It’s not just soccer festivities this weekend; there are a lot other things to do:
Friday through Sunday the Bite of Oregon celebrates the food and wine of Oregon at Waterfront Park.
An impressive lineup of restaurants from all over the state will be preparing all manner of food, and of course craft beer and wine will be flowing. There are also several stages with live music.
Adults get in for $8.00 and children under 12 get in free. (General admission fee covers entrance and entertainment but does not included food and beverage.)
The Central Library Block Party takes place Saturday, August 8th from noon to 4pm on SW Taylor between 10th and 11th. This event is primarily for the kids, as you can see from the activities lineup:
- The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers
- Oregon Zoo
- All-ages PDXSwap clothing exchange
- Learn circus skills from W.E. C.A.R.E.
- Decorate cupcakes with Western Culinary Institute
- Get your face painted
- Make altered tees
Sunday morning the annual Bridge Pedal takes place on and around downtown Portland’s bridges. This is the one day each year you can bike across the Marquam or Fremont bridges without breaking your neck or the law.Register online or at a number of local bike shops. Not much of a cyclists? Then sign up for the Stride, and walk across the top span of the Fremont Bridge for some impressive views – views are much more enjoyable at a walking pace anyway! If you’re driving anywhere Sunday, sleep in until after 10am – all the bridges should be reopened to regular car traffic by then.
Do the participants in the Bridge Walk get a discount to the Bite?