Community Events

East Portland Neighborhood Bike Fair

Get your bike tuned up and learn how to ride at the East Portland Neighborhood Bike Fair from 3:45-6:45 pm on Friday, April 14th at Ventura Park Elementary. The free event includes activities such as learning how to ride lessons for both children and adults, learning bike safety skills, a quick-fix bike repair station, and information about BIKETOWN, Portland’s electric-assist shared bike program. Participants are welcome to bring their own bike or borrow one during the event. A variety of sizes will be available for children and adults. This event is hosted by the Portland Bureau of Transportation in partnership with David Douglas School District and Community Cycling Center. Visit the event’s websites for more information.

Youth Led Cultural Conversation and Mural Project

The Division Midway Alliance is having a mural painted on their building and they are inviting BIPOC students to help. They’re looking for 16-24 year olds to share about their culture and brainstorm mural design ideas with the artist, Alex Chiu. Those who are interested in participating should email

Lents Youth Initiative 2023

Join a group of passionate young people looking to create change in their communities. Participants will receive training around environmental justice, social justice, leadership skills and community building. The information session is 5-7pm on April 1. Register for the Lents Youth Initiative here.

Zumba at the Rosewood Initiative

Free Zumba classes are taught weekly from 8-8:45 on Saturdays. All are welcome. For the latest information on their Zumba schedule, visit the Rosewood Initiative Instagram or Rosewood Initiative Facebook page. Or call them at 503-208-2562.

Upcoming Events at Midland Library

Midland Library has activities and classes for kids, adults and families. Check out their events page for all a complete list.

Upcoming Events at Zenger FarmZenger Kids Photo

Visit Zenger Farm’s event page

Volunteer with DDEF

The David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF), is a group of volunteers from our community who work to support our kids. Since their establishment in 1991, their efforts have touched many corners of David Douglas. Chances are a book, musical instrument, science tool or sports equipment has been put into your child’s hands thanks to the Foundation. DDEF also supports after school programs, senior scholarships, DD Community Sports and the Kids’ Fund. Eyeglasses, dental appointments, gloves and bike helmets are just a few of the expenses covered by the Kids’ Fund.

DDEF is completely volunteer run. The Foundation is looking for people to serve on their board or help with activities. Volunteering can be as little as two hours a month. And many tasks, like writing thank you notes, sending emails or making phone calls, can be done from home. All are welcome – parents, community members and District staff (current and retired). If you are interested in a simple and rewarding way to get involved in your community contact the Foundation. 

For more details, or to find out how you can help, please call DDEF President, Beverly Fischer at 503-255-1149. Or email