Your PDX guide to the 4th of July

Portland It's nearly America's birthday, so make sure you have a 4th of July weekend worthy of Ben Franklin with plenty of patriotic eating and drinking... although probably fewer Parisian courtesans.

Thursday, July 3rd: Portland’s annual 4th of July fest, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, kicks off today and runs through the weekend. Continue Reading

Friday, July 4th: Those in the know are aware that the fireworks at Fort Vancouver blow Portland’s out of the water.

Friday, July 4th: The City of North Plains is doing its typical colonial festival, which means food, beer gardens, and 13 different colonial stations, all for America’s greatest day.

Friday, July 4th: Walk around and drink beer all day on a totally holiday-appropriate tour of historic Portland breweries? Sounds about right.

Friday, July 4th: Besaw’s is hosting a 4th of July BBQ picnic from 4-7pm! Bring a blanket and set yourself up on the lawn for some pork sandwiches, slaw, tater salad, and more.

Friday, July 4th: Bowery Bagels will be offering special sandwiches on the 4th. What are they? Stop by to find out...