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Portland Concerts at the Oregon Zoo 2009
Fri, 1/05/09 – 14:25 | No Comment

Portland Concerts at the Oregon Zoo 2009

Concerts at the Oregon Zoo are quintessential summertime events. You can come early and enjoy the zoo, and then dance the night away in this beautiful outdoor setting.   Tickets for the 2009 season go on sale April 24 (earlier for members and e-news subscribers). Purchase them online or call TicketMaster at (503) 244-4400.

All seats are general admission, but you can now get “Blanket Reservations” and VIP Upgrades, which will alleviate having to wait in long lines on the night of the show. Wiggy would enjoy a blanket reservation.
Premium Shows
June 16
B-52s, $27

July 11
Tears for Fears, $22 


July 17
Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Los Lobos, $22

July 24
Indigo Girls, $19 


July 31
Jewel, $22.50

August 14
Joan Baez, $22

Susan Tedeschi with JJ Grey & Mofro, $22 


August 17
Boz Scaggs with Special Guests, $24

August 24
Avett Brothers with Shawn Mullins, $17

August 28
Amos Lee, $19 



Zoo Tunes Wednesday Concerts
All shows are $10 and available through Ticketmaster. These shows are free for Oregon Zoo Members at the “Plus” level and above.

June 16
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

June 24
Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang

July 1
234th Army Band (free)

July 15
Vieux Farka Toure

July 22
Riders in the Sky

July 29
Orchestra Baobab

August 5
The Wailers

8/12
Jonatha Brooke 8/19
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

Visit the Zoo Concert website for more information.

Best Happy hour spot in Portland
Sun, 28/12/08 – 1:39 | No Comment
Best Happy hour spot in Portland

An early vanguard of Portland nightlife – our first ever bar, it’s said, to attempt informal dress codes – Saucebox shifted focus to fine dining years ago, the upstairs pool table falling to table space, …

Portland’s best club?…..Doug Fir hands down
Sun, 28/12/08 – 1:38 | No Comment
Portland’s best club?…..Doug Fir hands down

The top sound system, sparkling array of local and national musicians, and fantastical decor – imagine the Twin Peaks Roadhouse repackaged as Vegas discotheque – attracted immediate national attention to the subterranean venue, but folks …

Oregonian Restaurant of the year
Sat, 27/12/08 – 1:35 | No Comment

Le Pigeon is the Oregonian’s 2008 Restaurant of the Year
Gabriel Rucker, 27, chef and co-owner, maestro and mischief-maker, cooks highly original, often fantastic, sometimes excessive food from ever-changing ideas that pop into his head. No …