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It’s the third annual Funkin for the Oregon Food Bank, with Perk Portland Grooves, and Spun Honey. Blue Room Bar @ Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 9 pm –  midnight * ???

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More live music with: Swinging Doors (honky-tonk & western swing) and Joe Baker and The Kitchen Men (early jazz and blues). Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd  * 9 pm * $8

SATURDAY

A Community Healing Forum is being held by the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization: “A space for immigrant and refugee communities to come together to learn about our rights, take action, and support each other after the election.” Register hereIRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10301 NE Glisan St * 8:30 am to 12:30 pm * free

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Santa’s holding court at Wix Insurance in downtown Montavilla, delivered by Portland Fire Station 19 Santa at 11 am. There’ll be sweet treats by Luby Wind for sale, as well as crafts to benefit Montavilla Food Co-op, and Bridger Elementary School. 8037 SE Stark St * 11 am – 2 pm * free

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“The East Portland Holiday Bazaar is a fun-filled single-day holiday market … where you will find local, affordable, hand-made holiday gifts, such as crafts, art, greeting cards, jewelry, zines, beauty products and much more! This bazaar centers around the 100+ independent creators of East Portland, as well as providing a community-focused holiday arts and crafts festival in the Jade District.” APANO/Jade Multicultural Space, 8114 SE Division St * 10 am – 5 pm * free

SUNDAY

 

All weekend at Academy Theater,  you can catch one of the finest, strangest holiday films ever: National Lampoon’s Holiday Vacation. Enjoy the season! 7818 SE Stark St * 11:55 am, 5:05 pm, 9:55 pm * $4 adult, $3 seniors and children under 12

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Irish traditional session at O’Neill’s Public House: “Anyone with an interest in playing Irish traditional music would be welcome!” 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm * free

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There’s awesome events happening all week in East Portland, but since this is a amateur (from Latin through French meaning lover) offering, I don’t cover events during the week. Since the topic shapes and explains so much about East Porland, I’m including this talk about East Portland’s annexation in the 1980s held Monday, 11/5. Here’s presenter and researcher Sabina on OPB’s Think Out Loud discussing the issue.

“How and why has Portland’s urban core, this paragon of sustainability become more white and affluent, while its outer eastside has become more diverse and low income. What are the disparities between “two cities side by side” and how can Portland become a livable city for all.”  Jade/APANO Community Space, 8114 SE Division St * 6 pm * free

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There’s always live local music at Montavilla Station. It’s usually blues rock, rock, and if you’re lucky rock AND roll. I didn’t make it by this week to see the chalk board, but it’s reliably a good time. 17 SE 80th Ave * 10 pm? * free

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Meet Rojo the Llama, a therapy llama for Llama Libations (7 – 8 pm) at Cartlandia. There’ll be carrots, kisses, ornaments, books and t-shirts. Choose from 30 international food carts at Cartlandia and classic rock ‘n’ roll from Speaker Thief and The Boondock Boys at the Blue Room Bar. 8145 SE 82nd Ave * free

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Help plant native trees and shrubs with Friends of Trees and Johnson Creek Watershed Council at a new restoration site at Veteran’s Creek, a tributary of Johnson Creek. “We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun!” 9795 SE Mt Scott Blvd * 8:45 am – 1 pm * free

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David Douglas High School PTSA 15th Annual Holiday Bazaar This annual event hosts more than 80 vendors with their unique merchandise. This is our largest fundraiser to support our college scholarships to our departing senior class. We have everything from personalized holiday decorations, stained glass art, presents for your pets, gift baskets, home made goodies, fine art, jewelery and more!!! You don’t have to stop shopping, we have food right in the bazaar at the Jingle Bell Cafe!” 1001 SE 135 Ave * 9:00 am – 4 pm * free

SUNDAY

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Prism House PDX is having their second annual DIY open house (FB event). “Join us in our festive 101 year old farm house to get creative & make gifts for loved ones, or yourself! This is a free and all ages event open to the public where we will have many themed craft rooms to create things like: fresh wreaths, ornaments, paper crafts and personalized cards, cookies, gift baskets and more! Oregon Hemp works will even have a special edition customizable label for their incredible soaps!” Check out photos from last year here4105 NE 112th Ave * 2 pm – 6 pm * $5 suggested donation

 

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East County Community Orchestra Winter Concert at David Douglas High School. Some of the pieces presented are the theme from 2001, Space Odyssey, South Pacific, and an Austrailain folk song called Country Gardens. A meet and greet with the musicians and director (with complimentary coffee and cookies), will be held at intermission.  1400 SE 130th Avenue * 3 pm * free

 

 

