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People's Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st

3029 SE 21st Ave
Portland, Oregon 97202, USA (map)
(503) 674-2642

From cob walls to living rooftops, a weekly farmers market to relationships with over 50 farmers and producers, People's Food Cooperative has been dedicated to nourishing the Portland community since 1970.

Buslines: 4, 10 & 9 Also, ample bike parking

Access Notes

Community room accessible by stairs or a wheelchair lift. Please ask a staff person when you arrive for access to the lift.

We are striving towards a no-scent space. Please don’t arrive wearing scents; it makes this space difficult or impossible to be in for folks with chemical sensitivities and other chronic illnesses. If you have questions or if you have an access need that isn’t addressed here, email tyler@peoples.coop!

Future events happening here

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Past events that happened here

  • Sunday
    Jan 28 2018
    SOLD OUT: Tender Table Dinner: A Fundraiser for UNA Gallery

    Tender Table is hosting a dinner to raise funds for UNA Gallery, a contemporary art space that highlights POC/Queer/Femme voices, projects, and work. Please join us for a variety of appetizers, mains, and desserts (all vegetarian) made with love by the amazing Tender Table network.

    Tickets are $20 (available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tender-table-dinner-a-fundraiser-for-una-gallery-tickets-41186617281)
    Limited seating of 30

    If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to UNA via GoFundMe, Paypal, or Square Cash app. Please help them keep up the important work they're doing for POC artists in our community:

    gofundme.com/unagallery
    paypal.me/unagallery
    Square Cash App: $unagallerypdx

    Find out more about UNA: www.unagallerypdx.com

    Website
  • Tender Table Dinner: A Fundraiser for UNA Gallery

    Tender Table is hosting a dinner to raise funds for UNA Gallery, a contemporary art space that highlights POC/Queer/Femme voices, projects, and work. Please join us for a variety of appetizers, mains, and desserts (all vegetarian) made with love by the amazing Tender Table network.

    Tickets: $25-50 sliding scale (available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tender-table-dinner-a-fundraiser-for-una-gallery-tickets-41186617281)
    Limited seating of 30

    If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to UNA via GoFundMe, Paypal, or Square Cash app. Please help them keep up the important work they're doing for POC artists in our community:

    • gofundme.com/unagallery
    • paypal.me/unagallery
    • Square Cash App: $unagallerypdx

    Find out more about UNA: www.unagallerypdx.com

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 13 2018
    Tender Table: Alyshia Macaysa, Celeste Noche, Dinorah Santana

    Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring femmes of color and nonbinary people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity.

    Join us for stories and food by ALYSHIA MACAYSA + CELESTE NOCHE + DINORAH SANTANA

    People's Food Co-Op is a vegetarian space and any food/drink provided by the presenters will be vegetarian.

    Tickets are $5-20 sliding scale. Purchasing advance tickets via Eventbrite is encouraged. This will help the presenters and organizers anticipate headcount and prepare accordingly. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tender-table-alyshia-macaysa-celeste-noche-dinorah-santana-tickets-41415315323

    All ages are welcome to this event. Walk-ins welcome - we ask that you make a donation to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    If you can't make it to the event, consider donating to support the artists:
    Squarecash: $TenderTable
    Paypal: tendertable@gmail.com

    This venue is ADA accessible.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 29 2017
    Native Wisdom: People of the Oregon Coast Screening & Discussion

    Join us in the Community Room for a screening of Native Wisdom: People of the Oregon Coast. In this film, Native American elders, indigenous scientists, and cultural leaders from the Pacific Coast – including the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, and The Coquille Indian Tribe – share observations about emerging environmental issues. There will be a discussion after the screening!

    Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. records and preserves traditional cultural values, oral history, prophecy and other messages of guidance from indigenous elders in order to regenerate the greatness of culture among today’s and future generations of native peoples. Learn more about Wisdom of the Elders at wisdomoftheelders.org.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 14 2017
    Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Classroom 101 Professional Development - advance registration

    What is this? A professional Development Workshop for educators and school staff from all levels to learn strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom for LGBTQ+ students. Develop skills for navigating conversations and becoming an ally in your school. We will cover small, simple steps, examples of lesson plans, and opportunities to troubleshoot real classroom needs.

