Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Check out the online gardening workshops, visit with a nature educator at Oxbow and so many meetings

COURTESY PHOTO: NERINGA HUNNEFELD FOR UNSPLASH - Learn about insects that benefit gardens in an online workshop Saturday, Nov. 14, presented by East Metro Soil & Water Conservation District. See listing for details.


Online Gardening Workshops — Presented by East Metro Soil & Water Conservation District. Free. Native Plants: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5; Creating an Edible Landscape: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Beneficial Insects: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; and Rain Gardens 101: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. For more information, or to register, visit

Troutdale Parks Advisory Committee — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, Sam Cox Building in Glenn Otto Community Park, 1106 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Coronavirus safety precauctions observed.

Educator in the Park — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Nov. 13, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Park Road. Nature educators will be available at Oxbow to help visitors get the most out of this East County gem.

Shred Event — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, Troutdale Public Works Building, 342 S.W. Fourth St. Limit four bags,Troutdale residents please.


Most of these government meetings are being held online. Please visit the groups' web page for links to the online meeting and instructions if you want to comment.

Centennial School Board — 7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, District Office, 18135 S.E. Brooklyn St.

Fairview City Council — 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday; 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday; Fairview City Hall Council Chambers, 1300 N.E. Village St.

Gresham-Barlow School Board — 7 p.m. typically every first Thursday, Council Chambers, Public Safety and Schools Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

Gresham City Council — 6-8 p.m. first Tuesday; 3-5 p.m. third Tuesday; Gresham City Hall Council Chambers, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education — 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday, dates sometimes vary, Board Room, MHCC, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

NEMCCA Safety and Information Meeting — 9:30 a.m. first Wednesday, Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

Troutdale City Council — 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Kellogg Room, Police Community Center Building, 234 S.W. Kendall Court.

Reynolds School Board — 7 p.m. fourth Wednesday, most meetings in the Multipurpose Room at Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road.

Wood Village City Council — 6 p.m. second Tuesday generally; Wood Village City Hall Council Chambers, 23335 N.E. Halsey St.

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — 1-2:30 p.m. second Thursday and fourth Wednesday of each month, Primrose Room, Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver's Support — 1-2:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of each month, Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. For more information, contact Jeanette Vice at 503-666-4305.

Better Breathers Club — Meetings are suspended until further notice. Thanks for your patience. For more information, contact Ron McMahan at 503-512-8066.

Clutterers Anonymous Meeting — 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Gethesemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St., Portland. A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope to solve common problems of cluttering, hoarding and procrastination. Call 503-544-2146 or 503-674-8893 for more information.

PACT — 7-8:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month, First Baptist Church, 224 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Parents of Addicted Children Together is a support group for families dealing with addiction. For more information, call Gary Swoboda at 503-810-1441.

Club meetings

Mt. Hood Republican Women — 11:30 a.m. every second Wednesday, Elmer's Restaurant, 1590 N.E. Burnside Road. Join members for a discussion open to all. For more information, contact Clarice Moss at 503-658-5227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mt. Hood Quilt Guild — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham. The guild promotes the art and education of quiltmakers and quilting techniques, patterns and history. Visit for more information.

American Legion Post 30 of Gresham — 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, at the VFW post, 219 N.W. First St. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

VFW Gresham United Post No. 180 — 6:30 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, 219 N.W. First St., Gresham. Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

Rotary Club of Gresham — noon Wednesdays, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St., Gresham.

Rockwood Kiwanis Club — 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays, Abby's Pizza, 21255 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Call 503-740-3541 for more information.

Rotary of the West Columbia Gorge — 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, Mt. Hood Room, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale.

Gresham Breakfast Lions Club — 7 a.m. Thursdays, M&M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave. For details, call Tom Slyter at 503-358-1313.

Soroptimist International of Gresham — noon, second, third and fourth Thursday of each month, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St.

Sandy Chapter, NW Steelheaders — 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, Sam Cox Building, Glenn Otto Community Park, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Guests welcome. For more information, call Steve Rothenbucher at 503-257-0039.

Kiwanis Club of Damascus-Happy Valley — 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays, Pub 212 and Restaurant, 20400 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.

Kiwanis Club of the Columbia Gorge, Troutdale/Corbett — 6 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Sam Cox Building, Glenn Otto Community Park, 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Visit for more information.

Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club — 7-10:30 p.m. first, fourth and fifth Saturday nights, 13987 S.E. Richey Road, Boring. Dance classes for new beginners start once a year in September and classes are $5 per class. For details, call Robert at 503-791-7779.

West Columbia George Chamber — 8 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Different speaker weekly. Link to the virtual gathering is available on the group's web page at



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