August 9th, 2010 | by Sarah Davidson News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Almost Live: PDX Bridge Fest Brunch on the Bridge

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The final event of PDX Bridge Fest, Brunch on the Bridge, transformed the Hawthorne Bridge into a picnic area-slash-food cart pod for one morning on Saturday, Aug. 7. The event, which featured a strip of grass that covered the middle lanes of the bridge, was meant to raise awareness of hunger. While there were donation bins placed at the entrance to the bridge, the $40 ticket price only covered the cost of event production, and food wasn't included with admittance. So, while the exact ways in which this event helped the actually hungry were questionable, it was pretty darn cool. I mean, what other opportunity will we have to play croquet on the Hawthorne Bridge? People set up camp on the grass with extremely elaborate picnics (one group even had a candle!) and board games. Brunchers also munched on nosh from delicious food carts including Fat Kitty Falafel, the Burgerville Nomad and Koi Fusion. In case you missed it, here's an awesome set of time lapse images showing the event from start to finish.

All in all, in seems that the first ever PDX Bridge Fest was just about as exciting as, well, one would expect a two-week celebration of bridges to be.
 
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