—After four impressive victories in succession, the US Men's National Team will begin their Gold Cup campaign in Portland, confident of overcoming tournament first-timers and minnows Belize. Also keep your eye on talented Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz when his team faces Cuba in the first game of this double-header. He's a shampoo commercial waiting to happen. AR
Jeld-Wen Field, 1844 SW Morrison, Cuba vs. Costa Rica at 5:30 pm, USA vs. Belize at 8 pm, $25-125

MARIJUANA LIT—Funny cigarettes, let's face it, are as much for yuppies these days as they are for hippies and burnouts and anyone else people in suits like to denigrate. Doug Fine's latest book, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, notes marijuana's inexorable walk toward legalization and wonders why the hell we all aren't trying to make some money off of it. DCT
Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm, FREE