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


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


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


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



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



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