This weekend

FRIDAY

Live music with Michelle Alany and the Mystics:

Journey through exotic lands with this fiddle-driven caravan of Klezmer, Balkan, Sephardic & original soul music all spiced up with a Texas twist. With her captivating band, Michelle Alany brings fresh interpretations of ancient melodies, hypnotic strings and wild improvisation with her energizing soulful music. Hot off a tour in Spain, bandleader, violinist & vocalist Michelle Alany is a dynamic performer & ambassador of world folk traditions, specializing in Sephardic, Mediterranean & Eastern music.”  
The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am 
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Zenger Farm Hoedown:

“Hoedown is Zenger Farm’s festive celebration at the height of summer! This event brings guests together to eat, dance, drink and play, while also helping Zenger promote access to good food for all.  Your ticket includes dinner, a drink ticket for ages 21+ and fun activities for the whole family.” 

There’ll be four bands, farm games, ice cream, and adult beverages. Buy tickets here.

Zenger Farm, * $25 general admission, $15 for youth, free for kids 5 and under * 4 pm – 9 pm 

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“It’s a Block Party! Grab your painting clothes and lawn chairs and join us to bring a little more art and fun to the Parkrose Community! We’ll be painting a street mural in the intersection of NE 109th and Skidmore between 10 am and 2 pm, but the streets will be closed from 7 am to 5 pm. When you’re not painting, feel free to enjoy the car-free streets with your family. Bring a game or a food item to share if you wish. Last Call Delivery Boyz, owned by a Parkrose resident, will be serving food around noon.”

Special thank you to Parkrose Hardware, Historic Parkrose and everyone who has contributed to making this event happen! Donations are accepted here.

NE 109th Ave and NE Skidmore St * 10 am – 2 pm

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Portland Slavic Festival is this weekend. There’s not a lot of information on their site, but there’s a lot of great photographs.

Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Ave * 9 am – 10 pm 

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“An experiential holistic event sharing information based on the wisdom of the ancients that will improve your health and strengthen your immune system!

Learn how to find and self-massage the most commonly applied pressure points in the Traditional Chinese Medicine system for everyday care and optimal health

Teach yourself how to massage and trigger these pressure points using essential oils”

Register here.

SUNDAY

Every Sunday during the growing season the Montavilla Farmers Market is on. Here’s the vendor roster for this week!

7700 block of SE Stark St * 10 am – 2 pm 

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Happy hour jazz at Vino Veritas:

Come enjoy live jazz Sunday afternoon along with all day Happy Hour. A wonderful way to wind down the week.

7835 SE Stark St * 5 pm – 7 pm 

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“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”, and four other great second-run films at Academy Theater.

7818 SE Stark St * show times *  $4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors

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Enjoy your weekend!

This weekend

Here’s an interesting editorial on the changes happening at Office of Neighborhood Involvement. In it the publisher of the NW Examiner questions the office’s lack of pubic process in its shift of mission and re-branding.

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There was another cougar spotted near 118th Ave & Division St this week. Authorities are telling people to keep pets inside.

FRIDAY

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Portland Pickles games are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. See the schedule and buy tickets here.

Walker Stadium, 4727 SE 92nd Ave * $5 – $13

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“A mix of Irish favorites and mellow rock originals” with The Bathtub Toasters.
The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

SATURDAY

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“Summer’s here, and the heat has us missing home! The Mercado’s Caribbean crew (Que Bola Cuban KitchenMathilde’s Kitchen- Haitian Cuisine, Puerto Rico – El Coquí, and Que Bacano, Sabor Colombiano) are bringing us the fiesta and sharing a bit of that island culture in PDX. Join us as we keep the party going and continue to celebrate Latinidad in all its forms!

July 14th from 2 pm – 7 pm for a Caribbean celebration with food, drinks, live music, kids activities, community and culture! All ages. All backgrounds.” 

Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd * 2 pm – 8 pm 

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Foster Tasting Tour:

“A Family friendly Tasting Tour that coincides with Second Saturday! Come out for tastes of everything from booze to board games.

