This FREE event is Presented by Albina Vision Trust & Portland Playhouse.
With special thanks to Kenyahta Sikes & PDX Suite Spot
September 24th & September 25th
This is a free event!
Pop Up Location: 1800 N. Wheeler @ the corner of N. Dixon & N. Wheeler Ave. (We have activated this Car Park – the future home of Albina One – for the Afrotopia Porches & Stoops Pop Up.)
The porch. It’s where we tell stories, sleep on summer nights, braid hair, take photos, watch the world, learn about the past and imagine the future. The porches of Afrotopia are no different. Here you will be met by sounds of music, singing, the smell of food carts and other market stalls. You may come across a youth or griot sharing their own migration tales. Artists creating new worlds. The care and nurture of community. And Black childhood as remembered through common consciousness.
Curated by Albina Vision Trust and Portland Playhouse, visionaries, artists, and business owners, this Afrotopia pop-up takes place at the future home of Albina One – a 94-unit family-focused project by Albina Vision Trust and Edlen & Co., designed to counter the intentional displacement of Black people from the neighborhood due to urban renewal, freeway siting, and long-term gentrification.
Albina Vision Trust is stewarding the thoughtful reinvention of lower Albina, the cultural heart of Portland and the once-thriving center of Portland’s Black community, from which thousands of residents were forcibly displaced. AVT seeks to honor the neighborhood’s history by restoring its identity and transforming what exists today into a vibrant socially and economically inclusive neighborhood.
Portland Playhouse, a non-profit theatre in the historically Black King neighborhood, integrates theater, creativity and play to celebrate the complexities of the human experience, always working to awaken the world to the wonder of theatre.
Thank you to our Show Sponsors
Interested in Getting Involved?
We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.