Great weather, good beer, Timbers match, pinball, and more: a great weekend seems inevitable.
Tulip Fest 2012 at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn kicks off Friday, March 30 and runs through Monday, April 30.
What, exactly, is a tulip fest? On weekdays it’s 40 acres of blooming tulips (and daffodils), a cafe, country store, farm equipment on display, Dutch sausages, and a gift shop. And on weekends you get all that, plus pony rides, a crafters market, Mexican food, wooden shoe making demonstrations, steam tractors, entertainment, and beer and wine! [more]
Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
This Friday, April 20, 2012 is no exception, and it’s an extra special show: Offbeat Belly Dance! Fun Fabulous FREE Fourth Anniversary Extravaganza! [more]
National Park Week takes place April 21 through April 29, 2012. Admission is free at all 397 national parks during the celebration.
“Looking for something fun, free, and fantastic to do with family and friends? Head out to America’s national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a few other critters!) play on the wide open range, and history is an unbelievable experience, not an exam.” [more]
Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent record stores. To participate a store must be “a retailer whose main primary business focuses on a physical store location, whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation.” [more]
Friends of Trees‘ annual Fruit Tree Giveaway and Large Tree Sale takes place this Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Friends of Trees office (3117 NE MLK).
The Fruit Tree Giveaway operates on a first come, first served basis (sorry, no reservations or phone orders!). $5 is the suggested donation per tree. [more]
Portland’s 6th annual Cheers to Belgian Beers takes place Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Metalcraft Fabrication (723 N Tillamook) from noon until 9pm. (So here’s the plan: arrive early, enjoy delicious beer, and then head to the Timbers match at 7:30pm!)
The yeast strain selected this year (by Hopworks Urban Brewery) is Wyeast 3864: PC Canadian/Belgian Ale Yeast. [more]
The flailing Portland Timbers (1-4-1) host top-of-the-table Sporting Kansas City (7-0-0) at Jeld-Wen Field this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Struggling mightily, Portland is coming off a miserable 3-1 loss (which may have been their best effort in a month) to the L.A. Galaxy last week. Undefeated (and un-tied) Sporting Kansas City, on the other hand, beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Wednesday. Will Kansas City be tired? Will the Timbers show up? Will they play their best game of the season? Would that even be enough? [more]
Celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, April 22, 2012 with City Repair, at PCC Cascade Campus (705 N Killingsworth) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Circle of Life: Earth Day Renewal is the theme.
Over 70 local organizations making the earth a better place [more]
This fourth annual pinball tournament attracts the best pinballers in the Northwest. Registration is capped at 128 players, so sign up soon.