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Portland Events Blog: This Week in Portland, August 17, 2013

What are your plans for this weekend?  In case you haven't noticed, summer is blitzing past quickly!  Fortunately, some of Portland's best summer street fairs and festivals are this weekend. So whatever you do, get outside and enjoy one of these great events before they are gone for another year.

I'm not sure which Porltand neighborhood to visit first, because all of these are fun events.  My guess is the Hawthorne Street Fair will be the busiest of the Portland street fairs this weekend, if past years are any indication.  I have to say, if you haven't seen the Adult Portland Soapbox Derby yet, it's hilarious.  Check it out at Mt. Tabor Park.

Hawthorne Street Fair

Hawthorne Street Fair! Hooray for summer! Join us on Sunday August 18, 2013 from 11am to 7pm as we celebrate the Hawthorne District! FREE Live Music, Vendors, Sales, Family Activities and so much more!

Come visit Portland’s original “shop local” district and explore over a hundred businesses dedicated to community involvement and making the area a desirable place to live, work, and shop. The street fair happens every year in August, mark your calendars and plan to visit us that weekend. SE Hawthorne Boulevard has a long history of tradition and is known for its eclectic mix of boutiques shops, cafes, food carts, bars, restaurants and music related destinations. We continue to be a thriving community of residents, business owners, and visitors. We welcome you to visit our neighborhood and join the celebration!




Multnomah Days

Multnomah Days! Saturday, August 17th: Parade, Street Fair, Kids Zone, Wine & Beer Garden, Music, Arts,
Sunday, August 18th: Vine & Dine VIP 1pm to 6pm and General Admission 3pm to 6pm!
120 Artists Booths ~ Energy Fair ~ Wine & Beer Garden (Moss Street)
Capitol Highway between SW 36th and SW 31st
Come Join us to celebrate our community and the new Green Capitol Highway.
Fun, Food, Music and events for everyone.


Seaport Celebration

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Port of Portland Terminal 4
11040 N. Lombard St., Portland

Seaport Celebration! Come join the fun on the waterfront at THE family-friendly event of the summer! On Saturday, August 17, the Port of Portland's Terminal 4 will open up to the public for a unique opportunity go inside the fences of a working marine terminal that is normally closed to the public. Best of all, parking and admission is free!

Experience Portland's thriving working harbor by jumping on a $5 jetboat ride, throwing a helmet on to try your hand at welding, walking through shipping containers decorated with local artwork depicting Portland's waterfront or enjoying delicious food while watching kids partnered with professional chefs compete for the title of “Kid Creation Chef.” There is truly something for everyone.



Portland Adult Soapbox Derby at Mt Tabor Park

Portland's PDX Adult Soapbox Derby is a  90 + volunteer-fueled grass roots community event traditionally held the third Saturday in the month of August.

Race Day is set! The 2013 race is set for Saturday, August 17th.

Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their metal to their mettle. These pages are dedicated to all those who have spilled their blood, or even worse, spilled their BEER. We thank the community and our beloved volcano for allowing us to tickle her spine. Flexing Portland's creative muscle since 1997

Q: When and where is the next derby?
A: Saturday, August 17 2013. Mt. Tabor Park. 10 AM - 4 PM



TREK IN THE PARK: The Trouble with Tribbles!

Only two weekends left! AUGUST 17-18, 24-25

That’s Saturday and Sunday this August at Cathedral Park in St. Johns!

Trek in the Park’s Five-Year-Mission CONCLUDES! Over the last 4 summers, Atomic Arts has energized Portland to strange new worlds where no audience has gone before and it has all led to this–THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES!

As Kirk and his crew attempt to settle a political dispute on a far off space station, they quickly realize their problems don’t stop there as they have to deal with Federation brass, tempestuous Klingons, and tiny, furry creatures who are adorable, hungry and…multiplying.

Portland actors accompanied with live music and effects bring this classic piece of pop culture to life at historic Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge!

FREE TO THE PUBLIC. ALL AGES WELCOME.

Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00pm at Cathedral Park Amphitheater

(The amphitheater is located under the St. Johns bridge at the corner of N Pittsburgh in N Portland)



Coming Next Weekendhttp://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/46103: SE Portland Sunday Parkways

And Right Around the Corner...MusicFestNW


India Festival

August 18, 2013
Pioneer Courthouse Square

India Festival is filled with tastes, sounds and sights of India. ICA will host India Festival on August 18th, 2013 from 11am to 9pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Please be there with your family and friends to get a taste of Indian culture for FREE and get a glimpse of this growing, warm and welcoming community. We are hosting India Festival on August 18th and will celebrate India’s independence and our cultural heritage with our friends in Oregon. Our festival has grown every year with record crowds and new vendors. 



Portland Aerial Tram Family Event

Details-Ritz Camera Event at the Tram. Saturday, August 17th.

Portland, Oregon – Saturday, August 17th, 12PM to 3PM – Ritz Camera & Camera World and the Portland Aerial Tram are sponsoring a fun, family-friendly day at the Tram!

All sponsors are excited to offer fun-filled activities to both our children and adult participants. Included will be a free photography sessions provided by Ritz Camera & Camera World, face painting, ceramic tile painting, balloon art, and a coloring station for color-in t-shirts. Individuals 17 and under are able to ride the Aerial Tram for free with a paying adult during this event.

Ritz Camera and Camera World Free Photography Seminar – Space is limited! Sign up ASAP by calling Camera World at 503. 205.5900. Ritz Camera & Camera World is offering a free photography seminar at 12:30PM for our teen & adult attendees. The seminar will cover composition techniques, tips for point & shoot cameras, tips for DSLR cameras, panoramic techniques, and shooting from the Tram.

Theatricality

Written by PortlandNeighborhood Guest Writer, Rob Creighton Garrison

So I got an email this week letting me know about this event at the Hollywood Theatre.

I am so going to this. It's a no-lose, win-win kinda thing. As in I get to go to the Hollywood Theatre, which by itself is a treat. For one thing, I haven't been inside this grand old place in dogs' years. For another, it's Star Trek.

Yes, it's bad Star Trek, howlingly bad Star Trek, don't-let-William-Shatner-write-any-more Star Trek, and-for-GAWDZ-sake-don't-let-him-direct-ever-ever-EVER-again Star Trek.

A standing ovation for this movie is rows of fans rising to their feet and simultaneously slapping their foreheads in dismay. It's fans the world over shoving their collectible Kirks into the back of the closet (carefully, so as not to damage the packaging). It's Sheldon Cooper snorting in delighted derision as he points out that Leonard Nimoy managed to helm two consecutive Star Trek Movies that became audience favorites, while “Captain Kirk” couldn't manage to phaser his way out from under the weight of his tremendous ego in time to hear the smarter people in the room talk him out of this embarrassment. Oh, but silly me, obviously there were no smarter people in the room, except perhaps for those who suddenly remembered they “had a thing” shortly after Shatner started pitching this farce.

                                   

I know I'm going on and on, but listen: even the sound effects for The Final Frontier don't sound like Star Trek. I swear they borrowed some beep-beep noises from Blade Runner. The visual effects had me looking for the wires, they looked so cardboard. This movie is just bad bad BAD.

So this should be great fun. Because bad movies are fun, sometimes just as much fun as good ones. You know it's true. It may be a guilty pleasure, but c'mon, who hasn't snuck peaks at Sharknado or Mansquito when he or she thought they were alone? Bad movies are the funny bone's porn. This is no different. I'm sad that Mystery Science Theater 3000 never got a crack at Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, because that would have been one for the ages, y'all.

So I'm tossing the sofa cushions and ransacking the coat closet for chump change, and I will be at the theatre to see this vainglorious extravaganza. I may have to BMOB'N'P, but I'm going.

See you there.

From Hollywood Theatre:

Friday, 8/23 at 7:30pm I $8

ONE NIGHT ONLY!: Deschutes Brewery presents “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” in Hecklevision at the Hollywood Theatre, with hecklers from the cast of Atomic Arts’ Trek In The Park (now on its final voyage!) It’s time for TREKLEVISION!

