September is here. But so is the summer vibe. Got ideas about hitting the outdoors, and a couple of choice sublime and sublimely ridiculous things to do inside.
1. Chehalem Valley Food, Wine & Art Festival. Saturday: Enjoy the beautiful setting at Oakhurst Farms in Newberg while listening to live music, sipping on world-class local wines, watching a masterpiece being created right in front our eyes and having a tasty nibble to top it off. Also come out early the morning of the Festival at 9:00am for a bike ride through the Chehalem Valley. More HERE.
2. Belmont Street Fair. Saturday: Explore the neighborhood in this full day of fun for the entire family. Live music, art, entertainment, shopping and good food. If you only driven along Belmont, and never stopped to explore, here's your chance. More HERE.
3. Portland Baconfest. Yup! It’s back for the 4th year! Yet one more thing it seems Portland does really well. And the people at EastBurn are the ones to do it right. Vendors will be selling everything you could imagine having to do with the meat candy we know as BACON! Saturday Noon-10PM. Admission: $5 + suggested 2 can food donation for Oregon Food Bank. More HERE.
4.SAMSARA. From the guys who brought us BARAKA and CHRONOS, comes a new film made over a period of nearly 5 years and 25 countries. It's described as a "guided meditation, "on the cycle of birth, death and rebirth." SAMSARA is it's all about "impermanence"; how ancient cultures and traditions persist against the odds, in the realm of handicrafts, performance, visual art. The makers of "Samsara" declined to shoot digitally, preferring the texture and sheen of 70-millimeter cameras — not easy to lug around the world but worth it. No dialogue but rather, a travelogue of the human condition, without judgement. OPENS 9/7 AT FOX TOWER. See trailer, below the 5.
5. JIM GAFFIGAN. "Hot Pockets" guy is in Portland at the Keller Saturday 9/8. Early show is sold out, but there's room for you for the late show.