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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($650+): CannaGrow Expo, Anime, Viva Tequila PDX, WinCo Foods Portland Open & More! | August 27-30, 2015

Hello Portland! Summer’s winding down, but it’s not over yet! Enjoy your last weekend before Labor Day with tasty brews and music at WinCo Foods Portland Open. OMSI is hosting their last Anime Film Festival of 2015, and Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion is at Oregon Zoo. Stop by Bar Vivant for Flamenco Fridays and Portland’s CannaGrow Expo starts Friday. Treat your tastebuds at Viva Tequila PDX Festival and find home crafted goods at Urban Air Market!

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Win Tickets ($78): Tour de Lab – A Multi Pub Bicycle Tour | 19 or 41 Miles, Benefit for Dove Lewis, Portland 2015 Labor Day Weekend

September 6 @ Lucky Labrador Brewing Company – Get ready to ride your bike with thousands of other doggerrific people for a whimsical day in support of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. Are you feeling playful like a puppy or strong like a bulldog? Choose your course of either 19 flat miles on the Puppy Dog Course (visits 3 pubs) or a 41 mile Big Dog Challenge (visits 4 pubs).

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Portland 2015 Labor Day Weekend BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour | Beer Tasting, Ghosts Stories of Kidnapping, Brothels & Drug Dens

BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s most haunted bars for beer tastings and ghost stories. Meet the spirits that have been haunting Old Town for decades and hear stories of prostitution, murders, drug dens, corrupt police, and more.

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Steven Rameriz

August 28-29 @ 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 “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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Win Tickets ($34): Vapors of Morphine (featuring Members of Morphine) @ Crystal Ballroom | Portland 2015 Labor Day Weekend, Low Rock, Psychedelic, w/ Indie Pop Group The Minders

September 3 @ Crystal Ballroom – The ’90s band Morphine pioneered a new type of music – “Low Rock” – featuring the unusual yet seductive lineup of baritone sax, 2-string slide bass and drums. Morphine burned bright and fast but was snuffed out before it’s time. From its ashes have risen Vapors of Morphine.

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Party Like it’s 1999 on Portland Spirit’s Totally 90s Dance Cruise | Every Friday Through September, Costumes, DJ Skippy

August 28 @ Portland Spirit – Dust off the denim overalls and flannel shirts. “Get Jiggy Wit” the 90’s aboard the Portland Spirit!

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Win Tickets ($24): Trixy and the Nasties Featuring Louis Pain (King Louie) @ Jimmy Mak’s | Funky Motown Infusion

August 29 @ Jimmy Mak’s – Trixy and the Nasties is a funky Motown infusion of some of Portland’s best musicians. We’ve got plenty of class, brass, and just enough sass to make being nasty a good thing. With classic Soul favorites from Etta James to the hippest B-side cuts of Betty Harris, it’s all about playing the songs that make you groove, take you back, or turn you on to some sweet tracks pulled straight from the vault.

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Last Chance to take a Scenic History Cruise w/ Portland Spirit! | Follow in Lewis & Clark’s Footprints, Willamette & Columbia, Includes Breakfast & Lunch

August 27 on Portland Spirit – Experience the Northwest history of two of America’s greatest explorers. Local historians provide a fascinating historical narrative as you cruise the Willamette & Columbia rivers and through the Multnomah Channel to follow in their very paddle strokes.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,100+): MusicFestNW, Jade Night Market, UNWIND & More! | August 20-23, 2015

Hello Portland! The weekend has returned and brought us  MusicfestNW! Head out to the farm this weekend for Farm to Plate Dinners @ Kruger’s Farm or Sounds & Tastes of the Farm Harvest Festival! Find treasure at  Junk Refunk Street Market in Canby or enjoy signature cocktails at UNWIND: A Prelude to Spiritsfest. Saturday is the final Jade […]

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Win Tickets ($70): The Psychedelic Furs / The Church @ Crystal Ballroom | Alternative Rock, Space Rock, Ambient

September 2 @ Crystal Ballroom – If you were to dissect the alternative rock dominating today’s music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation.

