If you’re headed to the mountain or the beach this weekend be on the lookout for runners and road closures. Hood to Coast - the "Mother of All Relays"- will travel 196 miles from Mt. Hood to Seaside. This is the 41st year of the race. Good luck to all the runners!The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival brings the wine and well, the jazz. Plus food, vendors and cheer.
The end of summer means it's Oregon State Fair time. Colbie Caillat will be there. Vanilla Ice will be cookin MC's like a pound of bacon as part of the I Love The 90's concert. Not sure how Young MC feels about that but he's also on the bill with Tone Loc, Color Me Badd and Rob Base.
Lords and Ladies, if you revel in making merry you must attend the Celtic Fantasy Faire PDX.
Maybe you want to grab a frothy mead with your lads? (Is mead even frothy?) The Viking Beer Fest is going down at Nordic Northwest in southwest Portland. Unfortunately the Troll exhibit will be closed Aug 25 & 26th for this Beer Fest.
The Portland Hip Hop Fest continues through Saturday.
The Portland Mercury’s Burger Week returns with dozens of restaurants, bars and brewhouses across Portland offering one-of-a-kind burgers for only $8.
A highlight of summer festivals in Japan is the bon-odori. This Saturday The Portland Japanese Garden is a hosting Bon-Odori Summer Festival.
If you haven't been to the Portland Farmers Market recently, it's pretty great. I went last weekend, got a coffee, breakfast burrito, fresh flowers and so much fresh fruit and veggies that my body is saying who are you and what have you done with little miss takeout?!