Category Archives: Health

King Thanksgiving Harvest Market November 18th

From Portland Farmers Market:

Join us at the King Market location on November 18, where vendors will reunite for a special Thanksgiving Harvest Market.

Come rain or shine to fill your market basket with seasonal delights like winter squash, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, cranberries, wild mushrooms, fresh eggs, apples, pears, artisan cheeses, baked goods, pickles and preserves, pastured meats, Oregon wines and floral arrangements from LOCAL FARMERS & FOOD ARTISANS, including:

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Kitchen Commons seeks volunteers to train for food security

SAVE THE DATE! Cooking up Community

Do you work with an organization or non- profit that is thinking about integrating community cooking programs into your work?
Are you interested in using collective cooking groups as a way to support food justice and increase food security in your community?
Have access to a kitchen space that can be utilized by the public?

If so, join Kitchen Commons for an informal info session and training on Collective Cooking Group Facilitation. Our group leaders and coordinators will share what we have learned throughout the year in our pilot cooking groups, share resources and help you navigate through the initial steps of organizing your own cooking group. We’ll be meeting in one of our partner kitchens, with a chance to prepare a simple dish together. Our brand new Collective Cooking Group Handbooks will also be available to share with participants.

Collective Cooking Groups are a way of stretching food dollars, strengthening community ties and fostering resource and skill sharing. A typical group meets monthly or weekly, divides into teams to cook large quantities of several recipes, shares a meal together, and then takes home portions of each recipe to freeze or use during the week. Participants learn from each other, sharing tips and tactics for cooking healthy food even with busy schedules.

WHEN: Saturday, October 20th 2012 12-2 pm
WHERE: Trinity Full Gospel Pentecostal
Church, 4801 NE 19th Avenue Portland, OR 97211
Light refreshments provided. Send RSVPs or questions to Space is limited.

MISSION: Kitchen Commons matches kitchen resources with community need, making it affordable and practical to cook healthy food, putting the dream of a food business in reach of low-income entrepreneurs, and advocating for food justice.

Soul Stroll for Health at Wilshire Park, August 18th

Via the African American Health Coalition:

The upcoming Soul Stroll wellness walk on Saturday, August 18th is taking place at NE Portland’s Wilshire Park. We are hoping to gain the support of all NE Neighborhood Associations to help spread the word about the event. The following link will take you to the event page:

The walk typically draws anywhere from 400-600 people, but we are hoping to increase the numbers even further for this 10th year anniversary.

This is a fantastic event that is open to the public and all communities to help support the African American Health Coalition and raise awareness within the community about the benefits of exercise and wellness and health disparities amongst the African American population.

KNA June Meeting Tonight, May Minutes Online

The June meeting of the King Neighborhood Association will take place 6:30 tonight at the King Neighborhood Facility, 4815 NE 7th Avenue. Access is via the door facing 7th. The draft minutes from the May meeting are online here.

Tonight’s Agenda:

6:30     Welcome & introductions, agenda, announcements, meeting minutes.

6:40     Update from the Portland Police Bureau.

6:45     Update from the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN).

6:50     KNA tasks & projects:

  • 7-11; communications funds
  • Portland Playhouse & parking;
  • Soil to Soul’s Backpack campaign;
  • Movie in the Park;
  • Summer potluck picnic;

KNA needs a secretary to keep minutes & records.

7:30     KNA by-laws; Neighborhood Association structure.

At last month’s meeting:

  • KNA supported Portland Flea, a resale market proposed for the King Facility lot. The market has since been denied use of the space due to zoning regulations.
  • KNA residents on Sumner Street continue to oppose the proposed 7-Eleven on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and are trying to find a way to mitigate traffic impacts.
  • Woody Broadnax received KNA support for an event at the vacant lot at MLK and Alberta on July 21-22nd.  It will be a voter registration drive with food, music, and speakers.
  • Dr. Maila Davenport introduced a year-long World Tree Project-six sites that would have a world tree and community art element.  A letter from KNA is required for Maila’s grant application to Regional Arts and Culture Council. KNA will discuss the idea via email.
  • KNA is partnering with NECN on a fund raising drive for the Backpack Lunch Program. KNA and the King School PTA would jointly aim to have enough food and enough money to do a big packing day in November.
  • KNA voted to form the Soil to Soul food security committee, which would address King Neighborhood food-related topics as they arose (i.e.,7-Eleven actions, the Sprite Spark Parks Project at King School).
  • KNA’s Movie in the Park will be ET: The Extraterrestrial, screened on Saturday June 30.  Several people are working on selling advertisements, finding volunteers, and asking for raffle donations.

King PTA Health Fair and 5k Fun Run This Saturday

The King School PTA will host a health fair in the King Facility lot, home of the farmers market, this Saturday, April 28th. Preceding the fair will be the first annual King 5k Fun Run. Registration for the run is $20 and can be had by emailing Registrations will be accepted on-site the day of the run, but t-shirts may be limited.

To see the route map and learn more, go to:

The King Neighborhood Association will be on hand at the event. Come see us!