Vaccine Clinic and Hot Food in Dawson Park on Tuesday, Feb 7th 11am-1pm

Join us on February 7 at Dawson park for vaccine clinic, hot food, non-perishable giveaway, and entertainment in a heated area!

This event is brought to you by: J.W. Matt Hennessee Social Justice Center Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church Saturday Samaritans and Professional Business Development Group, in partnership with Outreach Oregon and Cascadia.

Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Agenda Monday January 23 2023 at 7:00pm

7:00 – 8:30pm

Cascadia Garlington Health Center
3036 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Masks required, Enter from the parking lot side off of Morris St

Co-Chairs: Jimmy Wilson and Patricia Montgomery

This is an in-person meeting. To listen in, call: 1-206-207-1700
Meeting number (access code): 2495 611 9564
Meeting password: Community

Agenda (subject to changes):

  • Welcome and Introductions – 7:00pm
  • Agenda Additions
  • Review Meeting Agreements [Link]
  • Approve Minutes [Link] from November 21st meeting
  • VOA Update on STEP
  • Discuss VOA Review Board
  • Cascadia Action on air quality in Eliot
  • Emanuel Displaced Persons lawsuit
  • Report on Mayor’s Office December 9 meeting + safety updates from Stephanie Howard
  • Dawson Park lighting
  • ENA Communication with PPB
  • Expungement Clinic proposal
  • Stephanie White from Black Men And Women In Training (BMWIT) to discuss new innovative culturally specific mental health group practice services
  • Introduce PSU MURP students studying the development proposal around the Kerby Ramps
  • Website organizing
  • Consider future meetings in person with call-in option
  • Neighborhood Updates
    • Eliot News: Call for additional volunteers
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • LUTC update
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

iUrban Teen Presents the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration on January 16, 2023

Join iUrban Teen’s 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast featuring Grammy Award Winning a cappella group Take 6


In the midst of dangerous and divisive times, with our voting rights under attack, iUrban Teen invites students, staff and our dedicated community to gather together, to remember and “Believe” in the core values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Believe in integrity first, believe in service before self, believe in excellence in all we do and believe in a commitment to equality and social justice. 

Get your tickets now 

We believe in the tremendous power of Dr. Kings’ legacy and the righteous power of community to change injustice in our society.

I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life’s blueprint. Number one…should be a deep belief in your own dignity. Your worth and your own somebodiness… Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

iUrban Teen Presents the 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration on January 16, 2023

Join iUrban Teen’s 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast featuring Grammy Award Winning Group Take 6


In the midst of dangerous and divisive times, with our voting rights under attack, iUrban Teen invites students, staff and our dedicated community to gather together, to remember and “Believe” in the core values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Believe in integrity first, believe in service before self, believe in excellence in all we do and believe in a commitment to equality and social justice. 

Get your tickets now  

We believe in the tremendous power of Dr. Kings’ legacy and the righteous power of community to change injustice in our society.

I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life’s blueprint. Number one…should be a deep belief in your own dignity. Your worth and your own somebodiness… Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fourth Career Fair to Take Place Tuesday, November 1 in Dawson Park

A fourth job and resource fair sponsored by the Eliot Neighborhood Association, Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, Cascadia Health, and the Office of Community and Civic life will be held in Dawson Park on Tuesday, November 1 from 11am to 1pm.

Attendees will be able to meet employers and apply for jobs. Additionally, there will be a food giveaway and free vaccines available.

Volunteers are also welcomed for trash pick-up, setup, tear-down, and facilitation.

Eliot Neighborhood Public Safety Fair at Dawson Park on October 22

On Saturday, October 22 between 10am and 2pm, a Public Safety Fair will be held for the Eliot Neighborhood in Dawson Park. The fair will offer free catalytic converter etching kits, safety and theft prevention information and programs, job opportunities, and child-friendly food and activities.

The event is in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland and Fire Rescue, the Bureau of Emergency Communications, PDX 311, Portland Parks and Recreation, the Rotary Club of Portland, the Eliot Neighborhood Association, Connected Inc., and Love is Stronger.

Third Career Fair being hosted at Dawson Park October 4 11am-1pm

A third job and resource fair sponsored by the Eliot Neighborhood Association, Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, Cascadia Health, and the Office of Community and Civic life will be held in Dawson Park on Tuesday, October 4.

Attendees will be able to meet employers and apply for jobs. Additionally, there will be a food giveaway and free vaccines available.

Our last career fair was featured in a short KGW segment, and we look forward to bringing this community resource back next week.

Porches & Stoops Pop-Up

The porch. It’s where we tell stories, sleep on summer nights, braid hair, take photos, watch the world, learn about the past and imagine the future. The porches of Afrotopia are no different. Here you will be met by sounds of music, singing, the smell of food carts and other market stalls. You may come across a youth or griot sharing their own migration tales. Artists creating new worlds. The care and nurture of community. And Black childhood as remembered through common consciousness.

We hope you’re able to join us!

Our apologies that this was posted too late to join the Saturday event, but please register for Sunday here!

MLK Dream Run: September 17 & 18

The Soul District Business Association announces the 11th Annual MLK Dream Run Weekend Celebration, featuring 5k, 10k and 15K professionally timed races through the streets of N/NE Portland Oregon.


See mlkdreamrun.org for more details.

How you can get involved:

Registering to Walk /Run as Individuals or Teams
Go to mlkdreamrun.org and press the Register button. The 5k= $35, The 10K is $45 and the 15K is $55. You also get $5 off per registration fee if you sign up as a team of 10 or more. Save on registration as prices go up in August.

Donate Financial Support
To donate, log onto mlkdreamrun.org and press the donate button located on the front page.

Volunteer
The event is seeking 200 Soul District volunteers to help with a variety of duties pre-race, day-of- race, and post-race. This is an awesome team building opportunity for any business group or family. To register to volunteer, go to mlkdreamrun.org and click the Volunteer tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts. You can also reach the volunteer coordinator, Christina Lane, @ volunteers@MLKDreamRun.org or call 503-820-9115.

Sponsor
Please contact sponsor@mlkdreamrun.org or call 503-841-5032

Register as a vendor
Promote your product and business by tabling at the Saturday and or Sunday festivities. To register as a vendor go to mlkdreamrun.org and click Vendor Registration or use this link here Vendor Form 2022

Follow the run on social media
facebook.com/MLKDreamRun
Instagram @MLKDreamRun
Twitter MLK Dream Run PDX