Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Thursday, October 6 at p:ear

Remember this place from "Portlandia?" It's their birthday and their celebrating at p:ear! Click above to learn more about the event, get info on tickets and more!

Monday, September 26, 2011

p:ear needs a new freezer

Keep p:ear's food program going with a $35 donation today
A call for help from Joy, p:ear's programs director:

You may be aware that our freezer failed at p:ear costing us the loss of a whole pig, a summer's worth of vegetables and our meal plans for the entire winter.

A number of people have stepped up to help us replenish our stocks but we don't have a reliable way to store food. WE NEED A NEW FREEZER and a new freezer costs $2,000.

To that end, during the p:ear seeds drive, The Collins Foundation is willing to match every new donation 3 to 1! With the Collins Match if only 20 people donated $35. we could buy a freezer at the end of the month. This is the time to maximize your donation allowing us to get a freezer asap! Go the the p:ear website at www.pearmentor.org, select "donate" and in the notes section type "freezer". Ask your friends to support p:ear at this very essential and critical level. Do it now.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Habibi p:earamour dinner, October 9th

Tickets are going fast for "Habibi p:earamour," a fabulous Morrocan-themed dinner for p:ear featuring upcoming chef Aran Will. Click on the flyer above for more details. To purchase tickets, please send either a check to p:ear (338 NW 6th Portland, OR 97209) or pay online through p:ear's donation site and note "habibi" in the notes field.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Closing in p:ear fall/winter programs

Your gifts help support programs like p:ear's monthly rec trips
New donors have given nearly $3,000 in support of p:ear's fall and winter programs. With the three to one match from the Collins Foundation, that has raised over $8,000! There are only a few days left to donate and make your gift have triple the impact. Donate now and be part structure of support in these vulnerable young peoples' lives.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fresh coats of paint

It's kind of amazing how many finger prints we found on the walls
With all the kids coming and going, p:ear can get a little dirty. Fortunately Beam Development stepped in to donate paint, and then we had Mike the painter come in and spruce things up with fresh coats of paint for the great room and the gallery at p:ear. Thank you!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Menu and Ticket Info for Indulge at the Jupiter, 9/22

p:ear is the recipient of proceeds from Indulge @ the Jupiter, Portland's premier dining event which is this Thursday, Sept. 22nd. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, the menu should get your mouth watering (and then you can get your tickets here!)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tails and Trotters brings the bacon

The p:ear freezer recently announced it was not long for this world, and our kitchen lost many of the delicious and frozen meals. Thankfully, Tail and Trotters stepped into replace some of the food we've lost. This local business produces some of the highest quality meats and we're grateful for the donation to the p:ear kitchen! Learn more about their pigs and practices on their website or visit Tail and Trotters at the PSU and Buckman Farmer's Markets.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

p:ear partners with Utrecht Art Supplies

Thank you, Utrecht for supporting p:ear youth artists!

p:ear is thrilled about a new partnership with Utrecht Art Supplies! On First Thursdays at p:ear's on-site Trim/Vojdani Gallery (named for arts patrons and p:ear supporters, Leslie Trim and Iraj Vojdani), guests and passerbys are treated to a vibrant collection of p:ear youth art and works by local guest artists. p:ear youth are a creative, innovative bunch, making use of a random collection of interesting (read: mismatched) materials! But the youth will find something different this school year… Thanks to a generous donation by Utrecht Art Supply, youth now have access to a ready supply of gesso, acrylic paint, mat board and frames!

“Utrecht is excited to be able to help p:ear take their gallery to the next step. We are happy to support an organization that creates a safe and caring place for at risk and homeless youth. The relationship that p:ear creates between local artists and p:ear attendees is truly unique. I am thrilled that Utrecht has started a partnership with p:ear and I am looking forward to seeing our relationship grow and prosper,” says Kimber Shiroma, Utrecht manager

Youth keep 90% of the proceeds of any piece that they sell through our gallery - it's designed to be a place where Portland's homeless young people can see themselves differently - as participants in Portland's vibrant arts scene, instead of being continuously "outside" the galleries and outside of our community. p:ear's gallery gives these youth and you a new way to meet in an environment that fosters true pride and healthy interactions! Thank you, Utrecht Art Supply, for recognizing the positive efforts of these young people!

Come visit our gallery at our next 1st Thursday opening featuring p:ear youth and guest artist, Ryan Birkland. Thursday October 6th, 2011 - NW 6th and Flanders, 6-9pm. Free espresso from p:ear barista school!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Movie Night At Rejuvenation, a benefit for p:ear

Sunday September 18, 6:00pm - 9:00 pm

In Rejuvenation’s salvage lot

  • Sunday September 18th
  • 6:00pm - 9:00 pm
  • 1100 SE Grand Ave PDX, OR 97214
Join us for a night of local short films shown under the stars! Bring chairs, blankets, and your film-loving friends to our salvage lot for good fun and great fundraising.

See short films by local filmmakers (maybe even yours!) on the big screen while sampling some of Portland’s best food and drink – all in the name of helping p:ear, Portland’s premier mentoring program for homeless teens.

Thanks to Suck My Flick, Picture This, Widmer Brothers, Distillery Row, The Whole Bowl, Hungry Heart Cupcakes, Domo Dogs, Saucy's BBQ and talented filmmakers and audience members like YOU, this will be a fun and fantastic event.

Schedule Of Events

6:00-7:00Arrive. Mingle. Eat. Take a Seat.
7:00-8:30Movies! Movies! Movies!
8:30Vote for your favorite short film
8:45Winner announced
8:46Clapping, Cheering (no crying, come on people, it’s just a friendly competition)


Only $6 each or two for $10. This includes one Widmer beer and a bag of popcorn.

Entire admission donated to p:ear.


The Whole Bowl and Hungry Heart Cupcakes will be on hand to sell delicious food and cupcakes. 20% of their proceeds will also go to p:ear. Domo Dogs and Saucy's BBQ will also be on hand and will donate 10% of their proceeds to p:ear.


Distillery Row will make a signature cocktail. $6, all proceeds donated to p:ear.

Want To Submit A Short Film?

Send it to suckmyflickpdx@gmail.com, attention Dusty, by September 12, 2011, for review. Films will be selected by Suck My Flick and Rejuvenation, and shown on a first-come, first-shown basis. You will be notified by email if your film is chosen. Submission must be received by September 12.

For submission guidelines and a short movie explaining how to upload your files, click here. (http://suckmyflick.org/read-me/)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Back to School Night

Calling all "p:earants" (that's you!) Join us September 15th from 6-8 pm for Back to School Night at p:ear! It's a free, fun and interactive event to experience p:ear as our youth do. p:ear volunteers will be putting on program demonstrations, we'll have wine and snacks, and the staff will be on hand for Q&A. Hope to see you there!