SKH Weekend Hot enough for you? Kick it up a notch and to Southeast’s Hot Sauce Expo (that includes a Chihuahua beauty contest!). Or maybe you might want to just chill at Unwind, a cocktail event at Old Town’s Saturday Market. There’s even some “dancing” after dark in West Linn with the cool folks from AWOL Dance Collective. Whatever you do, just remember to drink a lot of water. It’s hot out there!
What better time and place to “unwind” than on a late Friday afternoon on the waterfront? Portland’s Saturday Market’s Unwind promises “cocktails, food, and music” at Skidmore Fountain for age 21+.
Portland Hot Sauce Expo has hot & spicy food vendors, craft beer, eating contests, and a Chihuahua beauty contest Sunday at 2 p.m. in OMSI bridge parking lot.
Obonfest commemorates ancestors with Obon dance, lanterns, children’s booths, Japanese food, beer, and sake at Oregon Buddhist Temple. Free.
Northeast’s Fremont Street is closed from 42nd to 50th for Fremont Fest, including a 10 a.m. parade of pets and kids on bikes, music stages, a kids’ zone, and 125 vendors. Free.
Tualatin Crawfish Festival has food, beer, wine, and music both days. Saturday it adds races, vendors, carnival games, eating contests, a kids’ zone, and fireworks at 10 p.m.
See an illuminated outdoor performance “full of traditional and invented aerial apparatus, athletic and technical dance movement, and acrobatics” at Art in the Dark at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn.