The smart set will be watching soccer, but if you get hungry, or need some exercise, there are some options this weekend.
Friday and Saturday Tualatin is hosting the 57th annual Crawfish Festival.
This event has been on my must-do list for years, but since I am carfree, and Tualatin is miles from nowhere, I have yet to attend. If I *do* somehow get a ride, I hope to be there Saturday by 2:45pm to witness the Crawfish Eating Contest. The record, set in 1970, is an impressive 170 crawfish (tails and claws) in 15 minutes!
There are lots of other things going on at the festival: a pancake breakfast, the Crawfish Festival Criterium, a 5k run, a parade. You can’t go wrong.
Friday through Sunday the Bite of Oregon will be “celebrating Oregon’s bounty” at Waterfront Park. In years past I’ve not enjoyed this event, but there will be wine and beer, and the Bend restaurant La Rosa Authentic Mexican will be serving up lobster quesadillas. Some of the other items on the menu look good too. There also several stages with live music throughout the weekend.
Sunday morning don’t try to drive through downtown, as it’s the annual Bridge Pedal! If you’ve spent your weekend eating at the festivals above, you’ll need to burn off those extra calories. This is the one day each year you can bike across the Marquam Bridge without breaking your neck or the law.
Are dogs allowed at the festival?
Hmm, not sure if dogs are allowed (it’s not on the FAQ), but there is a “Atsa My Dawg” Show, so I can definitely declare maybe.