Portland's popular food event, Feast Portland, returns Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 12-15, and some tickets remain; see feastportland.com.
The eighth annual event features collaborative dinners, intimate classes, thought-provoking panels and more. There'll be 50 events in all. The daytime grand-tasting event at Waterfront Park now is called "The Big Feast." There also is a first-ever family-friendly event. And, there'll be an emphasis on wellness and balance.
For more: www.feastportland.com.
• It's Oktoberfest season, and the most significant celebration takes place Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 12-15, at Mount Angel. For info: www.oktoberfest.org.
• The Portland Fall RV & Van Show takes place 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 12-13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Admission is $10; parking is $10. For more: www.expocenter.org.
• The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will unveil the 12 new outdoor sculptures for Gallery Without Walls at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Sundeleaf Plaza, 120 S. State St., in Lake Oswego. For more: www.artscouncillo.org.
• Mortified Portland, featuring Portlanders sharing their shame on stage, takes place at 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets: $18, $22 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• El Grito 2019 celebrates the independence of Mexico and other Latin American countries from Spain. It will be held locally at Rose Quarter Commons, 2-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15. It's free to attend. For more: www.rosequarter.com.
The three-day comic con takes place Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Guests include cast members from "The Office," "Weird Science," "Princess Bride," "Harry Potter" "Doctor Who" and Weird Al Yankovic, Robert Englund and Zachary Levi from "Shazam!" Also part of the comic con is LeakyCon for the "Harry Potter" fans, and Rose City Jr. entertaining and educational programs for fans of all ages. For more: www.rosecitycomiccon.com.
Belmont Street Fair
The final Portland street fair of the season takes place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on Southeast Belmont Street from 33rd to 39th avenues. It'll include live music, shopping, food, beer and more. For info: www.belmontdistrict.org.
Time-Based Art Festival
The festival runs through Sunday, Sept. 15. Here are some highlights:
• Deaf musician Myles de Bastion performs at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 15 N.E. Hancock St. His show will have lights and super deep subwoofers.
• "JUDY," a queer dance party, is plucked from Portland's shrinking storefront club scene and bumped up to macro scale for one night, 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 13, at PICA.
• "The Dope Elf," a comedic play and performance environment about housing, power and magic, is commissioned by L.A.-based playwright Asher Hartman. Yale Union becomes a makeshift mobile home park for four weeks by Hartman's company, Gawdafful National Theater. It'll be at 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at Yale Union, 800 S.E. 10th Ave.
• A farewell evening of ethereal performance, film and sound, "Requiem" is a new project by Liz Harris (Grouper), featuring guests January Hunt and Dicky Bahto, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at PICA.
For more: www.pica.org/tba.
The stage-radio variety show welcomes comedian/actor Rhys Darby ("Flight of the Conchords"), musician Ahamefule J. Oulo, comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, and musician Cataldo.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $20
The comedian, author and radio show host is a popular comic on YouTube, and he'll perform in Portland.
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $20, $25 at door
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