Bevvy of bliss
In what many Portlanders call an " Average Weekend," this hot August season brings us a cornucopia of bounty from the river to alley and a bonus in the western skies.
First: The Waterfront is getting no lack of action this summer as the Bite of Oregon kicks off with exploding deliciousness for all senses. Besides the food, beer and wine there's Soul for the soul - the music, man! Whatever you're doing to relax can't beat good food, beer and rock. Work hard, play easy.
Holy cow - Iron Chef America's CAT CORA is gonna be there around 2:45, haatchi maatchi, I love that show. The Iron Chef Oregon competition will be happening off and on Friday and Saturday.
Rad rad: In Hillsboro the annual Oregon Air Show up up and away. This year, The Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car, the Army's Golden Knight's parachite crews, and the US Patriots bring the big aerial adventure. plus fireworks!
And just to prove I'm not some hedonist non-do-gooder, Providence Portland is just one of the hard working medical marks of excellence in this town. The heart and vascular institute will benefit from the Bridge Pedal Sunday morning. (Oh yeah, beware drivers, they close em all for that one) Saturday, the health and wellness fair is FREE at the Double Tree hotel at Lloyd Center.
Plus later in the month some local bands are doing a benefit for Providence cancer institute, more on that next week.
Still with me? As the real Olympic coverage begins, this next mind-blowing event has so many wonderful things in it I'll feel like a Wonka factory winner.
Willamette Week and Pabst are cosponsoring the Bartender Olympics at the bowling alley on SE Powell Sunday.
To enter, it's $10, ya gotta pre register. Get this: PBR shotgunnin', beer mat toss, pinball comp and sudden death bowl-off, drink mixing competition,and a BINGE EATING competition! Did I mention that's it's all happening at a BOWLING ALLEY? Hot dang!