50+ Portland Oregon Events and Parties This Weekend: January 22-25

I don't know how/where Leigh is able to collect this insane amount of info, but he does and he emails it out weekly. What, you DON't get the Portland Party email? Then email Leigh at [email protected] and ask to join…TELL him Pipeline sent ya.

For Friday, Saturday, Sunday events…skip down to full post here.

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From Leigh Feldman:

Greg Oden is now 21, our Mayor likes them young and Portland this weekend has tons of fun. Free beer parties, free pizza parties, the Fertile Ground Festival, clothing sales, sample sales and urban golf!

Love it love it love it. See you out and about.
Leigh Feldman

To get you in the mood check this mix by Mr. Sammy Bananas. Rumor has it that the man will be here for one full weekend coming up in February. http://www.zshare.net/download/511949119d68c51b/

Thursday January 23

  • Dapper Cap Party w/ DJ Skrilla @ Dapper Cap (free Widmer beer, dope hats, cool people … count me in on this)
  • Monkeytek @Pine St. Bistro (dubstep, dubstep and more dubstep).
  • Pizza Party @ Branx (free pizza and 80's rock tunes … mmm delicious)
  • The Fix @ Someday Lounge (hip hop for the heads and the pretty people)
  • Uberzone and the Bassbin Twins at X-otica Go Go @ Dante's (dancers and electro)
  • Flight 64 Benefit Party @ Holocene (not sure if this is still going on but it sounded super cool
  • Myka Nyne and Sole @ Berbati's (ill MC from Freestyle Fellowship)
  • Al-Arwah @ Mississippi Pizza (Middle Eastern instrumentation -something different for sure)
  • Drag Cabaret @ Red Cap (drag queens and dance performances… it's 2009 people)
  • Demetre Baca @ Calabash (“house music all night long”)
  • Derek Franklin Art Exhibit @ Cascade Gallery (bring a date and impress them by talking about media, mediums and materials)
  • Meeting Modernity @ Reading Frenzy (amazing Japanese Photography exhibit)
  • Rose City Rosebuds Roller Girl Benefit Party @ Moshi Moshi (art and drinks and girls on skates)
  • 80's Baby Networking Party w/ DJ Puma @ R-Palate (looks hoodtastic, kinda curious)
  • Uplift @ Saucebox (good tunes, good vibe, a good escape if you want to feel like you aren't in Portland for the night)
  • Coco Cobra and The Killers @ Kelly's Olympian (rock rock rock)
  • Industrial Acupuncture @ Bridgeport Ale House (sculpture showcase and beer)
  • Potlach Presents The Daveys @ Crown Room (good old fashioned rock with cheap beer)
  • The Taxpayers @ Dunes (PDX's new most popular band)
  • Indulgence @ Hawthorne Theater (burlesque dance performance)
  • Iron Bartender @ Jupiter Hotel (drink tastings and fundraiser event)

———–Friday, Saturday and Sunday after the jump here————>>>

Friday, January 23

  • -StarShine House Party @ BigHugeHouse on 43rd (dj's, beer, a band ...it's a house party)
  • Mortified @ Someday Lounge (people reading embrassing journal entries from when they were young)
  • The Taxpayers and White Fang @ SMYRC (this one will be filled with kids going crazy)
  • Mars Retrival Unit @ Bitter End (super fun jam band — go if you like jam bands, avoid if you don't)
  • Fubar @ Branx (electro dance fun)
  • Fertile Ground Festival Kickoff Party @ Backspace (Iretsu, Freaky Outy and fashionable theater people)
  • Dance Your Pants Off Party @ 2410 (electro breaks that will go late)
  • Devin Philips @ The Cave (New Orleans jazz and funk)
  • Bitch Magazine Party and Show @ In Other Words (they said this would be burly and dirty, hmm)
  • Epic Snowboard Shop Sample Sale @ 24th & Vaughn (clothes clothes clothes for cheap)
  • DJ Izm @ East (good tunes good space)
  • The Reopening of Disjecta @ the new Disjecta (bands, beer, food and people checking out the new  space)
  • Metronomy, Mae Shi, Caves and Beyonda @ Holocene (bandtastic fun)
  • The Walkmen and Beach House @ Wonder Ballroom (soft indie rock with tons of kids that liked the bands weeks ago but have probably already moved on to the next cool thing)
  • Drummer Bummer Festival @ East End (so many bands, so much rock)
  • Superman Orchestra @ NW Film Center (watch old Superman movies while the Orchestra plays the soundtrack live)
  • Caspa, Geno Cochino and Loki @ Crown Room (heavyweight dub step …this is for people that like bass, like to dance and are ready to party)
  • Dancehall w/ DJ Xactchange @ Calabash (dancehall in Portland, hmmm)
  • Electricity @ Pine Street (electro dance dj's keep it moving)
  • Off the Wall @ Pala (80's vs 90's dance party with the Buttermilk Baby Makers dj crew)
  • Pagan Jug Band @ Laurelthirst Pub (steamboat old time folk)
  • Limited Edition @ Rotture (two of PDX's best female dj's throw it down)

