Weekend Amusements (February 24-26, 2012)

Should be a fun Portland weekend – there’s a beer fest, a chowderfest, and a lot of fun option on Saturday. Winter isn’t all bad!

All Weekend

Nano Beer FestWinter Nano Beer Fest

The third annual Winter Nano Beer Fest takes place this weekend, February 24 through 26, 2012, at Max’s Fanno Creek Brew Pub (12562 SW Main St., Tigard).

Featuring big beers by small local breweries, including Astoria Brewing Company‘s Bitter Bitch Imperial IPA, Beer Valley‘s Leafer Madness Imperial Stout, Bend Brewing‘s Sexi Mexi Imperial Stout, Boneyard Brewing’s Notorious Triple IPA, The Common’s Sticke Double Alt, and lots more! [more]

Friday

Portland Art MuseumPortland Art Museum Free Day

The Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park) is offering free admission on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 5pm until 8pm.

And there will be food carts! [more]

PortlandiaWhere to Watch Portlandia In Portland

Updated for 2012: season 2!
Don’t have a TV? Don’t have the Independent Film Channel? Watch Portlandia, if you’re into that sort of thing, at the Portland venues listed below.
Portlandia season 2 airs of Fridays, beginning on January 6, 2012. [more]

Saturday

25th Annual Neigbhorhood Fix-It FairFix-It Fair

The last of the 25th annual series of Portland neighborhood Fix-It Fairs takes place this Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Jefferson High School (5210 N Kerby Avenue).

“Fix-It Fair is a FREE event where you can learn simple and affordable ways to save money and be healthy at home this winter.” [more]

McMenaminsHillsdale Brewfest and Battle of the Belt

The 19th annual Hillsdale Brewfest and Battle of the Belt takes place this Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 11am until late at the Hillsdale Brewery and Public House (1505 SW Sunset Blvd).

Twenty-two brewers from the vast McMenamins empire bring specially brewed beers to the festival Saturday to be judged (and enjoyed) by festival patrons. [more]

Old Lompoc Chowder Challenge logoNew Old Lompoc Chowder Challenge

New Old Lompoc‘s sixth annual Chowder Challenge takes place Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Fifth Quadrant (3901 N Williams) from noon until 4pm.

Admission to the competition is free, and attendees 12 and older can purchase sample trays for $10 to participate in the tasting. All proceeds will be donated to the Community Transitional School, which provides educational services to homeless and at-risk children. [more]

Entertainment For PeopleEntertainment for People

The latest Entertainment for People extravaganza takes place Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Disjecta (8371 N Interstate).

Hosted by Shelley McLendon and B. Frayn Masters (of Back Fence PDX fame), Entertainment for People is a highly entertaining variety show that offers a snack-sized smorgasbord of music, weird stuff, film, readings, comedy in all forms, and booze. [more]

And for even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, PDX Pipeline, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.

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