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1 October 2019 - 31 October 2019
Oct 1 Tue
This talk will highlight the recent archaeological work and findings of the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP), a multi-agency partnership that has been excavating sites across the state in order to better understand and share the history of Oregon's early Chinese residents. With a focus on rural communities, remote mining camps, and railroad construction, this collaborative project has provided important insight into the Chinese experience and role in the settlement and development of Oregon.

Free, ASL interpretation will be provided.
Lit Wits: A Teen Book Club - This Story is a Lie

Join bookseller Avery for snacks and chats on This Story is a Lie by Tom Pollock on Monday, September 30 at 7pm. Every month our selected title is discounted 20% through the date of the book club. Ages 13-19 recommended, no purchase required. The Lit Wits meet on the last Monday of every month.

A YA thriller described as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time meets John le Carré, about a teen math prodigy with an extreme anxiety disorder who finds himself caught in a web of lies and conspiracies after an assassination attempt on his mother.

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother--a famous scientist--and his beloved twin sister, Bel.

But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.

Weaving between Pete's past and present, This Story Is a Lie is a testimony from a protagonist who is brilliant, broken and trying to be brave.

Learn more online.
Science on Tap Third Place Books

Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. A forum for discussing science issues with local scientists, Science on Tap is based on Cafe Scientifique. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible. 

What to expect: meetings usually last about one to two hours. The speaker gives a short talk about their area of interest, followed by a break to fill up on coffee and a time for small group discussions. Afterwards, there will be a question and answer session and general discussion of the topic with the speaker and the audience at large.

Learn more online.
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Job Seekers Support Group

Are you ready to boost your professional prospects and start landing opportunities? Then this is the group for you! This group empowers job seekers to build an effective job search strategy by providing a relaxed atmosphere in which to share best practices in the job search. The group provides an an open forum for sharing career strategies, information, tactics, resources, and contacts. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories and perspectives within the group. Themes will change weekly according to the needs of the group and there are opportunities to get feedback on your application materials from peers and practice your interviewing techniques.

Learn more online.
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Epic Draw/Play

We will draw our favorite characters, color them, cut them out, and play with them. This is informal, goofy, and a lot of fun. Last time we ran this class, we drew characters from Minecraft, Mario, Bendy, Cuphead, Undertale, and many other stories. Teach us about YOUR favorite characters from books or games or movies or anywhere else and we’ll “Epic Draw/Play” them. Ideal for ages 9-12 but everyone is welcome! 

Learn more online.
Oct 2 Wed
8:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Job Seekers Support Group

Are you ready to boost your professional prospects and start landing opportunities? Then this is the group for you! This group empowers job seekers to build an effective job search strategy by providing a relaxed atmosphere in which to share best practices in the job search. The group provides an an open forum for sharing career strategies, information, tactics, resources, and contacts. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories and perspectives within the group. Themes will change weekly according to the needs of the group and there are opportunities to get feedback on your application materials from peers and practice your interviewing techniques.

Learn more online.
No Ivy League Volunteer Event

Project details: Join Portland Parks & Recreation's No Ivy League and SOLVE for a morning of invasive plant removal in Forest Park. Tools, gloves, instruction, coffee and snacks will be provided. Please dress for the weather, bring rain gear, wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Volunteers will take a short hike to the site and will be working on uneven ground.

Meeting location: Volunteers will meet at the Holman Lane entrance to Forest Park located at NW Aspen Ave and NW Raleigh St. Parking is available along NW Aspen Ave. Please be considerate of the neighbors and refrain from using their driveways as a turn around.

Learn more online.
Oct 3 Thu
Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM at the North Policing Center on NE MLK & NE Emerson by the Boys & Girls Club, the Inter-Faith Peace & Action Collaborative meets in the Assistant Chief Kevin Modica Community Room and all people of faith, community, and law enforcement are welcome.

We meet for two hours discussing and coming to understanding around training, community police interactions, mass demonstrations, and ways to build better police/community relations.
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn


Multnomah County Central Library will also be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series, cosponsored by Portland Community College. The topics that are presented are great for developing both professional and personal skills.

Discover how what you eat affects the brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's, MS and other conditions.

Speaker: Dr. Andy Swanson

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Oct 4 Fri
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Transportation Seminar

From Complete Streets policy implementation to stronger community engagement, bus rapid transit expansion to waterfront redevelopment—and so much more!—Vancouver, Washington, is on the move. Directly across the river from Portland, Oregon, the City of Vancouver serves as the southern gateway to Washington State; the City encompasses over 50 square miles, and, with a population of nearly 185,000, Vancouver is the fourth largest city in Washington (behind Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma and just ahead of Bellevue).

