Couldn't afford a vacation this summer? It's not too late! The new MAX Green Line, beginning service this Saturday, Sept. 12, opens up new horizons for a "staycation" within 39 minutes of downtown! Endless opportunities for pleasure and excitement are located within easy walking distance of each environmentally friendly train station in outer southeast Portland and Clackamas! Come and see! PHOTOS BY MIKE PERRAULT.

THRILL!

Airman
SE Main St.

GAPE!

SE Powell Blvd.

MARVEL!

Lents Town Center.

GASP!

SE Fuller Road.

SWOON!

Clackamas Town Center.
CELEBRATE IT: The Max Green Line grand opening celebration takes place in Pioneer Courthouse Square and Clackamas Town Center. 11:30 am-6 pm Saturday, Sept. 12. Free.

See More of Aaron's Adventure in the Slideshow Below! To read about each thrilling location, enlarge the slideshow to full screen and click the "Show Info" button. Totally worth it!

Headout Picks

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 9

BENOÎT PIOULARD
Berbati’s Pan, 231 SW Ankeny St., 248-4579. 9:30 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.

THURSDAY SEPT. 10

BLOCK ICE PROPANE
Winningstad Theatre, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, 248-4335. 8:30 pm Thursday-Saturday. $15-$20.

[SCREEN] WINNIPEG BABYSITTER
Daniel Barrow's amazing collection of programming from the '80s heyday of Canadian cable-access TV. The Works at Washington High School, 531 SE 14th Ave. 10:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 10. $8-$10.

FRIDAY SEPT. 11

CLIPSE
Til the Casket Drops
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 9 pm. $25 advance, $30 day of show. 21+.

SATURDAY SEPT. 12

AMYO/TINYRAGE
The Works at Washington High School, 531 SE 14th Ave. 6:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 10-12. $15-$20.

[DISH] WIDMER BROTHERS OKTOBERFEST
Accordion tunes! German sausages! Commemorative steins of German ale! Aaaaand Dr. Theopolis. Widmer Brothers Brewing, 929 N Russell St., 281-3333. 3-11:30 pm. $1 beer tokens, 4 tokens for one stein of beer. This event is 21+.

[GREEN] MUDDY BOOT FESTIVAL
The eco-crowd converges for an outdoors fest packed with sustainable lifestyle talks, wine, food and live tunes. St. Philip Neri Church grounds, 2408 SE 16th Ave., muddyboot.org. Noon-9 pm Saturday, noon-6 pm Sunday, Sept. 12-13. $5, free for kids 11 and under.

SUNDAY SEPT. 13

PATTON OSWALT
Newmark Theatre, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, 800-745-3000. 7:30 pm. $25-31.