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Jul 24, 2013

Village Gardens Announces New, Seasonal Farmers Market

Join us this summer as we kick off the new Village Gardens Farmers Market held Thursdays from 3 to 7 pm in the New Columbia community of North Portland. Beginning Thursday, July 25 and lasting 6 weeks until August 29, this seasonal farmers market will feature nearly a dozen local vendors including the amazing produce grown by Food Works Farm youth and meat, fruit, bread and traditional Mexican and Ethiopian food vendors.

New to Village Gardens in 2013 are Market Gardeners – five families who grow culturally appropriate vegetables to sell at the Village Gardens Farmers Market. Thanks to the generosity of a Sauvie Island land owner who donated a ¼ acre of land, these gardeners will be selling their new squash leaves, squash blossom, bean leaves, green tomatoes and much more.

The market will be held outside the Village Market Grocery Store located at 4632 N Trenton and also feature live music and craft tables. Eligible vendors will be accepting WIC vouchers, WIC senior checks and FDNP checks. The market will provide tokens in exchange for EBT cash for SNAP users. 

This new farmers market hopes to not only benefit the local community by providing local, affordable and healthy foods, but also provide local community vendors with supplemental income and business experience. Visit for more details and please come join us on Thursday nights! 


Aug 29, 2018
Rivera House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Over a year ago, the idea of creating a new and unique residential and re-entry program for LGBTQ youth began to take root. With the help of our partners from the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and the countless hours staff dedicated to purchasing and updating a residence, the Rivera House was born. Today, the Rivera House is fully staffed and houses up to nine residents who are transitioning from the custody of OYA to independence. The goal of the program is to prepare youth leaving incarceration to become law-abiding, successful members of the community while addressing the special needs of LGBTQ youth. We spoke to the Rivera House Program Director, Deven Edgerton to share his thoughts about the program on this one-year anniversary.

Aug 02, 2018
Dinner in the Vines - SOLD OUT!

Tickets for Dinner in the Vines are sold out! The benefit event takes place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at ArborBrook Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Thank you to all of our supporters who purchased tickets. Our guests will enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwest, four-course dinner, selected wine pourings from ArborBrook Vineyards and live jazz.

Jul 26, 2018
Enter Our Wine Drawing!

Stock up your wine collection while supporting Janus Youth Programs! Take this opportunity to win over 50 bottles of great wine from all over the world! This year’s wine drawing includes an incredible variety of wines from California, Washington, Oregon, Italy, France and Spain! Enjoy amazing Pinots from Stoller, Domain Drouhin and Angela Estates, Cabernets from L’Ecole and Mount Veeder, Bordeaux from the St. Emilion region and Chianti and Barolo from Italy! We’ve even thrown in four bottles of Champagne and a few special bottles each worth the price of the ticket on their own! (A 1997 Woodward Canyon Cabernet and a Quilceda Creek CVR.)

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