Celebrate the Mexican army’s 1862 defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla: It’s the 27th annual Portland Cinco de Mayo festival!
This year’s festival also features Lucha Libre bouts on Saturday and Sunday, . . . And per tradition there will be a fireworks demonstration at 10pm on Friday. [more]
Tulip Fest 2011 at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn kicks off Friday, March 25 and runs through Sunday,
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On weekdays it’s 40 acres of blooming tulips (and daffodils), a cafe, country store, farm equipment on display, Dutch sausages, and a gift shop. And on weekends you get all that, plus pony rides, . . . beer and wine and . . . [more]
The Portland Timbers (3-3-1) aim to respond positively to Tuesday’s first home loss when they defend home field tonight against the Philadelphia Union (4-1-1).
The Timbers, currently sixth in the West standings, are still undefeated at home in league play, and in fact have not given up a single point at Jeld-Wen Field. Their most impressive win came last Saturday against Real Salt Lake, one of the top teams in the league. [more]
Join Cort and Fatboy this Friday, May 6, 2011 for a special screening of The Big Lebowski: it’s el Cinco De Lebowski VI!
The doors of the Bagdad (3702 SE Hawthorne) open at 9pm (7:30pm for VIP ticket holders!). Here Come Dots perform live, and the film begins at 11pm. Non-VIP admission is only $3, and you have to be 21 or over. [more]
National Train Day 2011 takes place this Saturday, May 7th from 10am to 4pm – the Portland event is at Union Station (800 NW 6th) . . .
The star attraction again this year is the 110 foot long, 10 foot wide, and 16 foot tall SP 4449. One of three locomotives owned by the city of Portland, the 4449 weighs 433 tons and can reach speeds over 100 mph with its 5,500 horsepower engine. [more]
Cascade Brewing presents this year’s Saison Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House (939 SE Belmont) from noon until 10pm. . . .
Featuring live music by Black Lodge and Left Coast Country, this beer fest is free to enter! [more]
Join the Pine State Fellas at the NE location (2204 NE Alberta) for the Pine State Biscuit Biscuit Birthday Blowout on Saturday, May 7, 2011 starting at 2pm. [more]