazing fundraising event celebrates their teaching artists and local makers by showcasing their talents as gifts for your loved ones.”

Vibe Studio, 5633 SE Division St * 12 pm – 4 pm

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Lents Community Clothing Closet Day:

“The Lents Neighborhood Association (LNA) is holding a clothing drive in preparation for the Lents Community Clothing Closet Day (January 3) where we will be offering clothes at no charge to people in need. It’s part of a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle grant, to make sure perfectly good but unwanted clothes land in the right hands!”

The Facebook event is here.

Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd * 1 pm – 4 pm 

Black Storytime:

“The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). In a positive and affirming environment, have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 11:15 am – 11:45 am