Since there’s a serious winter storm headed our way, before you head out to any of these events it would be a good idea to make sure it hasn’t been cancelled.

KPTV weather believes the snow will start after 7 pm Friday, and that the roads will be icy Saturday.

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If you know anyone’s who is sleeping outside, help them find shelter by calling 211 on your phone. The Montavilla Emergency Warming Shelter (website) has been open all week, and is seeking volunteers and supplies.

Portland Central Church of the Nazarene near 99th and Powell is also open, in a partnership with Agape Village. This shelter can house up to 150 folks.

APANO has chosen Chi Nguyen as their new executive director. According to their newsletter, they’ll have an event to welcome her at their new building on SE Division and 82nd Ave in late April:

Here’s a paragraph from the release about her background:

“During Chi’s seven-month interim period, she greatly expanded the capacity of APANO’s internal administrative systems while leading the organization through an extremely successful election cycle and responding to the humanitarian crisis in Sheridan, where 123 asylum-seekers, most from SE Asia, were detained in a federal prison. Chi brings a unique combination of business, political, education, and social justice experience, as well as important perspectives key to APANO’s work — as a Vietnamese immigrant and refugee, parent, member of the LGBTQ community, former elected official, and successful business owner. Before joining APANO, Chi started the socially-minded company AutoMedic and served as a city councilor in King City, Oregon. She also teaches at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.”

You can subscribe to APANO’s newsletter here.

It’s great to see more live music in East Portland. EastSide Bar & Grill (schedule) has a cool variety of music nearly every night. Check out their schedule here. And this weekend:

Fri: rockabilly with Roostertails
Sat: rock from Blackflash / Echocheck / Moonraker
Sun: open jam (5 pm – 9 pm) with Ron Fast

EastSide Bar & Grill, 2530 NE 82nd Ave * 9-ish pm


Black History Month: STEM Spotlight:

“All of February, come by SE campus Mt. Tabor Great Hall and check out the TV screen to see a display of black leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn about the wonderful contributions these people have made to furthering education, research, and more!Mt. Tabor Great Hall, 2305 SE 82nd Ave


Lunar new year

“The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in many Asian cultures, celebrating life, good health and prosperity. Join us to bring in the new year with cultural performances, educational activities and light refreshments. Happy New Year!”

Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd * 2 pm – 4 pm

Pay It Forward fundraiser:

“Don’t miss out on buying your special valentine a special gift from a local vendor. The gift means more when it comes from a local vendor. We will have a variety of special gifts for your loved ones. Come out and shop. Also, while you are shopping, we will be having a Raffle drawing throughout the day.”

Pay It Forward Store, 16126 SE Stark St * 10:30 am – 5 pm

IRCO seed swap with Outgrowing Hunger:

“Bring extra seed you have saved in your garden to share with others and discover new varieties. Local gardeners and farmers will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving and take home seeds. If you do not have any seed to share, you are welcome to come too— we normally have plenty of seeds.”

IRCO Community Room, 10323 NE Glisan St * 2:30 pm – 4 pm


Winter stock up 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