Start out at any of the participating businesses,pick up your passport book and start tasting! Each participating business will have a special that day for a stamp (sticker) in your book. Collect as many stickers as you can and hand it into one of the hosts to be entered into the contest to win awesome prizes!”

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Outdoor Movie in Glenhaven Park – Tonight, starting about 6:30 p.m. it’s a “Movie in the Park” event. The evening starts off with music by the Beatles cover band All Together Now. Then, at dusk, they’ll be showing Star Wars: The Last Jedi on their big outdoor screen, with stereo sound. Bring a blanket or low beach chairs, a picnic dinner, and warmer clothing for when the sun goes down. This event is located at Glenhaven Park, 7900 NE Siskiyou Street Concert.

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Garden and cooking party with community chef Van Duong:

“Join us for a beautiful day in our new International Kitchen Garden! We will be tending to the garden, sharing knowledge about urban gardening, and harvesting food. Then Chef Van will lead us in preparing a lunch menu highlighting the garden’s summer harvest. Any harvested food that is not used will be for folx to take home to recreate the recipe! Children are welcome to attend alongside their adult. No one ever turned away for lack of funds.”

Registration: Space is limited. If you would like to attend, please email prairie@zengerfarm.org or click here to register.

Zenger Farms, 11741 SE Foster Rd * 10 am – 1:30 pm * pay-what-you-can, suggestion of $5 – $15 per group

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“Join us for the third annual Oregon Walkways (event), a pedestrian-focused open-streets event celebrating Portland communities… this year in the Rosewood Neighborhood! 

We’re working with The Rosewood Initiative to create a comfortable walking environment and a fun day of games, prizes, food, art, music, outdoor activities, and much more!”

SE 162nd between Stark & Main St, and SE Main between 162nd & Market Ct * 11 am – 4 pm 

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Farm Out: a farm to table celebration:

“The city’s top chefs will give demonstrations on everything from pasta to pie to barbecue while you taste, sip, and participate!”

Vegetarian options are available.

Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Ave * Sat & Sun, 11 am – 3 pm * $45 – $200 

SUNDAY

Early cherries, strawberries, and plenty of other goodness at Montavilla Farmers Market. Quail eggs, hot sauce, honey, kombucha, and plenty of fruits and vegis are on this week’s market highlights here.

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

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Archives Roadshow

“We are taking the archives on the road and traveling to neighborhood libraries. Drop by and learn what you can find in the City’s collections and how you can do your own research. City archivists are ready to answer questions and get you started on your research projects. Even if you don’t have any specific questions, stop by to look at historic photos from the surrounding neighborhoods.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 3 pm

This weekend

It’s a bit outside Montavilla, but Baerlic Beer Hall Halsey (6035 NE Halsey) is a great addition to the neighborhood. Read more about them on New School Beer here.

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Until July 20th, Oregon Department of Transportation is accepting comments on “congestion pricing” / tolling on I-5 and I-205. Make your comment here.

FRIDAY

The Montavilla Mini Farm is open from 1 pm to 7 pm today! Visit their page or just go by to see what’s available.

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Portland Pickles! There are games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. See the schedule and buy tickets here.

Walker Stadium, 4727 SE 92nd Ave * $5 – $13

SATURDAY

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“The Lents Garage Sale is a neighborhood-wide event made up of garage or yard sales all over the Lents neighborhood.

Visit 25 sale locations throughout the day while exploring neighborhood projects and local businesses that make Lents unique in between. Locations are available on the Sale Map, in online or printed format. While visiting sales, play Bingo and enter to win prizes.”

