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.


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


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