This weekend

The Beets building where Pegasus Project is located on Stark was sold in June. The owner took the opportunity to diss the City’s commitment to artist in this Willamette Week article.

Probably due to its owner, the art space gets a lot of grief from neighbors. But Pegasus Project hosted a clothing drive last weekend, as well as a Montavilla Street Fair afterparty with DJs, dancing, and swimming in their pool. Nearly every time I pop through something cool is going on.

I don’t think it’s surprising that a place like that could survive very long in a growing city, but it’s definitely been a hub for some beautiful moments.

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Village Portland reporter Cory Elia wrote an interesting piece this week about his experience helping with the Point in Time homeless count that was released recently. Read it here

Lesley McLam, another Village Portland reporter took a closer look at what’s left after a homeless camp sweep. Read that on Village Portland @ St Johns here

The City claims there’s a process to make sure former camps are cleaned up after a sweep… have you found the site of former camps to been fully cleaned?

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I’ts out of the neighborhood, but what’s been known the Foster shelter is having an event to celebrate its opening on Monday, August 12th (6 pm – 7:30 pm). 

The Laurelwood Center (6144 SE Foster Rd) will serve those who “identify as female and couples, with priority access for people 55 and over, those with disabilities, and veterans.”

For more info and who’ll be there, visit the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association site

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH

Whitenoise Project 21 (event):

“The Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader is a collection of a multiplicity of beautiful voices from the Philippine diaspora exploring visions we carry for our dynamic, intersectional communities in this historical moment. “

Part of the APANO Arts & Media Project (AMP) Summer Series.

Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave * 7 pm – 9 pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH

Community art:

“A mandala is a sacred spiritual symbol representing the universe. In this program, we’ll talk about mandalas as they appear in nature, and then create our own mandala projects using a variety of art supplies.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 2 pm – 3:30 pm

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH

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

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