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…


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


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


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.”


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


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.


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


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


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