It’s been awesome partnering with new contributors in new neighborhoods… some are experienced writers, while others are people who are interesting in writing and journalism but didn’t quite know how to get started.
There are several stories in the works, and the most recent completed piece came from Derrick McCormick in the Mississippi District. As a student of philosophy unsatisfied by the current state of discourse in the United States, he is developing a procedure to improve communication called Debate by Agreement.
He’s been testing it on the streets of Mississippi Ave, and is looking for more people willing to try out the process. Read more about Debate by Agreement here.
FRIDAY, NOV 16
Spaghetti dinner benefit for the Montavilla and Sunnyside warming shelters:
3520 SE Yamhill * 6 pm – 8 pm * $5 – $15 sliding scale
Music Friday @ Vino Veritas:
“Association Muddy Award recipient Steve Kerin is a true student of the New Orleans style–his playing complex and dense, but also joyous and danceable. And his warm singing voice is suffused with an authentic New Orleans growl. He’s the real Louisiana deal, and the Northwest is richer for it.”
Vino Veritas, 7835 SE Stark St * 7 pm – 10 pm * free
SATURDAY, NOV 17
East Portland Chamber of Commerce Turkey Bowl:
“This family friendly event (Register here) is fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, employees, coworkers, and potential new Chamber members to enjoy an early afternoon of bowling, socializing, and networking as we kick off the holiday season. This fundraising event for the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
Your entry fee includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, beverages, dessert and bowling prizes. Raffle tickets are available for $1.00 each.”
Kingpins, 3550 SE 92nd Ave * 10:30 am – 1:30 pm * adult $24, child under 11 $18
Fix-It Fair, from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:
“Bring one item to be fixed by a Repair PDX volunteer, while learning how to do it yourself. (Volunteers will do their best, but do not guarantee a complete repair.) You may bring a small counter-top appliance, such as a toaster, or an article of clothing.”
There’ll be workshops on sustainability, energy savings, and community resources, as well as: free lead blood testing; free giveaways; hourly door prizes; free professional childcare; free lunch; and free minor bike tune-ups and flat tire repair for students and families.
For more information, go here.
Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave * 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
“Metro Dancers’ annual repertory concert! Dance Mosaic features our company in works by gifted local choreographers, and spans a variety of styles from classical to modern, and from ballet to jazz.
In addition, several guest companies will present their own works. Don’t miss this opportunity to see local artists at their best!” (Tickets here)
“Also! please join us between shows for our Italian Dinner fundraiser, catered by Olive Garden, Flying Pie Pizza, Stark Street Pizza & more!” (4:30 pm – 6:00 pm).
Portland Metro Arts, * 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm * door: adult & HS $18, for children and seniors $13; presale: adults & HS $15, children & seniors $15
SUNDAY, NOV 18
The Montavilla Farmers Market Thanksgiving market:
For the full list of producers and some of the special fall produce available, go here.
Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm