This weekend

Is there a new focus from the City of Portand on East Portand safety?

Today, City Council lowered the speed limit on Southeast Division from 35 to 30 miles per hour between 82nd and 174th Aves.

Take the ODOT survey (at the link below) and join the walk & talk to add your voice to the plans.

FRIDAY

For the kids, there’s the Micah and Me Music Show at kid’s consignment store Beanstock.

8021 SE Stark St * 10 am – 11 am * free

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Milepost 5 has it’s March art show opening tonight, with Kim Bookman, one of the extraordinary resident artist. Follow the link to the Facebook invitation for a sneak peek of her work.

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“The Ladies and I are back at it again to serve up all things fabulously macabre and disturbing! Come join us and splash a cup of wine on First Friday and gasp at the beheadings, hangings and maybe a stabbing or two… Oh and did I mention GLITTER!!!!. DEATH BY GLITTER!!! If you gotta go out you might as well do it in style.”

Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave * 5 pm – 9 pm * free

SATURDAY

Oregon Department of Transportation is giving East Portlanders a chance offer feedback about safety and development along 82nd Ave.

Take ODOT’s 82nd Ave. survey here. For more information on the projects planned, click here. Next week the ODOT walk and talk is in Montavilla!

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Through publishing this site, it’s been great seeing some of the amazing service work happening in East Portland. St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church has been a hub of activity, and the free store is one of the many regular events to serve those in need.

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St. Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave * 1 pm – 3 pm * free

SUNDAY

Register here for a gardening class at Midland Library.

“Growing and harvesting your own food can be both an economically and emotionally rewarding experience, a visual and savory demonstration of your own labors. In this six-week course from the Oregon Food Bank, participants will learn the basics of abundant produce gardening — from preparing your soil, planting and maintaining your crop, managing pests sustainably, and planning for a fruitful harvest throughout the summer and fall. Participants should plan to attend all six classes.”

Midland Library, 805 NE 122nd * 10:30 am * free

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