,Welcome to Village Portland, neighborhood news & actions in East Portland.
We’re here to bridge the gap between news & civic participation… and to encourage folks get involved with their community and support their neighbors. There are a million voices fighting for your attention, but we want to help you connect with your village, your neighborhood… where your power to connect and make change is the strongest.
There are Village Portland sites for both Montavilla, Lents, and now Brentwood-Darlington:
For more frequent updates on news and actions that impact East Portland, follow our Facebook page: facebook.com/villageportland.
We’re most excited about the Village Portland @ Montavilla site. It has the space for more in-depth stories, as well as a more robust opportunity for local businesses to tell their story and reach their neighbors.
If you’re an organizer or writer interested in bringing a Village Portland to your neighborhood, contact Andrew Wilkins, Publisher / Editor:
Telling stories about neighborhood businesses shouldn’t really be that different than any other story. Neighbors invest so much time, energy, and money for the chance to build a business that reflects their values and serves their customers in a unique way.
Print and broadcast media both have limited space for promoting businesses, but on the web, space is limitless. We can put together an exciting mix of video, photographs, and words that will show your neighbors who you are, why you do what you do, and why they should support what you’re doing.
Take a look at the story of Montavilla Mini Farm, a neighbor who sells produce from her side yard garden. The full story is here, or you can watch the video below.
Life’s a little different in East Portland. Meet some of the activist and artists working in their community through a mural by local artist Alex Chui:
The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, it feels like the great American small town parade and the best of 82nd Avenue: