OK, adults, it's time to be a kid again. Grass Hut
, a Portland art cooperative headquartered on East Burnside Street, has organized the Grass Hut Camp Scout
program for people to fine-tune their rabblerousing skills while the summer weather is perfect. In the words of one WW
staffer, “The next three months are Portland's best kept secret,” and Grass Hut's activities will help you enjoy it. While the legality of some of Grass Hut's scheduled activities is questionable, they sound like a blast and a half, and everyone is welcome, so what the hell.
Every participant gets a bandanna and an official patch for being a Scout, and buttons for participating in different adventures. “You also get a warm & fuzzy feeling knowing that you are totally living the heck out of life while you can," says Grass Hut's website
. "Trust us, being a Camp Scout is cool.”
This year's activities include:
July 5: Yarn Craft – make friendship bracelets, kites, gods eyes and other yarn trinkets
July 19: Tour de Oregon City – a bike ride that loops around Portland, Sellwood, Milwaukee, Oregon City and back
August 2: Skate or Die Trying – Skateboarding! “No roller blades allowed, long boards are kind-of welcomed.” Kind of skater-snobby, but we can deal.
August 16: Public Art Knights – “Spray paint, tag, wheat paste and other fun stuff all around town in the dark dodging the cops.” Pretty darn sure that's illegal. But also pretty darn sure it's badass.
August 30: All Sports (Park Edition) – Play every sport known to man! Like Archery, Horseshoes, Kickball, Freeze Tag, Tree Climbing, Badminton, Squirrel Fishing, Freestyle Yoga and Butt Boxing to name a few.
To register simply call, email or just show up.
811 E. Burnside