A down-home vacation for the crew of the USS Enterprise is cut short when they are sent to rescue hostages on Nimbus III, the “Planet of Galactic Peace”. Capt. Kirk discovers a Vulcan named Sybok bent on taking the Enterprise to the center of the galaxy, where he hopes to find the beginning of creation. Will Kirk and Sybok meet God? Does Spock know the lyrics to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”? Boldy go where no Star Trek film ever went again with “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”!

This special screening is presented in HECKLEVISION: Through the magic of MuVChat technology, your jokes, heckles and commentary are encouraged – in TEXT form! Tap out your wittiest wisecracks with your phone and they’ll appear instantly on screen! Each month, special guests will hang out to crack jokes via text with you and a few hundred of your best friends!

This month’s guest hecklers: Trek In The Park, currently performing their final show “The Trouble With Tribbles” every Saturday and Sunday in August at Cathedral Park. Be sure to catch them before it’s too late! More info: http://www.atomic-arts.org/

SPONSORED BY
Deschutes Brewery - http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/

- See more at: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/star-trek-v-the-final-frontier-in-treklevision/#sthash.obMYzEtz.dpuf

Friday, 8/23 at 7:30pm I $8

ONE NIGHT ONLY!: Deschutes Brewery presents “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” in Hecklevision at the Hollywood Theatre, with hecklers from the cast of Atomic Arts’ Trek In The Park (now on its final voyage!) It’s time for TREKLEVISION!

A down-home vacation for the crew of the USS Enterprise is cut short when they are sent to rescue hostages on Nimbus III, the “Planet of Galactic Peace”. Capt. Kirk discovers a Vulcan named Sybok bent on taking the Enterprise to the center of the galaxy, where he hopes to find the beginning of creation. Will Kirk and Sybok meet God? Does Spock know the lyrics to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”? Boldy go where no Star Trek film ever went again with “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”!

This special screening is presented in HECKLEVISION: Through the magic of MuVChat technology, your jokes, heckles and commentary are encouraged – in TEXT form! Tap out your wittiest wisecracks with your phone and they’ll appear instantly on screen! Each month, special guests will hang out to crack jokes via text with you and a few hundred of your best friends!

This month’s guest hecklers: Trek In The Park, currently performing their final show “The Trouble With Tribbles” every Saturday and Sunday in August at Cathedral Park. Be sure to catch them before it’s too late! More info: http://www.atomic-arts.org/

SPONSORED BY
Deschutes Brewery - http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/

- See more at: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/star-trek-v-the-final-frontier-in-treklevision/#sthash.obMYzEtz.dpufFriday, 8/23 at 7:30pm I $8

ONE NIGHT ONLY!: Deschutes Brewery presents “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” in Hecklevision at the Hollywood Theatre, with hecklers from the cast of Atomic Arts’ Trek In The Park (now on its final voyage!) It’s time for TREKLEVISION!

A down-home vacation for the crew of the USS Enterprise is cut short when they are sent to rescue hostages on Nimbus III, the “Planet of Galactic Peace”. Capt. Kirk discovers a Vulcan named Sybok bent on taking the Enterprise to the center of the galaxy, where he hopes to find the beginning of creation. Will Kirk and Sybok meet God? Does Spock know the lyrics to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”? Boldy go where no Star Trek film ever went again with “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”!

This special screening is presented in HECKTREKLEVISION: Through the magic of MuVChat technology, your jokes, heckles and commentary are encouraged – in TEXT form! Tap out your wittiest wisecracks with your phone and they’ll appear instantly on screen! Each month, special guests will hang out to crack jokes via text with you and a few hundred of your best friends!

This month’s guest hecklers: Trek In The Park, currently performing their final show “The Trouble With Tribbles” every Saturday and Sunday in August at Cathedral Park. Be sure to catch them before it’s too late! More info: http://www.atomic-arts.org/

SPONSORED BY
Deschutes Brewery - http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/


Portland Photo of the Week

Photo by Rachel Carlson
Mighty Redwood - Photo by Rachel Carlson

This week's Portland Photo of the Week winner is this mighty tree: photo by Rachel Carlson.  Thanks for sharing your pictures of Portland, Rachel!

