Summer comes to an end, but the warm weather and festivals continue unabated through September.
There’s not much going on this particular weekend, however. Have some friends over, buy some beer, grill some flesh.
If you itch to get out, the North Park Blocks are the setting for the 11th annual Art in the Pearl arts festival. I went last year and being the philistine I am, wasn’t too thrilled, but there is plenty of art to peruse. Lots of food vendors too (but no beer garden!?!?!). There’s also live music and hands-on activities for kids and adults.
A few blocks west the Pearl District is hosting its annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. (This is not the sort of thing I would usually feature, but the pickings are slim this weekend.) Over 45 stores are participating, so there will be plenty to choose from. Restaurants and bars are staying open too, so you will be able to slake your thirst while you max out your credit cards.
September: Festival month!
But the rest of the September, that’s a different story. September is my favorite month in Portland. Those who know me know that I live for the Fall beer festival, and there are plenty. Check out the calendar and plan your weekends . . . I’ll be reminding you as each festival approaches!