Archive | June, 2008

Portland Bans Cars on Alberta During Last Thursday

The City of Portland hasn't done this yet, but didn't it feel good to read that? Apparently, some people feel so strongly about it that they are actively parking these cars on the street to make it happen. Personally, I do think it is past time for this to happen. The sidewalks are just no […]

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July 4: Old Town Fourth of July Event | Beer Garden, Contests, Music

Watch a live stream of the Waterfront Park fireworks projected on big screens, and since you are so close, you'll hear them as well. Here is an Old Town/Chinatown Portland Fourth of July Party. Click here for more Portland Fourth of July Events From Summer/Art of Politics: Announcing the Official Art of Politics Poster Launch […]

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First Thursday, Core Gallery, Portland

July 3: First Thursday Portland | "Not for the Faint of Heart"

A message from Anna: Please join us this first thursday for a look into the Apocalypse… …As Portland Artists Troy John McCray and Tim Rickard base an art experiment on the seamingly inevitable idea of Global Warming. All I will say is that it involves Ice, Oil, Lasers, and Fog; and a really cool soundtrack!! […]

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July 4: Fourth of July Party in Portland | Take a Barfly Bus

Here is another July Fourth Portland activity. I highly suggest this one because the Barfly knows how to party and less people drinking and driving is always welcome. Click here for more Portland July 4th information From Jen Lane: BUS OF INDEPENDENCE! FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS BARFLY TOUR Friday, July 4th, 2008 6pm-12am $25 apiece […]

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Fourth of July , Portland Beavers

Portland Beavers July 4th Party | Post-Game Fireworks

Fireworks and all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs and COOKIES. Nice. Of course, you don't have to shell out $35 for the special. Click here for more Portland July 4th events From the Portland Beavers website: The Portland Beavers and Portland General Electric (PGE) are teaming up to celebrate the nation's independence on Friday, July 4, with […]

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Mount Tabor Park Concert - Bodacious (gumbo Americano) by PDX Pipeline, on Flickr

Concerts in the Park | Portland Summer Concert Series 2008 | Free

Update: 2010 July Concerts in the Park Schedule: Portland Summer Concert Series Related: Our Portland events list The Summer Concert Series begins in under two weeks at Sellwood and Mount Tabor Park. This is one of the best free activities Portland has to offer. The concerts are family-friendly and free. It is definitely advisable to […]

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July 4: What to do for Fourth of July in Portland, Oregon 2008 | Fireworks

Update: 2009 Portland July 4th Events & Parties Where to Watch Fireworks on July Fourth in Portland | Many Suggestions There are a lot of events in Portland this coming 4th of July including many places to watch fireworks. Here is a few of the activities. Please add to the list with your own knowledge. Click […]

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June 29: Watch the Euro Cup / Euro Final in Portland

2012 UPDATE: Check out our Portland Events Calendar for places to watch 2012 Euro Cup ——- There are several bars/venues to watch the game in Portland, but here are a couple that I have enjoyed: Beulahland, NE 28th Ave: I watched several of the last World Cup games here including the final in the picture; […]

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White Fang, Holocene, Portland, Oregon

June 29: Flash-Mob of Music & Art in the Park | Southeast Portland

Brooklyn Park 3400 SE Milwaukee Ave Portland, OR 97202 These are the current “Amenities” of Brooklyn Park listed by PortlandOnline: Includes basketball court, disabled access play area, disabled access restroom, horseshoe pit, paths — paved, picnic tables, playground, softball field, statue or public art, wading pool or water play feature, and WiFi. According to the […]

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Portland Blues Festival | Waterfront | How About a Blues Cruise?

During last year's Waterfront Blues Festival, I was walking across the Hawthorne Bridge when a rocking Portland Spirit sailed (floated?) underneath. While sitting up on the hill with 30,000 other people at this great festival is definitely a good time, perhaps grab an extra $20 or $30 and look into a little Blues Cruisin' as […]

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Last Thursday, Alberta St, Portland, OR

June 26: Pictures From Last Thursday on Alberta St

It is once again Last Thursday on Alberta Street. Unlike all the others so far this year, this one has good weather. These pictures are from last summer and give a good indication of what happens when there is good weather and a party. Click thumbs for larger sizes

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Spockettes Bike Bash Party, Portland, Oregon

