Your Portland Timbers face the Rochester formerly raging Rhinos in a Thirsty Thursday matchup May 14th. Kick off for this game is 8pm – time for several more Sessions at Bitter End Pub (1981 West Burnside).
Brent Sancho, Trinidad and Tobago International, Peter Crouch victim, and former Timber (2001-02) suits up for Rochester. As does Andrew Gregor – a former Timber, Portland native, former Sunset high school and U of P star, and USL journeyman.
Also, both Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm, the Timbers U-23s face opponents in US Open Cup qualifying matches at PGE Park. Spokane visits Friday and Yakima on Saturday. Hat tip to Paul!
Zompire: The Undead Film Festival takes place this weekend at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Boulevard) Friday through Sunday. Andrew Migliore, the creator of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival brings us films of zombies and vampires this time.
Friday Hall of Records throws its third record sale and dance party.
Like the first two, this one will also be hosted by It’s a Beautiful Pizza (3342 SE Belmont). And once again DJ Standing 8 will be mixing while you enjoy a beer and dig for records (mainly soul, funk, jazz and breaks from the 60s and 70s).
The party is true to the (eventual) store concept: blending records with beer – don’t forget to track Hall of Records’ progress towards this goal at their blog: The Creation of a Record Store.
And finally the 10th annual Alberta Art Hop takes place Saturday, 11am-6pm on Alberta.
The 2009 featured artist for 2009 is Thelma Johnson Streat (pdf), and the theme this year is Coming Home.
Check out PDX Pipeline‘s write up for more information: Coming Home: 2009 Alberta Art Hop | May 16
Mount Tabor Art Walk, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm around Mount Tabor.
Celebrate Norwegian Constitution day Sunday, May 17 at the Norse Hall.
Calling Gregor a journeyman is a bit unfair, I’d say. He’s a four-time All-League first-teamer, and was also the leading scorer for the Timbers the last time they were anything like a good team (2007).
Lucas – Gregor has been a star in the USL – I was kinda joking. For the past decade he’s been playing mainly in the USL, on multiple teams . . . so journeyman applies in one sense at least, but you’re right; the term generally implies an adequate player, not a particularly notable one.
You forgot the other Timbers. The U-23 team plays at PGE Park Friday and Saturday. You can ask watch and ask whether Frankie Lopez might be an improvement for the first team.
Paul – Thanks for the reminder . . . I’ll update the post when I get a chance.