The lowdown on events happening in Portland


• Last Saturday Berry Botanic Garden (Work) Party, sponsored by Berry Botanic Garden, volunteers needed to remove invasive plants, do various maintenance and organization projects, bring work gloves and weather-appropriate clothing, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 11505 S.W. Summerville Ave. Call 503-636-4112, ext. 105.

• Family Day at Oregon Historical Society, activities for children and adults highlighting 'The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden' exhibit, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1200 S.W. Park Ave., free to members and children 5 years and younger, $5-$10 nonmembers. Call 503-222-1741.

• Old Portland Theaters: Overview and Evolution, sponsored by Architectural Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 701 S.E. Grand Ave., $13 members, $18 nonmembers, preregistration encouraged. Call 503-231-7264.

• Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair, sponsored by Native American Youth and Family Center, lenders and housing resource professionals on hand, open to everyone, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Portland Community College Southeast Center, Mt. Tabor Hall, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave. Call 503-288-8177, ext. 232.

• Homebuying seminar, sponsored by Jeff Capen of Re/Max Equity Group and others, educational event includes professionals in real estate, mortgage brokerage, insurance and financial planning, open to people who aren't actively looking, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wild Oats, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave., reservations required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'RSVP' in subject line.

• 31st annual NW Natural Street of Dreams, sponsored by Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, box office closes 8:30 p.m., continues through Aug. 27, Hidden Lakes Estates, Redland Road, Oregon City (directions available at, click on 'Show Info'), $15 adults, $5 children 6-12 years, free children 5 years and younger. Call 503-684-1880.


• High Tea, sponsored by Snapple, brief balloon ride 100 feet up commemorates new product, 'Lightest Teas on Earth,' 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Pioneer Courthouse Square, Southwest Sixth Avenue and Morrison Street. Call 1-212-715-1515.

• Basketball camp for kids, sponsored by Riversgate Church, for children 6 years to 13 years old, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly through Aug. 4, Multnomah Arts Center, gym and outdoor courts, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway. Call 503-244-3224.


• Homebuying seminar for first-time buyers, sponsored by Jeff Capen of Re/Max Equity Group and Ron Eiseman of Umpqua Bank Mortgage, free credit report for those who register ahead, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Umpqua Bank, 1448 N.E. Weidler St. Call 503-888-5191.


• Color Wonder Work, sponsored by Paolo Design Group, the science and art of working with color, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 1110 N.W. Marshall St., reservations required. Call 503-222-1757.

• Metro Committee for Citizen Involvement, sponsored by Metro, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Metro Regional Center, room 270, 600 N.E. Grand Ave. Call 503-797-1536.


• The Shadow Project - 2006, sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, remembrance of Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; human outlines drawn in chalk on ground to commemorate vaporized victims, 5:30 p.m. training and discussion, 6 p.m. chalking begins, Salmon Street Fountain, Southwest Salmon Street and Naito Parkway. Call 503-274-2720.


• Leadership Summit 2006, sponsored by Willow Creek Association, gathering of church and business leaders in South Barrington, Ill., is beamed via satellite to 130 locations, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8 and Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, $75-$165. Call 1-800-570-9812.

Events are free unless noted.

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