DO NOT FORGET (unless of course, you hate hella fun) that tomorrow, Saturday, August 22 is the annual PDX Adult Soapbox Derby—and for my money? It's THE funnest Portland event of the summer! Every year the most creative and technologically brainy people in Portland design and build amazing art cars and speedsters and race them down the nearly mile-long track at Mt. Tabor. And while some of the cars reach speeds up to 40 mph, others are there simply to laugh at or lust over.
Races go from 10 am - 4 pm, with a big booze-fueled afterparty and awards ceremony (complete with bands) afterwards at the Tonic Lounge (3100 NE Sandy) beginning at 8 pm.
This is one of those rare Portland events that really spotlights what we're all about: creativity, smarts, and drunken ignorance of personal safety—SO DON'T MISS IT!

Lous Woody
  • Photos courtesy: PDX Adult Soapbox Derby
  • "Lou's Woody"

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The Mercurys 2004 entry Baby Buggy which came close to careening into the crowd, before collapsing mid-race.
  • The Mercury's 2004 entry "Baby Buggy" which came close to careening into the crowd, before collapsing mid-race.