Summer is finally here – which in Portland means festivals, bikes, Timbers, and more (pretty much exactly like Spring and Fall).
“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]
The 20th annual multicultural music, food festival, and parade, Good in the Hood, takes place this weekend, June 22 through 24, 2012, at Lillis-Albina Park (N. Flint and Russell Streets).
It’s Good Neighbor Night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, featuring live music by Andy Stokes Band and Nekked Bonz. The Good in the Hood parade and the Good Neighbor run/walk take place Saturday at 11 a.m. [more]
Admission to the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park) is free on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The museum offers free admission ever fourth Friday (5 p.m.- 8 p.m.) of the month, so if you can’t make it this week, mark July 28, 2012 on your calendar! [more]
The third annual Laughter is the Best Medicine, presented by the Vital Life Foundation, takes place Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Alberta Rose Theater (3000 NE Alberta).
Hosted by Dave “Gruber” Allen (best knowns as the guidance counselor on Freaks and Geeks), this comedy fundraiser benefits the Oregon Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. [more]
The second annual Cider Summit Portland takes place Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 SW Moody) from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The lineup features multiple ciders from two dozen cideries, including Oregon’s 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Wandering Aengus, Blue Mountain Cider Company, Bushwhacker, Carlton Cyderworks, and EZ Orchards, and lots more. [more]
The second of five 2012 Sunday Parkways takes place this Sunday, June 24, 2012 in North Portland.
From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on wind your way on bike or foot through mostly residential streets free of car traffic, from one park to the next. This year’s route is 9.5 miles long. [more]
The Portland Timbers (3-6-4) play host to their Cascadian rivals, Seattle Sounders (7-4-4), at Jeld-Wen Field today at 2 p.m.
Hard to believe, but the Timbers are undefeated in league play at Jeld-Wen field since April 7 – with two wins and two draws. [more]