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Event will once again feature food and entertainment from different regions of Mexico at Woodburn's downtown plaza June 1-2

PMG FILE PHOTO - The inaugural Taste of Woodburn brought community members downtown last summer to partake in food, music and other entertainment. The city of Woodburn invites all Oregonians to enjoy a family-friendly weekend of live entertainment, vendors and lots of great ethnic food at the 2019 Taste of Woodburn in the heart of downtown Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2.

The city's first "Taste," in 2018, was a huge success, with more than 2,000 visitors attending the event to dance, eat and enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere of downtown Woodburn.

"We're looking forward to bringing this event back to our community in 2019 and to all of those visitors who enjoyed the great tastes of Woodburn," said Jamie Johnk, the city's Economic Development Director.

Features of this year's Taste of Woodburn include:  

The food: Pick up a passport and learn about the different regions of Mexico represented by restaurants in the downtown core. After you've enjoyed the happenings in the plaza, follow the signs to many of the nearby restaurants, where owners are cooking and selling special dishes that represent their regions.

The entertainment: Music and entertainment ranges from traditional Mexican music and dancing, to rock bands and acoustic music. On Saturday, groups include Woodburn High School Mariachi Band, Woodburn School District's Ballet Folklorico, Jay Lawson, Billy and the Rockets, Reedy3000, and Los Rebeldez. On Sunday, groups include Aztec dancers, Gypsy Marshall Duo, Chemeketa salsa dancers, and Dina y Los Rumberos.

The vendors: Vendors from around the region will sell their handcrafted items and gifts. There will be informational booths and more.

n The car show: This year, the event will include a car show from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2.

2019 Taste of Woodburn

For more information on

parking, admission restaurant lists and more, visit:

www.travelwoodburn.com/

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