Category: Portland

Portland: Jade International Night Market on August 18 and 25

Join the fun at the 2018 Jade International Night Market, hosted by Portland Community College Southeast Campus. Portland’s multicultural communities come out in full force each August to celebrate one of East Portland’s biggest events, to be held on two dates, Saturday August 18 and 25 from 5-10 p.m. Try international cuisine from local businesses, and enjoy cultural performances to celebrate the vibrant community that resides in the Jade District neighborhood and in East Portland.

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Oregon: Safe Routes to School infrastructure grants

“Safe Routes to School” refers to efforts that improve, educate or encourage children safely walking or biking to school. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has two main types of Safe Routes to School programs: infrastructure and non-infrastructure. Infrastructure programs focus on making sure safe walking and biking routes exist through investments in crossings, sidewalks and bike lanes and flashing beacons. Non-infrastructure programs focus on education and outreach to assure awareness and safe use of walking and biking routes. The 2019-2020 solicitation cycle will distribute a total of $16 million to be awarded to projects that address these barriers two types of barriers for students walking and biking to school. Letters of Intent are due by August 31. Full applications are due October 15.

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Roseburg: Trails Day on September 12

Join this recurring event and help keep this Blue Zones Project-Umpqua adopted trail nice and neat while getting a brisk walk with good company!

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School’s Out, So Let Us In—to Play

Are school fields and playgrounds in your community locked up after class? Salud America offers a free toolkit to help you advocate for an “open use” policy in your district that allows local residents to use school recreational facilities when class isn’t in session. Download the kit for help to start the conversation.

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Native Americans, through Different Lenses

Now through May, The Portland Art Museum is showcasing the work of Edward Curtis, a famous non-Native photographer of Native Americans in the early 1900s. The exhibition also features contemporary portraits by NativeAmericans, challenging audiences to think critically about how artists portray the Native experience.

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