After five years of monthly shows at O’Neills Public House, the Johnny Cash tribute band Counterfeit Cash is taking an indefinite hiatus due to band members leaving town. So this will be their last show in a while…

The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm * free 


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If you’re interesting in starting or expanding a business, Mercy Corps is a good place to start. (Full disclosure: I’ve been taking classes there.) Small business resources include classes, advice, grants, and loans.

The course “Moving from Owing to Owning” is the first of two classes required to be an investor in the Community Investment Trust.

“Mercy Corps NW’s first Community Investment Trust is Plaza 122, a 29,000-square-foot mid-century commercial retail mall in outer Southeast Portland with approximately 26 to 30 business and nonprofit tenants. Three hundred to 500 Portland and Gresham residents within four zip codes (97216, 97233, 97230, 97236) can follow a long-term path to collective ownership of this building in their neighborhood for as little as $10 and up to $100 per month.”

Class participants will learn how to improve their credit score and financial planning.

Along with the residency requirements, participants must be at least 18 years old, and have a tax ID number (TIN). Lunch will be provide. Register here.

Midland Library,  805 SE 122nd Ave * 10:30 am – 2:30 pm * free 


“Join MediaRites for a special performance of Refugee Dreams Revisited, true local stories of sacrifice and resiliency, presented by our local Asian/Pacific Islander youth as they honor the historical struggle and preserve the powerful stories of their elders in this powerful reading performance. An elder talk back and Q&A to follow. Light refreshments provided.”

“Starting with the fall of Saigon in April 1975, refugees from Vietnam awaited approval to move to the US and other countries. By 1979, there were almost 62,000 Vietnamese in refugee camps, with more than 140,000 people displaced from Cambodia and Laos. Portland, Oregon, was one of the medium-sized US cities that dealt with the relatively sudden influx of every major ethnic group (Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, Mein and Cambodian) from Southeast Asia. Fifteen former refugees were interviewed for the Refugee Dreams Revisited project, which was created for the Peabody award-wining series Crossing East that ran on 230 public radio stations.”

Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave4 pm – 5:30 pm * free


“Foster Powell Neighborhood Association is excited to invite you to participate in the 10th Annual Foster-Powell Garden Tour! Every year on the 3rd Saturday in June, they host their annual neighborhood Garden Tour which is free, family-friendly and open to anyone who wants to check out our part of town, get inspired and see what can be done on a city lot!”

Facebook invitation here. Link to self-guided tour map here
Throughout Foster Powell Neighborhood * 10 am – 2 pm 



Bike Ride! Future Neighborhood Greenways of East Portland (FB event here):

“Join BikeLoudPDX and other bicycle advocates for a tour of funded bike infrastructure in East Portland. Highlights will include parts of the Halsey-Weidler Corridor, the 4M Greenway, the 130s Greenway, and the 150s Greenway. We will stop for refreshments midway and the ride will begin and end at the Gateway Transit Center (near I-205 path). A separate ride will connect to inner PDX at the beginning and end of this ride.”

Gateway Transit Center, 9900 NE Multnomah St * 1 pm – 4 pm * free