Month: February 2011

‘Why do you hate my vagina?’ – Photos from Friday’s Planned Parenthood Rally in Northeast Portland

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’s Re:Boutique Grand Opening this Sunday! Celebrate with Portland’s top-notch re-use artists.

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.

 

 

Rally to support Planned Parenthood this afternoon – February 21 – 3727 NE MLK, at the Planned Parenthood facility.

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.