Some events this weekend featuring food carts and trucks throughout Portland
The 2nd annual Jade Night Market takes place in southeast Portland off 82nd and Division. In 2014, the market attracted 20,000 people – a huge success. In 2015, the market has two nights – August 15 and August 22. A celebration of one of Portland’s most culturally diverse areas. Division street will be closed from 80th-82nd and the market is using the PCC campus for the event. The list of vendors is extensive. Both Saturdays, the event runs from 5-10pm with food, retail and live music. On Saturday, the 15th, Portland’s own The Slants will be the featured band. More details about the Jade Night Market can be found at Apano.org
The crazy Adult Soapbox Derby is Saturday on Mt. Tabor. 19 years and counting, Portland’s finest freaks pull out their home built creations to bullet down from the top of Mt. Tabor using only gravity and skilled driving to survive. A truly Portland event that has been around before the New York Times discovered our ice cream. There will be numerous food trucks at the event including Bunk Sandwiches. Oh and beer. Can’t forget the beer. More details at Soapboxracer.com.
The North American Organic Brewers Festival celebrates 11 years of showcasing some of the region’s best beers at Overlook Park this weekend. From Thursday to Sunday, you’ll be able to quaff your palate with beers from 13 Virtues, Agrarian Ales, Bison Organic out of Berkeley, Falling Sky, Finnriver Farm and Cidery from Chimacum WA, Hopworks, Pinkus Muller from Germany, Vagabond out of Salem and many more. Food vendors include The Dump Truck, Urban German, Farm to Fire Pizza, Portland Curry Co. and more. The best part of this event is the location – Overlook park is right across from a Yellow line MAX station and has great views of both downtown, Forest Park and Portland’s NW industrial area. More details at NAOBF.org
There are so many events happening in this fine city, it is difficult to keep track. Just remember, your favorite food carts and trucks are open, so if you’re hungry, drop on by and enjoy.