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40+ Portland & Oregon 2016 Labor Day Weekend Events: Concerts, Festivals, Parties, Food & Drink

The 2016 Labor Day Weekend takes place September 2-5. There are many great Portland and Oregon events all weekend including watching the Vaux’s Swifts Watch @ Chapman School. As always, we have a large list of events and tips for you to enjoy the city or travel.

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Portland Storyteller

Portland Storytellers’ Guild 2016 STORYTHON! @ Hipbone Studio | 14 Tellers w/ 5 Minutes Each, Portland Labor Day Weekend

September 3 @ Hipbone Studio – The Portland Storytellers’ Guild opens it’s 2016/2017 season with our September Storython. This night will feature 14 different storytellers with each given only 5 minutes to capture your imagination, intrigue you, or perhaps beguile you, with a well told story. You will be amazed at how a well crafted […]

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Win Tickets: Jans Ingber & Friends @ The Goodfoot | Funk Fellowship, Portland Labor Day Weekend 2016

September 4 @ The Goodfoot – Jans Ingber, longtime vocalist and percussionist for Colorado’s The Motet, is a honey-voiced funk lifer who surrounds himself with talented and like-minded musicians with the goal of showing the world a good time. Tonight he brings members of his Funk Fellowship to the goodfoot for a pre-Labor Day all-star […]

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Win Tickets ($50): Josh Garrels @ Revolution Hall | Folk, Portland 2016 Labor Day Weekend

September 3 @ Revolution Hall – Portland, Oregon-based folk artist Josh Garrels crafts songs exploring themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation. The founder of independent label Small Voice Records, Garrels has released seven albums, including his 2015 release Home and the critically acclaimed, fan-financed 2011 release Love & War & the Sea In Between. […]

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Get on Up Funk @ THe Goodfoot

Win Tickets: Get on Up @ The Goodfoot | 40 Years of Funk Re-mixed and Re-imagined w/ Takimba and Friends, Portland 2016 Labor Day Weekend

September 3 @ The Goodfoot – TAKIMBA and Friends are returning to The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge with another edition of “Get on Up” September 3rd from 10pm-2m. This time focusing on 40 Years of Funk Remixed. They will be remixing the funkiest cuts from 1976-2016 into a 4 hour master mix. We are known […]

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Portland 2016 Labor Day Weekend Fun: Vaux’s Swifts Watch @ Chapman School | Pictures & Video

The Chapman Swifts Watch starts this week in NW Portland. Crowds gather one hour before sunset every night in September to watch thousands of Vaux’s Swifts gather in the city as they prepare to migrate to Central America and Venezuela! Below are more pictures and a video trailer for “On The Wing”, a documentary film […]

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Mike epps

Mike Epps @ Helium Comedy Club | “Next Friday,” “The Hangover,” 2016 Portland Labor Day Weekend

September 2-4 @ Helium Comedy Club – Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors to emerge in the Hollywood scene. He is best known for his role as Day-Day in “Next Friday,” and “Friday After Next.” Mike’s one […]

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($750+): Organic Beer Festival, Project Pabst, Hawthorne Street Fair & More! | August 25-28, 2016

Hello Portland! The weekend is back and summer’s still holding on! Drink up at Tequila Fest and Organic Beer Festival. Project Pabst returns to the waterfront! Find lots of lovely ware and food at Jade District Night Market, Ellington Pop-up Shop & Urban Air Market!

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2016 Hawthorne Street Fair

2016 Hawthorne Street Fair in SE Portland | Beer Garden, Longest Running Street Fair in PDX, Live Music, Vehicle Free & More!

August 28 @ Hawthone – Come visit Portland’s original “shop local” district on Sunday, August 28th between 11am and 7pm and explore over a hundred businesses dedicated to community involvement, making the area a desirable place to live, work, and shop.

