This is one of those great Portland weekends that makes the “Keep Portland Weird” ring true with two major KPW events, BaconFest and Soapbox Derby happening tomorrow. They aren’t the only KPW events this weekend though, and there are some Keep Oregon Weird ones as well. Here we go¬Â¦
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2011 Portland Soap Box Derby @ Mt Tabor Park
The 2011 Portland Adult Soap Box Derby is this Saturday at Mount Tabor Park. It is a huge event that everyone should check out at least once. Just like last year, there is also an after-party at Tonic Lounge where prizes will be rewarded.
- Portland Soapbox derby pictures, spectator map, and racers info here
- Soapbox Derby Crash videos here
2011 Portland BaconFest @ East Burn
The 3rd annual BaconFest is back again with over 900 pounds of food. Last year, over 2,000 people attended and Saturday's weather prediction of 80 and sunny should mean at least another 2,000 this year.
East Burn Special: $20 Brunch for only $10!
PDX Pipeline now offers a new discount website for businesses, bars, restaurants and of course, EVENTS in Portland, Deals of Portland!
Our first deal comes from East Burn who recently began offering brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get $20 of brunch food and drink for only $10!
There are only 100 available, so buy quickly before they run out!
Details: The coupon is valid for any Saturday or Sunday during brunch hours, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
-The coupon is valid for 6 months from 8/20/2011 to 2/20/2012
-This coupon cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts.
-Limit 1 per customer, 2 per table.
-Please tip your servers on the total value of meal.
Portland’s Rose City Rollers Are Back – August Takedown
They’ve been gone for a couple months healing from last season, but now the RCR is back for three days of the Rose City Rollers August Takedown, beginning tonight and ending Sunday, August 14.
Keep Canby Weird: The First Annual Pineapple Classic Race & Obstacle Course
The inaugural Pineapple Classic 5k Obstacle Course Race is in 2 days and we want you to be a part of it! Can you think of a better way to spend a sunny Oregon summer morning than at the Pineapple Classic? A morning outside munching on cinnamon rolls as you wait to pick up your packet, climbing and laughing over obstacles and sharing a beer with your teammates at the luau? We think not!
Keep North Plains Weird: 14th Annual Elephant Garlic Festival
This is an annual civic event to celebrate ¬Å“Elephant Garlic¬Â. Come and join in all the festivities. Free Admission.
Keep Tualatin Weird: Annual Crawfish Festival | Parade, Music, Possible RIOTS?
TUALATIN CRAWFISH FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY | PARADE, MUSIC, FREE FRIDAY¬Â¦POSSIBLE RIOTS?
Nearly 12,000 people attend this annual celebration of the mighty crawfish in Tualatin, a suburb just outside Portland. Boasting music, crawfish boils and a parade, the Tualatin Crawfish Festival has been around since the 1950s and was nearly shut down forever in 1977 when a riot broke out there. Here's hoping there are no such shenanigans this year!
KPW: Jackie Chan Fights, Sings, Directs, & More on Hotel Deluxe Rooftop + Win Tickets
Jackie Chan is a multi-talented individual. He's so talented, in fact, that in 1985 he wrote, directed, starred and sang the title track to the fine film, ¬ËœPolice Story', which went on to spawn four sequels. Bring your kung-fu to the roof of Hotel Deluxe Thursday, August 18 for a PDX Pipeline-sponsored screening of this classic film!
More info and win tickets here: Top Down: Rooftop Cinema presents ¬ËœPolice Story' @ Hotel Deluxe Roof
KPW: MST3K-Style Screening of Breakfast Club @ Cinema 21
Master Pancake Theater's beer-soaked shows feature raucous film commentary (in the style of MST3K) that Entertainment Weekly calls ¬Å“a glorious pairing of turkey movies with live comedy.¬Â They've been selling out Austin's legendary Alamo Drafthouse for years with mockings of favorites like JURASSIC PARK, TWILIGHT and THE MATRIX. Now they're headed to Portland for the first time with a skewering of 1985¬Â²s classic angstfest THE BREAKFAST CLUB!
KPW: Princess Bride Trivia @ East Burn | Free From Shanrocks
Who doesn't love The Princess Bride? Proceed with caution though, as many perils await, including foes who pretend to be left-brained and then switch to the right brain at the last minute to throw you off! Don't miss this quiz - you think this happens every day?
KPW: Portland Cello Project @ The Old Church + Win Tickets
Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.
More info + win tickets here: Portland Cello Project @ The Old Church
Many More Portland Weekend Events
There are many more great Portland events this wekend including Alberta Street Fair, Arts Fest in the Forest, Gorge International Film Festival, and lots more here–> 80+ Portland Weekend Events, Parties, FREE Tickets ($600+)
Have a great weekend!
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