SUN 8/5: Yoga in the Park miodrag_ignjatovic / gety images

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

Pints for a Purpose: NBTS Fundraiser
There are approximately 700,000 people in the United States currently living with brain tumors, and the number increases each year. Help fund research and awareness by drinking a cold beer—$1 per pint will be donated back to the National Brain Tumor Society. The 2018 Northwest Brain Tumor Walk will take place August 5; registration is $30-35. Old Town Brewing, 5201 NE MLK, 4-10 pm, FREE

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Forum on Ending the War on Drugs
Bobby Singh, executive director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, has been invited by Congressman Earl Blumenauer to speak on a panel about the war on drugs. Congressman Blumenauer has said, “[The war on drugs] has given rise to a brand of law enforcement that criminalizes homelessness, mental illness, and the disease of addiction.” First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park, 6-9 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

North Tabor Block Swap
Calling all crate diggers! Stock up on sweet vinyl records, video games, jewelry, and more at this “garage sale meets block party” benefiting Do Good Multnomah Veterans Shelter. This two-day event boasts space for more than 50 vendors, all helping to serve houseless Veterans. Bartering welcome. Community of Christ—Portland Congregation, 4837 NE Couch, Fri Aug 3 & Sat Aug 4, 8 am-4 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

Gamers for Good Volunteers at Oregon Food Bank
Join Vancouver-based nonprofit Gamers for Good at the Oregon Food Bank and help folks access food by sorting canned goods and more. Close-toed shoes are a must, and wear layers. Open to gamers (and non-gamers) ages six and up, and a signed waiver is required for volunteers younger than 18. Oregon Food Bank, 7900 NE 33rd, 9-11:30 am, FREE

Resist Patriot Prayer
In a show of solidarity and resistance, several anti-fascist and anti-racist community groups are organizing a counter protest against Patriot Prayer members and supporters. Protests involving Patriot Prayer are known to get violent, so proceed with caution and take protective measures. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, 11:30 am, FREE

Aguanile Caribbean Night
Platano Rising is a Caribbean catering company on a mission to obtain a delivery vehicle. In addition to offering tons of delicious foods onsite, this event will double as an open mic “dedicated to all things Caribbean heritage with performances, art, and music by [artists of the] Caribbean and African diasporas.” Support this cause and your stomach will thank you. Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster, 6-10 pm, $5-15 suggested donation


SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

Yoga in the Park: Benefit for Om Thrive
A circle of evergreens at Mt. Tabor Park is the perfect setting for outdoor yoga. Bring a snack to enjoy after your workout and get excited for the launch of Om Thrive, a prospective nonprofit that will offer free yoga classes for DVSA survivors of all ages. Mt. Tabor City Park, 6350 SE Yamhill, 10:30 am-noon, $15-25 suggested donation

Black Feast
Black-identified folks and families are invited to participate in a food-fueled discussion with Mudbone Grown LLC and the Black Food Sovereignty Council about health and community gardens in the Black community. Food is provided, but attendees must RSVP via the Facebook event page in advance. Unity Farm, 7900 NE 33rd, 1-4 pm, FREE

Barky Hour
Humans and their canine companions can collectively let loose at this all-day happy hour event hosted by Untapped in support of the Family Dogs New Life Shelter. People can imbibe a wide variety of beverages including craft beer, kombucha, wine, and cider while pooches enjoy donated treats. Bring gently used and new toys, leashes, and collars for the bar’s Paw Toy Drive through August 10. Untapped, 4320 N Interstate, 3:30-6:30 pm, FREE


MONDAY, AUGUST 6

Facing America’s Nuclear Legacy
Seventy-three years ago today, the United States launched the first of two atomic bombs, devastating the lives of people in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and far beyond. Remember and honor the victims while listening to speakers discuss the lasting impact of the bombings and their relevance today. Afterward, cross the street and head to the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine at 7:15 pm for a one-day art exhibit featuring works created after year-long conversations with Hiroshima high school students and atomic bomb survivors. Japanese American Historical Plaza, 2 NW Naito, 6-7 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

Free Money (Advice)
Asset to the Resistance is comprised of radical tax preparers, accountants, and other financial professionals seeking to disrupt inequality in the capitalist system by offering resources and building understanding for the folks who it affects negatively. Join them for a meet and greet and then a Q&A on bookkeeping, taxes, and any other financial questions. Sliding scale donations support Ori Gallery! Desk & Mug, 6006 NE Glisan, 5:45-8 pm, $1-10 sliding scale donation