By ANDREW WILKINS
Last night, at the protests for better policing and Black Lives Matter downtown, it seemed like there was a big win for Portlanders.
Folks got to gather and protest without being assaulted with gas and munitions. Police thanked folks for helping to stop mis-behavior— a task that protesters showed can be done without a militarized response.
Last night was the first night of protests since the recent handover from federal officials to Oregon State Police. Hopefully, this peaceful evening marks a shift in tactics to a more peaceful and proportional reaction from law enforcement officers at these protests.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST
According to East PDX News, volunteers with “Parkrose Stepping Up” is hosting a pop up pantry. It’s an opportunity for neighbors who need it to get food, pet food, and basic supplies for free.
There’s be live music at 1 p.m.
Contact Terry Murphy for more information, or to volunteer or donate goods: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkrose Hardware parking lot, 10625 NE Sandy Blvd. * noon – 4 pm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND
BLM daily events:
Would you like to find a way to show your support for better policing and Black Lives Matter?
There are many small-scale community actions that where you can participate. Many are family friendly.
Go to the PDX BLM events page for more info:
The Montavilla Farmers Market is every Sunday, learn more about their vendors for this week’s market here.
7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm
Lents International Farmers Market is also Sunday!
Learn more about the market here, including how to “double up” your SNAP benefits.
SE 92nd & Reedway, between Foster Rd & Harold St * 9 am – 2 pm