It’s been a rough year so far for a lot of folks— so how about we chill out a bit with some amazing animation from our talented Village Portland contributors?

Let’s start with some rainy-day musings from Michael B (@UrbanHumanBeing on Instagram):


More talk of rain, this time as a metaphor from your cartoon friends at Village Portland exclusive Life in the Village by Anne Cascadian (she’s just about ready to step into social media).


Jen Taft (jen3taft on Twitter) is another talented local creator who has stepped up to work with Village Portland.

Pandemic Duck has a lot to say about just about everything happening these days, so follow her to keep up.

All these creators are further proof that making art can help keep you from quacking up during hard times. ✌️ & ❤️


From September 10th through 30th, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art festival is happening in person and online:

Online & various locations * Sept. 10th – 30th

“In this year— our 25th— we need to talk, share, experience, process, and open our eyes to new possibilities— to the newly possible.”


A historical look back:

“The show consists of images of people, places and things no longer in our city. They’ve assembled 30+ new prints, including a large scale, wallpaper sized, 1956 service station tourist map of the city of Portland as it was then, and images ranging ‘from the magnificent to the mundane.'”

Read more about it in the Southeast Examiner here.

PushDot Gallery, 2505 SE 11th at Division St. * Sept. 4th – Oct. 30th


“The Vino Veritas Live Music is back! Every Friday, throughout the month of September, we will have live music on the patio from 7:30-9:30 pm!”

Vino Veritas, 7835 SE Stark St * 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. * free


As we found in our recent visit to the Lents International Market, farmers markets are wonderful opportunities to grow community and entrepreneurial ventures.

East PDX News published a story on the Montavilla Farmers Market recently, and found that they’ve been able to double the area of the market— making it easier to shop and social distance.

Read their story here.


Farmers markets:

It’s unclear if the markets will be cancelled again due to poor air quality— give it a look befoee heading out.

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