This Weekend in Portland: 9.25 – 9.27

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.


Who’s The Ross at The Liquor Store

Portland self-made celebrity Aaron Ross takes to the east side of town Friday night with his comedy show Who’s The Ross, traditionally held Tuesday nights at Dante’s downtown. In its expansive 600+ show history, WTR has featured many of the city’s finest musical acts, comedians, celebrity guests and strippers alike. Friday night’s “End of Summer Special” boasts the return of musical guest Rasheed Jamal backed by house musicians Them! The Band! as well as a solo set by Kyle Craft, the swimsuit models of AmyElizabeth Coture, and apparently a special appearance by “Donald Trump.”

8pm, 21+, (link)


Museum Day Live! by Smithsonian Magazine

Museum_DayIn the Smithsonian’s spirit of free museums, this Saturday’s Museum Day Live! event aims to satisfy museum-goers with gratis entry for the day. Just go to Smithsonian’s Museum Day site, and click Get Tickets. Once you sign up, you can pick which museum you want to visit (check out this list of participating museums) and instantly download tickets. One ticket is good for two people, so tell your friends, and hit some museums this weekend.

All day, hours vary based on location, (link)

Vegan Beer and Food Festival

This Saturday the Vegan Beer and Food Festival hits Portland, and it features bands, brews, food, crafts, and more. The first festival of its kind in town, Vegan Beer Fest brings us performances from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Genders, Modern Kin, and more. But what if you’re DDing for your friends? No problem — DD tickets are discounted, and include VIP perks. As if you need more reason, proceeds benefit Out to Pasture Sanctuary. More on Facebook.

12-7pm, 21+, $35 (link)


Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats at Wonder Ballroom

If you like your music like your weed – heavy, stoney and laced with psychedelic doom – UK’s illusive darklords, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, are probably a household name. If they aren’t yet, but you’re keen on similarly evil tunes like Black Sabbath, Sleep or Ty Segall, take note. On tour in support of their freshly released epic fourth album, The Night Creeper, don’t let Sunday night’s Uncle Acid show be one you kick yourself for missing later when they’re more popular locally in a year.

Doors at 8pm, 21+, $18 ADV $20 DOS, (link)

All Weekend

Oktoberfest at Oaks Park

oakspark_beerOktoberfest is once again upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate than down at Oaks Park. It’s only five bucks to get in, and parking is free, which means you can focus on putting your hard earned money toward beer, schnitzel, German chocolate cake… or all three. It’s not just food, though — there’s also live music as well as a variety of activities including the Oaks Park rides and my personal favorite, the agility dogs contest.

3pm-Midnight Fri / 11am-Midnight Sat / 11am-7pm Sun, All Ages, $5, (link)