Join North Park Blocks’ Monthly SOLVE Cleanups

Thank you to all that were able to participate in July’s North Park Blocks and surrounding area SOLVE event. We had over 20 volunteers for the first time and collected 21 bags plus 1 bucket of trash. A really great clean up effort, thanks to you all!

We are officially on the SOLVE schedule to clean up the North Park Blocks and surrounding area again on Wed Aug 25th from 10:30a-12pm! 

Please click here to register for the event.

These cleanups will be held the 4th Monday of each month

We will meet in the PCNA parking lot at the north end of the park blocks (511 NW Broadway) corner of NW Glisan and 8th Ave at 10:30am. I’ll order all the supplies from SOLVE for everyone registered and bring with me on the morning of the event. Please feel free to invite any other friends that want to help out. They will just need to register for the event so I can pick up enough supplies for them.

We’ve made it an open event on the SOLVE site so NPB neighborhood residents and local businesses can join. And we’ll be adding an event for the same time each month on the 4th Wednesday of the month. SOLVE requires us to register for each event individually.

Thanks in advance to everyone that can participate and be part of keeping this beautiful Portland Park clean and happy. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 8/25!

My People’s Market in North Park Blocks – August 6-8

My People’s Market is back in person for the seventh time, offering an immersive, in-person marketplace featuring 75+ BIPOC vendors each day, cultural performances, musicians, food, and beverages. The three-day event, sponsored by New Seasons and Portland State School of Business, takes place Friday-Sunday, August 6-8 at between NW Davis and Flanders in the North Park Blocks. Find a full vendor list here.  

Explore culinary offerings from across the globe including Spice of AfricaMeals 4 HeelsEleni’s Kitchen Ethiopian FoodEverybody EatsWe Grub, Lo’s Burgers & FriendsKaah MarketHapa Pizza, and Favela Brazilian Cafe, among others. Cool off with custom drinks crafted with mixers and syrups direct from market vendors, served at a libation station, Sante Bar (411 NW Park Ave), a woman of color, queer-owned, and operated bar. Wind down with a relaxing wellness activation featuring a sound bath and shoulder massage. Delight and dance along with interactive performances, musicians, and artists curated by Y.G.B. Portland, performing on two MPM stages with the main stage located at 220 NW 8th Ave.  

“This year’s market continues to be a safe space for market-goers of color and allies to shop local and support BIPOC business,” said Amanda Park, Prosper Portland project manager. “We’re excited to welcome our community back for a culturally immersive shopping experience that only My People’s Market can provide.”  

This year’s theme is In It Together,  a celebration and honoring of all that was lost and all that was born during the pandemic. BIPOC businesses were among those hardest hit during the pandemic. The spirit of the market is to celebrate community, culture, and business while reimagining ways to support local multicultural entrepreneurs with broader exposure to grow and support their businesses. Follow the market on Instagram for event updates. 

COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place for both vendors and marketgoers. In addition, My People’s Market is happy to host NXNE Community Health Center Mobile COVID Vaccination Unit.
To register (attendance is free), visit EventBrite.  
Market dates and times  

  • Friday, August 6 — 4-8 PM  
  • Saturday, August 7 — 12-6 PM 
  • Sunday, August 8 — 12-6 PM 

~ Reposted from Prosper Portland

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