It seems neighbors all over the City are coming to the same conclusion: officials aren’t doing enough to take on everyday crime in Portland.

Neighbors from Park Rose attended a City Council meeting this week to address the problem, and a Angela Todd from Montavilla Initiative was interviewed on KXL in the following clip.


Also this week was a meeting on converting Wapato Jail into a treatment center led by Daryl Turner president of the Portland Police Association.

I’ll have my take on the meeting soon, but here’s Portland Mercury’s take on it. There were several more than “one or two” homeless advocates in attendance as the story stated, and some of the advocates, including Right 2 Survive‘s Ibrahim Mubarak, seemed open to having a shelter at the Wapato location, providing ideas for its plan.



It will be a beehive of activities at the Midland Library today.

For the story lovers, please click here for the exact Midland Library Events timings. This will range from

  • Toddler Storytime
  • Family Storytime
  • English Class
  • E-books & Audiobooks: Hands-on Help at

First come, first served.

Midland Library, 17917 SE Stark St * all day


The Makerspace Teen Gaming Club will be happening at the Rockwood Learning Center

On Fridays we play computer games like Minecraft and Scratch.”

Rockwood Learning Center, *3:00 – 5:30


From his Wikipedia page:

“Of Kaw and Creek heritage, Pepper also achieved notoriety for his compositions combining elements of jazz and Native American musicDon Cherry and Ornette Coleman encouraged Pepper to reflect his roots and heritage and incorporate it into his jazz playing and composition. He was musical director for Night of the First Americans, a Native American self-awareness benefit concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 1980 and played also at numerous powwows. Pepper supported the American Indian Movement.”

The Jim PepperFest 2018 lineup is set!

Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver St * Sat 11 am – 9 pm; Sun 10 am – 2 pm


“Looking for the perfect place to dump bulky waste like old vacuum cleaners, mattresses, furniture, scrap wood, or empty paint cans? Save money over the dump while supporting the MNA!

Bring household waste to the  on Saturday, September 29, pay a fee to support the waste disposal and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association, and enjoy your newfound space! More information here.”



Recycle Art:

It will be lots of fun this Saturday for the art lovers at Holgate Meeting Room.

“Bring your imagination, creativity, and unique vision to the library as we transform a pile of dull recyclables into dynamic artistic treasure!

Make houses and other things out of milk cartons!

First come, first served.

Holgate Meeting Room, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 2:00 – 3:00


“What will you create? Bring your ideas, inventions and projects to share or to get help on at the Makerspace Adult Open Lab, 

Register here, its required. Rockwood Makerspace, 17917 SE Stark St * 10 am – noon 


There will be a Bhutanese Language class at Division Midway Alliance

Division Midway Alliance (DMA) was formed in 2012 as a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing the commercial district and improving the community along outer SE Division Street from 117th to 148th Avenues. DMA partners with the community and its businesses to make this district a better place to live and do business.”

To reserve your space, contact:

Division Midway Alliance,11721 SE Division St.  * 12pm – 1pm


Yoga + Beer at Level Beer

“Join us for a Saturday morning yoga practice, followed by a pint at Level Beer. This detox + retox class will be led by Yoga + Beer founder, Mikki Trowbridge in Level’s greenhouse patio space. Practice will feel like it’s outside, but still a bit protected from the elements. After class, yogis are invited to stay and enjoy a pint in the taproom! Your registration includes a 75 minute yoga class and your first beverage.”

Cost: $20 for Yoga + Beer, including practice and your first pint. $15 for Yoga Only. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, if possible. Please bring your own mat if you can, although we always have extras to borrow.

Click here to register.

Level Beer, 5211 NE 148th Ave 9:30 am – 10:45 am * $20 / $15


Folks, remember that the Montavilla Farmers Market is open every Sunday.

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


Slabtown’s Ghosts and Murders:

For all the book lovers, especially those who are fascinated by reading books about the paranormal, well, let’s have a date this weekend since, Tanya Lyn March, ghost historian, has gathered several ghost narratives and crime stories from homeowners, alienists, ephemera collectors and ancient newspapers. Prepare for a kaleidoscopic view of Slabtown in search of the unusual murders and the unexplainable encounters with the other side. Learn where the residents of the Pest House were interred. Speculate about the seven-day wonder Ernest Harp and his poltergeist playmate.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.”

First come, first served

Hollywood Library, 4040 NE Tillamook St * 3 pm – 4:30 pm