Portland Thursday, May 8th: Ground Kontrol’s bi-monthly Free Play Party gets a little monstrous with a celebration of the 60th anniversary and reboot of Godzilla. $5 for as many arcade games as you can play, plus, prizes!

Thursday, May 8th: De La Soul's been dead a while, but DJ Beyondadoubt's I’ve Got A Hole In My Soul parties at Holocene aren't kicking the bucket until tonight. Stop by for the last one ever.  Continue Reading

Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Thursday, May 8th: The Bridgetown Comedy Festival kicks off today, so make sure you laugh at least once this weekend. And not just at the fact that Carrot Top is headlining. Kidding! He's not even performing... but that would have been hilarious.

Friday, May 9th: OMSI’s super-rad science-meets-food dinners continue with Remedy Wine’s Ingrid Chen, who's serving you four courses plus beer! Ha, made you look! It's actually four courses plus wine.

Friday, May 9th: WhiskeyFest Northwest begins! Like you need an excuse to drink... but if you'd like one, then you should know that proceeds from all the sweet, local whiskey you swill, and all the badass, local street food you eat go to charity.


Saturday, May 10th: Dante’s is hosting what’s sure to be the world’s best, and certainly the longest-running, Michael Jackson tribute, Who’s Bad? Tickets can be found over here

Sunday, May 11th: Call your mother... or take her to brunch at some place like EastBurn, where they're serving mimosas and bacon cinnamon rolls, so you'll both be happy.

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1. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade 511 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209 (Downtown)

Classic arcade 'n drink emporium Ground Kontrol has been remodeled/upgraded to version "3.0", which brings new comfy flooring, an LED-heavy Tron grid-esque interior.

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2. Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214 (Buckman)

This music and events space hosts cool dance parties and music acts.

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3. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (East Portland)

Get swept away in the planetarium, a real USS Blueback (the Navy's last non-nuclear, fast-attack submarine), or head to the OmniMax Theater to view a film on dinosaurs (because you're never too old to live our your paleontologist career-dream...).

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4. Dante's 350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209 (Downtown)

This concert venue and club Downtown features a rotating array of shows plus killer dance parties and drinks.

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5. EastBurn 1800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 (Kerns)

With casual dining and a skiball-intensive beer ball downstairs -- plus swinging hammock chairs everywhere and swinging benches at its courtyard tables -- EastBurn is a neighborhood mainstay. There’s also full dinner service outside, making this bar close to being a restaurant.