On Saturday one of Portland’s famous statues will reveal its latest makeover. The Kenton Neighborhood Association and the Kenton Business Association are throwing a party to help celebrate the unveiling of the freshly restored Paul Bunyan statue.
Tall Paul Fest will take place on September 9th from Noon-7:00pm just to the west of the statue on N Willis Blvd. Thanks to the Paint Paul Project, the iconic statue has received a fresh coat of paint.
Throughout the day Widmer Brothers Brewing will be pouring Tall Paul Lager alongside an afternoon of food, music, soccer and more. The day opens with Clawfoot Slumber playing Noon-1:00pm. Then at 2:30pm there will be a Portland Timbers match viewing party when they take on the NYCFC.
During the match Timber Jim will come out of retirement and cut log slabs. Slabs will be available to buy in the Live Auction at half time along with other great items like Danner Boots, 107ist Limited Edition 5th Quadrant Timbers scarves, Miniature Paul Bunyan Dolls and more. Top bidder in the live auction will remove the veil from freshly restored 32 foot tall Paul Bunyan right after the game.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.