I dare say this weekend marks the beginning of summer 2012 in Portland, what with the multitude of activities and festivities – and the nearly 90 degree weather!
H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con 2012
The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con returns to Northeast Portland’s Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy) from Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13, 2012.
“The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through the cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers.” [more]
Kick Ass Oregon History Presents: The Seventh Day
Kick Ass Oregon History presents the film The Seventh Day at 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall) on Friday, May 11, 2012.
“Labeled by some in our current era as “The FIRST Occupy Portland,” The Seventh Day was made by Portland State University students, with the help and guidance of the university’s Center for the Moving Image, during the student strikes that erupted on college campuses across the nation in May of 1970.” [more]
St Johns Bizarre and Parade 2012
The 6th annual St Johns Bizarre kicks off Portland’s summer street fair season this Saturday, May 12, 2012.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. downtown St. Johns is transformed into a bizarre bazaar.
The St Johns Parade, in its 50th year, begins at noon. Following the parade the six block St Johns business district is closed to traffic and occupied by over 75 juried craft vendors, several stages, and lots of great food and activities. [more]
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale
The 2012 Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale takes place Saturday May 12 at the Convention Center (777 NE MLK Jr – exhibit hall D) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hundreds of vendors set up booths and tables, and sell everything from reversible hats to quirky t-shirts, hand made jewelry to stationery, and plenty of bad art . . . I kid, I kid! [more]
Please join us for an intimate, four-course meal, overlooking the Willamette River.
Thirst Bistro is a critically acclaimed restaurant that features Northwest cuisine. Our evening will take place in Thirst’s elegant, private event room. The menu has been specifically created to pair with the wine being served with each course. Wine has been generously donated by Vin Motion Wines for the evening. [more]
Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways
The first of five 2012 Sunday Parkways takes place this Sunday, May 13, 2012 in Northeast Portland.
From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day wind your way on bike or foot through mostly residential streets free of car traffic, from one park to the next. [more]
The Crafty Underdog, a different kind of craft show, takes place every second Sunday at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan).
“Portland has become a fundamental stomping ground for Artisans from all trades. From Painters to Photographers, Potters to Jewelers, and Crafters alike; Portland has positioned itself as the Northwest’s own Creative Mecca.” [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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