The Timbers play Friday and Sunday, so you’ll need to find something to fill the gap. Here are some ideas:
The 10th annual Alberta Street Fair is Saturday. There will be multiple stages for music, food vendors, arts and crafts, and of course a parade (at 2:30pm). This is the big daddy of Portland street fairs, so it’s fitting that almost 20 blocks will be carfree!
Kruger’s Kermesse Farm Crit is another carfree activity this weekend (though getting to Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island might be a bit challenging sans automobile). Besides the bike race there will be a beer garden, food, and live music. I’m hoping for a bit of rain to make the race more interesting!
The Old Town/Chinatown Business Association invites us to the Under the Autumn Moon Festival. I’ll let them explain it to you:
Historically, Old Town/Chinatown was home to many diverse communities including Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Jewish and Scandinavian. This annual celebration incorporates these many cultures, reveling in the rich cultural and historical significance of this vibrant neighborhood.
The timing of Under the Autumn Moon coincides with the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival-one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays. Similar to harvest festivals celebrated by many cultures around the world, the Mid-Autumn Moon festival has been held throughout Asia for well over 1,000 years and has become a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest among other things.
The heart of the festivities take place on our festival center streets on NW Davis and Flanders between the NW 3rd and 4th Avenues. Open air markets, multi-cultural music and dance, fireworks, a spectacular mid-Autumn parade, an international food area and craft activities among other things will highlight the history and culture of this area.
I plan on riding in the Kermasse, so come one come all to see the fat guy on a bike make a fool of himself!