We had a good time this week at The Eagle Eye Tavern watching the first round of the debates. With all the acrimony in the media around issues, it’s instinctual to draw back from these discussions.

But there were some good connections happening and everybody seemed to have a good time. There are so many excellent gatherings happening around Portland as the season warms up— and it’s good to be reminded how IRL (in real life) discussions differ from those online.


Karaoke at Eagle Eye:

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The fine art of karaoke is on tonight at The Eagle Eye Tavern.

5836 SE 92nd Ave * 9 pm – close 


Lents Bike Tour (event):

“The Lents Neighborhood Association and Green Lents are partnering to lead another bike ride around the Lents’ Green Ring.
It’s about a 5 mile loop, and we will begin and end at the Community Tool Library.

This event is free and open to all! Come join us for a fun ride to check out all the unique awesomeness Lents has to offer.”

Lents Tool Library, 9215 SE Ramona St * 10 am – 12:30 pm

World Refugee Day (event):

“Join us at this refugee celebration with performances, food, activities for kids, cultural displays and more! Free event. For more information, go here.  or contact pdx.wrd@gmail.com.

Cosponsors include EMO’s Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees, Catholic Charities, IRCO, and many other organizations in the Portland metro area.”

Lents Park, SE 92nd and Holgate Blvd * 11 am – 3 pm  

June liberation celebration w/ Community chef Rachelle Dixon (event): 

“Come learn about and celebrate Black hxstory, resilience, and freedom struggle! June 19th commemorates the date in 1865 when slaves in Texas were finally informed slavery had ended. 

To celebrate this day of emancipation, we are hosting a community event at the farm full of activities for all ages. Food & Drinks, Garden box painting, Kid’s Garden, Cooking Demonstration, Farm Tours, Arts & Crafts, and more!

We are prioritizing space for Black community members at this event.”

Zenger Farms, 11741 SE Foster Rd * 11 am – 4 pm * free


Farmers market (event):

“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. Founded in 2006 by a community volunteers and then run by Zenger Farm, it is an important sales outlet for immigrant and new farmers, and new small food business owners too.” 

SE 92nd Ave and Reedway St 9 am – 2 pm

Living While Dying: Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker (event): 

Living While Dying

“In a world that sees death as something to vanquish, the 45-minute documentary Living While Dying presents an alternative: people living with terminal illness who greet the inevitable with courage, humor, creativity and acceptance.

The program includes a discussion with the filmmaker and content experts.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave2 pm – 3:30 pm