Feed The People, Part 2

This month While Rome Burns continues in our efforts to support local community-based organizations whose mission is to provide support for folks experiencing food insecurity. According to the Oregon Food Bank, The rate of food insecurity (being without access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food) in Oregon is 14.6%. About 552,900 Oregonians are food insecure,…

Feed The People

Not long ago we had the pleasure of meeting D. Bora Harris, activist and one-time political candidate (Multnomah County Chair). Championing the causes of the elderly, homeless people, affordable housing, and the interests of children, Bora, a business specialist and consultant from the black community, told us what her current project is: To help feed folks…

We’re still thankful. Especially for these guys.

We got to know the incredible folks with Red Lodge Transition Services at While Rome Burns‘ first Thanksgiving-proximate show two years ago (I can’t believe we’ve been at this for nearly three years). We were so impressed with their passion, dedication and determination – not to mention the heartwarming support they receive from their community…

A Bouquet of Love in October.

While Rome Burns is pleased to be supporting a wonderful organization with a great music lineup this month featuring The Claes Almroth Trio and Van Riper. As always, 100% of the money we raise goes to our cause-du-jour. This time out it will be 4th Quarter Farm, a wonderful start-up focused on bringing a little…

September is Beautiful Portland Month

While Rome Burns returns from our hot August vacation with a bang-up September show featuring two great acts: The Roadless Travelers and The Twisted 2. As always, 100% of the money we raise goes to our cause-du-jour. In September that would be Beautiful Portland, a non-profit with a mission to ease food insecurity for Portland…

Making Sure the Kids Are Alright

SMYRC (Sexual Gender and Minority Youth Resource Center) provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic…

In Our Name

People seeking refuge from unspeakable violence, from abject poverty, from political oppression are imprisoned, deported, or simply turned away – in our name. A generation of young folks – hard-working, talented, studious – is facing the reality that at any time they could be detained and deported to a country they don’t know and may…

Help us send a kid or two to art camp.

Art fills the void.Swamp Thang fills the dance floor. This month While Rome Burns welcomes the fabulous Swamp Thang (featuring WRB alum Jennifer Smieja) to the Mississippi Pizza Pub stage along with opening act Root Cellar Duo. We’re raising funds to support Grace Institute’s scholarship program for prospective Grace Art Camp students.  Sunday May 26,  5…

Thousands Have Lived Without Love, Not One Without Water. – W.H.Auden

This month is all about love – and water. The fight for indigenous rights (and human rights, really) that began over the Dakota Access Pipe Line at Standing Rock spawned protests, court battles, and intense media coverage. It also spawned the organization we hope to support at this month’s While Rome Burns benefit: The Pacific…