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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($600): Rose Festival, Beer & Cider, Flowers, Everything is Festival & More! | May 28-31, 2015

The Portland Rose Festival 2015 CityFair continues this weekend! Artists Repertory Theatre’s The Liar Opens this weekend. Run for beer at Ecliptic Beer Mile or meet Lil Bubs at Everything is Festival! Pix Patisserie’s Beer & Cider Garden is open for the summer! Arnez J headlines Helium and Coffeelandia Block Party brings a Latte Art Throwndown to SE! And your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, there will be hundreds of Waldos in the streets of Portland this weekend!

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Win Portland Tickets ($600+): Everything is Festival, Soulful Giving Concert, Live Wire & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Soulful Giving, Polish Ambassador, Everything is Festival & more.

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Belmont Street Eats Food Cart Pod | Featuring Artists, Bands, Singers, Performers, Burgers, Vegan & More!

Fridays & Saturdays @ Belmont Street Eats – The pod hosts local artist/bands/singers/performers + Local arts and craft vendors every Saturday through June 6, and then every Friday and Saturday through September (mabe October).

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays in May at @ Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Sarah Hester Ross

May 29 & 30 @ Barrel Room Portland – Barrel Room has 24 Incredible Shows left in May and you can see ALL of them for FREE when you use the promocode FREEMAY at checkout

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Win Tickets ($20): Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme w/ Cascadia ’10 @ The Goodfoot | Funk, Horns, Keys, Singers, AfroBeat

May 30 @ The Goodfoot – Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme is a funk juggernaut. Backed by the hot, gritty orchestration of the 13 member Court Supreme, front man Eldridge Gravy easily works dance floors to a fever pitch with his full-bore performance and smooth rapport with the audience.

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Win Tickets ($50): ANDAZ Bhangra Bollywood Dance Party @ Analog Theatre | w/ DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid

May 30 @ Analog Theater – ANDAZ is the West Coast’s longest-running Bhangra & Bollywood dance party, a transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing Portland crowds for nearly 13 years. ANDAZ occurs the last Saturday of every month at the Analog Theater. ANDAZ is such a Portland institution it is mentioned in the travel guides Best Places Portland and the Moon Handbook Portland.

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Rippin’ Chicken w/ JeConte @ The Goodfoot | Funk, Soul-Jazz, Blues Rock, Harmonica

May 28 @ The Goodfoot – Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by 3 funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together.

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Win Tickets ($24): American Idol Finalist Haley Johnsen & My Brothers and I @ Aladdin Theater | Pop, Alternative

June 6 @ Aladdin Theater – In 2012, Haley Johnsen took the big stage as a top 24 finalist of the 11th season of the network television behemoth American Idol. Haley’s passion for singing did not publically emerge until a few years before deciding to audition for the demanding reality show. Her appearance on the program landed her a spot on an alternate tour called “Idol World Tour” where she performed on military bases in Europe, and The Middle East. Her monumental experience quickly launched her toward her newly formed career path as a singer songwriter. Her EP, Through The Blue, is the culminating result of her experiences on Idol and her time spent since as a budding singer-songwriter in the Pacific Northwest

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Win Tickets ($30): 80s Video Dance Attack New Wave Edition @ Lola’s Room | MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing

May 30 @ Lola’s Room – As part of our 10 year Anniversary celebration, we present a very special one-night only “New Wave” edition of 80s Video Dance Attack! All your favorite new wave & B-sides in one night! No Madonna, MJ or Prince – this is strictly Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order, Flock of Seagulls, Siouxsie, Yaz, etc!!

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Portland Stumptown WaldoCon 2015 Info, Schedule & Photos | Costume Contest, Dancing, Starlight Parade

May 30 in Downtown Portland – Don’t strain your eyes for much longer, hundreds of Waldos & Wendas assemble this weekend in downtown Portland for WaldoCon. Don’t miss this striped shirts shenanigans as they respectfully photobomb the Starlight Parade!

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Win Tickets ($50): Grammy Nominee Robben Ford @ Aladdin Theater | American Blues, Jazz, Rock

June 2 @ Aladdin Theater – Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s new album Into The Sun shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that’s made him a favorite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and other legends.

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Coffeelandia Block Party | Music, Food, Latte Art Throwdown, Beer & Liqueur Contest, Water Project Benefit

May 30 in SE Portland – Announcing Coffeelandia, a coffee block party coming to SE Portland on May 30th! Featuring music, latte art, food & More!

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2015 Portland Dolly Parton Hoot Night! @ The Alberta Rose Theatre | w/ Kathryn Claire, Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, The Earnest Lovers & More!

June 6 @ The Alberta Rose Theatre -It’s time again for Siren Nations’s annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night at the Alberta Rose Theatre! This show always proves to be a fun night of local ladies singing their hearts out for the love of Ms. Parton—who is arguably the best female country singer in history—as well as a great cause; ticket sales benefit the organization’s Siren Nation Festival, a November celebration that highlights original work from many amazing women in music, art and film.

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Win Tickets ($40): Gilbert & Sullivan’s Musical Masterpiece Iolanthe @ Marylhurst University | Comic Opera Directed by Alistair Donkin

June 6 & 7 @ Marylhurst University – The Marylhurst University Department of Music will present Iolanthe (“eye-oh-lan-thee”), a comic opera in which fairies descend on the House of Lords in Victorian England, on June 6 and 7, 2015.

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Rose City Round @ Kelly’s Olympian | FREE, Extended Happy Hour, Songwriter Residency featuring Jenny Conners (of Don’t) and Lewi Longmire

May 27 @ Kelly’s Olympian – Rose City Round is a revolving songwriter podcast taping 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. Each week is recorded and podcasting at rosecityround.com.

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Win Tickets ($50): 2015 Soulful Giving Blanket Concert | Shady Sandy River, Patrick Lamb, Paul Creighton Project, Ants in the Kitchen and Louis Pain & the Portland Soul All-Stars

August 1 @ yoshida Estate – Spread your blankets and sand chairs under the trees on the beautiful Yoshida Gardenview Estate along the scenic Sandy River in Troutdale and enjoy the soulful sounds of Patrick Lamb, Paul Creighton Project, Ants in the Kitchen and Louis Pain & the Portland Soul All-Stars.

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Rose Festival Fireworks Photo by Don Pyle

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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