This Weekend in Portland: 11.6 – 11.8

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.

Friday & Saturday

HUMP! 2015 Film Fest at Revolution Hall

It’s that time again — the 2015 edition of HUMP! is here, and you have the chance to check it out for yourself. You may recall that earlier this year, we checked out the Best of HUMP! showcase, and well… that was quite an experience! The film fest extends over two weekends (this one and next), with a total of 13 showings, however seven of those screenings are already sold out, so hurry up and get your tickets soon, or risk sitting at home not watching porn with strangers.

$20 advance/$25 DOS, (link)


CMJ_DayCMJ College Day on Tour: Northwest Emerging Artists and Non-Commercial Radio

Even though CMJ week was a couple weeks ago, that doesn’t mean we should stop thinking about non-commercial radio. This Saturday it’s CMJ College Day on Tour, which will be an all-day event worth attending if you have any in-depth interest in music or radio business. There will be one-on-ones, panels, roundtables, you name it, about topics like music licensing, running a station, working with labels, and more. On top of all that, it’ll feature performances from Jackson Boone, the Ghost Ease, and Sabonis. Sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday.

10:30am-8pm, all ages, $35 (link)

Wordstock 2015: Portland’s Book Festival

If the music and radio world isn’t up your alley, then maybe you’d prefer the Wordstock festival from Literary Arts, taking place this weekend at PAM. Featuring over 80 authors, 40 events, 17 workshops, and of course a beer garden, Wordstock sounds like a bookworm’s paradise. Started in 2005, Wordstock is proud to be a leader in the Pacific Northwest literary community. If you’re in high school, bring a valid high school ID, and you’ll get in for free. On top of all that, admission includes a day pass to PAM. Worth it.

9am-6pm, all ages, $15 (link)


Radiation City and Deep Sea Diver at Mississippi Studios

Is it fair to consider Radiation City a Portland classic? They’ve only been around for 6 years, but in that time, they’ve easily become one of the more recognizable bands around town. Having recently signed with Polyvinyl, and finished up the recording of their latest record at Tiny Telephone Recording with John Vanderslice, the next several months should bring plenty for Rad City fans. Supporting will be Jessica Dobson’s project Deep Sea Diver, an act that can be as quiet as it can be powerful.

10pm, 21+, $12 advance/$14 DOS (link)


MLS Playoffs: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, Game 2

For those of you who aren’t aware, the Major League Soccer playoffs are currently underway, and the Timbers are right in the thick of it. Last weekend they played to a 0-0 draw at home against the Whitecaps, and now they travel to Vancouver for the second leg of the tie. This is aggregate (a.k.a. combined) scoring, meaning the scores from game one and two get added up, and that’s how we determine the winner. If it ends 0-0, there’s overtime, and if it ends 1-1 (or a draw with any result greater than 0-0) the Timbers go through, because they shut Vancouver out at home. Complex, I know. Go to the viewing party and learn the rules in person. Although, really, as long as you’re watching the game and drinking beer, you’re the real winner here.

7pm, FOX Sports 1, most bars with a television, or the official viewing party (link)