WED 6/13: Happy Hour Party for Cats and Dogs at the Oregon Zoo OREGON ZOO

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

Chuck It for Charity
Are you a PSU student scrambling to pack up for summer? Take the opportunity to downsize your dorm and lighten your load by dropping off items for donation in the lobbies of Blumel, Broadway, Epler, Montgomery, and Ondine Halls. Eligible items will be reused on campus and go to local charities. Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, 7 am-5 pm daily through June 16, FREE

Happy Hour: Party for Cats and Dogs
Zoos are officially for grownups, too! Mingle with zookeepers and fellow animal enthusiasts over cocktails at this happy hour event packed with lawn games, local fare, lots of cat- and dog-centered facts, conservation conversations, and art. A portion of proceeds will support the Painted Dog Research Trust. Check online for VIP package details at oregonzoo.org/happy. Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon, 5-9 pm, $25+

When Women Have a Union: Fighting for Equality and Power
Unions represent all workers, but four women organizers will speak about the ways unions can more effectively advocate for women and respond to the challenges they face in labor rights’ movements locally and beyond. Presenters include Reyna Gillet, Jennifer Graham, Andrea Lemoins, and Nikki Mandell. Portland Jobs with Justice, 1500 NE Irving, 6:30-8 pm, FREE


THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Dining for Dollars Benefiting Empowerteen
Indulge in platters of crispy calamari, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, and more at this day-long fundraiser for Empowerteen, a prospective mental health-focused nonprofit helping teens and tweens by getting outdoors and getting active. Paragon Restaurant & Bar, 1309 NW Hoyt, 11:30 am-10 pm


SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Juneteenth Oregon Celebration 2018
What better way to celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday uplifting Black communities and commemorating the abolition of slavery, than with a cookout and parade? Bring your crew, blankets, and lawn chairs to this family-friendly affair and enjoy the parade beginning at 11 am at the Northeast Ainsworth Safeway and ending at Emanuel Hospital Field. Rain or shine! Legacy Emanuel Field, N Vancouver & Russell, noon-6 pm, FREE

CAT: Hotline Training
Every month, the Community Alliance of Tenants receives hundreds of crises calls from renters who need help. They can’t support the community alone, so they need volunteers to join the frontline effort. Email lamarra [at] oregoncat [dot] org to reserve your spot. Community Alliance of Tenants, 2710 NE 14th, 1-5 pm, FREE

Portland Trans Pride March 2018
This Pride, choose to honor the countless trans folks who have paved the way for others to be free and thrive in this world. The organizers note “trans” is used with the intention of being inclusive to all genders on the spectrum including those who are Two-Spirit, intersex, nonbinary, and more. Show your support by centering trans voices and remember the killer tagline: “Transform, transcend, transgress the (cis)tem!” North Park Blocks, W Burnside & NW Park, 2-4:30 pm, FREE

Northwest Deaf Arts Festival
Revel in performances from the first-annual Northwest Deaf Arts Festival, an inclusive showcase centering Deaf artists and cultural diversity. The lineup includes nationally acclaimed acts Sean Forbes (hip-hop musician), Antoine Hunter (jazz dancer and visual storyteller), Myles de Bastion (multimedia artist), and Raymon Luczak (poet). Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 2-8 pm, $25-100


MONDAY, JUNE 18

Community Service Project
Lend a hand by offering your labor to support building material recycling efforts at the ReBuilding Center. Whether you’re pulling nails from the depths of haggard two-by-fours or sorting salvaged products, anything helps! Wear close-toed shoes and bring an appetite, as you’ll be rewarded with pizza and beverages afterward. ReBuilding Center, 3625 N Mississippi, 5:30-7 pm, FREE

Prisoner Correspondence Night with Critical Resistance PDX (CRPDX)
Get to know CRPDX at their monthly mailing event supporting people incarcerated in Oregon and Washington prisons by sending books, letters, articles, and more. The event is free, but monetary and mailing supply donations are warmly welcomed. In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30-8:30 pm, FREE

Clinton Street Resistance Series presents Milk
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a screening of Milk, Gus Van Sant’s beautiful biopic remembering Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in 1977. All ticket sales will benefit the Q Center. This event will occur four days after Portland City Council votes on a proposal to rename a 13-block stretch of Southwest Stark after Milk on June 14! Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7-9 pm, $5


TUESDAY, JUNE 19

Black Liberation Ride 2018
Cyclists of color are invited to partake in Pedalpalooza by celebrating Juneteenth at the annual Black Liberation bike ride hosted by Jené Etheridge. Route is “short and sweet” with a few pit stops before ending at the lauded, Black-owned burger joint Stoopid Burger. Irving Park, NE 7th & Fremont, 6-8 pm, FREE

Brown Hope Official Nonprofit Kickoff
After Brown Hope made global waves when they hosted a Reparations Happy Hour last month, they’re amply equipped for their official launch. Join this community event open to all by listening to speakers and learning about their plans for community programs such as the Brown Hope Prize and the People’s Assembly. Local businesses are showing their support with free food and beverages. Unite Oregon, 700 N Killingsworth, 6-8:30 pm, FREE