For one long weekend each year, Portland’s hard-working Bruce Banner of a food scene gets angry—and we all like it a great deal. It’s time for Feast, the Hulkified, drunken, eating-a-“sandwich”-that-looks-nothing-like-a-sandwich food festival of your dreams. From Thursday through Sunday, culinary visionaries from around the world will swarm to town, joining Portland’s own stable of incredible chefs in a whirlwind of hedonism that will test even the most committed bon vivant. This bad boy is popular and tickets have been on sale for months, meaning options for you latecomers are somewhat limited. But there are still opportunities to, say, get swankily wine-drunk in Director Park, or slam dance in what the fest describes as “a veritable mosh pit” of face-stuffing delight in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Look, none of this stuff is cheap. Portland is sort of done with cheap. But the city’s food star has also never shone quite so brightly. Gorge yourself sloppily in its glow. DIRK VANDERHART
Sept 14-17, Visit feastportland for a full list of venues and times.
Bully, Surfer Rosie, Black Belt Eagle Scout
Rising Nashville rockers Bully stand apart from other indie bands with ferocious guitar solos and frontwoman Alicia Bognanno’s raspy vocals. Their 2015 debut, Feels Like, is catchy and angsty, and now they’re getting ready to release a follow-up, Losing, next month on Sub Pop. CIARA DOLAN
8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $3 w/ rsvp, all ages
Hecklevision: Gleaming the Cube
Your opportunity to turn your phone into a weapon of textual comedic destruction, aimed at 1989’s Gleaming the Cube, starring Christian Slater as a skater who is also an amateur detective out to solve the murder of his adopted brother. Among its easily-spotted filmmaking influences are Rambo, E.T., Vice Squad, and Scooby Doo, channeled into day-glo “action” via Slater and the Bones Brigade, kickflipping all over the fucking place like a crew of coked-up Poochies. BOBBY ROBERTS
9:30 pm, Hollywood Theatre, $7-9
Elizabeth Rosner, Rene Denfeld
Elizabeth Rosner reads from Survivor Café, her new book examining the ways that survivors, witnesses, and post-war generations talk about and shape traumatic experiences. Rosner will be joined in conversation by Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder.
7:30 pm, Powell's Books on Hawthorne, free
The Cool Kids Patio Show
The Doug Fir patio hosts one of the finest free stand-up showcases in town, paired perfectly with some of our city's best singer/songwriters. This time, DJ Papi Fimbres provides the sounds while Derek Sheen, Nariko Ott, and Nick Sahoyah bring the jokes. Hosted by Andie Main.
6 pm, Doug Fir, free
Live Wire! Radio
The latest installment of Portland's own nationally-syndicated variety show features an appearance from world-renowned author Salman Rushdie, as well as stand-up Joe Kwaczala, and Death Cab's Dave Depper.
7:30 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $15-35
Cat Winters reads from Odd & True, her latest historical paranormal fiction novel for young adults, about two sisters grappling with their dark past and facing off against a dangerous monster on the prowl in the Mid-Atlantic states.
7 pm, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
Rare Diagram, Sheers, Brown Calculus
Rare Diagram utilizes unique textures of instrumentation to coax jazz phrasings and sophisticated symphonic flourishes out of pop songs. RYAN J. PRADO
9 pm, Doug Fir, $7-10
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