The 2011 Bastille Day Block Party at North Portland’s Pix Patisserie is this Saturday! Last year, Pix began moving back their Bastille Celebration one week and now it does not coincide with the Mississippi Street Fair and the Pearl Bastille Day celebration. Win-win for Portland – another week with a top-notch Saturday street party.
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From the website:
Portland Bastille Day Block Party
July 16, 2011 | 3pm – Midnight
A benefit for OREGON FOOD BANK!
Pix Patisserie | North Portland | www.pixpatisserie.com
N. Failing St (b/w N. Williams Ave. & N. Vancouver Ave.)
Please Bring 2 or more non-perishable food items!
To celebrate the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 which spurred the French Revolution (and to have a little fun at the same time) Pix is holding a day/night long block party in front of its North Williams location. Come for live music, a wine drinking 5K, Champagne sabering demo, grape stomping and more.
In addition to the fun and games we are supporting the Oregon Food Bank. This is a FREE community event but in exchange we ask that each attendee bring 2 or more non perishable food items.
For each item donated guests will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 100 gift certificates to local Portland businesses. The more items you bring the more chances you have to win and the more mouths we can feed.
Just in case you get hungry or thirsty at the party, don’t worry! In addition to our daily offerings of tasty French pastries, partake in the Champagne & Oyster Bar, Lompoc beer garden and other tasty treats!
Without further adieu, I introduce to you the 2010 Pix Bastille Day Celebration Block Party! (throw confetti now)
Portland Bastille Day Schedule of Events:
3:00 Live Music: Sam Humans and the Light
Mini MÃƒÂ©doc Marathon Fun Run
The MÃƒÂ©doc Marathon is a 26.2 mile race that winds through over 50 chateaux in the famous wine region of Bordeaux. You may drink water if you like, but there are also 22 ¬Å“degustation¬Â sites where you are encouraged to partake in local wine tastings of Grand Cru vineyards. Pix is holding a Mini MÃƒÂ©doc Marathon! During this 5K course through N/NE Portland runners will have the opportunity to sample some delicious wines. Unlike the MÃƒÂ©doc Marathon, we are unable to give the winner their weight in wine at the finish. However, prizes will be marked on the bottom of random glasses at the tasting sights. And like the MÃƒÂ©doc marathon dressing in costume is a must! Best costume wins $100 Pix Gift Certificate.
Entry Fee: 5 or more nonperishable food items. Runners must be 21+. E-mail name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
TOUR DE PORTLAND BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNTThis scavenger hunt starts at the SE Division Street Pix and ends at the North Williams Pix. Teams may consist of 1-3 people. First team to bring the 30 items on the list to Pix North via bicycle wins a $100 Pix Gift Certificate!Entry Fee: 10 or more nonperishable food items per team. Contestants must wear helmets. Email email@example.com to register with team name, team members and a contact phone number.
3:45 MAYOR OF HOOPERVILLE HULA HOOP EXTRAVAGANZA featuring the Rainbow Maker!
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4:30 LIVE MUSIC: Angry Orts
5:15 LEARN TO SABER!At Pix we love a nice glass of bubbly. In fact, our North location has over 50 grower/producer Champagnes on offer. What’s more fun than drinking a bottle of bubbly? How about opening it by slicing the top off with a knife! A sure fire way to impress your friends – just don’t hit them in the face with the cork! Safety first as we show you the secrets of sabering.
5:30 LIVE MUSIC: Pigeons
6:15 GRAPE STOMPBack in the day wineries crushed grapes by stomping on them with bare feet. This custom is still practiced today in parts of Portugal in the making of Port. Test your stomping skills! Six teams of three will compete to see who can stomp the most juice out of 10#’s of grapes in one minute. Winning team receives three $20 Pix Gift Certificates and all the grape juice they can make! Entry Fee: 3 or more nonperishable food items per team. Limited to the first six teams to sign up at the party.
6:30 LIVE MUSIC: Cloudy October
7:30 LIVE MUSIC: Guidance Counselor
8:30 LIVE MUSIC: Cool Nutz and DJ Fatboy
9:30 LIVE MUSIC: Deelay Ceelay
10:30 DANCE PARTY with DJ Erik Beats