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, 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
We are happy to announce that Bolt Bus has moved its “Bus Depot” out of the North Park Blocks. Our historic park is no longer suffering from noise, congestion, diesel fumes, trash and frustrated drivers trying to navigate through the disruption. Bolt Bus / Greyhound had a terminal a few blocks away that we felt was a better location.
The North Park Blocks Conservancy would like to extend a big thank you to Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, her Chief of Staff – Marshall Runkel and the folks at PBOT who listened to our neighborhood concerns and worked with Bolt Bus to relocate their bus stop. Bolt Bus has announced a new location on the east side – 1060 NE 13th Avenue @ Lloyd Center.
Saturday, July 20 2019, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
NW 8th Avenue and Everett Street
Gather with friends and family and enjoy free entertainment in the park – everyone is welcome. Bring blankets and chairs, pack a picnic or purchase something tasty from local food vendors onsite. Plus free popcorn!
Pre-movie concert begins at 6:30pm with live music by Choro da Alegria—playing beautiful melodies from Brazil.
Followed at dusk with a screening of the inspirational true story – Pelé: Birth of a Legend.
Yoga in the Park! Thursdays at noon! R2C Group will be hosting the 4th annual ‘Yoga in the Park’! No sign up necessary, bring a mat, and join us in the North Park Blocks at NW Park and Davis! Feel free to invite friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
We look forward to enjoying the Park this summer! Starting Thursday, June 27th, R2C Group is hosting Yoga in the Park! Olivia Stephens will be leading the group every other Thursday (June 27th, July 11th, August 8th, August 22nd and Sept 5th), weather permitting. No sign up required. Bring your own yoga mat.
Big shoutout to our North Park Blocks neighbors – R2C Group