Life in Portland Blog

Monthly Picks | September 2016

September 10th, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM | Kruger's Farm
This family-friendly event is a day-long celebration of fermented foods and beverages. Explore a makers marketplace that showcases the bounty of local food makers and brewers. Make and take home your own jar of pickles at the DIY pickling station. Learn about how to make fermented foods and why you should eat them at workshops and presentations by local and regional experts. Set on Kruger’s 150-acre farm on beautiful Sauvie Island, this is the biggest fermentation festival in the Pacific Northwest.

September 10th, 7:00 PM | American Legion Post 134
This WWII vintage variety and burlesque show recreates the magic of a Hollywood canteen that operated during the 1940’s as a club, offering dancing, drinks, and entertainment for servicemen. The evening will feature dancing pin-ups, comedy, variety acts, soulful lounge singers, raffle-ticket selling beauties, and more than a few surprises. With entertainment and retro atmosphere at every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into bygone era.

September 22nd-26th, 7:30 PM | Zidell Yards
Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to the drive-in at Zidell Yards under the Ross Island Bridge. Gates open at 5 PM, so come early and enjoy food and drink for sale by local food-carts. Sound will be broadcast on an outdoor speaker system, or you can tune in on FM radio — just like old times. If you don’t have a car, bring a chair and warm blankets, and find your spot in front for some pop cinema classics. 

September 24th | Various Locations
Take advantage of this annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Hosted by Smithsonian magazine, the event provides free tickets for admission for two to museums and cultural Institutions across the country. With 19 participating museums in Oregon, you can revisit your favorite or check out a new one.