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MANY Portland Memorial Day Weekend Events & Giveaways ($600): Portland Rose Festival Fireworks & CityFair, Wine Tasting, Brunch & More! | May 21-25, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and that means Good Food & Drinks, Fireworks and honoring our veterans! Find amazing deals at Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets Memorial Day Sale. OMSI is hosting Anime Festival & ENSO is celebrating 4 years with a multi-day celebration. Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend Wine Tasting at Hip Chicks Do Wine. And The Portland Rose Festival 2015 CityFair opens Friday!

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Win Tickets ($30): Everything is Festival! Portland | Lil Bub, Kid N’ Play & Mix Master Mike, Andrew W.K, Comedy, Film, Art & More!

May 28-June 1 – Everything Is Festival, the world’s most completely indefinable festival of fun, is coming to Portland, May 28-June 1! Join us at the Hollywood Theatre and venues across the city for amazing events bridging the worlds of film, music, comedy, art, and pop culture.

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Win Portland Tickets ($600+): PDX Carpet, Portland Rose Festival, Polish Ambassador & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including PDX Carpet, Polish Ambassador, Portland Rose Festival & more.

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Win Tickets ($50): Live Wire @ Revolution Hall | with Luke Burbank and Guests: Maria Bello, Amy Dickinson, Anna Sale, Sean Rowe & More!

May 30 @ Revolution Hall – Live Wire celebrates the end of the spring season with a compelling night of comedy and insight from advice columnist Amy Dickinson, actress and author Maria Bello, Death, Sex and Money podcast host Anna Sale, and more to be announced soon, with music by Sean Rowe.

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Win Tickets ($20): 2015 Portland Rose Festival Starlight After Party | Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Crazy 8s, NShooz, Illuminated Features & Entertainment

May 30 @ Waterfront Park – On Saturday, May 30, join us for the first-ever Starlight After-Party in the Rose Festival RoZone, featuring headliner Sir Mix-A-Lot (expected to perform on the Beaverton Honda stage at about 10:30pm) plus special guests Crazy 8s and Nu Shooz. Illuminated features and entertainment will be highlighted in between acts – it’s the perfect place for post-parade booty shaking!

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Win Tickets: Jackson Boone, Bike Thief, Hildegard (New Orleans) Live @ Doug Fir Lounge | Portland Memorial Day 2015, Cosmic Art Rock / Psych~Folk

May 25 @ Doug Fir Lounge – Hildegard is a venturous collaboration between two of the leading voices on the New Orleans progressive music scene, vocalist Sasha Masakowski and guitarist Cliff Hines. Together the two have created genre-defying original music that seamlessly fuses progressive-rock and art-pop with contemporary jazz. Compositions are dynamic and compelling, Sasha’s airy vocals singing catchy melodies with bold lyrics over a bed of lush harmonic and rhythmic structures while Cliff’s wild guitar sounds conjure otherworldly spirits.

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Win Tickets ($50): The Polish Ambassador @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Desert Dwellers & Dirtwire, Presented by Beloved & The Village Building Convergence

June 5 @ Crystal Ballroom – Beloved Presents, in association with The Village Building Convergence is proud to present The Polish Ambassador featuring the Liminus Visual Experience and special guests Desert Dwellers and Dirtwire hosted by The Poet Pistachio.

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays in May at @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Portland 2015 Memorial Day Weekend, Featuring Sarah Hester Ross, Nathan Temby & More!

May 22-23 @ Barrel Room Porland – 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 ($70): The Waterboys @ Aladdin Theater | Portland Memorial Day Weekend, Celtic Folk Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll, w/ Connor Kennedy

May 22 @ The Aladdin Theater – Behind their first LP of original songs in eight years ‘Modern Blues,’ The Waterboys have confirmed an extensive US tour. Waterboys founder/frontman Mike Scott will be joined on all dates by the same musicians who played on the record including legendary Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood (in his first tour since playing with Traffic in 1972), soul deep Texas guitarist Zach Ernst (Black Joe Lewis, The Relatives), drummer Ralph Salmins (Van Morrison), longtime Waterboys fiddler Steve Wickham, and Memphis keyboardist “Brother” Paul Brown.

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Win Tickets ($25): Portland Memorial Day Weekend Get On UP! Michael Jackson Re-Mixed & Re-Imagined @ The Goodfoot | w/ TAKIMBA & DJ Saucy

May 23 @ The Goodfoot – DJ’s Takimba and Saucy return with ‘Get On UP!’ They’re bringing 4 hours of funk, breaks, hip hop, house, boogie and disco filled with Michael Jackson samples, remixes and beats to keep your head bouncing and feet moving. The selectors will be trading off and teaming up throughout the night to keep it fresh. Equipped with turntables, laptops and controllers, they’ll be mixing, blending and scratching—and they have something for everyone, no matter your flavor.

