Hello all!

There’s a Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting this week. The focus will emergency preparedness and murals in the neighborhood!

Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Ave * Monday, June 11 * 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


It’s also great to see a conversation on housing and houselessness organized by the MNA. It’s set for June 30th. For more information, and to see a video of a housing forum in Lents last month, go here.
The neighborhood level is the perfect place to have these conversations, to share ideas and experiences. We should all be grateful for all the work done to create this space for dialogue.


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Rojo ™ “World’s Most Beloved Llama” visits Cartlandia.

“Incredibly touchable, and unusually people-friendly, Rojo is recognized as a local celebrity as he participates in many local parades and charity events, and makes regular visits to schools, hospitals, and adult-care facilities throughout the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA area.”

Cartlandia beer garden, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 6 pm – 7 pm * free



Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Portland Pickles are back in town this weekend!

Buy tickets here.


Tibetan Buddhist Meditation practices:

“An evening of Buddhist meditation practices. mindfulness, visualization, chanting, recitation of mantra, contemplation. clear guidance and explanations by Lama Jacqueline Mandell, Buddhist meditation teacher. Following in the footsteps of revered ancient teachers.

All levels welcome including beginners. Suggested Donation, $10. No one turned away for financial reasons.”




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“Come give feedback on the draft final design for the new
playground. Find us at Gilbert Park School’s free community
barbecue from 3 pm – 5 pm. Kids welcome!”

Gilbert Park Elementary, 13132 SE Ramona Street * 3 pm – 5 pm


Live music with Ripe Red Apple:

“Description: R. L. Burnside, Karen Dalton, PJ Harvey, The Velvet Underground, Johnny Thunders, Billie Holiday, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Caetano Veloso, The Band, Lou Reed…” 
If you watch the video, it’s a little shaky, but you can spot at least one Montavilla landmark.
The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am 


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The Montavilla Farmers Market is on every Sunday! For a list of the vendors and more information, go here.

Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm 


Botanical Printing on Paper with artist Anna Zell:

“Botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature– resulting in stunning plant portraits. In this class, leaves are layered onto paper, optionally adding some natural plant dyes, then steamed or boiled. This environmentally gentle process permanently transfers botanical pigments without synthetic dyes, inks or paints. Cost includes paper and dying materials.

Artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process. At the end of the day, you’ll take home your own printed papers and cards. You’ll also be given a kit to dye more papers – for yourself or as spectacular gifts for others.” 

Register online  or contact JoAnn Vrilakas, education coordinator, at jvrilakas@leachgarden.org. Limit twelve.

Leach Botanical Garden, * 1 pm – 4 pm * $75, Leach Garden Member $65


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A celebration of Yotsofa and marketfest, organized by the Lao community in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“This historic event will feature Lao community Buddhist ceremonies, Marketfest and a variety of activities. Booths from businesses, organizations and individuals will be set up to offer information, arts and crafts, items for sale, food and beverages, music and videos.”

Wat Buddhathammaram, 4350 N.E. 133rd Ave * 8 am – 6 pm 


Enjoy your weekend!