As Vancouver embarks on an update to the 15-year-old Transportation System Plan, learn about how the City is striving to transform the existing transportation system through more collaborative programs and more efficient measures. Smaller and suburban cities face unique challenges in growing metropolitan areas with economic and demographic shifts—and these communities must balance multiple, sometimes differing, expectations that the transportation system will provide everyone with an excellent level of service. In the changing landscape of ever-improving mobility options, advancing technology, and evolving best practices, find out how Vancouver is working to ensure that the transportation system operates as safely, efficiently, and innovatively as possible.

Free and open to the public. Karl Miller Center at PSU, 615 SW Harrison St., Room 465

Learn more online.
Oct 5 Sat
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Standard Volunteer Expo

Join the Office of Community Involvement, and more than 125 nonprofits, for Oregon's largest volunteer expo! If you want to support your local community but don't know how, this is a great way to find volunteer opportunities that fit your skills and interests. Stop by our table to learn about how you can get involved with Multnomah County - plus get a cup of free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! See you there!

Learn more online.
Oct 6 Sun
Disjecta ​Illuminating Voices

The Portland2019 Biennial will present a survey of work by Oregon based artists whose practices are rooted in a rigorous approach to socio-political commentary, presenting diverse perspectives on historical and contemporary narratives unique to the Pacific Northwest.  Illuminating Voices: Activating Orchards of 82nd with live projections and performance By Biennial artists Sabina Haque, as part of the Mobile Projection Unit. 

Learn more online.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Textile Printing

Using a variety of premade hand-carved and manufactured stamps, participants will learn techniques for repeat pattern printmaking on paper and textiles. Ideas and information for projects to create with printed textiles will be included. Great for all skill levels!

Learn more online.
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sávila

¡Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Sávila! La sávila es una planta medicinal que crece de forma silvestre en climas tropicales por todo el mundo. También es el nombre de la música y el arte visual interpretados por la guitarrista Fabiola Reyna, la cantante/artista Brisa Gonzalez y el percusionista Papi Fimbres. El grupo está inspirado por la música latina como la cumbia, las tradiciones del rhythm and blues y otras. Desde 2012, Brisa y Fabi han estado explorando la cultura, el activismo y la experiencia de ser artistas mexicanas-americanas en los Estados Unidos. Papi se unió al grupo en 2016 consolidando el sonido de percusión de Sávila. En 2018, fueron nombrados la mejor banda nueva por algunos de los músicos más aclamados de Portland.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Sávila! Sávila is a medicinal plant that grows wild in tropical climates all over the world. It’s also the name of music and visual art performed by guitarist Fabiola Reyna, vocalist/artist Brisa Gonzalez and percussionist Papi Fimbres. They are inspired by cumbia, Latin, world and rhythm and blues traditions. Since 2012, Brisa and Fabi have been exploring culture, activism, and the experience of being Mexican-American womxn and artists in the United States. Joined by Papi in 2016, Sávila solidified their percussive sound. In 2018, they were named best new band by some of Portland's most acclaimed musicians.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Learn more online.
Oct 8 Tue
Portland Guitar Society (PGS) Monthly Meeting

PGS is a monthly meeting free to the public providing two hours of guitar music. It’s also a nonprofit membership organization providing a place to meet other players, makers, and teachers, and it's a friendly place to discover and share new tunes, techniques, and styles. We welcome all kinds of music and all skill levels. Meetings start with open mic time and end with a half-hour “Featured Performer” set.

PGS meets at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis Street, Portland from 7:00 to 9:30 PM on the first Monday of every month (second Monday if the first is a holiday). Meetings are always free and open to the public.

Learn more online.
Oct 9 Wed
Emergency Preparation Training

Emergency Preparation Training will help people understand the risks posed to our neighborhoods by earthquakes and other weather-related incidents. It will provide information from respected sources on the inevitability of a major earthquake along the Oregon/Washington coast, a clear list of items to begin accumulating and resources to access to assist in preparation and general suggestions.

Learn more online.
An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt

Join the Oregon Historical Society and Wells Fargo for an evening of living history at a free public event as part of the 2019 Teddy Roosevelt Oregon Roadshow.

Joe Wiegand is regarded as our nation’s premier Theodore Roosevelt recreator. A political science graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Joe was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and Thomas Watson Fellow in his college days. After a twenty-five year career in politics and public policy, Joe began to tour the country as Theodore Roosevelt.

In 2008, to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s 150th birthday, Joe, his wife, Jenny, daughter, Sam, and golden retriever, Faith, toured the 50 states. Their travels culminated with a performance in the East Room of the White House for President and Mrs. Bush on T.R.’s birthday. Joe continues to portray the Rough Rider President in presentations and theatre shows across the country.

Learn more online.
The Old Church Lunchtime Concert - Christopher Schindler, Piano

TOC CONCERT HALL IS A NONPROFIT, ALL-AGES VENUE in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1882, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our dual mission is to preserve and celebrate the building’s historic architecture and create music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community.