June 28: Sprockettes Bicycle Bash | Bikes, Beer, Art, Dancing and Mayhem

From the Sprockettes: Announcing the Sprockette Bicycle Bash!!!!! JUNE 28th THIS SATURDAY!! 8PM (show starts at 9PM, please be on time!!!) at 606 SE MADISON, PORTLAND OREGON ALL AGES!!!!! (please no outside alcohol) 21+ Bar with I.D Tickets are 5$ available at the door, also at Brownpapertickets. com and During the day at the Multnomah […]

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June 26: Big Lebowski + Bikes | Pedalpalooza | Laurelhurst Park

The Dude abides…Laurelhurst Park 6:30 “You didn't think I was rolling out of here naked!” Wear your bathrobe. The Big Lebowski themed ride finishes at the AMF Pro 300 Bowling Alley on SE Powell where bike parking, cheap bowling, and specials on White Russians await!

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Sprokettes at Multnomah County Bike Fair, Portland, Oregon

June 28: Multnomah County Bike Fair | Bikes, Beer, Music, Mayhem

I took these pictures at last year's Multnomah County Bike Fair. I made this video from the bike jousting as well. There was easily a thousand people out there and I'm sure a sunny Saturday will bring as many this year. It is really one of those special Portland events that everyone should go to […]

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Peter Bagge, Hate Anual

June 28: Gallery Party | Floating World Comics and PNCA

From Jason at Floating World: FLOATING WORLD COMICS & PNCA PRESENTS: PETER BAGGE, J.R. WILLIAMS, MATS!? and DAVID CHELSEA Peter Bagge is coming to Portland to participate in PNCA's Graphic Novel Intensive, a nine-day study of comics writing and publishing.  Saturday June 28th, he will stop by the Someday Lounge at 5pm to discuss “Comics […]

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Portland Mural Show

June 28: Portland Mural Show Block Party & Live Painting | Free

A Message from Mr. Chris Haberman: Live painters, full block party and live music all day. Come join us for this spectacular community event of local art and music, complete with 37 live painters on the street, a painting performance by the renowned Tom Cramer and acoustic and electric performance by punk legends, M.D.C. (Millions […]

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Good in the Hood, Portland Oregon, 2008 picture

June 28, 29: Good in the Hood Festival | Parade and Concert Schedule

If you like R&B, Gospel, Afro, Reggae, and Jazz–you are in luck. This weekend brings the 'Good in the (Neighbor) Hood' multicultural music and food festival in North/NE Portland and it is all free. The Good in the Hood Community Parade is Saturday, June 28 at 11:00 am from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to […]

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June 30: Jace Gace Submissions for Overkill 2

I was at the Overkill show last year. There was easily more than a hundred people having a great time. There was even a freak once-a-year Portland thunderstorm. I would expect nothing less from Overkill 2 (electric boogaloo). I'm looking at you, weather-Gods. From Jace Gace: JÁCE GÁCE is excited to announce our 2nd annual […]

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June 23: Oregon Bus Project and Samunderneath | Music & Drinks

A message from Tyla at Sameunderneath: Come spend June 23rd on NW 23rd Discuss, converse, and chat on what's going on in our community, state and country. Come join and meet the Sameunderneath family and The Oregon Bus Project family over drinks, fashion and some great shopping deals. $1 of every purchase and $5 of […]

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Portland Sunday Parkways

June 22: Portland Sunday Parkways

It looks like they are shutting down auto travel in North Portland for a few hours. From Portland Online: The Portland Event Sunday Parkways comes to Portland on Sunday, June 22, 2008. Six miles of local streets in North Portland will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Intersections will be staffed […]

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Declaration of Independence in Portland | Rose Garden Arena

From the Art of Politics (website): Saturday, June 21, 2008 Art of Politics 2008 has been invited to give a sneak preview of some of the top 30 (winning Art of Politics) posters at the one-day Portland viewing of the Declaration of Independence (seriously, the real thing) at the Rose Garden Arena. Here is a […]

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Bike Jousting, Portland, Oregon, Colonel Summers Park

June 20: Pedalpalooza Mobile Dance Party | Bowie vs Prince

Pedalpalooza is wrapping up, buth there is still another weekend of partying tonight. From website: BOWIE VS. PRINCE MOBILE DANCE PARTY Col. Summers Park, SE 20th Ave and Belmont St 9:30pm Bicycle dance party on wheels. Loud stereo system and 80's dance music. Come dressed as your favorite 80's Pop star and we'll cruise and […]

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Greg Oden Jersey Radio Cab Portland, Oregon

Portland Trailblazers Draft Pick | Texas' D.J. Augustin?

