Saturday, January 23rd is National Pie Day, according to the American Pie Council. What this means for us is summed up in this article by David Sarasohn at Oregonlive.com: Ready for National Pie Day? Here’s where to go for your piece.
Unlike some other American holidays, which require elaborate fireworks or parades, National Pie Day can be celebrated with only a fork. Portland has a deep dish of places to celebrate, and the number has recently been rising.
The article includes information on special Pie Day deals at local coffee shops and bakeries, including Random Order Coffeehouse (1800 NE Alberta), Baker & Spice (6330 SW Capitol Hwy), and Pacific Pie Co. (609 SE Ankeny).
Also taking place Saturday, January 23rd:
The 2010 PDX.FM Portland Snuggie Pub Crawl
Apparently Snuggie Pub Crawls are all the rage. Those in Chicago and San Francisco have received media coverage, and there’s even a website dedicated to the events, www.snuggypubcrawls.com (blog is here), which lists dozens of past and future Snuggie pub crawls throughout the country.
The Groove Movement Fundraiser for Haiti, with Chervona
Join The Groove Movement this Saturday, January 23rd at the Mount Tabor Theater (4811 SE Hawthorne) for a benefit for Haiti earthquake relief.
Chervona headlines, one of my favorite local bands since I saw them perform at last summer’s Polish Festival.
Then on Sunday, January 24th:
Celebrate Robert Burns‘ birthday with the Portland Revels‘ Winter Pub Sing at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall (1945 NW Quimby)
From 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall, [the Portland Revels will] sing songs from the Scottish tradition of work songs, lullabies, children’s songs, songs of love and of Bonnie Prince Charley. Songs like “The Work of the Weavers,” “Sae Will We Yet,” “Loch Lomond,” “Broom of the Cowdenknowes,” “Bonnie Dundee,” ” Mairi’s Wedding,” “Dumbarton’s Drums,” and many others. All songs will be led and there’ll be chorus sheets so no one’s left out.
The suggested donation is $10 per adult, $5 for kids. Reserve a place by calling Dick Lewis (503-282-6004 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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