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2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Dive-In Movie! MHCC Aquatic Center presents "Mission: Impossible": Aug 17, 2012 7PM-10PM

08/17/2012 - 7:00pm
08/17/2012 - 10:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
MHCC Aquatic Center Dive-In movies return to the big screen this summer. Families and friends are welcome to spend time floating, splashing and swimming in the College’s 50-meter Olympic size pool while files are played on the electric scoreboard. Info here! When: Aug 17, 2012 7PM-10PM
Where: MHCC Aquatic Center
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Showing: Mission: Impossible
The third entry in Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible film series involves super Impossible Mission Forces (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) being forced back into the field just when he was planning on marrying his girlfriend, Julia (Michelle Monaghan). The agency asks Hunt to save an operative (Keri Russell) he trained after weapons dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) kidnaps her.

The MHCC Aquatic Center Dive-In movies make a return to the big screen this summer. At sunset, around 7:15 p.m., families and friends are welcome to spend time floating, splashing and swimming in the College’s 50-meter Olympic size pool. Film classics will be played on the electric scoreboard for viewers of all ages.

Prices are $4.50/adults, $3.25/children 18 and younger and seniors. MHCC students, staff and pool members’ admission is free with current ID or punch card. There is no extra charge to see the movie. Don’t forget your flotation toys.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Colonel Summers to Ladd's Addition: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9AM-10:30AM

08/18/2012 - 9:00am
08/18/2012 - 10:30am
Etc/GMT-8
Ten Toe Express program includes a series of free guided walks in the City of Portland lead by Rich Cassidy, Portland Bureau of Transportation. Learn area history while enjoying the city's beauty. Info & schedule here!

Colonel Summers Park
to Ladd's Addition

When: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9AM-10:30AM
Meet at: SW corner of SE 20th & Belmont
Colonel Summers Park
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Loop through great historic inner Southeast neighborhoods with fabulous homes, beautiful tree lined streets and rose gardens. Distance: 3.5 miles, 7000 steps. Time: 90 minutes.

Cost: Free!

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Dive-In Movie! MHCC Aquatic Center presents "Kung-Fu Panda 2": Aug 31, 2012 7PM-10PM

08/31/2012 - 7:00pm
08/31/2012 - 10:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
MHCC Aquatic Center Dive-In movies return to the big screen this summer. Families and friends are welcome to spend time floating, splashing and swimming in the College’s 50-meter Olympic size pool while files are played on the electric scoreboard. Info here! When: Aug 31, 2012 7PM-10PM
Where: MHCC Aquatic Center
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Showing: Kung-Fu Panda 2
In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

The MHCC Aquatic Center Dive-In movies make a return to the big screen this summer. At sunset, around 7:15 p.m., families and friends are welcome to spend time floating, splashing and swimming in the College’s 50-meter Olympic size pool. Film classics will be played on the electric scoreboard for viewers of all ages.

Prices are $4.50/adults, $3.25/children 18 and younger and seniors. MHCC students, staff and pool members’ admission is free with current ID or punch card. There is no extra charge to see the movie. Don’t forget your flotation toys.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Clinton-Woodward Loop: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9AM-11AM

07/14/2012 - 9:00am
07/14/2012 - 11:00am
Etc/GMT-8
Ten Toe Express program includes a series of free guided walks in the City of Portland lead by Rich Cassidy, Portland Bureau of Transportation. Learn area history while enjoying the city's beauty. Info & schedule here!

Clinton-Woodward Loop

When: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 9AM-11AM
Meet at: SE 34th & Division
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Discover the new public art installations along SE Clinton, as well as Clinton and Ivon Parks and the South Tabor and Richmond neighborhood.

Cost: Free!

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Sketchbook Journal Walk: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6PM-8PM

07/19/2012 - 6:00pm
07/19/2012 - 8:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Ten Toe Express program includes a series of free guided walks in the City of Portland lead by Rich Cassidy, Portland Bureau of Transportation. Learn area history while enjoying the city's beauty. Info & schedule here!

Sketchbook Journal Walk

When: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6PM-8PM
Meet at: Muse Art and Design
4224 SE Hawthorne Blvd
503.231.8704
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Keeping a sketchbook is a great way to stay in touch with your creative self. This walk through Southeast neighborhoods and Laurelhurst Park will include "sketching stops" with tips from a local artist. Bring a sketchbook and pencil/pen.

Cost: Free!

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Historic Hawthorne: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9AM-11AM

07/28/2012 - 9:00am
07/28/2012 - 11:00am
Etc/GMT-8
Ten Toe Express program includes a series of free guided walks in the City of Portland lead by Rich Cassidy, Portland Bureau of Transportation. Learn area history while enjoying the city's beauty. Info & schedule here!

Historic Hawthorne

When: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 9AM-11AM
Meet at: St. Stephen's Catholic Church
1112 SE 41st
Portland, OR
Get Map!

From St. Stephen's Catholic Church we will explore the Hawthorne neighborhood with its streetcar era architecture, as well as historic churches, Victorian era houses, and classic bungalows in the adjacent Sunnyside district.

Cost: Free!

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays at 6PM and Saturdays at 9AM from May 10th through September 13th. Download your 2012 Ten Toe Express schedule here.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 2-4 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels.

Garden Fresh Produce Returns! Local Farmer's Markets Reopen for 2012

Local Farmer's Markets reopen. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Find farmer's markets here!

Stretch your grocery dollars at the farmer's market

Enjoy the best produce, flowers, and plants starts direct from the garden.

Healthy and fresh
Farmer’s markets are a fantastic source for fresh, seasonal, locally produced foods and artisan products. Plus, you'll find great activities and fun for the whole family. Come experience the markets. Meet the vendors. Meet local cooks. Enjoy the freshest produce and products. Make your own statement in support of local food.

Want to grow your own vegetables?
Check out Portland Nursery's 12-month "Veggie Calendar" planting guide here.

Portland's east side Farmer's Markets

(Complete details on these area markets below)

Interactive Map of Local Farmer's Markets
Here's a handy interactive map showing farmer's market locations throughout the Portland area. Click of the red dots for market details.

You'll find plenty of root vegitables, braising greens and lettuces, and of course plant starts for your own vegetable garden.

Bring your reusable shopping bags and plenty of small bills, though some of the markets will trade you a credit/debit card for wooden tokens that all vendors accept, which can be easier to handle than cash. We've indicated those markets that accept EBT or other food assistant coupons - more access to good food for all.

Group Bike Ride: All Level Riders Downtown Gresham: May 19, 2011 9:45AM-12PM

05/19/2012 - 8:45am
05/19/2012 - 12:00pm
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Group Bike Ride: All Level Riders Downtown Gresham: May 19, 2011 9:45AM-12PM. Info here!

When: Sat May 19, 2011 9:45AM-12PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
Get map!

Join the Fun

Explore downtown Gresham by bike with guide Jeff Corcoran, a member of the Gresham Transportation Subcommittee. The free ride will be completed in two phases, starting at Main City Park with a two-mile loop around East Gresham Elementary and Dexter McCarty Middle School, then returning to the park. The second phase will feature an eight-mile loop using the Springwater Corridor and Gresham-Fairview Trail. Travel on Stark, then through downtown, and return to Main City Park.

Riders should meet at 9:45AM in the parking lot at Main City Park, near the Springwater Trail. The ride will leave at 10AM, and the second phase will return to the same location approximately two hours later.

Explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River. Adult Group Bicycle Ride: May 20, 2011 9:45AM-12PM

05/20/2012 - 9:45am
05/20/2012 - 12:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Explore the area between Gresham, Troutdale and the Sandy River, Adult Group Bicycle Ride: May 20, 2012 9:45AM-12PM. Info here!

When: Sun May 20, 2012 9:45AM-12PM
Where: Greater Gresham area
Meet at Main City Park
219 S. Main Ave
Gresham, OR
Get map!

Adult Fun!
This free ride will leave at 10AM from the Main City Park parking lot in downtown Gresham. This moderately paced ride, led by the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club, will explore the area between the Gresham, Troutdale and Sandy River areas, as well as east Portland. Traveling around 15 mph for approximately 25 miles, the group will stop for refreshments along the route. The ride will return to the starting location a couple of hours later.

Spring Vegetable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding

As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons.

Spring Vegatable Garden; Easy, Fun & Rewarding. As winter transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that grow best in cooler seasons. Info here!

 The first vine ripened tomato may still be a few months away, but there’s still plenty to keep you busy in the vegetable garden. Take advantage of the cool, wet weather of spring to put in multiple crops of nutritious vegetables.

Spring Favorites
Here's a list of great choices along with their days til harvest that are carefree & easy to grow:

Arugula (30), Beets (45), Broccoli (70) Brussels Sprouts (80), Carrots (50), Peas (60), Kale (75), Onions: seeds (125), sets (100), Potatoes: 2-3 eyes (90), Radish (25), Spinach (55).

It Doesn’t Get Easier
Choose a sunny location, sow seeds in loose well drained garden soil as soon as the soil can be worked and let nature take its course. Plant a second crop two weeks after the first for a sustained Spring harvest. We prefer to plant garlic and shallots in the fall, but both do fine as spring crops, so go ahead and plant them too!

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