Event of the Week Watch as teams that are in better shape than you run continuously around the Portland International Raceway track for 24hrs to a non-stop live soundtrack by bands like The Builders and the Butchers, Menomena, and Blitzen Trapper at the 8-Track Relay race & music festival. Get the whole lineup, and get your pass, here
Friday, July 19th Experience PDX Pop Now!, three days of totally free music at the Eastbank Lot featuring an almost all-local lineup of musical superheroes on multiple stages. See the entire schedule right here
Unleash your inner Merry Prankster at Mississippi Studios' two-day Sometimes A Great Notion Fest, featuring White Fang, Pink Skull, and more. Get tix for the weekend here
Head out to the farmlands of Willamina for the Wildwood Music Fest, featuring three days of camping at performances by the Cave Singers, Hillstomp, and more. The full lineup's right here
Hopsy Gives You Fresh Beer From the Tap in the Comfort of Your Own Home
Local Lady We Love, and Where to Meet Her Meet Imari McDermott, who works behind the scenes of the magazine ads that totally make you want to buy new shoes as the head of McDermott Management, where she hooks photogs up with clients around the world. The recovering Jersey girl (who still just can't shake Ben Affleck) has plied her trade all over the world, from Paris, to Berlin, to NYC, to Hollywood, and now in PDX. She's also braved the wilds of Kenya on safari, where baby elephants made her cry.
When she's not stalking the Oregon Zoo's elephant herd, you can find her obsessing over brunch at Tasty n Sons, sipping vodka at Sidecar 11, tapping into tapas at Toro Bravo, attacking a grilled cheese at Box Social, or basking in the non-Kenyan sun of Interurban's patio.