Saturday Coffee Social Volunteers are the BOMB!

We cannot express the love and gratitude that we have for our Let’s Kick ASS Portland volunteers.



You know the coffee is brewing when Jordan is displaying his wonderful smile.

He faithfully comes in at 9am every Saturday to make sure that coffee is percolating  and is ready for our activity members and guest.

Jordan is funny and witty.

 

 

Mr. Fred is our culinary guru who makes a lot of things at home and brings them in. Like his yummy monkey bread. He sometimes gives us the honor of cooking traditional Mexican recipes from his moms old recipe box.

Fred doesn’t like his picture taken, so I am using his crock picture instead, which he uses to make his chorizo biscuits and gravy for everyone.

 

 

Troy in the Red Hoodie. Until he has his coffee, he can be a real grizzly bear. But don’t let that fool you, because really has the warmest heart and is as cuddly as a teddy bear.  Always stepping up to make things and to help everyone out.

Todd with 2 d’s, as we call him, is in the blue turtle neck. He is our newbie and went to culinary school and is a great chief. He is so loving, smiling all the time and talks up a storm. He is a huge foodie.

 

Mark likes sharing the joys of stretching, breathing and yoga. He runs a peer support exercise group before our Saturday coffee socials. The group exercises are done through audio and/or visual recordings.

Mark does not ask for any money or donations. Except that I bet you could pay him in hugs.

Namaste

John does a lot for our coffee social breakfast. He has been doing some of the major  weekly grocery shopping, carpools and give rides to people that need it. Coordinates who is cooking and works with the activity member volunteers.

 John has a warm and friendly personality. This year would not have happened if it was not for John and all that he does.

Thank you John, you are so appreciated.

 So when  you see John make sure to say hello.

Maxon is our tattoo’d HoneyDoIt guy. He gives activity members rides, he always gets volunteered to volunteer in almost every thing that we do.

Maxon is one of our biggest helpers in and out of the kitchen and always willing to go the extra mile with a smile.

If you love motorcycles and skiing , Maxon  is your guy.

Dont let Jim’s look here fool you. His wheels are spinning. Jim is active and all over the place. He steps in to help set for our Saturday mornings. He cooks and makes a wonder quiche and fantastic juicy and tender turkeys at thanksgiving.

He is also one of our biggest advocacy and activist. He is currently working with Oregon Rep Sheri Malstrom to make an amendment to a state bill allowing treatment for HIV related Lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy. But he needs your help so please email JimCox@letskickasspdx.org to get involved.

Robert who is the mans man and loves to work with his hands. He donated and installed the storage cabinets for the WOW (Woman of Wisdom) and for Let’s Kick ASS – Portland so we could store cooking supplies for our groups. Much Gratitude to you Robert.

We thank these activity member volunteers, along with  all of our other activity members and guest for making every Saturday a huge success. They  are the  proof that together we can help enrich each others lives and build a meaning future for all.

If you are a Positive or Negative HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivor or someone who is aging 50+ with HIV come join us Saturday’s at the east building of the Quest Center 2927 E. Burnside St. Yoga starts at 9:30, coffee social starts at 10 with breakfast at 10:30. Please RSVP on Meetup or email info@letskickasspdx.org for more information.

The coffee social is activity member run, led and supported.

We also want to thank the Quest Center for Integrative Health for giving us the space so we can all come together. Thank you!

Saturday Coffee Social

We are now holding coffee socials at the Quest Center for Integrative Health East Building.

This coffee is for all long-term survivors (see definition below). 

We will be serving breakfast in the kitchen area around 10:30 am. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering in the kitchen to help with breakfast.

As our coffee social is self-supporting, we kindly request a $5.00 or more donation to help pay for the space, coffee and breakfast.

There is free parking in the Quest Center lot. The TriMet 20 bus will drop you off on the corner of E. Burnside and 28th. Walk one walk block east on Burnside past Whole Foods and you will find us on the left. We will be located behind Quest’s main building, next to the parking lot. 

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Long-term survivors include anyone who has been diagnosed HIV+ for 10 or more years, as well as those who are HIV- but whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS for 10 or more years. You are also welcome to join us if you are over the age of 50 and HIV+, regardless of your diagnosis date. 

All others who are interested in learning more about LKA-PDX may still attend our Saturday coffee socials as a supporter.

We ask that no cologne or perfume be warn, as we want to be mindful of those who have allergies or breathing problems.

Pushing Dead – An AIDS Comedy

Let’s Kick ASS Portland invites you to a special screening of “Pushing Dead – An AIDS Comedy” at the Hollywood Theatre.

LKA volunteers will be available after the show to discuss our organization for those who are interested in learning more. 

LKA has a limited number of discounted tickets available for $8 each.

Please contact us at 971-319-5527 or info@letskickasspdx.org to reserve your tickets. 

Sunday Brunch at Holman’s

Every month Let’s Kick ASS Portland meets at a different location to come together for brunch.

Please join us next month; we will be meeting at the Goose Hollow Inn at 11am. Bring your wife’s, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends. We are a LGBT AND H. Family friendly.

FYI- We are an all inclusive member group; so heterosexuals are welcome.

PUSHING DEAD – AN AIDS COMEDY

PUSHING DEAD – AN AIDS COMEDY

Let’s Kick ASS Portland invites you to a special screening of “Pushing Dead – An AIDS Comedy” at the Hollywood Theatre on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm (https://hollywoodtheatre.org/events/pushing-dead/). LKA volunteers will be available after the show to discuss our organization for those who are interested in learning more. LKA has a limited number of discounted tickets available for $8 each. Please contact us at 971-319-5527 or info@letskickasspdx.org to reserve your tickets. 

SAGE at Grandma’s Corner Kitchen

Every third Thursday we meet at Grandma’s Corner in Milwaukie from 11:30 to 1 or so. This lunch is for all seasoned LGBT community members. The food is really homemade quality and the employees there treat and welcome you as family. Sometimes it is hard to tell if you are in a kitchen, diner or restaurant, but one thing for sure, you definitely feel like you are at grandmas. Even the strangers there will even tell you hello and strike up a conversation like a long lost family or friend whom you haven’t seen for awhile.

So if you are not doing anything and would like to meet some great people in a warm and inviting place come visit us, every third Thursday at Grandmas. It is just a short few blocks from the Milwaukie/Main street max stop on the orange line.

Grandmas Corner located at 10880 SE McCloughlin BLVD, Milwaukie, Or. 97222

2nd Sunday Brunch at My Father’s Place

LKA Portland will be holding our second Sunday of the month brunch at My Father’s Place in the Central East-side Industrial District in Portland, OR.  My Father’s Place is a family-owned and operated bar and restaurant that has been serving up authentic old-school Portland comfort food and drinks since 1978.

CAP ADDICTION AND RECOVERY BREAKFAST

ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION?

ARE YOU HIV+?

ARE YOU HUNGRY?

Come for BREAKFAST at our December recovery meeting.

Cascade AIDS Project has a recovery group meeting once a month.

NEXT GROUP: December 27, 2017 AT 9:30 AM

AT OUR DOWNTOWN OFFICE

520 NW Davis St., Suite 215

ALL STAGES OF RECOVERY ARE WELCOME.