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WHERE: Kenton Masonic Lodge, 8130 N. Denver Ave., Portland

WHEN: Tuesday, August 2nd at 6pm

Learn how Ed Purver and Tim DuRoche will transform two Portland bridges into a radio and a cinema, as the hidden lives of the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges are revealed through large-scale video projection and sound. Created in collaboration with Multnomah County Bridge Section and the Intersections program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. For more information on The Hidden Life of Bridges project, please visit their website.

Join us for this evening panel discussion about the hidden lives of bridges, with RACC Intersections artist Tim DuRoche, retired Bridge Supervisor Tony Lester, PDX Bridge Festival’s Creative Director Tucker Teutsch, and RACC’s Public Art Manager Peggy Kendellen.



WHERE: Kenton Masonic Lodge, 8130 N. Denver Ave., Portland

WHEN: Friday, August 5th at 6pm

Sharon Wood Wortman (aka “The Bridge Lady”) and engineer Ed Wortman talk about why some bridges get rehabilitated and others get replaced. With the Columbia River Crossing project in the works (50 new bridges along 5.5 miles of highway!), a new Sellwood Bridge, and the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge, big river bridges still command our attention!


WHEN: Sunday, August 7, 2011 – Doors at 5pm, Music until 1am

WHERE: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside, Downtown Portland

Join us as we close-out the 2011 Festival at the Crystal!


Performing on two stages for seven hours, thirteen local bands will provide an all ages musical finale to this year’s PDX Bridge Festival.

In the main Ballroom, Dropa ignites the evening with magnetic and melodic electro acoustic tracks, followed by quality rock from  Water & Bodies, a true Portland circus experience with the Wanderlust Circus, folk-pop all stars The Dimes, and foot stompin’ rock with Tango Alpha Tango. Closing out the night is the electro-hip hop of Serious Business and a late night dance party with local electronic heavyweight, Copy.

Just downstairs in Lola’s Room features the CD release party for local indie-Americana all stars, The Hague. Formerly, And I Was Like What?, The Hague’s new album, “The Stark House EP,” shows music that is truly that of the Pacific Northwest, with sounds of rock, indie, pop and country influences. Also downstairs will be Seattle favorites, The Horde and The Harem, along with Symmetry/Symmetry, Violet Isle, Sara Jackson-Holman, and Mnemonic Sounds.

Event Schedule:

Main Stage
6pm – dropa
7pm – Water & Bodies
8pm – Wanderlust Circus
9pm – The Dimes
10pm – Tango Alpha Tango
11pm – Serious Business
12am – Copy

Lola’s Stage
6:30pm – Sara Jackson-Holman
7:30pm – Mnemonic Sounds
8:30pm – Violet Isle
9:30pm – The Horde & The Harem
10:30pm – Symmetry/Symmetry
11:30pm – The Hague (CD Release Party!)

Presented in partnership with:

Octopus Entertainment

WINTER EXHIBITION: The Bridges That Built Portland

The Learning Center exhibit “The Bridges That Built Portland” is on display this December at AIA in northwest Portland.

We invite you to join us at AIA as we open our winter exhibition of Portland’s early bridge history on the eve of the Hawthorne Bridge Centennial. The event includes speakers, actors, interactive installations, and projected media from this summer’s festival. Were you there? Is your picture in our gallery? Come find out! This is your chance to relax with a glass of wine, sample new vintages by Seven Bridges Winery, and enjoy some tasty snacks courtesy of Whole Foods. You can engage with festival planners and learn about our plans for the 2011 PDX Bridge Festival. We hope to see you there!

December 2-16
American Institute of Architects
403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland

First Thursday, December 2nd Opening Reception, 5-7pm
Building New Bridges: Looking Back, Looking Forward – Tucker Teutsch 3.0, PDX Bridge Festival Creative Director
The Hawthorne Centennial: A Community Celebration – Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County Commissioner
Plus a special appearance by Waddell & Harrington, the original engineers of the Hawthorne Bridge!

If you plan on coming to the reception, we would love it if you would RSVP on our Facebook page


As one of the world’s great bridge cities, Portland is often defined and identified by her bridges. Each span is unique; each distinct in its design, function, engineering, history, and character. This year, PDX Bridge Festival took its first step toward a long-term plan to provide a permanent educational center dedicated to the bridges that make Portland such a compelling urban space. “The Bridges That Built Portland” goes beyond providing basic information to ask the question: what kind of city would Portland be if not for her bridges? Large printed photographs accompany engaging text, interactive models, and multimedia displays that explore the past, present, and future of our downtown bridges. The goal of this interactive exhibition and educational center is to demonstrate the history and value of Portland’s Willamette River Bridges.

Upcoming Exhibit:

No current exhibit scheduled.
If you are interested in hosting this exhibit in your gallery, school, or reception area, please contact Jessica Klinke.

Previous Exhibits:

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) -Portland, Oregon: December 1 – December 19, 2010

The Commons at the White Stag Building, University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts – Portland, Oregon:  July 21 — September 17, 2010