The Portland Rose Festival

There is only a handful of things more Portland as F**k (#PAF) than the Portland Rose Festival, which officially kicks off the summer season in the City of Roses.

With its family-friendly parades, Fleet Week, Dragon Boat Races, and the hard-to-ignore Fun Center– I mean, Cityfair–on Tom McCall Waterfront Park, it’s no wonder that the Portland Rose Festival has been part of Portland culture for over 100 years.

Tonight’s Starlight Parade at 8:30 pm marks the beginning of this annual two-week celebration.  Yours truly may actually watch it this year. 🙂

#41 – Mixed Tape .03

We’re keeping the local music train chugging along with this third installment of The PDX Beat “Mixed Tape” featuring tunes from Portland musicians The Zags, The Domestics, Albatross, There Is No Mountain, Ghost Towns, Moorea Masa, The Fourth Wall, and Ezra Bell.

THE ZAGS

THE DOMESTICS

ALBATROSS

THERE IS NO MOUNTAIN

GHOST TOWNS

MOOREA MASA

THE FOURTH WALL

EZRA BELL

 

SoundCloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/jonsquaredmedia/the-pdx-beat-episode-41

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Featured songs:

Additional music: “Cataracts” by Sweet Nothing

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#40 – The Portland Mercado

Jamie Melton from The Portland Mercado talked to me about Portland’s very first Latino public market, which features food carts, cafes, a bar, and shopping.

The Portland Mercado

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Background music by Sweet Nothing (artist retains original copyright)

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