MLK Boulevard is visited on occasional Fridays by anti-abortion protesters, who picket outside the Planned Parenthood facility that opened last year. This past Friday, supporters of Planned P’hood gathered in front of the building, though not in as large a crowd as during Wednesday’s rally.
Not a single abortion opponent was seen, or heard, though one gentleman in a white pickup truck shouted, “GET A LIFE AND GET A JOB!” as he cruised by.
The police turned up to warn rallyers to avoid clogging the street.
Upcoming Planned Parenthood events and fundraisers here.
SCRAP is excited to announce the opening of the Re:Boutique, a consignment boutique featuring the work of local reuse artisans, located within a corner of SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery.
The boutique hosts vendors whose products are made out of a minimum of 75% reused/recycled materials.
Free craft corner — we’ll provide the supplies! Epic tower building, turn table art & pennant flag making.
Purchase something from the Re:Boutique and get 25% off a purchase of used materials from the store. Plus, the monthly bag sale will be held in the workshop on the same day – fill a bag with cool stuff for just $2!
Featuring Thai Mama Eggrolls food cart (outside).
Here are photos I took of items on sale in the Re:Boutique, which has been open for a few weeks prior to the grand opening (I already bought a friend an awesome gift from the Re:Boutique, but I won’t photograph it until I’ve given it to her, just in case!):
As you can see, lots of cute-ness on display here.
Actually, I bought a second gift for someone at Re:Boutique in the past couple of weeks. I’ll show you a cover of that one:
Re:Boutique Gallery is at SCRAP, 2915 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
I’m a little bit slow; this show ends on Friday, I believe. Nevertheless, it’s interesting stuff. SCRAP’s Re:Vision gallery is in the SCRAP store at 2915 NE MLK.
There’s a link to info on upcoming Planned Parenthood events at the bottom of this post…
For information on more Planned Parenthood events coming up, visit this page!
Some more photos from the rally can be seen on zhx’s blog, too.
On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood provides millions of women with birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving services.
Rally with fellow supporters of PP at the Columbia-Willamette Planned Parenthood Headquarters, 3727 NE MLK, from 5 to 6 pm today, Monday February 21st.
Update: see here for photos of today’s rally.
A sweet piece of a performance by trumpeter Farnell Newton and players, from 2009.
Unfortunately, Curious Comedy (5225 NE MLK, Vanport Square) is no longer hosting its ‘Round Midnight jazz series.
Read all about it in the Portland Mercury’s review last week…
“In Portland and Harlem and points between, go find a street named Martin Luther King:”
Check out, also, the fascinating photo blog MLK BLVD: Images and dispatches from streets, boulevards, drives, etc. named for Martin Luther King, Jr. There are multiple Portland contributors to this photoblog.