It’s Baconfest weekend! Plus there’s a whole lot of other stuff to do, including the Alberta Street Fair, Bridge Pedal, Movies in the Park, Adult Soap Box Derby, and more!
The fourth annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival takes place August 10 through 14, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington.
The official selections include several films with Portland connections, including Patrick’s Story, produced by Portland-based Galaxy Sailor Productions, Portland-based filmmaker Jacqueline Gault‘s Sack Lunch, and others. The festival program includes brief descriptions of these and all the other selections. [more]
Movies in the park this weekend:
Friday: Gamara vs Guiron (live dialogue & music) @ Sewallcrest Park
Saturday: James and the Giant Peach @ Dickinson Park
Sunday: Tangled @ Hazeltine Park [more]
The Portland Streetcar celebrates 10 years of service this summer.
The modern Portland Streetcar debuted on July 20, 2001, carrying passengers between the Good Samaritan Hospital in Northwest Portland to Portland State University in Southwest.
This is a free, all ages, celebration open to everyone! [more]
The Portland Twilight Criterium returns to the North Park Blocks (near NW 9th and Couch) this Friday, August 12, 2011 . . .
Assuming you’re not racing, I recommend watching from the beer garden, which features a happy hour from 4-6pm! Festivities include a Food Carts Expo, a Handbuilt Bike Exhibition, and a chance to meet the women of the Rose City Rollers. [more]
The 2011 PDX Adult Soap Box Derby takes place this Saturday, August 13 on Mt. Tabor.
“Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their metal to their mettle. These pages are dedicated to all those who have spilled their blood, or even worse, spilled their beer. We thank our beloved volcano for allowing us to
tickle her spine.” [more]
The 2011 Alberta Street Fair takes place this Saturday, August 13 on Alberta, from NE 10th through 30th.
Things kick off at 11am with the Kids Parade – which starts at 15th and ends at the 21st Avenue stage. Enjoy the line up of activities for kids and families throughout the day. [more
Portland’s third annual Baconfest takes place Saturday, August 13, 2011. The street party runs from noon until 8pm at 18th and East Burnside – adjacent to the East Burn (1800 E Burnside).
Over 2000 bacon lovers attended last year’s fest, thoroughly lubricating their cardiovascular system and contributing over 900 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank. [more]
The 6th annual Outpost Block Party takes place this Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Kenilworth Park (SE 32nd and Holgate) from 1pm until 10pm.
SE PORTLAND’S ORIGINAL BLOCK PARTY returns with a massive lineup, a new location, and a whole new look… BUT STILL FREE! [more]
Join The Dill Pickle Club, Portland’s creative cultural club, on Saturday, August 13, 2011 for Portland’s Black Panthers: Comic Release and Presentation.
“The Black Panthers have a rich and important history in Portland—this new comic from the Dill Pickle Club tells their story.” [more]
Join us for the 16th anniversary celebration of Providence Bridge Pedal this Sunday!
Since 1996, Providence Bridge Pedal has grown to be a signature event on Portland’s summer event calendar. It offers you the one opportunity each year to enjoy the Willamette River bridges – including the top decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges – from the best possible vantage point: the seat of a bicycle. [more]