Update: Click here to go to the 2012 version of Other Things to Do in Portland on Superbowl Sunday!
I’m not a big fan of American Football (Canadian Football, on the other hand), and I’m especially not a big fan of obnoxious and vapid television programming.
Superbowl Sunday is virtually a secular holiday in this country. The streets and stores will be empty for a few glorious hours, and America’s most obnoxious will be self-sequestered on hideous oversized puffy couches in front of their 65 inch TVs drinking absurd amounts of watery and sweet American-style lager and scarfing down Buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing.
On Sunday I will not be watching the Superbowl (there won’t be any good commercials this year anyway).
So what are some other things to do on Superbowl Sunday?
Where ever there might normally be a crowd on Sunday, you’ll find wide open aisles, tables, and venues.
I might go visit Samudra at the zoo, then retire to the nearby Forestry Center to check out the ChocolateFest (I’ll take chocolate over chicken wings any day!).
Or, perhaps I’ll be compelled to visit Ikea. I *hate* Ikea. But I hate a crowded Ikea most of all. Sunday, during Superbowl, all those obnoxious people mentioned above will be on their couches at home, so Ikea will be less hate-rendering than on a usual Sunday.
Or, maybe I’ll get out of town; head to the coast or the mountain.
Parks, museums, and pubs that don’t have TVs; they’ll all be almost empty too.
Really, the world is your oyster if you’re free from the clutches of the NFL and NBC on Superbowl Sunday.
I’m going to a friends house to sit on their puffy couch and watch the game on their 65-inch TV. You should try it sometime, I think they will have buffalo wings!
but the boss is doing halftime! can’t miss that!
Grrrr! Football! Grrrr!
Steve, pdxfoodmama: I’ll admit that in the past I have been a willing participant in the All-American bacchanalia that is Stupor Bowl Sunday, but I have moved on. Plus, I’m not a huge Bruce Springsteen fan.
Heather – Grrrr! Right back at you!
If you go early, you can even get free breakfast at Ikea this weekend!!
I might end up at ikea as well – I have a sudden unfortunate need for a new bed. 🙁
Plus, American football is le boring.
I would go to Ikea, if it wasn’t 200 miles away. 🙁 I wouldn’t make it back in time for the game!
Hopefully nobody bothered to see the play “Apollo” on Superbowl Sunday, it was terrible…
Katie, devlyn – How was the free breakfast at Ikea? We ended up skipping both Ikea and the Zoo and the ChocolateFest this weekend. We stayed in and installed shelves. It was awesome! 😉
We skipped Ikea too. I couldn’t bring myself to drive all the way out there just for a dollar breakfast. BUT we did go to Chocolatefest and it was awesome!! Thanks for the tip!
Chocolatefest is at the convention center; it’s just being sponsored by the Forestry Center. Do your research.
Hey Andre – I suggest you master reading comprehension. You’re commenting on a post from 3 years ago. A post that was accurate 3 years ago.