As is the case every August weekend in Portland, you have a slew of events to choose from.
The Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie for Friday, August 6 2010 is Jurassic Park . . .
Before the main feature starts, an episode of Amazing Stories will be shown. The Mission stars Kiefer Sutherland, Casey Siemaszko, and Kevin Costner, and was directed by Spielberg. [more]
The 2010 Bite of Oregon celebrates the food and wine of Oregon at Waterfront Park, Friday through Sunday, August 6 through 8.
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. [more]
The 2010 Fremont Festival takes place Saturday, August 7th on NE Fremont between 42st and 50th.
Presented by the Beaumont Business Association, the Fremont Fest features a parade, fun runs, a fashion show, live music, horse and wagon rides, a homemade salsa challenge, and of course local artisans and vendors. [more]
The 11th annual Iranian Festival takes place Saturday, August 7 in the South Park Blocks by PSU from 10am until 6pm.
“The display of Iranian Contributions to Portland’s Cultural Mosaic will include:
Classical, Instrumental & Modern Music, Persian Dance, Children’s Activities, Iranian Cuisine, Iran-related Book Fair, Iranian Art & Carpet, Local Business Vendors & Non-profit booths.” [more]
Local historian and archivist Richard Engeman, is the author of one of the most essential books on my Oregon bookshelf, The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane.
And this Saturday, August 7 2010 from noon until 2pm he will be speaking at the Pittock Mansion (3229 NW Pittock Drive). [more]
Honor your ancestors at the 2010 Obonfest on Saturday, August 7 from 3pm until 9pm.
Yup, a beer garden and spam musubi! [more]
Sunday morning, August 8th 2010 the 15th 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. There are several rides to choose from: the 10 bridge, 36 mile ride; the 7 bridge, 23 mile ride; the 5 bridge, 11.5 mile ride, or the 3 mile and two bridge Kids Pedal. [more]
The 2010 FA Community Shield match, the traditional kick-off to the English football season, takes place Sunday, August 8 at Wembley Stadium in London. . .