More upgrades are coming to 82nd Avenue. On Wednesday, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty included an amendment in the City’s $5.7 billion budget that would move $450,000 from the general fund to safety improvements. Read more about the process at the OPB story here.


Clean up planned

A group of East Portland neighbors gathered recently to clean up the I-205 multi-use path. Read more at East PDX News.

On June 25 and 26 SOLVE is hosting a citywide clean-up called Pick It Up, Portland!

Learn more about the project and sign up at SOLVE’s website here.



Live music

Don’t forget live music is back at places like Eastside Grill (shows Friday and Saturday) and Vino Veritas (they have live music Saturday and Sunday this week). Vino Veritas’ events are outside, and you can learn more about Eastside’s pandemic precautions at their Facebook site here.

If there’s a hair metal revival happening, somebody please let me know. Sin Circus will be playing live!

Eastside Grill, 2530 NE 82nd Ave. * 7:30 pm – 11 pm * $10



Solve clean up

There’s a two-hour cleanup from 82nd Ave Cleanup from Division to Woodstock as well as what’s planned for next weekend. Register here.

Baxter Auto Parts parking lot, 4552 SE 82nd Ave. * 10 a.m. – noon


Juneteenth online

Juneteenth Freedom Day 2021

The Multnomah County Library is hosting a Juneteenth event online! With music, history, gardening, and activities, this is a great way to celebrate and reflect. Learn more and join in here.

“In this culturally rich space, learn about the history of Juneteenth. There will also be live presentations on healthy eating, COVID-19 related information, and more!”

online * 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Recycling day

“This year the Montavilla Neighborhood Association will host a recycle day for scrap metal and styrofoam.” “please reference the handouts on the website for acceptable material. We are asking for a $5 donation when dropping off items. Thanks for recycling and supporting the neighborhood.”

9204 SE Hawthorne Blvd. * 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. * $5 donation



Farmers markets

It’s not officially summer yet, but two great farmers markets are going strong: the Lents International Market and the Montavilla Farmers Market.

Montavilla Farmers Market, 7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm

Lents International Farmers Market, SE 92nd & Reedway, between Foster Rd & Harold St 9 am – 2 pm


Grow your own mini-salad

Green Lents is hosting an event that will help you build your own mini-garden! Sign up here.

“Please join us for an enjoyable and simple project – planting a bowl of salad greens or herbs in a container to grow at home. Growing your own salad greens and herbs is economical and nutritious. It is also fun!”

Malden Court Community Orchard, 7677 SE 87th Ave * register for time * free