Wow, what a weekend in Portland! Below is the list of activities I will not be participating in this weekend because, goddamnit, I’ll be out of town.
The May Day March and Rally: Jobs for All! Immigrants’ Rights Are Workers’ Rights takes place Saturday, May 1st. The Portland May Day Coalition is made up of grassroots community organizations, labor unions, faith communities, and individuals. Festivities begin at SW Park and Salmon downtown, with 11am entertainment and sign-making, a noon rally, and 1pm march. [more]
The 4th Annual Cheers to Belgian Beers takes place this Saturday, May 1st at Hopworks Urban Brewery’s upper parking lot (2944 SE Powell). The fest starts at noon and goes until 9pm (so arrive early and then jump on the 9 bus to take you downtown in time for the 7pm Timbers vs. Puntarenas FC friendly!). [more]
On Saturday, one of Costa Rica’s top clubs visits the Northwest. Puntarenas recently finished its 2009-10 Clausura season, falling in the quarterfinal round of the postseason. Since its founding in 2004, the club has quickly become a perennial contender, reaching the semifinals in five of the last 10 tournament seasons. Last winter, Puntarenas reached the championship match of the 2009-10 Apertura season. It has also competed in the CONCACAF Champions League. [more]
Saturday and Sunday
The 26th annual Portland Cinco de Mayo festival, held at Waterfront Park between the Hawthorne and Morrison bridges, is sponsored by the non-profit Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association. Enjoy the rides, music and dance, and food all weekend, and on Wednesday, el Cinco de Mayo.
The festival starts Saturday and runs through Wednesday, May 5th (closed Monday and Tuesday, May 3rd and 4th). [more]