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Portland in the News: Water Slide Commute; Edibles Set for Sale on June 2; & Tiny Lighthouses | May 5, 2016

Portland in the News: Water Slide Commute; Edibles Set for Sale on June 2; & Tiny Lighthouses | May 5, 2016

Mark your calendars, recreational edible, oils and topicals are set to go on sale in less than a month, on June 2. A new study has found that commute time between Portland and Vancouver over the Columbia River has increased 300% since 2011. Thankfully, gubernatorial candidate Dave Stauffer finally has a solid plan to solve […]

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BeerQuest PDX

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour – Portland Beer Tasting – Ghosts stories – Kidnapping, Brothels & Drug Dens | Brewery Tour

BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s spookiest bars for beer tastings and ghost stories. Hear true tales of unexplained paranormal activity. And meet Portland’s most famous ghosts including a prostitute, drug dealer and firemen.

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Bae Cliche's Mixed Bag

Win Tickets ($24): Bae Cliche Variety Show: The Prince Edition @ Funhouse Lounge | Celebrate the Life & Works of a Musical Genius, Free Nacho Bar, Drink Specials

May 13 @ Funhouse Lounge – The Northwest’s premier POC Variety show featuring Stand Up Comedy, Music, Burlesque and much more!Featuring acts from Portland and Seattle! Late Night Happy Hour featuring a free nacho bar and drink specials.

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Game of Songs

Game of Songs Opens This Week @ Funhouse Lounge! | Musical Parody of Your Favorite Sword ‘n’ Sorcery Epic

May 5-June 4 @ Funhouse Lounge – The Funhouse Improvisers portray the characters you know and love in all new, made-up-on-the-spot parody episodes of your favorite HBO sword ‘n’ sorcery epic. Based on audience suggestions, every night is different and hilarious. AND they do it as a musical, complete with a live accompanist. You might […]

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2013 Northwest String Summit

2016 Northwest String Summit Outdoor Music Festival @ Horning’s Hideout | String Band Competition, Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon & More!

July 14-17 @ Horning’s Hideout – The 15th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) returns to Horning’s Hideout (North Plains, OR) with the finest acoustic pickers and standout electric bands from July 14- 17, 2016. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning’s Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the […]

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Nathan Temby & Jeff Vance

May 6 & 7 @ Barrel Room – Dueling pianos is a great group party concept if (and only if) you get the right players in the correct venue. Mission Accomplished. Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a […]

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The Doubleclicks Variety Show @ Kickstand Comedy Theater | w/ Zac Toscani, Lucia Fasano, New Songs, Jokes, Sketch, Music, Guests & More!

May 9 @ Kickstand Comedy Theater – The Doubleclicks are trying a new thing this year. Every month we’ll be putting on a new show, but not just the same old Doubleclicks concert you’re used to. The Doubleclicks Show is part sketch, part stand-up, and part musical. It’s like if the Doubleclicks hosted SNL once […]

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Women in Trades Career Fair

2016 Women in Trades Career Fair @ NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center | Women & Girls Have Opportunity to Explore a Future Career in Trades

May 14 @ NECA_IBEW Electrical Training Center – The largest non-traditional career fair of its kind, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. produces the interactive Women in Trades Career Fair to increase the overall number of women working in the trades and to help fill the imminent gap in the labor force that will be created with record-levels […]

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Win Tickets ($36): Portland Story Theater Presents Urban Tellers @ Alberta Abbey | Funny & True Stories, Personal Narratives

May 14 @ Alberta Abbey – Author Deborah L. Parker had it right when she said, “Sometimes we have to inspire and encourage ourselves, through our personal narrative. And we start with what we know.” The stories that people tell at Urban Tellers® are personal narratives shaped by the truth and perspective of the present […]

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CKC Portland

2016 Portland Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention (CKC) @ Oregon Convention Center | Be the First to see Industry Trends, Vendors, Workshops & More!

June 3 & 4 @ Oregon Convention Center – The ever-popular Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention (CKC) is coming back to Portland, OR in 2016 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, June 3-4, 2016. This event is a weekend full of creativity and fun that includes education, shopping, and crafting.

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The Late Now - Bill & Kant's Excellent Adventure

Win Tickets ($108): The Late Now – Bill & Kant’s Excellent Adventure @ Tony Starlight Showroom | Comedy, Mischief, Guests, Musics, Interviews & More!

