From your friends at Life in the Village


It’s a bigger city than some know… and it’s easy to find ignore problems in neighborhood some have only seen on a map.

There’s been a plague of gun violence in East Portland, and in this East PDX News article, a closer look is taken at several of the most recent incidents.


Like I said before, it’s great to connect with a new media creator, but it’s next level to meet an editor that brings a team of brilliant folks with them.

That’s the situation with Rose City Residential— a group of “ragtag team of local journalists, academics, and urban policy nerds who want to redefine what makes a home here in Portland for those who have been historically underrepresented, including low-income renters, queer folks, people of color, and the Black community.”

The inaugural article was from Julianna Robidoux, the group’s organizer. It’s about her story, and what brought her to tackle this difficult issue. Read it here.


Though the election is on everyone’s minds, it is past time for folks to mail your ballots. You can also get a ballot printed, even on election day. Learn more here.

But you can walk it in… all libraries are a safe ballot drop-off spot.

And speaking of elections, this is just in from Jen Travis and Pandemic Duck News….

She’s super prolific and political, but here’s one that we can all get behind. Do right by your voters, or you’ll be sent home.

Viva la revolution… at the ballot box. 🗳

She set up this peace symbol of candles in front of Portland City Hall for folks to take home. Gotta love her creative activism. Follow her @jen3taft on Twitter.



Happy Halloween everyone!

Here’s a family-friendly parade in Roseway:


Halloween bike ride with the folks from Bike Portland:


It’s a ways from East Portland, but Sunday is the last St. Johns Farmers Market of the season! Organizer say costumes aren’t required, but encouraged!

From Village Portland @ St. Johns, here’s a tour of their market we recorded recently:


Live jazz:

“… with the Jake Khawaja Trio.”

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


Farmers markets:

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

This fine farmers market has just announced that it would be open year round!

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