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2015 Portland Labor Day Weekend New England Clambake @ Thirst Bistro | Fresh Maine Lobsters, Steamed Clams & Mussels

September 6-7 @ Thirst Bistro – Live Maine Lobsters come to Portland! Thirst Bistro on the Waterfront is hosting its 10th Annual New England Clambake

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Win Tickets ($60): Portland Saturday Market presents UNWIND: A Prelude to Spiritsfest | Signature Cocktails, Music by 3 Leg Torso

August 21 @ Portland Saturday Market – Enjoy a Friday evening with signature cocktails from six local distilleries and the smooth sounds of 3 Leg Torso.

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Dueling Hobbits

August 21-22 @ 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 “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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Kick Off The Weekend Early w/ Portland Spirit’s Early Escape Summer Concerts | Live Music, Full-service Bar

August 28 @ Portland Spirit – Portland Spirit has put together the premier summer concert series in Portland. Join us every Friday afternoon starting July 10th for live music, drinks, delicious Northwest cuisine and an early start to your weekend. This Friday features Corner,. What better way to spend an afternoon than cruising down the Willamette, enjoying live entertainment and sipping on local brews?

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Nathan Temby + Tony Basford

August 14-15 @ 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 “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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Win Weekend Passes ($280): MusicfestNW @ Portland’s Waterfront | 3-Day, 2-Stage Festival, Foster the People, Beirut, Modest Mouse & More!

August 21-23 @ Waterfront Park – MusicfestNW is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be an outdoor blowout with access to both stages, food, beverages and more. All ages are welcome! Each child under 8 is free when accompanied by a paying adult

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Barrel Room Portland Presents: Jagermeister “Sunday Fundaze” | No Cover, Industry Pricing All Evening, w/ DJ Fathertime from New York, NY and Portland’s DJ Mathmatics

Barrel Room Portland Presents: Jagermeister “Sunday Fundaze” | No Cover, Industry Pricing All Evening, w/ DJ Fathertime from New York, NY and Portland’s DJ Mathmatics

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($2,300+): Organic Brewers Festival, Drive-In Movies, Fruit Loop, Farm Dinners & More! | August 13-16, 2015

Hello Portland! The weekend is back and  Celebrate the Planets tonight at Alberta Street Pub or see Music Legend Leon Russell @ Aladdin Theater. This is your last weekend to see Post 5 Theatre’s stylish 50s twist on Much Ado About Nothing or A-WOL Dance Collective’s ART in the DARK. The The PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular! […]

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Portland Saturday Market presents UNWIND: A Prelude to Spiritsfest | Signature Cocktails, Music by 3 Leg Torso

August 21 @ Portland Saturday Market – Enjoy a Friday evening with signature cocktails from six local distilleries and the smooth sounds of 3 Leg Torso.

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Tickets ON SALE Friday for The truTV impractical Jokers’ Where’s Larry? Tour Starring the Tenderloins @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Hidden Camera, Public Pranks

September 25 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – The cast of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” featuring the acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins (made up of Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray and Brian “Q” Quinn) will continue their widely successful brand of comedy on the road this Fall with “The truTV Impractical Jokers’ ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour starring the Tenderloins.”

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Go Back in Time on Portland Spirit Totally 90s Dance Cruise | Every Friday Through September, Costumes, DJ Skippy

Fridays @ Portland Spirit – Dust off the denim overalls and flannel shirts. “Get Jiggy Wit” the 90’s aboard the Portland Spirit!

