Summer is ending (well not quite yet) with a bang – what a weekend! There’s a Timbers match, quite a few beer related events, a street fair, movies, and more!
The first annual PDX Beer Week takes place August 19 through 28 (yes, a 7 day week isn’t long enough when the theme is beer!) around town.
“Celebrating the city with the most breweries in the world, PDX Beer Week is a great way to explore all that Portland has to offer within its unique craft beer community.” [more]
Movies in the park this weekend:
Friday: Rango @ Irving Park
Saturday: How To Train Your Dragon @ Warner Pacific College
Sunday: Iron Man 2 @ Lents Park [more]
Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
This Friday, August 19, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Offbeat Belly Dance! Awesome August Action! Fun! Fabulous! Freeee Show! [more]
The 2011 Multnomah Days festival takes place Saturday, August 20 between SW 33rd and 39th on Capitol Highway in Multnomah Village. The fest runs from from 10am to 4pm.
Kick the morning off with the Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Key Bank, from 8:30 until 11am – proceeds benefit the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for Children and Adults with Disabilities. The breakfast includes juice and fresh Starbucks coffee too. [more]
An annual fair featuring local Letterpress printers and book artists, suppliers of letterpress equipment and type, ephemera, rarities, broadsides, cards and more! Many vendors will offer ‘scratch and dent’ items at bargain prices!
Em Space Book Arts Center will feature ‘From The Collection,’ an exhibition showcasing letterpress prints from Portland printer’s personal collections. [more]
The annual Thatcher’s Brewfest (known as the Montavilla Brewfest in years past) takes place this Saturday, August 20, 2011 from noon to 9pm in the parking lot behind the bar (7906 SE Stark).
$1 get you in, and $1 gets you a sample. A full beer will set you back $4. Over 20 Northwest craft beers will be on tap! Andre’s Texas-Style Barbecue will be available too! [more]
The Three-Minute Picture Show film festival returns to Portland, and the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton), for a second year this Saturday, August 20, 2011.
The Three-Minute Picture Show is a 30 day, 3 minute film making project where participants sign up and commit to spending the month of July creating a 3 minute masterpiece, then experience the glory of watching it on the big screen in front of a live audience! [more]
The Portland Timbers (7-12-5) try to regain form this Saturday, August 20, 2011 when the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps (3-12-9) make their first visit to Jeld-Wen Field. Kickoff is at 7pm.
Portland’s woes on the road continue, but at home the team has had their best performances. But the Timbers haven’t had as hard a time of it as the Whitecaps, who sit alone at the bottom of the standings with only 18 points out of 24 matches. Portland it two spots higher with 26 points.
Come to Pioneer Square to experience the sights and sounds of India and the Subcontinent on Sunday August 21 from 11am-9pm at the India Festival 2010. There will be music and dance exhibitions, as well as food!
“Please be there with your family and friends to get a taste of Indian culture for FREE and get a glimpse of this growing, warm and welcoming community.” [more]
The first annual Giro di Portland, a criterium bicycle race through the streets of the Pearl District, takes place this Sunday, August 21, 2011. The race is presented by Festa Italiana (which takes place next weekend, August 25 to 27).
A criterium is a fast race, with competitors attempting to complete the most laps in a set period of time. The Giro di Portland’s six corner race course between Hoyt and Kearney 12th and 14th features fast corners, cobblestones, a bit of elevation gain and a long run to the finish will guarantee an exciting race for both racers and spectators. [more]