Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Friday-Sunday, $5
If you don't make it down to Waterfront Park to see Death Cab for Cutie or Pedro the Lion on Friday, all is not lost. The Bite of Oregon hosts a ton of food vendors from Pendleton to Eugene to Seaside to Portland, not to mention over two dozen Oregon wineries providing samples of their vino. The highlight of the event, however, is of course chowder prepared by the Oregon Coast Professional Chowder Cookoff Winner, which is bound to blow your chowder-loving socks off. Check for a full list of vendors and musical acts at www.biteoforegon.com . All proceeds go to the Special Olympics.
India Fest 2004
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Sunday, 11 am-9 pm, free
Get your fill of Indian food, dance, art, and music this Sunday at the 10th Annual Indian Fest, hosted by the India Cultural Association. Last year, the event drew over 5,000 people to gorge on nan, curry, and tandoori chicken, not to mention revel in the sweet sounds of bhangra music. Plus, Nordstrom is right across the street, and a trip downtown provides an excellent excuse to check out their sale on summer sandals. KS
clarklewis Late Night Bar Hours
Mon-Wed 10:30-midnight, Thurs-Sat 10:30- 1 am, 1001 SE Water, 235-2294
If you've been dying to try clarklewis, but simply don't have the $80-100 to drop for two on dinner, their new bar hours make the fabulous food accessible to everyone. Instead of making a reservation and ordering the three course chef's dinner, you can be satisfied simply by one of their rotating cast of delicious homemade pastas, appetizers, fresh salads, or protein entrees, each for around five to ten dollars. And if you're already a clarklewis regular, branch out and spend an evening concentrating on the gourmet beverages, like a fresh peach puree shaken with top-shelf vodka, or a Beefeaters and tonic with fresh tarragon. Even if you only stop by for an hour, clarklewis' newly revamped, open-air bar is certainly worth meeting a friend for an elegant night cap. KS