NE Village PDX

It's May!  The days are longer, warmer, and (mostly) less rainy.   If you've been hibernating this winter, now is the time to come on out and connect with your fellow Northeast Villagers.  Celebrate spring and join us for an event or two in the lovely month of May.  

Open to All
Join fellow Villagers for coffee and conversation.
Coordinated by:  Janet Jump
Date and Time:  Friday May 5, 10:00am
Place:   Motivasi Coffee, 4502 NE 42nd Avenue at Prescott
No reservation required.
Members and Volunteers Only
An 8 mile circuit starting at Grant High School, heading east past the south side of the Rose City Golf Course, then along the Alameda Ridge and down into the Hollywood district for a refreshment stop at Velo Cult Bike Shop, before concluding back at the high school.  Riders should have working bicycles, helmets, and an understanding of the rules of the road.  

This is not a difficult route, but it is not a ride for beginners.  Children and grandchildren may join provided they are supervised by an adult and capable of riding 8 miles at a leisurely pace.  Ride may include three "re-grouping" stops if needed.
Led by:  Mike Murphy
Date and Time:  Sunday May 7, 2:00 pm  (please be prompt)
Place:  Meet in the parking lot at Grant High School, 2245 NE 36th, between Thompson and Brazee
Reservation required:   Please contact the NEV Office 503-895-2750, and leave your phone number in case inclement weather forces us to cancel.
Open to All
Explore historic Northwest Portland as we walk the 2.6 mile Nob Hill Loop.   No host lunch afterwards is optional at a place TBD on NW 21st Avenue. 
Led by: Jane Braunger
Date and Time:  Monday May 8, 10:00 am
Place: Meet at Civic Plaza, SW 18th Avenue and Morrison Street
Reservation required.  Please contact Jane Braunger at: or 503-880-0339.
Members and Volunteers Only
Lucca Restaurant, a neighborhood gem, offers classic Italian fare, including wood-fired pizzas, in a cozy, bustling dining room. 
Coordinated by:  Suzanne Silverstein
Date and Time:  Friday May 12, 12:00 pm
Place:  Lucca Restaurant, 3449 NE 24th Avenue at Fremont
Reservation required:
Please contact the NEV Office 503-895-2750.
Open to All
Join us at the Alameda Brewhouse, which offers happy hour snacks along with a full menu, full bar, and a great selection of house-brewed ales.
Coordinated by:  Nancy Donehower
Date and Time:  Monday May 15, 4:00-6:00pm
Place:  Alameda Brewhouse, 4765 NE Fremont
No reservation required.
Open to All
Our Villagers meet with Eastside Villagers at the Fleur de Lis Bakery.
Coordinated by Janet Jump 
Date and Time:  Tuesday May 23, 9:30 am
Place:  Fleur de Lis Bakery, 3930 NE Hancock St.
No reservation required.
Members Only
Come sing with us - no experience necessary. Our goal is to have fun while making music together. All you need is the desire to sing along with others. From old standards to folk and Broadway tunes to rock and beyond, we will decide together what songs we sing.
Coordinated by:  Suzanne Silverstein
Date and Time:  Wednesday May 24, 1:30 pm
Place: Hosted by Helen Richardson at her home
Reservation required:  Please contact Helen at 503-287-8832 or   to RSVP and get the address.
Open to All
Are you new to Portland? Want to meet some friends of your own generation? Or are you new to the Village and eager to meet other villagers?  Define "new" any way you want and join us at Altabira City Tavern rooftop bar to enjoy the view and to get to know each other.  Fire pits or inside seating available as weather dictates.
Coordinated by:  Ann and Peter Anderson
Date and Time:  Tuesday May 30, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Place:  Altabira City Tavern, top floor of the Eastlund Hotel
1021 NE Grand Avenue
Reservation required.   Contact Ann Anderson at:

Stay tuned: calendars will be emailed to you each month. Have an interest in a particular topic or activity that you think other NEV'ers might enjoy?   Please let us know--see, Members Only section to send us your ideas.