By ANDREW WILKINS
Montavilla co-op storefront?
Reps from Montavilla Food Co-op board have been in contact with brokers from the former Taylor Court Grocery— and they said there are possibilities the co-op could take over the space.
They’re hosting a Zoom board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3rd where the issue will be discussed. The meeting link is here.
The co-op has been building support to open a storefront for years, and a recent death of one of the owners forced the neighborhood grocery to close.
“East Portland Collective is hosting a FREE art camp for kids living in the Lents neighborhood next week for ages 5 and up.”
The camp is free for youth living in Lents. For more information and registration, go here.
Woody Guthrie Place, 5800 SE 91st Ave * Aug. 2 – 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Have a home for the Montavilla free food fridge? More info here. They’re looking to move it soon.
SATURDAY, JULY 31ST
Live music in the park
Free Summer “Picnic in the Park Concerts” at Rose City Park features LaRhonda Steele.
“LaRhonda Steele began her musical journey in Jones, Oklahoma at age 13, singing her first solo in church one Sunday morning. The journey brought her to Portland, Oregon and continues to be an amazing legacy of musical experiences for which she is ever Awed and Grateful.“
NE 62nd Ave. and NE Tillamook St. * 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. * free
“Portland Opera will bring their cart to the Cartlandia food carts to present a performance by several artists singing a variety of shorter pieces, not a full opera. This is amazing opportunity to hear these incredible singers, including Antonia Tamer, Soprano, up close.”
Opera a la Cart— the opera’s program that brings its music out to the community— has its schedule here.
Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * noon – 2p.m. * free
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1ST
The Mt. Tabor Urban Nature Series is back for Sundays in August! Organized by Friends of Mt. Tabor Park, the walking series looks at the history and ecology of the park.
Learn more and register here.
This week’s topic is “History of Mt Tabor Reservoirs and Portland’s Water Supply”, and will be led by Hap Pritchard. All of the events start from the park’s Visitors Center parking lot.
SE Salmon Way & SE Park Drive * 2 – 4 p.m. * free
“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.