This weekend

After a cold, snowy week, temperatures will be dipping back down near freezing Sunday night. The City’s emergency warming shelters were activated this week, a well as the volunteer-run warming shelter at St Peter & Paul Episcopal Church (247 SE 82nd Ave).

If you’ll notice on the map of shelters above, the (not listed) Montavilla warming shelter fills a big gap between inner Portland and Gresham / outer East Portland.

For the most updated information on warming shelters and how to volunteer and donate, visit 211.

Volunteers and supplies are also needed for the volunteer-run Montavilla shelter. Their last update said they were running low on supplies, and their Amazon wishlist is kept updated if you’d like to make a donation.

Contact the Montavilla shelter organizers here: montavillawarmingshelter@protoonmail.com.

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After a cold, snowy week, temperatures will be dipping back down near freezing Sunday night. The City’s emergency warming shelters were activated this week, a well as the volunteer-run warming shelter at St Peter & Paul Episcopal Church(247 SE 82nd Ave).

If you’ll notice on the map of shelters above, the (not listed) Montavilla warming shelter fills a big gap between inner Portland and Gresham / outer East Portland.

For the most updated information on warming shelters and how to volunteer and donate, visit 211.

Volunteers and supplies are also needed for the volunteer-run Montavilla shelter. Their last update said they were running low on supplies, and their Amazon wishlistis kept updated if you’d like to make a donation.

Contact the Montavilla shelter organizers here: montavillawarmingshelter@protoonmail.com.

 FRIDAY

Live music at Vino Veritas in Montavilla:

“Jake Khawaja is a formidable young pianist on the Portland scene. Jake is a School of Rock graduate who has turned his focus to jazz apprenticing with Grammy Nominee Randy Porter. He is in the top ensembles at Portland’s prestigious Alan Jones Academy of Music and Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra, and is one of this year’s Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Grasshopper Composition finalist mentees.”

Vino Veritas * 7 pm – 10 pm * free

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It’s opening weekend of Madison High School Theater Department’s presentation of Disney’s “High School Musical”. The show runs for two weekends. For more information go here

Hibbard Theater, Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave  Fri & Sat @ 7 pm, Sun @ 2 pm * $15, students $8, seniors $10

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The mighty Montavilla Station has live bands on Friday and Saturday, and there’s alway a blues jam on Sunday. You’ll get some nice surprises occasionally, but most of the music ranges from blues rock all the way to blues, with a bit of classic rock mixed in.

417 SE 80th Ave * 9-ish * free

SATURDAY

On Jan 17, Portland City Council approved an ordinance to lower speed limits from 25 miles per hour down to 20 MPH. A pedestrian hit by a driver at 25 MPH is nearly twice as likely to die compared to someone hit at the lower speed, according to City data.

“FREE corrugated plastic yard signs (see image) reminding people driving that ’20 IS PLENTY’ will be available for community members to display in their yard.”

“PBOT plans to install approximately 2,000 new 20 mph speed limit signs. This will more than double the number of residential speed limit signs on Portland streets. As is the case today, not every residential street will have speed limit signs.”

More information on the change can be found here.

Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave * 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Cycling park Gateway Green is having a community gathering (event):

 Stop in to see a draft park design and tell us what you think. Share your ideas about:

“Natural habitat restoration; Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to and within the park; Expanded opportunities for a variety of recreation and outdoor activities for people of all ages and abilities.”

“We are working with the community to create a comprehensive park design. Efforts are underway to develop other recreational activities beyond cycling features, protect and restore natural habitat, and improve access to and within the park.”

Presentations are held at 10:30 am and noon.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St * 10 am – 1 pm 

SUNDAY

Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music:

“Gather around for songs and stories of a folk hero! Together with the Pacific Northwest musical duo Hank and Claire, you will learn how Pete Seeger’s social activism on labor, civil rights, war and the environment inspired his music. We’ll share the stories of Seeger’s life, historic photos and sing-along songs. Join us and share the joy of singing in the community!”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 3:15 pm * free

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“Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants!We will introduce you to common native plant communities in Portland, show examples of species that do well in similar growing conditions, share successful planting tips that will help them thrive and more! A native plant slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of many local favorite native groundcovers, shrubs and trees. You’ll walk away with loads of information so you can decide which native plants will work well in your yard.”

Gresham City Hall Council Chambers, 1331 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham * 1 pm – 3:30 pm

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Portland Mercado is hosting a farmers market every Sunday until March 24, and I imagine it will be lovely.

“Support Local Growers, Artisans and Entrepreneurs in our Indoor/Outdoor Farmers Market. Kids Activities, Live Music, Food Demonstrations, Chef @ the Market Cooking & Education Program.”

7238 SE Foster Rd * 10 am

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