Summer brings more growth, summer brings more life.

In the past few weeks, we’ve sounded the call for more contributors. And a host of filmmakers, writers, activists, and people just interested in getting involved in their community have stepped up to help.

Plenty of neighbors are making conscious choice about the media they consume, and choosing where they put their attention and effort. As more people come to this realization, we believe they return focus to their neighborhoods— the place where they can have the greatest impact.

There’s a lot of voices out there competing for your attention. There are lots of highly paid engineers working around the clock to keeping you in their app. Some weeks are busier than others, but I hope we can make this weekly round up an opportunity to filter out much of the media noise and check back in with your neighborhood.

Thanks for your time and attention… enjoy your weekend!


As the Oregonian reported that this week, Portland City Council is considering an ordinance that would limit what landlords can charge for security deposits and restrict how the credit and criminal conviction history of applicants can be used.


From KPTV: On August 27th, Portland Homeless Family Solutions opens its new family shelter at 92nd Ave and Tolman St in Lents.


Portland City Council approved a new property zone to protect manufactured home parks, OPB reported.


Montavilla Mini Farm Friday Farm (website) sale! Learn more about the farm in the Village Portland video from last season.

7700 NE Oregon St * 1 pm – 7 pm 


Fall Montavilla Gardens Tour:

“As a progressive tour, only one garden will be open at a time for approximately 45 min., allowing hosts to close up their gardens and join the tour. Bike, walk or drive from garden to garden to get inspired, ask questions and connect with other gardeners in the community!”

Registration (here) is required, and you’ll receive a map by email after you register. Garden previews are available here.

Sat: 9 am – 1:30 pm, Sun: 9 am – 12:45 pm 


Jade District Night Market:

Portland Community College Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave *  4 pm – 8 pm   
Live at O’Neill’s:
“Rich Landar from the Hillwilliams, Campfire Boys, GBB, and countless others brings a night of music! We’re not sure what kind, but we know it’ll be good!”

The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am


We’re deep in the summer produce… for the current summer roster, go here.

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


Read to the Dogs

“Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Pet Partners®. Call 503.988.5123 to register.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * noon – 2 pm * free