Neighborhood Partners

2020 Grand Marshals To Be Announced!

Past 2019 Grand Marshals:

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Elmo & Tiny Dancer – Mini Horses!

This brother-sister team is therapy-certified, animal-friendly and people-loving.

They nuzzle in a little extra love to those needing some extra happiness in life.

They are here creating an encouraging, uplifting and connective experience with the community!

Find them on Instagram @ElmoTheLittleHorse where you can see more of their adventures, therapy visits and flair for fashion!

 

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Co-Organizer of the Pet Parade! Second Growth is a counseling community creating social impact through therapeutic experiences.

With a strong belief in an individual’s and neighborhood’s wellbeing, they aim to make getting support, help and resources simply part of what it means to live well together. It is with great intention that many of the volunteers are local mental health professionals in the field.

Visit their table to learn more about their services and their creative, positive approach to bring resiliency to individuals, relationships & communities.


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Co-Organizer of the Pet Parade!  Lents International Farmers Market provides fresh, affordable, and culturally unique produce to the Lents community, highlighting the diverse strengths, tastes and artisans of East Portland.

Look for the beautiful Strawberry mascot at the pet parade, passing out information and welcoming everyone to the start of the season!

The neighborhood farmers market features international vendors, flavors, craftsmanship and cuisine! Market season begins Sunday, June 2 and runs through November, every Sunday from 9am-2pm at SE 92nd and Reedway between Foster and Harold.

Subscribe to Portland Farmers Market newsletter for updates & market specials!


Patricia Balloon Artist

Come meet Patricia! She has rainbow hair and can twist balloons into amazing creations!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a pet, she can make you your favorite animal in your favorite color to join you in the parade.

So much can be said through laughter, smiles, fun and genuine connection together. Patricia can also communicate in ASL, American Sign Language.

 


Roberto Rodriguez Photography

Roberto Rodriguez is a local photographer doing stunning work to capture special moments. He will be out & about at the parade snapping pictures of the festivities in his signature documentary style!

With a history in photojournalism, he’s now a sought-after wedding photographer and enjoys telling the visual stories people want to remember.

We’re so excited to share what he shoots and be a witness to the joy in our community. Here’s to making some great memories and getting to remember it all over again with great pictures.

Check out more of his work and follow his style on Facebook and Instagram @rrphotos_pdx


Guide Dogs for the Blind

Parade with a puppy-in-training!

There’s so much support, teamwork and love that go into raising a puppy who will become a guide dog. Visit their booth at the market to pick up more information and speak with local handlers.

Check out Guidedogs.com to learn more about this important work and how you can get involved!


Lents Station 11

Lents Fire Station #11

The crew has participated in the pet parade each year! They give engine tours, high-fives and sometimes goodies from the station!

They’re not hard to find and located directly across the street from the Market but their pulling up the truck right in front!

The team remains on duty so if there’s a call, they’re dashing out to do the work of being a helper in our community.


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Mt. Scott Animal Clinic is a local veterinarian clinic in Lents with passion and expertise towards our neighborhood pets.

Visit their table for a goodie bag, helpful information, resources & take a guess at the kibble jar for a chance to win amazing prizes!

We love the team at Mt. Scott! Sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date!


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The Oregon Humane Society will be on-site to share with you about all the services & ways they care for the many creatures of PDX – and how to connect with what’s right for you & your pet! Check out their booth!

From adoptions to fighting animal cruelty, behavior classes and second-chance programs,  low-cost spay & neuter appointments and foster training, there are many ways to both benefit and contribute.

Want another Pet Parade??!! They host the popular fundraising party, Doggie Dash every May.


belmont goat logo The Belmont Goats cannot join us this year and we miss them! However, they are still a fan favorite in Lents – they once made their home in the nearby lots and were the original grand marshals in 2017!  18581940_10212715699985427_3141903156745805201_n

They have traveled on to their next neighborhood in North PDX and hope for many visitors and friendly faces.

Watch videos of the goats in action and stay current on their visiting hours on their Facebook page!

Support the herd and contribute to their fundraiser “Re-Cooper-ation” as they press on through medical challenges and get Cooper feeling baaaaaaaa-ck on track.