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Free Roller Derby Showcase in Pioneer Square Noon Tunes | FREE 40-minute Scrimmage

August 11 @ Pioneer Courthouse Square – The Rose City Rollers (RCR) are excited to treat Portlanders to a free roller derby spectacle and information session during their lunch break tomorrow. Portland’s favorite eight-wheeled non-profit will take to the track in Pioneer Square as part of Noon Tunes, brought to you by Kink FM and the Oregonian Media Group.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,400+): Bite of Oregon, Beloved Festival, Getaround & More! | August 6-9, 2015

Hello Portland! Take advantage of this weekend’s cooler temperatures with First Thursday tonight! There’s always something new to discover on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure and a BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour! Try something new & savory at Bite Of Oregon at the waterfront. Beloved Festival opens Friday. Need a ride? Check out car sharing car rental company Getaround + enter to WIN a vacation package.

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Win A Quest ($49): Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries Over Summer Break w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure!

This summer, treat the whole family to a city wide scavenger hunt with Urban Adventure Quest, which turns Portland into a giant game board!

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BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour | Beer Tasting, Ghosts Stories of Kidnapping, Brothels & Drug Dens

BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s most haunted bars for beer tastings and ghost stories. Meet the spirits that have been haunting Old Town for decades and hear stories of prostitution, murders, drug dens, corrupt police, and more.

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Papi Sorrelis, Tony Basford

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 “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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2015 Scenic History Cruise w/ Portland Spirit | Follow in Lewis & Clark’s Footprints, Willamette & Columbia, Includes Breakfast & Lunch

Thursdays on Portland Spirit – Experience the Northwest history of two of America’s greatest explorers. Local historians provide a fascinating historical narrative as you cruise the Willamette & Columbia rivers and through the Multnomah Channel to follow in their very paddle strokes.

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Win Ticket ($80): 2015 SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party @ Embassy Suites | 500+ Local Marketers, DJ, Drinks, Appetizers

August 11 @ Embassy Suites – Join us for some old school networking in old town Portland at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversations as a DJ spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer!

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Win Tickets ($50): Jenny Lewis + Springtime Carnivore @ Crystal Ballroom | Indie, Folk, Soul

August 16 @ Crystal Ballroom – Jenny Lewis released her new album, The Voyager, in July of 2014. The Los Angeles artist’s first solo LP since 2008’s Acid Tongue, The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal, and her most musically robust. Featuring production work from Ryan Adams, Beck, as well as Lewis and her longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice, The Voyager finds Lewis at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent life with honesty and incisiveness. And then there’s her voice, which was already a force to be reckoned with, but sounds even richer, more nuanced, more powerful.

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This Saturday, it’s a Blast From the Past on Portland Spirit’s Radical 80s Dance Cruise! | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount

August 8 @ Portland Spirit – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with East Coast 80’s DJ MC spinning nostalgic 80’s tunes to make you bust a move!

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Huge Culinary Festival Bite Of Oregon is This Weekend @ Portland’s Waterfront Park | Competitions, Drinks, Samples, 30+ Bands & More

August 7-9 @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park – The Bite of Oregon will celebrate its 32nd anniversary August 7‐9, 2015 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. During the three‐day weekend event, Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries, along with celebrity chef demonstrations and challenges, live entertainment and children’s activities, will join forces to make the Bite of Oregon one of the state’s premier outdoor culinary events. All proceeds benefit Special Olympic Oregon.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,200+): Cruises, Shakespeare, Farm Dinners, Outdoor Music & More! | July 30-August 2, 2015

Hello Portland! The weekend is here! There’s plenty of ways to beat the heat. Floater is at Crystal Ballroom, and  Grammy Winners Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell are at the Zoo this weekend. Today is Last Thursday on Alberta. Stay cool at Ball Gowns to Bloomers, Adobe Photo Jam  or Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Or […]

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Win Tickets ($55): Jason Isbell @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | w/ Damien Jurado, Rock

August 7 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – To fans and the music press, the personal story surrounding Isbell’s last, breakthrough album, Southeastern, is widely known and easily reprised. A troubled young troubadour, newly married, stepped away from the darkness of addiction into a new, uncertain life of clarity and commitment, reflecting ruefully on his hard won victories and the price he paid attaining them.

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