Tree Lighting Community Gathering

Tree at MLK Gateway. Courtesy NNEBA
Tree at MLK Gateway. Courtesy NNEBA

There will be a Tree Lighting Community Gathering at the MLK Gateway on Saturday 11/30. The N/NE Business Association (NNEBA) in collaboration with the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is pleased to announce this event as part of their annual Illuminating the Soul Holiday Campaign.

Coined the “Soul of Portland” over 15 years ago by NNEBA Board members, community partners and the City of Portland officials, the Soul District will reawaken their mantra and unite the community around this joyful event, while celebrating the MLK Gateway and Heritage Marker entrance into inner N/NE Portland.

Festivities include:

  1. Tree Lighting Community Gathering –Join us as we flip the switch to illuminate the Gateway entrance into inner N/NE Portland welcoming all to visit our local cobbler community full of unique retail shops, exquisite restaurants and talented service providers.
  2. Martha’s Food Pantry Donation Drop off and Raffle- A non-perishable item(s) food drop will be set up with volunteers accepting donations for local families. Help light up the holidays for families in need by donating non-perishable and you’ll be entered to win a number of delightful prizes including a $50 Target gift card!!
  3. Music- from local artists, and DJs!
  4. Sweet Treats- Complimentary Coco, Hot Cider and goodies for the entire family 

When: Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 5:00-6:30 (Official illuminating of primary tree 5:30)
Where: The MLK Gateway and Heritage Marker Park(Corner of NE Grand and NE Hancock)

For more information see NNEBA Facebook page.