Here are some of the key Events and Activities in Inner Southeast Portland in May


Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Cleanup: Bring your bulky waste, scrap metal and wood, furniture, yard debris, and more, to 6801 S.E. 60th Avenue, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sorry, not accepting electronics, appliances, fluorescent lights and ballast, any hazardous waste, or any construction materials. Otherwise, come and dump your junk – fee is $20 per carload, $30 per truck or vanload, $15 per trailerload – and mattresses for $5. Also open to Woodstock residents.

Cinco de Mayo "taco night" in Woodstock: This afternoon, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a "taco night", open to everyone. "Free! -- but free-will offerings accepted." The church is on the corner of S.E. Chavez Blvd (formerly 39th) and Steele Street, in the Woodstock neighborhood.


Portland Baroque Orch. Season finale at Reed: This afternoon at 3 p.m., in Kaul Auditorium on the Reed College Campus, the Portland Baroque Orchestra's 2017-18 Season concludes with Artistic Director Monica Huggett leading PBO's season finale, "The Leipzig Audition", featuring works by Telemann, Graupner, W. F. Bach, and J.S. Bach. J.S. Bach was one of the most important composers ever to live and work in the musical mecca of Leipzig. But, for the prestigious post of Cantor at St. Thomas Church, he was third choice. This concert presents the program that won him the job he held for the rest of his life. Single tickets, starting at $29 each, are on sale at – – or call 503/222-6000, M-F, 9:30 a.m.-5p.m. "Arts for All" tickets and "Student Rush" tickets are offered as available. Reed College is at S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 28th.

MAY 7 Kids and Teens – take control of your digital footprint: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. this evening at the Sellwood Library, teens in grades 6 through 12 will learn strategies to keep control of their online presence and personal data. Topics include digital citizenship, cyber bullying, device encryption, passwords, digital profiling, and apps to avoid. Free. The library is on the corner of S.E. Bidwell Street and 13th Avenue.

MAY 10

In Sellwood – annual Salad Luncheon and Fashion Show: Today's the day for St. Agatha Altar Society's annual fund-raising Salad Luncheon and Fashion Show, starting at noon at St. Agatha's Parish Hall, 7959 S.E. 15th Avenue in Sellwood. Fashions are courtesy of Christopher and Banks. This year's theme is "High Flying with Butterflies". Tickets are $15 each, and admission is by reservation/ticket only – so it you don't have yours yet, call Marie Zavada at 503/238-2139.

MAY 11

Fund-raising rummage sale on Division Street: The annual church fund-raising rummage sale at – and for – St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, takes place today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Carvlin Hall, at S.E. 16th & Division (2408 S.E. 16th Avenue). Open to all!

MAY 12

5K/10K fundraising walk or run at Mt. Tabor Park: Starting this morning at 8:30 a.m., till noon, a 5K/10K walk or run will take place at Mt. Tabor Park to raise money for the nonprofit Mother and Child Education Center of Portland. "Parents can walk or run with their child." One 10K runner or walker enters for $55; one 5K runner or walker enters for $45. Participants receive one T-shirt, a participant packet with freebies and coupons, and a light breakfast of bagels or doughnuts and fruit. For more information, go online –

Brooklyn Neighborhood Cleanup and Rummage Sale: Today, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., it's Brooklyn Cleanup Day at Brooklyn School Park, along with a rummage sale, at S.E. 16th and Center Street. What's accepted and what is not, plus the cost to dump and other details, are posted online at –

Kids and families – "Float Your Boat" at the Woodstock Library: This afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., kids and families will make their own sailboat with natural and recycled materials. They'll paint and decorate, then set sail. This is an easy and fun project for families – and it's free! The library is on the corner of Woodstock Boulevard and S.E. 49th.

Family fun at Brooklyn Park fundraiser this afternoon: "Friends of Brooklyn Park" are holding a benefit entertainment event 4-6 p.m. this afternoon to support the Brooklyn Park Summer Youth Program. It's at Rose City Coffee, 3370 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, with admission charge $10 per family – and features nationally-known children's entertainers "Red Yarn" and "the Alphabeticians". Plus games and more fun.

MAY 15

Author Visit to Woodstock Library's "Pageturners Book Group": Read "On the Ragged Edge of Medicine" by Patricia Kullberg, and then come tonight to the Woodstock Branch Library at S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard as Kullberg visits in person, and shares her 40 years of experience doctoring the homeless and urban poor who live on the streets of Portland. Free, but come early to be sure of a seat. Sponsored by "Friends of the Library".

MAY 18

Woodstock & Hosford Mandarin Immersion fundraising dinner: "Each year, our community gathers to raise money to help the Mandrarin Immersion students participate in their Chinese Research Residency for two weeks in Suzhou, China. This year, a major component is 'Dim Sum for Dinner' at Ocean City Seafood" this evening. Individual tickets $50; table of 10 $450. There are also options for sponsorship of this event, donation to the associated auction, or in-kind donations. For more information or to arrange to contribute or attend, contact Tonya Moyle at 503/867-7472, or e-mail her at – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Folk music concert tonight in Reed neighborhood: The nonprofit Portland Folk Society presents the folk music singers of "Cabin Fever NW" in concert at 7:30 p.m. this evening at the Reedwood Friends Church, 2910 S.E. Steele, just north of the Reed College campus. Tickets are $20 general admission, and $10 for youths.

