Eco-Roofs + Alcohol Tax Protest + Nearman Expelled From House

The weekend is just around the corner and I couldn’t be happier about it. The City of Roses is packed with action and I’m going to tell you all about it.


Mostly cloudy for today, with showers in the evening and a maximum temperature of 77.

Top news stories for Portland

  1. The trend to encourage individuals to Covid-19 vaccine continues. This time the Oregon Health Authority and All4Oregon work together to give away 1,500 $100 gift cards to Fred Meyer and safe way. They are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are only available to those who receive their first dose of the vaccine. They are available at the Oregon Convention Center site and Hillsboro Stadium. (CURRENCY)
  2. eco-roofs, the living, breathable vegetated roof systems, become all the rage in Portland, which is good, because the city has made them part of the Central City 2035 plan. New zoning plans mandate eco-roofs on buildings of 20,000 square feet or more in commercial zones within the Centre. (DJC Oregon)
  3. Rep. Mike Nearman has been expelled from the Oregon House for his role in the Oregon Capitol Breakthrough that happened in December. He is the first member of the State House to be evicted in 160 years. The house passed House resolution 3, which asks for Nearman’s Eviction, by 59 votes against. (KGW)
  4. Addiction recovery advocates gathered outside the Capitol in Salem this week. The rally was in support of a highly controversial tax on Oregon’s Alcohol Industry. House account 3377 would add $70 to the current tax on a barrel of beer and $10 for every gallon of wine made in early 2022. (KATU)
  5. four youngsters have been arrested in connection with a crime wave in SE Portland last month. They terrorized several businesses, stole items and damaged property. Two more persons are wanted in connection with this group. (KPTV)

Today’s Events for Portland

  1. italian vacation, a celebration of Italian food and culture, is in NE Portland at Wellspent Market. There will be everything from gelato to paninis and even veggies starts at the Culinary breeding network. The event is free, but registration is required. 12.00 – 18.00.
  2. Her Record Store Day! And record stores across the street Portland celebrate by opening their doors to all the vinyl heads out there and offering special Record Store Day releases from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Iggy Pop. View the list of participating record stores.
  3. The Multnomah County Library and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health in Multnomah County (REACH) work together to present a Juneteenth Celebration at the Multnomah County Library. This online event will feature Juneteenth history as well as cooking and gardening demonstrations. The event is free, but they do ask you to register. 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
  4. Breaking the silence, an online LGBTQ+ and Veterans PROUD event, will flood Zoom. Brought by the Washington County Older Adult Health Initiative, it will contain conversations from Veteran Service Operators, like Virtual Drag Queen BINGO with Poison Waters and friends. 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
  5. Shuffle those cards and get your plates out ’cause it’s Saturday Cribbage at the Lucky Lab in Northwest Portland. All skill levels are welcome and boards/maps will be provided for those who don’t have them. There may even be a small pinochle. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Portland Patch Notebook

  1. Do you like strawberries? Of course you do. Therefore, view the Portland Strawberry Museum and the celebration of strawberries every Saturday in June. There will be many strawberry creations in attendance, as well as craft vendors offering art, jewelry, and more. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  2. National Bourbon Day is June 14 and Angel’s Envy celebrates with its second annual Doggo Fashion Show. They work with Hop Capitol Brewing beer and cocktail specials. But let’s not forget the real stars of the show. Dogs in costume! squeeze! 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  3. If you think weed can make you giggle, wait till you get a load of the Smokus Pocus comedy and magic show. Social distancing will be enforced, so seating is limited and tickets must be purchased online in advance. Spectators must be 18 years or older and smoking is not allowed in the venue. Multiple shows run through August 14. (smokus pocus)

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I’m glad there are 2 days on the weekend as I need them to fit all this in. Attention, my dear readers, and I’ll be back next week with five more days of fun.

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