By ANDREW WILKINS
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It’s become a point of controversy in Lents, some seeing it as a do-it-yourself benefit for youth in a community often-ignored by City Hall, while others as an effort simply to deter campers.
But either way, the skatepark called Feral Cat Cove is being built and enjoyed by Lents youth near 100th Avenue and Duke Street. Portland Parks & Recreation officials told KOIN “safety is their top priority” and no decision has been made about the park. Some neighbors are rallying at noon on Saturday, June 19 to show their support for the skatepark.
You can see what KOIN 6 has to say about it in the story below, and if you want donate to help them complete the skatepark here.
FRIDAY, JUNE 18
Live rock music on 82nd Avenue with: TangenT with Moonlit Madness and Skulburger.
The Facebook event is here.
Eastside Bar & Grill, 2530 NE 82nd Ave. * 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. * free
SATURDAY, JUNE 19
It’s now an official holiday in Oregon, and the neighbors in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association are throwing a Junteenth celebration. It all begins at noon with a car wash benefiting Black Santa, and then at 3 p.m. the party continues with a DJ, food, games for the kids, and a spades tournament.
As precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers ask you to social distance and wear a mask.
14410 SE Ellis St. * noon – 7 p.m. * free
Juneteenth & Black businesses
This weekend, the Foster Area Business Association is promoting Black-owned businesses along SE Foster Boulevard.
Visit fosterarea.com for more information and you can also enter to win a gift certificates.
SUNDAY, JUNE 20
“Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM) is the only one in Portland with an intentional international focus. LIFM provides fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate produce to the diverse community of Lents neighbors. Founded in 2006 by a community volunteers and then run by Zenger Farm, it is an important sales outlet for immigrant and new farmers, and new small food business owners too.”
The market’s website is here.
SE 92nd Ave and Reedway St * 9 am – 2 pm
The Montavilla Farmers Market is every Sunday, learn more about the market here.