Announced Thursday 1/12, the city is offering community centers (like the one at 82nd & Glisan) to be used as warming shelters if neighbors can volunteer to staff them. As you can see from the map below, there aren’t places to go anywhere near Montavilla. If you’d like to sign up for a shift, register here.


If you see someone who looks unprepared for the cold, county officials encourage you to call 503-823-3333, or 911 if the situation looks dire.

Last night at about 11:30 pm, beds was still available in East County shelters, according to a regularly-updated map pulled from 211 data. All the west side shelters were full.

As I warmed up after the commute home it was a relief knowing warm beds were available, but it would be nice to have opportunities closer to the neighborhood.


All original Americana with Radio Giants @ 9 pm; Warthog Stew 6 pm – 8 pm.

Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd Ave * ???


There were several days of service planned to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. around town, including an event planned for the Columbia Children’s Aboretum, but they’ve been cancelled due to the winter weather.


I’ve never seen this, or even stepped foot inside Mall 205 actually, but it looks pretty cool. All American Magic and Ventriloquist Show.

9994 SE Washington St * 1:30 pm doors, 2 pm show * $14 GA, $48 for 5


Sunday is a Montavilla Farmers Market Winter Stock-Up market. MFM offers Double Up Food Bucks for all EBT shoppers. Spend $10 in EBT funds at the market and you’ll get an extra $10 to spend. 

Sunday is also the last day to submit a resume for MFM’s part-time Financial & Volunteer Coordinator position.

7700 block of SE Stark St, in the gravel lot across the street from Mr. Plywood * 11 am – 1 pm 


“Love Chinese dim sum? Then you will love mantou! Come and learn how to make mantou (Chinese steamed buns) with Ashley Xu. Samples and instructions will be provided.” Register here, it’s required.

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 3:30 4:30 pm * free