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

Free Movie, Popcorn and Concert in North Park Blocks

Saturday, July 20 2019, 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
NW 8th Avenue and Everett Street

North Park Blocks Movie Night
North Park Blocks Movie Night

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.

Presented by Bill Dolan of Guild Mortgage and PDNA

Free Yoga in the North Park Blocks ~ 2019

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

Free Yoga in the North Park Blocks 2019

Recycle, Reclaim Clean-up Event + Art Show – May 4th

Your chance to de-clutter, donate and do good E-RECYCLING Bring computers, electronics and small appliances to be recycled by Green Century Recycling.
DONATE / SWAP Gently used working household items and used clothing for the Swap Tables, where you can donate or claim small appliances, linens, kitchenware, etc.

Saturday, May 4 •9:30 am to 1:30 pm
PNCA Parking Lot at 511 NW Broadway (between Glisan and Hoyt)
At this event, visit a one-day juried show of works by artists created exclusively of recycled or found objects. All works for sale.

Pearl District Neighborhood Association is partnering with Pacific Northwest College of ArtNeighbors West Northwest, and Green Century Recycling to bring you this event