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Oregon Zoo Outdoor Summer Concerts Presents Conor Oberst with special guest M. Ward

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Conor Oberst with special guest M. Ward
September 3, 2017
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $30 – $90 | All Ages
Tickets: zooconcerts.com

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

In Fall of 2015, and after more than a decade of living in New York City, Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, somewhat unexpectedly. Like John Lennon so famously said: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” After canceling a tour with Desaparecidos due to serious health issues, Oberst returned home to recuperate. The musician was unexpectedly back home at loose ends and faced with some long, cold, claustrophobic winter nights, with nothing really to do. Such conditions were the same as those that contributed to the very early songs he penned in his boyhood bedroom. This resulted in the anxious poetry, heightened self-awareness, and revealing confessionals that catalogued his doubts, demons, and nightmares.

“It wasn’t premeditated at all. I don’t know if you know what Omaha is like in the winter, but it’s just paralyzing. You’re stranded in the house. Every night I was staying up late, making a point to play the new piano I had just bought and watching the snow fall outside the house. Everybody would be asleep and I would just go into this one room, make a fire, and play all night. In November I had a whole pick-up truck full of firewood delivered and I thought, ‘I’m never going to run out of it.’ Before I knew I had gone through half of the firewood and I had five songs. By February I had burned through it all, and I had 15 songs. I had just spent the whole winter making fires and playing music.”

M. Ward
M. Ward returns with a stunning new album, More Rain, for release on Merge Records on March 4, 2016. Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums over the past several years, along with five LPs with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him and a 2009 collaborative album with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis under the moniker Monsters of Folk. In addition to his celebrated work as a musician, Ward is an accomplished producer, handling those duties for such luminaries as Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, and Carlos Forster as well as his own musical projects.

M. Ward knows how to live with rain. Having spent the last decade-and-a-half based in the perennially damp Portland, Oregon, the singer-songwriter and producer has learned how to shine through the soggy gloom by simply embracing its inevitability. For Ward, there is inspiration in a dark sky and harmony in foreboding winds. And with his new album More Rain, he has made a true gotta-stay-indoors, rainy-season record that looks upwards through the weather while reflecting on his past.

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Portland Wednesday Food & Drink Specials

November 20

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Portland, OR United States

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Portland Wednesday Food & Drink Specials including daily specials, happy hours, & late night specials.

Note: Menus are subject to change. Please contact venue in order to verify.


 

Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | (2900 SE Belmont St) | Happy Hour 4-7 PM

  • Drinks: Whiskey Wednesdays – $1 Off All Whiskey, $3 Well Drinks | $2 Pabst & Ranier Tall Boys | $2 Session, Mickey’s, Miller LT | $1 Off All Other Beers
  • Food: Grilled Cheese, Chili Dogs, Hummus Plate, Tuna Salad, & more (Happy Hour Menu)

 

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Goodfoot Lounge | (2845 SE Stark St.) | Happy Hour 5-8PM

  • Drinks: $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon | $1 Off Infused Cocktails | (Drink Menu)
  • Food: Cheese Burger, Cheese Dog, Kimchi Plate, Koritos & Salsa (Food Menu)

 

 

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Bar Vivant / Pix Pâtisserie | (2225 E Burnside St.) | Happy Hour 4-6PM

  • Drinks: $5 Tinto & Txakoli | 10% Off All Wine Bottles
  • Food: 1 free tapas with purchase of adult beverage

 

 

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Quarterwold | (4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd) | Happy Hour 3-6PM | Late Night Happy Hour 10PM-1AM

  • Drinks: $1 Off Draft (Happy Hour Menu)
  • Food: $3 Soft Pretzel / Fries with Cheese / All Salads, $5 Chicken Strips; Half off Pizza Slices (late) (Full Menu)

 

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The EastBurn (1800 E Burnside St.) | Happy Hour 3-5PM

  • Drinks: Whiskey Wednesday – $2 off all premium whiskeys, Happy hour Drinks Available (Menu)
  • Food: $1 Off Salad & Entrees (Menu)
  • Late Night: Late Night Food & Drink Menu starts at 10pm (Menu)

 

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North Bar (5008 SE Division St.) | Happy Hour 3-6PM

  • Drinks: $8 Margarita, Patron Select Barrel Aged Reposado $6
  • Food: Vegan Chilli, Greek Salad, Flatbreads & More (Happy Hour Menu)

 

 

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5&Dime (6535 SE Foster Rd, Portland) | Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

  • Drinks: $1 Off All Drafts (including cocktails & Wine); $1 off Wells; $6 Cocktail Special (Menu)
  • Food: $1 Off All Boards, Sandwiches, Cantaloupe Salad, Beet Salad (Menu)

Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Discount / Promo Code

November 20
Cost: $39.20
Save w/ code PDXPIPELINE

Venue

Portland
Portland, OR United States

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Give the gift of adventure with a city-wide scavenger hunt!

Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. (more…)

Get the Most From The Portland Holiday Season w/ Holiday Events Guide 2019! | Tree Farms, Christmas Ship Schedules, Gingerbread House Ideas & more!

November 20

Venue

Portland, OR United States

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Holiday Events Guide 2019

More info: pezportland.com

Let us help you plan events with family and friends this holiday season with the Holiday Events Guide 2019! Over 107 Events and Bazaars listed.

Links to help you find Christmas Tree Farms in Oregon, Christmas Ship schedules for both the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Gingerbread House Ideas and More!

Exquisite Creatures @ OMSI | Showcasing the Beauty of the Natural World, Art/Design/Nature, Limited Time

November 20
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Venue

OMSI
1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Exquisite Creatures
All Ages
Buy Tickets at omsi.edu

Immerse yourself in art, design and nature with Exquisite Creatures at OMSI. This new exhibit showcases the beauty of our natural world through masterfully designed mosaics and kaleidoscopes of rare organisms from around the globe.

Whiskey Wednesday @ Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | $1 Off All Whiskey, Outdoor Seating, Pinball, Pool, Shuffleboard

November 20
2:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Venue

Bare Bones Cafe & Bar
2900 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Bare Bones Cafe and Bar is a neighborhood spot on SE Belmont in Portland. Stop by Wednesdays for $1 off all Whiskey. (more…)

Smash Brothers Ultimate Throwdown @ QuarterWorld Portland | Happy Hour Admission

November 20
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: $5 Buy in / Cash Only
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Venue

QuarterWorld Arcade
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Phone:
(503) 548-2923

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Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament on the big screen!
21+
More info: Facebook

Tournament starts at 7p, Double elimination

$1 Happy hour admission price to the arcade for all participants.

Let the box office person know you are there for Smash to get the admission discount. The TO will be collecting entry fees and have the sign-up sheet in the lounge. (more…)