Concert pianist Christopher Schindler, performs “Italian Concerto” of J.S. Bach, the 7th Sonata of Prokofiev and pieces by Fauré and Messiaen.

Learn more online.
Oct 10 Thu
The Portland MBA Coffee Chat: NE Portland

Ranked Top 5 Green MBA in the Nation by The Princeton Review, The Portland MBA is different from the rest. We draw on the city’s creative thinkers and entrepreneurs to deliver a unique experience that will elevate your career. You will gain in-demand skills critical in today’s entrepreneurial climate. You will connect with Portland’s top leaders from the most promising startups to the region’s key industries. The Portland MBA is for those who believe business can drive positive change. Become part of the next generation of business leaders who are redefining the status quo.

Want an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the MBA Academic Director? Join us for our distinct Coffee Chat series -- coffee is on us and both the Director and our MBA Recruiting Manager will be available to answer your most pressing questions. We will be offering Coffee Chats in different areas of Portland including Kruse Way, NE Portland, Beaverton/Hillsboro, and the Pearl District.

**Exact location in Northeast Portland to be determined.**

Learn more and register online here.
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Lost in Translation? Find Your Way Home!

Are you going through major life transition (career change, divorce, new relationship, empty nester) and feeling lost? Gain awareness about the core path to follow to life's new destination and learn to face change with ease and confidence.

Speaker: Berry Kruijning

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Oct 12 Sat
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Family Bird Walks

Learn a new outdoor skill with your loved ones on these guided walks with an experienced birder. Each walk covers a new topic and includes activities to strengthen your birding skills. The Arboretum provides loan binoculars and field guides, or participants are welcome to bring their own. What better way to have family time than learning in nature together?

Each program will meet at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center and include a short walk on soft surface trails (up to 0.5 miles). Family Bird Walks are geared toward students ages 5 – 12 years old accompanied by an adult. Family Bird Walks are scheduled every second Saturday from April through October.

Group size is limited to 15 participants; registration is required. Recommended for adults and youth ages 5-12 years old. $7/attendee.

Learn more online.

Portland Open Studios Educational Opportunity

Portland Open Studios creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, and learn about media, materials and the business of creative endeavor. Through this interaction, Portland Open Studios creates a platform for local artists to thrive, engage and foster a community that values the arts.

This year, out of the total 118 citywide individuals selected, the juried group of artist includes 22 North East Portland artists whose studios will be open to the public. The work includes painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media and jewelry. The NE Open Studios community has also invited artists who participate in the Portland Art and Learning Center to take part in this event.

Look soon for the free official Open Studio map guide available all over the Portland metro area! There will also be a NE Community card with a group map available throughout the neighborhood.

Learn more online.
Oct 13 Sun

Portland Open Studios Educational Opportunity

Portland Open Studios creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, and learn about media, materials and the business of creative endeavor. Through this interaction, Portland Open Studios creates a platform for local artists to thrive, engage and foster a community that values the arts.

This year, out of the total 118 citywide individuals selected, the juried group of artist includes 22 North East Portland artists whose studios will be open to the public. The work includes painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media and jewelry. The NE Open Studios community has also invited artists who participate in the Portland Art and Learning Center to take part in this event.

Look soon for the free official Open Studio map guide available all over the Portland metro area! There will also be a NE Community card with a group map available throughout the neighborhood.

Learn more online.
5k Series Fun Run at Delta Park

RUN FOR THE FUN OF IT! Join us each month as we celebrate fitness and family fun at our 5k Series Fun Run series.

Portland Parks & Recreation's 8th Annual 5K Fun Run Series are family-friendly 5K races that take place monthly from April through October at parks throughout the Portland area. We celebrate participation of all ages, along with athleticism and friendly competition. We welcome new walkers and runners, as well as our seasoned racers. On race day, participants have the opportunity to time themselves using our sports clock and every finisher gets a ribbon!

$10 adults; 17 and under are free.

Learn more online.
Oct 15 Tue
Little Ears Free Concerts for Kids

REGAE MUSIC FOR KIDS! For the past 15 years Aaron Nigel Smith has worked to educate, empower and entertain to youth and families around the world. He teaches chorus & drumming in Oregon & Washington through 1 World Chorus, and the Right Brain Initiative.

In 2005, Aaron’s debut CD release, Let’s Pretend, won the NAPPA & IParenting Media Awards. His 2010 CD "Everyone Loves to Dance, received a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People Magazine. In 2009 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on a Bob Marley children’s record, B is for Bob. Aaron Nigel Smith joined the cast of the PBS Kids show, Between the Lions in 2.

Learn more online.
Norma Bassett Hall: Catalogue Raisonné of the Block Prints and Serigraphs

Dr. Joby Patterson, guest curator of Norma Bassett Hall: Color Block Prints in Oregon Collections, shares her adventures in uncovering Bassett Hall’s life and work and provides a short tour of the exhibition. Following the tour, Patterson will sign copies of her publication, Norma Bassett Hall: Catalogue Raisonné of the Block Prints and Serigraphs.

