Happy holidays everyone!

We visited a training for the Montavilla Emergency Warming Shelter this week. They in need of supplies and volunteers, if you’d like to learn more about the training, here’s our story.


If you heard me and Cory Elia on KBOO this morning talking with Paul, and Sara and Jonathan from Portland Assembly (hear the show here), here are the two videos referenced.

Expect a look at a new Stop the Sweeps campaign and a story about how neighbors can file requests for public records. We all need to demand accountability and transparency from our public servants!


And if you haven’t made it to The Grotto for their Christmas lights and music, it’s well-worth a visit. The music schedule is here, and I can only imagine the organizing effort it took to schedule so many choirs.

The Grotto is closed Christmas Day.

The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore St * 5 pm – 9:30 pm * general admission – $12.50; senior (65+) / military: $11.50; children (3-12) – $6.50


Photos with Santa:

Santa Claus is coming to DB Dessert Company on Glisan! Bring your own camera and come ready for cupcakes!

6824 NE Glisan St * 11 am – 1 pm * free


Montavilla holiday market (event):

Along with great food choices and last-minute holiday gifts, there’ll also be holiday music:

“The all ages, Montavilla Community Choir, led by Audrey Voon, will be caroling at the market at 12 PM.”

7700 SE Stark * 10 am – 2 pm


Have a great weekend… and may your holidays be merry and bright!