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Jul 30
10% Day for JOIN @ Food Fight!
Food Fight!

Please come in and shop at both Stark and Halsey on Sunday, July 30 because 10% of our day's sales will benefit JOIN: connecting the street to a home.

About JOIN: connecting the street to a home:

"JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing. Our efforts are directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area. Our service provision is not dependent on age, gender, race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, sexual identity, specific diagnosis, or identifiable issue.

JOIN is committed to preserving the dignity, humanity, and uniqueness of each person that we work with on their path back to housing stability. To achieve this, we will:

  • strive to ensure that all of our programs and services are equitable in both access and outcomes regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, faith, culture, language, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or family status,
  • operate with the knowledge that certain communities are significantly over-represented among those experiencing homelessness in Portland/Multnomah County and that there are disparities in outcomes for members of those communities,
  • pursue effective strategies and devote dedicated time and resources at every level of our organization to address these disparities.

These efforts are performed in service to the vision of a community where outcomes cannot be predicated based on a person’s perceived identity."

For more info and to donate online, please visit and

JOIN: connecting the street to a home - JOIN exists to support the efforts of homeless people - families and individuals - to move off the street into permanent housing.

JOIN is focused on creating a community where if homelessness exists, it is limited to a short-term circumstance rather than a long term and chronic condition.

Jul 29
Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness
Montavilla United Methodist Church

The Town Hall & Community Discussion on Homelessness will be facilitated by Resolutions Northwest, and will feature a panel of guests from local homeless resource and advocacy groups, as well as folks with lived experiences with homelessness. We hope to create community, and build relationships to help create a more liveable neighborhood for all neighbors, no matter their housing or economic status.

The agenda will be:

  • Examining the role, and impact of Neighborhood Associations
  • Panel discussion, and Community Q&A
  • Identifying community ideas for actionable solutions in Montavilla

Tickets are free, and available through the Eventbrite link provided ( Priority given to residents, and businesses owners within the Montavilla boundaries.

There will be coffee, tea, and pastries! Please feel free to bring other beverages, treats or snacks, as well! Sharing food can be a powerful way to reinforce community bonds.

No Media Allowed

The Montavilla Neighborhood Association meets every 2nd Monday of each month at the Montavilla United Methodist Church ~ 232 Southeast 80th Ave


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Apr 23
Tour of Right 2 Dream Too
Right 2 Dream Too

Come take a tour of Right 2 Dream Too, which for the past five years has provided twelve hours of uninterrupted sleep for 120 people a night in Old Town/Chinatown.

This tour is hosted by the Right 2 Survive Ambassador Project, which create opportunities for housed Portlanders to meet and learn from houseless neighborst 2 Survive Ambassador Project:

May 1
Clinton St Resistance presents Pink Floyd: The Wall on 35mm - Night Strike fundraiser
Clinton Street Theater

Here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better with a FREE movie every Monday night. We're taking donations for a good cause, so come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in the bucket.

Special treat--brought to you on 35mm

"Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera." Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine

This week's screening is a Fundraiser for Night Strike.

Night Strike is a community gathering that mobilizes volunteers/services, meets felt needs, and develops relationships that transform lives. It is a unique opportunity for people to spend time under the Burnside Bridge every Thursday night to love people because people matter. It is an opportunity for members of Portland’s homeless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. It is also a chance for you to come down and share in the experience, help serve the needs of the homeless in our community, and more importantly, invest in lives and build relationships with the people you meet.

May 6
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
through Clinton Street Theater

Join the Clinton Street Cabaret, Portland's oldest, best, and only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, for two nights of absolute pleasure in support of Sisters Of The Road Café! We will be supporting the Café on our April 29th and May 6th shows.

Experience the midnight show in all its splendor, complete with audience participation, callbacks, and the Clinton Street Theater live shadowcast, the Clinton Street Cabaret!

We will be asking for donations at the door, and all proceeds from prop bag sales will go to Sisters of the Road Café. Strap on your fishnets for a great cause!

Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

Since 1979 the Café has been a fixture in the community advocating for non-violent social justice and change. Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

The Clinton Street Theater, home to the longest running weekly showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the world, has been thrilling, chilling, and fulfilling the Portland community since 1978.

