The Lents Bridge Project will be repainted as part of the Village Building Convergence May 31st through June 9th. (There’s no official connection with the Village Portland platform, even though I’ve helped with many of their projects over the years).

They need paint to complete the project! If you have some to donate, reach out to them at the link above.

At the April Lents Neighborhood Association general meeting there’s another key issue being discussed. This month it’s a presentation and conversation with Portland Forward and City Club of Portland on Portland’s current commission form of government:

“As Portland rapidly grows and changes, does the current commission form of government equitably represent all people who live in this city? How should we choose our representatives? What would a more representative and equitable form of government and elections look like for Lents and East Portland?”

Lents Community Center 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd * Tues, April 23, 7 pm – 9 pm


Earth Day volunteering:

“Join PGE employees as we clean up the Springwater Trail for Earth Day! The Springwater Trail winds through Southeast Portland is heavily used by families, runners, and bicyclists. Additionally, the surrounding natural areas along nearby Johnson Creek provide valuable wildlife habitat and help protect water quality.”

Sign up here.

8925 SE Flavel St * 10 am – 1 pm

Earth Day event: 

“Planting native plants & removing invasive species provides cleaner air for community members and cleaner water in Johnson Creek, which supports salmon and other fish. Picking up litter keeps our waterways clean. Keep your eye out for beaver, ducks, and other wildlife as you volunteer alongside other community members— everyone welcome, and no experience necessary!”

Sign up here.

Errol Heights Park, SE 45th Ave & Harney Dr * 9 am – noon

Reuse, Recycle: Displacement Electronic Recycling Drop-Box (event):

“Trash Bash, Haul-Away, Collection Event, Cleanup – whatever you call your event, this is your one-stop-shop for helping neighbors get rid of bulky items like old vacuum cleaners, mattresses, furniture, scrap wood, empty paint cans and cat castles upholstered in blue carpet taking up valuable space in their homes.”

Rosewood Initiative, 15126 SE Stark St * 2 pm – 6 pm