This weekend

If you drive, ride a bike, or even take the bus, you probably have noticed: Portland’s roads took a beating during the recent winter weather.

The City is dedicating more crews and resources to fix potholes in what they are calling a Patch-a-thon. “Portlanders are encouraged to report potholes by sending a detailed description and photos to PBOT dispatchers by email pdxroads@portlandoregon.gov or by using the PDX Reporter App.

The City’s pothole map is here, where you can see where potholes are reported and when they are filled.

There are plenty of important things happening Saturday. I couldn’t leave any of these events out.

FRIDAY

Professor Gall (junkyard folk and steampunk jazz).performs at the O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan * 9:30 pm – 1 am * free

SATURDAY

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is hosting a town hall meeting from noon to 2 pm at David Douglas High School. Wyden is hosting eleven town hall meetings around the state through the end of February. This is the only one in Portland.

1001 SE 135th Ave * noon – 2 pm

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A Fix-It Fair is being held at Madison High School. Get information on health, safety in the home, and lead poisoning prevention, home repair, and gardening. You can also bring a small appliance or article of clothing to be repaired by Repair PDX volunteers. Some classes will be help in Spanish. Lunch and child care is provided. For a full list of offerings, click here.

2735 NE 82nd Avenue * 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

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It’s the annual East Portland planting with Friends of Trees including: Argay, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Russell and Wilkes neighborhoods. Click here to purchase a tree.

“We provide gloves and tools, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes. Our neighborhood volunteers will also provide a potluck lunch for all volunteers after the planting is complete.

Due to wide community support, this event is closed to more groups signing-up. Please consider our Happy Valley planting just down I-205 happening this same day/time. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer — you can simply show up!”

Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, 12505 NE Halsey St * arrive @ 8:45 am, planting starts @ 9 am

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“Division Midway Alliance and the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Associaton are sponsoring a combined Community/Neighborhood Recycle, Reuse and Clean-up event.” 
For more information, contact Lori Boisen at divisionmidwayalliance@gmail.com or click here.
West Powellhurst Elementary School, 2921 SE 116th Ave * 9 am

SUNDAY

Foster Powell Community Garden Fruit Tree Planting“Join your neighbors and help plant some fruit trees in the garden!” 62nd & Powell Blvd * 10 am – 2 pm

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The next edition of Milepost 5’s film and lecture series!
“Come hang out with your best forest friends. 6pm, we’ll finish our hero’s journey with Return of the Jedi, in which a band of small furry indigenous people throw off the shackles of space fascism. Next, at 8, stay tuned for My Neighbor Totoro, the story of two children who become increasingly aware of the adorable yet creepy spirits that live in the woods by their house. Catbus.”
Psychedelic Psynema @ Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon * free
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