Come upload your Portland photos to the Portland photo album for a chance to win Portland Photo of the Week and  a feature in the weekly blog!


Featured Portland Events this Week

Each week, we feature a handful of member-added Portland events to the blog.  You can always add your own Portland events directly to the Portland events calendar.  Visit http://community.portlandneighborhood.com/events

OMSI Mummies of the World Exhibit

June 30, 2013 to September 8, 2013OMSI http://mummies.omsi.edu/ Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes anc Organized by Lorri E. | Type: omsi

Music on Main Street

July 10, 2013 at 4:30pm to August 28, 2013 at 7pm – "Main St. & Park" One of the best parts about summer in Downtown Portland, Music on Main Street returns for another year of free summer music. Located in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway &a Organized by PCPA | Type: music on main street

PCPA Summer Arts on Main Street

July 10, 2013 at 10pm to August 28, 2013 at 2pm – "Downtown Portland" Say goodbye to springtime and help us give a warm welcome to summer by joining the PCPA every Wednesday in July and August for Summer Arts on Main Street.  From 10am–2pm, PCPA hosts local artisans an Organized by PCPA | Type: portland summer arts on main street

Hands on Hives Series

August 11, 2013 to September 21, 2013location varies by class date Learn-by-doing classes demonstrating bee’s gentle nature / ease of beekeeping  - while we harvest honey and ready bees for winter. from August 11 to September 21, weekends in the afternoon click for Organized by Brian Lacy | Type: hands, on, hives, series

Portland Adult Soapbox Derby at Mt Tabor Park

August 16, 2013 from 10am to 4pm – "Mt Tabor Park" Portland's PDX Adult Soapbox Derby is a  90 + volunteer-fueled grass roots community event traditionaly held the third Saturday in the month of August. Race Day is set! The 2013 race is set for Satur Organized by Portland Adult Soapbox Derby | Type: portland adult soapbox derby

Multnomah Days 2013

August 17, 2013 all day – "Multnomah" Multnomah Days Multnomah Days Saturday, August 17th: Parade, Street Fair, Kids Zone, Wine & Beer Garden, Music, Arts, Sunday, August 18th: Vine & Dine VIP 1pm to 6pm and General Admission 3pm Organized by Multnomah Village | Type: multnomah days

VINTAGE FLEA MARKET

August 17, 2013 from 9am to 3pm – Shabby Nest Antiques Join us for a beautiful Saturday in Sellwood, full of vintage goodness! 10 very special guest vendors will be selling their treasured finds....come join the fun!! Organized by Shabby Nest | Type: flea, market

Seaport Celebration

August 17, 2013 from 10am to 4pm – Port of Portland, Terminal 4 Come join in the fun at the most family-friendly, fun-filled day of adventure on the river this summer! Seaport Celebration will take you inside the fences of an active marine terminal to explore the Organized by Port of Portland | Type: festival

Corgi Walk

August 17, 2013 from 10am to 12pm – Pearl District The Corgi Walk benefits DoveLewis and the Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club–Corgi Rescue. Registration is $25 for the first Corgi. Each additional Corgi or doggy sibling is $15. Organized by DoveLewis and the Columbia River Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club | Type: dog, walk

Summer Joyrides: America’s Bicycle Capital

August 17, 2013 from 10am to 1pm – Portland Art Museum Come ride with us as we explore what makes this great city so enamored with bikes and bike culture – stopping at landmarks and bike-friendly businesses along the way. Covering topics from bike advoca Organized by Dylan Burnett | Type: bike, ride, and, museum, tour

New School + Brewvana Wine Country BEER Tour

August 17, 2013 from 11am to 5pm – Portland BREWVANA and The New School are at it again- bringing you around the outside of PDX to the Western/Wine Country Beer Tour to introduce you to some new and awesome breweries: After picking up our pass Organized by Brewvana - Portland Brewery Tour | Type: brewery tour

