There will be a FREE discussion: Rules of the Road: Bicyclists' Rights & Responsibilities, happening TONIGHT, from 6 – 8 pm, at the White Stag Block Buildings, located at 70 NW Couch Street in Portland. An avid cyclist, U of O Law professor Caroline Forell will survey the current legal rights and responsibilities of Oregon cyclists, paying special attention to recent legal changes and proposals 2:07 minutes (1.94 MB)
Join the World Affairs Council of Oregon for Music and Movie Under the Stars TONIGHT. Music starts at 6:30, the film begins at dusk and will be held at Washington Park Amphitheater. Washington Park is located at 600 SW Kingston Ave in Portland. The featured film will be Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a film directed by Woody Allen. As you wait for night to fall, you can put on your dancing shoes for La Guardia Civil. Bring a picnic dinner and a friend to this FREE event. More information at worldoregon.com 503-274-7488.
Sample and learn from over thirty exhibitors at Portland’s inaugural fermentation festival, TONIGHT, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at the Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center, located at 721 NW 9th Ave in Portland. This event, which includes special guest Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, is open to whatever you want to bring -- fermented food and drink to share, products to sell, recipes, cultures etc. Or don't bring anything at all -- just come and enjoy some late summer skill sharing, talking, eating and drinking of all sorts of tasty food and drink. More information at ecotrust.org
If you're concerned about justice for indigenous nations and peoples here in the pacific northwest, then come help plan several awareness raising events TONIGHT, 5:30 PM at the PSU library, located at 1875 SW Park Avenue in Portland. Who should come? Anyone who wants to promote justice locally. More information at http://www.pdx.edu/events/
Cyclists of any stripe are invited to attend "Your Rights, Bikes and the Police," a seminar conducted by a local attorney and members of Portland Copwatch, TONIGHT, 7 PM at Citybikes Annex, located at 734 SE Ankeny, that's 1 block South 8th & Burnside, near KBOO radio. Do you have to carry ID when you ride? What do you say when an officer asks to search you? If you've ever wondered, come to this seminar and get answers to these and many other questions! This is a free event but hurry, space is limited, so a reservation is required by calling 503-236-3065 NOW, that's 503-236-3065. Portland Copwatch is a project of Peace and Justice Works.
A reminder that Vancouver for Peace meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm for its Peace & Justice Vigil. All are welcome; meet across from the Vancouver Community Library at 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, WA. Bring your with signs! More information at vancouverforpeace.org
Radical Women presents: Native American Heritage Month: Lakota Woman, Siege at Wounded Knee A depiction of Mary Crow Dog’s radicalization during the 1973 uprising of her tribe on a South Dakota reservation. This film will be shown TONIGHT, 6:30pm at the Bread & Roses Center, located at 819 N. Killingsworth St., Portland (on Tri-Met lines #4 and #72). There will be a light meal with a vegetarian option available at 6:15pm for a sliding scale donation. For more information or to arrange childcare, call 503-240-4462. All genders welcome. www.radicalwomen.org
Food is needed for distribution to Mt. Scott-Arleta and Foster-Powell neighborhood households. Foster Indy Mart, in collaboration with the Mt. Scott Park Presbyterian Church, is collecting non-perishable food items starting November 27 and running through December 6th. Bring your donations to 7916 SE Foster Rd, suite 104 between 11-7 PM Wednesday - Saturday and 11-5 PM Sundays. Special extended hours Friday 11/27 9 AM - 7 PM. More information at 503-706-7095.
The Community Alliance of Tenants is Oregon's only tenant controlled, renter's rights organization. They’re hosting a fundraiser Art Party on Friday, December 4th at P:EAR located at 338 NW 6th Avenue in downtown Portland. There’ll be music, beverages and, most importantly, art for sale with a sliding scale admission. All of the money goes to supporting CAT and the work they do for the tenants of Oregon. More information at oregoncat.org
Do you want to have a say in what happens to the Memorial Coliseum site? Vision into Action is developing a concept for this site which will be submitted to the City and the Portland Development Commission in January as part of the formal design competition. You're invited to a presentation about the initial concept and a chance to provide feedback. This event will be held TONIGHT, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, at the Center for Intercultural Organizing, located at 700 North Killingsworth Street in Portland. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Memorial Coliseum Input Meeting" in the subject line.
