(Mostly) FREE EVENTS AROUND PORTLAND, Sept. 30th – Oct. 2nd

The first week of the term is OVER! You made it!
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What are you doing this weekend?  Before you go out, read PELA’s guide to the many FREE events in and around Portland!
FOOD and DRINK!
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PDX Events - Beer FestivalPORTLAND FRESH HOPS BEER FEST!
Celebrate the hops harvest with BEER – over 60 different kinds! All ages before 5PM.       
Friday, Sept. 30th from 5PM – 9PM and Saturday, Oct. 1st from 12PM – 8PM
Oaks Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way (map & directions)

“The WEDGE” CHEESE FESTIVALwedge_photo_homepage1
If 60 different beers aren’t enough for you, try some CHEESE! The Wedge will have over 50 vendors with cheese, wine, beer, cider, and everything else delicious! Of course, there will be games and live music!       
Saturday, Oct. 1st from 11AM – 5PM
the Green Dragon Bistro
928 SE 9th Ave (map & directions)

 


Sports!
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14494848_10154499448062510_1254082646167187006_n  PSU (AMERICAN) FOOTBALL TAILGATE PARTY
Tailgate parties are a common event at American football games, but THIS tailgate party has free food, live music, food carts, and craft beer for purchase! After the party, watch the PSU Vikings go head-to-head with Idaho State (game begins at 2:30).
Saturday, Oct. 1st at 11:30AM
Kingston Bar and Grill
2021 SW Morrison St(map & directions)

 P020113-soccer-_dsc0117ORTLAND TIMBERS ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Watch the Timbers game on the LARGEST SCREEN IN PORTLAND! You can meet Timber Joey, enter to win prizes, and MORE! Food and drinks are available, too! (The Timbers are Portland’s men’s soccer team.)
Saturday, Oct. 1st 6PM – 8:30PM
Empirical Theater at OMSI
1945 SE Water Avenue(map & directions)

14333085_935325906612916_4523041951606697769_n PORTLAND THORNS PLAYOFF GAME
The Thorns are AMAZING this year, and now you can see a SEMI-FINAL GAME in Portland for the FIRST TIME, EVER! This event isn’t free, but it is absolutely worth the ticket price: from $13-$90. (The Thorns are Portland’s women’s soccer team.)
Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 2PM
Providence Park
1844 SW Morrison(map & directions)


Festivals and Shopping
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home-2SATURDAY MARKET ARTISAN FESTIVAL
Portland’s Saturday Market (which happens every Saturday AND Sunday, March-December) is a great place for shopping. This week you can see some of the best artists and vendors during the week! Stop by the Square for handmade jewelry, art, and other items, as well as live music and great food!
Friday, Sept 30th from 11AM-6PM
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth (map & directions)

OMSI’s NORTHWEST HARVEST FESTIVAL
It’s the harvest season! Come to a HUGE farmer’s market with cooking demonstrations, samples, and fun activities! (Pssst!  There will be a live show on preparing and eating insects!) 
Sunday, Oct 2nd at 10AM
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth (map & directions)

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Art and Culture
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OUR CITY IN STEREO: COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHY and DISCUSSION
How is Portland’s community and culture changing?  Come to see some amazing 3-D photography of Portland’s history and changing community. This art show also has sound and video you can watch online! Saturday night, there will be a discussion about ways to support Portland’s old and new communities and cultures
Photography Exhibit:  TODAY – Saturday, Oct. 1st from 10AM – 6PM
Discussion:  Saturday, Oct. 1st from 6PM – 8PM
Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th(map & directions)

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armory-lobby-after-1 THE ARMORY THEATER OPEN HOUSE
Are you interested in Portland theater? Come to Portland Center Stage’s Open House! Free tours, costume displays, live music, and a SCAVENGER HUNT!
Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 12PM – 6PM
Gerding Theater at The Armory 
128 NW 11th(map & directions)

 

 

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