Doors open at 11:30 PM Tickets are $8 Prop bags available for purchase (all sales go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe)

May 9
We Can Listen: Urban Village Making By Design
The Old Church Concert Hall

Village-Making in Portland by Design: Responding to Homelessness in our City

Doors 6:30 pm - All Ages - Bar with ID

Admission is free! Your donation at the door will support future "We Can Listen" events.

On May 9th, Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne Johnson will moderate We Can Listen: Together We Make a Village. The conversation will focus on recent efforts to address homelessness in Portland through a design process that brought together a range of stakeholders, including architects, activists, city agencies, and houseless individuals. We will offer our stage to members of Portland's homeless community, along with representatives from the Center for Public Interest Design and the POD Initiative as they discuss The Kenton Women's Village, in NE Portland, as a model for supporting community making and strong social infrastructure among villages of houseless individuals.

A cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music, and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, We Can Listen is a free monthly series, and is open to all. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month March-June and Sept-Dec at The Old Church.

The intention and heart of the "We Can Listen series is to give Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on todays most important social justice topics in a moderator-led conversational setting. The goals are to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all.

The We Can Listen series will present speakers both well-regarded and new to public discourse on topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them: Native American rights and abuses, racism, the homelessness crisis, the environment and clean water, immigration and refugee issues, gender equality, disability and health care, hunger and food security, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.

With We Can Listen, The Old Church wants to give those speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, which we believe will result in important civil discourse and self-directed, self-sufficient modes of action.

The Old Church was built in 1882 and is a nonprofit, non-religious historic landmark and performance space.

May 23
Council for the Homeless Dinner & Discussion w/ Special Guest Andy Silver, Executive Director
Vancouver Housing Authority

Enjoy a Dinner & Discussion on Poverty and Homelessness with Council for the Homeless Executive Director, Andy Silver.

Dinner is potluck style. CHAP will provide an entree and water. You are welcome to bring other dishes to share but it is not required.

Jun 27
Lunch & Learn on Homelessness in Washington County
Orenco Station Grill

Annette Evans, Homeless Program Coordinator Chair, Washington County Department of Housing Services will speak to us over lunch about homelessness and housing issues in Washington County and the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.

LWV of Washington County - League of Women Voters Washington County is a branch of the LWV Oregon. We are a grassroots nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.

Middle Class Alliance June Meeting - Special Date!
Elmer's Restaurant, Vancouver

Join us for a special Middle Class Alliance meeting on a special date, June 27! At that meeting, we will bring to a conclusion our discussion about the Middle Class Alliance's action strategies and priorities related to the homeless issue.

Also, we will have a presentation on the Work Source trade skills and training cooperative between Clark College and contractors Tapani, Rotschy and Nutter. We will learn about their program and talk about their successes in training and hiring people to fill vacancies in construction trade jobs, which supports our Middle Class Alliance goal of more middle class jobs.

And, following up where we left off last month, we will have a 50-50 drawing to raise funds for MCA outreach activities.

If you plan to come, please note the change in date this month only, and please click "Going" or email me your RSVP to

As always, we ask you to make a purchase to offset Elmer's costs as they are giving us use of this room for free.

We will be taking the summer off, but look for some interesting topics come September!

Chuck Green, Chair Middle Class Alliance

The Middle Class Alliance - Together with members across the state, we stand up for a growing middle class, less poverty, and basic respect in our political system.

Jul 19
Severe Weather Crisis Planning Part 2
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Vancouver

Part 2 of our planning process to prepare a plan for our Severe Weather Crisis Planning

CHAP Concerned Humans Against Poverty

Welcome to Concerned Humans Against Poverty (CHAP). Our goals are to combat the poverty that plagues our Homeless and Low-Income neighbors.

Conversation Project: Homeless in the Land of Plenty
West Slope Community Library

Home is one of the most intimate places we can know. It’s a place that provides for and shapes our expression of security, identity, and even play. But an estimated 100 million people around the world lack shelter altogether, and as many as one billion lack adequate permanent housing. In the US, families with children are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population. How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed?

This discussion is lead by Ryan Stroud and is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.

West Slope Community Library is a member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services and is located in the West Slope neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.