Now in its fifth season, The Late Now is the thinking mammal’s whipsmart latenite show, now a web series shot before a live audience. It’s full of Dada spirit, hosted with electric wit and good cheer by Leo Daedalus, Portland performer, producer, writer, singer, comedian. The show is packed with engaging INTERVIEWS, irreverent COMEDY & […]

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Derby @ North 45

2016 Portland Kentucky Derby Party @ North 45 | Big Hats, Dresses, Music by Dixie Band Brass Roots Movement, Food & Drink Specials

Ladies and Gents, North 45’s 10th Annual Kentucky Derby party is Saturday, May 7th! Wear your big hats, sundresses, and seersucker for an afternoon of Southern fanciness and tradition! Join this patio celebration of the 142nd annual Kentucky Derby starting at 12:00pm.

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UFO Fest

2016 McMenamin’s UFO Festival @ Hotel Oregon | Phoenix Lights, Speakers, Costume Parade & More!

May 12-15 @ Hotel Oregon – The 17th Annual UFO Festival will examine this incredible and recent mass sighting from the viewpoints of eyewitnesses, a Phoenix city official, Navajo Federal Rangers and seasoned UFO investigators.

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Mother's Day Cruise Portland Spirit

See Portland & The Gorge w/ Portland Spirit’s 2016 Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises | Three-Course Dinner or Brunch, Breathtaking Views, River Cruise

May 8 @ Portland Spirit – The Portland Spirit offers a number of options to help celebrate Mother’s Day. Give your Mom a much-needed reprieve from the chore of cooking at home to instead spend quality time with her family and friends aboard the Portland Spirit or Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. Spend your afternoon on our […]

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Win Tickets ($50): Live Wire w/ Luke Burbank @ Portland’s Mississippi Studios | Featuring Football Star Joey Harrington, Author Peggy Orenstein & more!

Join Live Wire at Mississippi Studios for the “How on Earth?” show this Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm. The show will feature local football hero Joey Harrington, author of Girls and Sex, Peggy Orenstein, columnist D. Watkins, and musical guest Walter Martin.

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Alpacas @ Expo

Portland 2016 CABA Classic Alpaca Show @ Portland Expo Center | FREE, Featuring 500 Alpacas, 200 Ranchers, Vendors, Clothing & more!

May 7 & 8 @ Portland Expo – The CABA Classic Alpaca Show has Free Entry for the public! Come and meet hundreds of alpacas, watch the halter show, speak with breeders, cruise all the vendors booths with everything from farm supplies to gorgeous alpaca garments. See 500 alpacas, 200 alpaca ranchers and farmers and […]

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James Brown @ Goodfoot

Win Tickets ($20): The Goodfoot All-Stars 9th Annual Tribute to James Brown | Portland’s BEST Funk & Soul!

May 7 @ The Goodfoot – Join us for our 9th annual James Brown Birthday Tribute, featuring the Goodfoot All-Stars!!! We got funk and soul for miles up here when these guys hit the stage and sweat you through the JB catalogue. Godfather approved good times await when you step across the tracks and party […]

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Quilt Show @ Portland Expo

NW Quilter’s 42nd Annual Show @ Portland Expo | Featuring 300+ Vendors

May 6 & 7 @ Portland Expo – The Northwest Quilters 42nd Annual Quilt Show – A Festival of Quilts – is coming up on May 6 and 7 at the Expo in Hall C. See gorgeous works on display by some of the best quilters in the Northwest. More than 300 vendors will be […]

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Africa Dinner

Harambee Centre Presents 2016 African Dinner Benefit @ Portland State University | Raffle, Music, Dance & More!

May 11 @ Portland State Univeristy – In 2016, we celebrate 15 years of our Mission in the USA and parts of Africa. Please join us at our Annual African Dinner Benefit to celebrate our work, honor your support, and benefit those we partner with in Africa. You do not want to miss this event!

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Camas Plant & Garden Fair

Portland Mother’s Day Weekend 2016 Camas Plant & Garden Fair | Gift Ideas for Mom, High Quality Plants, Trees, Starts & More!

May 7 =- The day before Mother’s Day, the 19th annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair will return with all of its color and selection to the charming streets of Downtown Camas. Customers will find a wide array of plants, trees, garden art, planters, garden furniture, birdhouses, iron works, a

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