What a weekend! Beer galore, a pair of street fairs, a Timbers match (that they should win!), The Big Float, and more!
Movies in the park this weekend:
Friday: The King’s Speech @ Laurelhurst Park
Saturday: Free Will @ Holly Farm Park
Sunday: The Goonies @ Sellwood Park [more]
The 24th annual Oregon Brewers Festival takes place July 28 through 31 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
The 2011 beer list is impressive, and 85s beer strong. It’s nice to see more belgian, farmhouse style, and fruit ales – plus plenty of summery wheat beers. Of course there is a plethora of IPAs for the hop heads, as usual. [more]
The Oregon Historical Society Sidewalk Sale (pdf) takes place Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 10am to 4pm at the museum at 1200 SW Park Avenue.
The sale features duplicate and out-of-field books from the Davies Family Research Library. [more]
The 3rd Annual Overlook Village Celebration takes place Saturday, July 30 from 11am until 6pm.
North Killingsworth between Greeley and Concords will be closed to car traffic to make room for three music stages, vendors, a Dog Costume Contest, great food, and activities for the kids! [more]
The Brewing Up Cocktails One Year Anniversary Party takes place Saturday, July 31, 2011 at The Hop & Vine (1914 N Killingsworth).
Join the tiki-style fun Saturday – the celebration includes a luau and pig roast and takes place in the tiki-torch lit bamboo garden patio, and yes, there’s a thatched roof tiki bar! [more]
Toronto FC make their first visit to Jeld-Wen Field this Saturday, July 30, 2011 to take on the Portland Timbers.
Portland most recently beat Argentinian side Independiente in a friendly, 2-0, with goals from Sal Zizzo and Brian Umony. In league play the last weekend the Timbers lost to Columbus 1-0.
Toronto sit at the bottom of the Easter Conference standings, and have lost the last four matches. If Portland doesn’t come away with 3 points, fans will be sorely disappointed.
The 3rd Annual Lents Ramona Street Fair takes place Sunday, July 31 from noon until 6pm – find the festivities at SE 92nd and Ramona!
Vendors galore will be on hand, and of course there’s live music and performers – including Chervona, who headline at 5pm. [more]
The Big Float takes place Sunday, July 31, 2011 – in and on the banks of the the Willamette River in Downtown Portland. This first annual event aims to celebrate our river – highlighting the recreation it offers as well as the restoration it has undergone in recent years.
Despite what you may have heard, the Willamette River is safe to swim in (just, sometimes, not right after heavy rains, when a Combined Sewer Overflow may occur – an event that will become even more scarce when the Big Pipe project is complete). [more]