Blog: This Week in Portland September 1,
Hello, Portlanders. Happy Labor Day weekend! There
are several great events in Portland and surrounding areas
this week. Art in the Pearl, the Oregon State Fair, the
Dahlia Festival, and more. And, the weather promises to be
nice for late summer celebrations at the Oregon Coast and Mt
Art in the Pearl
Art in the Pearl returns for another year! All Labor Day weekend in
Portland's Pearl District North Park Blocks. Enjoy fine arts
by many talented artists.
one hundred artists showing and selling their work
A World Music Stage
with a variety of music and theater
An Education Pavillion
featuring hands-on art activities for children and adults
Delicious food to
Day Weekend in Portland's Pearl District
10am-6pm Saturday and
Sunday (Sept 1,2)
10am-5pm on Monday (Sept 3)
The Northwest Park blocks
of Portland, Oregon, between W Burnside and NW Glisan at NW 8th Avenue.
available at the following City Center lots NW Broadway and Couch, NW
Park and Gleason, NW 9th and Davis and NW 9th and Couch.
September marks the exciting tenth anniversary of PICA's Time-Based Art
Festival, and the first curated by Artistic Director Angela Mattox.
Happening September 6–16, 2012, TBA is a convergence of
contemporary performance and visual art in Portland, Oregon. The
Festival presents dozens of emerging talents and legacy artists from
around the world, and particularly champions those individuals who
challenge traditional forms and work across mediums.
TBA activates the
city landscape with projects that bring artists and audiences into
close proximity. Itinerant programs fill warehouses, theaters, and city
streets with exhibits and performances, while a full schedule of
workshops, talks, and late-night socializing offers outlets for the
crowds to cross and mingle.
PICA's annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) draws artists from across
the country and around the globe for a convergence of contemporary
performance and visual art in Portland, Oregon.
Celebrating its tenth
year, the TBA Festival will be presented September 6-16, 2012, with
visual art exhibits running through October. TBA activates the entire
community with art and ideas. Please stay tuned for an announcement of
this year's artists and projects.
Individual TBA performance tickets are now on sale online.
Island Dahlia Festival - Celebrating 86 Years
The amazing dahlia festival is also running through Labor Day
25th, 26th, 27th & September 1st,
2nd, & 3rd
Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (both weekends)
Indoor Display Hours 10 am to 6 pm, Field Hours 8am to 6pm
FREE ADMISSION ** FREE PARKING **
**HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE ** RAINBOW OF COLOR
must see for the dahlia lover, or if you just love flowers. View over
400 floral arrangements of dahlias in our two indoor display rooms.
These displays vary in size from teacup to floor to ceiling
extravaganzas!! This is the largest display put on by one grower
anywhere in the United States! Floral arranging demonstrations and talk
on dahlia culture, take place daily during the festival. Questions are
answered from guests in the audience during this demonstration as they
fashion colorful dahlias into elegant table arrangements or wedding
baskets. Live dahlia tuber dividing demonstration 12noon to 5pm each
day during the festival. You can also take a stroll through and view
over 40 acres of dahlias in full bloom during the show. Be sure to take
some cut flowers home with you to extend your visit and remember the
beauty. Dogs are allowed on the premises on a leash, however they are
not allowed in the indoor display rooms.
booths & refreshments will be located at the farm during this
make it to the show? Then just come visit the gorgeous fields that are
also open AUGUST 1ST through SEPTEMBER, 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 8 am
to 6 pm. Lots of free parking and picnic tables for those who
wish to enjoy a lunch among the blooms.
cordially invite the public to come and enjoy the view!! See you soon!!
cut dahlias are available daily at our farm, July through frost.
Special orders are available upon pre-order request. To order cut
flowers please call (503) 266-7711.
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Portland Photo of the Week
Portland Photo of the
Week is by Fasai.
In honor of Labor Day and the fact that many Portlanders will
head out to the coast for a long weekend, here is a lovely Oregon
sunset, snapped by Fasai at Lincoln City. Have a
great weekend out there!
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!
Lincoln City -
Oregon Coast Sunset
Photo by Fasai on PortlandNeighborhood.com