Beer! That pretty much sums up this weekend, but you’ll also find crafts, milk carton boat races, sailors, and more – you know, just a typical mid-June Portland weekend!
(Oh yeah, there’s also a parade.)
The 2nd annual PDX Beer Week takes place June 7 through 10, 2012 throughout the city.
“In addition to having more breweries than any other city in the world, Portland enjoys one of the most advanced beer cultures — and a thirst for fun and educational craft beer events.” [more]
The 2012 Rose Festival Fleet Week extends from Wednesday, June 6 through Sunday, June 10 – so you know what that means, bridge lifts!
The raising and lowering of the bridges, as I like to call this annual event, begins with ship arrivals Tuesday departures on Monday. [more]
“Pedalpalooza is 3+ weeks of bikey fun. With 272 different events, most organized by individuals, bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.”
Runs June 7-30. [more]
Rose Festival CityFair, part of Portland’s Official Festival, is open for three full weekends starting on Memorial Day weekend. This amazing metropolitan fair features local beer, live exotic animals, a wide variety of shopping in the CityFair Shopping Center, a brand new ride, special attractions and a customized fireworks show choreographed to your favorite classic rock hits on opening night! [more]
The second annual Portland Fruit Beer Fest (PFBF) returns to Burnside Brewing (NE Burnside & 7th) this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 2012.
“The only festival of it’s kind the PFBF celebrates the wonderful, creative and uniquely crafted fruit beers of the Pacific NW and beyond.” [more]
The Rose Festival is proud to host the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race. They celebrated their 20th year in 2008!
80 teams compete (including local, national, and international teams) with heats of four teams competing every nine minutes. These races are held on the Willamette River (near the Hawthorne Bridge). [more]
The 2012 Rose Festival Milk Carton Boat Race takes place Sunday, June 10 at the Westmoreland Park casting pond – festivities kickoff at 11 a.m.!
My favorite Rose Festival event, I have not missed a race since the 2009 revival, and I won’t miss the 2012 race either! [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]
Join Cafe Unknown‘s Dan Haneckow this Sunday, June 10, 2012 for a special Oregon Encyclopedia Workshop: Researching Local History.
“Encyclopedia contributor Dan Haneckow will describe Portland’s “Great Light Way” — an architectural and electrical wonder unveiled in 1914 on downtown’s Third Street — and will lead a discussion on how to write an encyclopedia entry.” [more]