As part of this community journalism project, I’m compiling a list of organizations hosting events and workshops in East Portland. It’s not quite in East Portland, but Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont) is an interesting organization.

They host a variety of events and classes, serve coffee, and are a good example of a church who has pivoted its mission to better server its community. Taborspace’s calendar of events is here.

For spring break next week, the Leach Botanical Garden is hosting  classes for youth ages 9 – 14. Zenger Farm also has spring break classes for youth K – 6th grade. At Taborspace, Mr. David’s School of Film is also hosting several green screen and stop motion Lego classes (registration). If you’ve run across other good spring break ideas, feel free to post them in the comments.


The Jumptown Aces (jump blues) swing it at Duff’s Garage. From 6 pm – 8 pm: Bridgecreek (acoustic).

2530 NE 82nd Ave * 9 pm * $5


There’s only a few seats left for this adult class: Start Here – Learning to Program with Games, at Holgate Library. Registration (required) here.

“Do you have no experience programming? Are you curious about what it’s like? This is the class for you. We will be learning some of the basics of programming by writing code for a game!”

7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 2 pm – 4 pm * free


Tax help, Black Storytime, and Read to the Dogs are all at noon at Midland Library. There are so many great events at your local libraries. Find other Midland events here.

805 SE 122nd Ave * free 


Touting Trillium – Facts & Falacies is a class hosted at Leach Botanical Garden (website): “Russell Graham, from Purveyor of Plants, will separate facts from fallacies concerning Trillium, one of our favorite NW native early bloomers! He’ll address the nomenclature, identification, culture, and propagation of trilliums while exploring some of the myths, lore and reality surrounding the genus, with most of the emphasis on our western species.”

Register here.

6704 SE 122nd Ave * 10 am – 11:30 am  * $10 LGF member, $15 nonmember 



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It’s a double feature movie night at the Milepost 5 Theater with Psychedelic Psynema (FB page)!  Movies start at 6:30 pm, with a short introduction from our esteemed host.


MP5 Theater, 8155 NE Oregon * free 


Outbound Traveler (upbeat campfire music, FB page) at the O’Neill Public House, with a traditional Irish jam afterwards.

6000 NE Glisan * 7 pm * free