MON 7/9: Selena at Hollywood Theatre

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

Vegan Bake Sale for Social Justice Fund
In 1978, the Social Justice Fund (then known as A Territory Resource) began offering grants to causes and nonprofits. They’ve expanded their reach greatly in the past 40 years, and now raise more than $130,000 each year for redistribution in the Portland metro area. Local vegan establishments including Doe Donuts and Back to Eden are donating goods at this entirely vegan bake sale in support of the Social Justice Fund’s 2018 giving project. You can also share your baking chops for the cause by signing up early and emailing omer.elad [at] gmail [dot] com. Food Fight Grocery, 1217 SE Stark, 10 am-4 pm, FREE


THURSDAY, JULY 5

Understanding Compassionate Choices and Death with Dignity
In 1997, Oregon became the first state in the nation to pass a physician-assisted statute when voters approved Measure 16. Learn the ins and outs of end-of-life options at this workshop presented by Matt Whitaker, director of Compassion and Choices. Register online and email cce@lclark.edu with questions. Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, 0615 SW Palatine Hill, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, JULY 6

R2DToo Sleeping Pod Build 2018
Roll up your sleeves and donate your time and strength to support Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo), a community that offers shelter for houseless folks. Sign up for a three-hour shift (or longer) and help build new sleeping pods. You can even round up a crew of pals to join you, as shift slots necessitate five volunteers. Other volunteer work days include July 7, 8, 21, and 22. Contact Sarah with questions or donations at sarah [at] ecolloyd [dot] org. 999 N Thunderbird, 8 am-5 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, JULY 7

Fatsquatch Closing Party and Fundraiser
Send off vegan food cart Fatsquatch and its owner, Lukkah, with a mighty hooray at this fundraiser for Lukkah’s gender-affirming surgeries. Even with insurance (for now), the medical procedures will cost a minimum of $16,000 in deductibles alone. Indulge in food specials and bring plenty of cash for raffle tickets and baked goods. Can’t make it? Consider making a donation at gofundme.com/lukkahs-surgery-medical-bills. Fatsquatch PDX, 3423 SE Belmont, 2-8 pm, FREE


SUNDAY, JULY 8

Redstone Collective
For more than 15 years, the Redstone Collective has served indigenous and Latinx communities in the Portland metro area through sweat lodges, art, spirituality, and performance. The collective is currently offering mentorship to youth and is in the midst of preparing a large art showcase to highlight the contributions of the incarcerated. Learn more about Redstone’s invaluable work at the group’s first fundraiser and enjoy food, a silent auction, raffle, performances, and more. P:ear, 638 NW 6th, 2 pm, FREE


MONDAY, JULY 9

Charity of the Day: NICU Families NW
For families who have to experience neonatal intensive care units (NICU), NICU Families Northwest steps in to help with transitions, provide ongoing mental health management, and increase family stability. The not-for-profit organization primarily serves parents in Portland and Vancouver, but select programming is available beyond. Support their services by stopping by on Monday to enjoy a pint or three of frosty brews and heaping baskets of fries at Oregon Public House, which will be donating five to 15 percent of the day’s sales to the group. Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum, 11:30 am-10 pm, FREE

My Health, My Story: A Planned Parenthood Speakout
Planned Parenthood has been instrumental for countless people seeking safe and affordable healthcare services. Community members will speak out about why access to abortion is important, and the Multnomah County Speakers Bureau will facilitate a discussion during this event, which aims to raise awareness for reproductive rights in light of a ballot measure that aims to restrict public funding of abortion. El Zócalo at Milagro Theater, 537 SE Stark, 6:30-9 pm, $5 suggested donation

The Microplastic Pollution in the Ocean
Microplastics measuring less than five millimeters now litter every ocean on Earth. A French nonprofit, the Tara Foundation, studies plastics and explores viable long-term solutions. Hear about the expeditions of their floating scientific laboratory and learn about the impact of these plastics on the entire ecosystem. Speakers include Tara Expeditions Foundations Executive Director Romain Troublé and researcher Maria Luiza Pedrotti. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), 1945 SE Water, 7-9 pm, FREE

Ollin Film Series Presents Selena
Get your (bidi bidi bum) bum over to the Hollywood Theatre for a screening of the classic Latinx film Selena in support of Latino Network’s advocacy programs. Be sure to bring plenty of tissues for this biopic about the late Tejano crossover icon Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, and add the dates for the other “Nuestra Voz” screenings to your calendar now: Mercedes Sosa: La voz de Latinoamérica on July 23 and Frida on August 8. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30-10 pm, $9


TUESDAY, JULY 10

Portland Action Day: Sellwood Cleanup
Paddle out to Ross Island for this beach cleanup hosted by the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as part of their annual Portland Action Day event. Enjoy food, drinks, and—for those without their own kayak, canoe, or paddleboard—a free kayak rental from Next Adventure! BYOSunblock. Sellwood Riverfront Park, 1221 SE Oaks Park, 6-8:30 pm, FREE