Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do and See in Portland May 8-10


FRIDAY, MAY 8Ensiferum, Korpiklaani [FOLK METAL] Some pagan metal bands craft music appropriate for lighting candles during a ritual under the full moon. Then there are bands such as Helsinki’s Ensiferum (Finnish for “sword bearing”) that are aimed at those who grew up on reruns of The Smurfs and Fraggle Rock. That’s not necessarily meant as a dis. Ensiferum has mastered the art of ...   More
Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Enid Spitz

Logsdon Walks Away from Cheers to Belgian Beers

Protesting Rules Changes, Two-Time Defending People's Choice Champ Will Pour Free Peche 'N' Brett at Belmont Station Instead


Food & Drink
There's a battle of Belgians brewing this weekend. A prominent Oregon brewery, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, backed out of one of Portland's premiere beer festivals just two days before the event, while scheduling a rival tasting across town.Portland's once-quirky and much-beloved Cheers to Belgian Beers, an event started by Belgian-focused local brewers but now run by the Brewers ...   More
Friday, April 19, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Ninkasi to Brew Out Yonder

Yonder Mountain String Band teams up with Eugene Brewer and other local beer news.


Food & Drink
On the heels of a big festival celebrating the confluence of beer and music—the daylong Malt Ball that paired local bands with their brew counterparts—Eugene-based Ninkasi reveals it will brew a exclusive light, summer ale for the Annual String Summit.The four-day twang-fest featuring bluegrass, folk, and jam bands is always headlined by Yonder Mountain String Band. Not only does the brewery return ...   More
Friday, April 13, 2012 Brian Yaeger


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