New businesses in Montavilla:

Last week, both DB Dessert Company (6824 NE Glisan St) and Smart Foodservice (8250 SE Stark St) opened for business in Montavilla.

Residential Infill Project:

For March’s general meeting, the Lents Neighborhood Association hosted a forum on the City of Portland‘s Residential Infill Project.

In a RIP Displacement Risk and Mitigation released by the City last month, city planners expect Lents, Brentwood-Darlington, and the eastern part of Montavilla are likely to experience the most displacement.

The report is here, and the Portland Tribune article about the study is here.


Adulting 102: 


“Being a grown-up can be hard: all those responsibilities just pile up with no help on the horizon! In the second class on how to become a responsible adult, learn some inexpensive tricks for making it suck a little less, including mending clothing, framing a picture, making at-home spa foot soaks, and cooking easy at-home romantic dinners with minimal ingredients.” 

Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd * 4 pm – 5 pm

Coastlines and Crossroads: An AWP Offsite Reading:

Hosted by longtime friends and dynamic cultural organizing duo Traci Kato-Kiriyama and Candace Kita, this reading will feature Portland and Los Angeles-based poets speaking to movement along coasts and between borders.”

Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon St * 6 pm – 8 pm * free

Live jazz (event):

“Portland Jazz duo Rebecca Conner and Leon Cotter make music that is intimate and heartfelt, timeless and original. Leon’s virtuosic saxophone, clarinet and piano playing weaves soulfully around Rebecca’s sultry voice and guitar tone, enchanting their audience with unforgettable presence while blanketing them in warmth.”

Vino Veritas, 7835 SE Stark St * 7 pm – 10 pm * free


Weed Warriors (event):

“First Weed Warriors volunteer event of the season is this Saturday! Gloves are all clean and ready to go! Come join us in the beautiful spring weather to remove non-native plants and some other park maintenance projects.”

Mt Tabor Visitor’s Center, SE Salmon Way & SE Park Dr * 9 am – noon

Hora de Manualidades (Craft hour): 

“Agrega arte y color a tu vida con estas manualidades centradas en la alfabetización temprana. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados. Espacio para 20 personas.”

Holgate Library * 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Rockin’ Punk Invasion: a Showcase of Chaos (event):

“Punk Rockers and Rock n Rollers take over the Eastside for a full night of live music! Plan to arrive early and to stay late, we have a ton of music lined up and more to come!”

Bands performing:
All Hype
Dr Mouth and the Head Nurse
Davy Jones Locker Combo

Eastside Bar & Grill, 2530 NE 82nd Ave * 7:30 * $7


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

Literary Lesbians present: Readings of Rapturous Romance and a bountiful book fair (event):

“Seven published lesbian authors will read from their work and field audience questions. This event is Free and open to all who appreciate lesbian literature. We’ll have a book raffle after every reader finishes, plus a drawing near the end for a grand prize basket of books and goodies. Half a dozen additional authors will be in attendance to showcase and sell their books. We provide snacks— especially chocolate!— and water. It’s a smorgasbord of fun and frivolity!”

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St * 1 pm – 5 pm