Welcome to Village Portland, neighborhood news & actions in East Portland.
We’re here to bridge the gap between news & civic participation… and to encourage folks get involved with their community and support their neighbors. There are a million voices fighting for your attention, but we want to help you connect with your village, your neighborhood… where your power to connect and make change is the strongest.
Support us and help promote your business or organization to your neighbors by having us tell your story.
We’re most excited about the Village Portland @ Montavilla site. It has the space for more in-depth stories, as well as a neighborhood directory where neighbors can find and learn the story of local businesses and organizations. Explore your Village with DuckDuckGo, the search company that respects your privacy (at the DuckDuckGo link, for repeated searches leave site:https://villageportland.com/ in the search box).
Read more about how to get involved and promote your business or organization below, or you’re an organizer or writer interested in bringing a Village Portland to your neighborhood, contact Andrew Wilkins, Publisher & Editor:
Business owners invest so much time, energy, and money for the chance to build a business that reflects their values and serves their customers in a unique way. Many neighbors want to support businesses that share their values, and we want to help owners tell this story.
We can help tell your story by putting together the best mix of video, photographs, and words that will tell your neighbors who you are, why you do what you do, and why they should support what you’re doing.
The following video about Montavilla’s Fressen Artisan Bakery and Cafe is an excellent example of how a neighbor is sharing their culture and love of its food to create a gathering place for the community.
Also, take a look at the story of Montavilla Mini Farm, a neighbor who sells produce from her side yard garden. The full story is here, and you can watch the video below.
Here are a few more of the stores about the community and volunteerism that makes East Portland a great place to live:
Life’s a little different in East Portland. Meet some of the activist and artists working in their community through a mural by local artist Alex Chui:
The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, it feels like the great American small town parade and the best of 82nd Avenue:
Volunteers work year-round and raise about $30,000 to put on the PDX Adult Soapbox Derby, an amazing mix of DIY engineering, art, and racing in Mt. Tabor Park:
Feedback and questions are most definitely appreciated. Thanks for reading, and taking an interest in Village Portland!