Modera Recommendations


Can you believe we are in the last full week of August? Where did the summer go? Don’t worry, there’s still some time left! Hotel Modera has found some great events for you to enjoy this weekend. Check them out!

Mama Mia

When: 7:30 pm Friday, August 26th | 2 pm & 7:30 pm Saturday, August 26th | 1 pm & 6:30 pm Sunday, August 27th
Where: Keller Audit
Address: 222 Southwest Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201

Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel–good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash–hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!

Josh Groban

When: 8 pm Friday, August 26th
Where: Rose Quarter
Address: One Center Court Portland, OR 97227

The “Straight To You” Tour will bring the feel of a theater experience to an arena setting though stage design, lighting, and projection, as well as through spontaneity and interactivity. Groban delighted his fans during last year’s “Before We Begin” shows, in which he solicited feedback from the audience on which songs should be included in the set-list. As a result, for the “Straight To You” shows, Groban will continue to interact with audiences and perform favorites from his best-selling albums, including his self-titled debut, Closer, and Awake, as well as songs from Illuminations.


Festa Italiana Portland 2011

When: 11 am – 11 pm Friday, August 26th | 11 am – 11 pm Saturday, August 26th | 11 am – 11 pm Sunday, August 27th
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square
Address: 715 SW Morrison Portland, OR 97205-3103


Festa Italiana celebrates Italian culture and heritage of Italian-Americans in the Portland metropolitan area. Local Italian-American organizations have united their efforts to produce this unique event with a special invitation to friends of Italy of the local community to share in this celebration. Nearly 300 volunteers along with several generous sponsors provide this “labor of love” and contribute to the success of this outstanding celebration.


Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University

When: 8:30 am – 2 pm Saturday, August 26th
Where: Located at Portland State University in the South Park Blocks between SW Hall & SW Montgomery.
Address: 724 Southwest Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97201

Portland Farmers Market is a collection of six vibrant farmers’ markets held in unique urban locations throughout the Portland metro area. While each location has its own personality, all six markets provide a direct connection to the agricultural abundance of our region and serve as gathering places in which to grow, nourish and inspire community. Visit Portland Farmers Market this Saturday at PSU!

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