What an amazing display of neighborliness and organization last weekend!

I don’t know what it took to overcome all the barriers to making the warming shelter at St. Peter and Paul Episcopal Church, but I know compassion and coordination won the day.

These are the stories that need telling. These are the stories I want to tell. Thanks to all who made it work, I look forward to learning how it got done soon.


Where’s the live music in East Portland neighbors? I must admit I haven’t explored too far beyond Montavilla, but there are still some awesome venues nearby: Montavilla Station (their show listing’s aren’t online), The O’Neill Public House, and Duff’s Garage. They each have their own flavor, with blues, rock, and Americana a common find.

Johnny Cash tribute band Counterfeit Cash plays O’Neill Friday. 6000 NE Glisan * 9:30 pm * free 


Dr. Strange is a Marvel Comics romp into the mystic. One Rotten Tomato reviewer calls it Harry Potter for adults, and it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor who seems to pick projects well. Six other second run films are on at Academy Theater (movie times), and also classic horror film The Blob (1958).

7818 SE Stark * adults $4; seniors, kids $3


East Portland Neighborhood Office is hosting a Earthquake / Severe Weather Preparedness Forum. “The panel members will include the American Red Cross,  Portland Fire and Rescue, and Portland Bureau of Emergency Preparedness.  There will be information sharing and questions/comments from the audience will be received and discussed.”

Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, SE 139th and SE Mill St * 10 am – 2 pm * free


This looks fantastic: Fox and Rabbit, an original mini-musical by Penny’s Puppet Productions at Midland Library.

805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm * free



Planting a Terrarium at Portland Nursery: “Create your own arrangement from our glass vessels and plant selection in this hands-on workshop. Get guidance from Portland Nursery staff member, Cait, on how to select a combination based on plant needs and aesthetics, and learn how to plant them together in a vessel. Go home with tips on keeping your creation healthy and happy.” Register here.

9000 SE Division * 11 am – 12:30 pm  * $30