Life in Portland Blog

July 2013 Picks


3rd Annual Steampunk Festival
July 5th – 7th : Double Tree Hotel
Get your fill of all things steampunk at Portland’s 3rd Annual Gear Con Festival. Their 2013 theme, Steampunk Americana, explores the history, literature, and technology of an early-Industrial-Age USA that never was.

A Prairie Home Companion
July 10th, 6-9PM : McMenamins Edgefield
Garrison Keillor and company re-create a trip to Lake Wobegon at McMenamins Edgefeild, with two hours of songs, surreal sketch comedy, and improvised nonsense.

12th Annual Mississippi Street Fair
July 13th 9AM-10PM : Between N. Fremont & N. Skidmore on Mississippi Ave.
The Mississippi Ave. Street Fair is an annual celebration of the history that makes N. Mississippi unique. The community building even honors residents, businesses and organizations all along Mississippi. This years fair will feature 200+ vendors & crafts, 32 bands, a craft brew garden, food carts and more.

Portland International Beerfest
July 19th @4PM & July 20th @12PM : Northwest Park Blocks
Brewers from around the globe work to impress the good people of Beervana with the most pleasing-and-powerful-pours.

What the Festival
July 26th 10AM-11PM : Wolf Run Ranch
Oregon’s second annual electronic music festival featuring a wonderland of experiences including three stages, a hookah lounge, organic food vendors, comedy acts, interactive artwork, in a bucolic forest setting.