Dawson Park FREE Concert #3 of 4 this THURSDAY, September 16 5pm

  • Live music by Blue Blazes with MC Joe Bean Keller
  • Family-friendly event
  • Raffle prizes from the Nike Community Store on MLK
  • Learn about Eliot’s history and tell us your story – Storytelling booth
  • Covid Vaccine Clinic offered by REACH of Multnomah County Health Department
  • Variety of vendor booths
  • Food options:
    • Food cart
    • Hot Dogs by Eliot NA
  • Sponsor notes:

This is the Third of FOUR(4) events this summer/fall. UPcoming: October 7

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening at Dawson Park. Food available for purchase on-site or pack a picnic and snacks, don’t forget a blanket or low lawn chairs.

We can’t wait to see you at the event!

To become a volunteer, sponsor, or vendor visit the Concerts page… we’d love you to be a part of this event or one of the 3 upcoming events!

Dawson Park FREE Concert #2 of4 THURSDAY, August 26 5pm

  • Live music by The Brotherhood (Funk) with MC Joe Bean Keller
  • Family-friendly event
  • Raffle prizes from the Nike Community Store on MLK
  • Learn about Eliot’s history and tell us your story – Storytelling booth
  • Covid Vaccine Clinic offered by REACH of Multnomah County Health Department
  • Variety of vendor booths
  • Food options:
    • Food cart
    • Hot Dogs by Eliot NA
  • Sponsor notes:

This is the SECOND of FOUR(4) events this summer/fall. UPcoming event dates: September 16 (Harmony Four performing) , October 7

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening at Dawson Park. Food available for purchase on-site or pack a picnic and snacks, don’t forget a blanket or low lawn chairs.

We can’t wait to see you at the event!

To become a volunteer, sponsor, or vendor visit the Concerts page… we’d love you to be a part of this event or one of the 3 upcoming events!

NEW Details: Dawson Park FREE Concert this THURSDAY, July 22 5pm

  • MC is the one and only Joe Bean Keller
  • Live jazz music by the Yugen Music Project
  • Family-friendly event including kids activity area provided by Irvington Co-operative Preschool
  • Raffle prizes from the Nike Community Store on MLK
  • Learn about Eliot’s history and tell us your story – Storytelling booth
  • Give your input for a new intersection/street painting
  • Food carts
  • Picnic Box offered by Lottie and Zula’s at 120 NE Russell St, 503-333-6923 to order and bring to the event check out the link here: https://checkout.square.site/buy/6UXV2YEQZCDKD5KGTWIAILYO
  • BBQ by Eliot Neighborhood Association with meat provided by Cason’s Fine Meats
  • Covid Vaccine Clinic offered by REACH of Multnomah County Health Department
  • Variety of vendor booths
  • After Concert at Ex-Novo at 2326 N Flint and a portion of the Eliot IPA beer sales will go to the Eliot Neighborhood Association

This is the first of 4 events this summer/fall. (Other event dates: August 26, September 16, October 7)

Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening at Dawson Park. Food available for purchase on-site or pack a picnic and snacks, don’t forget a blanket or low lawn chairs.

We can’t wait to see you all at the event!

To become a volunteer, sponsor, or vendor visit the Concerts page… we’d love you to be a part of this event or one of the 3 upcoming events!

Elks Lodge Open to the Public

There is a big banner hanging from the Billy Webb Elk’s Lodge at Tillamook and Williams. The yellow lettering boldly says “Open to the Public.” The fraternal organization hasn’t always been open to the public. The club has occupied the corner since 1959 and historically has been members only. The club is now hosting many weekly events, like free Jazz on Sundays from 5-8 pm. Their full bar serves cocktails, Executive Groove lays down the music, the dance floor is open and food is available. The club hosts card games on Mondays and Thursdays, has a DJ on Friday nights and is finishing a new kitchen soon.

The Billy Webb Elk’s Lodge is a great place to meet neighbors and support the boldly standing Black-owned building of Portland’s African-American community.

Free Jazz
Sundays 5-8 pm
Billy Webb Elk’s Lodge
6 N Tillamook St

Afrodaddy’s – New Jazz Club Coming to MLK Jr Boulevard

Northeast Portland used to be a hot bed of jazz clubs back in the 1960’s. Audiences enjoyed a plethora of musicians as they came through Portland including some really big names such as Coleman Hawkins and Thelonious Monk. Now, as we have all seen, the neighborhood has changed, the jazz clubs are gone, and there are varying opinions about the motivations and impact that gentrification has had. However, there is movement afoot to bring jazz back to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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