Coming of a successful Founders Fair, it seems the Lents Neighborhood Association is looking for someone to head up the organization. (If you missed it, or not subscribed to the email notifications for new stories, our story on it is here.)

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting is Monday. Here’s the agenda. Interim chair Jonathan Ogden was interviewed on KBOO recently. Among other business, the board plans to add four new members to the board.

Four people who were improperly appointed are slated, but others could be considered as well. Their term will run until October, when the yearly elections are held.

I’ve volunteered for several NAs in Portland, and trust me folks, it’s rewarding yet frequently challenging way to serve.


“Guardians of the Galaxy” and five other second run movies are showing at Academy Theater this weekend.

Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark St * $4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors 


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Friends of Gates Park are hosting a potluck as part of the plan to develop the space into a park. See the Facebook invitation here, and an update from East Portland Neighborhood Office here.

Gates Park, SE 136th and Mall St * noon – 4 pm 


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Enjoy the fine art of karaoke at Chinese Village (520 SE 82nd Ave @ Stark) and Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge (7334 NE Glisan St).

Unfortunately, Chinese Village’s kitchen is closed for a few months for renovation… fuel to the fire of rumors that something new is planned for the site.

9 pm-ish * free


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All Irish, all day, at the O’Neill Public House: from 2 pm – 5 pm, it’s a Irish slow jam; from 7 pm – 9 pm Mrs. Doyle 7 the Teapots perform; and from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm, there’s a traditional Irish jam.

The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * free