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Live Better. This is the place where we get together to share experiences and build our own community. Looking for a parents' group? A recovery group? A parents'-recovery group? Want to organize a late-night comedy event or invite Sunday Assemblers to one that already exists? This is your place!

Note: Member-sponsored events need not appeal to every member of our community, but they should be fair, honest, and generally in keeping with secular humanist values. Your event will typically be approved for publication within 24 hours. Approval does not imply Sunday Assembly Portland's endorsement of or responsibility for member-sponsored events.

  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 01:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Brown's Ferry Park

    Happy Healthy Walk and Talk SMOUP: Brown's Ferry Park

    Happy Healthy Walk and Talk-Brown’s Ferry Park

    Sunday April 26th 1-3 PM

     Let’s stroll in this 28.33 acre natural area park located on the Tualatin River.  A native grass and wildflower prairie covers about a third of the park and includes a large pond.  There is an extensive pathway system, picnic tables, wildlife viewing blind, river overlook platform and a canoe ramp and dock that allow access to the Tualatin River. During the summer you can rent kayaks and canoes here. There is an old barn that reminds visitors of the site's former agricultural history and interpretive signs in the park offer information about the cultural as well as natural history of the area.  

     Brown's Ferry Park was named after Zenas J. Brown who laid a claim to the land in 1850 through the Donation Land Act. He started the first ferry in the Tualatin vicinity here, and also offered his services as an Eclectic Physician and Surgeon in nearby Oregon City.  In 1855 Dr. Brown MD took in and treated a very ill young man named Isaac Warwick, who owed him money for the purchase of some land. When Warwick died, Brown applied to the court to administer Warwick’s will, but was denied and instead was indicted for murder a year later. Although the Territorial Circuit Court acquitted Brown for lack of evidence, he felt the community’s suspicion and quickly sold his land and moved a few miles north, then to Salem and finally Florida. His ferry fell out of favor after another ferry was established on Boones Ferry Road up river.

     We will be walking on both paved and dirt trails, so wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tevas.  Bring water or snacks as needed.  Friendly dogs are welcome on leash.  If you like bring info on a new diet fad or health tip to share and evaluate.  This hike has many medicinal plants to potentially identify.  The walk will be almost 3 miles long and will be mostly flat with one steep hill extension up into the Natchez Greenway (optional). This walk will take an hour to an hour and a half, but allow the two hour window due to any view breaks or general group lag.  Drizzle is just part of everyday life, but storms cancel event.  This should be fun!  Let’s take a walk!  Contact organizer Dr. Mindy Curry at 503-995-8674 with any questions.

     Meet at 1 PM in the parking area near the restrooms, 5855 SW Nyberg Lane.  If you want to carpool from some distant part of town, then leave a comment on the meet-up page and we’ll try to find someone going your way.  From PDX: take I-5 South to the Nyberg exit.  Take a left over the freeway on Nyberg.  When the road turns to the right, take a left onto Nyberg Lane.  In a couple of blocks look for the duck crossing sign and turn left here into the parking loop.  Public Transit: you can take Bus 12-(Barbur/Sandy Blvd to Tigard TC) from stop #175 at SW Barbur and Hooker Southbound.  Get off at SW Main and Scoffins stop #3673.  From there board Bus 76 (Beaverton/Tualatin to Meridian Hospital via Tigard TC).  Get off at Meridian Park Hospital main stop in Tualatin.  Walk up the street north, then right onto Nyberg Lane (about 2/3 miles walk to the park).  If you call ahead I can pick you up at the hospital bus stop.  I’ll be passing by.

    Sunday Assembly Portland Meetup RSVP here:

    Happy Healthy Walk and Talk SMOUP: Brown's Ferry Park

    Sunday, Apr 26, 2015, 1:00 PM

    Brown's Ferry Park
    5855 SW Nyberg Ln Tualatin, OR

    0 Assemblers Attending

    Sunday April 26th 1-3 PM Let’s stroll in this 28.33 acre natural area park located on the Tualatin River. A native grass and wildflower prairie covers about a third of the park and includes a large pond. There is an extensive pathway system, picnic tables, wildlife viewing blind, river overlook platform and a canoe ramp and dock that allow access t...

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  • Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 09:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Hoyt Arboretum

    Volunteer at the Hoyt Arboretum May 2nd

    For those ready to get their hands dirty and spend time among trees, starting in May we have a great opportunity to help the Hoyt Arboretum Friends maintain the beautiful Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park the first and last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal and other special projects. No experience is required and tools and instruction are always provided.

    Join your fellow Sunday Assemblers for the May 2nd or May 30th Saturday Crew. Sign up here.

    Please fill out the Sunday Assembly Community Involvement Questionnaire here to give feedback on the types of opportunities that excite you most if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet!

    If you are unfamiliar with the arboretum, here’s some info:

    Mission of Hoyt Arboretum Friends: To maintain and improve Hoyt Arboretum and its collection for all people through advocacy, resources, awareness and education.

    Hoyt Arboretum by the Numbers

    • 189 acres with 12 miles of trails
    • Over 2,000 species from 6 continents
    • 63 Endangered Species (IUCN listed)
    • Volunteers contributed 10,783 hours to the Arboretum in 2014 and we’re on a path to surpass that this year! 

    Top Five Ways Hoyt is Unique

    • Curation - Every species is carefully curated, labeled, and researched. We have information on the background of every tree in the collection and it’s all available online in a public database.
    • Conservation - We house 63 endangered and threatened species and play a part in their global conservation strategies.
    • Global Representation - We have species from 6 continents (all but Antarctica)
    • Historic Value - Species are arranged evolutionarily, so you’ll find flowering trees in one area and coniferous trees in another. This is an historically significant way to organize species is indicative of the period in which the Arboretum was created.
    • Scientific Value - We are a peer reviewed scientific resource, primarily accessed through our database and our herbarium. 

    Fun Facts

    • Our Dawn Redwood - once thought to be an extinct species - was the first to set cones after its rediscovery in China. The cones set in 1952. The Arboretum now houses 22 Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).
    • In case you were wondering, “Who is Hoyt?,” Ralph Hoyt was a civic leader in Portland in the early 1900s. He served as President of the Rose Festival and Chairman of the Multnomah County Commission between 1920 and 1924. He was instrumental in the formation of the Arboretum and Washington Park.
    • Each entry to the Arboretum has an Incense Cedar, a Dawn Redwood, and a Magnolia or Rhododendron.

     

     

     

     

  • Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM · 32 rsvps
    Lola's Room

    May 10th, 2015 Assembly

    "From Saving to Serving: Creating a Language for Helping"  with Adam Davis

    Happy Mothers' Day! Bring the moms in your life out for some special appreciation and surprises.

    Join us Sunday May 10th, 2015 at lovely Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom from 11am to 12:30 pm for uplifting music and song, some inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought provoking lecture from Director of Oregon Humanities, Adam Davis.

    After the assembly, mosey on downstairs to Ringlers for lunch and have a beer for Sunday Assembly Portland! 100% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards covering our costs.

    Child care provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm.

    Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!

    Parking Info:
    On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm.  Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.

    Featured Speaker

    Adam Davis is the executive director of Oregon Humanities, which works toward an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities. Before joining Oregon Humanities in the summer of 2013, Davis directed the Center for Civic Reflection, where he trained thousands of discussion facilitators and founded “Justice Talking/Meaning of Service,” a program for AmeriCorps and other service organizations across the country. Davis has edited several books, including The Civically Engaged Reader and Taking Action. He has also taught literature and philosophy for many years in the Odyssey Project and Humanity in Perspective, college courses for adults living near the poverty line, and he co-founded and directed Camp of Dreams, which provides year-round educational and cultural programming to underserved young people on Chicago’s west and south side. Davis received his PhD from the University of Chicago, and he used to lead wilderness trail crews in the Pacific Northwest.

     

     

     

  • Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Dr. Mindy Curry's Back Yard in Milwaukie, OR

    Green Garden Smoup-Pot Planting and Potluck

    Growing plants can be very fulfilling.  You start by simply pressing seed to soil, but with continued nurturing you get to observe the germination and expansion of new green life.  Your plant grows, matures and eventually completes its own cycle of life by producing fruit and then seed.  If it is edible somewhere in that process you pick it and eat it.  Other plants create beautiful flowers to decorate your yard or vase.  Growing plants is both calming and exhilarating!  May is a good time to plant seeds outdoors.  See the following link for a planting calendar for Portland:  http://www.growportland.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Grow-Portland-Crop-Calendar.pdf

     

    Join us to plant your own seeds and share some food.  I’ll have some bags of all natural potting soil and a variety of herb (medicinal + culinary), vegetable and flower seeds and starts, and some reused plastic pots.  Bring your own pots/planters/yogurt-type-containers to fill and optionally any seed you want to share.  If you want to fill larger pots please donate a couple/few dollars towards the price of the potting soil.  You can start seeds in small pots in a warm window sill, then later transplant into the ground, or you can seed a patio container garden. 

     

    Also bring a dish, appetizer, desert or snack to share with the group. BBQ available. Bring any special beverages you want (age appropriate).  We’ll nosh and contemplate the purposeful propagation of our new green friends.   This will be a back-yard event.  There are patio benches, but you may want to bring your own lawn chair.  There may be a fire pit if such is desired. 

     

    Meet at Dr. Mindy Curry’s house: 4998 SE Briar Ct., Milwaukie (Jennings Lodge area).  From PDX take 99E South/McLoughlin BLVD to Jennings Rd turn LEFT.  In ¼ mile take a LEFT on Cook St, continue to almost the end, then Briar Ct. will be on the left.  First House on the left past the long fence. There is very limited parking on Briar Court but plenty on Cook St. or Boardman St.  Enter the back yard via the stone path to the left of the house.  As this is an outdoor event, rain cancels.  Call 503-995-8674 with any questions.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM through June 01, 2015
    Atlanta

    Sunday Assembly International Conference: A Conference Called Wonder

    The International Sunday Assembly Conference takes place in Atlanta at the end of May this year.  Assembly PDX will be represented by our president Korin Scott!

    Anyone who went to last year’s conference will tell you the event is beyond amazing. Prepare to be bathed in positive vibes, inspired by incredible people and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community.

    This year we are upping our game in a major way with a huge array of guest speakers all dedicated to helping you grow your Sunday Assembly, or launch a new one. They range from Hemant Mehta, the author of the Friendly Atheist, to Casper Kelly, the creator of the viral comedy smash Too Many Cooks, to Mandisa Thomas, talking about building diversity into communities, to name a few.

    nd it’s more than just a conference! There is:

    • A Mindfulness Adventure: a bespoke mindfulness journey over the course of the conference.
    • Yummy Yoga: morning stretching for the fun and flexible.
    • Early Morning Rave: dance your way into the day!
    • The Organic Orchestra: bring an instrument, join in and make music.
    • The Sunday Assembly Of All The Talents: An Assembly of epic proportions.

    Atlanta in May is sunny and beautiful with BBQ by the yard and southern hospitality by the pitcher. Please, come on down to A Conference Called Wonder - it will fill your head with ideas, and your heart with joy. Keep your eye on the website A Conference Called Wonder  as new things get added, as there is more in the pipeline!

    On a personal note, I can not wait to meet you as connecting with the people of Sunday Assembly is so enriching. 

    Much love,

    Sanderson and The Sunday Assembly Team

    sundayassembly.com

    http://www.aconferencecalledwonder.com/

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 09:00 AM · 2 rsvps
    Hoyt Arboretum

    Volunteer at the Hoyt Arboretum May 30th

    For those ready to get their hands dirty and spend time among trees, starting in May we have a great opportunity to help the Hoyt Arboretum Friends maintain the beautiful Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park the first and last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal and other special projects. No experience is required and tools and instruction are always provided.

