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NEV: Weekend Update 06/08/2020

Lindsey D Oldani  | Published on 6/8/2020

Happy Monday Villagers,


This week’s update has service reminders, a variety of new events, and new ways to support our local community. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village!


Groceries & Restaurants:

It would be hard not to notice the things happening in our world today. COVID19 and the historic protests of Black Lives Matter have created so much change for our country and for our NE Village community. Over the weeks we’ve shared new ways to get groceries, what is still open, and ways to support local area restaurants in the face of our new normal. This week our resource connects us with other ways to provide support to our Black Portland community. From their website:


“Food is culture. Food is love. Food is economy. Food is personal.

Food is political. Food is essential.

We are here to support the many black-owned restaurants of Portland

and the deliciousness they serve.


In the whitest major city in the US, with gentrification pushing out small businesses and with hate crimes targeting visibly black-owned restaurants on the rise: it is harder than ever to keep a small business afloat. We want to show love and support for our local, black-owned eateries. The people who run them literally feed a village. They bring flavor to our lives and to our town. They feed multiple communities and our local economy.”


Directory of Portland Black-Owned Eateries

Books to Share:A Northeast Village PDX Mobile Book Library

Northeast Village has a Book to Share!

You may access a list of books available by using this link on the Website Forum:’t forget to login to the website to access the forum. We will deliver chosen books to your door and pick them up when you are finished.

To get the link to the list of books, visit the Discussion Forum, found in the drop-down menu under Members The link will be in the "Community Connection" forum in the first message at the bottom of the thread "Book share/exchange"

We also want volunteers to deliver and pick up books from villagers’ porches.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Vonnie Condon for more information


Event: Don’t forget to register for the first-ever Virtual Village Meeting!

What: Virtual Village Meeting

When: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


What’s the plan? Find out about the State of the Village (in spite of a pandemic), learn how others have been spending their stay-at-home time (and tell us what you’ve been doing), get a preview of upcoming activities and help brainstorm creative ways for Villagers to stay connected and healthy as Multnomah County prepares to enter Phase 1.


Register now:Go to the NE Village PDX web page

  • ŸClick onMember Login
  • ŸEnter userID and password.(Contact the Village office if you need assistance.)
  • ŸClick on EVENTS tab, then CALENDAR (in the drop-down menu).
  • ŸGo toVirtual Village Meeting(highlighted ingreen) on June 18.
  • ŸClick Register Now.(You can click Registrants to see who else will be there.)
  • ŸYour confirmation message will include a Zoom link to the meeting.


What else do I need to do?


Need help with any of this?Contact the Village 503-895-2750


Watch for additional details next week. Don’t miss the fun!

Ageism First Aid


The Gerontological Society of America has an online course, "Ageism First Aid," that's being offered FREE until July 1, 2020.


“Ageism First Aidis an online multi-module course designed to help change the common negative misconceptions and myths about aging by replacing them with facts that should be common knowledge. The course will support factual conversations about aging and spark widespread use of positive aging-related language among people in the health and helping professions.”



Register for Ageism First Aid


Condolences:Simon Silverstein passed away on May 21, 2020 after a recurrenceof cancer. During the last six months, Suzanne and Simon spent many hours doing the things they enjoy together, walking, visiting sites in Portland, and Simon painting. Remembrances may be sent to Suzanne Silverstein at 2614 NE 62nd Ave Portland, OR97213.


GeneralServices:No new changes to services at this time. As always, please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a mask whenever possible to avoid the spread and/or contagion of COVID19.


A current list of services:

  • Errands for groceries or picking up prescriptions, by either pre-ordering or providing a list to the volunteer
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Garden and Yard Work
  • Walking through the neighborhood
  • Laundry - volunteers can pick up 2-3 pre-sorted bags of laundry from your porch, wash them, and then return them to your porch.

Face Masks: Masks are a way of life now.Most stores and markets now require that shoppers wear masks. If you use public transportation or receive rides from others, having a mask will be vital.

Do you have one? Do you still need one? Might you be willing and able to make masks for others in our Village community?


If you fall into either of the last two categories, please contact



Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3pm

Office Phone: 503-895-2750

Office Email: