Instead of an event-based project, like a street fair or parade, this year the Woodstock Community Business Association (WCBA) dedicated Sunday, September 13th, to an unusual promotion they called “Woodstock Gives Back: A Coordinated Day of Giving”.
In honor of the 2nd installment of our award winning Design Annual, Portland Monthly has teamed up with The Joinery to celebrate (in our hand-built new downtown location) the movers and shakers shaping the design industry in Portland. Slated for October's 1st Thursday, the party will bring together design leaders, supporters, educators and creative influencers for a toast and opportunity to bask in the innovation coming out of our great city.
Far from spending a spare moment browsing for beautiful furniture, too many of our fellow Oregonians are scraping together the resources for their weekly groceries. For this month’s rent. For child care, or an unexpected appliance repair. Some of our hardest-working neighbors can be holding down multiple jobs and still find themselves among the 16% of Oregonians living in poverty or the 37% who are incapable of paying for essential living expenses without assistance.
The Center for Earth Leadership will host a presentation in Portland in October regarding the pursuit of a sustainable economy and society.
Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Stoel Rives law firm, 900 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 2600, in downtown Portland, will present a view from inside two of Oregon’s B Corporations (businesses specifically operated to pursue a positive impact on society and the environment).
Our customers swear by the quality, lifelong durability and sheer beauty of our handcrafted hardwood furniture. So once a year we turn the tables — along with the chairs, beds, and bookcases — with an exclamation of our own:
If you want a taste of one of the most exhilarating sustainability crusades in the country, we can tell you this: it tastes a lot like gin. You can sample it for yourself this Thursday, Sept. 10, during the Juniper & Gin BBQ hosted by Sustainable Northwest — a truly innovative non-profit which lately has made Juniper do some amazing things for local communities besides flavor their Tanqueray.
“A man has made a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows he will never sit.”
We think that’s a fine reflection on the real riches of giving — so fine, in fact, that The Joinery plans to do just that, both figuratively and literally, as part of Woodstock Gives Back: a day dedicated to local nonprofits by the community of businesses on and about the street where we work.