Downtown News – Summer 2014!

Music on Main Street
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 9th annual Music on Main Street outdoor concert series. The free concerts are held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between Southwest Broadway & Park Ave., next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Music on Main Street 2014 Schedule

July 9 – Billie and the Holidays – featuring Liz Vice
July 16 – Nowhere Band
July 23 – Brothers and Sister
July 30 – Vagabond Opera
August 6 – Morning Ritual with Ben Darwish
August 13 – Melao de Cuba
August 20 – Swan Sovereign
August 27 – Obo Addy Drummers
*Performers subject to change

Oregon Brewers Festival
Join 85,000 beer lovers from around the world will take part in the 27th annual celebration of craft beer. The Oregon Brewers Festival, one of the nation’s longest-running and best-loved craft beer festivals. It runs July 23 through July 27 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Event hours are noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission into the festival grounds is free. In order to consume beer, purchase of a 2014 souvenir 12.8-ounce tasting glass is required and costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay four tokens for a full glass of beer, or one token for a taste. There are no advance tickets sold to the festival; all purchases are made on-site.

Pioneer Courthouse Square
101.9 Kink presents Portland Farmers Market at the Square, July & August Mondays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., nearly 40 local farmers and food artisans will take root in downtown Portland, bringing the best of the country to the heart of the city.’
Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series, July & August Tuesdays & Thursdays, noon – 1 p.m., showcasing the best in regional and local musical talent!
Flicks on the Bricks presented by SmartPark, Fridays, 7 – 11 p.m., Be sure to bring a low back chair or blanket to truly make the Square your “living room.”
Annual NW Book Festival, July 26, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Over 100 critically acclaimed authors will be featured at the 6th annual NW Book Festival. Local authors and authors from California, Washington, New York will be present.

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