Archive | August, 2008

Worksound PDX

August 30: Worksound PDX | Volume: Survey of Portland Art Scene

There is a ridiculous amount of interesting things to do in Portland this weekend (again) if you are staying in town.Message from Modou at Worksound about their Last Saturday show: Volume: a survey of how Portland 's art scene addresses, redirects, abuses and redefines space (urban, institutional, outdoor, etc.)… as the city itself undergoes a […]

Voodoo Doughnut, Portland, Oregon

August 30: Voodoo Doughnut Too Party | Frittering the Summer Away

A message from Voodoo Doughnut: This Saturday, August 30th, at Voodoo Doughnut, Too! From 2 to 9pm. Last Fritter of the summer show starring Girl Trouble, and the Oblivion Seekers and other fabulous bands. Cat Daddy and Chuck from Voodoo Too with be having a pull pork showdown with Cat Daddys Memphis Style pulled pork […]

August 30: Portland Pie-Off | Washington Park Picnic Shelter

I received this message from LeLo in Nopo the other day. It looks like it will be a tasty-great time, and I do have a “High on Pie” kind of attitude most of the time. You have two days left, so start baking. If you can't bake, but want to try the pies out, LeAnn/Lelo […]

August 30: Juice Jam 2008 | PSU Breakin Club | Park Blocks

Juice Jam is a great free hip-hop event this weekend featuring all four elements (needed for a complete hip-hop diet). Read this Willamette Week article about last year's event and watch some videos here. This year's info: an all day hip hop park jam featuring ALL 4 ELEMENTS… -live DJs -MC performances -live paintings on […]

Destination DIY - Urban Farming

August 28: Destination DIY Listening Party | Urban Farming

Just got a message from Julie Sabatier that this will be the last Destination DIY listening part for a while. If you wanted to become a backyard chicken farmer* (who wouldn't?), tonight is your night…Info: Destination DIY: Urban Farming New episode available August 28 at and via the OPB podcast Listening Party August 28, […]

Poster Show at Goodfoot Lounge, 2845 Se Stark St, Portland, OR, 97214

August 28: Huge Goodfoot Lounge Art Show | I am, therefore I think

What happens when 60 artists come together for an art show? Usually, a very big party. I would expect that will happen this evening especially as Alberta darkens at 9PM or so. Info from Jason Brown: “I am, therefore I think2” at the goodfoot. It's part illustrative memoir, part social commentary. The work displays imagery […]

Portland Riverfest 2008

August 30: Portland Riverfest 2008 Parade of Species | Waterfront Park

Just a reminder that Riverfest is happening this weekend (and now). This is the first Riverfest in Portland (Oregon, that is), and I am not sure what to expect. The Parade of Species is Saturday, and there is still time to register for that as well as many other activities. Info from the website: Event […]

The Golden Greats playing in front of Rob Weston's recording studio, The Porch

August 28: Last Thursday on Alberta | The Porch

If you are out on Alberta this evening, perhaps you might want to swing by the Porch and see this show:Info from Emily: Great Magnet Recording Concerns presents The Porch on Thursday August 28th, 2008 during Alberta Streets Last Thursday Art Walk. Voted the Best of Portland by the Willamette Week in 2007, ThePorch is […]

Portland Happy Hour Gadget-widget

Portland Happy Hours on Your Google Homepage

I had breakfast with Bryan of UrbanDrinks yesterday and he showed me something that might change your life. For those of you who use an iGoogle homepage (and the rest of you who will–you can only resist them so long), UrbanDrinks has created a Portland happy-hour Google “gadget”. Go here to get the widget (I […]


August 21-24: Portland Zine Symposium | Reading Frenzy, PSU

Just a reminder, if you had forgotten or were not aware that the Portland (pre-)Zine Syposium kicks off this evening and runs through Sunday. Tonight is at the IPRC and Saturday/Sunday at PSU Info: Join us for Pre-Zine Symposium Fun at the IPRC on Friday August 22st. The IPRC is hosting an open house starting […]

MusicFest NW

Free MusicFest NW Wristbands From | "Portland Centric"

Nice, Free Musicfest NW passes: Luckily, I was able to meet up with Heather of this week. Lucky for you that is because Strands is giving away MusicFest NW wristbands–those are like $50…all because we/they love you. Strands is a unique Oregon start-up that is working to help make a better experience for Portlanders. […]

Geek Fair-2

August 23: Geek Fair Street Party This Weekend | Free Geek

Geek Fair is this Saturday. It is a rather fun and interesting event and definitely a good cause. Here are some pics I took at last year 's the festivities. You only have a few more days, so get to work quickly on your computer stilt contraptions. Click here for more free Portland Events in […]

voodoo doughnut event

August 21: Bike-in Movie/Theater at Voodoo Doughnut 2

Got this message from Ryan the other day. Sounds like a nice event for the biking community. Info: Just wanted to let you know about the bike-in theater show we're hosting at Voodoo Doughnuts on August 21st.  Just after sunset, we'll be showing Pink Floyd's The Wall in the parking lot of the new Voodoo […]

August 16: Macforce Party-Time| Free BBQ and Ice Cream

My MacBook is totally over-heating right now. It's driving me crazy, and yeah I need to get down there. Prefect opportunity here…Last year they gave away an Iphone, but they have BBQ and ice cream this year. Still, on the day that is the greatest event day in Portland events. Click here for more Portland […]

August 16: Grindhouse Film Festival | Hollywood Theatre | Rolling Thunder

Well, if you haven't found anything to do this Saturday in Portland (it's not possible), then how about the Grindhouse Film Festival. Click here for more Portland Events in August Info: On Saturday August 16th only at 7:45 at the Hollywood Theatre, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents the legendary revenge film ROLLING THUNDER! ROLLING THUNDER […]


August 14-17: Supertrash Film Festival | Bagdad Theater

Jason continues his Supertrash action Thursday through Sunday. This coincides nicely with the Hawthorne Street Fair by the way, especially those free matinees, coffee and wine. Click here for more SouthEast Portland Events in August Info from Jason: NIGHT FIX & FLOATING WORLD COMICS PRESENT: SUPERTRASH AUG 08 FILM FESTIVAL SUPERTRASH re-arrives…! On its way […]


August 16: Hawthorne Street Fair 2008 | Too Much Going On!

Update: Portland's Hawthorne Street Fair is THIS Sunday: August 16, 2009 I believe this is the 15th Annual Hawthorne Street Fair. It's a fun time, and not that far from the Music Millennium Party or the Soap Box Derby Event. Wow, just too much going on Saturday. From the horribly un-updated website that looks like it […]

Music Millinnium, Portland

August 16: Music Millennium Party | Free Food, Beer, and Music

Music Millennium is having a party…a sweet, sweet, party. Here is the info: DON'T MISS OUR 16th ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BBQ! When? Saturday, August 16th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Where? the parking lot at our 32nd & E Burnside store FREE! EAT! Zenner's Brats, Kettle Chips, Vitaminwater, Widmer beer, as well as veggie […]

Backfence PPDX logo

August 13: Back Fence PDX 2 | Matt Davis Kills Somebody This Time

Backfence PDX 2, Electric Boogaloo takes place Wednesday. I don't think Matt has any nukes, so you should be safe checking out this great event. Here is a message from Melissa of the BackfencePDX babes: Back Fence PDX is a Portland's preeminent storytelling series. This month's theme is True Colors. Our storytellers include Matt Davis, […]

August 12: Portland Cello Project | Music Millennium | Free

Another great free show at Music Millennium this Tuesday: PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT Tuesday, 8/12 7:00 PM Music Millennium – East 3158 E Burnside (32nd & Burnside) 503-231-8926 Independently, the intimidating 8-16 cello ensemble, The Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has had a meteoric rise in the vibrant Portland music […]

August 7: First Thursday| Everett Station Lofts Rooftop Extravaganza!

For my Portland First Thursday money, Everett Street/Station Lofts usually has the best action. And this one…comes with a bonus. From Sequential Art Gallery (pic from their First Thursday Show): Everett Station Lofts Annual Rooftop Extravaganza! [Enter on Broadway between Sequential Art and Ogle] It is once again that time of year where Everett Station […]

Rooftop Movies in Portland, Hotel deLuxe

August 7: Rooftop Films at Hotel deLuxe | Flight of the Navigator

Another good movie event at Hotel deLuxe. I remember enjoying this film many years ago, but did not realize it had Sarah Jessica Parker and the voice of Pee-Wee. That was the makings of an instant classic. Info from Northwest Film: FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR US 1986 DIRECTOR: RANDAL KLEISER THU AUG 07 8:00 PM […]

Plan B Bar, Soap Box Derby After Party, Portland, Oregon, 97214

August 16: Portland Adult Soapbox Derby | Mt Tabor Park

Update: Sneak Peak: 2009 Portland Adult Soap Box Derby @ Mount Tabor The Soapbox Derby website is apparently down, so here is the official information: Saturday August 16, 2008 from 10:00am – 4:00pm Mt. Tabor Park SE 60 & Salmon Portland, Oregon 97215 Click here for more Portland Park Events in August

The Exiles Film

August 4: Monday Movies at Mississippi Station | Free

Message from Monday Movies: If you haven't heard, Kent Mackenzie's film, The Exiles (1961) has been receiving rave reviews since it opened at NYC's Film Forum on July 11. Lost for over 40 years and recently restored, this film is an amazing look at a day in the life of a group of twenty-something Native […]