Cheese, Music, or Beer?

Staying with Hotel Modera Portland and looking for something to do? You are in luck because it’s a weekend full of festivals! In the mood for some cheese, music, or beer? Take a look at what’s going on!

The Wedge Festival

When: 10 am – 4 pm | Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Where: Green Dragon Bistro and Brewpub
Address: 928 SE 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Artisan, specialty, and farmstead cheesemakers from throughout the Northwest will converge in Portland on Saturday, October 8, 2011, for The Wedge: Portland Celebrates Cheese Festival. Organized by the Oregon Cheese Guild, the farmer’s market-style event will be held in front of the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub. The event is free and open to the public. The Oregon Cheese Guild suggests a $5 entry contribution, the proceeds of which will help the nonprofit Guild grow Oregon’s artisan cheesemaker community.


Reel Music Festival 29

When: Friday, October 7th – Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Where: Whitsell Auditorium
Address: 1219 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97205

The 29th Annual Reel Music Festival brings to the surface films that tell the creative, unexpected, and sometimes transformative origins of sounds so infused in our experience. We hope that the annual celebration of sound and image, music and culture, offers something that will perk your curiosity, warm your soul, and send you scouting for new discovery—whatever your musical tastes.


2011 Fresh Hop Beer Tastivals

When: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Friday, October 7th, 2011
12 pm – 8 pm | Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Where: Oaks Park Amusement Park
Address: 7805 SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202

$20 gets you a 2011 Tastival Glass, 7 tickets good for 7-4 oz. samples of fresh hop beers, a half sandwich and chips from Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies. Tickets, wristbands and glasses can be used at the Tastival on October 8th, 2011 as well.


Fountains of Wayne

When: 8 pm | Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Where: Wonder Ballroom
Address: 128 Northeast Russell Street, Portland, OR 97212

Fountains of Wayne: Although Fountains of Wayne didn’t enjoy mainstream attention until the release of “Stacy’s Mom” in 2003, the band had already established itself as one of America’s strongest power pop acts. Based in New Jersey, the group first appeared in 1996 with a mix of British-influenced pop songs, lo-fi production, and wry lyrics about dead-end jobs and biker boyfriends. Fountains of Wayne expanded their lineup and polished up their sound during the following years, eventually hitting gold with 2003′s Welcome Interstate Managers. While that album proved to be something of a fluke success, the band continued releasing well-crafted records throughout the subsequent years. Sky Full of Holes, out in August 2011, is their most recent album and their first release for Yep Ro.

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