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NEV: Friday Update for 04/17/2020

Lindsey D Oldani

Happy Sunday Villagers,


This weekend’s update is full of information about the current happenings of Northeast Village PDX during the second half of April 2020. Read more to find out about upcoming virtual events, grocery stores in your neighborhood, and the launch of our new website!




Services:Essential services are our top priority! If you or someone in the Village whom you know needs a ride to a medical appointment, is in need of groceries or picking up a prescription at the pharmacy, please call or email the office. There are many service volunteers ready and willing to help out.

Face Masks:Are you in need of a face mask? Mightyou bewilling and able to make masks for others in our Village?


If you fall into either of these categories, please contact

Special Thanks to Susan Terry, Margaret Baldwin & Holly Williams for creating masks for our Village community.Together these mask makers have delivered 10 masks to Villagers and they are still churning them out. Masks are easy to wash by hand with soap and water, and dry in the sun.

Grocery Shopping:Many of our neighborhood stores and restaurants are making shopping easier for seniors. With long delays in grocery delivery times and social distancing limits on shoppers, it can feel difficult to find a time to go or even find what you are searching for. Below is a helpful short list of places serving us in new and better ways.


Do you know of other shops or stores that have adapted to the times in a meaningful manner? Let us know by emailing


New Seasons Market:Each New Seasons location has dedicated the first hour of each day to serving seniors ONLY. They have strict social distancing guidelines and sanitize frequently-used surfaces regularly.


Beaumont Market & Everest Market:Fellow Villagers have reported that these smaller local markets remain well stocked for NE patrons. Beaumont Market is located near 41st& NE Fremont, Everest is down the street near 42nd& NE Beech.


Providore Fine Foods:This NE store has strict rules including that all shoppers must wear masks, and they are limiting store capacity to allow ample space for everyone to shop. In addition to their safety measures they now offer pickup and delivery. Located near 23rdand NE Sandy Blvd.


Grand Central Bakery:Have you been searching for flour or yeast!? Running low on coffee beans? Grand Central is now selling theirs alongside many other tasty treats. From their site,“Order online and we’ll build a box of your favorite pastries and safely prepare and pack up your sandwiches! Schedule your pick up 9:30 – 2:30 pm Tues-Sun at our convenient walk-up windows. Due to a high volume of calls, phone orders are discouraged.”Located near 44th& NE Fremont.


Güero Mexican Tortas:This incredible local restaurant is now supplying pantry basics. Carnitas by the pound, pints of fresh salsa, avocados, limes, quarts of beans, etc… They are providing take-out only with no contact pickup and delivery, too. Güero is located near 28th& NE Davis.


Further Out:

Citymaxx Food Stores:Located in Powell Villa near SE Powell & 122nd- Stocked shelves full of basic staples alongside artisan and imported foods! A gourmet deli, organic produce, and all the chocolate your heart desires.Russian, German, Polish and Ukrainian cuisine can be found here.Thisstore is frequently quiet.


Newsletter:The NEV Newsletter team would love to hear from you!What have you been doing while staying at home? Gardening? Crafting? Mailing letters? Organizing the basement? Send us a short note, or a photo to share with the Village.





Current:Village events are happening online with the help of Zoom! Here’s what’s happening in the next few weeks in your Village.


You may now Register for events & meetings online through our new website calendar.

All of the events below are happening virtually on Zoom.

You must Register to get a link to join the virtual Zoom event.

RSVP by selecting "Register Now" button in the online calendar.

You will receive a confirmation email with Zoom link and password.

If unable to register online, contact the Village office.


Happy Hour:Tuesday, April 21stfrom 4 pm to 6 pm

- Come gather virtually to enjoy lively conversation. Share a beverage and unwind! All are welcome to attend! This event happens every two weeks.


Guided Tour of New Village Website:Monday, April 27th from 3 pm to 4 pm

- Northeast Village PDX has a new website. Join us for a "guided tour" using Zoom.


Morning Coffee:Tuesday, April 28thfrom 9 am to 11 am

- Come and gather with us virtually for morning coffee. All are welcome to attend! This event happens every two weeks. Note:April 14th’s coffee provided an extra benefit beyond conversation – a participant who’s a trained tax-preparer was able to answer a tax question for another participant. Win-win!



Planning an Event:Are you wanting to plan a virtual event? Are you hoping to migrate your current event to a new online space? The Village now has a Zoom account to help facilitate thisconnection. If you are interested in using Zoom please reach out to the office via email or phone. The Office Manager will set up the Zoom event.


Zoom Assistance: Are you new to Zoom? Follow the link below to learn more about logging in for the first time. For further or additional assistance using Zoom please call or email the office and someone will give you one-on-one help over the phone.

Exciting News


New Website Launch: After many months of hard work the Northeast Village new virtual home is ready!Our Village’s new website will launch on Monday, April 20th.

  • The Village web address will remain the
  • Anyone can visit the public website now!Please, feel free to look around the new site and become familiar with where information and various features are located.
  • Village-only sections of the site require a user ID and password for access. Member Directory, Discussion Forum and Vendor Recommendations will not be available until a few days after the new site opens.
  • Old passwords(NEV, nevvol) will no longer work.
  • New user IDs and passwords will be issued during the week of April 20-24, following the schedule below.
  • You will receive an email reminderon that morning from Susan Bach (one of the Club Express administrators for NE Village PDX) with additional information about the process to set your personal user ID and password.



Last name begins with…

Mon, April 20

A – C

Tues, April 21

D – G

Wed, April 22

H – M

Thurs, April 23

N – R

Fri, April 24

S – Z


If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the Village office


Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3pm

Office Phone: 503-895-2750

Office Email: