Blog: This Week in Portland April 21 - April 28, 2012
Hello Portlanders! I just took ownership of the
blog baton which was passed back to me from Angela.
We trade off writing this blog every other month, so now I
am up for sharing 4 weeks of Portland events with
you. So let's get started with some outdoor weather events.
The nice sunnier (I hope?) weather this
weekend promises some outdoor fun, and what could be better than
celebrating springtime in Portland than the great Earth Day
celebrations all around town this weekend?
Portland Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day by
volunteering on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at more
than 200 parks, waterways and neighborhoods throughout Oregon.
will include planting trees, pulling invasive plants and removing trash
that litters our gem of a state. Register
to help clean up your favorite park at Solv.org.
SOLVE IT: Join volunteers
all over the state for one of the largest Earth Day events in the
nation, with roughly 200 volunteer projects. Volunteers will be
removing invasive plants from parks and natural areas, cleaning up
trash and illegal dumpsites in neighborhoods and along waterways,
planting native trees and shrubs to create habitat, and performing
maintenance at restoration sites. The 2012 date is Saturday, April
21st. Here are just two of a long list of volunteer
activities - pick one and register at Solv.org.:
Street Earth Day District Cleanup
Activities: Join the fun at
10AM on Saturday to see the transformation of Alberta Street. The
second annual Earth Day cleanup will conclude with the Golden Garbage
Awards to celebrate community and our successful efforts! And there
promises to be a little Only on Alberta mixed into the day - http://albertamainst.org/whats-happening/earth-day/.
Activities include: Litter Pickup, Graffiti removal.
- Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Cleanup
us remove English ivy and trash from this beautiful urban refuge.
Please note - the date has been moved from April 21st to Sunday, April
22nd! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Pickup,
If you're looking for
even more Portland Earth Day Events, our friends over at PDXPIPELINE
have a good page started.
Weekend Gardening Idea
offers this cute container garden design if you would like to get your
hands into the soil this weekend. Click
here to download the handout to make this container garden.
(Adobe PDF File), from www.PortlandNursery.com.
I am sure every Portland Garden Center will be
crawling with people when the sun comes
out this weekend. Here are some popular neighborhood Portland
Nurseries and Garden Stores:
Portland Garden Stores |
Design - Bloomtown Gardens
Soul'd Out Music Festival
Soulful, uplifting music,
re-created in the live setting, is one of the most healing and profound
means of expression humanity has. This music is one of the most
effective tools of bringing about positive social evolution. We offer
this festival as the beginning of a new movement towards realizing
music's inherent healing and transformative qualities, and as a means
of applying these qualities directly in our ever expanding community.
The Soul'd Out Music
Festival was created in November 2009 as a means by which to give a
platform to music often overlooked by the commercial music industry, as
well as to firmly supplant Portland as the West Coast's premier
independently-minded music market.
The third annual Soul'd Out Music Festival will take place over 13
days, throughout more than 10 of Portland's
most prestigious venues. Featuring artists from across the musical
spectrum, SOMF brings them all together under the banner of soulful
music. Because, Soul music, unlike any other, has the unique ability to
unite us across perceived differences in race, culture or generation.
SOMF 2012 is produced by
Portland-based Soul'd Out Productions. Visit http://www.souldoutfestival.com/
for show shedule, tickets and more information.
More Upcoming Portland
Ten Toe Express Walks Start on May 10, 2012
Colonel Summers to Ladd's
At SW corner of SE 20th & Belmont, Colonel Summers Park,
Thursday, May 10 2012 @ 6:00 PM, 3.5 miles, 90 minutes. Loop through great historic inner
Southeast neighborhoods with fabulous homes, beautiful tree lined
streets and rose gardens. Visit
website for more information.
Toe Express guided walks are free and open to all. They are held on
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from May 10th through
September 13th, 2012. No registration required.
The Ten Toe Express program includes a series of guided walks, a
walking kit, distributed to residents of the SmartTrips Target Area who
place an order, and the Short Tripper coupon book which offers
discounts for walking or biking to a business.
sure to join our Portland Walking Group for more great walks in
Portland this spring.
Portland Sunday Parkways
2012 - NE Sunday Parkways May 13, 2012
Portland Sunday Parkways, May
13, 2012 ~ 11am-4pm
Celebrate Mom as you
walk, bike, run, roll and play around Northeast Portland.
Activities, food, vendors, music, and more will be at Woodlawn,
Alberta, and Fernhill Parks. Click
here for route map.
City of Portland:
Portland 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.
Sunday Parkways fosters civic pride, stimulates economic development,
and represents the community, business, and government investments in
Portland's vitality, livability, and diversity.
the Beach Ride
The Annual Reach the Beach
is coming up on May 19, 2012.
Reach the Beach has sold out the past two years - be sure to register
early and reserve your spot. Reach the Beach is the signature
fundraising event for the American Lung Association in Oregon. We are
able to continue our work helping those with lung diseases, controlling
tobacco use and fighting for healthy air because your
participation. Every pedal stroke helps promote clean Oregon
air and lung health. Read more about the Reach
the Beach Ride, here.
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