Check Out the New Society Page Weddings Website

Check Out the New Society Page Weddings Website

We’re thrilled to launch this new platform, societypageweddings.com, where you can share one of the most important stories of your life – the story of your love.

Society Page Weddings is about celebrations. Do you have an engagement to announce? Would you like to share the exciting details of your wedding? Wouldn’t it be nice to honor a special couple with a story about their anniversary?

You’ve come to the right place!

Society Page Weddings is a website which picks up the bridal bouquet where local newspapers have unfortunately dropped it. There’s just no place where you can read about weddings in most local papers anymore, and that’s no fun. At this website, you can read about the joyful celebrations of your friends and neighbors. We need more good news in the world and more reasons to celebrate!

Society Page Weddings is part of the Society Page family of media platforms first designed to provide a platform for nonprofit news.

“Your website is such a shining light for us nonprofits… thank you for giving us some coverage and letting us show off our important work.”

That testimonial from “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Oregon validates our passion for honoring the work of local charities.

Elisa Klein, Editor

PortlandSocietyPage.com is a free public news source for nonprofits. Trusted, accurate and positive, we love our local charities and their vibrant events!

As the Editor and Publisher of PortlandSocietyPage.com, it’s my privilege to collaborate with Development Officers in the nonprofit community to honor patrons who make a difference. I’ve been a professional journalist and writer since 1987, (and long-time reporter for KOIN-TV.) I’m also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. As an member of the National Charity League, I’ve seen first-hand the transforming power of authentic community involvement.

Now, we’re thrilled to announce Society Page Weddings is here to stay. Contact us to find out how you can submit!

—Elisa Klein, Editor & Publisher

[email protected]

Free Summer Movies a Blockbuster for Portland Parks

Free Summer Movies a Blockbuster for Portland Parks

Portland, OR. This summer marks the 12th year of the Movies in the Park program for Portland Parks and Recreation and screenings will include hits like Black Panther and The Greatest Showman. The free program has grown from 13 movies to a run of over 40 during a 12-week period.

Most screenings feature a pre-movie concert by local musicians.

Here’s a list of the 2018 offerings:


DATE LOCATION CONCERTS AND MOVIES PARTNERS TRANSIT DETAILS
Friday, 
July 6

Kenilworth Park, SE Holgate Boulevard and 32nd Avenue Concert Greydogz—New Orleans-style funk, blues, folk, and reggae Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association, Reed Neighborhood Association 9, 10, 17  
Movie Moana (2016) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir—Traditional and contemporary black gospel music Fernhill Summer Concerts Committee 70, 72, 75  
Saturday, 
July 7
Dickinson Park, SW 57th Place and Huddleston Street Concert Bottleneck Blues Band—Red-hot, funky dance blues Crestwood Neighborhood Association 12, 43, 44, 96  
Movie Ferdinand (2017) PG
Monday, 
July 9
Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane Street and Oaks Pkwy Concert Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection—Revitalizing funk and soul with a twist Championed by Collage, Sellwood Riverfront Park Concerts Committee 19, 35, 36, 70, 99  
Tuesday, 
July 10
Mt. Tabor Park, SE 69th Avenue and Taylor Street Concert Dina y los Rumberos—Vibrant, energetic Cuban and international Mt. Tabor/Berrydale Concerts Committee 15, 71  
Wednesday,
July 11
Khunamokwst Park, 5200 NE Alberta Street Concert Matíces Latin Band—Andean pan pipes, Cuban son, and Latin jazz Cully Association of Neighbors 24, 71, 72, 75  
Movie Beauty and the Beast (2017) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Thursday, 
July 12
George Park, 7240 N Fessenden Street Concert Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland—Deep Afro-Mexican roots St. Johns Center for Opportunity 4, 11  
Movie The Sandlot (1993) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Friday, 
July 13
Wilshire Park, NE 33rd Avenue and Skidmore Street Concert Far Out West—Rootsy funk and blues rock Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association, Alameda Neighborhood Association 17, 24, 70, 75  
Movie The Secret Life of Pets (2016) PG
Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Sonny Hess and Lady Kat—Modern blues and soulful rhythm and blues Championed by Vacasa, Fernhill Summer Concerts Committee 70, 72, 75  
Saturday, 
July 14
Glenhaven Park, 7900 NE Siskiyou Street Concert All Together Now—Beatles cover band Madison South Neighborhood 12, 24, 72  
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
Sunday, 
July 15
April Hill Park, SW 58th Avenue and Miles Street Concert Rogue Bluegrass Band—Acoustic bluegrass Maplewood Neighborhood Association 1, 45  
Movie Coco (2017) PG
Monday, 
July 16
Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane Street and Oaks Pkwy Concert Lloyd Jones Quartet with LaRhonda Steele—Spontaneous blues, jazz, and soul Sellwood Riverfront Park Concerts Committee 19, 35, 36, 70, 99  
Tuesday, 
July 17
Mt. Tabor Park, SE 69th Avenue and Taylor Street Concert Midnight Serenaders—Energetically entertaining swing-jazz sextet Championed by Belmont Family Dentistry, Mt. Tabor/Berrydale Concerts Committee 15, 71  
Thursday, 
July 19
McCoy Park, N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue Concert Oleada—Cumbia psicodelica, chicha, dub, and rock New Columbia Campus Partners  4, 35, 75  
Movie Coco (2017) PG
Willamette Park, 6805 SW Macadam Avenue Concert Malea & The Tourists—Portland’s hottest swing and pop band Championed by Oregon Health and Sciences University, Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) Equity and Inclusion Committee 35, 36, 43  
Friday, 
July 20
Harrison Park, SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street Concert Joe Kye—Indie rock, classical, pop vocalist, and violinist looper Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) 4, 72  
Movie Can (2011) NR—English and Vietnamese with English subtitles
Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Trujillo—Chicano/Mexican American rock ‘n’ roll Fernhill Summer Concerts Committee 70, 72, 75  
Saturday, 
July 21
Irving Park, NE Fremont Street and 7th Avenue Concert Greydogz—New Orleans-style funk, blues, folk, and reggae Irving Community Association 6, 8, 24, 44  
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) PG-13
Monday, 
July 23
Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane Street and Oaks Pkwy Concert Skybound Blue—Harmony-driven Americana Sellwood Riverfront Park Concerts Committee 19, 35, 36, 70, 99  
Thursday, 
July 26
Alberta Park, NE Ainsworth Street and 19th Avenue Concert JoyTribe—World-infused funk Vernon Neighborhood Association 8, 17, 72, 75  
Movie Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) PG
Friday, 
July 27
Brentwood Park, 6550 SE 60th Avenue Concert The Mars Rovers—Not your ordinary classic rock band Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association 19, 71  
Movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) PG-13
Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert The Slants—Chinatown dance rock Championed by Concordia Neighborhood Association, Fernhill Summer Concerts Committee 70, 72, 75  
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue, 6PM Concert Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE—Dances of the African Diaspora, storytelling, and live music   20, 63,   
Saturday, 
July 28
Earl Boyles Park, SE Center Street and 107th Avenue Concert Naked Luck—Dusty, melodic indie rock Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association 9, 17, 73,   
Movie Ghostbusters (2016) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue, 6PM Concert Opera in the Park—Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by Keith Clark Portland SummerFest 20, 63,   
Sunday, 
July 29
Wilkes Park, NE 154th Avenue and Beech Street Concert Matíces Latin Band—Andean pan pipes, Cuban son, and Latin jazz Wilkes Community Group 21, 23, 74  
Movie Annie (2014) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL—Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Avenue, 6PM Concert Orquestra Pacifico Tropical—Psychedelic cumbia orchestra   20, 63,   
Monday, 
July 30
Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane Street and Oaks Pkwy Concert Sabroso—Passionate, acoustic Latin funk Sellwood Riverfront Park Concerts Committee 19, 35, 36, 70, 99  
Wednesday,
August 1
Woodlawn Park, NE 11th Avenue and Oneonta Street Concert Mz. Etta’s World featuring Arietta Ward—Funk, soul, rhythm and blues Woodlawn Neighborhood Association 6, 8, 75  
Movie Hidden Figures (2016) PG 
Thursday,
August 2
Village Square Parking Lot, SE 162nd Avenue and Stark Street Concert Cody Andrews—Pacific Northwest hip-hop Rosewood Initiative, Centennial Community Association 20,  
Movie Coco (2017) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
McCoy Park, N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue Concert Jujuba—Funky Afrobeat and Juju music New Columbia Campus Partners 4, 35, 75  
Friday, 
August 3
Fernhill Park, NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Concert Eric John Kaiser (Portland’s French Troubadour)—Parisian Americana Concordia Neighborhood Association 70, 72, 75  
Movie Isle of Dogs (2018) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW Harrison Street and 3rd Avenue Concert Tezeta Band—Ethiopian funk and soulful dance music Halprin Landscape Conservancy 1, 8, 9, 12,17,35, 36, 38, 43, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56, 92, 94, 99, 291,   
Saturday,
August 4
North Park Blocks, NW Everett Street and 8th Avenue Concert Those Willows—Magnetic Pacific Northwest indie pop Pearl District Neighborhood Association 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 35, 44, 77, 99,   
Movie Dead Poets Society (1989) PG
Cathedral Park, N Crawford Street and Pittsburgh Avenue, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Brass), music director Gregory Vajda Portland Festival Symphony 16, 44  
Sunday, 
August 5
Sellwood Park, SE 7th Avenue and Bidwell Street Concert Harvest Gold—Neil Young tribute band Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance, Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) 19, 35, 36, 70, 99  
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) PG-13
Glenfair Park, NE Couch Court and 154th Avenue, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Strings), music director Gregory Vajda Portland Festival Symphony 20, 25, 74,   
Monday,
August 6
Berrydale Park, SE Taylor Street and 92nd Avenue Concert Norman Sylvester—Portland’s original Boogie Cat Mt. Tabor/Berrydale Concerts Committee 15, 20, 72,   
Wednesday,
August 8
Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Avenue Concert Bloco Alegria—Portland’s own Rio-style samba band Ventura Park Concerts Committee 20,   
Thursday,
August 9
Brooklyn Park, SE Milwaukie Avenue and Haig Street Concert CobraWolfShark—Globally-influenced tropidelic dance party Brooklyn Neighborhood Association 19  
Movie The Greatest Showman (2017) PG
Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Avenue Concert Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch—Groovy jazz Black Parent Initiative, Inc. (BPI) 4, 44  
Friday, 
August 10
Sewallcrest Park, SE 31st Avenue and Stephens Street Concert Chata Addy & Susuma—Afro-reggae and funky highlife dance music Richmond Neighborhood Association 4, 14  
Movie Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) PG
Lovejoy Fountain Park, SW Harrison Street and 3rd Avenue Concert JT Trawick—Bluegrass, fiddle, and western swing Halprin Landscape Conservancy 1, 8, 9, 12,17,35, 36, 38, 43, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56, 92, 94, 99, 291,   
Saturday,
August 11
FESTIVAL LATINO—Thomas Cully Park, NE 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street Concert Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland—Deep Afro-Mexican roots Latino Network 70, 75  
Movie Coco (2017) PG—Spanish with English subtitles
Laurelhurst Park, SE Oak Street and 37th Avenue, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Full orchestra), music director Gregory Vajda Portland Festival Symphony 15, 19, 20, 75  
Sunday, 
August 12
Essex Park, SE 79th Avenue and Center Street Concert Bodacious—Eclectic Cajun/zydeco, blues, and tango Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association 9, 17, 72  
Movie Ferdinand (2017) PG—English with Spanish subtitles
Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, 6PM Concert Portland Festival Symphony (Full orchestra), music director Gregory Vajda Portland Festival Symphony 4, 6, 44  
Monday,
August 13
Berrydale Park, SE Taylor Street and 92nd Avenue Concert Misty Mamas—Heartfelt harmonies of bluegrass, folk, and gospel Mt. Tabor/Berrydale Concerts Committee 15, 20, 72,   
Wednesday,
August 15
Laurelhurst Park, SE Oak Street and 37th Avenue Concert DJ Prashant & Jai Ho! Dance Troupe—Interactive Bollywood and Bhangra dance Bollywood Dreams Entertainment 15, 19, 20, 75  
Movie Chak de! India (2007) NR—Hindi with English subtitles
Ventura Park, SE 460 113th Avenue Concert Ashleigh Flynn and The Riveters—early Stones, psychedelic country Ventura Park Concerts Committee 20,   
Thursday,
August 16
Elizabeth Caruthers Park, SW Gaines Street and Bonds Avenue Concert Jellyroll Society—Blues, early jazz, and ragtime South Waterfront Community Relations 35, 36, 44,   
Movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) PG
Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Avenue Concert EMBRACE—Contemporary Christian and gospel Black Parent Initiative, Inc. (BPI) 4, 44  
Friday, 
August 17
Lents Park, SE 92nd Avenue and Pardee Street Concert Y.G.B Portland Showcase—Various artists and performers  Y.G.B. Portland 9, 10, 17, 72,   
Movie Black Panther (2018) PG-13
Saturday,
August 18
TONGA DAY 2018—Gateway Discovery Park, NE Halsey Street and 106th Avenue Concert Tongan 101—Tongan/Pacific Islander music and dance Tongan Community  22, 23, 77,   
Movie Moana (2016) PG
Wednesday,
August 22
Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Avenue Concert The Krebsic Orkestar—A bullfight meets a bar mitzvah Championed by Generations LLC, Ventura Park Concerts Committee 20,   
Thursday,
August 23
Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane Street and Oaks Pkwy Movie REI Outdoor Movie Night Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI) 19, 35, 36, 70, 99  
Dawson Park, 2926 N Williams Avenue Concert Zoulful Muzic—Up-tempo rhythm and blues, jazz, neo-soul, and blues Black Parent Initiative, Inc. (BPI) 4, 44  
Friday, 
August 24
Denorval Unthank Park, 510 N Shaver Street Concert 5 Grand—Family-friendly rhythm and blues dance music Boise Neighborhood Association, Historic Mississippi Business Association 4, 24, 44  
Movie Black Panther (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles
Saturday,
August 25
Hamilton Park, SW 47th Drive and 44th Avenue Concert Red Yarn—High-energy folksongs and puppetry for families Bridlemile Neighborhood Association 51, 54, 55, 56  
Movie The Lego Batman Movie (2017) PG
Sunday, 
August 26
THE NEXT 100—Celebrating 100 years of Portland Parks Golf, Colwood Golf Center, 7313 NE Columbia Blvd Concert Speaker Minds—Hip-hop and funk Portland Parks Golf 72  
Laurelhurst Park, SE Oak Street and 37th Avenue, 6PM Concert Providence Stage Band—Big band sounds from the 40s to 70s Providence Portland Medical Foundation 15, 19, 20, 75  
Friday, 
August 31
Luuwit View Park, NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street Concert Portland Kora Project—West African harp meets soul and jazz Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association 21, 22, 73  
Movie Inside Out (2015) PG
Saturday,
September 1
Montavilla Park, 8219 NE Glisan Street Concert The Alphabeticians—Family-friendly rock ‘n’ roll Montavilla Neighborhood Association 19, 20, 72, 77,   
Movie Paddington 2 (2018) PG
Sunday,
September 2
Overlook Park, N Interstate Avenue and Fremont Street Concert Soul Vibrator—Power-funk and yacht rock Overlook Park Neighborhood Association 4, 24, 85,   
Movie Wonder Woman (2017) PG-13
Friday,
September 7
Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th Avenue Concert Supadupa Marimba Bros—Funky, hip, melodic, percussion ensemble Markham Neighborhood Association  12, 43, 44, 96  
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) PG-13

 

Kellie Torres, Development Manager
503-823-5589  |  [email protected]

Interested in becoming a neighborhood sponsor?
Contact our Summer Free For All production staff at [email protected]

Here are some things to remember:

 
Concert Concerts and entertainment begin at 6:30PM, unless otherwise noted alongside the concert listing.
Movie Movies begin after dusk, including live performances by local musicians and free popcorn.
Accessible—Individuals may enter and exit the site and enjoy events from a paved pathway, unless otherwise noted.
Held in conjunction with a community event
Non-English language Film—with English subtitles
Closed Captioning—To request additional closed captioning, call 503-823-5059 at least ten (10) days prior to movie date.
Bike parking is available at event.
Free Shuttle looping Washington Park attractions.
TriMet MAX Light Rail Service Lines 
Alcoholic beverages for personal consumption are permitted only during concerts and movies.
All dogs must be on a leash.
All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco-free zones.

For more information: 

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554

Portland Japanese Garden Gears Up for Gala Under the Stars on Saturday, August 4th

Portland Japanese Garden Gears Up for Gala Under the Stars on Saturday, August 4th

Portland, OR. The iconic Portland Japanese Garden is planning a 55th Anniversary Gala. It’s the first-ever outdoor dining experience in the Garden’s beautiful new Cultural Village. Seating is limited so get your tickets now to be a part of this one-of-kind event. With the 2017 opening of the Cultural Village, the Portland Japanese Garden became one of the world’s most important Japanese cultural centers. This year, you can enjoy the most comprehensive arts, culture, and educational programs in the Garden’s history. Supporters invite you to attend their summer highlight: the celebratory Portland Japanese Garden gala evening under the stars on August 4th. Click HERE for more gala information.

The new Cultural Village, designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma, will be all decked out for the 55th Anniversary Gala. (Photo Credit, Jeremy Bittermann)

From Portland Japanese Garden:

The proceeds from the Anniversary Gala will support the Garden’s artistic, cultural, and educational programming, which in 2018 explores the unique traditions and arts of Kyoto. We cannot think of a better tribute to Kyoto than to hold an elegant evening of dining and entertainment in the beautiful surroundings of the Portland Japanese Garden. Dining under the stars surrounded by the award-winning buildings of preeminent Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is an occasion not to be missed. We hope you will join us for this special night as one of our guests or table hosts. Proceeds will be raised through sponsorships and ticket sales alone, with no auction or special appeal component at the dinner. Please visit HERE to learn more about this much anticipated evening at the Garden.

To request an invitation or plan a table please contact Matthew Maas, Donor Relations Officer at [email protected]

55th Anniversary Gala Committee

Julie & Wayne Drinkward, Co-chairs

Deborah & Robert Zagunis, Co-chairs

Committee members: Gwyneth Gamble Booth, Sandy Chandler, Dede DeJager, Dean Dordevic, Katherine Frandsen, Gail Jubitz, Piper A. Park, Lucy Reynolds, Cathy Rudd, Rebecca Teasdale, Dorie Vollum

 

The Portland Japanese Garden is located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, directly above the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park at 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205. 

Year-round, the Garden is served by TriMet bus #63 which connects to the MAX stations at the Oregon Zoo and Providence Park.

For those who don’t mind a walk, the frequent-service buses #15-NW 23rd and #20-Burnside both stop at NW 23rd & Burnside, which is about a one-mile walk up through Washington Park.

Or you can take the Red or Blue line MAX train to the Washington Park stop (aka, the Zoo) and then take a free Explore Washington Park shuttle to the Garden.

Hours: Summer Public Hours (March 12 – Sept. 30): ● Monday: Noon – 7 p.m. ● Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Winter Public Hours (Oct. 1 – March 11) ● Monday: Noon – 4 p.m. ● Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

For more information about visiting the Portland Japanese Garden, here’s a link to the website: https://japanesegarden.org/

TrackTown Youth League Gears up for Fifth Season

TrackTown Youth League Gears up for Fifth Season

Portland, OR. The nonprofit TrackTown Youth League kicks off its fifth season this April. The TrackTown Youth League was created to encourage Oregon youth from all backgrounds and income levels to become healthy and active members of the community, and inspire youth to participate in track & field and further Oregon’s position as the spiritual home for the sport in this country.

2017 Championship meet at historic Hayward Field.

The series of free all-comer track meets across Oregon is popular with both returners and newcomers. It’s open to all boys and girls ages 7-14 and provides a unique opportunity for youth of all experience levels, including adaptive athletes, to learn and compete side-by-side. The Roosevelt High School Track team will host a meet on April 20th.  The 2018 schedule and registration are available at www.tracktownyouthleague.com.

Top finishers from each regional meet will advance to a Championship Meet at the University of Oregon. “The TrackTown Youth League provides an ideal opportunity for the next generation to be introduced to the sport of track & field,” said Vin Lananna, President of TrackTown USA. “In addition to the regional meets across the state, we are thrilled to present the TrackTown Youth League Championship in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field.”

 

 

 

Here’s a TrackTown Youth League 2017 Recap video:

Nearly 2,000 young athletes attended TrackTown Youth League’s 2017 meets and participation is expected to grow.  

From The TrackTown Youth League:

The TrackTown Youth League is supported by: Providence Health & Services, Oregon Sports Action, Comcast, Willamette Valley Track and Field, NBC Sports Northwest, Youth Runner Magazine, Oregon Road Runners Club and the Clark Foundation.

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation provides grants and conducts programs to support youth sports activities with an emphasis on both underserved youth and increased physical activity.

Track Town USA is a non-profit organization based in Eugene that has been instrumental in making Oregon the destination for track & field in the United States.

Events:
Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbojav.  No prior track & field experience is needed!  Athletes of all abilities are welcome, including adaptive athletes.

Age Groups:
Boys: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Girls: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Age is determined by the athlete’s age on the day of their local meet.

Registration:
We encourage everyone to pre-register for your local meet.  We will also offer day-of registration at each meet if space is available.  Online registration will close one business day before the start of each meet. The deadline for day-of registration is 45 minutes prior to the start of the meet.

Championship Qualification:
The top two competitors in each event will advance to the TrackTown Youth League Championship on June 10, 2017 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.  More information can be found on the TrackTown Youth League Championship meet page.

For more information: tracktownyouthleague.com

Contact:
E-mail TrackTown Youth League

Help Needed to Build National Model for Tackling Homelessness and Mental Health

Help Needed to Build National Model for Tackling Homelessness and Mental Health

Portland, OR. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is building one of the nation’s most innovative community centered campuses—a place where healing, homes and hope come together. Cascadia’s new Garlington Health Center at the corner of Northeast MLK and Morris in the Eliot neighborhood will provide integrated healthcare – mental health, addiction treatment, primary care and wellness services – all in one location to support all of a person’s health needs. The new campus – due to open this summer – will also be home to Garlington Place, a 52-unit affordable housing apartment building. Advocates believe the key to fight homelessness and help people achieve improved health and well-being is to provide access to both whole health care and safe, permanent housing. To support the goal for the new campus, supporters have launched Building a Culture of Caring, Cascadia’s $3.5 million dollar community giving campaign. You can help by contributing at https://cascadiabhc.org/give/ways-to-give/give-now/.

Here’s a video about the campaign:

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is celebrating the success of its sold out Culture of Caring Gala on April 5th and reaching out the whole community saying, “Your support has immediate impact in the capital campaign effort to open the new Garlington Health Center.”

To learn more about the naming recognition opportunities and how a gift can be part of the growing circle of community supporters, call 503.963.7799 or email Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare at [email protected] 

The Garlington Center, as it is known today, was dedicated in honor of the late Rev. Dr. John W. Garlington Jr and his wife, Yvonne Garlington, who established a compassionate voice for Portland’s African American population within the social services community. Dr. Garlington was a leader for social justice in the areas of education, employment, police-community relations and ministries to individuals and families experiencing poverty, hunger and homelessness. The Garlingtons’ died in a tragic car accident while traveling in Florida in 1986. In honor of their remarkable contributions to the people of Portland, Cascadia renamed the Center in 2006 to recognize Dr. and Mrs. John Garlington’s legacy. 

