Lots of cool goings on, so welcome to your weekend!

I miss digging into all the cool events happening in one neighborhood— but we are working on being able to have more reporters in more neighborhoods— so I suppose I can be patient as we grow.

There are still a few must-see East Portland events that I’ll keep bringing you. Find your big-money beer fests and touring shows in the mainstream news, we wanna bring you community-based DIY goodness.


It’s a long ways from East Portland, but St. Johns is an amazingly engaged community. We’ve been covering some stories out there lately, including this week’s plan by the St Johns Neighborhood Association to require an address to be a member. Unhoused advocates aren’t pleased, as Cory Elia reported from the SJNA December general meeting.


Get ready for Patricia Sanders next Montavilla Memories story about a massive snowstorm that shut down Portland in 1916. Her exhaustive research and endearing storytelling really takes you back. We’ll publish that story on Saturday, and until then you can read all of her stories here.


Into gaming? Dragon’s Keep is a new space for tabletop gamers to congregate in Montavilla. Watch the video to learn more and see how co-owner Rachel Anstad thinks gaming can help save the world.


Montavilla emergency shelter arts fair:

Get some cool handmade gifts and help raise money for some of Montavilla’s hard working volunteers. Portland relies on volunteers to run some of their emergency weather shelters, and this massive, critical effort to keep vulnerable neighbors out of the cold deserves all your love and support.

St Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave * 11 am – 3 pm


In need of some Christmas cheer? Check out the Christmas concert from the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra. The schedule is below:

G.F. Handel ​ – Arias from The Messiah (soloists TBA)

Leroy Anderson – Christmas Festival

​Holiday Favorites (TBD)

Sunnyside SDA Church, 10501 SE Market St * 4 pm * free, donations accepted


Enjoy your weekend!