It’s shaping up to be a great weekend here in Portland, Oregon. Behold below a list of select events I’m going to miss because, of course, Heather and I are off to the 43rd Annual Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!
And don’t forget, it’s Pride Week in Portland! Visit qPDX‘s special Portland Pride 2010 page for all the events, and follow @qPDX on Twitter for real time updates all weekend.
Every third Friday of the month, from 7 to 9pm, the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
Sweet Cakes, Long Journey: A Walking Tour of Portland’s Chinatown
The tours offer a unique opportunity to learn about the neighborhood through its architecture, oral history and little-known cultural heritage. A rare lecture by visiting scholar Dr. Marie Rose Wong offers a broader sociological and historical view of the area. [more]
You Are Timbers History Open Studio #2
You have another chance to make Portland Timbers history, this Sunday, June 20th, at FC Media’s second Open Studio event.
The first Open Studio, earlier this month, was a success. Fans brought Timbers memorabilia of all kinds to the event to be photographed and cataloged for the Timbers visual history project. [more]
Whooo! Pickled herring! Accordions! Yodeling!
Awww I’m missing the pickled herring *again*?? Oh well, you kids enjoy yourselves. I’m looking forward to going on the Chinatown walking tour and hitting up Ten01 for a cheap Restaurant Month dinner!
devlyn – Don’t worry, the pickled herring eating contest isn’t until the winter at the PSU holiday Scandinavian festival!