Fairs and Parades

Thank you to all who joined us at the Community Care Festival!

Kids painting at the Community Care Festival

A heartfelt thank you to all you wonderful people and organizations that filled the Sokhum Tauch Community Center and spilled out on to the IRCO plaza last Saturday for our third annual Community Care Festival!

Between us, this is what Community Care looks like:

You are inspiring! Your dedication and hard work builds and strengthens our East Portland Community and beyond.

Thanks to the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) for a generous grant, Rosewood Initiative for support, and People-Places-Things for administrative help.

A special shout-out Thank-you to our artists – you provided a great deal of the heart shared at the event: Arabic Dancers and Musicians, Axtec Dancers, Isaac Trimble Native American Flutist, Jim Gion – artdog – Sculptor, Christian Orellana Bauer Poems and Paintings

With gratitude,
Co-chairs 2017 Community Care Festival at IRCO,
Debbie Gordon and Layla Assem

(Community Care Festivals’ mission is to present family-oriented events utilizing arts, food and fun that facilitate intercultural participation and empowerment in building healthy and resilient neighborhoods and communities through information, education, social services, civic engagement and local resources.)

Traditional dancers at the Community Care Festival
Kids painting at the Community Care FestivalVolunteers at the Community Care Festival

Join MultCo Dems at Lents Founders’ Fair – Sunday, August 6th!

Join Multnomah Democrats at the Lents Founders Fair!
Sunday August 6th, 11am-4pm at Lents Park, 4808 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

Join Multnomah Democrats at the Lents Founders Fair!
Sunday August 6th, 11am-4pm
Lents Park 4808 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266

OregonWalks.org is teaming up with the Lents Neighborhood Association and Green Lents, to promote environmental sustainability, to bring the second annual Oregon Walkways to the historic Lents neighborhood.

Volunteer at our booth or just stop by to talk about what Multnomah Dems are doing in our community and state to help our progressive platform become a reality. And while you’re there be sure to cast you vote in the Lents Fair Chicken Beauty Contest!

For more details visit the Multnomah County Democrats Facebook page or the official event website.

To volunteer contact Marcia Schnieder at:

Join us at the Community Care Festival Sat July 22nd!

Community Care Festival banner

The Community Care Festival is this Saturday, July 22nd from 11 AM to 3 PM!
Sokhom Tauch Community Center (gym)
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
10301 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220
(Google Maps Link)

Building Community through Arts, Food and Fun! FREE and family friendly!

  • Arts and food from various cultures
  • Social services and public resources
  • How to get involved with neighborhood organizations
  • Build relationships and promote an active citizenry
  • Direct services such as free blood pressure screenings, lead testing and vision exams
  • Programs from the Midland Public Library, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), and Bark to Community Involvement

Multi-cultural children’s activities, arts and entertainment will share the Sokhom Tauch Community Center (gym) at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St., 97220, with community resource tables, social services and ways to be involved in the larger community.

Join us at our Annual Picnic on Thursday, July 13th!

Please join us at our annual picnic, coming up Thursday, July 13th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Red Sunset Park, 2400 NE Red Sunset Drive, Gresham. (map). This event is open to the public, so please come and meet your county Democrats!

We will provide burgers & hot dogs (both meat & veggie), buns, condiments, soda and water. All else is a potluck so feel free to bring chips, salads, dips, desserts, veggie/fruit trays, etc. Please mark any containers you bring with your name.

Please note, there is NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED in the park.

Also note, this annual picnic takes the place of our July Central Committee meeting. No PCP appointments will be made in July.

You can find the Facebook page for this event here.

Multnomah Days Parade

March with the Multnomah Democrats in the Multnomah Days Parade through Multnomah Village on August 15th. Participants should arrive at Handy Andy’s service station, 7991 SW Capitol Hwy at Garden Home (across the bridge from Multnomah Village) by 9:15 am. Wear Multdems t-shirts if you got ’em. Contact Wendy Blum () for a phone number to find our group in the crowd.