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WHEN: July 29th, 30th, 31st, and August 5th, 6th, 7th.

All tours start at 11am

WHERE: Tours depart from 345 NW Everett St. Pre-registration required. $32 (includes bike).

Following a scenic loop of the waterfront from the Steel Bridge to the Sellwood Bridge, these tours are packed with history and knowledge about the city, its waterfront esplanades and open spaces, and most importantly….its BRIDGES!!


WHEN: Friday, July 29th, 6pm -12am

WHERE: theSlate, 2001 NW 19th Ave., Portland

What better way to kick off this year’s PDX Bridge Festival than a FREE BLOCK PARTY with an awesome view of the Fremont Bridge?! The event—hosted by Scion at TheSlate—features live music on two stages, $3 pints from Lagunitas Brewing Company, food and craft vendors, and live art. Open to all ages!

Music abounds, as the indoor stage features Willamette Week’s Best New Band of 2011, And And And, joined by local favorites, Wax FingersHousefireBoy Eats Drum Machine and Solovox. In addition, the Block Party will host an outside performance area featuring local multi-cultural acts and Portland’s favorite buskers, including Joy Now!, Nuestro, Worth + Bondy, All the Apparatus, Acoustic Minds, Andrew Gorny, Farafina Foly, the Amazin’ Jerks, and belly dancers! All are invited to join the PDX Bridge Festival as it launches the 2011 Festival with music, art, food and beer — some of Portland’s favorite pleasures.

Event Schedule:

theSlate Stage (indoor)

  • 6pm – Boy Eats Drum Machine
  • 7:30pm – Housefire
  • 8:30pm – Wax Fingers
  • 9:30pm – And And And (Willamette Week’s Best New Band of 2011!)
  • 10:30pm – Solovox

Busker’s Corner Stage (Outdoor)

  • 6pm – Andrew Gorny (classical guitar)
  • 6:30pm – Amazin Jerks
  • 7pm – Joy Now! (MarchFourth Marching Band Kid’s Summer Camp Parade)
  • 7:30pm – Shalyn (belly dancing)
  • 8pm – Nuestro (Latin American groove)
  • 8:30pm – Farafina Foly (African drums)
  • 9pm – Acoustic Minds
  • 10pm – Worth + Bondy, featuring Melody Kay
  • 11pm – All the Apparatus


Presented by:

Lagunitas Beer

Octopus Entertainment


WHERE: Hawthorne Bridge

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 10am-2pm

Kick off your shoes and spread out your blankets, Portland’s favorite open-air “extreme food” picnic experience is back again. On August 6, 2011, Portlanders will once again experience the Hawthorne Bridge as a grassy park, complete with trees, picnic tables, and croquet! See more details below.

Online ticketing has closed.

General Admission $25
Kids: Age 6 -11 $10
5 & Under Free!

Already got your tickets? Scroll down to the bottom of the page for important event information!

Brunch on the Bridge!

This time around, Brunch on the Bridge will be bigger, greener, and better than ever: The event will double in size to 28,000 square feet as we cover all six spans of the Hawthorne Bridge in fresh, locally grown grass.

Our focus is on food this year, and we have designed a number of one-of-a-kind experiences to tantalize your taste buds and delight your other four senses, too.

Here’s the skinny:

The magic is on the bridge this year, as Voodoo Doughnut will unveil “The World’s Largest Box of Doughnuts” in an attempt at the Guinness World Record! Attendees will not only see the current record broken, but are encouraged to bring the doughnuts home with them. (Please take some home!)

Attendees are welcome to sample from an array of brunch-y foods (which is included in the cost of entry), purchase food from the vendor food court, or bring their own picnic baskets to the event. A PDX Bridge Festival Games Master will also return with a croquet course, cornhole, and other family fun. Look for the already-surreal ambiance to be enhanced even further through the presence of musicians and colorful performers.

PDX Bridge Festival 2011 has chosen B-Shares, a local bike delivery program serving hungry populations in need, as a charity beneficiary of the event. Working with B-shares and event sponsors, the Festival looks to triple last year’s food drive donations of 700 lbs of food to local shelters. Donation barrels will be on-hand at local Whole Foods stores, as well as at the event itself. PDX Bridge Festival encourages attendees to bring canned goods to the gate!

Art is an integral part of the Bridge Festival, and local artists will once again create one-of-a-kind picnic tables, which will be auctioned off and on display at local Whole Foods locations. Winning bidders receive entry for four and a VIP brunch basket for four – and will also take the tables home with them.

Tickets to the Brunch on the Bridge are $25 for regular entry and include a sample of Portland’s finest products from leading natural food companies in the region. 

Online ticketing has closed.

General Admission $25
Kids: Age 6 -11 $10
5 & Under Free!


Food Donations:

PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS to be collected at the entrance, which will be delivered to local food banks through B-Line, a bike delivery program serving hungry populations in need.


For the ease of our mobile vendors, our box office, merchandise booth and Mimosa garden, please bring cash. There will be lots of free food sampling, as well as a massive quantity of free doughnuts, but if you wish to purchase anything on-site we ask that you stop by the ATM before arriving at the event. As you can imagine, we are on a bridge, so the technology required to run credit card machines and ATMs is limited. We appreciate your cooperation.

Getting Here & Parking:

The event entrance will be located on the west side of the Hawthorne Bridge (Map It!). Vehicle parking is available downtown and at the east end of the bridge. Bike parking will be located near the gate to the event. Sidewalks will remain open to bicycles and pedestrians, so please be courteous to regular commuters. TriMet bus service will be re-routed for the period of the event. View the TriMet service map here to locate your best bus or MAX train route. The event entrance is in the Free Fare Rail Zone.


For your safety and the safety of other participants, please wear flat shoes. You may also go barefoot! Food will be available for sampling, and food vendors will be on hand should you wish to purchase at participating food carts. Of course, you are always welcome to bring your own picnic baskets. Please NO ALCOHOL! Mimosas will be available for $5 in our Mimosa Garden!



Presented by:

Whole Foods Market

In Partnership with:

Voodoo Doughnut

Made possible through the support of:

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