This Weekend in Portland: 2.26 – 2.28

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.


Chillfest 2016 at Hallowed Halls

This Friday night, if you find yourself thinking, “Damn, I wish there was a killer, free, all ages show,” your luck is incredible and your timing impeccable — because there is! It’s Chillfest 2016 at Hallowed Halls – a historic library converted into a top shelf recording studio. When we highlighted the new studio/label a couple month ago, there was brief chatter about Chillfest, but now it’s really here, and it should be a great time. With a seven act line-up (including Autonomics, Foxy Lemon, and more), the party will likely go into the night. Remember: it’s BYOB. – A.S.

All Ages, 6pm, Free, BYOB, (link)

A Clockwork Orange 45th Anniversary Showing at Mission Theater

If a bit of good, old-fashioned ultraviolence is your thing, maybe the 45th anniversary screening of A Clockwork Orange is in the cards. While I’m sort of in disbelief that the film is already 45 years old, it is indeed a timeless, sci-fi classic, so bring your droogs with ya to the Mission Theater, and check it out. And if you want to make a whole day of classic flicks, Mission will be screening Annie Hall as well as Fargo earlier in the day. – A.S.

17+ or with parent, 9pm, $3 Youth and $4 Adult, (link)


The Ghost Ease (Live Album Release) and Golden Hour at Bunk Bar

Banana Stand Media have been documenting various distinct, outstanding members of the local music community from their intimate basement studio over the past several years. The latest edition to their ever-growing portrait of the Portland music community is a live album from The Ghost Ease – who earned themselves a spot on our Best Local Albums of 2015 list with Raw. The dark, ethereal power trio play Bunk Bar this Saturday night with support from Golden Hour to celebrate the release of their Live From the Banana Stand album. Watch their performance of “Supermoon (In Scorpio)” from the live album below. – T.L.

21+, 9pm, $5, (link)


Mt Portland Compilation Release Party with And And And, Joel Magid, and Candace at Rontoms

Local songwriter Joel Magid changed the game of compilations in creating Mt. Portland. Rather than mish-mashing variously produced tracks into essentially just a mix-CD, Magid created the studio album of local comps, bringing thirteen of the city’s finest bands – including Ah God, And And And, The DomesticsMinden, Sama Dams and more –  into SE Portland’s Buzz or Howl Studios to track brand new songs. To celebrate the release of this mind-blowingly ridiculous album, a slew of artists from the comp will bring the ruckus Sunday night at Rontoms. Come to grab a free copy of Mt. Portland on vinyl, stay for the beautiful people and incredible bands. – T.L.

21+, 8pm, Free, (link)

Saturday and Sunday

Brick Cascade LEGO Exp

I think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who is not a fan of LEGOs. Like, if I ever met someone who didn’t like LEGOs, I’d probably think there’s something wrong with them. This weekend is your chance to go see some of the most intricate and amazing creations from all over the world, constructed and imagined by adults and children alike. There’ll be more bricks than a Rigsketball game! – A.S.

All Ages, 10am-4pm, $9 per person or $32 for four, (link)