This won’t come as a surprise to neighborhood advocates, but Multnomah County’s District Attorneys Officerecently testified that they don’t have the staff to prosecute the cases being brought to court in a timely manner.

The issue came to light during budget hearings earlier this week. Read more about it in the story from Fox 12 here


Village Building Convergence (there’s no connection to this site) is one of those events that involved hundreds of neighbors working on multiple projects across the city— but you’ll never hear about it in the news.

Maybe it’s not edgy enough, but it’s great to know neighbors are coming together all over the city to get to know each other and work on a project everyone can be proud of.

There are events all over the city and three in / near Lents. Learn more about the project here from Village Portland @ Richmond reporter Leah Bell-Johnson.


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 


Learning Gardens Laboratory Placemaking Celebration (event):

This is also part of City Repairs’ Village Building Convergence. Find the schedule at the link above.

“Join us for the Learning Gardens Laboratory Placemaking Celebration! Morning yoga, a guided walk around the property, visioning, hands-on tasks to improve the space and tend to seasonal needs, arts and crafts and a potluck! Come celebrate the beautiful space of Learning Gardens Lab, along with all the many people who make up this wonderful community.”

Learning Gardens Lab PSU, 6801 SE 60th Ave * 9 am – 2 pm


Lents farmers market opening day (website):

“Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM) is the only one in Portland with an intentional international focus. LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate produce to the diverse community of Lents neighbors.”

SNAP card holders can double their purchases up to $10 with the Double Up Food Bucks program.

SE 92nd & Reedway between Foster and Harold * 9 am – 2 pm

Theatrical reading (event):

Bedrock Garden Party: A Staged Reading of “Persephone”.

“Bedrock’s original adaptation of the epic classic tells the tale of the maiden Persephone; her abduction by Hades, King of the Underworld; her mother, Demeter, Goddess of the Harvest; six fateful pomegranate seeds; and a painful compromise that is the genesis for Earth’s seasons.”

Leach Botanical Garden, East Terrace, 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm * suggested donation: $5 – $25


Joint Concert with Portland Metro Concert Band and East County Community Orchestra. 

David Douglas High School, Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400
SE 130th Ave * 3 pm