Tag: 1931 SE 84th

Jade District Arts and Resources Fair Saturday

The Jade District and APANO will host a special event from noon to 4 p.m. at Harrison Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The event, titled Heal, Unite, Gather: A Jade District Community Art and Resource Fair, is part of the group’s Resilience Series that grew out of the pandemic response. This inclusive event will provide a mix of information, support materials, and artistic expression. Event planners will provide Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Somali, and Spanish interpretation services during the four-hour gathering.

The fair at 1931 SE 84th Avenue is free to attend, although the organizers have created an online registration page to calculate demand for the event. Family-friendly activities include healing arts, refreshments, music, food boxes, raffle prizes, and a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. People are encouraged to stop by and check out the offerings as even more activities are planned.

Support for the event comes from a Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Vibrant Spaces Grant and the City of Portland’s City Arts Program and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). Additional support comes from The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) and other event partners.

Booths and Activities Include:

  • OHSU Vaccine Clinic
  •  Friends of Noise Open Mic & Youth DJs
  •  OHA Food Boxes
  •  Face Painting
  •  Paint a Pot & Succulent Planting
  •  Tea Sharing and Appreciation with Artist Qi You
  •  Raffle
  •  Renter’s Rights Information from CAT
  •  PPE from East County Community Health
  •  Career and Education Classes through the PCC Opportunity Center
  •  Community Services from AYCO
  •  Resources from the Mental Health Coalition

Cover image design by Marin Jurgens, courtesy of APANO 

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Hundreds Gather at Harrison Park to End Asian Hate

UPDATE – The event completed with an estimated one thousand participants. The Oregonian offers details from the March 26th gathering.

Hundreds of Portlanders have gathered at Harrison Park to speak out against violence targeting Asian people and Asian-owned businesses. Crowds began arriving before 4 PM and continue to flood the streets surrounding the public park located at 1931 SE 84th Ave. Notices for the gathering indicate Portland’s Asian community are the organizers of the event.

Local roads and street-side parking are nearing capacity. People wishing to join the even should prepare for a moderate walk to the park from where they leave their vehicle. The event will continue into the evening hours.

Crowds gathering