The 24th Annual Oregon Brewer’s Festival kicks off this week (actually, kicked off), running from Thursday, July 28 thru Sunday, July 31 at Portland’s Waterfront. This year’s festival breaks new records, with 86 beers on tap from all over the US – and beyond. As always, the principal focus is Oregon and Washington beers, but [...]
Archive for July, 2011
Do you love Portland? Can you command a crowd, make them laugh, and have everyone eating out the palm of your hand? If so, then this is the job for you!
Mark Twain wrote of golf: “A good walk, spoiled.” A friend of mine describes the Lord of the Rings as: “Two guys, walking.” While both of these curmudgeons have a point, walking doesn’t have to be frustrating or boring. A good journey has many stops, each of which entertain, enlighten, nourish or replenish the mind [...]
This weekend is a great time to step back into a modern (?) Victorian age that never happened and join a celebration of all-things steampunk and neo-victoriana. The Portland GEAR Con starts on Friday and features fashion, music, dancing, and more. Plus, there’s an appearance from the Wanderlust Circus. Get your para-industrial gear on and [...]
I love walking people through Director Park for its clean and fresh appeal as Portland’s newest park addition, but there is an even bigger reason to get there this weekend: Original Practice Shakespeare. This is not your average Shakespeare. This is Shakespeare on laughing gas. This fun and eclectic group manages to keep anyone interested [...]
So you say you’re a Portlander? (Go ahead. Say it. Even if you’re not.) Are you sure? There are certain things every person must do before he or she can be considered a True Portlander. Or even be considered an extra on “Portlandia.” The “signature Portland” list of things that Every Portlander Must Do. This [...]
There is only one route and you have to return the same way…passing any others you come across.
Summer weather has come to stay, which means it’s time be out outdoors. Fun ideas include: Flicks on the Bricks – FREE movies on Pioneer Courthouse Square every Friday night! Movies in the Parks – See the online schedule Oregon Brewer’s Festival on the last weekend of July Scavenger Hunt Search Party games from our [...]
The long hiatus is over. VooDoo Donuts’ “#1 Location” on 22 SW 3rd had its “soft” opening this week. They’re not yet in full production and staffing and not yet back to 24 hour operation, so don’t expect to be able to get every configuration of donut at any time. But the good news is, [...]