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Pies for Promotion!! Come purchase a pie Good Neighbor Pizzeria on Friday, May 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a percentage of the profits will go to Woodlawn’s terrific 8th grade students and their end of the year Promotion!

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Community Outreach of Our United Villages is sponsoring a Youth Forum for Social Change where youth can come together to share their hopes, dreams, and ideas for the future. As the next generation, youth lead the way in shaping the communities that we all will live in. The Forum will be an exciting chance for youth to exchange ideas and brainstorm actions to create social change. We’ll watch thought-provoking videos, engage in lively discussion, and share diverse perspectives on creating a world that works for all.  Our hope is that youth will leave feeling inspired and empowered to be the change they wish to see in the world!

Saturday, April 28th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at McMenamin’s Kennedy School Community Room, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland.

No RSVP is required; however, if you wish to let us know you are interested, please register online or call 503.546.7499. Refreshments and food will be served. Childcare (under 9), transportation, and interpretation are available upon request.

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Earth DayOver 70 local organizations are working to make the earth a better place at the Earth Day Portland event! Mark your calendars.
Check here for more information.

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Northeast Coalition of Neighobohoods invites all to  join the converstation at Exploring Economic Development: Components of a Healthy Community for a chance learn and join discussions about trends and resources in education, health care, jobs, food, transportation, capital and housing, and how they contribute to a healthy community!


Connect with North and Northeast Portland’s leading community practitioners for dynamic presentations and discussions on these topics. Join two focus areas to both learn and share your knowledge as we begin a community asset mapping project. Create your own new connections as we discuss the components of a healthy community!

Doors open at 6:00pm for networking and snacks, program begins at 7:00pm.
Show up early! At OAME, 4134 N Vancouver Avenue.

Sponsored by the Community Economic Development Council of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.

Featured speakers and discussion facilitators will include:
• Nita Shah, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
• Owen Ronchelli, Lloyd Transportation Management Association
• Scott Sheldon, Alberta Co-op Grocery
• Alejandro Queral, NW Health Foundation
• Leigh Rapaport, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Centers
• Pam Treece, Management Consultant
• Deborah Turner, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.

For more info, please call 503.823.4575 or visit


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Groundwork Portland is offering a series of workshops at Emerson Street Garden, all free. All ages are welcome. Come learn gardening skills through hands-on activities in the garden, and learn about your community. The next workshop is Saturday, March 31st, which will focus on garden layout. Check out future workshop dates and topics here. Emerson Street Garden is located at 822 NE Emerson Street.

Would you like to participate or assist with the workshops? Would you like to learn more about Groundwork Portland and how you can help? Please send an email or call (503) 662-2590.

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The dates and locations for the 2012 Portland Sunday Parkways season have been announced and there will be five again this year, including  May 13 – Northeast that goes through Woodlawn! Here’s a map to show you the route.

How would you like to participate?

Volunteers for WNA: we’ll need a table to promote WNA, please send an email to

Volunteers for Sunday Parkways: lots of opportunities! Click here.

Vendors (food, beverage, & merchandise): click here for information.

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Learn how current state, regional and city policies shape neighborhood-level community economic development. Panelists will address how high-level policies translate into community benefits. Speakers will include representatives from state, regional, city and community perspectives. A question and answer session will follow panel presentations. Details here.

Wednesday, February 1st, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, St. Andrews Church, 806 NE Alberta, Portland. Arrive at 6:30pm for networking and refreshments.

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“Local Motion” will pose questions to Portland mayoral candidates Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith on active transportation in the Portland metro area. They will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on a range of transportation issues including public transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, equity considerations, funding concerns, public health and safety, and projects that impact the Portland region.

Monday, February 6th, 7:00 to 8:30pm followed by a reception, at Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland. Free and open to the public on a first-come basis. If you would like language interpretation or child care, contact Heidi Guenin by email or call 503-284-6390 by January 30th.

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After nine years of operating an online storefront and taking their show on the road for trunk shows all over the country, Jill Golden and Samantha Becker, the women behind Tinctoria Designs, have opened their first showroom in Portland inside the Alberta Studios complex in the Alberta Arts District. At the new shop, Golden says shoppers can expect the same locally designed and locally manufactured fashion lines to which they’ve grown accustomed. The women’s tops, pants, skirts and dresses are all made with sustainable materials, like hemp, and, once they’ve been manufactured, are hand-dyed (dyes include indigo and madder root) in their nearby studio.

Tinctoria, 1627 NE Alberta St., 503.810.9232

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