Bring the Kids to the 33nd Annual Teddy Bear Parade, Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10AM-12PM

09/26/2015 - 10:00am
09/26/2015 - 12:00pm
Bring the Kids to the 33nd Annual Teddy Bear Parade, Historic Downtown Gresham: Sat Sep 26, 2015 10AM-12PM. Sponsored by the Soroptimists, the Teddy Bear Parade celebrates the 'Child in All of Us' with floats from local merchants, service organizations, schools, neighborhood groups and individuals. Participants will be carrying teddy bears or will be dressed in bear costumes! Info here!
Annual Teddy Bear Parade

Bring a Bear, Donate a Book!

When: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10AM-12PM
Where: Historic Downtown Gresham
(See route below)
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Participants and spectators are invited to bring a new or gently used children’s book (appropriate for ages 5 to 12), for schools in the area.

Teddy Bears Everwhere
The parade will feature floats from local merchants, service organizations, schools, neighborhood groups and individuals. As always, participants will be carrying teddy bears or will be dressed in bear costumes.

Click here to participate!

For over three decades, the Soroptimists have put on this annual Fall parade to celebrate the “child in all of us” and create a tradition that helped Gresham’s “quaint and special downtown area” to thrive. In addition to the parade, the Soroptimists organize fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for scholarships for deserving women and girls in our community.

Magical treat for skywatchers! Stunning Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, Tonight: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7PM

09/27/2015 - 5:00pm
09/27/2015 - 9:00pm
Magical treat for skywatchers! Stunning Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Coming: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7PM. It Won't Happen Again Until 2033. Info Here!

Not Again Until 2033!

When: Sun Sep 27, 2015 5PM-9PM
Where: The Eastern Night Sky
Above Your House
(Gather friends and have a party!)


This month's highly anticipated "supermoon eclipse" will be a magical treat for skywatchers!

On Sept. 27, skywatchers throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, western Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean region will witness a total eclipse that happens to occur when the moon looks abnormally large and bright in Earth's sky. It will be the first supermoon eclipse since 1982, and the last until 2033.

When the moon is farthest away, it's known as apogee, and when it’s closest, it's known as perigee. On Sept. 27, we're going to have a perigee full moon — the closest full moon of the year.

The moon is about 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) closer to Earth at perigee than it is at apogee. As a result, perigee full moons, also known as supermoons, appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter in the sky than do apogee full moons (which are also called minimoons)

Total lunar eclipses — which occur when the Earth, moon and sun align, and the moon passes completely into Earth's shadow — aren't terribly uncommon: On average, any given location on Earth can expect to see one of these events every 2.5 years or so.

But it is uncommon for a total lunar eclipse to coincide with a supermoon. There have been just five such events since 1900 (in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982), NASA officials have said.

Portland, Oregon Timeline
The eclipse will be total in Portland on Sun, Sep 27. Moonrise begins at 6:58 p.m., almost due east. Sunset will be at 6:59 p.m., so the sky will be getting dark as the moon begins its full eclipse at 7:11 p.m. The moon will be just 8 degrees above the horizon at the peak of the eclipse making this a spectacular event. The total eclipse will be at 7:47 p.m. near the midpoint of a five-hour show. That's also during a rise of the supermoon, but you'll need to wait until Mon, Sep 28 to see the year's brightest moonrise.

So pull-up a lawn chair and enjoy the sight! You won't see it again until 2033.

WENA Board Meeting: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:30PM-8PM

09/28/2015 - 6:30pm
09/28/2015 - 8:00pm
Board Meeting, fourth Monday monthly. Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference

Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting

When: Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:30PM-8PM
Where: Simmons' Foster Care
17104 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact:

Upcoming Meetings

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • Nov 16, 2015
  • Dec 28, 2015 (No meeting)

Are you motivated, passionate, creative?

Help shape our neighborhood. Join the Board. Become a Member-at-Large. No experience required -- just the desire to make our neighborhood a better place. Click here for details!  "Together WE can make a difference!"

Wilkes East Neighborhood
PO Box 536
Fairview, OR 97024

Endless Summer Cruise-In, Downtown Gresham: Wed Sep 30, 2015 4PM-7:30PM

09/30/2015 - 4:00pm
09/30/2015 - 7:30pm
Endless Summer Cruise-In, Downtown Gresham every Wednesday (June thru Sept) 4PM-7:30PM. Info here!

See the Cars, Enjoy the Fun!

When: Wednesday's 4PM-7:30PM
(June thru September)
Where: Billy Bob's Hot Rod Cafe
333 North Main Av
Downtown Gresham
Get Map!

Pharaohs Street Rodders presents Endless Summer Cruise-Ins, every Wednesday night (weather permitting) in downtown Gresham from June through September. The event features trophies, food specials and a 50/50 raffle.

Perseid Meteor Shower Annual 'Shooting Star' Show, Best Viewing Aug 12-13, 2015

08/11/2015 - 12:00am
08/14/2015 - 5:00am
Perseid Meteor Shower: Annual Show Hits The Night Sky This Week, Aug 12-13, 2015
Sky Map. Click to enlarge

This Summer's Biggest
Show Is In The Sky!

When: Aug 12-13, 2015 12AM-Dawn
Where: Northeast Sky,
25' degrees above horizon

Grab a lawn chair and a blanket -- and watch the show!

The annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when many families are on vacation. And what could be more fun than watching this summertime classic? The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will happen from July 13 to August 26, with activity peaking around August 12 and 13.

This year should be an especially good year for Perseids since the new moon on August 14, 2015 will not come out until after sunrise.

No matter where you live, the 2015 Perseid meteor shower will probably be at its best on the nights of August 12-13 when the shower peaks. Try the nights before and after that, too. Before dawn viewing is best. You'll often see 50 to 100 meteors per hour. They radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus the Hero, and are typically fast and bright meteors frequently leaving persistent trails. Each year, the Perseid's combine with the Delta Aquarid meteor shower to produce the year’s most dazzling display of shooting stars! (Tips for best viewing below.)

Free! Join us at the 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival: Sat Aug 22, 2015 Noon-3PM

08/22/2015 - 12:00pm
08/22/2015 - 3:00pm

Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Nadaka Community Festival, Sat Aug 22, 2015 Noon-3PM. 17600 NE Glisan St, Gresham OR. Free hot dogs while they last, fun activities for children and families, live music and dancing. Free Interpretive Nature Walk with the Audubon Society of Portland Sat Aug 22, 2015 9-10AM. Interested in volunteering? We would love your help! Contact Monica, Nadaka Coordinator, at monica(at) or 503-956-8558

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2015 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7PM

08/24/2015 - 7:00pm
08/24/2015 - 9:00pm
Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2015 Summer Meeting: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:30PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr - Louise Room, 722 NE 162nd Av. Info here!

When: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:00PM-9PM
(New location!)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Louise Room
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, August 24th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2015 Summer Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr - Louise Room, 722 NE 162nd Av, Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
New apartment complex, 165th & NE Halsey; Metro Gang Enforcement neighborhood update, Rockwood update; Our Oregon, economic and social fairness; Neighborhood news and updates

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

Back-to-School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC, Wallace Medical Concern: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM

08/27/2015 - 3:00pm
08/27/2015 - 6:00pm

All schools & childcare providers require
proof of immunizations!

Your neighborhood clinic, The Wallace Medical Concern hosts

All schools & childcare providers require proof of immunizations! Back to School IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3PM-6PM. Info here!


The Rockwood Building, 124 NE 181st

note from your school for the immunizations only clinic.

Free w/Oregon Health Plan (familycare/care oregon) card
Fee: Immunizations are charged at $21.95 per immunization


The Wallace Medical Concern also offers full care
for families and can provide exams and pediatric services.

Please let us know if your child needs a longer appointment!

Wallace Medical Concern
124 NE 181st Suite 103
Gresham, OR 97230

Art In The Heart of the City; Gresham Arts Festival: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9AM-5PM.

07/18/2015 - 9:00am
07/18/2015 - 5:00pm
Art In The Heart of the City; Gresham Arts Festival: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9AM-5PM. More than 150 talented artists plus a Guinness World Record Event. Info here!

Art In The Heart of the City

The City of Gresham presents the 2015 Gresham Arts Festival on Saturday, July 18, the biggest festival in 14 years. More than 150 talented artists plus a Guinness World Record Event. It's a day filled with "Look at that!" art, music, food and community, turning the city's historic downtown into a giant art gallery.

There's fun for all ages on the third Saturday in July

Gresham becomes a giant outdoor gallery and stage for the Gresham Arts Festival, a regional event celebrating art, culture and music.

More than 140 talented artisans will fill the streets of historic downtown Gresham 9AM to 5PM Saturday, July 18.

This family-friendly event is free and includes art for sale, live music all day, cultural performances, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core.

At the heart of the Gresham Arts Festival is the showcase of fine artisans. Art for sale includes pottery, photography, beadwork, watercolors, textiles, glass, wood, oil paintings, garden art, recycled art, and much more. People meet the artists behind the work.

Rockwood Farmers Market, Farm Fresh Produce: Fri Jul 31, 2015 3PM-7PM

07/31/2015 - 3:00pm
07/31/2015 - 7:00pm
. Info here!

Farm Fresh Produce!

When: Each Friday 3PM-7PM
Where: Plaza del Sol
18535 S.E. Stark St
Gresham OR
Get map!

The Rockwood Farmers Market is a community-focused market featuring fresh produce from local farms in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. WIC, SNAP and Farm Direct coupons are accepted. The Market is a collaboration of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interfaith Food & Farms Partnership and the Rockwood Co-op.

Visit the Rockwood Farmers Market website or Facebook page.

Syndicate content