 

From Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare:

Cascadia’s new Garlington Health & Wellness Center will be one of Oregon and the Northwest’s leading integrated mental health, addiction recovery, primary care and wellness services clinic when it opens in 2018.  

Our new campus will have economic benefits to the community through investments made in workforce development and employment opportunities. Coupled with the addition of residents in the apartment building, and individuals and families visiting the Garlington Health & Wellness Center, these activities will positively impact the neighborhood, area businesses and nonprofits.

We know that mental health and addiction challenges can impact lives in many ways and we know that the benefits of integrated healthcare contributes to an individual’s ability to achieve improvements in health. We also know that placing individuals and families in homes first provide a safe, familiar environment in which to heal, recover and regain independence.

Cascadia’s plans for the new clinic innovate the delivery and model of mental healthcare and addiction recovery with the integration of primary care services to treat and provide medical care for illnesses and chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. With the addition of wellness programs and classes, the new Center will also help promote healthy living.  

Wellness programs will include community spaces such as a teaching kitchen, health education classrooms, resource library, and a community garden; and host nutrition and cooking classes, exercise lessons, parenting programs, First Aid, and more. Integrated care contributes to improved health outcomes, reduces the financial burden on area hospitals and emergency departments, and increases healthcare cost savings. 

Support our campaign with your gift today. To speak with someone about making a gift, learn about naming opportunities/recognition, or to sign up for an upcoming tour of the building, please call 503.963.7799 or Email us.  

Portland Opera Presents 2018 Big Night Concert

Portland Opera Presents 2018 Big Night Concert

Portland, OR. Portland Opera is pleased to present the company’s fifth annual Big Night concert on April 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Keller Auditorium. Music Director George Manahan will lead soloists, orchestra, and chorus from the 2018 season in an evening of opera’s greatest hits. The program, hosted by General Director Christopher Mattaliano, will feature popular works by Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Rossini, and Bizet, as well as a few Broadway favorites.

“We’re incredibly excited for this year’s Big Night concert as we kick off our 2018 season,” says Christopher Mattaliano. “Big Night is a celebration of opera, and also a celebration of the amazing talents that breathe life into the masterpieces of our art form. We love taking this opportunity to highlight our orchestra and chorus, and share an evening of fun with our audience.”

This year’s Big Night concert will feature 3 principal artists, as well as the four members of Portland Opera’s 2018 Resident Artist program, who will share the stage with the Portland Opera orchestra and chorus. The principal artists are baritone Stephen Powell, who will sing the title role in Verdi’s Rigoletto this season, soprano Vanessa Isiguen who returns to the Portland Opera stage after her appearance in last season’s La Bohème, and tenor Barry Banks, who makes his company debut in this concert before singing the role of the Duke in Rigoletto.

Resident Artists Helen Huang (soprano), Thomas Cilluffo (tenor), and Shi Li (bass) also make their Portland Opera debuts, with soprano Kate Farrar returning for her second year in the program. Nicholas Fox returns as Chorus Master, with Daniel Meeker as Lighting Designer.

The 2018 Big Night concert is presented by Umpqua Bank. Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of funders including The Collins Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Work for Art, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, and The Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Arts Education & Access Fund.

Tickets for Big Night are now available, starting at $25. Portland Opera is a proud participant in Arts for All—providing $5 tickets for Oregon Trail Card holders. A limited number of rush tickets (for seniors, students, and United States Armed Forces personnel and their families) are available for the 2018 Big Night concert. For more information, and to purchase tickets visit http://www.portlandopera.org/production/big-night-2018/ or call Patron Services at 503-241-1802.  For more information, patrons may also contact the Opera Concierge at [email protected].

About Portland Opera

Portland Opera exists to inspire, challenge, and uplift its audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality and is proud to be a part of the region’s thriving artistic and business community. We celebrate the beauty and breadth of the opera repertoire with four main stage performances each season. Our 2018 main stage opera season includes Gounod’s Faust, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. The company is also a committed educational partner, touring fully staged operas to schools and community centers throughout Oregon and SW Washington region each year, in addition to a host of other efforts designed to make opera accessible for all.

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