This won’t come as a surprise to neighborhood advocates, but Multnomah County’s District Attorneys Office recently testified that they don’t have the staff to prosecute the cases being brought to court in a timely manner.

The issue came to light during budget hearings earlier this week. Read more about it in the story from Fox 12 here.


Village Building Convergence (there’s no connection to this site) is one of those events that involved hundreds of neighbors working on multiple projects across the city— but you’ll never hear about it in the news. 

Maybe it’s not edgy enough, but it’s great to know neighbors are coming together all over the city to get to know each other and work on a project everyone can be proud of.

There are events all over the city and in Montavilla. Learn more about the project here from Village Portland @ Richmond reporter Leah Bell-Johnson.


Paint the Town Green (event):

Here’s another opportunity to participate in a community-building event. There are projects all over the city, including a litter pick-up and graffiti removal in Montavilla!

Montavilla (directions given after signup) * 8:30 am – 1 pm

Lovin’ local (event):

There’s a lot of cool stuff going on at Remedy Gallery, the new name for the gallery at Milepost 5.

“Lovn’ Local is a volunteer ran art pop-up event meant to bring artists and their audience together to celebrate local creatives!

Follow Lovn’ Local on Instagram: @lovnlocal.popup”

Remedy Gallery, 850 NE 81st Ave * noon – 6 pm

Once Upon a Time Family Theatre (event / tickets):

“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 Bremen Town Musicians”

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

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

Live music (event):

“Three rocking bands for you at the Eastside! The Ruckus / Gravity Blanket / Tangent!”

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


Farmers market:

For the full list of producers go here.

Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm

Joint concert: 

Joint Concert with Portland Metro Concert Band and East County Community Orchestra. 

David Douglas High School, Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 
SE 130th Ave * 3 pm