Events for El Hispanic News, Wednesday, August 8th through Tuesday, August 13th

Celebrate August!

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Are you looking for easy, fun, (mostly) family-centered events in Portland this week! Well, we've got some cool ideas for this caliente week! Here's some great ideas for all sorts of ages and budgets! Please message the editor if we missed something or, of you have an event of possible interest to the Hispanic community in Portland. 

Happy Summer! 

Wednesday, August 8th

PURE PROJECT starts at 5PM

Hosted by Orenco Taphouse

Pure Project Brewing out of San Diego has been making some great beer out there. but this Wednesday you'll get to try it out here!


Murklands W/Vic Secret - A crowd favorite pale ale with organic rye to add some spice and to balance out the fruity esters of peach and citrus from the yeast. Crushable and dank!


La Vie En Rosé - A Costa Rican inspired recipe, this traditional Farmhouse style Saison features a dry finish. Brewed W/locally sourced raw orange blossom honey, organic hibiscus flowers, and grains of paradise from Morocco.


Midnight in London - English Style Breakfast stout w/oats and organic whole leaf Earl Grey tea, and Italian Bergamot. Chocolate and citrusy bergamot is noticeable on the nose over a background of bright black tea, roasted notes and dark chocolate.

Thursday, August 9th


Barbarella 50th Anniversary Cocktail & a Movie

Hosted by McMenamins Mission Theater

We kick off our August "camp" movie spectacular with a real goodie! One of the top campy movies of all, Barbarella. The futuristic gem staring Jane Fonda has a little bit of everything. And fun fact, Duran Duran got there name from this movie, you are welcome when that comes up on your next trivia night.

There will be two showings of the Jane Fonda classic.

Thursday, August 9th 5:30pm

Thursday, August 9th 8:15pm $11 includes a special themed cocktail

Friday, August 10th

Blackout Presents TEA HOUSE

Hosted by Blackout Worldwide


90s soulful, funky house jams on a patio in the sun


TEA HOUSE [te, haus] NOUN, an afternoon drink with house music


DJ DragnFire | DJ Blackbars


6pm to Sunset




BLACKOUT is where you dance, PERIOD


Figures & Landscapes: New work by Welder Ramiro Vasquez starts at 6PM

Hosted by Welder Ramiro Vasquez and Local Lounge (Official)

"Figures and Landscapes" further explores my love of this state, and the beautiful people in it. Included in this show are new large scale drawings, smaller paintings, and other previously unseen works on paper. Come enjoy a drink, and support a local queer latino artist.”

Saturday, August 11th

Alberta Street Fair starts 11AM

Hosted by Mt. Hood Meadows

Meadows will be at the Alberta Street Fair this summer! We will be teaching kids balancing skills similar to the ones they use skiing and snowboarding. Come visit us and enjoy this awesome, family friendly event! Kids 6 and younger will receive a free season pass and kids ages 7 to 14 will get a free lift ticket (valid during the 2018-19 season).


Get the details or visit their Facebook page.  


August Chunky Dunk - PDX (with special guest!) starts 5:15PM

Hosted by Chunky Dunk PDX & Peninsula Park

Come dunk your chunk with us at the Peninsula Pool in North Portland. It’s the final dunk of the summer, we’ll have a special guest to help us wrap up our summer! The brilliant artist and photographer behind #BodiesLikeOceans, Shoog Mcdaniel (@shooglet and @shoogsart on instagram), will be joining us to help celebrate the end of Dunk season! They would love to do a free underwater group photo shoot with us. Of course, no one has to participate if they don’t want to. Participants will receive some photos from the shoot, and Shoog will use the pictures promotionally for their work and may sell some if they turn out awesome! Shoog is also available for private photo shoots while in town, so contact them to schedule if you’re interested!


Death Becomes Her: multiple showtimes August 11th through 14th

Hosted by McMenamins Mission Theater and McMenamins Special Events

Meryl Streep is a national treasure and this role is bit different from her normal Oscar winning roles, but she is A-MAAAZZZING in this. Don't miss this fun movie on the big screen. When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
Check out their events page for ticket availablitity


Distillery Row Summer Beach Bash starts 6PM

Hosted by Freeland Spirits and 6 others

Join in the fun on Saturday, August 11th at the House Spirits Parking Lot for our third annual Summer Beach Bash! It’s not a real beach, but it is a blast. All eight distilleries of Distillery Row, plus three NW distilleries will be on-hand, serving up their favorite, personalized summery cocktails made from Portland’s finest handcrafted spirits. Live music by Men from S.U.R.F., games and activities, raffle prizes and swag, a photo booth and food carts. Admission is FREE! Cocktails are $7.

Featuring tastings, cocktails, and bottle sales from New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, Thomas & Sons Distillery, Wild Roots Vodka, House Spirits Distillery, Rolling River Distillery, Vinn Distillery, Eastside Distilling, Aria Gin, Bull Run Distillery, and Freeland Spirits.


Nikki & Luke's Wild Karaoke Party: Summer Anthems! starts 9PM

Hosted by Nikki Lev The Glitter Beast and Local Lounge (Official)

Nikki and Luke's Wild Karaoke Party is BACK! This Saturday, August 11th! Join us for the wildest, funnest Karaoke party in town with your amazing golden throated hosts, the King and Queen of PDX Karaoke, Luke Matter and Nikki Lev!


Karaoke starts at 9, and goes til closing time! Song theme is "Summer Anthems". Songs about summer? Anthemic songs? Anthemic songs about summer? Bring em all, and heck ignore the theme if you want, we just want you to come out and sing!

Sunday, August 12th

Colors of Redmond is coming to Portland 2018 starts 9AM

Hosted by Colors of Redmond

The City of Roses beckons! Colors of Redmond is coming to Portland!!!


Pass the word to your family & friends and come along to the India Festival 2018 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland on August 12th 2018. Come visit our booth, and voyage back to India to explore the fabric of a nation. We are packing our truck with a HUGE collection of Banarasis, Kanthas, Tissue, Bandhini sarees. We are also bringing exquisite suits, kurtas, dupattas, skirts, Indo western wear and everything in between that will help showcase the vibrant textile heritage of India. Especially for Portland, we are bringing a fresh stock along with blouses as well. We hope to see you, and ensure you have a remarkable shopping experience. Please feel free to share the invite with your friends. Open to all. We accept cash and credit cards. For enquiries, please call us at: 425 623 6073.


India Festival starts 10AM

Hosted by Pioneer Courthouse Square

India Festival brings India to Pioneer Courthouse Square! This festival is a celebration of India’s Independence Day with live music, dance, food and other entertainment. India Festival is hosted by the India Cultural Association, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing Indian cultural awareness.

Monday, August 13th

The Stigma Project: U=U Understanding Science Over Stigma starts 5:30PM

Hosted by Cascade AIDS Project


Please join Cascade AIDS Project for a delicious meal, meaningful conversation, and an evening of knowledge, support, community, and empowerment.


During this interactive and collaborative presentation our guest speakers will unpack the often confusing science behind HIV, and explore what it means for you. What is undetectable? What are CD4 cells and why are they important? How does antiretroviral therapy work? Using accurate, evidence-based information, Part Two of The Stigma Project will answer these questions and more, while challenging misconceptions and misinformation that fuel shame and stigma.


This free event is open to anyone wishing to attend. For more info contact them here!