    Join your fellow Sunday Assemblers for the May 2nd or May 30th Saturday Crew. Sign up here.

    Please fill out the Sunday Assembly Community Involvement Questionnaire here to give feedback on the types of opportunities that excite you most if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet!

    If you are unfamiliar with the arboretum, here’s some info:

    Mission of Hoyt Arboretum Friends: To maintain and improve Hoyt Arboretum and its collection for all people through advocacy, resources, awareness and education.

    Hoyt Arboretum by the Numbers

    • 189 acres with 12 miles of trails
    • Over 2,000 species from 6 continents
    • 63 Endangered Species (IUCN listed)
    • Volunteers contributed 10,783 hours to the Arboretum in 2014 and we’re on a path to surpass that this year! 

    Top Five Ways Hoyt is Unique

    • Curation - Every species is carefully curated, labeled, and researched. We have information on the background of every tree in the collection and it’s all available online in a public database.
    • Conservation - We house 63 endangered and threatened species and play a part in their global conservation strategies.
    • Global Representation - We have species from 6 continents (all but Antarctica)
    • Historic Value - Species are arranged evolutionarily, so you’ll find flowering trees in one area and coniferous trees in another. This is an historically significant way to organize species is indicative of the period in which the Arboretum was created.
    • Scientific Value - We are a peer reviewed scientific resource, primarily accessed through our database and our herbarium. 

    Fun Facts

    • Our Dawn Redwood - once thought to be an extinct species - was the first to set cones after its rediscovery in China. The cones set in 1952. The Arboretum now houses 22 Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).
    • In case you were wondering, “Who is Hoyt?,” Ralph Hoyt was a civic leader in Portland in the early 1900s. He served as President of the Rose Festival and Chairman of the Multnomah County Commission between 1920 and 1924. He was instrumental in the formation of the Arboretum and Washington Park.
    • Each entry to the Arboretum has an Incense Cedar, a Dawn Redwood, and a Magnolia or Rhododendron.
  • Sunday, June 07, 2015 at 11:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Lola's Room

    June 7th, 2015 Assembly

    Join us Sunday June 7th, 2015 at lovely Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom from 11am to 12:30 pm for uplifting music and song, some inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought provoking lecture. We are meeting on the first Sunday of the month for June only so that we can all march in the Pride Parade June 14th. Want to march with us? RSVP here.

    After the assembly, mosey on downstairs to Ringlers for lunch and have a beer for Sunday Assembly Portland! 100% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards covering our costs.

    Child care provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm.

    Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!

    Parking Info:
    On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm.  Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.

     

  • Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM · 8 rsvps
    North Park Blocks in Portland , OR

    Portland Pride Parade 2015

    We're marching in THE parade of the year!

    Join us and show your support for the LGBT community while we let the whole town know that Good is Great!

    Want to help volunteer? Email Korin at info@sundayassemblypdx.org

    More details to follow. Get ready for a good time.

  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM
    Lola's Room

    July 12th, 2015 Assembly


    Join us Sunday June 14th, 2015 at lovely Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom from 11am to 12:30 pm for uplifting music and song, some inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought provoking lecture. 

    After the assembly, mosey on downstairs to Ringlers for lunch and have a beer for Sunday Assembly Portland! 100% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards covering our costs.

    Child care provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm.

    Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!

    Parking Info:
    On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm.  Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.

  • Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 11:00 AM
    Lola's Room

    August 9th, 2015 Assembly


    Join us Sunday June 14th, 2015 at lovely Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom from 11am to 12:30 pm for uplifting music and song, some inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought provoking lecture. 

    After the assembly, mosey on downstairs to Ringlers for lunch and have a beer for Sunday Assembly Portland! 100% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards covering our costs.

    Child care provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm.

    Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!

    Parking Info:
    On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm.  Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.


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