This weekend

When the weather dips into dangerous conditions, the Montavilla Emergency Shelter opens. At least once this season, they’ve been unable to open due to lack of volunteers.

So if you’d like to be notified when they’re open so you can work a shift, go here. They’re also in need of supplies.

Along with her work documenting Montavilla history, former Montavilla Neighborhood Association board member Pat Sanders has stepped forward to contribute to Village Portland!

Did you know that Montavilla has had three of newspapers of its own over the years? This is just one of the fun historical tidbits she’s shared. Expect more soon.

We’re looking forward to sharing stories about the businesses and individuals from the past— as well as those working in the community today.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST

Weekends mean live music at both Vino Veritas (7835 SE Stark St) and Montavilla Station (417 SE 80th Ave * Friday and Saturday night, 9ish pm).

SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND

Johnson Creek watershed-wide volunteerism (event):

This is the Johnson Creek Watershed Council‘s biggest volunteer event of the year, and they need willing hands to help restore this crucial waterway that runs along part of Portland’s southern border.

“There is a 24 year legacy of grassroots progress to restore, repair, and clean this 26 mile long watershed-all by wonderful humans who love it (like you!) Help us support this awesome place as we weed, plant, and mulch for a healthier watershed.”

10 locations along Johnson Creek * 8:45 am – noon

What to Do in the March Vegetable Garden class:

“Join Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of March. This includes: soils and composts to get the garden ready, irrigation techniques, and developing a timeline and planting calendar for spring and summer.”

9000 SE Division * 11 am * free, register for this class

Guided garden tours:

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“On the first Saturday of the month, Garden Curator Courtney Vengarick will show you what’s blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and engaging information, and sharing fun stories about the adventurous creators of the Garden, Botanist Lilla Leach and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach.

First come first served; limit 15. Pre-registration not required. Meet in front of the Gift Shop, next to the Manor House.”

Leach Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 11 am – noon

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 Irish Cinderlad”

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD

Talk Time (event):

“Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. First come, first served.”

Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd * 12:30 pm – 2 pm

Tax help:

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“Get free individualized tax preparation assistance in Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and English provided by IRS Certified Volunteers in partnership with Vietnamese Community of Oregon.

First come, first served.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 10 am – 4 pm

Live jam (event):

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

Enjoy your weekend!

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