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Leaf Day 2021

Leaf Day, Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) annual service to provide cleaner, safer streets, keep storm drains clear to ensure intersections don’t flood, takes place in November and December. The …

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Enjoy Fall’s Pear Harvest with Beer and Cheese Pairings

Did you know that Oregon’s official state fruit is the pear? The state ranks second in the nation in pear production, joining Washington and California to make up the majority …

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‘Everybody Reads’ Book Chosen

Multnomah County Library (MCL) has selected its 2022 Everybody Reads book choice and it is a first for the program.  The graphic memoir, Good Talk: A memoir in conversations by …

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Citizen Science and Restoration Trips

The Cascade Forest Conservancy is looking for volunteers to join them for fall Citizen Science and Restoration Trips. Opportunities include Yellowjacket Creek planting and surveying streams for lamprey. As a …

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PP&R Seeks Feedback on Tennis Courts

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is currently seeking feedback on Portland’s tennis courts to inform the Outdoor Tennis Courts and Emerging Recreation Strategy for programming, maintenance and use of outdoor …

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August 2021 Events

Rail Heritage Center Reopens – The engine house where the locomotives reside at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center is now open 1-5 pm, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Oregon Pacific …

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Sunday Parkways

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) brings back Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente with a new Choose Your Own Portland Adventure format featuring free and fun online classes and events …

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Summer Meals through PP&R and ODE

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) provides free meals for youth ages 1-18 this summer with their Free Lunch + Play program.  There are no applications or income requirements to access …

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Laurelhurst Elementary Auction

Laurelhurst Elementary School holds a virtual auction Saturday, June 5, 6-8 pm. View the catalog at The auction benefits Laurelhurst Elementary and the PPS Parent Fund. Questions? Email


The holiday, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African American slaves. Visit …

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Youth Job Fair

The Portland Youth Opportunity Fair is a job and resource fair for youth aged 16-24, that takes place Friday, May 7, 11 am. Find resources to prepare for the fair …

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DOZA Hearing

City Council will hear public testimony on the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project Wednesday, May 12, 2 pm. Watch the virtual meeting at

Green Dreams: Re-imaging Portland

The Portland Parks Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland Art Museum, Converge 45 and Urbanism Next invite you to participate in the next series of programs with leading voices …

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Earth Day

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was in 1970 and gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of the planet. It went …

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Laurelhurst Two-Part Workshop

Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association will present a two-part, in-person workshop on implicit bias and institutionalized oppression by Dr. James Mason. Session 1: Sunday, May 23, Session 2: Sunday, June 6. Both …

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