I walked the boulevard a couple of times today, once catching the sun. Nothing dramatic occurred; I chuckled to learn that Bloom has a strain named ‘Hippie Crusher’; and for a minute I walked behind a guy wearing a jester’s hat, without interacting with him, until he ran across MLK and then shouted to me that he was wearing, yes, a jester’s hat.


Also, Purrington’s had a “meowvie night” last night, and showed A Christmas Story… with cats. [Fifteen dollars admission!]





Portland Housing Bureau’s North/Northeast Community Oversight Committee meets Dec. 15

Portland Housing Bureau’s North/Northeast Community Oversight Committee:
Next meeting is December 15


Tuesday, December 15 from 6pm – 8pm
(Sandwiches and beverages will be served from 5:30 – 6pm; the meeting will begin promptly at 6pm)

Maranatha Church
4222 NE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

The Community Oversight Committee is a community-based group formed to oversee the Portland Housing Bureau’s work in North and Northeast Portland to increase housing opportunity and address displacement. (Click here for a list of committee members). The committee meets quarterly to hear progress updates on the N/NE initiative. These meetings are open to the public.

This month, the committee will hear and discuss updates on the following items:

  • The Preference Policy — a new policy being finalized that is designed to give preference to historically marginalized families in North and Northeast Portland for new rental housing and homeownership programs.
  • Grant Warehouse — affordable rental housing being developed on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (between Cook and Ivy streets). Click here to learn more.
  • Homeownership Programs planned for the N/NE Portland community.

The last 30 minutes of the meeting are reserved for public comment and questions on any of this month’s agenda items. If you have questions or comments about any issues that are not on this month’s agenda, we encourage you to contact us directly by phone at 503-823-1190 or by email at Comment cards will also be available at the meeting.

 The public is welcome. Join Us!
Meeting schedules and agendas are posted here.

11 Learn How to Use Portland’s Public Access HD TV Studios!


  • Mon, Jan 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • 2766 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR

  • Learn multi-camera studio production and gain certification to use PCM’s HD studios.

    In this workshop, participants gain a technical understanding of the various elements of our HD multi-camera TV studios.

    To receive certification, participants must attend all training sessions, plus one session as volunteer crew on a community produced studio program.

    Upon completion of this class, participants are ready to produce their own studio shows and volunteer on other producer’s productions and can operated on high-definition studios–for FREE.

    This workshop occurs on select Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. All sessions will run from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on January 11, 12, 14, 19, and 21.

    Capacity is limited 10 students, so register now!

    Cost: only $120 per person.