Garage sale locations on their online sale map * 9 am – 4 pm

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Opera a la Cart:

“Portland Opera brings their own cart and performers to Cartlandia for the inaugural summer performance. FREE Family-Friendly 2 hour performance only. Enjoy music and food from the carts.”
8145 SE 82nd Ave * noon – 2 pm 
Artists Milepost presents a workshop: How to Get Your Book Published.
8155 NE Oregon St * noon – 2 pm * ???
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New Dew is a three-piece R&B/ Funk ensemble that originated in Portland OR in 2016. New Dew keeps things fresh, innovative, and exciting. Bringing a new style of music unlike any we’ve seen before. Their sets are improvised and pieced together by the energy of the venue, their listeners, and the atmosphere around them.” 
The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am * free 

SUNDAY

The Montavilla Farmers Market is in full swing for the season… For a list of what’s available, go here.

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

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Sunday Jazz & all day happy hour @ Vino Veritas:

“Come enjoy live jazz Sunday afternoon along with all day Happy Hour. A wonderful way to wind down the week.”

7835 SE Stark St * 5 pm – 7 pm * free 

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Enjoy your weekend!

This weekend

Roofs & Resources, a housing and houseless forum is Saturday and more details are below. For the panel, organizers have invited the currently and formerly houseless, local service providers, community advocates, and neighbors.

There was concern from some neighbors when John Rotter, public safety chair for the Montavilla Neighborhood Association announced there was talks with the City about starting a managed houseless camp in the neighborhood. He said there’d be more information on the plan at the forum.

I reached out to Rotter and Olivia Alsept-Ellis, forum organizer, to get some clarity. Until after the board meeting, Alsept-Ellis said she hadn’t heard about the possibility of a camp for the neighborhood, but it is a topic panel members have experience with and would be open to discuss.

Managed camps can be a marvelous model, she said, but it takes a lot of planning and community building— adding that the forum isn’t about what she thinks. The forum is about assembling experts to discuss a variety of topics related to the topic.

MNA members also said Rotter’s announcement at the meeting was the first time they’d heard anything about starting a managed camp in the neighborhood, and that the board hasn’t given any official support to the project. Alsept-Ellis said board members work on a lot of different projects, so sometimes misunderstandings happen. I reached out to Rotter to learn more about the potential for a managed camp, but didn’t hear back from him. Watch the video of Rotter’s announcement here.

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Portland Pickles! There are two games Friday, and a game on Saturday and Sunday. The schedule and tickets are here.

Walker Stadium, 4727 SE 92nd Ave * $5 – $13

FRIDAY

HiHat Matt and the Swing Set is a showcase of three featured acts:

The Colin Trio
Jake William Capistran
Mick Schafer

O’Neal Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 9:30 pm – 1 am * free 

SATURDAY

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Roofs & Resources – a Montavilla Neighborhood Association forum on housing and homelessness:
“This is a chance for us to discuss as a community on how to take care of each other and the barriers that stand in the way. Please join Montavilla Neighborhood Association (event) to add your voice. A real community dialogue about houselessness and housing – speaking to both the experiences in Montavilla as well the city-wide crisis we find ourselves in. For the panel, they have invited the currently and formerly houseless, local service providers, community advocates, and neighbors.
 
IRCO Community Center, 10323 NE Glisan St * 10 am – 5 pm 
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Black Storytime with Food: Sharing Nutrition Knowledge:

“Come join us for an exciting storytime featuring themes of food growth and preparation, and nutrition-related activities. We will read fun picture books and participate in a nutrition activity together.

We will be joined by a nutrition educator as a representative of OSU Extension Service SNAP-Ed program.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * noon – 1 pm

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It’s a ways down in Lents, but a great example of a community project, and fun to know is happening.

“Lents community members are coming together to paint an intersection mural and have a block party… 

Organizers will provide all the necessary supplies, but feel free to bring your own brushes, rollers, pans, cardboard to sit on, and food/drink to share.

All ages and all skill levels are welcome!

They are still looking for people to help with the chalking/outline.  For more information, visit the Facebook event page.”

SE 84th Avenue & Schiller St * 10 am – 5 pm 

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Free life coaching workshop for life transition divorce / mid-life / library (event):

“Free workshop to educate people on the value of life coaching. How to move forward and build a new life after divorce or any life transition.” 

Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St * 1 pm – 2:30 pm 

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SUNDAY

The growing season is “exploding”, according to the Montavilla Farmers Market folks. For more information on what’s available, go here.

