First Saturdays: Morning Clean-Up

June 4 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Join East Portland Collective friends & neighbors of Lents on June 4th from 10a – 12p to clean-up Lents! The goal of this clean-up is to increase the safety, hygiene, and beauty of the Lents Town Center by cleaning up litter around the town center and adjacent southern I-205 multi-use path and neighborhood cul de sacs!

Please sign up through SOLVE linked here soon!

This clean-up is made possible by METRO’s Regional Refresh Fund.

First Saturdays: Morning Clean-up

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May 7 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

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Join East Portland Collective friends & neighbors of Lents on May 7th from 10a – 12p to clean-up Lents! The goal of this clean-up is to increase the safety, hygiene, and beauty of the Lents Town Center by cleaning up litter around the town center and adjacent southern I-205 multi-use path and neighborhood cul de sacs!

Please sign up through SOLVE: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C8W00000V9IutUAF/east-portland-collective-first-saturday-clean-up

This clean-up is made possible by METRO’s Regional Refresh Fund.

First Saturdays: Morning Clean-Up

April 2 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Join East Portland Collective friends & neighbors of Lents on April 2nd from 10a – 12p to clean-up Lents! The goal of this clean-up is to increase the safety, hygiene, and beauty of the Lents Town Center by cleaning up litter around the town center and adjacent southern I-205 multi-use path and neighborhood cul de sacs!

Please sign up through SOLVE here: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C8W00000V8wrQUAR/east-portland-collective-saturday-morning-clean-ups

This clean-up is made possible by METRO’s Regional Refresh Fund.

82nd & Woodstock Holiday Night Market

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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!

Let’s Make Mini-Wreaths 2021

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Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lents neighborhood (you’ll receive the address in your email if your application is accepted)

Please join us on Sunday, December 12, 2021 for our third annual community-based therapeutic horticulture winter activity in partnership with Larkspur Portland: making foraged mini-evergreen wreaths!

This activity will be a fun and accessible way to engage your senses in wintertime nature and connect with your neighbors.

All materials and tools will be provided, and you are welcome to also bring your own foraged materials if you’d like to include them in the project. If you have wire-cutters and/or a pair of pruners, please bring them for your personal use. We will be working with a variety of evergreen boughs, branches, winter-hardy herbs, dried plants, feathers, mosses, lichens, etc..

If you are physically able to, you are encouraged to also take a nature walk and forage for materials to include in your project, as an additional way to connect with nature and engage your senses.

This activity will be appropriate for all ages. Children younger than 9 will need assistance to complete the project.

If you are interested, please fill out this registration form and we will follow up with you as soon as we can. Space is limited to 12 people. We encourage everyone interested to apply. Our organization is especially devoted to increasing accessibility to BIPOC & LGBTQ+ folks.

This class will be led by Kasia Terra (Larkspur Portland), a horticultural therapist living in East Portland.

Start by filling out the application HERE.

Questions? Feel free to contact us HERE!

Community Showers & Foot Care

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November 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

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Community Showers and Foot Care will be EVERY MONDAY, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Lents, brought to the community by a partnership between Portland Street Response, University of Portland School of Nursing.

Every Monday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
at Lents Park, east side, next to the mural on the Pickles Stadium Building.

Free

Lents Community Outreach Fair

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 Every Thursday from October 21, 2021 until December 2, 2021 from 10am to 2pm, please join us for a weekly wellness & friendship fair right here in our Lents community, connecting unhoused and housed neighbors to needed supplies, nourishment, and services — and to each other!

If you’ve been needing help signing up for OHP or SNAP, need a rapid Covid test, or want to get a Covid or flu vaccine — come see us Thursdays at Lents Park!

We’ll also have hot meals, pet food/supplies, wound care, hygiene and safety supplies, and more — all FREE for everyone, rain or shine!

Who will be there:

Portland Street Response, @pdxsaintslove@eastpdxcollective@careoregon@drbnwbridge, Providence, University of Portland School of Nursing, and others!

DONATIONS NEEDED: @eastpdxcollective is running a pet supply booth and we need more dog and cat food, as well as accessories like leashes, harnesses, treats, brushes, coats, and more. If you have anything to donate, please bring them tomorrow at the event and we’ll gladly take them off your hands and distribute them to those in need!

Come say hi, make friends, get what you need, and/or find ways that you can plug into your community!

Community Showers & Foot Care

A teal green flyer depicting graphics of a person under a shower and sitting in a chair while another person washes their feet. Text reads "Community Showers & Foot Care. Free access to hygeine services in a safe and welcoming enviornment.

Starting TODAY until Nov. 28: Community Showers and Foot Care will be EVERY MONDAY, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Lents, brought to the community by a partnership between Portland Street Response, University of Portland School of Nursing, @cultivateinitiatives@eastpdxcollective@pdxsaintslove and @drbnwbridge.

Every Monday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
at Lents Park, east side, next to the mural on the Pickles Stadium Building.

Can you help us reach the folks who need this the most by spreading the word in the community and sharing this flyer with your channels? 🙏🏽