This week, the Oregonian wrote about the City’s plan to, as the story says, gut the powers of the neighborhood associations.

So what actual changes are coming? Details aren’t clear, but you can follow the project’s process here.


Life in early 1900s Montavilla wasn’t as safe as it is now— and the rowdy celebrations surrounding Independence Day back then weren’t an exception.

In this “Montavilla Memories” article, Patricia Sanders takes a look at how people celebrated back then, and how they also faced the question of reigning in big business’ influence on American life.


Friday night, two Saturday, one on Sunday— there are Portland Picklesgames all weekend! The games are down in Lents, but it’s a team all of East Portland should get behind. The schedule is here.

Walker Stadium, 4727 SE 92nd Ave * $5 – $13

Montavilla movies:

“All is True”, “Shaft” with Samuel L. Jackson, “Back to the Future”, and four other second run films are showing this weekend at Academy.

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


Movies in the park (event):

“Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2017) PG, in Arabic with English subtitles. With pre-movie entertainment by Georgina Band(classic Iraqi rhythmic music). 

Floyd Light Park, SE 111th Ave & Holgate Blvd * 6:30 pm music, movie at dusk * free 

Live music at Eastside Bar & Grill (event):

Cherrybomb13, TarVaN and guests.

Eastside Bar & Grill, 2530 NE 82nd Ave * 8 pm * $5


There’s a new farmers market opening at the Dharma Rain Zen Center on 82nd Ave. The Rocky Butte Farmers Market is looking for supporters, producers, and volunteers for their pop up market on Sunday, July 13th.

You can check out their Facebook page here too. They’re raising money through crowd funding the pop up, and have raised $960 of their $2,000 goal. You can donate here.

Let’s rally behind a group supporting East Portland farmers and bringing fresh fruits and vegis to neighbors!

Farmers market:

For the full list of producers and things happening at the market, go here.

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

Vino Veritas Sunday Jazz / All Day Happy Hour:

“Come enjoy live jazz Sunday afternoon along with all day Happy Hour. A wonderful way to wind down the week.”

Vino Veritas, * 5 pm – 7 pm * free

APANO panel discussion (event):

“‘Pending Approval: Now and Tomorrow for Korean Adoptees’ Focusing on Korean adoption through a historical lens, this pair of events support this year’s AMP theme: “Passages.” This second event, “Now and Tomorrow for Korean Adoptees,” will focus on the adult adoptee experience and cover themes such as identity, returning to Korea, birth searches, and parenting.”

Orchards of 82nd, 8118 SE Division St * 3 pm – 5 pm

This event is part of APANO’s Art + Media Project Summer Series. The flyer for all the events is below.