🌈Self-care & preparation during the Oregon wildfires

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🌈Self-care & preparation during the Oregon wildfires

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What Portland is talking about

3 things to know today

🌧️The rain is late and the smoke is overstaying its welcome. Smoke from Oregon wildfires was projected to dissipate earlier this week, but it looks like its memory is a little foggy, because an air quality advisory will remain in effect through Friday. On the other hand, rain that was predicted Tuesday may show up fashionably late toward the end of the week. (OPB / Portland Mercury)

🔥 Alaska Airlines has suspended all flights to PDX due to smoke. Portland’s busiest serving airline cited the hazardous conditions created by wildfire smoke as the reason for the suspension.The decision which will also affect Alaska’s sister airline, Horizon, was made in an effort to protect both guests and staff. (OregonLive / Portland Mercury)

💰 Unemployed Oregonians could qualify for an extra $300/wk. Redirected federal funds eligible to those who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic are still available retroactively. However, most applicants must first certify their eligibility at the Oregon Employment Department website. Thousands of Oregonians could be eligible to receive the emergency funds. (OregonLive / Oregon Employment Dept.)

3 things to make you smile

🍞Tuck into your avocado toast — shokupan style. Kimura is a celebration of Japanese cafes known as kissaten, and they are serving up avocado toast on thick, fluffy Japanese milk bread. (Willamette Week)

🍺 Attend Cider Summit PDX…from your couch. This year’s Cider Summit will feature tasting kits to be enjoyed from the safety of your home on Sept. 17. Kits include a selection of ciders; two Cider Summit tasting glasses; apple and pear shaped stress balls; swag from participating cidermakers; and access to the Northwest Cider Association’s “Cider Festival in a (Zoom) Box” during the festival. (Cider Summit PDX)

🍲 Portland restaurants and kitchens are providing wildfire relief. From feeding firefighters to providing meals for evacuees, the Portland restaurant community has rallied together to help those in need. (EaterPDX)

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💚 How to make sure Black lives are front and center

Black Americans are more likely to breathe polluted air, more likely to live near a landfill, and more likely to die from the combination of these things than other Americans.

Join VertueLab and Bridgeliner on Monday for a virtual discussion – Climate Justice and Climate Solutions: Transforming Systems for an Equitable and Safe World.

We’ll be joined by:

• Chante Harris, Vice President, Capalino+Company

• Ingrid Fish, Emerging Mobility Policy and Programs, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

• Sara Chandler, Director of Innovation, Equity & Access, Elemental Excelerator

• Donnel Baird, Founder, BlocPower

Join the discussion and see how you can help
Just a few things to help get you through this weirdness.
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Things to do


🎨 Celebrate a night of diversity and art for the deaf community and BIPOC (Online)


🎵 Bring your best singing voice to the Annual Autumn Pub Sing. (Online)


💼 Find your next career with this Virtual Job Fair. (Online)

💚 Climate Justice and Climate Solutions: Transforming Systems for an Equitable and Safe World, a virtual event hosted by VertueLab, Bridgeliner, and The Evergrey. RSVP for free. (Sponsored)


💼 Find your next career with this Virtual Job Fair. (Online)

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We will see you back here for Thursday. Stay safe out there folks.


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