1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
Multnomah Days are free and fun for the whole family. The parade showcases Portland’s diverse and eclectic culture. It’s followed by a wonderful fair, filled with tasty treats and lots of local vendors.
Street fairs are a great way to enjoy the warm, sunny weather, meet your neighbors, and support local small businesses.
Portland has great parades, street fairs, and events during the summer months. Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to Venture Portland, an organization dedicated to growing Portland’s unique neighborhood business districts. “Venture Out” this summer and check out upcoming summer street fairs and events.
SW 35th Ave and Capitol Hwy
Saturday, August 15, 10 am – 10 pm
I initially found it hard to believe that August is one of the slowest months of the year for the Commissioner’s office given that my first week was filled with office training, meetings, and handshakes. I think I met almost everyone in the building from Mayor Hales’ office to the Happy Cup Coffee staff. I learned to answer calls, sort mail, and get a sense of what actually goes on behind the large glass doors of City Hall.
One of the best parts of the job is getting to know the awesome staff. I learned very quickly that by unanimous vote, Aja Blair, the Commissioner’s scheduler and office manager, takes the crown for office favorite. Upon meeting him, I completely agree! His bubbly and unabashed personality keeps everyone in the office in high spirits.
Asena, the Constituent Services Specialist, has been awesome too! She has taught me everything I need to know about how to keep the office running smoothly and handling concerns from constituents. We also bond over our passion for social justice and being heavily involved in minority communities.
As far as work goes, I am beginning to scratch the surface of what it means to conduct policy research. Once I get the hang of things, I’ll be able to share my experiences. Overall, it has been a great first week! I’m thankful to be able to work in this office and excited to see what the rest of the month has in store for me!
Interested in listening to jazz and supporting music education in East Portland?
Join your neighbors and music lovers alike at the Montavilla Neighborhood Association’s second annual Montavilla Jazz Festival this weekend.
The festival will feature some of Portland’s best originally composed jazz music by local artists. 2015 Headliner Darrell Grant will debut his unique new work, “All 4 Naught.”
Portland Mercado’s Mixteca Catering and The Wine Nomad will provide delicious on-site food and drinks, with performances by local student musicians.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to 4 Montavilla schools to help fund music education programs.
August 15-16, 2015
Cost: sliding scale
Portland Metro Arts
9003 SE Stark Street
Photo courtesy of the Montavilla Neighborhood Association.
Grab your friends and family and venture out to Southeast Portland for the 2nd annual Jade International Night Market!
The market is hosted by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and the Jade District. It celebrates the cultural diversity of the Jade District, and helps build community pride and engagement.
The Jade District is centered around 82nd Avenue and Division Street. It’s a fusion of local business associations and neighborhood associations that encourage socio-economic growth in the neighborhood.
The market will feature over 80 vendors representing the diverse cultures of the neighborhood. Enjoy incredible multi-cultural performances and delicious ethnic cuisine. Check out the mini farmer’s market, and explore unique booths.
The Portland Water Bureau will also be at the market, providing pristine Bull Run water for thirsty market-goers.
Visit the Jade International Night Market’s website for more information.
Saturday, August 15 and 22
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2305 SE 82nd Ave.