Norma Bassett Hall was born in Halsey, Oregon, in 1888. She attended the School of the Portland Art Association in 1906, and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1918. Hall was educated in early twentieth century America when the Arts and Crafts Movement was the style of the day. Though she gained national recognition for her work by 1929, this is the first solo exhibition of her work, giving visitors a glimpse into her thirty-five year career as a printmaker.

Learn more online.
Oct 16 Wed
BLACK WOMEN HELP KICK OFF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING WEEK

Join members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at Portland’s first and only “green building” owned and operated by African-American women–the June Key Delta Community Center– for a community conversation about how the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund and other resources are being developed to create equitable access to the clean energy future. Learn about the history of the June Key Delta Community Center and the importance of sustainability to one group of African-American women. Attendees and panelists will discuss how people of color can constructively challenge and influence how decisions are made, access clean energy funds, and work together to construct more green buildings in traditionally marginalized community.

The event on Oct. 15 begins with networking from 5 to 6 p.m., the program begins at 6 p.m. with an overview of the JKDCC history, followed by a panel discussion, and concludes with audience comments.  

Design professionals and the public are invited to interact with the intention of continued improvement in built and natural environments. 

For other SBW events see The Skanner’s calendar and visit www.sustainablebuildingweek.com/calendar.
 The Old Church Lunchtime Concert - Natalia Kazaryan, Pianist

TOC CONCERT HALL IS A NONPROFIT, ALL-AGES VENUE in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1882, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our dual mission is to preserve and celebrate the building’s historic architecture and create music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community.

Natalia Kazaryan pianist, performs an all-female composer program which includes works by Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Joan Tower, Fanny Mendelssohn and Grazyna Bacewicz. This is the same recital that she played at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in August 2019.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lisa McCullough leads a discussion on various DNA related subjects, with each meeting focused on a particular subject. General questions are welcome at the end of each planned discussion. Questions? dna_lm@gfo.org
Oct 17 Thu
Flesh And Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum Opening

The Seattle Art Museum presents Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum (October 17, 2019–January 26, 2020), featuring 40 Renaissance and Baroque works of art (39 paintings and one sculpture) drawn from the collection of one of the largest museums in Italy. Traveling from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see works by significant Italian, French, and Spanish artists who worked in Italy including Artemisia Gentileschi, El Greco, Parmigianino, Raphael, Guido Reni, Jusepe de Ribera Titian, and more.

This exhibition marks the first time that this many works from the Capodimonte Museum will travel together at the same time. The New York Times called the museum an “under-visited treasure trove” with a “staggering collection of art” and Conde Nast Traveler called it “the most underrated museum in Italy.”

The paintings in Flesh and Blood center on the human figure, whether featured in portraits or mythological and religious scenes. They explore the intersection of physical and spiritual existence, with an emphasis on the human body as a vehicle to express love and devotion, physical labor, and tragic suffering.

Learn more online.
1:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Food and your first drink are on us! Event is free. RSVP required here.

We invite you to attend the 7th annual NGO Showcase presented by the WorldOregon Young Professionals. Each year we highlight 12-15 international development organizations giving our dynamic community of internationally minded folks like you the opportunity to learn about their work, get inspired, get involved, network, and socialize. This is a FREE event, and a great opportunity for you to connect with other like-minded folks and organizations. We hope that many great partnerships will result from this fun evening!
Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM at the North Policing Center on NE MLK & NE Emerson by the Boys & Girls Club, the Inter-Faith Peace & Action Collaborative meets in the Assistant Chief Kevin Modica Community Room and all people of faith, community, and law enforcement are welcome.

We meet for two hours discussing and coming to understanding around training, community police interactions, mass demonstrations, and ways to build better police/community relations.
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Tools for Taming Your Inner Critic

Change your relationship with your inner critic by learning tools for moving through the paralysis of fear and self judgment into action. Support the life you want in the arenas of work/vocation, family, creativity, wellness and more.

Speaker: Tasha Harmon

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Oct 18 Fri
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
From assisting with event registration at our public events to hosting international visitors in your home and at your work, there are many ways to get involved with fellow globally-minded people at WorldOregon! Join us for a brief presentation on how to get involved, hear from current volunteers, and stay for Caffe Umbria's Thursday evening happy hour to network informally!


Happy Hour: $2 off beer, $1 off wine w/ complimentary snacks
Raising teenagers is always challenging but may feel even harder with new access to cannabinoid products. From the legalization of cannabis to vaping and the mysteries of CBD, what are the risks? Is some too much?

Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Ph.D., unpacks the neuroscience and the psychology of teen substance abuse and helps families define the line. Register to attend at https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/parenting-teens-age-cannabis
The Future of Transgender Health

Please join us for a public health research symposium focused on transgender health. Oregon is as a leader in transgender health and transgender rights, and our School of Public Health has an active research program on health of sexual/gender minority populations.

In this event SPH faculty will present research being conducted in Portland, statewide, and around the nation. Topics include community-engaged research, health policy, and transgender-inclusive health care and health services research. Throughout, we will emphasize engagement with transgender communities during the research process, and the event will prominently include community voices.

Cost: Free with ticket. Tickets available soon here.

Contact: Cara Cooper, ccoop2@pdx.edu, 503-494-2550

Learn more online.
Experience the tactile art of local blind, partially sighted, and sighted artists. Art on display will include scenes and images made from reclaimed wood, wood turned objects, encaustic paintings, hand woven articles, sculptures made from a variety of materials, and many others. Visit between the hours of 12-7 and take your time to explore each piece of work.
Millery Gallery, Mark Building
Free Admission
Oct 19 Sat
Experience the tactile art of local blind, partially sighted, and sighted artists. Art on display will include scenes and images made from reclaimed wood, wood turned objects, encaustic paintings, hand woven articles, sculptures made from a variety of materials, and many others. Visit between the hours of 12-7 and take your time to explore each piece of work.
Millery Gallery, Mark Building
Free Admission
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Visit NW studios participating in the raffle during Portland Open Studios and be entered to win 8 works of artwork.

For every participating NW Portland studio you visit, you get one entry into this free raffle. The more NW studios you visit, the more chances you have to win.
For maps & info:
Mark Dunst Gallery + Studio 
503-446-3098
Portland Open Studios Educational Opportunity

Portland Open Studios creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, and learn about media, materials and the business of creative endeavor. Through this interaction, Portland Open Studios creates a platform for local artists to thrive, engage and foster a community that values the arts.

This year, out of the total 118 citywide individuals selected, the juried group of artist includes 22 North East Portland artists whose studios will be open to the public. The work includes painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media and jewelry. The NE Open Studios community has also invited artists who participate in the Portland Art and Learning Center to take part in this event.

Look soon for the free official Open Studio map guide available all over the Portland metro area! There will also be a NE Community card with a group map available throughout the neighborhood.

Learn more online.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Yard Tree Giveaway

Urban Forestry is giving away 750 trees this Fall to be planted on private property! 

PP&R offers a variety of trees ranging from medium to large in size and include native, conifer, evergreen, and deciduous species. All trees should fit in a car/truck, grocery cart or make a nice companion on the bus! When choosing a species, please consider the available space in your yard for roots and branches as well as how much sun your yard gets each day.

Folks who pre-register for trees can pick up the tree from 10am- Noon.

First come, first serve will be available starting at 1pm until all trees are gone.

Learn more online.
Enjoy 30 Readers, Healers and Vendors at our Metaphysical Empowerment & Wellness Fair!

12-1pm - Free Intuitive Panel
1-8pm - Free Talks (see the list of talks below)
12-8pm - Metaphysical & Wellness Fair (see the list of vendors below)

Psychics • Channels • Shamanic Sessions • Sound Healing • Akashic Records • Tarot • Mediumship • Dream Readings • Intuition • Eye Reading • Jewelry • Medical Intuition • Crystal • Reiki • Theta Healing • Bodywork • Archangels • Oracles • Spirits and Guides • Astrology • Hypnotherapy • Reflexology • Spirituality and much more!

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC * SNACKS PROVIDED
Sessions are provided at stations for a fee.

We have a FREE INTUITIVE PANEL from 12-1pm, a selection of our practitioners will offer their work for free in an informal panel format, answering your questions. This is a great way to sample our practitioners - having them answer your question and hearing them answer questions from others. Arrive on time to get your question in!

The Fair and Talks will continue until 8pm.
Oct 20 Sun
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Visit NW studios participating in the raffle during Portland Open Studios and be entered to win 8 works of artwork.

For every participating NW Portland studio you visit, you get one entry into this free raffle. The more NW studios you visit, the more chances you have to win.
For maps & info:
Mark Dunst Gallery + Studio 
503-446-3098
Portland Open Studios Educational Opportunity

Portland Open Studios creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, and learn about media, materials and the business of creative endeavor. Through this interaction, Portland Open Studios creates a platform for local artists to thrive, engage and foster a community that values the arts.

This year, out of the total 118 citywide individuals selected, the juried group of artist includes 22 North East Portland artists whose studios will be open to the public. The work includes painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media and jewelry. The NE Open Studios community has also invited artists who participate in the Portland Art and Learning Center to take part in this event.

Look soon for the free official Open Studio map guide available all over the Portland metro area! There will also be a NE Community card with a group map available throughout the neighborhood.

Learn more online.
Enjoy 30 Readers, Healers and Vendors at our Metaphysical Empowerment & Wellness Fair!

12-1pm - Free Intuitive Panel
1-8pm - Free Talks (see the list of talks below)
12-8pm - Metaphysical & Wellness Fair (see the list of vendors below)

Psychics • Channels • Shamanic Sessions • Sound Healing • Akashic Records • Tarot • Mediumship • Dream Readings • Intuition • Eye Reading • Jewelry • Medical Intuition • Crystal • Reiki • Theta Healing • Bodywork • Archangels • Oracles • Spirits and Guides • Astrology • Hypnotherapy • Reflexology • Spirituality and much more!

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC * SNACKS PROVIDED
Sessions are provided at stations for a fee.

We have a FREE INTUITIVE PANEL from 12-1pm, a selection of our practitioners will offer their work for free in an informal panel format, answering your questions. This is a great way to sample our practitioners - having them answer your question and hearing them answer questions from others. Arrive on time to get your question in!

The Fair and Talks will continue until 8pm.
Oct 22 Tue
LITERARY ARTS IS PROUD TO PRESENT 

Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation

In this boldly imagined work of magic and adventure, Coates offers a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery. Driven by the author’s bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle—the struggle to tell the truth—from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers.

About the author: Ta-Nehisi Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the best-selling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

Learn more online.
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Postpartum Cafe

The postpartum cafe is not only for new moms but any parent in the midst of parenting young children.
Create a strong web of support for you, by you and others babes in arms only please, hot coffee nearby no baby needed! enjoy time for yourself, just you! connect with local postpartum & family wellness experts affordable! $10- $20 donation + purchase of food or bev drop in, show up when you can, no commitment easy environment for baby meet other parents figuring it out leave feeling nourished and relaxed Hosted by caregivers - Michelle Yorn all are welcome! http://www.postpartumcafe.com


$10 - $20 donation.

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Featuring Dr. Lucy Jones (Caltech).

Dr. Lucy Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities. She is also a research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech. In 2016, she completed 33 years of federal service with the US Geological Survey. Most recently, she led the creation of a national science strategy for all the natural hazards studied by the USGS to promote the science that would better prepare the nation for future natural hazards. In her recent book The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), Dr. Jones offers both a look at how natural disasters have affected the course of history and how we can prepare for them.

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, UO Portland, and the School of Architecture & Environment.
Oct 23 Wed
Featuring Dr. Lucy Jones (Caltech).

Dr. Lucy Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities. She is also a research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech. In 2016, she completed 33 years of federal service with the US Geological Survey. Most recently, she led the creation of a national science strategy for all the natural hazards studied by the USGS to promote the science that would better prepare the nation for future natural hazards. In her recent book The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), Dr. Jones offers both a look at how natural disasters have affected the course of history and how we can prepare for them.

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, UO Portland, and the School of Architecture & Environment.
A town hall co-hosted with the Compliance Officer and Community Liaison:

The Compliance Officer and Community Liaison (COCL) will present the Draft Compliance and Outcome Assessment Quarterly Report: All Sections with Remaining Compliance Issues and 2019 Updates on Other Sections, pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, Case No. 3:12-cv-02265-SI, filed 12/17/12 between the US Department of Justice and the City of Portland, Oregon.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and provide comment on the report at this Town Hall on October 22, 2019. Comments and feedback on this report will be accepted through November 4, 2019 at 5pm.
Dinner provided by Trap Kitchen PDX

The Old Church Lunchtime Concert - Rich Hinrichsen, Vocalist

TOC CONCERT HALL IS A NONPROFIT, ALL-AGES VENUE in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1882, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our dual mission is to preserve and celebrate the building’s historic architecture and create music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community.

Rich is a singer, jazz pianist, and bassist. Over the years Rich developed a love for tango, which began when he saw Al Pacino play a blind man who danced tango in “Scent of a Woman.” He discovered that the tango in the movie was written by the great Carlos Gardel, and after hearing Gardel sing, was sold on learning those beautiful songs. Rich travelled to Buenos Aires to visit the last resting place of Carlos Gardel and to learn from singer Micaela Vita to bring tango to life and discover his own singing style. He has recently published a book of vocal tangos arranged for high and low voices.

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Oct 24 Thu
1882 Project Celebration: Beyond the Transcontinental Railroad

This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of the completion of America’s First Transcontinental Railroad. This feat would not have been possible without Chinese laborers who carved their way through the treacherous Sierra Nevada mountains to reach Promontory Summit in Utah. Dale Hom shares insights about this monumental achievement, the challenges they faced, and what now lies ahead to honor the legacy of these Chinese pioneers. He’ll also share regional stories of their bitter strength that shaped the early settlement on the Western Frontier.

Dale Hom spent 36 years with the US Forest Service working on national forests in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. He spearheaded numerous projects to interpret Chinese heritage resources on public lands. Dale has published two graphic novels about the Asian American experience, Walk Don’t Run: Growing Up Asian in Seattle, and Walk Tall Y’All: Feeling Grumpy in Transmogrified Seattle. Dale and his spouse Rebecca reside in Walla Walla, WA.

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Building Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EQ) grows as we develop the ability and skills to recognize, understand and use emotions successfully when managing day-to-day interactions with others. The focus will be on the four basic core competencies of EQ.

Speaker: Tsipora Dimant

Cosponsored by Portland Community College, these free programs help you develop and increase your professional skills.

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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Oct 25 Fri
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Friday Flat Fix

Bring your bike to this Friday workshop and learn how to change your flat tire. This is a great clinic for a refresher or for the first-time cyclist. All classes are FREE for members and $5 for walk-ins. Our events are hosted at the PSU Bike Hub (1818 SW 6th Ave). Please email us if you have any questions.

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Oct 26 Sat
Marquam Nature Park Volunteer Event

Join PP&R, the Friends of Marquam Nature Park, Hands On Portland and the West Willamette Restoration Partnership in removing English ivy and other invasive species from the park. Trail maintenance and plantings are done on a seasonal basis. Gloves and tools are supplied or you may bring your own. Please bring a water bottle if you have one, and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Work parties occur the last Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM-noon. 

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African American Alliance for Homeownership presents the 21st Annual Homeownership Fair
Special Performance and guest speaker● Learn About First-Time Homebuyer Resources
● Visit Over 40 Home buying Experts
● Free Workshops/Home Retention Services
● Enter the Down Payment Assistance Drawing
● Free Lunch ● Free Parking ● Prizes

Homes for Sale Bus Tour at 3pm, first come, first served.
Free, open to the public
www.aaah.org 
Registration NOT required, just show up!
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Free pumpkins!! (one per person)
  • Pumpkin carving and decoration station
  • FREE coffee, hot cocoa and cider
  • Delightful spirits (for the adults)
  • 1927 S'Mores
  • Photo booth
  • and more

RICK WRIGHT EXHIBITS “VESSELS OF THE LATE PETROLEUM AGE:
EVIDENCE OF ANCIENT EARTH” AT CAMERAWORK GALLERY,
OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 29, 2019

ARTIST TALK, 4PM-5PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 FOLLOWED BY THE
OPENING RECEPTION, 5PM-6PM. FREE EVENT; OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Philadelphia photographer Rick Wright inhabits the persona of a c. 4300 CE
archaeologist: a scientist stumbling onto a cache of preserved vessels crafted out of
an unknown synthetic material. This Dada series of catalogued “artifacts” explores
how a future society might interpret contemporary plastic containers. The project is
driven by Wright’s creative lens work; the objects taking on new form, expression,
and meaning. There are 27 digital photographs (18 on display at Camerawork
Gallery) in the collection—printed with tri-tone pigment ink on Hahnemühle Bamboo
paper at 12” x 18”.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rick Wright practices photography as a malleable and sculptural medium, stating
"photography suffers the unfortunate condition of looking like reality and remains the
first thing to transcend as a photographer." He trained first as an oil painter at
Princeton and Columbia Universities (BA and MFA), then later morphed into a
photographer with studies at ICP in NY with Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas, Dorit
Cypis, and Danny Lyon. Wright is a Philadelphia-based photographer working as a
fine artist, an architectural photographer, and an instructor.
The Vessels of the Late Petroleum Age are currently featured on the cover of
LensWork #144 magazine (Sept.-Oct. 2019); along with a 16-page spread. The work
has also appeared online in Float Magazine and garnered a Fleisher Faculty
Fellowship Award. Wright is currently working on a book of the series with a
professional writer.
Several of his photographs reside in permanent collections: Houston Museum of
Fine Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Creon Collection, Johnson & Johnson
Collection, and The University of Pennsylvania. Wright keeps his studio in
Philadelphia (past 13 years) and teaches photography at Fleisher Art Memorial,
Peter’s Valley School of Art & Craft, and The Halide Project.
“Photography is 93% of my life. The other 7% is occupied by typewriter repair, short
story writing, and life model sketching. I chose photography over painting for its
speed, joy, and unexpected bends of reality.”—Rick Wright

ABOUT THE GALLERY
Camerawork Gallery is the nation’s oldest continuously running Fine Art
Photography Gallery. It has been exhibiting monthly shows since 1970. The
inspiration for the gallery initially arose from 20th Century master photographer and
photography icon Minor White during his Portland Workshops that started in 1959.
www.TheCameraworkGallery.org
www.Facebook.com/cameraworkgallery
Oct 27 Sun

RICK WRIGHT EXHIBITS “VESSELS OF THE LATE PETROLEUM AGE:
EVIDENCE OF ANCIENT EARTH” AT CAMERAWORK GALLERY,
OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 29, 2019

