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September 21, 2016
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Participants gather at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Alberta Street for
the annual MLK Dream Run.
MLK Dream Run Weekend
Registration for some
events still open
c ervaNte P oPe
t he P ortlaNd o bserver
Inspired by a quote from Dr.
Martin Luther King’s “Eyes on
the Prize” speech, the 5th annu-
al MLK Dream Run will take off
from northeast Portland this Sun-
day, Sept. 25, under the theme
‘Now is the Time.”
While online registration for
the event’s 5k race has closed,
those interested have until Friday,
Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. to register for
the 10k and 15k events.
The MLK Dream Run is host-
ed by the North and Northeast
Portland Business Association to
honor the civil rights legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while
also supporting the business
group’s Fellows Youth Career
Internship Program, which helps
young people, ages 16-26, to be-
come entrepreneurs and future
owners of their own successful
The NNEBA also works with
the Summer Works program in
providing young adults with job
experience, including work to
help produce the MLK Dream
All of the events take place
Sunday, from 6 a.m. to noon
in the heart of Portland’s Soul
District, starting and ending at
Northeast Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard and Alberta Street.
To register, donate or sign up
as a volunteer, visit mlkdream-
A Union Gospel Mission volunteer sorts donated coats for Opera-
tion Overcoat, a free distribution of clothing and food for people
who are homeless or in need. The annual event returns, Saturday,
Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the mission on Northwest Third
Avenue between Burnside and Couch.
Operation Overcoat Street Fair
On Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10
a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Union Gos-
pel Mission, downtown, will be
hosting its 16th annual Operation
Overcoat street fair, a clothing and
food give away for anyone who is
homeless or in need.
The guests will have access to
free clothing, boots, shoes, sleep-
ing bags, blankets, hygiene items
and more. A barbeque meal of
hamburgers, hot dogs, potato sal-
ad, chips and soda will be served.
In addition, there will be live
music and free dental care in the
Medical Teams International mo-
bile dental van, free haircuts and
free bibles.
Care Oregon will be provid-
ing information about accessing
health care as well as a free vacci-
nation clinic at the event.
To support Operation Overcoat,
donations can be made online at
ugmportland.org or call 503-274-
4483. The biggest need for Oper-
ation Overcoat is new or gently
used sleeping bags.