Rock Out for a Good Cause: Villages NW Launches 2014 “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” Concert Series

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Contact: Anne “Chana” Andler
Founder & Director, Villages NW

June 15, 2014

 Rock Out for a Good Cause: Villages NW Launches 2014 “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” Concert Series

PORTLAND, OR: You can help Villages NW rock the future of aging across the Portland metro-area simply by attending one of their 2014 “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” concerts, which will benefit the local Village Network.

“Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” is a six-concert series which will be held at six different venues across the Portland metro-area.  Venues are donating their space and musicians are donating their talents to help further the development of Villages across the entire Portland metro-area.

The “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” concert series kicks off on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:30-8:00pm at O’Connors, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland.  Headlining the opening night will be the WF Drill-Bits with Jon Koonce & Lex Browning, followed by The Alternators with Denny Bixby, all well-known veteran Portland rockers.

Admission is $20 per person/$35 per couple at the door.  Cash only. No checks or credit cards.  No reservations or advanced sales.  Just show up and have a great time for a great cause.

The 2014 “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” concert series will run from July through October 2014.  Different bands and combinations of vintage rockers will grace the stage at each of the six concerts, at venues including Trail’s End Saloon, Vie de Boheme, and the Macadam Grill—to name only a few.

Villages NW intends to repeat the “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” concert series each year, both as a way to raise funds to help support the local Village movement and to honor and showcase the vintage rockers who have been entertaining Portland audiences for decades.

Please join the local “village people” at one of the “Vintage Rock for Vintage Rockers” concerts and help transform the future of aging here in the Portland metro-area. We don’t need to do it the way our grandparents did.   Together, we can make it possible for us all to grow old in the homes and neighborhoods we love safely, happily and affordably.  It just takes a Village. 

About Villages NW:

Part of a rapidly growing national movement, Villages NW has worked tirelessly over the past two years to organize neighborhood residents into planning groups and get seven grassroots Villages into development across the Portland metro-area—four in Multnomah County, two in Washington County and one in Clackamas County—and we’re not done yet!  Our mission is to enable every local resident who wants to be able to grow old in the home and neighborhood they love to have a Village to support them.

Your support at this critical stage will help Villages NW:

  • Continue to grow the Network of local Villages, so every PDX metro-area neighborhood that wants a Village can have one.
  • Strengthen the Network infrastructure and expand the boring, but oh-so-necessary backend services—like insurance, accounting, grant writing, legal support—Villages NW is able to provide all the developing Villages.
  • Qualify for capacity-building funding to help get the Villages launched.  To get significant funds for the Villages, Villages NW needs to demonstrate widespread community commitment and financial support.

What’s a Village?

In a nutshell, “A Village is a coordinated network of volunteer and reduced cost professional services that enable residents of an area to grow old in the homes and neighborhoods they love as cost-effectively as possible.”   Village members can be home owners, renters, residents of shared housing or living with family members. All Villages in the Villages NW Hub and Spoke Network are organized and run by members of the community with backend administrative, development, HR and financial services provided by Villages NW.   The local Village movement is part of a rapidly growing national movement, with over 135 open Villages nationwide and another 150+ in development.

Where Are the Local Network Villages in Development?

There are seven Villages NW Network Villages already in development in the Portland metro-area:

Eastside Village PDX, which will serve 12 Portland neighborhoods on the east side of the WillametteRiver between I-84 and Powell Blvd.

  • Village Without Walls, which will serve Forest Grove, Cornelius, Hillsboro and Aloha-Reedville.

Three Rivers Village, which will serve OregonCity, West Linn and Lake Oswego.

Viva Village! which will serve Beaverton, Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills and West Slope.

RISE Village, which will serve all the SE Uplift neighborhoods south of Powell and Lents.

A soon-to-be-named Village in very early development, which will serve North Portland and parts of the inner NE

An as-yet-unnamed Village in very early development, which will serve the Multnomah Village/John’s Landing/SW Portland area.

All the Village planning groups welcome interested volunteers.  To learn more about the Portland metro-area Village Movement and get involved, please visit Villages NW online at or email



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