It’s a key role with Village Portland, and we’re putting out the call to you, our readers, as well as the broader community.

Neighbors and supporters have been willing to step up and donate when we ask, but how do we establish a more stable revenue base? How do we let our local businesses and organizations support our work and help us grow.

Read more about what we’re looking for from our Director of Sales and Marketing in our ad on Indeed.

And as always, thanks for your work and support!


Proposed 205 tolling:

Responses due Wednesday, September 16, Oregon Department of Transportation is asking for neighbors’ input on tolling for I-205 between Stafford Road and OR 213. Take the survey, and read more about the issue at the Southeast Examiner‘s website here.

The reason given by ODOT is to raise revenue and improve travel reliability.

Much of Parklane Park in East Portland‘s Centennial neighborhood— 20 of its 25 acre size— has never been developed. But earlier this month, the City’s plan for its new features was revealed.

Read more about it here, in East PDX News.


Summer fun:



Multnomah County Library‘s storytime events have moved on line!

Spanish, Drag Queen, Black, Chinese, and Vietnamese storytimes can all be found here.


They’ve nearly reached their goal, but Brentwood-Darlington’s Cartlandia is raising money for multiple carts that were recently vandalized. Donate here.


Buy new vinyl:

Happy Record Store Day! It’s somewhat of a tradition, and you can check out two shops in East Portland!

Jump Jump Records (7005 NE Prescott St) say they are “Providing the world with records since 1990. Drop in any time, just knock”.

Crossroads Record (8112 SE Foster Rd) has over 50 consignment sellers— so expect some deep cuts.

Check out their website here, but it’s a fast-rotating inventory so you have to go flip through yourself.


It’s one of the best things about Sunday and summer— the farmers markets!

Farmers markets: 

The Montavilla Farmers Market is every Sunday during its season. You can learn more about their vendors here.

7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm


Lents International Farmers Market is open Sunday as well. .

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


Enjoy your weekend, and happy summer!