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Clybourne-pro-750x414Woodlawn neighborhood has been offered a special discount code for $10 off adult tickets to any performance of Clybourne Park at Portland Center Stage. The code word NEIGHBOR can be redeemed online or through our box office (503-445-3700). The full run dates of the show are April 6 – May 5, and more information can be found at

The upcoming production of Clybourne Park follows the evolution of a Chicago neighborhood from the 1950s up until present day, exploring how the demographics, neighborhood values and tensions shift in the neighborhood over time. Essentially, the play embodies how the inhabitants and community of a neighborhood play a pivotal role in its evolving structure. One of the reasons why Portland Center Stage wanted to bring this play to Portland is because it could very well be taking place in one of our own neighborhoods. We’re lucky to live in a city with such a unique and diverse collection of neighborhoods. They make Portland…well, Portland!

A white community in 1950s Chicago splinters over the black family about to move in. Fast forward to our present day and the same house represents very different demographics, and neighborhood values and tensions. Decades apart, neighbors pitch a hilarious—and appalling—battle over territory and legacy that forces us to consider how far our ideas about race have evolved—or not.

When our houses become our homes, and our neighborhoods become our identities, what will we do to protect them? And from what?

Clybourne Park won the 2012 Tony Award, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2011 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Performance times:
Tuesday – Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Thursday matinees at noon


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GuildhallWhat: Guildhall Fundraiser for Community Supported Everything
When: March 30th at 5:00 pm until midnight
Where: 1626 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR

Community Supported Everything is a volunteer-run community platform for social evolution. CSE is creating systems where people can thrive together by doing the things that they love! They operate in the gift economy, through partnership and resource sharing, and kickstart a huge variety of projects….

– Permaculture projects
– Green Building initiatives
– Free School (collaborative-design education initiative)
– Implementing Public Spaces
– Community Supported Brewing
– Bee Hive Making and Education
– Community Work Space
– City Wide Silent Discos
– City Wide Scavenger Hunts
– Cupcake Trains

Together, we are co-designing a model where we can live richer, more meaningful lives with the freedom to engage in processes and projects that inspire and support community engagement and collaboration. The whole is greater than the sum of our parts.

Join us on March 30th at the Guildhall on NE Alberta and 16th to celebrate, support and learn how you can get involved!

There will be musical performances, fire, community supported brews and inspiring conversation.

Suggested Donation $5-$15 dollars.

For more information visit:


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This Wednesday, February 20th at 5:30pm at Concordia University Library is a Native American Story Telling event by Ed Edmo. This catered reception is free and open to the public. Click the image to view a larger flyer.  image001

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Reception: Friday, February 24th, 6-8 p.m. (Exhibition runs through March 9th.) Details here.

Concordia University, George R White Library & Learning Center, 2800 NE Liberty, Portland.

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Local photographer Ben Latterell will be showing some of his wonderful photographs of Oregon from 7-9 PM at  Good Neighbor Pizzeria, 800 NE Dekum. You can preview his work here.

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The invisible (and visible) poets of Woodlawn are being summoned to appear at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 at Good Neighbor Pizzaria to pronounce their words, ask their eternal question and rant their rants–so long as reasonable decorum is maintained. An open microphone will be provided for a portion of the program, but poets who wish to be assured a place on the program should contact The Imponderable Fool at Martian //at// or 503.309.9556.

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My dad was the king of scaring the neighborhood kids on Halloween, and scary music was key. I made this Halloween music mix and thought I’d share it with the Woodlawn neighbors, in the spirit of a really great holiday. You can download it from this site where I’m hosting it.  It sounds pretty spooky coming out of your front door area, even if you don’t have any decorations up.  I keep mine running through a vent in the garage that pipes it to the outside, without having to hear it constantly inside (all that much). That way my equipment is also secure. The mash-up is 15 minutes long.
If you’re having a hard time grabbing it directly, try getting it from this list.


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From Woodlawn resident Jennifer Coughlin:

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association and Woodlawn Elementary School are slated to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, starting at 4pm, in Woodlawn Park. An all-ages event, it will feature fun activities, local music, and educational programs. The grand finale of the event will be a screening of the 1970’s classic, “The Wiz” starring Diana Ross and the late Michael Jackson in the park’s amphitheater, courtesy of Portland Parks and Recreations Movies in the Park program.

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The ReBuilding Center—North America’s largest non-profit center for used building materials—is offering four hands-on workshops this summer for youth ages 11-17.

SCHEDULE: July 6-9, 1-4pm (Sliding scale $55-$135 or $15-$35 per day)

Workshop topics include learning basic woodworking skills; create one of a kind curio cabinet; transforming salvaged materials into works of art; designing and creating a coat rack and a clock from recycled wood and hooks, knobs and all kinds of miscellaneous objects; crafting a racecar and other mobiles; learning to make curves on the bandsaw and how to shape wood by hand; and much more.  The workshops focus on using found and salvaged objects available at the ReBuilding center

To register and for more information, see the ReBuilding Center website.

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