The 2011 Rose Festival is in full swing – Fleet Week is upon us, the Grand Floral Parade takes place Saturday, and the Milk Carton Boat Races are Sunday.
Meanwhile beer and cider drinkers, bicyclists, and Timbers fans are also in for a treat this weekend – see below!
“Pedalpalooza is 2+ weeks of bikey fun. With 239 events, most organized by individuals, bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.”
Runs June 9-26. [more]
“Fruit beers are the red-headed stepchild of craft beer, often overlooked by beer lovers because of preconceptions that they are sweet, boring, or artificially flavored. The first annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival aims to change all that and open minds to the strange and exotic possibilities that fruit beers can offer.” [more]
The inaugural Cider Summit Portland takes place Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 SW Moody) from 11am until 7pm.
The lineup features multiple ciders from two dozen cideries, including Oregon’s 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Wandering Aengus, Blue Mountain Cider Company, Bushwhacker (who will be demonstrating apple pressing at the event too!), Carlton Cyderworks, and EZ Orchards. [more]
Portland Timbers vs Colorado
The Portland Timbers (5-4-2) aim to regain form at home Saturday when defending MLS champions Colorado (4-3-7) make their Jeld-Wen field debut.
Though the Timbers lost to Colorado to open the season, they’ve been strong at home and have a chance to get revenge. Colorado have played to draws the last five matches.
The Westmoreland Park casting pond is the place to be on Sunday, June 12: the 2011 Milk Carton Boat Race kicks off at 11am!
My favorite Rose Festival event, I have not missed a race since the 2009 revival, and I won’t miss the 2011 spectacle either. [more]
This year’s Cirque du Cycling takes place Sunday, June 12, 2011. A benefit for Albina Youth Opportunity School, it’s a street festival, a circus, a bike race and a parade on North Mississippi.
The Cirque features an art bike parade, a criterium-style street race, a cargo bike race, and a family ride. And to accompany the festivities? Exhibitors and a beer garden! [more]
The PDX Urban Wineries Premiere takes place Sunday, June 12, 2011 at The Slate (2001 NW 19th) from 3pm to 6pm.
The PDX Urban Wineries, an association of wineries that are happy to be producing wine in the city of Portland, OR, are ENSO Winery, Grochau Cellars, Helioterra Wines, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Jan-Marc Wine Cellars, Ribbon Ridge Vineyard, Seven Bridges Winery, and the Vincent Wine Company. [more]
And for even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, and PDX Pipeline!
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