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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! 


Nov 16, 2017
Visit The Sharing Tree at Washington Square Mall & Look for Janus Youth With the Red Dot on Gift Tag

The Sharing Tree at Washington Square Mall is a great way to make sure each of our youth has a gift to open on Christmas morning. Just pick an ornament from the tree located in the Nordstrom wing, near Williams-Sonoma and purchase the item listed on the tag. Return the unwrapped gifts to the Sharing Tree by December 20th so the gifts can be delivered by Christmas. These gifts are distributed to Janus and eight other charities throughout the Portland metro area. Each year, more than 4,500 gifts are given to those in need through the Washington Square Sharing Tree.

Oct 31, 2017
Share the Season of Giving

You can make the holidays bright for Janus children, youth and families. Every gift or donation makes a difference. Click here to complete your donation choice.

Oct 04, 2017
Employee Spotlight—Sina Youssefzadeh

Sina is a passionate advocate for marginalized youth and social justice. Five years ago when he moved to Portland and was involved in grassroots social justice work, he learned about Janus’ work in the community and applied for a Crisis Intake Specialist position at Harry’s Mother, our Runaway Youth Services program. Since then, Sina has continued to help develop a trauma informed approach to the work done within his cohort, build relationships with youth and families and offer referrals to other partnering agencies. We talked to Sina to find out more about what he does in his current position.

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