If you haven’t already, don’t forget to donate your $50 (or $100 if you’re married) to a political candidate or cause for a 100% credit. More information and instructions can be found here.


As of Friday morning, Cooper, one of the Belmont Goats who were moved to Lents, is doing well (FB update). He needed surgery for a blockage, and there’s a fund raiser to pay for it.

They’ve surpassed their $3,000 goal, but you can still donate here.


“Illusionist Mark Benthimer, who’s credits include performances at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts as well as casinos nationwide ,has also shared the stage with Blues Traveler, Sammy Hagar, and many more.”

Mall 205, 9994 SE Washington St * 2:05 pm * general admission $16; under 12 & seniors $8 


The new Blade Runner is finally at Academy!

Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark St * see site for times * 1:35 pm, 6:35 pm$4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors 


“Holgate Library’s chess group has been gathering on Saturday afternoons for many years. The faces have changed, but the idea that players of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels should get together is still thriving.

The group meets in the public area. This means that the participants are in a library that is busy and frequently has armloads of enthusiastic kids, but club volunteers and participants recognize that developing concentration is an important part of learning.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 1 pm – 4:30 pm


East Glisan’s new-ish cocktail bar, Blank Slate, is having a NYE event:

“New Year’s Eve is happening! Come celebrate with us. DJ Flasch Bach is bringing tunes. Midnight toast. Drink specials. Shenanigans. No cover. 🍾🥂🎉”

Blank Slate, 7201 NE Glisan St * free


The bar doesn’t really have a web presence, so I called Montavilla Station. The bartender said they’re having a blues party with a band called Jafco, and a champagne toast at midnight. Two years ago, they gave away NYE swag like horns and hats. It’s always a good time at the Station.


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Dukes free dance lessons at 8 pm, dinner specials. Email bradl@dukesbar.com to reserve a table.


The O’Neill pub is having an events as well:

“JT Trawick from Well Swung and Rowdy Mountain leads an old fashioned country hoedown with some hot fiddlin, country singin and all kinds of dancin. Hope you can join us for the last party of 2017 (and the first of 2018)!” (FB event)

O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * $5 


Is there any awesome East Portland venues or NYE events I’m missing? Let me know!