This weekend

Thanks everyone, we hit our fundraising goal in less than three days! It’s not always easy to ask for support, but we are grateful folks stepped up to support our campaign to purchase new video equipment.

Donations are still coming in, and all that we’ve been given over the goal will go towards funding our writers and creators in their work. You can see the campaign— and donate if you’d like— right here.

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The future of the Wapato Jail facility has been a controversial topic for years here in Portland. Could it be a destination for unhoused people in need of treatment, mental health services, and job training? Its owner Jordan Schnitzer thinks so.

The doors were opened this week, and for those who couldn’t make it we filmed the tour. Watch the video below.

There’s been a lot of criticism and push back against the idea, but as is always said about the broader issue— it’s complicated. But I hope a look inside Wapato can offer some additional food for thought on its fate.

The most recent update to the saga which brought federal housing officials to the facility is reported by OPB here.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

Winter makers craft fair (event):

For the next three Saturdays (12/7, 12/14, 12/21) visit Portland Mercado:

“Come and support local community craft vendors, and enjoy culture food, drinks, music, and live performances. All are welcome to join us to celebrate the holiday season!”

This Saturday, get your photograph taken with Santa to benefit the Foster Powell Neighborhood Association.

Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd * 11 am – 2 pm

Family theatre:

“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 Shoemakers Elves”

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Free winter concert:

It’s Portland Metro Concert Band‘s free winter concert.

Howard F Horner Performing Arts Center at David Douglas HS, 1400 SE 130th Ave * 3 pm – 5 pm * free

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Enjoy your weekend!

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