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Kerry Stickler is playing at Montavilla Station. The Station has live music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and karaoke Thursday. 417 SE 80th Ave * ??? * free

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Roscoe’s Black Friday Holiday Summit will be celebrating all of the flavors and beer styles that are favorites during the holidays. The Summit will kick off at noon on Black Friday, November 25h. The beers will be flowing all weekend long!” 8105 SE Stark * Fri, Sat, Sun

SATURDAY

There are many ways to support Small Business Saturday, including Craft Sale for the Benefit of the Montavilla Food Co-op. Wix Insurance Agency, 8037 SE Stark * 10 am – 4 pm 

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Native American Marketplace is being held Saturday. Crafts, rollerskating, and swimming is on the schedule. Food available is frybread and Indian tacos. Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Ave * 10 am – 5 pm * free

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At Midland Library, Black Storytime: “The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). In a positive and affirming environment, have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities.” (noon). Chinese (Cantonese) Storytime: “Storytime presented in Cantonese for children ages 0-6 years with adult.” (2 pm). 805 SE 122nd Ave * free

 

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If you missed it, the outpouring of support for Montavilla’s Muslim community and two mosques has been great to see. Read and sign the letter (here), and read some of the messages on the FB post here. The Montavilla Neighborhood Association approved a letter of support as well, and is having it translated and distributed to the neighborhood’s immigrant communities.

FRIDAY 

David Douglas High School‘s fall play is classic musical tale of Mary Poppins. Reserve tickets here.

David Douglas High School, 1001 SE 135th Ave * Nov 11 – 19 @ 7:30 pm, Nov 13 & 20 @ 2:30 pm * $8 students & seniors, $10 adults

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There’s always goodness happening at the Jade/APANO space:

“The first annual East Portland Holiday Bazaar (FB invitation) will be a fun-filled single-day  holiday market, where you will find local, affordable, hand-made holiday gifts, such as crafts, art, greeting cards, jewelry, zines, beauty products, and much more! This bazaar centers and celebrates the diversity of independent creators of East Portland, as well as provides a community-focused holiday arts and crafts festival in East Portland’s Jade District.” 

Jade/APANO Multicultural Space, 8114 SE Division St * 10 am – 5 pm * free

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At Midland Library, a Native dance performance: Native American Music and Dance: Yesterday, Today & Forever from Painted Sky.Painted Sky is an organization that honors Native American culture by building awareness of traditional and contemporary musical expressions through performance and education. Painted Sky’s primary goals are to engage youth in the study and performance of Native American music, dance and song. Come join Painted Sky for a lively and educational experience.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 3 pm – 3:45 pm * free


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Montavilla Farmers Market (website) is back for their Thanksgiving market Sunday. They’ll also be hosting a food drive for Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers, also tabling at the market. Customers can buy food to donate, and vendors can donate their seconds or what didn’t sell. Market volunteers are still needed (sign up here). “Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers support self-help efforts of low-income working people organizing to fight for living wages and to develop year-round benefit programs in their communities.”

7600 block of SE Stark Street in the gravel lot across from Mr. Plywood * 10 am – 2 pm * free

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Opening Friday night is David Douglas High School‘s fall play. This year’s production is classic musical tale of Mary Poppins. Reserve tickets here. 1001 SE 135th Ave * Nov 11 – 19 @ 7:30 pm, Nov 13 & 20 @ 2:30 pm * $8 students & seniors, $10 adults

SATURDAY 

Introduction to Seed Saving at Midland Library. Presented by Grow Portland, a non-profit dedicated to growing food in the city. “Come learn to save your favorite fall crop seeds! Each participant will receive a printed seed saving guide.” Registration (here) is required. The event is on a waiting list at the Holgate Library. 1 pm – 4 pm * free

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Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is proud to present the Fall Neighborhood Tree Steward Training Program begins Saturday. The cost of the course is $25, and scholarships are available. “This seven session course will provide an overview of: tree biology, tree identification, tree pruning and maintenance, proper planting technique, ecosystem services, pests and pathogens of the urban forest, and urban forest management and policy.” For more information visit the program’s web page.

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At Duff’s Garage, one of East Portland’s best places for live music, The Wanna Be-52’s are performing Saturday night. Spicy Tuna (surfy, mod, doo-wop, soulful, beachy) from Seattle are opening the night @ 9:30 pm. 2530 NE 82nd Ave * $10

SUNDAY 

There’s a wide variety of films playing at Academy Theater now, including The Magnificent Seven, The Secret Life of Pets, the most recent Jason Bourne release, and two dramas based in feudal Japan. 

