Negotiation over Portland Police’s union contract— an agreement that critics say shield officers from real accountability— began this week.

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East Portland has been hit hardest by Portland spike in shootings. Willamette Week takes a closer look here.


Here are two opportunities to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr… including a way you can get involved.

MLK march:

Don’t Shoot PDX is hosting their annual Children’s March and are looking for volunteers to distribute flyers, provide rides, and many other crucial roles.

Learn more about how to participate here.

700 N. Rosa Parks Way * Mon., Jan. 18th * 11 am – 6:30 pm, march @ 1 pm


2010 MLK tribute:

Next week, The World Arts Foundation is hosting a tribute to MLK on Monday, January 18th. Watch on their YouTube channel here.

“Through a combination of archival footage and contemporary interviews, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ draws inspiration from Dr. King’s mission to ensure peace, social justice, civil rights, and human dignity for all.”

Mon., Jan. 18th * noon – 5 pm


According to the Montavilla News, a new thrift store opened up on January 7th.

The Arc Thrift Store (8304 SE Stark St.) will sell second-hand clothes and home goods— and also accept donations. The store is open Thursday through Sunday from

Arc of Multnomah-Clackamas, serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 10 am – 5 pm.


Vino Veritas is delivering wine and hosting live music… On Saturday is the Ross Garlow Duo.

7835 SE Stark St * 6:30 pm – 9 pm * donations accepted


Take care and enjoy your weekend!