Saturday, January 24

  • Inked In Blood @ Satyricon (*me making devil horns with hand*)
  • Colin Self, Realms, Colar Bear and Dead White @ Hush (indie party!!)
  • DJ Flip Flop Bday Bash @ Rotture (hip hop fun with one of Portland's best turntablists)
  • The Jump Off w/ Othello, Da'arel, Devin and Theory Hazit @ Biddy McGraw's (ill line up of local hip hop stars but where the F is this?)
  • Strip O Rama XVI @ Barfly Bus (a bus tour of PDX's best strip clubs… yes, these do exist in our city)
  • Marv Ellis Band and Lafa Taylor @ The City (good music, interesting venue choice — should still be fun)
  • Alter of Thrond @ The Space that is 1132 NE Broadway (*me making devil horns with hand once again)
  • Onry Ozborn & Sapient of Sanpeople @ Berbati's (if you like hip hop keep Sapient on your radar)
  • Boy Eats Drum Machine @ Oz Café (space opening with party with tons of bands and screen print art)
  • Joey Porter's Tribute to Stevie Wonder @ Goodfoot Lounge (could be good, could be someone playing Stevie Wonder music that isn't Stevie Wonder)
  • Breakfast Mountain & Guidance Counselor @ The Artistry (bass and beats)
  • Roots Reggae w/ Small Axe Sound & Jagga @ Calabash (reggae in Portland, hmmm)
  • Homecoming w/ Dr. Adam, Lady Adie and Tyler Tastemaker @ Crown (a stellar line up of producers and dj's that are pushing Portland's music scene forward)
  • Eve Falcon @ Pala (house house house music)
  • Brooklyn Street Jazz Band @ Krakow (jazz in this city is growing and that makes me happy)
  • Southern Belle and Reporter @ The Coop (indie party that will be a party)
  • Nerdcore Rising: The Story of MC Frontalot @ NW Film Center (documentary on this underground superstar)
  • Portland Battle Roller Derby Extravaganza @ Expo Center (girls that can kick the shit out of me proving they can kick the shit out of me)
  • Morals, Paper Brian and AAN @ Slabtown (rocktastic fun)
  • Albino's in Winter Party w/ Solovox and Global Ruckus @ Pi-Rem (Burning Man party crew partying in January)
  • Special People's Club @ Branx (dj's, performances, dancing = fun)
  • Urban Golf @ Industrial Gathering Point (drunkenness and golf in the center of the city)
  • Fancy Pants Dance Party @ Someday Lounge (DJ Ravi holds it down, go see him if you never have)

Sunday, January 25

  • Orbita Del Verano @ Morrison Hotel (short film, dinner and fundraiser)
  • Crystal Ballroom Birthday Bash @ Crystal Ballroom (bands all day! Check for Alpaca!)
  • PDX Collective Boutique Sale @ Ace Cleaners (11 stores with big sales!)
  • Last Sunday Poetry Slam @ Hawthorne Theater (people and their poems)
  • Kick/Ball/Change @ Someday Lounge (dance performances of new works from new choreographers)
  • 100 Poems by 100 Poets @ Gallery Homeland (people and other people's poems… you don't have to snap at any of them if you don't want to)
  • I Got A Hunch Hip Hop Brunch 2 @ Crown Room (hip hop with your organic bacon and eggs)

Next weekend is going to be even more Massive … if you need some cool events to hold you over until then check the people doing their thing every other Monday at the Aalto and DJ Manhero at Tube or go hear Luke Bergmann talk about his book about Detroit drug dealers at Powells on Hawthorne, Tuesday go peep Cheddar at Crown Room or the Oaks Park Event with Ethan Rose and PICA and Wednesday pick from any of the awesome things going on — Chrome Wings and Guidance Counselor at Holocene, Jazz Report at the Report, the Closet Monsters Party at Hawthorne Theater and the reunion show of Show Me the Pink at Rotture.

But make sure to mark your calendar for Jan. 31st because that ish is gonna be ridiculously massive.

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0 Responses to 50+ Portland Oregon Events and Parties This Weekend: January 22-25

  1. Kimberly Gehl January 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Looks like I need to kick this cold tonight so I can go out tomorrow and Saturday! :P

  2. willradik January 24, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    Good stuff.

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