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EAST SIDE MAKERS SHOWCASE

Martha's Curiosity Shop 110 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, OR

June 25, 2022, Martha's Curiosity Shop and RACC present: Free workshops taught by local artisans in skateboard art and design, fiber arts, zines, collaborative painting, and printmaking Portland, Ore. — June 2, 2022 — Martha's Curiosity Shop and the Regional Arts and Culture Council present an all-ages (13-150) free event for the east Portland and Troutdale communities. June 25, 2022 from 12:30 to 5:30 PM local artisans in fiber arts, printmaking, skateboard art and design, collaborative painting, and zine making will present free workshops on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive by 12:30 to sign up. Workshops are capped at twenty participants each. The East Side Makers Showcase is the first event of its kind presented by Martha Grover and Martha's Curiosity Shop and aims at…

Free

Book & Media Sale

Ledding Library of Milwaukie 10660 SE 21st Avenue, Milwaukie, OR

The Friends of the Library highly-missed annual book sale is back in a new and improved way. You now have the opportunity to browse and purchase from their larger inventory four times a year instead of just once. The second Quarterly Book Sale of 2022 will take place at the Library on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the Community Room. Be sure to mark these dates and times on your calendar — as the Community Room will be filled with books, CDs, DVDs and merchandise for you to purchase and enjoy for time immemorial. Room Location: Community Room

Free

Book Sale

Ledding Library of Milwaukie 10660 SE 21st Avenue, Milwaukie, OR

Sundays May through October (weather permitting) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Friends of the Ledding Library will sell books you'll love next to the amphitheater at the north end of the Ledding Library building. Sales of donated books benefit library programs and purchase. From early readers to teens and adults, the library serves all our community. You can help by purchasing books and by joining the Friends and/or volunteering. Learn more at www.leddingfriends.org (link is external). Room Location: Next to the amphitheater

Free

Books With Pictures: Sale Week

Books with Pictures 1401 SE Division Street, Portland, OR

Come through for 10% off everything in the store (20% with your RCCC badge or if you have an account with us), $1 select back issues, and a stacked 50-70% off clearance section!

Free

Rose City Comic Con 2022

Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR

Don’t miss out on Portland’s premier pop culture convention event this September! Rose City Comic Con is a fun, family-friendly 3-Day celebration of comics, gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and every fandom in between!

$18 – $750

Flea Market at Kindred Homestead Supply

Birdhouse Books 1001 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

All day we’ll be down at Kindred Homestead Supply (606 Main St in Downtown Vancouver, WA) peddling our wares and having a wondrous time! We’ll be bringing a bunch of modern and vintage books from our backstock to the market so come snag some great finds before they make their way to the shelves. For more information, head to kindredhomesteadsupply.com.

Free

Sidewalk Sale: I’m Having Top Surgery

IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR

In June, IPRC member Rimona Eskayo published their first book, I’m Having Top Surgery: An Illustrated Guide For You And Me. ⭐️ Part-essay, part-handbook, and full-on love poem to my community, this 96-page risographed book draws upon my experiences of top surgery alongside the knowledge of trans scholars, healthcare experts, and friends. A special thanks to Regional Arts & Culture Counsel for their funding and belief in this project. Come by the IPRC on Saturday, September 10th for an outdoor sidewalk sale (where our garage door is on Main St.) between 2 and 5 pm. Book pre-oders can be placed through Rimona’s online shop HERE.

Free

Portland Zine Symposium 2022

PSU - Smith Memorial Student Union 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR

The 2022 Portland Zine Symposium will be September 17th and 18th! Tabling will be 11am-5pm with different tablers both days! We will also have virtual programming leading up to the fest: Monday 9/12 Zine librarian meetup 🔗 Wednesday 9/14 Zinefest organizer meetup 🔗 Friday 9/16 Zine distro meetup 🔗 All of the programming is from 6-7:30pm PST, and sign-ups are available at the 🔗s. More info on the in-person tabling event and virtual programming ! Be sure to check out our Safe Space and Covid Health and Safety Protocols as well. The 2022 Portland Zine Symposium will be at the Smith Memorial Student Union in the Ballroom at Portland State University (1825 SW Broadway). PZS will be free and open to the public from 11am…

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IPRC at Portland Zine Symposium 2022

IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR

The Portland Zine Symposium is happening this year as a hybrid event on Sept 17 & 18! The IPRC will be tabling in person both days at the Smith Ballroom at Portland State University. Remote programming will be taking place the same weekend. Visit https://www.instagram.com/pdx_zines/ for more info!

Free

The Witching Well

Two Rivers Bookstore 8836 N Lombard Street, Portland, OR

Join every Saturday in October for a Halloween-themed Sidewalk Sale featuring different local artists each week. October 1 Silver Willow Aromatics & Zealous Drakes October 8 Soul of the Home & Organics X Oddities October 15 Hallow & Local Author Kathleen Converse October 22 Limitless Wearables October 29 St Johns Business Halloween Trick Or Treat  

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