Just a quick note to let you know about two upcoming events. First, the 2nd annual Buckman Summer Picnic will be taking place next Sunday, August 7th, from 4-8pm at Col. Summers Park. We’ll have live music (provided by Portland band Level 2), food from local vendors, and plenty of fun activities for the family. Last year’s inaugural picnic was a tremendous event, and this year’s promises to be even better. Don’t miss it!
Secondly, SE Uplift will be hosting a community block party later in August. We’ll let them tell you about it:
The SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition is hosting a community block party on Saturday, August 27th from 4pm to 9:30pm, celebrating communities and neighbors across Southeast Portland. The SE Uplift building and grounds at 3534 SE Main Street will serve as the hub of the festivities, with the entire block of SE Main Street between 35th and 36th Avenues filled with an array of fun activities, music, food and beverages throughout the evening. A number of food carts will be on site offering food, with St. Josef’s Winery and Coalition Brewing also on hand offering wine and beer. Kid’s activities will also be in abundance, as the Portland Mennonite Church (1312 SE 35th Avenue) will be hosting a Kid’s Corner that will include a bounce house, playground and a host of fun games throughout the evening.
The event will also be a great way to learn about and connect with fantastic community projects, meet neighborhood association and community leaders, learn more about how SE Uplift supports your community and meet your neighbors from not only down the block but across Southeast Portland. If your organization or community group is interested in participating, please get in touch at the email address below. We look forward to seeing you there!
We have fun (really!) volunteer opportunities available in short one or two-hour slots on August 27th — your assistance will be greatly appreciated! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate as a volunteer!
Please contact email@example.com for more information or to donate raffle prizes (we will be certain to praise your generosity). Thanks to our other generous sponsors and partners: KBOO Community Radio, New Seasons and Umpqua Bank.