With fake summer transitioning to real summer this month, it’s time to go full throttle on the Portland traditions of beer, cocktails, bacon, and nudity. These eight essential June events tick off all those boxes. Oh, and there’s cider for good measure.
The first week of June is dedicated to every hipster's not-Pabst favorite drink, the Negroni. Dozens of bars and restaurants around the city are putting their own spins on the classic. And it’s all for charity -- so you should absolutely get another round. Or six.
Contrary to Steve Martin’s insistence on the SNL anniversary show, Jon Lovitz isn’t dead. To prove it, he’ll be at Helium to tell jokes and endure cries of “it stinks” from the seats of Portland’s most intimate comedy club.
Most cities have beer weeks. But when you’re the best damned beer city in the US, you have to go big. Luckily, the week includes the Fruit Beer Fest, the Battle of the Belgians, the Rye Beer Fest, the Beer & Cheese Fest, beer dinners, a pig roast, and, um, more fests.