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Win Tickets ($50): Cast of Clowns @ Aladdin Theater | Featuring Marvin Seals, Greg Anton, Mark Karan, and Scott Gillan

May 29 @ Aladdin Theater – Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”.

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Farnell Newton’s Electric Miles – Tribute to Miles Davis @ The Goodfoot | In A Silent Way, Jazz

May 21 @ The Goodfoot – In a Silent Way is a one of kind record that moved the late-‘60s pop and underground movement into the jazz realm. On this record, Miles began to hook into the late ’60s sounds that flowed from the jam bands in San Francisco. Don’t miss out on this rare occasion to celebrate Miles Davis’s birthday with one of his absolutely timeless works that proves that Miles Davis and his crew were some of the most innovative thinkers in modern music.

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Go Back in Time Memorial Day Weekend w/ Portland Spirit’s Radical 80s Dance Cruise on Saturday Night! | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount

May 23 @ 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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2015 Northwest String Summit Outdoor Music Festival @ Horning’s Hideout | String Band Competition, Yonder Mountain String Band, Elephant Revival, Fruition & More!

July 16-19 @ Horning’s Hideout – The 14th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) returns to Horning’s Hideout (North Plains, OR) with the finest acoustic pickers and standout electric bands from July 16 – 19, 2015. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning’s Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country; NWSS is the only music offering this year taking place at Horning’s Hideout. A family-friendly and locally-sourced festival, NWSS caps its capacity at 4,500 attendees to ensure an intimate experience for all festival- goers at an incredible ticket price.

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Win Portland Tickets ($1,250+): Portland Rose Festival CityFair, Prom For Adult, Escapism & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Prom For Adults, Speakeasy Party, Portland Rose Festival & more.

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FREE Fridays in May at @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Dueling Hobbits, Sarah Hester Ross, Nathan Temby & More!

May 15 & 16 @ Barrel Room – Barrel Room has 10 Incredible Shows in May and you can see Five of them for FREE when you use the promocode FREEMAY at checkout!

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Rose City Round @ Kelly’s Olympian | FREE, Extended Happy Hour, Songwriter Residency

May 13 @ Kelly’s Olympian – Rose City Round is a revolving songwriter residency held at Kelly’s Olympian. Every Wednesday from 6-8pm, starting in May, two guests will join host Chris Walberg (Dead Teeth) taking turns performing and discussing their original compositions. This unique glimpse into the songwriting process will not only entertain but inspire.

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Portland 2015 Rose Festival Waterfront RoZone Concert Series | Sir Mix-A-Lot, Berlin, Great White & Slaughter, Big & Rich & More!

May 29-31, June 5-6 @ Portland Rose Festival – Haven’t heard of the RoZone? It’s Portland’s newest waterfront entertainment venue, right next to the Willamette River and adjacent to Rose Festival CityFair in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Better yet, RoZone concert tickets include CityFair Admission on the day of the show.

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Soul Stew Fridays @ The Goodfoot | Portland’s No. 1 Dance Party, Funk, Soul, Disco, Break Beats & More!

May 15 @ The Goodfoot – Soul Stew is an evening of dancing to deliciously deep cuts of Funk, Soul, Disco & Break Beats. It’s a hot, sweaty, sexy & absurdly fun night of unpretentious dancing located in the basement at The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge.

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Galaxe, Gems & Yeah Great Fine @ The Goodfoot | Instrumental Electronic, Xylosynth, Hip Hop & Organic Electronica

May 13 @ The Goodfoot – Galaxe is the emerging solo project from Portland based Nick Werth, Scott Pemberton’s former drummer. While simultaneously juggling the producer/MC roles, live beats and positive mantras unite to form a unique blend of conscious Hip Hop and organic electronica.

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Win Tickets ($70): The Waterboys @ Aladdin Theater | Celtic Folk Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll, w/ Connor Kennedy

May 22 @ The Aladdin Theater – Behind their first LP of original songs in eight years ‘Modern Blues,’ The Waterboys have confirmed an extensive US tour. Waterboys founder/frontman Mike Scott will be joined on all dates by the same musicians who played on the record including legendary Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood (in his first tour since playing with Traffic in 1972), soul deep Texas guitarist Zach Ernst (Black Joe Lewis, The Relatives), drummer Ralph Salmins (Van Morrison), longtime Waterboys fiddler Steve Wickham, and Memphis keyboardist “Brother” Paul Brown.

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Hop on Portland Spirit’s Radical 80s Dance Cruise every Saturday! | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount

May 16- 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 DJ MC.

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Oregon Symphony presents A Classical Menagerie with Pink Martini @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | A Salsa Spin on Peter & The Wolf

May 19 & 20 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland’s favorite bands – Pink Martini and the Oregon Symphony – put a salsa spin on Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and romp through a kaleidoscope of classical favorites. When Thomas Lauderdale and his pal Carlos Kalmar get together, one thing’s for sure – it’ll be a party you won’t want to miss!

