The Hawthorne Street Fair takes place Saturday, 16 August 2015, from 11 AM to 7 PM.
This one hasn’t always been my favorite – they didn’t used to close the street so you still had Hawthorne’s voluminous auto traffic to put up with – I understand this year that Hawthorne Boulevard will be closed, from about 30th to 39th (though I see nothing about the 14 bus line detour this would require on TriMet.com, so stay tuned!).
In any case vendors will populate the street from 31st to 38th, there will be two beer gardens (one at Bazi on 32nd and the other at the Hophouse on 41st), kids activities at 35th, music at the stage at 34th, and more.
And about that Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave) beer garden? It’s also the 4th Annual The Mighty Mites Session Fest, an all-ages friendly outdoor beer garden featuring a special cocktail, outdoor games, and food vendors. Find more details, including prices and beer and cider list, at BaziPDX.com.
Might be a fun one! We’re planning on going this year. Heather and I last attended this one in 2009, when the SE Sunday Parkways fell on the same day (as it has a number of years), though it does not this year. It did not suck.