WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Ink & Drink for Girls Inc.
Every month dozens of artists come together to raise funds for a rotating local organization by creating sketches onsite and selling them to partygoers for a low cost. Half of all sales this month benefit Girls Inc., a group that advocates for strong girls by providing empowering afterschool programming. Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 7-10 pm, FREE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
Pick It Up, Portland!
Keep Portland clean by picking up trash along trails, parks, and around the neighborhood during this citywide day of service. With 11 sites to choose from, you can determine where you want to make your impact. Go to solveoregon.org/get-involved/pick-it-portland to sign up. Various sites in Portland, 9 am-noon, FREE
Pours Fur a Paws
Toss back cold brewskis for Javanese cats and Jack Russell terriers at this Pixie Project fundraiser hosted by GrowlerWerks and Grixsen Brewing Company. They’ll be raffling off a uKeg 128 to support the animal adoption center and rescue. Grixsen Brewing Company, 1001 SE Division, Suite 1, 4-7 pm, FREE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
AIDS Walk Benefit Performance
Everyone’s favorite midnight movie is calling for donations in support of AIDS Walk Portland on September 9. Raffle tickets will be sold starting at $1 each and will help the Clinton Street Cabaret reach their $1,500 fundraising goal. Show up, buy some raffle tickets, and enjoy a screening of the world’s longest run of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Can’t make it? Consider donating at aidswalkportland.org/rockypdx. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 11:30 pm-3 am, $8
Thorns Against Hunger
The Thorns are battling one of their toughest opponents of the season: hunger. They’ll also be playing the Washington Spirit, but this soccer match doubles as entertainment and a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. Use promo code NOHUNGER to get discounted tickets and bring cans of non-perishable foods for collection in the stadium. This event kicks off their Hunger Action Month program. Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison, 12:30-2:30 pm, $18
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
PDX 101: Art, Activism, & History
This Know Your City walking tour explores the origins of Portland and our longstanding activist history. Your host, Carlos the Rollerblader, will scoot along as they tackle topics of pop culture, marginalized communities, and social movement. Destinations include Ankeny Alley, the downtown waterfront, and the Portlandia statue, among others. Battleship Oregon Memorial Park, SW Naito & SW Pine, 2-4 pm, $10-25
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Labor Day Picnic and Rally for Fair Healthcare
Join Legacy Emanuel and Legacy Good Samaritan hospital workers as they fight back against proposed increased on co-pays and deductibles. Hosted in conjunction with SEIU Local 49, there will be picnic fare for all—just be sure to RSVP online first. Special guests include Senator Jeff Merkley, State Representative Rob Nosse, and Speaker Tina Kotek. Dawson Park, 101 N Morris, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, FREE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Save DACA PDX Rally
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grants children who immigrated to the US without documentation protection from deportation and the ability to go to school, get a worker’s permit, and get a driver’s license. This policy is now under threat from the Orange Administration. Gather with the community at this rally to show solidarity for saving the DACA program. Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, 1220 SW 3rd, 5-8 pm, FREE
Re-Legalizing Housing Options in Portland: The Happy Hour
Portland for Everyone advocates for anti-displacement and affordable housing options for all. This inaugural happy hour event will feature a presentation on small multifamily dwellings and the constricted window of time they call a “once-in-a-generation chance” to change building policies through the Residential Infill Project. Discussion to follow the presentation. Pizza Baron, 2604 SE 122nd, 6-7:30 pm, FREE
Stories & Food: Fundraiser for Tender Table
Tender Table is a food-focused storytelling event that amplifies the voices of women and gender nonconforming people of color. Support their next year of programming in good company as you hear from six Tender Table alums and a performance by the incredible Amenta Abioto. Get $2 off your entry when you show your student ID, EBT, or Food Handlers card. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7-11 pm, $10
This non-profit urban farm operates in Southeast Portland and provides a wide variety of learning opportunities for youth, farmers, and families. With roots back to 1913, the farm’s mission has shifted, but it has been a family-owned public space since 1999.
Opportunities: Zenger Farm is looking to add more food leaders to their Community Chefs program. These workshops focus on sharing dishes and culinary traditions from each chef’s country of origin and currently include pupusa, tamale, lumpia, and samosa making. All necessary materials (cooking and otherwise) are provided by Zenger Farm.
Typical commitment: 10-20 hours per month with a three-month commitment. Have questions? Reach out to Andre Hogan at andrew [at] zengerfarm [dot] org for more information.