I love American Football (mostly of the Canadian variety), but I just can’t get into the most American of celebrations that is Superbowl Sunday. For one thing, it’s no longer an American secular holiday, which was one of its selling points for me. I say let the Fundamentalist Christians have it – I’ve got better things to do on Sunday, February 7th.
Where ever there might normally be a crowd on Sunday, you’ll find wide open aisles, tables, and venues.
Crowds will certainly be thinner at the Oregon Zoo.
And perhaps, on what is virtually a national holiday, the national past time (i.e. shopping) has its place.
Take Ikea, for example [or maybe not; see Mary Sue’s comment below]. I *hate* Ikea. But I hate a crowded Ikea most of all. Sunday, during Superbowl, Ikea will be less irritating and mind-numbing (I know, I don’t know how it does both!) than on a usual Sunday.
Over 50 vendors!
Portland’s Mega Clearance Sale with merchandise from local boutiques, artists and designers
Bigger, meaner deals than ever before.
Full Bar*. Unbelievable discounts.
* Emphasis mine
And of course Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside) is open.
Really, the world is your oyster if you’re free from the clutches of the NFL and CBS on Superbowl Sunday.