Another beautiful Portland summer weekend . . . . We have plenty of time the rest of the year to spend at our fine indoor venues . . . but now it's time to enjoy our music outside.
Whatever you think about the development of North Mississippi Ave (and the gentrification of much of North Portland in general) aside, Saturday brings us the annual Mississippi Street Fair with four stages of music going from 1 pm until 8:30 pm. Lineup of great local bands include Norman Sylvester, the Freak Mt Ramblers, Linda Hornbuckle, The Dimes, Stephanie Schneiderman, James Low, Tahoe Jackson, Swing Papillon, Jessica Stiles, Matt Sheehy, Weinland . . . . should be fun . . . come on out for a wander, a bite and an earful.
If you didn't catch The Minus Five on Friday night at the Doug Fir, there's another chance this evening in Forest Grove at the SakeOne summer music series. . . . 6:30, $10 (20% goes to Mercy Corp's Voices for Silent Disasters Fund)
On Sunday, the Doug Fir's Pickin' on Sunday gets off to a great start with Pete Krebs and Casey Neill. Kick back the patio for acoustic sets from each. Now that's a fine way to spend a lazy summer afternoon . . . 3 pm, free