 

This weekend

The Lents Neighborhood Association‘s June general meeting will focus on immigrant support. It’s not in Montavilla specifically, but area state representatives and immigration law experts will be presents to discuss their efforts and how neighbors can help. One of the main goals of Village Portland is to share efforts across neighborhood boundaries, so I figured people would want to know.

For more information on the meeting, go here. There’s also a community appreciation dinner before the meeting.

Lents Community Center, SE Woodstock Street * 7 pm meeting, dinner 6:30 pm 

FRIDAY

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“Ring the bell and cross over into a mysterious faerie world this summer solstice! Magic awaits those mortals brave enough to dance with the faeries.

Enjoy this immersive ALL AGES theatre experience in the beautiful backyard at Taborspace!

Tickets are only sold in ADVANCE! Please go to www.joyandwondertheatre.com/shows/

Taborspace, * Fri – Sun * $15 – $20

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Newport Nightingales is a three part harmony group ala Boswell Sisters that aspires to create an authentic sound that transports you back to the 1930’s and keeps you swinging on the dance floor.”
The O’Neal Public House * 9:30 pm – 1 am * free
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SATURDAY

The fifth annual Taste of Parkrose: There’s be a fun run from Rossi Farms through the new Luuwit View Park; food samples, beer tent, music stage, kids play area, local vendors, and more!

Still need convincing? Check out this sweet video with an animated barn, aerial drone footage, and EDM from last year:

Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Ave * 10 am – 4 pm 

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Re-Imagining Home: A South Asian Youth Panel:

“Through Visual Art, Spoken Word, Mini-Performances, and conversations, a diverse panel of local South Asian youth will unpack the nuances of their lives as recent immigrants to America. Come, learn, and engage with their experiences and journeys.

This event is part of the Collins Gallery exhibition at Central Library and the South Asian Arts Festival happening March 8th – 11th.”

Midland Library * 2:30 pm – 4 pm 

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Live music with The Boondock Boys (“classic rock, southern rock, and blues”).

The Blue Room Bar, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm – 11 pm 

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SUNDAY

The summer vegetables are starting to show up at the market… for more information on what’s available, go here.

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

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Enjoy your weekend!

This weekend

There was a Montavilla Neighborhood Association on June 11. There was discussion of street murals, emergency preparedness, and also a plan to have sanctioned houseless camps in Montavilla. For the meeting summary and video, go here.

Other Montavilla neighbors have expressed concern about the sanctioned homeless camp plan, and started a petition (here) to oppose the plan. It’ll be modeled after a Seattle program. Assistance in helping with the sanction camp program has been requested, for more information contact John Rotter, MNA public safety chair. (john.rotter [at] montavillapdx.org)

We’d also like to welcome Maria Jayne, a reporter who’s stepped up to help with stories and organizing! She wrote this month’s meeting summary.

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A proposed recycling center in Lents is drawing concerns from neighbors.

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This week, the Portland City Council authorized an agreement to accept $2 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation for the design and construction of the Seventies Neighborhood Greenway. It will run north to south, just east of 82nd Ave.

And if you’re fired up about cycling, there are dozens of themed rides this weekend and throughout the month with Pedalpalooza!

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FRIDAY

As of Thursday, Academy Theater is back open after a fire earlier this month!

An excellent slate of second-run films are playing now, including “Lu Over the Wall”, both “Back to the Future” films, “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Black Panther”, and several other great films.

7818 SE Stark St * show times *  $4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors
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“This June the Whitenoise project for our second event in the De-Canon Residency and Pop Up Library is excited to host powerhouse out of town poets Sokunthary Svay, Do Ngyuen Mai and Hari Alluri as they visit our fair city, as well as local favorite Armin Tolentino!
The Whitenoise Project is a reading and discussion series aiming to center voices from underrepresented communities (PoC, Queer, Femme, WoC and people with disabilities), and is supported by a Jade-Midway Placemaking Grant from APANO.”  
Milepost 5, 8155 NE 81st Ave * 7 pm – 9 pm
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SATURDAY

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Paint the Town Green! is sponsored by SOLVE (originally Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) and it’s bringing together several Southeast / East Portland neighborhoods to pick up trash and paint over graffiti along 82nd Ave on June 16th.

