The first official (i.e. post solstice) summer weekend is good one – if you like beer, books, bikes, or music (if you don’t, what the hell are you doing in Portland?).
The 2011 North American Organic Brewer Festival takes place Friday through Sunday, June 24-26 at Overlook Park (N Fremont and Interstate).
My favorite Portland beer festival celebrates its 7th year with 50 organic beers and ciders, live music, organic foods, vendors, and even activities for the kids. [more]
The Good-in-the-NeighborHood is a multicultural music and food festival held annually in N/NE Portland.
The festival features the best entertainment in the NW, a variety of cultural food vendors, an Information Village, a KidSpace arts & craft area, and an Ethnic Marketplace. [more]
The 2011 Rose City Used Book Fair takes place Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at The Friendship Masonic Center (5626 NE Alameda). The fair runs from 2 to 8pm Friday, and 10am to 5pm Saturday. Admission is only $2, or $1 with a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank. [more]
The 83rd annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival takes place on June 25, 2011 at Portland’s Oaks Park.
“Scandinavians have a long tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice with bonfires or raising of the Maypole (Majstång). Here in Portland that tradition has been celebrated for 83 continuous years at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival.” [more]
The 2011 North Portland Sunday Parkways takes place June 26.
The second (of five) Sunday Parkways this year, this is the 4th annual North Portland event – the very first Sunday Parkways in 2008 traced a North Portland route. [more]
The Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps 2011 debut performance takes place Sunday, June 26, at Director Park in downtown Portland.
The Oregon Crusaders are Oregon’s only drum and bugle corps. They’ve got a long, trophy strewn, history, and are starting up their 2011 season. [more]
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30pm and movies begin as soon as it’s dark. [more]