PORTLAND, Ore. — The Fourth of July has come and gone but the weekend is here! Each week, KGW provides a list of events and food options you may want to try in the Portland area over the weekend.
Waterfront Blues Festival
The annual Waterfront Blues Festival began on the Fourth of July but it continues through the weekend in Portland! Gates open at 11 a.m. each day with the festival beginning at noon. The day is filled with dozens of musical acts on multiple stages. Click here to see the full lineup. Single-day tickets are $20 online in advance or $25 at the gates.
Portland Craft Beer Festival
You can cool off in the summer sun at the 5th Portland Craft Beer Festival. The four-day festival features only beers, ciders and wines that are crafted within the city limits of Portland. It’s truly a local craft beer festival. Admission is 21+ only Friday and Saturday. All ages are welcome on Sunday. Admission is $30 and comes with a cup and 10 beer tickets.
It’s a great weekend to get out to the ballpark. Both the Hillsboro Hops and Portland Pickles have homestands. The Hops play at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night and 4 p.m. on Sunday. A fireworks show will follow Friday night’s game. Kids ages 3-12 can run the bases after Saturday’s game. The Pickles play at 7 p.m. Friday. They play two games, one at 1 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. on Saturday. They play again at 5 p.m. Sunday night.
St. Paul Rodeo
If you’re looking to get away from Portland for a day, you could head south to the St. Paul Rodeo. The rodeo began on Tuesday but doesn’t end until Saturday night. Nearly 1,000 people will compete in the five-day event. Friday evening’s show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday night’s show. The event also features a carnival and an art show that are free to check out.
- What: St. Paul Rodeo
- When: Friday, July 5, to Saturday, July 6
- Where: St. Paul Rodeo
Reverend’s BBQ has been serving up the finest barbecue in Portland since 2014. Their menu includes St. Louis-style smoked pork ribs, beef brisket and Carolina pork shoulder. They also feature comfort food classics like fried chicken, hushpuppies and wedge salad. Visit them at 7712 SE 13th Ave.
PDX Sliders is known for its made from scratch menu that was named one of the 10 best burger spots in the country in 2016 by National Geographic. The menu not only includes tasty burgers like the Sellwood, made with a beef patty, sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, butter lettuce and aioli on a brioche bun, but also salads, loaded fries and cocktails. Visit them at 1605 SE Bybee Blvd.
Pizzeria Otto is a family-friendly neighborhood joint devoted to serving top-notch thin-crust Neapolitan pies, fresh salad using only local ingredients, craft beers and wine. Visit them at 6708 NE Sandy Blvd.
Off the Griddle
Off the Griddle has been in Portland for over six years. What first started as a food cart has grown into a brick and mortar at 6526 SE Foster Rd. The menu features made from scratch veggie burgers, fries, sandwiches, an ever-widening array of comfort foods, most of which are available gluten-free. They also offer signature cocktails.