It’s awesome to see so many new businesses pop up in the neighborhood!

Welcome PDXFit (7323 NE Glisan St), a community-focused gym, and White Pepper (1124 NE 80th Ave), a catering service, to Montavilla!


Milepost 5 art show (event):

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One of the inventive artists at MP5, Kim Bookman, is having an art show, and I don’t think we could say it any better:

“Vagina Interrupted: a Farewell Fundraiser show… ALL ABOUT VAGINAS! Come take a look and splash a cup of wine while celebrating, nature’s ultimate pocket! Let’s get up close and personal shall we. This is a graphic show with graphic imagery so let’s leave the kiddos at home. There will be snacks, wine, music and perhaps a performance or two and a very special appearance by Regina, Portland’s largest and plushiest vagina!!”

Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave * 6 pm – 9 pm

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Black history presentation:

Youth Curated Black History Traveling Museum STJ

“World Stage Theatre has partnered with Black Student Union groups from Portland metro high schools to create Black History Month displays. Each group has chosen a specific time period in history to highlight the African American experience to do collective research and curate pieces for the displays. Midland Library will host David Douglas High School’s display.” 

The display is part of a citywide Black History Festival (schedule) here in Portland.

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave

Youth prisoner theatre (event):

Creating Life Inside @ Sellwood Playhouse, Portland [from 25 January to 2 February]

“Rogue Pack returns to Fertile Ground with “Creating Life Inside,” a devised play based on writings by young men ages 15-17 at Donald E. Long Detention Center [in Montavilla] who are awaiting trial.”

“Experience these youths’ account of life in prison, as well as their memories, and fantasies, heroes, and dreams. They describe their “heartless background”, present situation and their hopes for the future. Join us for talk-backs each night to discuss current issues around youth incarceration with people who work closely with the justice system.”

The play is being held Fri & Sat, these are the show’s final showings.

Sellwood Playhouse, 901 SE Spokane St * 7:30 pm * $20 suggested, sliding scale

Holiday screening at Academy:

You’ve seen it before, but “Groundhog Day” is worth trying again until you get it right.

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


Once Upon a Time Family Theatre:

“Once Upon a Time Family Theatre is a magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. There’s always a slight twist to the traditional story that keeps these productions fresh. Though simply produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have everyone fully absorbed in the interaction of live theatre.”

This month’s production: “The Princess & the Pea”

Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St * 11:30 am * children $1, $2 adults $2

Ants Ants Ants Family Music:

Ants Ants Ants

“A fun sing-along family music band that kids of any age (1-100) will enjoy!  With their three-part harmonies and amazing guitar work, these ants put on a show that fans won’t soon forget. See them perform songs from their new album, ‘Why Why Why?'”

Holgate Library * 11 am – 11:45 am


Eastside Bar & Grill, 2530 Ne 82nd Ave * 5 pm – 9 pm * free