This Weekend in Portland: 8.7 – 8.10
With the overwhelming bounty of amazing things happening in Portland on any given weekend, sorting through it all to find the perfect activities to fill our invaluable free time can be taxing. To help make your planning a little easier, we’ve put together a list of the things we think are most worthy of your time.
I’m a homie, he’s a homie, she’s a homie, we’re all homies, hey! If you’s a true homie, there’s no other place to be this Saturday then Homiefest. A full day and night of stellar free, all ages, music followed by a night of camping with your best buds. The lineup is mega killer, including Portland favorites like Talkative, Anamil Eyes, And And And, Minden, Aan, Mascaras, The Ghost Ease, OPT and more! Flag down the nearest homies and carpool out to the Newberg farm for a good time.
Free, All Ages, 12pm-1am, (link) – Send us a message if you need an invite to the event!
Music Millennium’s 23rd Annual Customer Appreciation BBQ
One of Portland’s most beloved record stores turns 23 this weekend – a milestone all too hard to achieve any more with increased development and lease/rent hikes as of late. Join Music Millennium in celebration at their annual customer appreciation bbq. All ages and free, this may be just the opportunity you need to go pick up those vinyl you’ve had on your purchase list that’s burning a hole in your pocket. Support local business and struggling artists by buying what you love – music.
Free, All Ages, 11am-6pm (link)
Bernie Sanders Portland Rally
A vote for Bernie is a vote for the American people. Pull yourselves up by the bootstraps and out of that rabbit hole of misguided media and corrupt politics. He may be older and quirkier than the god fearing, industry-backed, snakes that we’ve grown accustomed to winning Presidential elections, but he is truly a gem among politicians. Funded by American the people rather than corporate greed, Bernie will fight to protect the lower and middle class, and push for strong climate change mitigation policies. These things are absolutely vital.
Sanders is such the man(ders) that the venue for his campaign tour stop in Portland had to be upgraded from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the Moda Center because of the sheer volume of people who RSVP’d to attend his free-of-charge rally. Unlike Hillary Clinton whose campaign visit to Portland was located in a Dunthorpe mansion and cost attendees $2,700 a head, only bringing out approximately 100 people.
Free, All Ages, 6-8pm at the Moda Center, (link)
Saturday and Sunday
The Decline of Western Civilization 1-3 and Q&A with Director Penelope Spheeris
From the director that brought us Hollywood’s finest – Wayne’s World, and Black Sheep – 1981’s The Decline of Western Civilization is absolute punk rock classic, documenting the underground Los Angeles community that produced such punk legends as Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, X and more. This weekend at the Hollywood theater, catch screenings of the full DWC trilogy along with Q&A opportunities with director Penelope Spheeris.
Saturday and Sunday at 7:30, $8, All Ages, Hollywood Theater, (link)
SMMR BMMR 2015
Not into partying on a farm with all your favorite local bands? No sweat, this weekend also marks the annual diy music festival SMMR BMMR, located right here in town in a dungeony warehouse. Music starting at 4pm each day and costing $14 at the door, the weekend-long lineup is huge, including mega-bummer rippers Cool Ghouls, The Woolen Men, Mean Jeans, Guantanamo Baywatch, The Shivas, Psychomagic, Mr. Tang and a hell of a lot more.
Bmmr Warehouse 66 SE Madison st. Doors at 4pm each day, 21+, $14/day, (link)