Looking forward to summer in the City of Roses? We are, too, especially since many of our 20 SE & NE neighborhoods are in full swing preparing to make sure folks like us have plenty to do! With events like Movies in the Park, Concerts in the Park, Street Fairs & National Night Out Block Parties we know our neighborhoods have got our backs – we shall not be bored! Plus, these events are great opportunities to see what our neighbors have been up to and to show our neighborhood associations a little support. Peruse the summer events below to find out just what SE Uplift coalition neighborhoods and their community partners have in store for you over the next couple of months!*
Concerts in the Park is an official program of Portland Parks and Recreation, but couldn’t happen without the support of community partners, such as neighborhood associations. Events like this take an enormous effort and without our neighbors coming together to pool resources, they would not be as successful . Thanks to our neighbors, outdoor summer concerts are alive and well in Portland! Click here to visit Portland Parks & Recreations full Concerts in the Park schedule.
|Sunday, August 5th||Harvest Gold—Neil Young tribute band||Sellwood Park|
|Monday, August 6th||Norman Sylvester—Portland’s original Boogie Cat||Mt. Tabor/ Berrydale Park|
|Thursday, August 9th||CobraWolfShark—Globally-influenced tropidelic dance party||Brooklyn Park|
|Friday, August 10th||Chata Addy & Susuma—Afro-reggae and funky highlife dance music||Sewallcrest Park|
|Sunday, August 12th||Bodacious—Eclectic Cajun/zydeco, blues, and tango||Foster-Powell/ Essex Park|
|Monday, August 13th||Misty Mamas—Heartfelt harmonies of bluegrass, folk, and gospel||Mt. Tabor/ Berrydale Park|
|Wednesday, August 15th||DJ Prashant & Jai Ho! Dance Troupe—Interactive Bollywood and Bhangra dance||Laurelhurst Park|
|Sunday, August 26th||Providence Stage Band—Big band sounds from the 40s to 70s||Laurelhurst Park|
|Saturday, September 1st||The Alphabeticians—Family-friendly rock ‘n’ roll||Montavilla Park|
Movies in the Park*, like Concerts in the Park, is the brainchild of Parks and Recreation, but couldn’t happen without the love and energy of our neighbors. Even more so in the case of this signature summer event! While Parks supplies the format and the equipment, neighborhood associations help by fronting a large portion of the cost and organizing the effort! Click here to visit Portland Parks & Recreation’s full Movies in the Park schedule.
*All Events take place at dusk and are preceded by entertainment.
|Sunday, August 5th||Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) PG-13||Sellwood Park|
|Thursday, August 9th||The Greatest Showman (2017) PG||Brooklyn Park|
|Friday, August 10th||Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) PG||Sewallcrest Park|
|Sunday, August 12th||Ferdinand (2017) PG—English with Spanish subtitles||Essex Park|
|Wednesday, August 15th||Chak de! India (2007) NR—Hindi with English subtitle||Laurelhurst Park|
|Thursday, August 23rd||REI Outdoor Movie Night||Sellwood Park|
|Saturday, September 1st||Paddington 2 (2018) PG||Montavilla Park|
Street Fairs, while not always organized by neighborhood associations directly, are often supported by neighbors; financial contributions, organizing power and their mere presence are just a few ways neighborhood associations might help bring these classic events to life. Click here to view these events on our community calendar.
|Saturday, August 18 & 25||Jade International Night Market|
|Sunday, August 26th||Hawthorne Street Fair|
|Saturday, September 8||Belmont Street Fair
|Sunday, September 11||Woodstock Gives Back|
Sunday Parkways promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city’s largest public space – its streets – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while fostering civic pride. While not typically organized with the help of neighborhood associations, we’re willing to bet you’ll see them represented; at booths and in the streets! Click here to check out Portland Bureau of Transportation’s full Sunday Parkways schedule.
Every year, more than 20,000 people in Portland participate in National Night Out by hosting or attending a block party the first Tuesday in August, or sometime during that first week of the eight month. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s Crime Prevention Program is responsible for coordinating this effort in which many of our 20 coalition neighborhood associations participate. Watch out for a block party near you and don’t forget to thank your neighbors for helping to build community resilience! Click here for a citywide list of NNO events.
|Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood|
8/2/18 @ 6pm @ 3667 SE Roswell St
8/7/18 @ 6pm @ Piccolo Park
8/4/18 @ 3pm @ 7211 SE 62nd Ave
8/7/18 @ 6pm @ 3609 SE 8th ave
8/7/18 @ 6pm@ Se Glenwood and 37th
8/12/18 @ 4pm @ 927 SE Morrison
8/4/18 @ 4pm @ Montavilla City Park
8/7/18 @ 5pm @ Kenilworth Park
8/12/18 @ 3pm @ 600 SE Marion St
8/7/18 @ 6pm @ Kern Park
|South Tabor Neighborhood
9/10/17 @ noon @ SE Clinton and 68th Ave