This weekend

It seems we traded smoke for rain, and somehow lost summertime weather in the bargain. But the fall is always beautiful here, and brings new opportunities…

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Apple tasting:

The excellent apple tasting event at Portland Nursery won’t be happening this year, but you can still visit to taste apples and get 99-cent deals! Learn more here.

9000 SE Division St * September & October

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Here’s a great, inspiring comic from Pandemic Duck:

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Housing help:

On a Facebook group, a helpful neighbor in Lents pointed out this opportunity for folks in that area about long-term housing.

The Portland Housing Bureau is offering a no-interest loans of up to $40,000 for repairs, and the Down Payment Assistance Loan is designed to help, “first-time homebuyers purchase a home in Portland’s Interstate Corridor and Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Areas.”

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH

Farm fest:

Zenger Farm is having their Harvest online this year. There’ll be two events: one early for the youth and another happy hour later on.

Learn about their work, participate in seed saving, make a healing syrup, and many more activities— all to celebrate their 20 years of service to the community!

Read more here.

Online * 11 am – noon & 4 pm – 5:30 pm

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As a positive counter to a Right wing rally planned for this weekend, Brown Hope and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon are raising money during “Black Joy Weekend” to give to Black identified Portlanders.

Read more here in the Portland Mercury, including how to participate.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

Farmers markets:

And just like every Sunday during season, East Portland’s excellent farmers markets are open:

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

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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

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Be safe out there and do your best to find your joy this weekend.

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