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Summer Isn’t Over Yet! September Events in Portland

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It has been a busy summer in Portland and it’s not slowing down yet! September is just around the corner and the Portland events calendar is brimming with exciting activities for all, from music lovers to bike enthusiasts to bird watchers.


For the entire month of September, Portlanders of all ages gather in northwest for Swift Watch—an unforgettable natural phenomenon where thousands of swifts gathering in the sky above Chapman School’s chimney, preparing to roost. This beautiful sight can be observed an hour before sundown throughout September. For more information, check out the Audubon Society website. 

Image courtesy of Portland’s Audubon Society


For music lovers and concert-goers, MusicFestNW is a highly-anticipated event! Hundreds of bands inhabit over fifteen venues around town for a five-day festival. Headliners include Silverson Pickups, Passion Pit, Girl Talk, Beirut, and more. Local bands from the northwest make up a a large part of the lineup, so if you’re looking to check out our great local music scene, MFNW is the place to be. Don’t miss the outdoor shows at Pioneer Square! If you miss your chance to score a ticket, just stand outside the gate and listen. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


The Northwest District Association is hosting a Bike-In Movie at Wallace Park on September 8th. The film of choice is none other than Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. If you arrive by bicycle, you’re automatically entered to win great prizes! Movie starts at 7pm, with live music and a climbing wall as pre-show entertainment at 5:30pm. FREE!


Here at the hostel, we have three more live music and BBQ events as part of our Summer Music in the Secret Garden series. Join us for an evening of open mic, headlining singer/songwriters, BBQ dinner and homebrewed beer. 6:30-9:30 pm on Tuesday, August 28th, September 4th and September 11th. FREE! All ages welcome.


Check out our Events In Portland calendar for even more!

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