WED 9/12: Living with Fire: Looking Back, Looking Ahead photo of Eagle Creek Trail by U. S. Forest Service

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

TPS Journey for Justice Caravan
TPS, or Temporary Protected Status, was established to protect immigrants and asylum seekers from deportation when the conditions of their home country are unstable or dangerous as a result of war or environmental disaster. Advocacy group TPS Alliance has embarked on a caravan around the country to inform people about TPS and ways to support a permanent equivalent. Join them at their Portland pit stop. Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th, 11 am-3 pm, FREE

CRPDX Turns Five! An Abolitionist Birthday Party
Celebrate five years of prison abolitionist group Critical Resistance PDX by joining organizers for a party filled with snacks, postcard writing, a heartfelt slideshow, and perhaps even some karaoke. As a bonus, check out the work they’ve done to keep the building that used to house In Other Words within the community, now known as DCBC. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30-8:30 pm, FREE


Ink & Drink for Sitton Elementary School
Pick up works of art created on the spot by local creatives at this fundraiser for Sitton Elementary, a St. Johns Title I school. Half of all proceeds earned from work sold at this month’s edition of Ink & Drink will go toward the school’s art and craft supply fund! Artists include Mel Christi, Libby Landauer, Michael McClosky, and others. Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 7-10 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

Immigrant and Refugees with Disabilities Awareness
Learn about the unique issues faced by immigrants and refugees with disabilities at this educational workshop hosted by Saara Hirsi and Abdi Mohamed. Topics covered include isolation, employment, and education. East Portland Community Office, 1017 NE 117th, 4-6 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

T2 Socks for Soccer Night
Show your support for T2 (AKA the Portland Timbers reserve squad) and the Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center by donating money to purchase socks to help keep houseless vets and their families a little warmer this season. Providence Park, 1884 SW Morrison, 7-10 pm, $8


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Trivia Night Fundraiser for the 2018 Portland AIDS Walk
Proudly flex your brain muscles at this trivia game night benefitting the Prism Health AIDS walk team in anticipation of the 2018 Portland AIDS walk on Saturday, September 8. Categories include pop culture, queer culture, and “SciFi... or is it?” The Liquor Store, 3341 SE Belmont, 4-7 pm, $5-15 suggested donation


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Intersectionality, Gender, and the #MeToo Conversation
Join Anna Vo, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Impact NW, for a discussion about the #MeToo movement and the intersections of genders, consent, and inequity. Register online in advance at ywcapdx.org. YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont, 3-5 pm, $30


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Music on Tap
Housecall Providers offers many services to homebound adults in the Portland metro, including “Bringing Music Home,” which provides customized iPod playlists for folks with dementia and/or who are homebound. Enjoy an evening of live music, good food, and call to action to support the organization. RSVP required online at housecallproviders.org/MOT or 971-202-5541. Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, 6-8 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in PDX
Join the Oregon Just Transition Alliance and others at this rally to bring attention to an intersectional US climate movement and to advocate for progressive, environmentally sound policies. More info at facebook.com/ORJTA. Glenhaven City Park, NE 82nd & Siskiyou, noon-4 pm, FREE


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

2019 VBC Placemaking Launch Party
2018 is officially two-thirds over, so that means it’s high time to look ahead to the next year. The City Repair Project will host a jam-packed day with plenty of information, free food, and a tour to get folks excited and ready to jump in for the organization’s annual Village Building Convergence. City Repair Project, 1421 SE Division, 11 am-4 pm, FREE

Slutwalk Portland 2018
Show up in support of your local sex workers at this inclusive educational rally with speakers, raffle prizes, and more. Open to all ages, genders, abilities, and races. PSU Park Blocks, SW Park and SW Salmon, 3-5 pm, FREE

Homegrown Smoker and Shoofly Benefit Pop-up
Chow down on a robust vegan menu prepared by Homegrown Smoker and Shoofly pies by the slice at this pop-up and video series showcase hosted by Better Eating. Hear from the team behind the videos and learn more about this organization which seeks to inform future generations of vegans. Jet Black Coffee Company, 11150 NE Weidler, 11 am-3 pm, FREE


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Living with Fire: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Reflect on the past, present, and future impact of the Eagle Creek fire around the blaze’s one-year anniversary at this community forum featuring a panel of experts, hosted by Friends of the Columbia Gorge. OMSI, 1945 SE Water, 6-8:30 pm, FREE