This weekend

Welcome to your weekend! I comb the vast wasteland of the Internet to bring you the best and brightest events happening in East Portland as a way to get involved in the betterment of your community. Enjoy~

Can we talk about potholes?: “The Portland Bureau of Transportation has begun the planning process to develop policies and funding options specific to residential side streets. Your input on this survey will help us understand where to focus efforts and what to prioritize in the new Neighborhood Streets Program.” Offer your feedback here: PDOT survey.

FRIDAY

Pepper Grinders are live at O’Neill Public House: “Using the cream of the crop of amazing Portland players, the band is dedicated to the sound of the jump blues bands and the screaming sax greats from the late 40’s and early 50’s. The set list will include covers by the likes of Big Jay McNeely, Earl Bostic, Willis Jackson and more. This band is sure to get you into a dancing frenzy!” 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am * free

SATURDAY

You’re promoting your app through community service? Sure, I’ll bump it.

At Foster Carts (5205 SE Foster Rd) Saturday, What the Trucks, an online food truck ordering service, will donate a meal to Portland Rescue Mission for every meal ordered through their app at these Foster Carts: Mauna Kea Bari Food CartRoad Runner BBQYear of the FishChicken Coop.

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Its future is jeopardized by a recent court ruling, but still: Northwest Trail Alliance and Friends of Gateway Green are hosting a work party for the East Portland bike park. “Dig new trail, pull ivy, and help beautify our community-supported park. Come see the great work taking shape, and help us plan for the future!”

Gateway Green, 1/2 mile north of the Gateway Transit Center on the I-205 multi-use Path * 10 am – 3 pm 

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This was C + V (copy + pasted) from the Multnomah County Library website, so we’ll have to assume their Vietnamese is on point: Giờ đọc truyện song ngữ (tiếng Anh/tiếng Việt), và ca hát cho trẻ em. In Anh hóa, (Vietnamese for English): “Bilingual storytime presented in Vietnamese and English for children ages 0-6 with adult.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm * free 

SUNDAY

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Montavilla Farmers Market is having a Winter Stockup Market Sunday. MFM is also accepting members of its CSA program. Community supported agriculture is a great way to have a consistent source of produce and further invest in your local farmers, give it a look.

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

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Craft a Valentine and spread the love to your neighbors in need at your Midland Library. “Along with the ribbons and glue, there will be an opportunity to make a small donation to an organization [Snowcap] helping people in need. Donations are optional and are not required for participation.” 805 SE 122nd Ave * 1 pm – 1:45 pm * free

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