SOLVE Clean Up: North Park Blocks July 28th

Join us at the SOLVE clean up in the North Park Blocks and surrounding area on Wed July 28th from 10:30am-12pm! 

When: Wednesday, July 28rd, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where:  We meet at the north end of the PNCA (Pac NW College of Art) parking lot at 511 NW Broadway, Portland OR, 97209 on the corner of NW Glisan and NW 8th Ave MAP LINK

What’s provided: Trash grabbers, work gloves, heavy duty litter bags and high vis-vests

What to bring: Masks, comfortable closed toed shoes, your own work or garden gloves if you prefer, water bottle

Where to meet: North Park blocks in parking lot of PNCA 511 NW Broadway. Paid street parking is available on the Park Blocks and the surrounding area. 

Featured image: SOLVE downtown Portland clean-up event – photo courtesy Portland Business Alliance 

We, The People Weekend: North Park Blocks


Friday, June 25, 2021 10:00 AM 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 6:00 PM
North Park Blocks

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Music, poetry, pop-up exhibits, a zine machine, vendors, and more in North Park Blocks

Join the Vanport Mosaic for the culminating event of this annual Vanport Mosaic Festival to Remember Repair Reclaim Re-imagine our collective story.  Gather in the North Park Blocks for live music, performances, conversations, vendors, the History is Now pop-up exhibit and a Zine Machine offering free memory activism resources.

On June 27, 5pm, join us for a community procession to celebrate We The People

With: Albina Music Trust, American Music Program, Darrell Grant, Kent Ford/Black Panthers, Chisao Hata, Latoya Lovely, Ken Yoshikawa, Ed Edmo, John Edmo, Michael Stevensons/People For Mutual Education, Friends of Noise, This Happened Here team, Shalanda Sims/World Stage Theater and more.

My People’s Market: North Park Blocks

My People's Market

The market is back! We are excited to host My People’s Market 7—IN REAL LIFE — August 6, 7, and 8 on the North Park Blocks in NW PDX

About this FREE event

My People’s Market is back in real life. Join us Friday-Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8 on the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland, for a market experience that only the MPM crew can deliver. Immerse yourself in the vibrancy Portland has to offer at My People’s Market. Connect with BIPOC entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards, and beverage crafters. And experience the sounds of local Portland artists and performers, curated by YGB. 

  • Enjoy shopping 75 different vendors each day
  • Explore culinary offerings from across the nation and across the globe 
  • Imbibe libations featuring some of your favorite mixers and syrups from the market. Served all market long at MPM exclusive partner Sante’s 
  • Delight in interactive performances, musicians, and artists on two MPM stages

Summer Pop-Up Skating in North Park Blocks

SKATEMOBILE is teaming up with PBOT  for their Get Outside to Get Going event series this month!

Summer Pop-Up Skating is coming to the North Park Blocks.

Upcoming dates include these Saturdays and Sundays from 1 PM – 5:30 PM

July 3rd and 4th
July 17th and 18th

July 24th and 25th
July 31st and Aug 1st

This summer in the North Park Blocks you can enjoy the interactive exhibits and experience the magic of roller skating with skate rentals and gear from RCR’s SKATEMOBILE! The exhibits are free, skating session tickets are available at $20 for entry + gear or $10 if you have your own gear.

Walk-ups are welcome, though we’re limited to 100 skaters per session—reserving in advance guarantees your spot! Grab your tickets here.

“History Is Now” Exhibit Comes to the North Park Blocks

From: Portland Monthly: Vacant Portland Storefronts Become Canvases for New History Exhibit

History Is Now, part of the sixth Vanport Mosaic Festival, tells Oregon’s history through the voices of its underrepresented and marginalized communities. See Vanport Mosaic Schedule

Throughout the month of June 2021, the vacant store front windows of the North Park Blocks will be used to showcase 65 displays depicting Oregon’s true history through the voices of its underrepresented and marginalized communities.

“The vision is to tell the stories of lives and futures that have been stolen, or taken by systemic injustice,” says Karim Hassanein, who worked on the event, called History Is Now.

Hassanein, a designer from Design As Protest—a group of designers working to hold their industry accountable for the harms they’ve caused to Black communities— worked closely with Laura Lo Forti of Vanport Mosaic to put together the installations as part of the sixth  annual Vanport Mosaic Festival, partnering with a slew of other organizations across town, including The Immigrant Story, Oregon Historical Society, and Five Oaks Museum.

All month long, viewers walking by the store fronts can read the stories of various groups that built Portland and have typically been removed from the historical narrative. Each display consists of three by six feet boards and tells a different story of the various experiences faced by these communities—immigrants, Japanese Americans, and early Black Oregon residents—placing them all in conversation with each other. ~ More at Portland Monthly