The lowdown on events happeniing in Portland.


Hip-hop activism conference, featuring a screening of 'Moving to the Beat' and a lecture by University of Washington hip-hop scholar Georgia M. Roberts, sponsored by Portland State University, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 S.W. Broadway. Call 503-725-3967.


Oregon Humane Society adoption outreach, noon to 4 p.m., Wild Oats, 2825 E. Burnside St. Call 503-285-7722, or visit

'Spirits of Christmas Eve,' historical holiday presentation, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Ermatinger House, 619 Sixth St., Oregon City. McLoughlin House candlelight tour, featuring Victorian handwork demonstrations, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Tickets $8 each, children 6 and under free. For reservations, call 503-650-1851.


American Electronics Association's Technology and Transactions: Tips, Trends and War Stories from Veterans of Technology Company Deals, networking breakfast program, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Skyline Banquet Room, $50 AeA members, $110 nonmembers. Call 503-624-6050, or visit

League of Women Voters of Portland panel discussion, explores the issues of Portland's homeless and runaway youths, noon to 1:30 p.m., Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave., U.S. Bank Room. Call 503-228-1675, or visit


'Outsourcing Consumer Electronics to China: Myths, Realities and Lessons Learned,' lecture by Owen Jellison, Global Commodity Manager, Logitech, sponsored by the Northwest China Council's China Business Network, noon to 1:30 p.m., House of Louie, 331 N.W. Davis St., $20 members, $30 general public, $15 students with valid ID. Walk-ins pay $5 additional. To register, visit or call 503-973-5451 by Dec. 1.


Neighborhood association meetings: Buckman Community Association board meeting, 6 p.m., Central Catholic High School, 2401 S.E. Stark St.; Metro Nature in Neighborhood free grant writing workshop, 6:30 p.m., Metro Regional Center, 600 N.E. Grand Ave.; Irvington general meeting, 6:30 p.m., Irvington Elementary School, 1320 N.E. Brazee St.; Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association general meeting, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 S.E. 62nd Ave. For information, visit


The Nuts and Bolts of a Business Plan, small-business workshop sponsored by SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business) and the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME), 8 a.m. Dec. 8, OAME Cascade Plaza, 4134 N. Vancouver Ave., Amelia Conference Room, $45 preregistered OAME members or $55 at the door; $55 prepaid registration general public, $65 at the door. To register, call SCORE, 503-326-5211, or OAME, 503-249-7744.

'Stormwater Management and Clean River Rewards,' part of the 'Lunch and Learn' Brown Bag Series sponsored by the city of Portland, Bureau of Development Services, noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 1900 S.W. Fourth Ave., Second Floor Conference Room 2500-A. Visit for information.

Columbia Corridor Association 20th Anniversary, noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 8, featuring keynote speaker state Sen. Betsy Johnson, District 16, and others, noon to 2 p.m., Riverside Golf and Country Club, 8105 N.E. 33rd Drive, $40 CCA members, $50 nonmembers. Call 503-287-8686, or visit

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