ARTIST TALK, 4PM-5PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 FOLLOWED BY THE
OPENING RECEPTION, 5PM-6PM. FREE EVENT; OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Philadelphia photographer Rick Wright inhabits the persona of a c. 4300 CE
archaeologist: a scientist stumbling onto a cache of preserved vessels crafted out of
an unknown synthetic material. This Dada series of catalogued “artifacts” explores
how a future society might interpret contemporary plastic containers. The project is
driven by Wright’s creative lens work; the objects taking on new form, expression,
and meaning. There are 27 digital photographs (18 on display at Camerawork
Gallery) in the collection—printed with tri-tone pigment ink on Hahnemühle Bamboo
paper at 12” x 18”.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rick Wright practices photography as a malleable and sculptural medium, stating
"photography suffers the unfortunate condition of looking like reality and remains the
first thing to transcend as a photographer." He trained first as an oil painter at
Princeton and Columbia Universities (BA and MFA), then later morphed into a
photographer with studies at ICP in NY with Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas, Dorit
Cypis, and Danny Lyon. Wright is a Philadelphia-based photographer working as a
fine artist, an architectural photographer, and an instructor.
The Vessels of the Late Petroleum Age are currently featured on the cover of
LensWork #144 magazine (Sept.-Oct. 2019); along with a 16-page spread. The work
has also appeared online in Float Magazine and garnered a Fleisher Faculty
Fellowship Award. Wright is currently working on a book of the series with a
professional writer.
Several of his photographs reside in permanent collections: Houston Museum of
Fine Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Creon Collection, Johnson & Johnson
Collection, and The University of Pennsylvania. Wright keeps his studio in
Philadelphia (past 13 years) and teaches photography at Fleisher Art Memorial,
Peter’s Valley School of Art & Craft, and The Halide Project.
“Photography is 93% of my life. The other 7% is occupied by typewriter repair, short
story writing, and life model sketching. I chose photography over painting for its
speed, joy, and unexpected bends of reality.”—Rick Wright

ABOUT THE GALLERY
Camerawork Gallery is the nation’s oldest continuously running Fine Art
Photography Gallery. It has been exhibiting monthly shows since 1970. The
inspiration for the gallery initially arose from 20th Century master photographer and
photography icon Minor White during his Portland Workshops that started in 1959.
www.TheCameraworkGallery.org
www.Facebook.com/cameraworkgallery
W. Burnside will be closed for a unique Sunday morning celebration both on and under the bridge, with free food, kids' activities and more! Enjoy performers, pancakes, artisanal donuts, trail mix and beverages will be served-all to the tunes of a DJ. Forest Park Conservancy will be offering guided and unguided tours of the bridge the trails, Hoyt Arboretum, Pittock Mansion, and more.
Oct 30 Wed
Reinventing Japan: The Way Forward through Women’s Empowerment

"Women's empowerment is essential for achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth”--- this was the shared understanding at the recent G20 Osaka Summit held in Japan. In fact women’s empowerment and gender equality was one of the key summit agenda items, but embarrassingly, only two of the global leaders represented at the event were women. Although Prime Minister Abe has made putting more women into leadership positions as a focal point of his growth strategy by “creating a society where women shine," only one of the Japanese cabinet ministers is a woman.  

The Government claims Japan has made some positive progress in promoting gender equality, but the country lags behind at 110th out of 149 countries in Global Gender Gap Report 2018. This presentation will evaluate what is meant by “progress,” examine what changes can be observed in society, discuss what challenges and obstacles still stand in the way, and argue that “creating a society where women shine” is not just about women, but about both men and women, and about reinventing Japan. 

The event will be held in the Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 327/8/9

Learn more online.
The Old Church Lunchtime Concert - Michael Barnes, Organ


TOC CONCERT HALL IS A NONPROFIT, ALL-AGES VENUE in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1882, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our dual mission is to preserve and celebrate the building’s historic architecture and create music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community.

Oh no! Who will play the organ from down below? Creepy, kooky, mysterious, & spooky…spirited musicians perform!

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Oct 31 Thu
The Old Church Lunchtime Concert - Michael Barnes, Organ


TOC CONCERT HALL IS A NONPROFIT, ALL-AGES VENUE in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1882, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our dual mission is to preserve and celebrate the building’s historic architecture and create music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community.

Oh no! Who will play the organ from down below? Creepy, kooky, mysterious, & spooky…spirited musicians perform!

Learn more online.

Spot the festive Jack-o-Lantern poster in the window of a business and come in for a Halloween treat during business hours!
Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM at the North Policing Center on NE MLK & NE Emerson by the Boys & Girls Club, the Inter-Faith Peace & Action Collaborative meets in the Assistant Chief Kevin Modica Community Room and all people of faith, community, and law enforcement are welcome.

We meet for two hours discussing and coming to understanding around training, community police interactions, mass demonstrations, and ways to build better police/community relations.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
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