Sunnyside Compass

SE 42 Ave and SE Morrison St

Sat, June 4

The Sunnyside Compass was inaugurated at VBC 2014. We will be hosting a re-painting and block party with live music, carnival games, face painting, juggling, and hula hoop lessons for all ages! 8am: Painting prep 10am: Painting begins Noon: Kids’ activities begin, hula hoops, juggling, face painting


Wygant’s Width of a Circle

5815 NE Wygant Street

Sat, June 4 and Sun, June 5

In conjunction with Create Plenty, teen environmental activists will be face painting, leading games, and offering Reggio crafts on June 4th and 5th from 9am-12pm. Children will also be naturally drawn to the insect hotels and intersection painting at this place making site.


Recess House

2735 SE 30th Ave

Mon, June 6

The morning of June 6th is Kids Half Day Cob Time. Enjoy funny adaptations of popular songs to learn Fast Cob, and build with cob at slower pace than the rest of the days.


PSU Memorial Bench Project

1825 SW Broadway

Thur, June 9

On June 9th from 2pm- 4pm our program will include Creative Clay Molding, Seed Planting, Storytelling, Coloring and fun Group Games. All of our projects will be overseen by a Student Leader, and all materials will be non-toxic and safe for young hands. We are excited to share the Portland Community with the next generation of world changers.  Note that this is an outdoor event.



Escuela Viva, SE 11th and Pine

Sat, June 11

VBC is offering childcare so folks can get out to the evening event and celebrate without a heavy financial burden. The childcare will be held at Escuela Viva, 1111 SE Pine St, Portland, OR 97214, just 0.8 miles from the evening programming at the Refuge. Care will be available for children ages 3 – 11 from 5:30 pm-9:00 pm and will include a variety of exciting activities and snacks. The suggested donation for this service is $20. For RSVP and questions contact Alexis at


Going Mallory

NE Mallory Ave and Going St.

Sat, June 11

Come out and support the King neighborhood with another awesome street painting! Come join in the painting and potlucking. There will be music to make you boogie. Stay into the evening for some square dancing. All are welcome from 10am till completion. Kid friendly, potluck food welcome with BBQ provided, music all day!


The On Going Community

Intersection of NE 19th and Going

Sat, June 11

While painting a traffic-slowing, art-inspiring, friend making intersection painting, children will be offered the opportunity to create Fairy Houses and various other kid-garden-friendly activities, 10am-2pm June 11th.


Rocky Butte Community

Intersection of NE 85th and Milton and NE 85th and Beech

Sat, June 11 and Sun, June 12

Kids are welcome to join the fun all weekend! On June 11th, Tiffany Chapman, of Wild Heart Kids Yoga, will be facilitating from 2:00pm-4:00pm, including yoga, scavenger hunts, and storytime.


Ogden Street Mural Project

SE 70th & Ogden St.

Sun, June 12

Children are not only welcome, but encouraged to join the street mural project on June 12th at the intersection of SE Ogden St + SE 70th. From 11-3 we will have live music, a special guest clay artist working with children, a little library design table and also, a very special children’s game from Japan.


Lorenzo and Jodi’s Cobb Oven

5037 NE 31st Ave

Fri, June 3 - Sun, June 12, 10 am - 5 pm

We aim to complete our cob oven and cob bench with your help. There will be delicious fresh food grown as locally as possible, and cold refreshments. We are a children friendly site and may speak Spanish, Italian or Portuguese at anytime, practice if you wish—we have some native speakers on-site. Jodie and Lorenzo would love for you to join our family and share your artistic abilities. We are where middle earth meets Alberta Street, humans, fairies and elves all gather to enjoy the pleasures of life! Children are welcome to join our 6 year old and cob play structures or blow bubbles. 541-490-6110


Elliot Neighborhood Community Crossing

NE Tillamook St and Rodney Ave

Sat, July 9

The annual repainting block party tradition keeps our neighborhood looking bright and brings neighbors together to celebrate our unique and diverse COMMUNITY. Join us Eliot neighbors, as we potluck and paint, block party style. This is a family friendly event with live music, free food and drink from local businesses, kid activities and more! Sat, July 9, 9am-10:00pm