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At Milepost 5, there’s a First Friday art show from Luke Buser called Details. Featured will mp5
be ten fumage (smoke paintings on canvas) and 35 concrete poetry-style pieces: “each piece consists of one swear word with the letters being collaged in a way to make the word unrecognizable up first look and somewhat pretty compared to its meaning!” 850 NE 81st Ave * 6 pm – 8 pm * free 

First Friday in downtown Montavilla… I can’t find anything specifically going on, but generally according to the Montavilla/East Tabor Business Association: “Stark Street businesses stay open later featuring art, music and fashion on the first Friday of each month in Montavilla.”

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Happy hour (6 pm – 9 pm) Americana / country / rock n roll with Lynn Conover & Little Sue at O’Neil Public House. Later in the evening (9:30 pm) is Tenebrook, music born out of “good times and porch pickin'”. 6000 NE Glisan St * 6 pm – 8 pm * ???

SATURDAY 

nativeamericanart_nisgaamaskThere’s a lecture on Native American Art of Oregon at Midland Library:Portland State University scholar-in-residence Dr. Tracy J. Prince uses historical photos to demonstrate how Oregon’s tribes showed artistic expression via basketry; canoes; longhouses; beadwork (on clothing, necklaces, headdresses, and cradleboards); burial platforms; and rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs).” 805 SE 122nd Ave * 3 pm – 4:30 pm * free

Holgate Library, not too far down 82nd from Montavilla, is also hosts events throughout the week, with Chinese and Vietnamese story time on Saturday. 7905 SE Holgate Blvd

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Saturday, Kris Deelane and The Hurt, a ten-piece soul band, are performing at Duff’s Garage530 NE 82nd Ave * 9 pm* ???

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FRIDAY 

As part of their October film series, Academy Theater is playing both Halloween I (4:55 pm, 10:45 pm) and Halloween II (3:10 pm, 9:00 pm) through Thursday, 11/3. 7818 SE Stark * $4

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And if you’d prefer something less homicidal, there’s only two more productions of The disneyMagical Music of Disney by the Portland Musical Theater. Buy tickets online here. From the director:

“With 65 Disney Songs in 90 minutes, nine Sold Out performances, and nine talented vocalists bringing these songs to live, don’t you deserve a break from every day life to experience a little magic, hope and joy?” Chapel Theater Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon St. * Fri Sat, 7 pm * $18

SATURDAY

The Midland Library is hosting black storytime at noon and Chinese (Cantonese) storytime @ 2 pm. 805 SE 122nd Ave * free

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Live music is hosted at Montavilla Station Friday and Saturday, and at Duff’s Garage Saturday:

“The Sportin’ Lifers are first and foremost a Jump Blues and Rhythm band, but they don’t stop there. Rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie—it’s all here. They can swing from hip, sweet mood-setting background music to irresistible high-test dance hall energy without missing a beat.” Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd Ave.  * 9 pm * ???

SUNDAY 

“October 30th is the last weekly market! But Montavilla Farmers Market is here for you and the vendors you love for 29 weeks of the year. We have several opportunities for shopping farm direct and local throughout the winter. Tell everyone you know! The Thanksgiving Market is Sunday, November 20th.”  7600 block of SE Stark Street in the gravel lot across from Mr. Plywood * 10 am – 2 pm * free

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There’s more Halloween fun at Psychedelic Psynema, a trippy film series hosted at Milepost 5’s Chapel Theater. Suspira (1977) at 6 pm and Japanese horror film House (1977) at 8 pm. 8155 NE Oregon St * free

You might have noticed, this is the second event from Milepost 5 on the calendar. I’m doing my best to keep up with all the events and happenings in the neighborhood, but since I live here and am on the board of the non-profit our events definitely on my radar.

We’re working on hosting more events here, and being a resource for neighborhood gatherings and arts education—  for neighbors as well as residents.

I’m more than pleased to feature and am more than happy to promote neighborhood gatherings… so if your business, church, or group is hosting events, please let me know.

HALLOWEEN MONDAY

“Montavilla East Glisan businesses wil be handing out candy Halloween day to all costumed ghouls and goblins during business hours!” NE Glisan St, 68th – 82nd * 9 am – 8 pm

At Cornerstone Lodge : “Come by and visit candy for the children. Coffee, hot chocolate, cider and cookies for all.” 157, 202 SE 84th Ave * 5 pm to 8 pm

“We are using Halloween AGAIN as a means by which to meet and get to know better our neighbors! If you are out Trick-or-Treating, please feel free to stop by our home for a hotdog, a beer (for grown-ups!) or soda, and lots of candy!” Christ Church of Portland 10 NE 72nd Ave, Portland * 6 pm – 9 pm

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