Category: Montavilla

Montavilla Jazz Festival 2021

The eighth annual Montavilla Jazz Festival returns this year as a three-day hybrid event. Attendees can participate in live-streamed concerts by local artists and view the premiere screening of Call + Response. Unlike previous years, the festival is free to view online or at designated screening locations.

Farnell Newton headlines this year’s Montavilla Jazz Festival, running from August 20th to the 22nd. Performances held at Portland Metro Arts will live stream to select locations in Montavilla and around Portland. Limited in-person tickets are available through Ticket Tomato.

This year more jazz fans have an opportunity to participate in the annual event, as the hybrid nature makes it infinitely accessible to all interested Portlanders. This long-running tradition supports and strengthens local music culture, enriching the community by showcasing the best of Portland jazz. This year, both enthusiastic fans and casual appreciators of music can take part in the celebration. Review the schedule below for more information and to plan your attendance.

Friday, August 20th

9:00 – Montavilla Jazz Film Night

Call + Response plus Blue Cranes film premieres screening outdoors at Portland Art Museum Courtyard
Links: Project pageFacebook event


Saturday, August 21st

4:00 – Ryan Meagher: AftEarth

Lineup: Ryan Meagher, guitar and compositions; Tim Willcox, tenor sax; Andrew Jones, bass; Charlie Doggett, drums; Tina Granzo, drawings and animations.
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here

5:30 – Call + Response (film)

Participants: Micah Hummel, music + Jeff Oliver, film; Noah Simpson, music + Shilpa Sunthankar, film; Idit Shner, music + Deejuliano Scott, film.
Links: Project pageFacebook eventwatch this show!

7:00 – Rebecca Sanborn

Lineup: Rebecca Sanborn, voice and compositions; Randy Porter, piano; Jon Shaw, bass; Ji Tanzer, drums
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here


Sunday, August 22nd

4:00 – George Colligan: Fredson the Jeffy

Lineup: George Colligan, piano and compositions; Lisa Lipton, clarinet; Micah Hummel, drums.
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here

5:30 – Call + Response (film)

Participants: Micah Hummel, music + Jeff Oliver, film; Noah Simpson, music + Shilpa Sunthankar, film; Idit Shner, music + Deejuliano Scott, film.
Links: Project pageFacebook eventwatch this show!

7:00 – Farnell Newton Quintet

Lineup: Farnell Newton, trumpet and compositions; Kyle Molitor, trombone; Ryan Meagher, guitar; George Colligan, organ; Andres Moreno, drums.
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here

Pedestrian Improvements on SE 88th

A cluster of curb-ramp installations is underway on SE 88th Ave. Crews are reconstructing eight corners along the roadway at the intersections of SE Morrison Street and SE Alder Street. The rebuilt corners feature expanded paved pedestrian waiting areas. Engineers are selectively replacing portions of the connecting sidewalks for better surface alignment. This project is part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) efforts to increase the network of accessible pedestrian infrastructure.

Two of the four completed corners at SE Morrison Street and SE 88th Ave

SE 88th Ave is one of the many paths to the Creative Science School and the Harrison Park School. Routs to public parks and schools top PBOT’s priority list when identifying infrastructure in need of an upgrade. As children return to in-person learning, these improvements will aid in a safe and comfortable commute.

Curb reconstruction markings on SE Alder Street at SE 88th Ave
Curb reconstruction markings on SE Alder Street at SE 88th Ave

Tich Tac Shipping Rebranded USG

Tich Tac Shipping & Services opened at 8155 SE Ash Street one year ago. Currently, the location is rebranding as US Express Global and features a new sign reading “USG.” The business will continue to offer freight transportation services to Vietnam.

The shipping company provides full-package logistics and customs clearance services for items traveling from the US to Vietnam. Despite the name change, people using his location should not see a disruption to the services provided. Tich Tac customers have a dedicated login on the US Express Global website for managing their accounts.

For more information on this business or to arrange for a shipment to Vietnam, reach out to them via Facebook or phone at (503) 208-3420