Blog: This Week in Portland August 18,
Portlanders. Welcome to
another edition of our all-local Portland
While you may not be
happy about the stifling hot temperatures, just remember that
summertime in Portland goes by quick, so get outside and enjoy it while
it lasts. This weekend we have another popular Portland
street fair in Multnomah Village: Multnomah Days!
This year the Multnomah Days
Parade and Street Fair is Saturday, August 18th.
Pancake Breakfast held at Key
Bank from 8:00am to 11am. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for kids
twelve and under. All proceeds go to the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for
children and adults with disabilities.
‘biggest little’ parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m.
with musicians, street performers, cars, pets and more. Timber Joey,
the Portland Timbers’ mascot, will serve as Grand Marshal.
Donation to Neighborhood House requested of participants.
Zone located at the Multnomah
Art Center, will be open from 9am to 4pm. PDX Kids Calendar
will be hosting a fun and interactive booth for kids and families -
including all kinds of free activities! Come and make snake shadow and
spider finger puppets with Tears of Joy Theatre, a mask with NW Nannies
or get your picture taken under the PDX Kids Calendar umbrella! First
250 visitors will also receive a reusable shopping bag filled with
information from local businesses! This year, the Zone includes a mini
barnyard petting zoo!
Music on the Main Stage
begins immediately after the parade with The Beat Goes On Marching
Band. Music will continue throughout the day with great
covers from The Magnets playing from noon to 1:30, and featuring The
Renegade String Band, playing blue grass from 2:00pm-4:15pm.
D’ Vine Wine (& Beer) Garden
on Moss Street will be open from noon-10pm, with live music playing
from 6pm -10pm.
Days Arts and Crafts Sale
features functional and artistic works at great prices. All artwork is
created by MAC instructors & students. The proceeds from this
sale go to participating local artists and help fund program
improvements at Multnomah Arts Center.
• Visit the Energy Fair
learn how to go green at your home or business. Presented by Umpqua
Bank, Clean Energy Works of Oregon, Wise Energy Co and Live Light
Historical Association is hosting a free picnic
for the community on Sunday August 19, from 11am-2 pm at Gabriel Park
picnic sites D & E. For more information go to
www.multnomahhistorical.com or call 503-893-5549
• The fun and
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital Blood Bank Program,
at the Lucky Lab Public House following the parade until 2pm. A $10
donation is suggested.
ParaNorman Movie Release
by Portland's LAIKA
If you would like to
spend some time indoors this weekend, then why not catch
studios newest stop-motion movei, ParaNorman?
showtimes near you.
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Portland Photo of the Week
Portland Photo of the
Week is by Fasai.
Fasai snapped this great photo of one of Portland's many
proving that Portland is indeed a town for artists. Fasai
inspired me to go find some other Portland mural photos and share them
in the blog this week. There are literally murals on
buildings all over Portland, so if you happen to take a photo, upload
it so we can share it!
Photo of the Week winner gets a
$20 gift certificate to a local Portland business of our choosing. This
week our winner is treated to
Powells Books, the largest indie
bookstore in the world!