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood

Foster-Powell Neighborhood

Lents Neighborhood

Mt. Scott- Arleta Neighborhood

Richmond (Division and Hawthorne) Neighborhood

For more information on the program, go here or choose your neighborhood above.

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The beautiful game; the world’s game… Portland Mercado is showing World Cup games. For more details and a specific schedule, visit their Facebook page.

Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd * all weekend

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“The Midway Business Association is sponsoring a new family-friendly event to celebrate community, business and nature in East Portland at Powell Butte (161st and SE Powell) on Saturday, June 16th from 8 am – Noon. Activities include a scavenger hunt, service project, bird watching tour, wildlife rescue exhibit featuring raptors (falcons and owls), disc golf demonstration, presentations from local businesses and a raffle to benefit area non-profits.”
Powell Butte Nature Park, 16160 SE Powell Blvd * 8 am – noon 
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Live music at Cartlandia:
“It’s the Capacitors’ maiden voyage! Wear your dancin’ shoes and please tip your bartender.”
Blue Room Bar @ Cartlandia * 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm -11 pm
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SUNDAY

Early cherries, strawberries, and plenty of other goodness at Montavilla Farmers Market. For more information on the vendors, go here.

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

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Eid is Islamic holiday celebrating the end of the month of Ramadan. The celebration is sponsored by the Somali Women Coalition of Portland.

East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 NE 117 Ave * 6 pm – 10 pm
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Enjoy your weekend!

MNA – June meeting

by MARIA JAYNE 

The June Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting addressed 82nd avenue
improvement, emergency preparedness, public murals, and temporary homeless
shelters.

@ 3:16 – Liz N, 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition steering committee member, requests
the neighborhood association’s support in getting a jurisdictional transfer from
Oregon Department of Transportation to Portland Bureau of Transportation. She said their goals is to, “make it more of a street that people can live with rather than one that people just drive through the neighborhood on.”

The group wants Portland to have jurisdiction to start projects on paving streets, improving sidewalks and creating better and more frequent crosswalks.

@ 14:41 – Ernest Jones, coordinator of Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node (BEECN), is seeking to double the number of volunteers at BEECN sites. Training is 90 minutes and teaches volunteers how to help their neighbors in event of an earthquake.

@ 35:51 – Mark Leben, co-leader of Monatvilla’s Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) is looking to expand and establish continuity among NET groups.

“Sometimes it’s a matter of knowing one street or two, you don’t have to know your entire neighborhood to be an asset,” he said. “…The community is what helps everyone thrive and survive.”

@ 1:03 – Alex Chu, local artist and painter and illustrator of the 82nd Max Station Mural, said his primary focus is to work with local communities and execute public art projects. His goal is to foster the understanding of the community by getting to know not only the other people in it but also the resources that are available.

@ 1:26 – Tiffany Conklin, director of the Portland Street Art Alliance, said the alliance was started in 2012 due to confusion on mural laws and it has become a large network of artists and resources for mural painting. They are looking to find more business spaces to paint on and donations for future murals.

@ 1:54 – Land Use is focusing on murals and updating bylaws and membership language. The proposal for the new bylaws is slated to go up for vote around August or September.

@ 1:58:00 – John Rotter, MNA Public Safety Chair, is working on a sanctioned homeless shelter to aid against camp frequency and expansion. His project is to focus city resources to that site inspired by a similar sanctioned program from Seattle. He said this shelter would be “very temporary but very doable.”

There was no action taken by the board, and Rotter said he plans to bring a resolution about the camp next month.

There will be a Homelessness Forum on June, 30 from 11 am – 2 pm Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (10301 NE Glisan St) to address the model.

@ 2:05 – Although May has passed, The Clean Up Day project is still a possibility for Fall date not just next Spring.

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