Stephanie’s Portland Picks for June 1 – 15

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Featured Event

For over a century, Fleet Week has been part of the Rose Festival. Welcome members of the US Navy, US Coast Guard and the Canadian Royal Navy as they make Portland home from Wednesday, June 8th through Sunday, June 12th. Come down to Tom McCall Waterfront Park for FREE ship tours. Check out all the latest news and ship tour hours at the Rose Festival website:

Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

Celebrate Holocene’s 13th birthday on Thursday, June 2nd with a FREE show! DJ set by Shy Girls and other musical and dance acts. 8:30 pm.

Get your groove on at the Waves showcase night on Saturday, June 4th at The Liquor Show.

Another great FREE show is happening at Holocene on Thursday, June 9th. Willamette Week presents: Pulse. If you haven’t had a chance to catch rap/hip hop artist The Last Arful, Dodgr, you are in for a treat. Say hi, she’s as friendly as she is talented. 8:30 pm.

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid are celebrating 3 years of the joyous and ever-crowded Tropitaal at The Goodfoot on Saturday, June 11th! See you there! $5 cover, 9 pm.

Holocene, you are my SPOT lately. The mind-blowing Secret Drum Band is playing there Tuesday, June 14th. $10 cover, 8:30 pm.

Food and Drink

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is moving to the North Park Blocks this year. Running from June 10th through the 12th, this all-ages event also features notable food vendors so you don’t drink on an empty stomach. General admission packages start at $25, which includes a glass and 12 drink tickets. Buy your admission in advance and get 3 extra drink tickets. Four-ounce pours cost 1 to 3 drink tickets.


The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is back! From Wednesday, June 1st through Sunday, June 5th, catch a show at either Doug Fir Lounge or Revolution Hall. Passes are priced at $119 to $275.

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