(Mostly) FREE Events Around Portland, Sept. 9th-11th

The weekend is here! The weather will be… BEAUTIFUL!  What will you be doing for fun?  Before you go out this weekend, read our guide to the many FREE events (and a few that are not)  in and around Portland!

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Festivals & Music 
Click on the EVENT TITLE for the event website.
ROSE CITY COMICON 
Only a FEW BLOCKS from PELA!  AMAZING COSTUMES! FUN ARTWORK! GAMES, PRIZES, and MORE!  Do you enjoy comics, anime,  science fiction or fantasy?  Don’t miss this HUGE event! OK, the festival is NOT FREE (tickets are $30-$125), but you don’t need a ticket to see all the people in costumes outside the festival – it’s a GREAT place for PHOTOS! (But always ask before taking someone’s photo!)
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 1oth-11th from 10AM – 7PM
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (map & directions)

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Support new Portland businesses! Support immigrants! Delicious food and amazing music from different countries all over Latin America! The festival is free, and food starts at $3 a plate!
Saturday, Sept. 10th from 12PM – 8PM
Portland Mercado
7238 SE Foster (map & directions)

 


FOOD! 
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TOMATO TASTING FESTIVAL14124270_10154493839914553_6252142421458480229_o Love tomatoes?  Try OVER FIFTY different kinds at this FREE Tomato Festival. Yup – Portland is GREAT for good food!
Saturday, Sept 9th from 10AM – 2PM
Dennis’ 7 Dees
Different Locations (go to the event website for map & directions)

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DELICIOUS DONUTS 11 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
DONUTS! (These are some of the BEST DONUTS in Portland!) Lots of food, drinks, and… face painting!  Come on down to the FREE PARTY!
Saturday, Sept 6th from 6PM – 10PM
Delicious Donuts
12 SE Grand Ave (map & directions)


Theater & Art
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Come see amazing displays and performances by a HUGE number of local artists. This FREE event is part of PICA’s TBA festival: modern art performances, music, and displays will be ALL OVER PORTLAND!
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 10th – 11th from 11AM – 7PM
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave (map & directions)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 
The weirdest, funniest play you will EVER see, Little Shop of Horrors is a musical comedy with evil dentists and man-eating plants! Sunday night’s show is Pay What You Will – it’s not free, but you decide how much to pay!
Sunday, Sept. 11th starting at 7PM
Portland Center Stage at the Armory
128 NW 11th (map & directions)

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