It is probably fair to say that most people would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. But that desire might conflict with reality when seniors begin to have difficulties doing ordinary tasks. It’s a relief for them when a trusty relative or friend can bring the recycling to the street or put a box of Christmas ornaments in … More
Sunday Parkways events are scheduled throughout the city, starting May 11 in East Portland and concluding September 28 in Southwest Portland, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
The series of free community events opens streets for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. An estimated 100,000 residents and visitors annually say they enjoy the traffic-free streets connecting parks and … More
Explore the Hollywood neighborhood on Saturday, March 29 from 4-6 p.m. Get to know your neighbors who own and work at some of your favorite local businesses on Northeast 42nd Avenue. The evening’s highlights include free computer training at MacPCX, a tour of Fly Dragon Spa, Kona beer samples courtesy of Popina Swimwear, and an after-party with live music at Velo Cult Bike … More
Losing weight is hard enough, but shedding extra pounds in a healthy manner and then keeping those pounds off is even tougher. That’s why wellness physician Dr. Mark Gabriel has designed an hour-long workshop that assesses everything from your exercise routine to your balance to your relationship with sugar.
Sitting in on “The Secrets of Permanent, Healthy Weight Loss” will help you identify … More
Emerald-clad marchers step off at noon Sunday, March 16, as part of the 25th Annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Paddy’s Day Parade from Fernwood/Cleary School.
Organizer Steve O’Slavik guaranteed a nice weather. “It’s going to be a great day for a parade,” quipped O’Slavik. “You can’t possibly have more fun than this on a Sunday!” For more information: (503) 282-6370 or www.st-paddys-day.com.
Artist shows drawing, painting
March 1. Open 24 hours. Artist Michael T. Hensley combines his drawing and painting in a show he calls “the light and the heavy, the spontaneous and the intentional, and in the end, revelation.” Through March 18. Gallery@The Jupiter, (503) 230-8010. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.
Farmers Market offers varied products
March 1 and 15. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for produce, meat, fish … More
Guardino shows include heart art
Feb. 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jenny Gray’s oil paintings and Evan Burnette’s fused glass are in the main gallery. A group show, “The Heart of the Matter,” is in the feature area. Exhibits close Feb. 25. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 … More
Volunteers may conduct a tree inventory in their neighborhoods in 2014 and, perhaps, see more trees planted and existing ones well maintained.
The Portland Park Bureau’s Urban Forestry staff will provide information about how to develop a Neighborhood Tree Plan at two sessions on January 7: Noon to 1 p.m., Room C, second floor, the Portland Building, 1120 S.W. Fifth Ave. 7-8 … More
Library offers citizenship classes
Jan. 4 to Feb. 8. 1-3 p.m. Learn the process and information needed to become a U.S. citizen in six sessions and prepare for the citizenship interview. Classes are taught by volunteers in English. Information: (503) 988-6318. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Learn to paint with acrylics
Jan. 4. 1-5 p.m. Learn the … More
What: Portland Parks & Recreation Budget Dialogue: Make an important contribution to the Parks’ budget process for this year and beyond. Date: January 8, 2014 Time: 6-8 p.m. Where: St. Philip Neri Church, Varvlin Hall, 2408 S.E. 16th Ave.
Friends of Trees is encouraging Portland residents to plant trees to benefit neighborhoods in a variety of ways, including reduced air pollution, cooler temperatures in summer and added value for homes.
The organization works with Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, which requires a permit to plant in parking strips or public rights-of-way. Trees offered through the Friends are tailored to each homeowner’s … More
Alberta Street businesses will light a tree, welcome gnome hunters and serve refreshments during “ Lit Up and Local: A Month of Merriment.”
For the second year, lights will shine on a living holiday tree at 4:30 p.m. December 7 in the Courtyard at Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street. Holiday music, cookies and warm drinks will be part of the free … More
Through his work, Northeast Portland artist CJ Hurley strives to unify art and life. With more than twenty years of experience, he describes his journey as an artist as an unfolding flower. His belief that all of the arts are of equal importance to the human environment is what inspires him.
Hurley spent the better part of this year isolated in his small studio inside his Laurelhurst neighborhood home creating … More
The event for ages 13 and older will include materials, instructions and demonstrations in a variety of mediums and styles, said spokeswoman Mary Grout. Ornaments, cards and holiday decorations are among the items participants … More
A Bubbly Spectacular Get your holiday sparkle on at Bar Vivant and Pix
Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser has amassed the largest collection of champagne in the country, with more than 250 bottles. A Bubbly Spectacular will feature samples from sixty bottles of champagne and sparkling wine from around the globe, along with fresh oysters from local restaurateurs, Eat and Parish.
‘Giving Tree’ to aid local residents
Dec. 1-15. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. The Albertina Kerr Giving Tree will be on display for those who want to fulfill holiday gift wishes for the community’s vulnerable residents. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
‘Northeast Village’ plan under discussion
Dec. 1. 2-3:30 p.m. Get … More