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.
|Friday, July 5th||The Old Yellers—Original Americana country folk-rock||Brooklyn Park, SE Milwaukie Avenue and Haig Street|
|Sunday, July 7th||Yankee Gaucho—World folk rock||Kenilworth Park, SE 32nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard|
|Monday, July 8th||Moody Little Sister—New folk of the American West||Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street|
|Friday, July 12th||Tara Velarde—Diva folk||Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street|
|Sunday, July 14th||Quadraphonnes—Jazzy funk from all-female saxophone quartet||Warner Pacific University, 2219 SE 68th Avenue|
|Monday, July 15th||Rae Gordon Band—Female-fronted blues and soul||Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street|
|Thursday, July 18th||POPgoji—Brazilian beats meets American soul||Harrison Park, SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street|
|Friday, July 19th||Soul Progression—Pop, rock, blues, good times||Brentwood Park, 6550 SE 60th Avenue|
|Monday, July 22nd||Grupo Masato—High energy tropical/Andean Chicha||Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street|
|Monday, July 29th||Miller & Sasser—Upbeat originals and country classics||Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street|
|Saturday, August 10th||Portland Festival Symphony (Full Symphony), music director Gregory Vajda||Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street, 6PM|
|Thursday, August 15th||DJ Prashant & Jai Ho! Dance Troupe—Interactive Bollywood & Bhangra dance||Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street|
|Sunday, August 25th||Providence Stage Band—Big band sounds from the 40s to 70s||Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street, 6PM|
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.
|Friday, July 5th||Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018) PG-13||Brooklyn Park, SE Milwaukie Avenue and Haig Street|
|Sunday, July 7th||Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) PG||Kenilworth Park, SE 32nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard|
|Friday, July 12th||Black Panther (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles||Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th Avenue and Taylor Street|
|Sunday, July 14th||Aquaman (2018) PG-13||Warner Pacific University, 2219 SE 68th Avenue|
|Thursday, July 18th||Approved For Adoption (2012) NR—French with English subtitles||Harrison Park, SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street|
|Friday, July 19th||Slumdog Millionaire (2008) PG||Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Avenue and Oak Street|
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