Pucker up, plug in, or pop over to a pop music festival, it’s all happening right now across our fun state. Here’s SK&H’s guide to worthwhile activities to check out this weekend!
PDX Pop Now! concertFriday-Sunday, July 22-24
PDX Pop Now! is a concert by 40 up-and-coming Portland bands and artists including special high school band sets curated by Friends of Noise. Taking place under the Hawthorne bridge at AudioCinema, the festival will feature two outdoor stages, a record fair, street fair, food carts, and the annual band-on-band basketball tournament Rigsketball—carrying on the tradition of being one of the most interactive and community focused festival experiences.
NW World Reggae Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, July 22-24
Enjoy roots, rock, and reggae on two stages at the family friendly and sustainable Northwest World Reggae Festival near Albany, Oregon. Camping is available.
Cost: $110 for 3 days and basic camping.
Electric Vehicle DaySaturday, July 23
See electric vehicles, get information at the EV Fest in Pioneer Courthouse Square, and peer into what Portland’s electric future looks like.
Sour Beer FestivalThru Monday, July 25
Check out 50 sour, wild, and funky beers during Puckerfest at Belmont Station. Friday night is the Battle of the Belmont Blends with Cascade Brewing. Puckerfest attendees will be asked to vote on their favorite Belmont Blend for the coveted title of Best Belmont Blender Team 2016! Different nights have different themes, so be sure to check out the schedule.
Cost: Free entry.
Division/Clinton Street FairSaturday, July 23
The Division/Clinton Street Fair holds a wacky parade starting at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. The fair also includes arts & crafts booths, live music, food, sidewalk sales, and children’s events.
Oregon City FestivalSaturday, July 23
Celebrating Oregon City’s title as the first city of the Oregon territory, the First City Celebration has an art fair, a kids’ zone, food carts, vendors, live music, and also includes The Oregon Trail Brew Fest.
Cost: Free, $5 donation is suggested.
Sip, Eat & Stroll
Saturday, July 23
Taste locally produced beer, wine, and food at Sip, Eat, & Stroll, which includes craft vendors and live music at a park-like setting in Sandy, Oregon. The first 300 guests to show will receive a commemorative wine glass. That being said, all admission comes with two tasting tickets and a free raffle ticket for prizes. Admission can be purchased either online or at the event itself.
Cost: $20 single admittance.