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The Standard's 2014 Volunteer Expo

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, The Standard’s Volunteer Expo returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Celebrating its sixth year, the Volunteer Expo is the largest event of its kind in Oregon, connecting more than 125 regional nonprofit organizations with thousands of Portlanders eager to make a difference in their community. Representatives from a diverse range of community-based organizations will be on hand to showcase their volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Those who attend can find service and donation opportunities that match their skills and interests – ranging from one-time projects to longer-term commitments.


After a one month break, Beaverton First Friday activities continue August 1 with “Cruisin’ Broadway,” a car show open to hotrods, specialty, muscle and classic cars. First Friday is held in downtown Beaverton (around SW Broadway and SW 4th, between SW Main and SW Lombard). In addition to the car show, the event will feature vendors specializing in all things related to cars. 
“Cruisin’ Broadway” is hosted by the Beaverton Historical Society (12412 SW Broadway). In addition to live music and refreshments, there will be a 50/50 raffle, prize raffle and a People’s Choice Award plaque. The $10 entrance fee benefits the Beaverton Historical Society and Beaverton Downtown Association. Registration and participation details may be found at
Musical entertainment setting the tone, 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, includes Riverside Northwest, performing at Lanphere Enterprises, and Rouke Vanderveen’s Bodacious Band, playing near Beaverton Florists, Inc.
Regular First Friday activities include extended hours for participating businesses including art galleries, specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops, a costume shop, dance studio, healing center and Farmers Market vendors.

Aspen Meadow Concert!

For a family friendly event in a beautiful outdoor amphitheatre, please join us for the Aspen Meadow “Summer Finally Got Here” concert on August 23rd and 24th at 24232 South Upper Highland Road, Colton. Bring a picnic, blanket, dancing shoes and clothes from the 50's and 60's! We'll have live music by nationally recognized and world-renowned musicians on both days, and a classic car show on the 24th! The event is FREE! Click here for more information. 

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The 10th Annual Walk, Roll & Run!

The 10th Annual Walk, Roll & Run for United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington takes off on Saturday September 6th! Choose the 2.5 mile stroll and roll around the Eastbank Esplanade, or the 8K run on the Springwater Corridor—both raise much-needed funds for UCP’s ongoing mission to help kids and their families living with cerebral palsy. There’s also free lunch, booths and music to enjoy after the event! Register today at  When you do, make sure and enter the promo code BE WELL N-W and get $5 off your registration fee! 

Johnson Creek Clean Up

The 8th annual Johnson Creek Clean Up is on August 23 from 9am-12pm at Mill Park in Milwaukie. Hundreds of volunteer families from across the Portland-metro region attend this clean up extravaganza each year. This community-building event brings Johnson Creek neighbors and friends together to continue the on-going process of restoring Johnson Creek.


The Circuit Gym

Go celebrate The Circuit Bouldering Gym’s newest climbing gym in Tigard. On August 23rd from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm The Circuit will be hosting a Grand Opening Party with free climbing, free yoga, free food, giveaways, raffle, contests, exclusive membership sale, and more! Located on the corner of SW Upper Boones Ferry and Durham in the old Elmo Studd's building, the new facility has 19,000 sq. ft. of top-notch bouldering, 2-room yoga studio, fitness area, slacklines, and a dedicated kid’s area! Special membership will be offered for a month after the grand opening, so get them while you can! The Circuit Bouldering Gym has 2 additional Portland locations and offers world-class climbing and programs for all ages and abilities. Check out our biggest gym yet on August 23rd! More info at

SCUSA School Drive!

For nearly 20,000 foster kids living in the Northwest, changing homes often means getting behind in school. To help local foster kids get a good start, Sleep Country USA is collecting school supplies. But they need your help! Bring your gift of paper, pens, crayons, pencils, rulers, dictionaries and more to any Sleep Country location, or visit to donate online. Sleep Country knows, not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

Strut Your Mutt

Sept. 13, 2014, Strut your Mutt! A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or a timed 5K run with (or without) your pooch, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more to raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners) or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All®


American Indian Day Celebration!

From 12 pm to 7 pm on September 26th, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and other local Indian organizations will be hostingan “American Indian Day Celebration” at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. The event will be a celebration of American Indian cultures and is intended to raise the level of awareness concerning the challenges that American Indian people face in this country. Click here for more information. 

Portland Out of the Darkness Walk

Join the AFSP Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 am at the World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR) for the Out of the Darkness Walk.  When you walk in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks, you join efforts with thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives. The walks raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort and assistance to those who have lost someone to suicide.  To register for the walk or to donate, click here.

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