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Keith Hill, Portland Fire & Rescue EMT/Firefighter, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Vanessa Morales.
Get Vaccinated Today and Help Others Do the Same
Governor Kate Brown announced that when 70 percent of adult Oregonians receive at least one vaccination, she will be able to lift many occupancy limitations on restaurants, gyms, and stadiums. Additionally, when that threshold is reached, the Governor will end mask wearing requirements except in specific situations.

In order to reopen, we want to reach that 70 percent threshold ASAP.
If you aren’t yet vaccinated, please schedule an appointment or go to a vaccination site that allows drop-ins. Getting vaccinated is the best way to ensure our community can return to our normal way of life.
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Poster for Juneteenth: Produced by PDX Jazz. 49th Annual Juneteenth Oregon. Live Stream from Jack London Revue June 19, 2021 1 p.m. Watch Live juneteenthor.com, pdxjazz.com. Facebook and Instagram: @JuneteenthOregon15 @PDXJazzPortland, @juneteenthor, @pdxjazz. With live performances by Parisalexa, Sarah Clarke, Amenta Abiota, Cool Nutz w/ DJ Fatboy, Libretto, Donna Jones & the Delegation, DJ O.G.ONE, Tamia Mitchell. With special Appearances by Gov. Kate Brown, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Mel Brown, Kamari Rivers, Marlon "The Magician" McClain, Mic Crenshaw, Clinton Fearon, Norman Sylvestor. Includes an image of two hands breaking the chains of handcuffs.
Celebrate Juneteenth
Juneteenth is just around the corner, and I’m encouraging Portlanders to participate in this year’s virtual Juneteenth Oregon Celebration on Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. The event will stream live at juneteenthor.com and pdxjazz.com.
Juneteenth celebrates Black Americans’ freedom from slavery, and it’s known by many as our country’s second independence day. This holiday is a day to celebrate freedom, reflect on our country’s history of slavery, and honor and recognize the achievements and progress made by African Americans.
This year’s Juneteenth Oregon celebration will feature live performances by talented musicians and messages from local leaders. I hope you’ll join.
Four volunteers wear safety vests and hold trash bags and trash pickers in Waterfront Park
Help Pick It Up, Portland!
SOLVE is hosting its fifth annual Pick It Up, Portland! event on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26. This citywide cleanup event, hosted in partnership with Pacific Power, the City of Portland, and other organizations, is an opportunity for Portlanders across the city to roll up their sleeves and help clean up Portland.

On those days, cleanup events will take place in neighborhoods across the city. SOLVE will provide volunteers supplies including heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and vinyl gloves. Volunteers must wear face coverings and closed-toed shoes.  Sign Up for Pick It Up, Portland!

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