MAY 19

Annual Sellwood-Westmoreland Clean-Up Day: The oldest neighborhood cleanup in Oregon takes place at the south end of Westmoreland Park today, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring all your throw-away junk: Clean dimensional wood, yard debris, appliances, tires, unwanted furniture, metal, aluminum, even Styrofoam (block, and bagged peanuts, but no meat trays). "Free Geek" on-site for E-Waste assessment and processing; E-waste accepted from households but NOT businesses. On-site area to donate reusable furniture, clothing, and miscellaneous. NOT ACCEPTED: Construction or demolition materials, METRO-prohibited materials, food garbage, concrete, dirt, sheetrock, asbestos, lead, hazardous materials, paint, aerosol cans, liquids. (Paint cans with lids off and dried paint are OK.) Cost: $7-13 for sedan and small station wagon loads; $13-20 small pickups; $20-30 regular pickup trucks; $30 and up larger vehicles. $15 additional charge for appliances with Freon. Optional donation to Free Geek for E-waste. Tires: Five tires per vehicle are free; but no tires over 21 inches please. Proof of Sellwood or Westmoreland residency required to dump; bring driver's license or utility bill with your name and address on it.

Sellwood Middle School "Bingo" at Manor tonight: The Sellwood Middle School Foundation is holding an evening of fund-raising Bingo at Westmoreland Union Manor this evening, 7:30-10 p.m., with Bingo cards $15 per person, and $5 for each additional card. All proceeds benefit the school's "amazing elective programs". Westmoreland Union Manor is on S.E. 23rd between S.E. Bybee Boulevard and Tolman Street.

MAY 20

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek "Neighborhood Plant Sale" today: This fundraiser for the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association is today, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 3012 S.E. Balfour Street in Ardenwald. This plant sale is a fundraiser for the new – but not yet developed – neighborhood park on Balfour Street. To date the neighborhood has raised close to $10,000 towards the development of the park, and a master plan has been completed and approved. If you are interested in helping with the sale, or have plants, pots, or other gardening items to donate, contact Lisa at 503/754-1655. More information is available online:

MAY 24 "Music in Action" at the Sellwood Branch Library: "Music in Action" is a freewheeling fiesta of songs, creative movement, comedy, and audience participation for kids and families, led by the irrepressible (and bilingual) Rich Glauber. "Using guitar, accordion, and his joyful personality, he turns every show into a community celebration." Since space is limited at the Sellwood Library, free tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. this morning – the performance is 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The library is on the corner of S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street.

MAY 26

Multnomah County Fair, at Oaks Park thru Monday: The 112th Multnomah County Fair – in recent years, put on by a nonprofit group of county residents who believe Oregon's most populous county should have its own fair – takes place 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 to 7 Monday, at Oaks Amusement Park – at the foot of S.E. Spokane Street (on Oaks Park Way) in Sellwood. Admission is free, and parking is free. (The nonprofit which puts on the fair does welcome donations.) Please – no pets. Come see the farm animals and all the events you associate with a County Fair – including arts, crafts, floral and garden exhibits, food, needlecrafts, and photography, all entered for prizes. "This Memorial Day we honor our Military and First Responders – thank you!" For more information, go online –


Fundraising rummage sale on S.E. 79th: St. Anthony of Padua Church is holding its annual Altar Society fundraiser, its Rummage Sale, today and tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The church is situated at 7920 S.E. 79th Avenue. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 503/775-6863. Llewellyn Elementary School's end-of-year Carnival: The Llewellyn Elementary Carnival, which celebrates the end of school and the start of summer vacation, is open not only to students and parents but to everyone in the community, and this year it's this evening, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the school – 6301 S.E. 14th Avenue in Westmoreland. "Come have fun, and support the Llewellyn PTA and the Llewellyn Foundation". Admission is free, but bring some money for food and fun.


Sellwood's annual "Share-It Square Painting Day": Starting at 10 a.m. this morning, anyone interested is invited to join the residents of the Share-It Square intersection in Sellwood in its annual repainting. "This year's design is quite whimsical and fun, with a bright orange octopus serving tea to the planets of our solar system. There will be a kids' table with activities for various ages as well." The painting is usually completed between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. All supplies provided, all are welcome. Contact Sarah Heath by e-mail for more information – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sellwood Walking Tour: This morning, 10 a.m. to noon, neighborhood historian and BEE writer Eileen G. Fitzsimons presents "A new 'Part 2' walking tour of the neighborhood, starting with the year 1910 – forward." Pre-registration is required, so contact the Architectural Heritage Center right away at 503/231-7264 if you want to come along. If you are forced to miss this one, it will be repeated on Saturday, August 25, by Eileen and fellow historian and BEE writer Dana Beck. If you have gone on their previous walks, "Part 1" (development up to 1910) will again be offered on Saturday, July 28. For information on all of these, go online to –

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