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?).
North American Organic Brewers Festival
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]
Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
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]
North Portland Sunday Parkways
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]
Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps Concert
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]
Movies in the Park: Despicable Me at Peninsula Park
The first 2011 installment of Portland Parks and Recreation movies in the park takes place Sunday, June 26 at Peninsula Park. The film is Despicable Me.
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30pm and movies begin as soon as it’s dark. [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, PDX Pipeline, and Oregon Events at OregonLive.com.
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