Montavilla Neighborhood Association general and board Meeting:

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Brandon Spencer-Hartle, from the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will give an overview of the pilot Historic Survey of the Montavilla “Main Street”, explain volunteer opportunities, invite submissions of historical information and answer any questions.”

To learn more, see the City’s article on the project. If you’d like like to get involved email board member Patricia Sanders:

Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Ave * Mon, Jan 14th, 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Well, it’s sad to say… O’Neill Public House has closed for good. One of their bartenders said that it was the classic tale of raised rent.

O’Neill had music every night of the weekend, and their Sundays usually featured two Irish jam sessions and an Irish-inspired band. There’s still plenty of live music to be had in the area, but the venue will be missed. Here’s hoping something awesome replaces it.

Some things close, and others open…

Near 99th Ave and Powell St, Portland Central Church of the Nazarene is opening a warming shelter this weekend. A sign up page for warming shelter volunteers is here.

A tiny village is also being built on their site.


Now playing at Academy Theater all weekend:

“In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.”

Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark St * show times *  $4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors

Live music at Eastside Grill (website):

“Punk Rock @ 9pm with The Wild Jumps, Ron Fast Banned, Erik Anarchy, The Living Skins, Feral Drollery”

Eastside Grill, 2530 NE 82nd Ave * 9 pm * ???


Vestal Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser:

“The money raised goes to support educational opportunities and experiences for Vestal students such as field trips, Playworks, and school events.”

Vestal Elementary School, 161 SE 82nd Ave * 9 am – 11 am * $3 for individuals, $10 for families 

Nigerian dance party:


“Dance and celebrate with Jujuba, a 10-piece afrobeat and juju ensemble featuring Nigerian master talking drum legend, Nojeem Lasisi.”

First come, first served.

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 3 pm – 4 pm

Snow Soup (event):

Snow Soup

Come enjoy Snow Soup, a musical arctic version of the old French folktale “Stone Soup,” in which hungry strangers convince the wary people of a town to each share a small portion of their food to make a meal for everyone to enjoy. Featuring a clever arctic fox, lemming, walrus, polar bear, and a magical narwhal! 

First come, first served.

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd* 2 pm – 2:45 pm


Winter market: 

Winter vegetables, new nut butters, pastries, elixers… and so much more at this month’s winter Montavilla Farmers Market. For the full list of producers and some of the special fall produce available, go here.

7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm

Inside Gaza:

“Jewish Voice for Peace will present a firsthand account of the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip (event). Dr. Clyde Farris, an orthopedic surgeon from West Linn, recently returned from a trip to Gaza where he worked with a team of Palestinian orthopedic specialists.”

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St * 7 pm – 8:30 pm