Update: 2010 National Train Day information here
The impressive Southern Pacific 4449, one of three vintage locomotives owned by the city of Portland, will be on display Saturday, May 9th from 10am to 3pm at Union Station in celebration of National Train Day.
The 4449 crew will be on hand to show how the locomotive works, as well as give tours on historic Great Northern sleeper/lounge “Mt Hood” car, and a GN caboose. Rose Festival Clown Corps will entertain. “Two Sisters & a Mr.” will perform. Free refreshments and giveaways.
Meanwhile across the river the Laurelhurst neighborhood is hosting an art walk from 10am-5pm. Jeremy Towsey-French at OurPDX.com explains what the Laurelhurst Art Walk is about:
The concept behind the Art Walk is simple: neighborhood residents who fancy themselves craftspeople and artists take one day out of the year to open up their front yards, garages and homes to display their wares, offering up the opportunity for you to take a little hand-made gem home.
Read the rest: Strollin’ for Art. The official website has a list of artists, locations, and offers a printable map for download.
After all the train observing and art strolling there’s no better way to cap off the afternoon than to hang out with the Timbers Army. The Timbers are on the road at Cleveland. At 4pm Saturday watch as they take the field against the expansion Cleveland City Stars. Two venues in town are showing the match:
- Rogue Ales Public House (1339 NW Flanders) – 21 and over only
- Beulaland (118 NE 28th) – all ages and also the best (only?) sardine sandwich in town!
Sunday is Mom’s Day of course, so do what you have to to do. I think flowers and brunch are in order . . .
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