The Belmont Street Fair, Taste of Latinoamerica at Portland Mercado, Kick Ass Oregon History Podcast Release Party, and more!
SE Belmont Street from 33rd to 39th will be closed to car traffic and filled with the lively sights that can only be seen on Belmont. The event features live music, beer gardens,bounce house, and over 200 vendors with great food and shopping. The intersection of 34th and Belmont transforms in to our very own grassy ‘Central Park’ courtesy of the Sunnyside Neighborhood.
Taste of Latin America 2016 will build on the success from its inaugural year, delivering a unique-to-the-region Latin American culinary and cultural experience, while creating economic development opportunities for entrepreneurs who are at the beginning stage of business. We plan to welcome more than 25 food vendors representing different countries and regions of Latin America — Mexico, Central America, Caribbean Islands and South America. To compliment the diversity of foods and beverages, there will be a wide variety of high quality Latin American entertainment including live music, dancing, kid friendly activities and art.
Festival Latino, a part of Summer Free For All, is Saturday, September 10, and free for the whole family! Join Portland Parks & Recreation at Glenhaven Park for food cart vendors, games, live music and a movie in the park! The fun starts at 4:00pm and concludes with a screening of Inside Out in Spanish with English subtitles!
On September 11th, 2016, Kick Ass Oregon History will host the release party for their new podcast series, “Policing in Oregon.” The event will start a 7:00pm (doors at 6:30) at Turn! Turn! Turn! (8 NE Killingsworth St, Portland). The cover charge is $5.
“Policing in Oregon” is a series of podcasts that examines how Oregonians have historically been policed, and how we want to be policed in the future. As we look at policing actions in the past, we also seek interpretation from current experts and observers of those events. Interviews were conducted with Mayor Hales, former PPB Chief Derrick Foxworth, a slew of current and former law enforcers, journalists and historians. Some of whom will join us for the evening!
Every year in late August, one of Portland’s most spectacular natural events begins: Thousands of Vaux’s Swifts gather in the city as they prepare to migrate to Central America and Venezuela. Migrating swifts often use chimneys as roosts (places to sleep), and they are likely to return to the same roost year after year. One population has been returning to Chapman since the 1980s, and it is one of the largest known roosting sites of migrating Vaux’s Swifts.