The Sound and Vision Fest, a benefit for Portland’s historic, and non-profit, Hollywood Theatre, is a “three day festival featuring works in progress by Michel Gondry and Lance Bangs, new work from Spike Jonze and Matt McCormick, a rare screening of ‘Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour,’ as well as performances by Eluvium, Goodnight Billygoat, the Corin Tucker Band and Hurry Up (featuring members of the Thermals).” [more]
On Thursday, May 11, 1950, at a farmhouse just outside of McMinnville, Ore., Evelyn Trent went out to feed her chickens and rabbits behind the farmhouse where she and her husband Paul lived. While attending to her chores, Evelyn was astonished to see a large, metallic looking, disc-shaped object hovering silently in the sky. After a little scrambling as they looked for their trusty Kodak camera, they both ran back outside. Paul Trent clicked off two snapshots. These photos are still considered to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date.
In honor of the Trents and their sighting, McMenamins began the annual UFO Festival which features both serious and fun for believers and skeptics alike. [more]
The 5th annual St. Johns Bizarre, “a one-day Art/Craft/Music event in downtown St. Johns celebrating the unique character of North Portland”takes place Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10am until 6pm.
At noon join the revelers to take in the 49th annual St. Johns Parade.
The Bizarre boasts over 75 craft booths, four music stages, and a beer garden! [more]
FredFest 2011 – Sold Out!
What started as a small surprise 80th birthday party for world-renowned beer writer Fred Eckhardt is coming back around in its sixth year as one of the most anticipated beer events of the year.
Attendees will be treated not only to a rare assortment of hand-selected beers, but also light fare cooked in beer and a birthday cake — complete with a round of “Happy Birthday” — just for Fred.[more]
Grab your food-and-wine-loving friends and spend the day tasting your way through Oregon’s best craft wineries. Stop along the way to enjoy food from the city’s most talked-about restaurants. Talk with the winemakers and chefs themselves, as you discover new wines that you love, and taste food that you’ve been dying to try. [more]
Wonder Northwest is an amalgamation of pop-culture subcultures. Here you will find regular folks co-mingling with super heroes, pirates, geeks, nerds, cosplayers, film enthusiasts, gamers and other nice people! Our vendor room will feature comic books, toys, video games and more from some of the best dealers from across the country. Contests, panels and other special events will be open for all attendees to enjoy. [more]