The Best of Northwest Portland Tour

August 17, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm – Alameda, Dean's Scene & Captured by Porches We're highlighting three of NEPO's (Northeast Portland) beer-pouring best. The tour starts at Dean's Scene, a top-secret, basement speakeasy for beer tasting before heading to Alameda for appetizers Organized by Brewvana - Portland Brewery Tour | Type: brewery tour

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

August 17, 2013 from 6:15pm to 9:15pm – Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center Founded in 2004, The Dinner Detective has quickly become the largest Murder Mystery Dinner Show in the United States and has been voted “Best Murder Mystery Dinner Show” and “Best Dinner Show” throug Organized by The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show | Type: murder, mystery, dinner, show

Ken Derouchie Band at Vie de Boheme

August 17, 2013 at 8pm to August 18, 2013 at 12am – Vie de Boheme The Ken DeRouchie Band is an 8-piece Soul/R&B/Funk band featuring a 2-piece horn section and a massive rhythm section, performing original music written by Ken DeRouchie as well as a few handpick Organized by | Type: live, music

5K9 Walk Run on August 18, 2013

August 18, 2013 from 7am to 11am – Columbia Annex Park The Petco 5k9 Walk RunTM presented by Purina ProPlan is the national walk/run series open to both people and pets!   We’re on a mission to promote healthy, fit lifestyles across the country while rai Organized by 5K9 Walk Run | Type: 5k, and, 1, mile, walk/run

India Festival 2013

August 18, 2013 from 11am to 9pm – "Pioneer Courthouse Square" India Festival is filled with tastes, sounds and sights of India. ICA will host India Festival on August 18th, 2013 from 11am to 9pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Please be there with your family and Organized by India Festival | Type: india festival

2013 Hawthorne Street Fair

August 18, 2013 from 11am to 7pm – "SE Hawthorne" Hawthorne Street Fair August 18, 2013 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Free | All Ages More info: thinkhawthorne.com Hawthorne Boulevard especially 12th – 52nd, Portland Come visit Portland’s original “shop local” Organized by SE Hawthorne | Type: se hawthorne

Open House/New Volunteer Orientation

August 18, 2013 from 12pm to 5pm – Clackamas Adoption & Education Center Ever wonder what we do?  Have you thought about volunteering? Come on over and meet us! See our facility, attend a short orientation, then talk with staff and current volunteers to get all your quest Organized by Clackamas Dogs | Type: open, house/new, volunteer, orientation

Adjust Your Tracking

August 19, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm – The Hollywood Theatre Directors Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic in attendance! Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector is a feature-length documentary directed by Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic that sheds light Organized by The Hollywood Theatre | Type: film

Festa Italiana Portland 2013

August 22, 2013 from 11am to 11pm – Pioneer Courthouse Square Pioneer Courthouse Square welcomes FESTA ITALIANA, Portland's Italian American Festival. The 22nd  Annual event takes place August 22-24, 11:00 AM-11:00 PM, and is nonstop Italian-themed fun:  Entert Organized by Mike S | Type: festival


The Best Deals in Portland This Week

Ross Seligman shares five great Portland real estate deals here on the blog each week.  If you're looking to buy a home in Portland, maybe one of these Portland homes for sale is the one for you!

Visit our website where you can contact us and search all Portland metro area homes for sale and real estate from the RMLS, including neighborhood and school information:  www.propertiesofportland.com

1.  1025 NW COUCH ST Portland, OR 97209

-PEARL DISTRICT-

$1.1M

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2. 2165 NE HANCOCK ST Portland, OR 97212

-IRVINGTON-

$825,000

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3. 721 NE PRESCOTT ST Portland, OR 97211

-KING-

$609,950

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4. 7338 N FOWLER AVE Portland, OR 97217

-ARBOR LODGE-

$479,000

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5. 7503 SE MARTINS ST Portland, OR 97206

-MT. SCOTT/ARLETA-

$259,000

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