Street Fair season has arrived, just as the rainy weather returns. Of course. Belgian beer and a Timbers match too though, so it’s going to be a lovely weekend all around.
Cheers to Belgian Beers
Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its 10th year in 2016. The Belgian-style Beer Festival will feature a single yeast strain, with which brewers will brew a unique Belgian Style beer. This year the yeast strain is 58 Lioness. In order to demonstrate the diversity the yeast strain, as well as show off the creativity of Oregon Craft Brewers, the color and strength of each brewer’s beer is determined by a dart throw. When Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers started in 2007, it was to help introduce Oregonians to the breadth of style and flavors of beers brewed in Belgium. The 2015 Cheers to Belgian Beers featured 60 beers from 57 brewing companies.
Portland National Train Day 2016
Trains, trains, trains! What better way to celebrate Portland Train Day than at Oregon Rail Heritage Center – the only working rail museum in Portland? Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation is resurrecting Portland’s celebration of trains with the first annual Portland Train Day. ORHF’s Portland Train Day joins Train Days across the country in commemorating the completion of the first transcontinental railroad with the pounding of the ‘Golden Spike’ at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869.
St. Johns Bizarre
The St Johns Bizarre is a uniquely-crafted celebration that kicks off the summer street fair season in Portland. Held annually on the second Saturday in May, the Bizarre brings music, crafts, and food to the crowds attending the St Johns Parade, now in its 54th year. After the parade, the entire six block area of the business district in the St. Johns is closed to traffic, and filled with over 70 juried craft vendors, several stages for music, great food, and tons of games and activities. It’s an amazing community event with something for everyone. The event is free.
Sunday Parkways – East
City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city’s largest public space – its streets – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while fostering civic pride, stimulating economic development, and represents the community, business, and government investments in Portland’s vitality, livability, and diversity.
Kenton Street Fair
The 7th annual Kenton Street Fair, an annual celebration of diverse and engaged communities aimed at promoting local growth and a sustainable future for Historic Kenton, takes place Sunday, 15 May 2016 in the Kenton Business District on North Denver Avenue (between N. Willis & N. Watts).
The festivities include live music performances on multiple stages, a children’s parade and other activities for the kids, vendors galore, and a whole bunch of people dressed as Paul Bunyon!
Portland Timbers vs. NYC FC
New York City Football Club visit Providence Park on Sunday, 15 May 2016 to face the Portland Timbers.
The Timbers aim to regain form after two consecutive losses on the road. NYC FC, winners of their last two matches, hopes to continue their recent strong form against Portland.
The match begins at 4:30 PM.
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