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Megan Gailey

Megan Gailey @ Helium Comedy Club | “Conan,” Adam DeVine’s House Party, MTV’s Ladylike

August 25 @ Helium Comedy Club – Megan Gailey recently made her late-night debut on The Conan O’Brien Show, appeared in Season 3 of Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central and is a cast member of the MTV show Ladylike. Megan was part of the 2015 New Faces show at the Just For Laughs […]

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Win Tickets ($70): Grammy Nominee Belly @ Revolution Hall | Indie Rock

August 27 @ evolution Hall – Belly formed in 1991 after Tanya Donelly left the critically acclaimed Throwing Muses, which she’d founded with her stepsister Kristin Hersh while they were both still in high school. Just prior to leaving the Muses, Tanya co-founded The Breeders as a side project with Kim Deal of The Pixies, […]

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Win Tickets ($20): Garcia Birthday Band Plays The Creamery Benefit @ The Goodfoot | Grateful Dead Tribute

August 27 @ The Goodfoot – 44 years ago today, The Grateful Dead played arguably their finest show ever. Taking place in Veneta, Oregon and scheduled as a benefit for the Kesey family creamery, that very hot day led to some of the deepest, most exploratory, often beautiful and occasionally frightening music every to vibrate […]

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Live Pain challenge

Win Custom T-Shirt ($25): Live Paint Challenge @ Clackamas Taproom & Cidery | 6 Artists Have Only a few Hours To Paint

August 26 @ Clackamas Taproom & Cidery – Experience live painting with 7 Portland mural and street artists, pairing large canvases as part of an Art Mural Competition from Portland Cider with a cash prize. Several other artists and craft vendors will be on-site, including famous slap sticker makers and an on-premise screenprinter making customize […]

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Norm Macdonald @ Helium Comedy Club | “Saturday Night Live,” “The Norm Show”

August 236-28 @ Helium Comedy Club – Best known for his stint as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” and in particular as the anchor of “Weekend Update,” Norm Macdonald’s dry wit and oddball brand of humor make him a perennial favorite in the world of stand-up comedy. He has guest-starred on shows including […]

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Mortified Portland

Portland Labor Day Weekend 2016 Mortified Portland @ Alberta Rose Theatre | Promo / Discount Code, Adults Share Their Most Mortifying Childhood Artifacts Including Diaries, Letters & More!

September 1-2 @ Alberta Rose Theater – It’s Back To School Time – Bring Your Pencil, Notebook, And Teenage Angst! A Cast Of Portlanders Are Ready To Share Their Shame On-Stage In The Live Show Featured In The Documentary Mortified Nation, And In The Mortified Podcast.

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Expo Drive In

2016 PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular! @ Portland Expo Center | Live Music, Twister, Psycho, Close Encounters of the Third Kind & More!

August 24-28 @ Portland Expo – A whole lot of people really loved the Expo Center’s PDX Drive-In Movie Spectacular last year – so of course there had to be a sequel! If you grew up going to drive-in movies, you know what a treat it is to travel with your family or date to […]

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Top Down Cinema

Downtown Portland Summer Outdoor Film Series 2016 Top Down Rooftop Cinema Wraps Up This Week w/ True Stories @ Hotel deLuxe | Movies, Music, Food & Drinks

July 25 @ Hotel Deluxe Parking Garage – Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our 12th annual program of cinema under the stars. Doors open at 7 pm with food and beverages available for purchase from Gracie’s, Aladdin’s Café, Brass Tacks Sandwiches, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

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Theatre: Un Día de Teatro & Hispanic Performance @ Columbia Center for the Arts

Theatre: Un Día de Teatro & Hispanic Performance @ Columbia Center for the Arts | Family Friendly Performance of Mexican Theatre

August 27 @ Columbia Center for the Arts – Un Día de Teatro is a culturally rich evening of Mexican dance, music, and live theatre. The night will open with mariachi music and a performance by local ballet folklorico dancers, followed by the one-act play Los Vendidos (by Chicano playwright Luiz Valdez) as directed by […]

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Street of Derams

This Week is your Last Chance to See 2016 Portland NW Natural Street of Dreams! | Featuring the Latest in Building Tech & Design, Find Inspiration for your Dream Home

Through August 28 – The 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams®, the annual luxury home event produced by the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metropolitan Portland, will take place on Pete’s Mountain in West Linn. The event offers the unique opportunity to tour five luxury homes on the cutting edge of design and efficiency. Complete […]

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FREE Fridays & Saturdays @ Downtown Portland’s Barrel Room Dueling Piano Show Bar & Dinner Show | Featuring Shannon Bengford & Sarah Hester Ross

August 26 & 27 @ 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.

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mollys revenge

Win Tickets ($30): Molly’s Revenge + 3 Leg Torso @ The Secret Society | Celtic, Original Modern Chamber Music

August 28 @ The Secret Society – Molly’s Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music.

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