We Are Hiring Program Manager

The Encorepreneur Cafe (EPC) has an opening for the position of Program Manager. We’re looking for a responsible individual who is passionate about fostering productive relationships with active seniors and cultivating community supporters. This person will enjoy using his creative talents, resourcefulness and people skills to inspire others to participate in our programs and activities…

Support Black Owned Businesses

This has been an incredibly difficult time for most small business. Through the pandemic we have seen some getting assistance while others are denied, some close temporarily or pivot their focus while others close for good. Additionally, we have seen this massive movement for racial justice that ultimately is moving things in the right direction,…

Support for Black Lives Matter

Like all of you, we have been following what is going on in Portland and across the nation for the last two weeks. The murder of George Floyd, and the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others have once again brought to the forefront the deadly problem of racism and police violence…

Getting Started with Zoom and Skype

Many people are relying on video chat and online meeting tools to stay in touch during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve put together some step-by-step guides on how to get started with Skype and Zoom, for both desktop computer and smartphone. We’ve tried to make them as easy as possible to follow along, even for people…

Mayumido on YouTube

Feeling anxious and stressed? Join one of our newest teachers, Mayumi Hasegawa, in this brief lesson from her breathing and movement class. (Make sure the closed captions (“CC”) are ON!) Mayumi teaches a breathing and movement course based on kokyuho, qigong, yoga, and aikido. In this video, she shares a short introductory exercise that you…

Update: March 31

As the CDC and national guidelines to restrict gatherings of 10 or more people has been extended through April, most if not all of our programs for the coming month will be cancelled. We of course don’t know how long the Governor’s order to stay home will last, and will continue to follow the announcements…

COVID-19 Update

Update, March 11: The Oregon Health Authority is now recommending that people vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings. The full press release is here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/first-multnomah-county-resident-tests-positive-covid-19.aspx At this time, we haven’t canceled any of our activities. Anyone who is feeling unwell, coughing, sneezing, or has any other flu-like…

COVID-19 Update

To Our Community, We wanted to make a brief comment regarding concerns people may have about going out and attending events, classes, and meetings in March because of COVID-19. We want everyone to do what they feel is right for them and their own health. All we ask is that you please take CDC and…