Katie Penna gave us this report from an event about an urban renewal project in Lents:

On February 11th, Prosper Portland held an open house at the Wattles Boys and Girls Club and invited the Lents community to provide input for the second phase of the Lents Town Center buildout.

The lot in question is the SE 92nd and Harold Street lot, a 4+ acre lot situated between the Wattles Boys and Girls Club and Zoiglhaus Brewing is a Prosper Portland owned lot and slated for development.

Volunteers from Prosper Portland attended stations where they listened to and recorded ideas from community members regarding housing, retail spaces, and public community space.

There is one more opportunity for concerned members of the Lents community to voice their opinions regarding this development; on Monday, February 25th from 6 – 8 pm at the Wattles Boys and Girls Club (9330 SE Harold St).

This is the final listening session regarding development of the SE 92nd and Harold Street lot.    

The shelves of the Woodmere Elementary Food Pantry are uncomfortably bare, if you’d like to help by donating some non-perishable food.

For more information and how to donate, learn more here at the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association website.


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 


Portland Police body cam town hall (event):

Portland Police are have one of several town hall meetings to discuss beginning a pilot body camera program, Saturday morning.

East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave * 9 am – 11 am

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, * 11:15 am – 11:45 am


Poetry in the garden:

AUTHORS TOP L to R: Omar El Akkad, Alicia Jo Rabins, Sam Roxas-Chua 姚 
BOTTOM L to R: Rachel King, Mary Milstead, Stevan Allrea

Why There Are Words features live author readings at Leach Botanical Garden.

The following six acclaimed authors will read on the theme of Peace and Justice. Omar El Akkad, Alicia Jo RabinsSam Roxas-Chua 姚 , Rachel King, Mary Milstead, and Stevan Allrea.

Leach Botanical Garden * 4 pm * $10 suggested donation