Now, that Boston gave Kobe and crew their beat-down, it is time to look towards the draft. Since we have the 13th pick and Greg Oden doesn't have a little brother, the choice is not nearly as simple as last year. At Ball Don't Lie, Kelly Dwyer states the obvious to most Blazers fans. We […]

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Exclusive Weezer Footage | Radiohead Creep Cover | Portland

Weezer cover Radiohead's Creep, live in Portland from Dave Allen on Vimeo. **For some reason, we can't embed these Vimeo videos into the post, so just click the link/picture

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June 19: Portland Comic Book Release + Music | Worksound | Free

A message from Modou: Our spanish friend Raquel has made a comic book about her experiences living in Portland for the last three months. It is screen printed and beautiful. This is a release party for the book, as well as a celebration of Justin Maur's (of the clorox girls) new combo the SUSPECT PART's […]

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July 19: Unlimited Bowling + Music for $10 | Powell Lanes

A message from Atom 13: tonight is the night! rappin' and bowlin' and deejayn' OHMY at 3031 S.E. Powell, AMF Bowling Center. All ages(bar w/I.D.). Unlimited bowling. Dj's at 9. M.C.'s at 10. More Dj's at 11. Raffle. Ten dollars………………………………. The show is over at 12 so don't be late. [youtube=] There is a promotional […]

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June 18: Ignite After-Party | Win a 3G iPhone | Imbibe

Heather reminded me that there is an after-party tonight for the Ignite Portland event tonight. And, at this party, you can win one of the new 3G iPhones.Here is a message from their “Upcoming” event: Join Strands and Polymer Studios ( for the Ignite Portland after party on June 18th at Imbibe. Strands is also […]

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Break Neck Betties, Rose City Rollers, Portland, Oregon

June 19: Dinner & Beer with Break Neck Betties | Rose City Rollers

A Message from Domesticated Violence: Ladies & Gents! Come hang out with the Betties & win some prizes! Your $10 ticket will get you dinner & beer prepared and served by the Break Neck Betties! Your ticket will also enter you into the raffle to win some great prizes! Buy your ticket today from Kay's […]

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Summer Love: Lying Out and Burning Up | Backfence PDX | June 19

I discovered Melissa Lion's blog (Recovering Californian) earlier this year. It is now in the list of blogs I loyally read. She writes great stories about the life of a formerly evil, SUV-driving Californian who finds redemption, and with enough biking-salvation-in the City of Roses. Like every sinful Californian*, the shock might be killing her. […]

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June 19: Art Spark at Living Room Theaters | Musician's Union Local 99

From Art Sparx: Art Spark is a swinging good time. Every third Thursday, we gather at Living Room Theaters' Lounge to meet, discuss, blather, applaud & plot the growth of the arts in Portland. Join us this Thursday, June 19th for the next Art Spark with host Musician's Union Local 99! Here's what we promise: […]

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June 21: Free Lecture at the Library with Molly Gloss!

Join us at the library for a Writer's Talking event with Molly Gloss! Saturday, June 21, 1—2:30 p.m. Central Library, U.S. Bank Room Molly Gloss is a fourth-generation Oregonian and award-winning novelist. Her novel The Jump-Off Creek was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for American Fiction, and a winner of both the Pacific Northwest […]

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Bagdad Theater

June 18: How to buy a car for under $1,000 | Ignite Portland 3

Cheap Car-buying knowledge and other topics will be presented at Ignite Portland 3. If you someone have not seen the large amount of coverage, Ignite Portland 3 is takes place Wednesday at Bagdad Theater. What is Ignite Portland? If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 […]

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June 28: Summer Scrabble Spectacular at the Library!

Get a taste of competitive Scrabble at the library! Participants will play one three-game Round Robin and a final King of the Hill. There will be treats and prizes and, if you win, bragging rights. Made possible by The Library Foundation. Registration is required so feel free to register online, in the library or by […]

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