Welcome to your weekend!

We found out at the last Lents Neighborhood Association meeting that the old New Copper Penny sign has found a new home!

Eagle Eye Tavern has agreed to take it… how they will fit it into the bar is a whole other question. There’s talk of them opening up a deck, and that might be an option… just a suggestion from a fan of both the bar and the idea of enjoying a summer night’s Rainier by the light of a giant glowing penny.

We’re looking into the story, and hope to have more by next week!

And if you missed the discussion of moving Portland to a district system, the link is here. Historically, Portland leadership has been centered close-in and on the west side. A district system could help better represent areas like Lents and East Portland.

It rained really hard earlier that morning, but when it was time for the parade to roll, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade was blessed with dry and sometimes sunny weather.

Here’s our video from the parade… almost titled “We went to the 82nd Avenue Parade because you couldn’t (or didn’t want to)”. It’s great to see so many people out marching and enjoying the parade.


Canton Grill Degustatory Research (event):

Learn more about the history of Canton Grill, Portland’s oldest Chinese food restaurant. There will be samples to go with the story-telling experience.

“Investigating both personal and collective histories alongside the role of food in migration, this dinner is a sensorial ten-course tasting experience serving degustatory samples intermingling culinary art, performance, research and personal histories. It promises to be a beautiful, complex, fine dining experience that will tickle your palette and tease your soul.”

Canton Grill, 2610 SE 82nd Ave * 6:30 pm – 8 pm * free


East Portland Neighborhood Cleanup:

“This event is organized by Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood association and supported by Mill Park Neighborhood Association, Hazelwood Neighborhood Association, and Centennial Neighborhood Association.

If you’re interested in volunteering please pm us (pgnaboard@gmail.com) with your email.”

West Powellhurst Elementary, 2921 SE 116th Ave * 9 am – 1 pm

Live music at Cartlandia!:

The Blue Room Bar, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm – 11 pm


Makers de Mayo: a Decolonized Market & Celebration (event):

“This Cinco de Mayo, spend your day supporting local BIPOC makers at Makers de Mayo: a decolonized market and celebration hosted by Noche Libre and the Portland Mercado.”

Portland Mercado * noon – 6 pm

Up in Montavilla, the farmers market is having their opening day:

The wonderful Montavilla Farmers Market is having their opening day today! Check out their post about the opening here or the list of providers here.

New this season is a nutrition lecture series. And as usual, there will be music, activities for the youth, and the Everybody Eats SNAP/EBT match program that allows card holders to double their spending up to $10.

7700 SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm