Willamette Week's Best of Portland Party, presented by New Seasons Market, is back! On Wednesday, July 13, WW closes NW Quimby Street from 5 to 9 p.m. for the most epic block party Slabtown has ever seen. The party is open to the public of all ages. New this year: the Best BBQ Championship, featuring the head chefs from Podnah's Pit Barbecue, Reverends BBQ, Russell Street BBQ, Southland Whiskey Kitchen and others TBA. These chefs go head-to-head, with meat provided by Nicky USA, slinging samples for 500 VIP ticket holders who will crown a People's Choice Champion. Tickets and free RSVPs available now.

Enjoy vendors and samples ranging from Portland's favorite popsicles to s'mores to barbershops, budtenders, bike shops and bakers. Tattoo artists, condiment makers, child care providers, kettlebell instructors, vodka distillers and so much more, including surprise visits from some favorite local celebrities, showcase what makes Portland a weird and wonderful place to live.

Get your urban vinyasa on with a neighborhood yoga studio or try your hand at a game of "horse" against Portland's best athlete. Music will be provided by XRAY.FM Wednesday evening line-up, including WW's Best of Portland Reader's Poll "Best Radio Show (Music)" finalist DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. You never know what you'll find at WW's Best of Portland Party, but you can bet there will be something for everyone.

Proceeds from the party benefit nonprofit partner Village Gardens, Janus Youth Programs, a community supported agriculture organization in North Portland providing individual and family garden plots, employment opportunities for adults and teens, after-school and summer activities for children, homework clubs, an emerging livestock project, a Community Health Worker program, our youth-run entrepreneurial businesses and more.


+ RSVP for free, OR…

+ Purchase a $22 BBQ Ticket (21+, includes two beers), OR…

+ Purchase a $18 BBQ Ticket (for under 21, or designated driver, does not include beer).

See you on the street, July 13.

Poster artwork by Sean Dutton (IG: sensasean).

Partners include:

Presenting Sponsor: New Seasons Market

Nonprofit Partner: Village Gardens

Reverend's BBQ

Russell Street BBQ

Podnah's Pit

Southland Whiskey Kitchen

1927 S'mores

Atlas Cider

Aunt Fannie's

Breakside Brewery


City Liquidators

Coors Peak

Core Power


Digital Smoke PDX

Fulcrum Fitness

Green Mountain Energy/PGE

Henry's Hard Soda

Heritage Barber Shop

Jensen's GF Bakery


Mead Market

MuscifestNW/Project Pabst

New Deal Distilling

Oregon Beinget


PepsiCo (Caleb's Kola)

Portland Cider Co.

Portland Juice Co/Stellar Pops

Portland Soda Works


River City Bikes

Secret Aardvark Trading Co.

The Cheerful Bullpen

The Unipiper

Tito's Vodka

Untatto Parlor

Viso (Energy Drink)

Warrior Room



Zed's Real Fruit Ice Cream

…and more TBA

For information about vendor openings or sponsorship, please email events@wweek.com. Or download the 2016 sponsorship deck.

To buy a VIP ticket or RSVP for free, click here.

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