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Win Tickets ($25): Tropitaal A Desi-Latino Soundclash 2-Year Anniversary Party @ The Goodfoot | DJs Anjali & The Kid, Special Guests DJ E3 & DJ Tarsier of ZamZam Sounds

May 16 @ The Goodfoot – With hosts and resident DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid and special guests DJ E3 and DJ Tarsier of ZamZam Sounds, the world’s remiere 7 inch dub label located in Portland, Oregon.

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Win Tickets ($800+): Portland Rose Festival 2015 CityFair @ Waterfront Park | Schedule, Video, Fireworks, Admission Specials

May 22-25, 28-31, June 3-7, – Opening Night Fireworks on Friday night, May 22, features a dance party & concert by Hit Machine in the RoZone (free with CityFair admission) and a huge fireworks display. There are TWO brand-new Funtastic rides to try: Rock Star (for the thrill-seekers) and Phoenix Wheel (for the kids). These rides are more affordable than ever if you plan ahead. Unlimited Ride Wristbands are only $35 each when purchased online by May 21 (a $15 savings!), and if you’d like to save on admission, get a CityFair Season Pass – the 2015 Rose Festival Souvenir Pin – and wear it to get in any day CityFair is open (pins are available at Fred Meyer stores while supplies last). We’re open all day on Memorial Day, May 25, too – bring the family out for a holiday tradition!

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Portland’s 2015 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race | Mechanical Bulls, Adult Bounce House, Water Slide, Trampolines, Promo/Discount Code & More!

June 20 @ Portland International Raceway – Looking for adventure? How about a day filled with 25 epic obstacles, a rockin’ festival, and plenty of beer? Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race has you covered! Here’s how it works: Sign up for the Portland event and you’ll get a chance to run a 3-mile course filled with insane obstacles: you’ll rocket down a 50′ water slide, bounce on trampolines, climb towers of stacked shipping containers, and jump over fire as you make your way through this physical and fun course at Portland International Raceway on June 20th.

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MANY Portland Mother’s Day Weekend Events & Giveaways ($800): Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Brunch, Cruises, Beer Fest & More! | May 7-10, 2015

This weekend is the perfect time to treat your mama right! We’ve got plenty of ideas, brunch, Gardens, cruise, Plants & gifts, Bubbly & Tea, Locally Made Gifts, Wine & Jewelry Treats & More! Bridgetown Comedy Festival opens tonight, featuring 100+ acts through the weekend. And Belgian Beer Fest returns Friday & Saturday,

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Win Portland Tickets ($800+): Prom for Adults, Theater, Storytelling, Comedy & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Prom For Adults, Speakeasy Party, HUMP Film Festival & more. FREE PORTLAND: We give out 100s of $$$ in free tickets every week including to many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join our email list if you like […]

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Win Tickets ($50): Boozy Brunch PDX @ East Lounge | Bottomless Cocktails, Fundraiser for Children’s Cancer Association, DJ, Dancing & More

May 9 @ East Lounge – Afternoon fare, spirits and music with a swanky, nightlife atmosphere!

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FREE Fridays in May at @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Dueling Hobbits, Sarah Hester Ross, Nathan Temby & More!

Fridays in May 2015 – Barrel Room has 10 Incredible Shows in May and you can see Five of them for FREE when you use the promocode FREEMAY at checkout

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Daybreak’s 2015 Fire & Ice Fundraiser | Interactive Dueling Piano Show & Auction to Benefit Teen Drug Treatment

May 30 @ Vancouver HIlton – On Saturday, May 30th, Daybreak Youth Services will be hosting Fire & Ice, an interactive dueling piano show and auction at the Vancouver Hilton, at 5pm. Renowned pianists Robert Baird and Joshua Stewart will tickle the ivories and your funny bone as guests duel (bid) for their favorite songs. The evening will be hosted by Riverview Bank’s Kim Capeloto, and will feature real stories of youth transformation and exciting opportunities to reach more teens as Daybreak grows. The live auction will feature an amazing fishing trip in Alaska, valued at over $11,000!

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Win Tickets ($50): Egyptian Drummer & Dancer Karim Nagi @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Featuring Violetta Bellydance, Folkloric Dance, Live Music & More!

May 15 @ Alberta Rose Theater – Join us for an evening celebrating the diverse talents of Karim Nagi and local artists. Performances include dances of the Arab world, both folkloric and modern, live music and DJ compositions.

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Many 2015 Portland Mother’s Day Events + Giveaways ($475)+: Brunch, Specials, Gift Ideas, & More!

Mother’s Day is this weekend, Sunday, May 10th, 2015. As always, we will have a large list of Portland events including gift ideas, Mother’s Day specials, places to get brunch, and more.

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