SAT 8/18: Headstone cleaning workshop at Lone Fir Cemetary

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

Transportation Equity Meeting
Accessible and affordable transportation is a must for truly equitable communities. Learn about the most rampant transportation barriers in Portland and what you can do to help break them down, especially for the communities most affected. SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main, 10-11:30 am, FREE

PanCAN Fundraiser Night
Did you know that pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of the major cancers? Start your weekend early by supporting the Portland chapter of PanCAN—the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network—at Occidental Brewing. Every ice-cold pint of beer you purchase guarantees $1 more towards spreading awareness and supporting research for pancreatic cancer. Occidental Brewing Company, 6635 N Baltimore, 5-9 pm, FREE

Couch Film Collective Screening & Fundraising Party
Enjoy three local short films by Abby Thompson, Dawn Jones Redstone and Kjerstin Johnson, and Shilpa Sunthankar Adams at this mixer raising money for the Couch Film Collective, an inclusive grassroots group supporting women in film. Bring cash for drinks and a chance to win dope raffle prizes. NW Documentary, 6 NE Tillamook, 7-10 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Fighting a Toxic Current
The EPA placed the Portland Harbor, an 11-mile stretch from the Willamette to Sauvie Island, on the superfund priority list in 2011 following a series of tests that found 29 different toxic compounds in the area. The Portland Harbor Community Coalition works to support the marginalized communities most impacted by the area’s pollution, and will host a workshop and free lunch with an overview of the issues and how to take action on the frontlines. Woodlawn MIC, 1425 NE Dekum, 11 am-2 pm, FREE

Headstone Cleaning Workshop
Keep Portland’s second-largest arboretum and one of Oregon’s oldest cemeteries clean for folks living and dead by volunteering to tend to the Lone Fir Cemetery’s historic headstones. Learn the safest techniques at this all-ages hands-on workshop. Cleaning supplies provided. Soldiers Monument at Lone Fir Cemetery, SE Stark & 26th, 11 am-1 pm, FREE

Girl Scout Night with the Portland Thorns
For the fourth year in a row, Portland Thorns FC will host a special day for Girl Scouts, complete with swag, raffles, and great seats to watch the game. Detailed information for official troop adult-to-scout ratio can be found on the Facebook event page as well as general tips to ensure a great time. Perhaps best of all is that Girl Scouts in attendance will earn a very fun piece of flair—a limited-edition 2018 Portland Thorns Girl Scout Day patch. Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison, 7:30-9:30 pm, $20


SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

Walk with Refugees and Immigrants
Show your support for our local refugee and immigrant community members by joining this mile-long walk between two Northeast Portland parks. Devour delicious food, sway to good music, and play some family-friendly games at this event hosted by IRCO. Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey, 11 am-2 pm, FREE

Sunday Mass Vigil at Hollywood MAX
Although the #AbolishICEPDX encampment was ordered to disperse by Mayor Ted Wheeler earlier this summer, nightly vigils have continued on-site outside of the ICE building from 7:30- 10 pm. On Sundays, however, the vigils take place at the Hollywood MAX station, offering space for all community members to gather and “listen to the stories of those most affected by the consequences of ICE, US imperialism, immigration policies, and systemic oppression.” Hollywood Transit Center, 1410 NE 42nd, 5-8 pm, FREE


MONDAY, AUGUST 20

CR PDX Prisoner Correspondence Night
Every month, the Portland chapter of Critical Resistance hosts a mailing event to write letters, send articles and books, and provide resources for people currently incarcerated in Oregon and Washington prisons. Help write letters, bring cash or supply donations for pens, lined paper, stamps, and envelopes, and connect with new comrades. The space is wheelchair accessible and has a gender-neutral ADA bathroom! In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30-8:30 pm, FREE


TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

National Prison Strike Panel and Call to Action
A nationwide strike from August 21 through September 9 has been declared by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak to contest the living conditions, lack of access to rehabilitation, and inhumane working wages for people currently incarcerated across the country. Read their full list of strike demands at incarceratedworkers.org and join several Portland-based prison abolition groups and presenters for a panel discussion on the prison industrial complex and call to action. Unite Oregon, 700 N Killingsworth, 6-8:30 pm, FREE

Vegan Spaghetti Night Fundraiser
Chow down on all-you-can-eat, guilt-free vegan spaghetti and meatballs at this fundraiser for the Portland edition of the Official 2018 Animal Rights March and part of a larger, international march for the animals. Heaps of garlic bread and dessert options will be provided as well. Social Justice Action Center, 400 SE 12th, 6-10 pm, $12