Where to Celebrate Memorial Day 2016 in Portland

by Alexander Frane on May 24, 2016 in Roundups
Where to Celebrate Memorial Day 2016 in Portland

Memorial Day Weekend is an indicator of the beginning of summer in Portland, as gray skies and rain finally give way to sunny weather and patio dining. It’s a three-day weekend for many, and an opportunity to escape the city for a few days. Because of this, most restaurants and bars avoid hosting Memorial Day events, but we’ve rounded up a few if you don’t have plans yet for the weekend. If we missed any of the going-ons this Memorial Day Weekend, let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

EastBurn has events for most holidays, and Memorial Day is no exception. To take advantage of an extra weekend day, EastBurn is throwing an extra weekend brunch on Monday the 30th. The details haven’t been fully released, but we know there will be a ham, bacon, and egg brunch burger, as well as Bloody Mary specials. No reservations needed for this event: it’s first come, first served. (1800 E Burnside St.; 503-236-2876)

Wine Country Weekend
May is Oregon Wine Month, and the celebrations culminate with the Memorial Weekend Wine Country celebration. Over 100 wineries, including some of the smaller, more private vintners, will be participating with a variety of tastings, parties, classes, picnics, and more. The event lasts all three days of the weekend and is held all over the state. Find out more information about what your nearest or favorite wineries are doing at the event page.

Rose Festival Fireworks
Memorial Day Weekend also marks the beginning of the Rose Festival Weekend, which includes a fair, parades, fleet week, the Rose Queen coronation, and more. The weekend festivities begin on Friday with a firework show on the waterfront. While you can always join the crowds at the waterfront to watch them from below, we suggest heading to one of our favorite bars with a view to watch them with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand.

Portland Flea + Food Market
Every last Sunday of the month is the Portland Flea Market, hosted at Jacobsen Salt Co. and Rejuvenation. This monthly event gathers Portland designers, curators, crafters, and food purveyors, and is generally just a great party to celebrate Portland craft and culture. Without work the next day, you can spend extra time perusing goods and sampling drinks and food. There are usually a few food carts around the market, and more food and drinks sold inside the Jacobsen Salt building.

Photo via Flickr user Chris Harley 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

If you're the kind of alcoholic who needs to have booze on your person at all times, Groupon has just the product for you: prosecco-flavored nail poli...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Mar 22, 2017
The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

A recent IndieGoGo campaign has resulted in a coffee table with everything you could want: the Sobro Refrigera...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 22, 2017
Celebrate Wine & The Women of Marvel at Pairings Portland Wine Shop, March 23-26

Celebrate Wine & The Women of Marvel at Pairings Portland Wine Shop, March 23-26

This weekend, Thursday March 23 through Sunday March 26, join the fun with wines made by female winemakers pai...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 21, 2017
SPONSORED
Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Soon, you'll be able to enjoy cold brew coffee with the alcohol percentage of a strong beer with Bad Larry's Cold Hard Coffee. ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 17, 2017
Budweiser Wants to Be the First Beer Consumed on Mars

Budweiser Wants to Be the First Beer Consumed on Mars

In what is undoubtedly the company's latest publicity stunt, Budweiser announced Saturday, March 11 at SXSW in Austin, Texas that they are looking int...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 16, 2017
Portland's Best Non-Alcoholic Bar Programs

Portland's Best Non-Alcoholic Bar Programs

Whether you're a designated driver, trying to saving money, cutting out alcohol entirely, or just feel like going out without getting buzzed, here are...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 14, 2017
Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2017 in Portland

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2017 in Portland

St. Patrick's Day is a time for celebration in Portland, not just because we always love an excuse to drink stout, but also because it marks the end o...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 14, 2017
Visit One of Portland's Many Female Owned Bars and Restaurants

Visit One of Portland's Many Female Owned Bars and Restaurants

If you want to go to a bar and support women this Women's History Month, try some of these great women owned Portland bars....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 8, 2017
BrewDog's Latest Project is a Crowdfunded Craft Beer Hotel

BrewDog's Latest Project is a Crowdfunded Craft Beer Hotel

The publicly owned Scottish brewery announced their plans to crowdfund a craft beer hotel, called the "Dog House" via Indiegogo less than week ago. ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 8, 2017
Appleton Estate Celebrates 20 Years with Joy Spence

Appleton Estate Celebrates 20 Years with Joy Spence

Appleton Estate, the Jamaican rum label, is celebrating 20 years with its master distiller Joy Spence this year....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 7, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close