If you somehow missed it, the big event this weekend is the Oregon Brewers Festival and you need to be there! Oregon is globally famous for her beer and our breweries are fully representin' this weekend! So, bike, walk or mass transit yourself down to the Tom McCall Waterfront park in downtown Portland and join the beer slingin' brigade.
Which breweries will you be able to find there? Here are just a few: Anderson Brewing, Bayern, Dicks, Full Sail, Hopworks, Lompoc, Ninkasi, Seven Brides, Rogue and literally dozens more...If you live in Portland and love beer - this weekend will be truly divine. If you are visiting Portland and love beer - well, welcome to heaven!
Want to learn more about the Portland, Oregon beer scene? Check out this overview of our local breweries.
The Portland Photo of the Week
We had a ton of cool photos to choose from this week - man, it was hard to pick a winner. Drumroll....
Michael Barton's seemingly expert eye snapped a wonderful photo of downtown Portland. At first glance, you almost miss the bird in flight. Awesome, Michael and thank you for sharing so many of your fantastic Portland photos. You have done a great job of capturing the real essence of Portland.
Our weekly Portland photo winner gets a $20 gift certificate to a local Portland business of our choosing. Michael will receive a $20 gift cert to local phenom Coava Coffee Roasters. Locals and coffee aficionados from all over have been saying that Coava is the best coffee roaster in Portland right now. They were named one of the top ten micro-roasters in America by Imbibe Magazine in the March 2010 issue. Their new cafe is a "tasting room" for their roastery. Prepare yourself to be blown away. Learn more about Coava Coffee Roasters.
Come and upload your Portland photos to the Photo Gallery for your chance to win each week. Check back to see if your photo is selected for a spotlight in the weekly Portland blog!
Featured Portland Events this Week
Here are the featured Portland events this week! Thanks to everyone for adding all the great Portland events to the community events calendar. You can add your own Portland events directly to the events calendar, here. Just click "Add an Event" and fill in the details.
Oregon Brewers Festival
On a sun-soaked July afternoon, there's no better place to sip suds with
friends than the Oregon Brewers Festival, one of the nation's
longest-running and best-loved craft beer festivals. More than 70,000 fans
will travel from points around the world to take part in the 23rd annual
event, July 22 through July 25 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown
Portland. Event hours are Noon to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Noon
to 7 p.m. Sunday.
History Pub @ McMenamins Kennedy School
Prostitution! Gambling! Bootlegging! This month’s history pub, presented by Holy Names Heritage Center, McMenamins and OHS, takes you to the mid-1950s, when Portland’s dirty laundry was aired for the whole nation to see. The Oregonian broke this sensational story of organized crime rackets, Teamsters Union involvement, and corrupt law enforcement officials, using information provided by the city’s infamous crime boss, James B. Elkins. Quickly, Portland was made the debut case in the U.S. Senate Committee investigation of racketeering by union officials in cities around the country. No less than Robert F. Kennedy oversaw the proceedings. Robert Donnelly, Professor of History, Gonzaga University, and author of the forthcoming book, "Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland, Oregon,” will chronicle these remarkable proceedings and detail the behind-the-scenes activities of this sensational, seedy episode. History Pub is a free event, and canned food donations will be accepted for the Oregon Food Bank. July 26
The Portland Saturday Market
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Portland Saturday Market's new Waterfront Home. With sprawling green lawns surrounding the Market, there is no shortage of picnic space for you, your family and your dog to play in the sun. The Bill Naito Legacy Fountain which is designed for folks of all ages to frolic in the waters adds an element of surprise with the ever-changing water patterns.
Does this make your belly rumble?Shop the local vendors, eat some awesome cart food and listen to some great music. Saturday & Sundays
Animal House Adoption Party
Multnomah County Animal Services is holding their 3rd Annual Animal House Adoption Party! This one-day affair is our biggest single adoption day with dozens of dogs and cats adopted throughout the day, right up until MIDNIGHT. Come enjoy live music, a variety of vendors, food carts, special photo opportunities, and raffle prizes all day long. Enjoy the fun and make some very special furry friends. Remember to wear your toga! July 31
Fremont Fest 2010
On Saturday, August 7th, 2010 the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Fremont Fest returns to celebrate community, neighbors, friends, and summer. A Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood staple, the Fremont Fest is one of Portland's most beloved neighborhood street festivals, featuring a day of multifaceted activities that celebrate the eclectic Beaumont-Wilshire community and surrounding residential neighborhoods. Held annually the first Saturday in August, the event draws thousands of people to shop, eat, drink, mingle, groove, and enjoy all that the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood has to offer. 41st and 50th Avenues on NE Fremont in Portland will be alive with activity from 10 am until the evening. Live music on three stages throughout the day will provide plenty of music for dancing. Artistic highlights include craft and art booths, street performers, local bands, wacky decorated art cars, salsa challenge, cake walk, and pub crawl. To kick off of the day's festivities, join our Kid and Pet parade, filled with darling children on decorated bikes and our neighborhood's adorable pets! Parade starts at 10 am from the Beaumont Middle School parking lot. We look forward to seeing you at the Fremont Fest!
Moving to Portland?
So many people consider moving to Portland Oregon, and with good
reason. You've researched the area and found that you love the close proximity
to the ocean, Mt Hood, St Helens, the seemingly endless acres of forest for
hiking, camping and fishing. Or perhaps you've fallen in love with us after
discovering that we are as green as they come; setting the national bar for
bicycle commuting in lieu of cars, innovators of revolutionary recycling
programs, demanding sustainability and organic meats and produce. Or, you've
longed to move to Portland to join the masses known for being fiercely
independent, home of the nation's largest open air market, jokingly dubbed
Beervana for our seemingly never-ending stream of local Oregon breweries and
also one of the best places in the United States to get a cup of coffee.
Read more on our Moving to Portland page, complete with places to see, locals guides and neighborhood profiles.
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