The Montavilla Neighborhood Association is having their annual election this Monday, Oct 8th. Doors open at 6 pm. Annual meeting to commence at 6:30.

For more information on the election and candidate statements, go here. If you’d like to serve on the board, learn more at the link!

“As part of our annual meeting, we are asking people to bring food for Montavilla United Methodist Church’s Open Hearts Food Pantry as a way to thank our hosts and contribute to our community’s well-being. Thank you for participating!”

Montavilla United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 232 SE 80th Ave


Is there a neighborhood in Portland that has more passionate committed volunteers? It’s hard to determine because there’s no objective measure, but neighbors in Montavilla are putting in the work. Even if you disagree with someone’s stance, I think it’s worth respecting the fact that they’re taking the time to get involved. I hope we can keep the conversation going and find some solutions.

A group of neighbors are calling for a more compassionate response to homelessness in Portland. The Oregonian covered the story here, and the direct link to their list of suggestions is here.

The Oregonian articles also explores the conflicting approaches to homelessness Portland neighbors are requesting.


Portland Police Bureau‘s Sgt. Randy Teig is leaving his position on the Neighborhood Response Team, leading some neighborhood advocates to be concerned about the future of the livability initiatives he’s been spearheading in East Portland neighborhoods.


And if you missed Montavilla’s new mural:


“First Friday is here again! The subject of this months First Friday Newsletter is Exuviae, or the shell an insect leaves behind as it grows. Just as the vibrant colors of fall mark the cyclical progression of the seasons, so too do our own personal transformations contain beauty despite the difficulties of change. Festivals

A collaboration between First Friday PDX and the East Creative Collective, the First Friday Street Exhibition is a free event that takes place on the First Friday of every month from May to October. Featuring the work of local artists and vendors, the street exhibition provides visitors and patrons access to the independent Portland artists of the South East Industrial Arts District, as well as live music, and dance.”

First Friday Art Walk, along SE Madison St, between 2nd and 3rd Ave * 6 pm – 9 pm


DC National Cyber Security Awareness Event:

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Look for our Downtown Center event.

Play a game and win a prize. Find out whether your online identity is as safe as you think; Get information on how to protect your identity online and learn how to protect your mobile devices from viruses. Stop by and get to know your Information Security team.”

Event Contact Info:

Downtown Center, Rose Room, 722 SW 2nd Ave * 1 pm – 3 pm


“Come out this Saturday (10/6) and get some awesome pizza and support the Montavilla Neighborhood Association. 20% of food sales goes to the MNA, to support us in making our community a better place to live. Thank you to our wonderful neighbors at East Glisan Pizza Lounge.”

East Glisan Pizza, 8001 NE Glisan St * 4 pm – midnight 


Live music at O’Neill: 

Postwar Radio is a five-piece rock band that plays original indie rock with Americana, punk, and soul influences.

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


Harvest Tour & Lunch with Crew:

Tour the bustling winery and see the progression of harvest from fermentation to finished wine while tasting along the way.

After the tour, enjoy wine and lunch with our handworking harvest crew where you can learn firsthand about the wine making process.

Hosted by our Certified Specialist of Wine, Jonathan Lampe. $55/person, $45 for Wine Club Members”

Reserve your spot here.

REX HILL Tasting Room, 30835 N Hwy 99W Newberg, Oregon * 11am


67th Annual Portland Greek Festival:

“After six decades, The Greek Festival has become one of the largest festivals of its kind, sharing our Greek Orthodox faith and rich culture with over 15,000 guests annually. The festival is an iconic event in the Portland Metropolitan area and has been designated as an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the Oregon Heritage Commission. Each year a portion of proceeds from the festival go toward worthy philanthropic endeavors in the greater Portland community.”

There will be a RAFFLE too, click here to participate and you might win a trip to Greece or other prizes.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St * 10 am – 10 pm


Want to learn a new recipe?

Tortilla, Sope & Gordita Making with Fresh Corn Masa at Gregory Heights Meeting Room

“The ingredients required will be; Three Sisters Nixtamal’s fresh, stone-ground organic corn masa, you will see how easy it is to make your own delicious masa creations. This hands-on class includes shaping and cooking tortillas, sopes and gorditas and finishing them with our favorite locally available Mexican ingredients. We share our favorite recipes and talk about the history of corn in Indigenous cultures throughout the Americas as well as the health benefits of this thousands-years old, traditional corn processing method called “nixtimalization.”

 Here is where you register to reserve your space. 

Gregory Heights Meeting Room, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd * 3 pm – 4:30 pm


Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden:

“Learn about the bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that provide vital pollination services in urban gardens, and discover which plants can help attract and support them. We will go beyond the bloom so you can find out how to provide water, shelter, nesting, and overwintering sites

Discover ways to save time, money and energy on your property through our FREE workshops. From naturescaping to livestock management, our classes help you care for your land in ways that benefit people, water and wildlife.

Register for the workshop here.

SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main St * 1 pm – 3:30 pm


As always, keep in mind that the Montavilla Farmers Market is open every Sunday. Plenty of fresh produce will be available.

“The Montavilla Farmers Market exists because a group of Montavilla community residents and business owners got together and made it happen. In fact, that is still how it works! The Montavilla Board of Directors and the amazing MFM Staff and volunteers work hard to bring our community the market each week. We would love for you to join our Board of Directors”

You can also click here to be a market volunteer.

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