Portlanders are fighting to keep their community centers open in the face of budget cuts. If the City can’t fund basic services like this during a booming local economy, what’s going to happen if there’s a downturn?

A list of upcoming meetings is below, and KATU’s coverage of the town hall on April 2nd is here.


Green Lents garden swap (event):

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“Bring your extra seeds, vegetable starts, indoor plants, soils, pots, tools, and other gardening materials to swap them with others in the neighborhood. Your unused items may be useful for somebody else and you may find new-to-you treasure! Come with your gardening questions and we’ll have experts on hand, education materials, and activities for kids.

We will also be selling plants and raffling off goodies donated by Portland Nursery.”

Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Rd * 11 am – 3 pm

Outer Powell project groundbreaking:

The Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project is now kicking off construction. Learn more about the project here.

“Let’s celebrate! The project team invites you to gather for a morning with elected officials, agency leaders and community members to reflect on the past and prepare for the future of Outer Powell.”

Safeway parking lot, 3527 SE 122nd Powell Blvd * 10 am – noon

Once Upon a Time Family Theatre:

“Once Upon a Time Family Theatre is a magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. There’s always a slight twist to the traditional story that keeps these productions fresh. Though simply produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have everyone fully absorbed in the interaction of live theatre.”

This month’s production: “Thumbelina”

Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St * 11:30 am * children $1, $2 adults $2, tickets


There’s a community clean up at the footbridge Sunday:

“Litter Clean up at the Lents Community Footbridge (SE Steele over I-205) this Sunday, April 7 at 9 am.”

Enjoy your weekend!