From urban chickens and beekeeping to year-round food gardening, fermentation and preservation, City of Portland’s Urban Growth “Bounty” will be offering over 70 classes throughout 2010. More than 700 local residents learned how to transform their yards into “urban farms,” preserve their harvest and keep chickens and bees thanks to the last year’s classes. The overwhelming response has led to a tripling of course offerings for the 2010 with an expanded roster. Classes for all skill levels are offered from February through November and held at locations all over the city. On-line registration is available at http://www.portlandonline.com/bps More information at 503-823-4225.
Come dance, watch performances, have drinks, at a Salsa/Tango fundraiser for the earthquake victims of Haiti. This event will be held TONIGHT, from 9:30 pm to 2 am at PEAR, located at 338 NW 6th Avenue, in downtown Portland. Suggested donation and sliding scale at the door. More information at 503-560-1266. www.pearmentor.org
The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a free Mortgage Default Orientation TONIGHT, from 5-6PM. These are for anyone experiencing hardship with their mortgage. This workshop will be held at 2700 NE Andresen Road, Suite D-3, in Vancouver, WA. More information at For information, contact 360-690-4496 X105 or visit the web at homecen.org The Community Housing Resource Center is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.]
The Portland Plan: Equity, Civic Engagement & Quality of Life Technical Action Group, would like to invite you to the: Action Area Work Session TONIGHT from 6:00-8:00 PM at The Portland Building, located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue – 2nd Floor, Room C. The staff will be sharing a first draft of objectives that set the direction for how to address where Portlanders want to be in the future in regards to overall Equity, Civic Engagement and Quality of Life. Your review and comments on this initial work will help them make revisions and prepare for the next round of public workshops set for late April and May. If you want to learn more about the Portland Plan, visit the web at PDXPLAN.com or call 503-823-6806.
Robert Hillary King is visiting Oregon with his new autobiography, From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King. He will be speaking TONIGHT, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at Legal Research Center, Law School Campus, Lewis & Clark College, located at 10015 Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard in Portland.Robert King’s story of surviving 29 years in solitary confinement as a member of the Angola 3 is one of inspiration, courage, and the triumph of the human spirit. Reception and refreshments to follow, and this event is free and open to the public. More information at 503.334.6492
The Salem Progressive Film Series will show the documentary, “Good Food” TONIGHT at the Grand Theatre. Doors open at 6:15, film begins at 7 PM. The Grand Theatre is located at 191 High Street. NE, at the corner of Court and High Street, in downtown Salem. This documentary tours small family farms and orchards of the Pacific Northwest, and following the film will be guest speakers Karl Kupers from the Center for Sustaining and Natural Resources Advisory Committee and Steven Perkins, Owner, Baker, Cascade Baking Co. More information at salemprogressivefilms.net
The Ecology of Leadership Adventure is a workshop as an introduction to the Ecology of Leadership (EOL) program - a blend of inquiry and skill development, self-awareness, and deepened nature connection with the principles of systems thinking and permaculture. Attendees will also develop new tools, routines, mindsets and skills to be more effective in manifesting what they see for themselves and their community. This workshop, a portion of The Village Building Convergence, will be held Friday, May 28th from 2 – 4pm at St. David's Church of Wales, located at 2800 SE Harrison Street in Portland. There is a sliding scale donation. More information atwww.cityrepair.org
Party for the Dogs – a Benefit for Ananda Farm Sanctuary. Sponsored by Sweet Pea Vegan Bakery. Come enjoy music by Cars and Trains, a raffle, and art sale TONIGHT from 7 – 10 pm at 1205 SE Stark Street in Portland. More information at (503) 477-5916. Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about "farm animals”, and has grown to become the nation's leading farm animal protection organization through rescue, education and advocacy efforts. http://farmsanctuary.org
Build an Effective Job Search Strategy! This three-part series of classes is designed to help you improve your job search strategy. Learn more effective ways to find job listings online; set up a Google Reader account to speed up finding a job; create a strong resume; and apply for jobs. Registration means you'll attend all three classes. The classes will be held at the Central Library, located at 801 S.W. 10th Avenue in Portland, from 3-5 pm on Friday, September 10, September 17, and September 24, 2010 Hurry, registration CLOSES on September 11th . Register by phone by calling 503-988-5234.
Come to the "Pints for the Point", a Fundraiser for InterArts TONIGHT. Enjoy Portland Micros and LIVE MUSIC tonight at 7 pm, with proceeds benefitting the InterArts' newest project, "The Point". This 21 and over event will be held at: Plews Brews, located at 8409 North Lombard Street in Portland. In Performance will be...Doug Haning, Metanoia, Erick Frederick, Death Worth Living. What is The Point? It is a project for the creation of a complete production facility located in the heart of the St.