The Mississippi Ave. Street Fair is the best street fair in Portland. Five blocks of the avenue, from Skidmore to Fremont, will be closed to cars from 10am to 7pm. In place of traffic you’ll find “Live Music, Dance Lessons, Storytelling, Beer & Margarita Gardens, BB’Q Rib Off, Dunk Tank and much more.”
And just up the street Pix Patisserie (corner of Failing and Williams) is throwing a block party too, celebrating Bastille Day. From 11am until late there are a slew of events: a Mini Medoc “Marathon,” a pet parade, a tour de Portland bicycle scavenger hunt, a Citroen car show, a dessert recipe contest, a pillow fight, and lots of live music and more. Seriously, they’re packing in tons of stuff. Check out the Pix events page for more details. And of course the most important details: no foie gras floats, but plenty of interesting food:
60# Roasted Pig from Carlton Farms
Special guest Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon serving up the Eastburn Cocktail
Cheese from Steve’s Cheese
Champagne & Oyster Bar
Ice Cream Stand – Beer, Lambic, and Moscato Floats
Giant Eiffel Tower Cookies
6L Bottles of Buzet Wine
French Aperitifs such as Pastis, Lillet, Rosé Wine, Peitra Chestnut Beer
Remy VSOP Cognac Jello Shots
oh, and there will be a whole bunch of fancy pants French desserts, too!
You can celebrate the Fête Nationale in the Pearl District too. The Alliance Française de Portland is throwing their 6th annual Fête de la Bastille at Jamison Square from 11am-6pm. Celebrate the storming of the Bastille with “French wine, cuisine, art and sport; Portland Waiters Race, pétanque exhibitions and French music.”
Tim Brown says
Dude… I’m freaking THERE.