This weekend is going to be hot, and it’s going to be epic. Check out the featured and recommended events below, and visit Around the Sun and PDX Pipeline for more!
The 2010 Portland Twilight Criterium takes place Friday, August 13 in the North Park Blocks (near NW 9th and Couch).
I recommend watching from the Widmer beer garden. The event opens at 4pm, and racing begins at 6:30pm. [more]
Tualatin Crawfish Festival 2010
The 60th Tualatin Crawfish Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14, 2010.
Did you know that Oregon is the second largest commercial producer of crawfish in the country (with 10%), after Louisiana (90%)? I didn’t know either, but that’s impressive, eh? [more]
The 2010 PDX Adult Soapbox Derby takes place Saturday, August 14 at Mount Tabor.
The 2010 roster includes 42 teams, divided into two categories: art, and science.
Watch from one of the designated viewing areas, one option is the BYOB beer garden. [more]
Central Library Block Party 2010
The 2010 Central Library Block Party takes place Saturday, August 14 from noon until 3pm on SW Taylor between 10th and 11th Avenues.
This event is primarily for the kids. The Lions of Batucada will be on hand to provide some samba-style percussion, and activities include henna craft with Silk and Stone, bug petting with the Oregon Zoo, circus skills with W.E. C.A.R.E., and Seussical bouquets with artist Kathy Karbo. [more]
Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways
The fourth Sunday Parkways of 2010 takes place Sunday, August 15 in Southeast Portland.
This is an opportunity to spend a pleasant summery Sunday morning and afternoon (10am to 3pm) winding your way on bike or foot through the mostly residential, car free, streets of Southeast Portland. The eight mile route take you from one park to the next, where you can check out the vendors and demonstrations, or just sit down and relax. [more]
The 2010 Hawthorne Street Fair takes place Sunday, August 15 from 11am until 5pm. . .
Fair activities can be found all along Hawthorne, but especially between 30th and 43rd. [more]
Come to Pioneer Square to experience the sights and sounds of India and the Subcontinent Sunday August 15 from 11am-9pm at the India Festival 2010. There will be music and dance exhibitions, as well as food! [more]
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