East Portland town hall

On Monday, July 12th, Portland Commissioner Mingus Mapps will be holding his second town hall, with East Portland being the focus. It is open to all Portlanders.

You can register for the online event here.


Streamer producer gig

Do you have experience as an online streamer or online producer? Do you know the ins and outs of the software (OBS, most likely), editing, building an audience? The best platform (YouTube, Twitch?) to use?

If you do, or know someone who is talented, we’re looking for help with a weekly online news and opinions show.

It’s an exciting step forward, and there will definitely be more to share once we find the right person to help us get it off the ground.

If you think you’d be a good fit for the freelance / per-episode gig, email me at and tell me how you’re qualified.



Street pianos

As of July 5th, Portland’s public pianos have been deployed!

It’s put on by a non-profit called Piano. Press. Play., and an opportunity to bring more music to the public.

Two are located in the East Portland area. An interactive map is featured on their website, you can also learn more about their work there.



Bike fun

Pedalpalooza has been expanded to the entire summer, so don’t forget to keep an eye out for fun rides. Its calendar is here.

Here’s one starting near Mt. Tabor that looks fun:

“Puro Pinche Pari! This is a ride to be wild, loud, and a party animal! … Bring drinks and snacks, we will also have a store stop to stock up to sustain the PPP!”

Mt. Tabor Community Garden, 6001 – 6399 SE Lincoln St. * 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.



Family farm day

“The Children’s Garden and Nature Playground will be open for planting, playing and visiting the chickens. We’ll also teach you how to play Creature Feature (a fun nature critter activity) and we’ll be making some fir cone buddies to take home.”

Lunch will be served. You can register at Zenger’s website here.

Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Rd. * 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. * sliding scale, $5 – $100 per group



Farmers markets

East Portland has two excellent options for farmers markets. Support local agriculture and also those folks making delicious value-added products locally.

Lents International Market, SE 92nd Ave and Reedway St * 9 am – 2 pm


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


Have a great weekend!