Hawthorne Street Fair – August 28

Hawthorne Street Fair 2016 Poster

Portland, OR – Join the Hawthorne District businesses and guest vendors for its annual Street Fair on Sunday, August 28th from 11 AM – 7 PM. Hawthorne Boulevard will be closed from SE 31-38th Ave so fair goers are encouraged to walk, bike or use public transportation.

The poster was designed by Mt Tabor Middle School students of the Arts Program. Winner Maya and her ostrich illustration was inspired by posters of the raccoon mascot from previous years. She decided that in keeping the Portland weird theme, “I came up with a mascot of an animal from a far part away from the US; an ostrich with a hipster touch to it. The hula-hoop came from living in the area of Hawthorne.” Maya added that her inspiration came from various modes of transportation utilized by Hawthorne residents and guests like “those high up seated bikes, stilts, unicycles, art cars…etc.” The Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association (HBBA) selected the Mt Tabor Middle School Art Program as the beneficiary for this year’s street fair with a portion of proceeds being donated to the school.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS AS OF PRESS TIME INCLUDE:

1522 SE 32nd Ave Beer & Cider Garden by Bazi Bierbrasserie featuring a Human Foosball Arena in partnership with Base Camp Brewery and General Distributors with $4 draft beer and cider. Indoors/outdoors Timbers match viewing party at 2 PM. Portland Cider Company and Thomas & Sons Distillery will also be located in the Beer/Cider Garden area providing complimentary tastings for those over 21. All Sunday Happy Hour with food and beverages specials will be available inside the restaurant. This is a family friendly event with well behaved pets allowed.

Human Foosball will take place on Sunday, August 28 outside of Bazi during the Hawthorne Stree Fair. (image courtesy of Bazi)
Human Foosball will take place on Sunday, August 28 outside of Bazi during the Hawthorne Street Fair. (image courtesy of Bazi)

SE 34th Ave Acoustic Stage

  • 11:00-11:50 Jon Koonce
  • 12:00-12:50 Reverb Bros
  • 1:00-1:50 Terry Robb
  • 2:00-2:50 Lowell John Mitchell
  • 3:00-3:50 TBA

3445 SE Hawthorne & 35th Children’s Events by Kids at Heart Toys

  • 11:00 Lorna Miller (children’s folk music)
  • 12:00 Mr. Ben (children’s music)
  • 1:00   Penny’s Puppets
  • 2:00   Olive & Dingo (clowning, music, interactive storytelling)
  • 3:00   Penny’s Puppets (2nd performance)
  • 4:00   Olive & Dingo (2nd performance)

Events all day (11 am – 5 pm). Kids at Heart Sidewalk Sale • Kids at Heart Gift Certificate Drawing • Sidewalk Chalk Area Circus Cascadia activities • Face Painting (free) •  Bubble Machine Misting Tent Rest Area (tables & chairs) • Nursing/Changing Station • Craft Area • PDX Parent Prize Wheel • PDX Parent Photo Booth.

SE 37th Ave Mask Making and Crafts by Echo Theater including mats for tumbling demos, juggling equipment and practice stilts. They will be teaching Caribbean-inspired dance inside the theater and have three small parades (one and hour) outside with our stilt walkers, dancers, tumblers, and anyone who wants to jump in to parade with us.

38th Ave. Main Stage

  • 11:00-11:50 The Sleepy Eyed Johns – Bluegrass
  • 12:10-1:00  Pa’Lante – Latin Groove
  • 1:20-2:10  New Big Band – Big Band Jazz
  • 2:30-3:20  Atomic Gumbo – New Orleans Funk
  • 3:40-4:30  Portland School of Rock
  • 4:50-5:40  Lewi Longmire Left Coast Roasters – Rock
  • 6:00-7:00  Sportin’ Lifer’s – Jump Swing

4035 SE Hawthorne brought to you by the The Fernie Brae Magical Gallery & Shoppe featuring live music, face painting and a mythical strider performance

4111 SE Hawthorne Outdoor Beer Garden by the Hawthorne Hophouse with live music beginning at 3 PM. A limited happy hour menu will be available all day.

Additional FREE PARKING at Central Christian Church 1844 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. from noon to 7 pm for the Hawthorne Street Fair!

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The Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association (HBBA) exists to promote the general business welfare of its members and establishments bordering SE Hawthorne Boulevard from SE 12th Avenue to SE 60th Avenue. We strive to develop and preserve Hawthorne Boulevard through community involvement, as a desirable place to work, shop, and live.

To learn more about HBBA visit www.hawthornepdx.com

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