This weekend

Portland Police are looking for a suspect in the stabbing that occurred at a bus stop on 82nd Ave at the NE Schuyler St bus stop. There’s a photo at the link, and here’s the description:

The suspect was described as a 30-year-old White male, approximately 5’5″ tall with a pudgy build. He had stubble on his chin and neck and short dark hair. At the time of the assault, he wore a plaid shirt, baggy jeans, white tennis shoes and a black or white baseball cap.

Regular readers might have noticed that we don’t cover crime that often. I know (from personal experience) how expensive it is to replace stolen property. I understand how violating it feels to have your residence burglarized— what it’s like entering a dark house not knowing if the thief is still there.

But how do we cover / track crime (the City isn’t a very helpful resource) without having every fearful neighbor and bump in the night trigger a wave of notifications on our smartphones?

Here’s what we came up with, a way for neighbors to share information based on an actual reported incident. Build the applications is one thing, but what’s critical is finding community support.

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In this edition of “Montavilla Memories” Pat Sanders takes a look at the history of Montavilla’s post office, and its hard-working, poet postman.

Read the column here.

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Above is the video from the June Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting.

There are new MNA t-shirts and yard signs! Also, there was an interesting presentation from Guerilla Development about the Rocket Empire Machine building on Glisan St near 70th Ave.

The building will host several small businesses, and is incorporating some innovative ideas it calls “Gentlefication”.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21ST

Movies in Montavilla:

“The Last Unicorn”, “Captain Marvel”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, and four other second-run films are playing this weekend at Academy Theater.

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND

Coop breakfast (event):

Montavilla Coop is having their annual pancake fundraising breakfast!

Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 SE 80th Ave * 9 am – 1 pm * adult $10, child $5

Snack tour by bike (event):

Montavilla City Park, NE 82nd Ave & NE Glisan St * noon – 3 pm

Taste of Parkrose (event):

“The Taste of Parkrose is a day-long community festival in East Portland hosted by Historic Parkrose and Parkrose Hardware.”

There’s a fun run, food and beer tastings, live music, on-site tattooing, and circus performers.

Rossi Farms, 3839 Northeast 122nd Ave * 10 am – 4 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 23RD

This invitation came from Montavilla neighbor Louise Hoff:

“The whole block of 9200 SE Taylor Street is having a Yard Sale on Sunday June 23 from 9 on. We will also have a table on earthquake preparedness and neighborhood watch. The sale was an idea of a resident at last year’s block party on our street.

I am asking you to promote this as a great idea for other streets to do as another way to get to know your neighbors. In Amsterdam they allow a yard sale once a year (on the king’s birthday) and the whole city turns out, kids buy/sell toys, sports equipment, etc. I see this as a recycle, reuse, repurpose sustainability event.

Farmers 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

New artists show:

“The Creative Arc Art Collective is a group of artists & makers, some of whom have never shown or sold their work before, or are very new to doing it, while others are experienced at making art and marketing it. Work includes watercolors, oil paintings, prints, handmade pens, handcrafted soap, ceramic jewelry and home decor, weaving, small batch chocolate, greeting cards and more! Please join us for an afternoon of creativity and community.”

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St * 2 pm – 6 pm

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