Robert Delgado Memorial One Year Later: From Graves to Gardens

Photo of Robert Delgado in black and white with the pink and green letters that spell out LOVE In the backgroundCommunity Painting Days

April 16, 2022 will mark one year since Robert Delgado was shot and killed by Portland Police at Lents Park. Robert was houseless at the time, living in the Lents area, and experiencing a mental health crisis.

Please join us at Lents Park (east side) for community healing through art and gathering days, as well as a memorial and vigil, in Robert’s honor:

🎨Painting days:
Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 5-7 p.m.

🕯 Memorial and vigil:
Saturday, April 16, 5 p.m.

Over the course of the next three Fridays, starting tomorrow, we will work together to create art in Robert’s honor, and we well unveil the finished art at the one-year memorial in Robert’s honor.

Paint supplies and refreshments will be provided. These gatherings will be for all people, housed or unhoused, of all ages and abilities. Please share to help us spread the word!

Living in this community, we have seen first hand that Robert’s death brought on a grief that felt almost unbearable to many vulnerable Lents community members, and we want to work together to transform our collective grief into healing, hope, resilience, and solidarity.

Organized by East PDX CollectivePDX Saints Love, and Don’t Shoot PDX, and supported by the City of Portland Arts Program and Robert’s family. ❤️‍🩹

82nd & Woodstock Holiday Night Market

Square green flyer with pine tree branches and snow that reads Join East Portland Collective at the 82nd & Woodstock Holiday Market! Friday & Saturday, 12/10 & 12/11, 4-10pm

East Portland Collective will be at the “82nd & Woodstock Holiday Night Market”, Friday & Saturday, 12/10 & 12/11, 4-10pm, in the old pawn shop!

We’ll be busting out the art supplies for community members to work on a new community painting!

Stop by our booth to leave your mark on our community painting, enjoy a complimentary sweet treat, and learn about upcoming opportunities to get involved in our community! While you’re there, check out the amazing work of all the local artists and vendors who will be there for your shopping pleasure with lots of goodies, including jewelry, clothing, oddities, accessories, food, drinks and even a first come, first serve pop up tattoo booth!