Life in Portland Blog

June 2013 Picks


June 6th – 29th, 1PM : Various Locations
Each year, Pedalpalooza promises a plethora of pedal-propelled action in June, beginning with the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Party, a group ride starting at the South Park Blocks and winding around the city. All sorts of rides, jousting, a pedal picnic  and bike polo add up to a bicycle bonanza that will clear the air and fortify even the most sedentary soul.

2013 Milk Carton Boat Race
June 9th, 11AM : Westmoreland Park Casting Pond
The Dairy Farmers of Oregon Milk Carton Boat Race is a Rose Festival tradition that offers a memorable day for participants and spectators alike. Children and adults race and show off their handmade boats that float only be means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Creatively crafted watercraft will compete in seven categories for the coveted Best in Show milk can trophy.

Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly
June 10th, 7:30PM : Powell’s Books
Susan Schorn’s Smile at Strangers is a rollicking memoir about the rewards of risk and the surprising facts of safety and self-defense-where enlightenment is as much about embracing absurdity and landing a punch as finding that perfect method of meditation.

Theresa Caputo
June 12th, 7:30PM : Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
The sassy star of Long Island Medium will attempt to reconnect audience members with friends and relatives currently residing in the great beyond! Is it a gimmick? Probably, but her sense of humor and lack of presentation makes the mysticism easier to swallow.

Portland Pride Festival 2013
June 15th, 12PM : Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Let’s toast 40-plus years of Pride Festivals at Waterfront Park with annual amusements that include a fun run, live music, and the Pride Parade, a vivid and moving celebration of Portland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Portland Jewish Film Festival
June 16th – 30th, 7PM : Whitsell Auditorium
The Annual Jewish Film Festival delves into issues of faith, identity and tradition and provides insight from a host of different perspectives. A varied program of comedies, documentaries, and dramas reveals both the conflicts and simple joys of the Jewish faith.