    Who is facilitating the workshop? Instructors come from the LGBTQ+ community and have professional experience in classrooms. Tory Waggoner, Teacher, M.Ed and Sam Skye, Child and Family Therapist, MA, LPC intern. They are the co-founders of Q+, a new organization offering workshops and consulting designed for educators to create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment.

    Who should attend? Any educator: classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, instructional assistants, etc. If you work in a school, you are invited to attend!

    What will happen at the workshop? We will cover some of the basics of working with LGBTQ+ identified folks (vocabulary, statistics, etc.). We will also spend at least half of the workshop looking at specific, manageable steps you can take back to your school on Monday, including curriculum ideas.

    Why should I attend? By attending this workshop you are showing your dedication to making your classroom and school an inclusive space for all students. You will take away strategies that you can incorporate easily to make your LGBTQ+ students feel safer and supported. You will also get 4 PDUs.

    When is the event? Saturday, October 14th 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

    Where is the event? People's Co-op community room. The room is located upstairs, but has a wheelchair lift. The day of the event we will have signs posted to help you find the room. The room itself is a large, open space with several windows. There are a couple photos of the room on the Peopele's Co-Op website http://www.peoples.coop/community-room/. It will be arranged with folding tables and folding chairs, plus a projector for the presentation. We realize that for some folks sitting in hard chairs for extended periods of time can be difficult. If you need to bring items like cushions for your comfort, please do so. If you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at qpluscontact@gmail.com. We would be happy to help with you with any accessibility concerns.

    How can I get there? People’s Co-op is located near the 9, 66, and 10 bus routes, as well as the Orange Max Line. Parking can sometimes busy, but usually not too difficult. There are also bike racks available.

    How do I attend? Register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/44jebb8grOvCt3n52 This first workshop is only open to 20 people, so register today to secure your spot!


    QPlus
    Education · Portland, Oregon
    Inspiring educators and professionals to bring inclusivity into everything they do. Offering training, consultation, and resources.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 4 2017
    PCASC Solidaridad : Paint & Struggle: Muralism & Radical Politics in Chile

    Pinta y lucha: el muralismo y la lucha en Chile

    The first generation born in post-dictatorship Chile has grown up during a time of increasing national disillusionment with electoral politics, the state and global capitalism. In response to the false hopes promised under democracy, they organized as high school students and were responsible for the massive student movements in 2006. This movement transformed into the nation-wide demand for free higher education when this same generation of politicized students entered the university system in 2011.

    One of the many expressions of the Chilean radical left movement is a group of muralists known as the UMLEM. Their goal is to create social and political change via collective art projects that reclaim public space and document the local political struggles of the community. Their murals are often painted on union halls, universities, neighborhoods and areas of conflict.

    Camilo Diaz has been a militant of the radical left since 2006, participating in several student and social organizations. This event includes a short documentary film about the UMLEM muralists, presented by the filmmaker, followed by a conversation with Camilo about the collaboration between students and organized labor in the struggle for free higher education.

    Sponsored by Portland IWW, PCASC, KBOO and People's.


    La primera generación nacida post dictadura crecio desilucionandose de la política electoral, el estado y el capitalismo global, en respuesta a estas falas esperanzas prometidas durante la democracia, esta misma generación comenzó a organizarse como estudiantes secundarios y fueron responsables por las masivas protestas estudiantiles del 2006. Este movimiento se transformo en un movimiento social nacional que demando la gratuidad de la educación superior cuando la misma generación de estudiantes politizados ingreso a la universidad en el año 2011.

    Una de las muchas expresiones de la izquierda revolucionaria chilena es una brigada muralista conocida como UMLEM. Su objetivo es crear cambios políticos y sociales mediantes proyectos de arte colectivo, los cuales recuperan el espacio publico documentando en las calle las luchas sociales y políticas de las comunidades. Sus murales comúnmente están pintados en sindicatos, universidades, poblaciones y lugares de conflictos y luchas sociales.

    Camilo Diaz ha sido militante de la izquierda revolucionaria desde el 2006, participando en varias organizaciones sociales y estudiantiles, como también siendo parte del desarrollo del proyecto comunista libertario chileno. El objetio de este evento es compartir experiencias y construir solidaridad con otras organizaciones y personas a través de conversaciones y también mediante la presentación de un corto documental sobre la UMLEM.


    PCASC Solidaridad
    Community
    PCASC educates and mobilizes the community, workers, and students in the fight for human rights and social justice in the Americas.

    Arauco: la guerra más larga
    Movie
    A series of documentaries exploring the impacts of colonialism, cultural hegemony, economic imperialism and the forestry industry in Southern Chile.

    People's Food Co-op
    Grocery Store in Portland, Oregon
    From cob walls to living rooftops, a weekly farmers market to relationships with over 50 farmers and producers, People's Food Cooperative has been dedicated to nourishing the Portland community since 1970.

    KBOO Community Radio
    Broadcasting & Media Production Company in Portland, Oregon
    KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

    We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 28 2017
    Tender Table: Emilly Prado, Christine Dong, Yasmin Alishav

    Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender non-conforming people of color to share stories about food, family, and identity.

    Join us for presentations by EMILLY PRADO + CHRISTINE DONG + YASMIN ALISHAV

    All ages are welcome to this event. $5-10 sliding scale to support the artists. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    If you can't make it, please donate to support the artists: Squarecash: $TenderTable or Paypal tendertable@gmail.com


    Tender Table - Stories about food, family, identity.

    Website
  • Sunday
    May 28 2017
    Queer & Trans Care Night
    free

    Please join us for the first (but hopefully not only!) community care night for queer &/or trans people at People’s Food Co-op.

    There will be healing practitioners offering services for free including: energy work, acupuncture, and others to be determined. Look out for updates on this event page.

    Craft tables, craft supplies, comfortable seats, and space for socializing will be available. We will also have a popup free pantry and zine library - get in touch if you have things to share!

    Vegan & gluten free snacks & drinks provided!

    Folks of all ages are welcome and childcare will be offered.

    Queer & trans people of color, chronically ill and disabled folks, and youth are specifically welcome to attend!

    This event is open to queer &/or trans people. This space is not for cisgender & straight folks, but if you are cis & straight and want to help by donating services, supplies or foods, get in touch by emailing sofie@peoples.coop.

    We are also hoping to grow this event in the future. Please be in contact if you would like to help.

    // ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    Community room accessible by stairs or a wheelchair lift. Please ask a staff person when you arrive for access to the lift.

    We are striving towards a no-scent space. Please don’t arrive wearing scents; it makes this space difficult or impossible to be in for folks with chemical sensitivities and other chronic illnesses. If you have questions or if you have an access need that isn’t addressed here, email tyler@peoples.coop!

    // SAFE SPACE AGREEMENTS

    Help us create an affirming and supportive space at People’s by observing our safe space agreements:

    Oppressive language and behavior will not be tolerated in this space. This includes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, fat shaming and others.

    Do not touch people without asking them first. Do not assume a person’s gender or pronouns without asking them first. If you are unsure about boundaries, always ask.

    If someone crosses your boundaries, we want to know! The organizers of this event are available to check in with if someone is not respecting these safer space agreements & will be prepared to respond. Organizers will be wearing nametags and are queer and trans members of the collective at People’s.

    Anyone who compromises the safety of folks in this space by not honoring the above agreements may be asked to leave and not return to future events at People’s.

    This is a sober space. Please do not consume drugs and alcohol.

    Smoking cigarettes can happen on the sidewalk 10 feet away from doors and windows!

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  • Sunday
    Feb 19 2017
    Community Building to General Strike: Let's get started!
    • 5:00pm: Workshop: General strikes history, organizing strategies, and building self-reliant communities
    • 6:30pm: Dinner / Meet and greet (bring tupperwear and silverwares)
    • 7:30pm: Workshop: Housing crisis and Housing co-ops: How to buy a house with friends
    • 8:30pm: Discussion: Digital security / Know you rights / Community organizing

    The event is free (dinner and workshops). It will be in the Community Room which is on the 2nd floor of People's Food Co-op. Please invite friends even if you can't come yourself. Thanks!

    This event is part of an ongoing social/workshop sessions. Future sessions will encompass a diverse range of topics like how to organize your own communities, how to plan direct actions/rallies/strikes, how to change laws and policies, etc. These sessions are put on by PACJ (People's Assembly for Compassion and Justice). Please like our page so that we can keep you updated with future events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/justiceassembly

    We collaborate with other organizations very often. This particular one is in collaboration with PDX Democratic Socialists of America. Feel free to contact us if you have an interest in giving workshops.

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