Need last-minute weekend plans? There's a theme emerging for this weekend: wine, beer, and wheels.
SOUTHEAST—Hopworks Urban Brewery celebrates its fourth-annual Biketoberfest (yes, in August) tomorrow (Saturday, August 11). Guests are encouraged to ride their bikes to the afternoon event, which features four local bands (including headliners the Builders & the Butchers), guided bike rides, family-friendly entertainment — and of course, 15 HUB brews available on-tap. More information here.
PEARL DISTRICT/OLD TOWN—Another cycling tradition hits downtown Portland this weekend, with the 2012 Portland Twilight Criterium — a professional bike race — set to take over the Park Blocks tonight. In addition to an on-site beer garden (Hopworks, once again), the folks at KitchenCru are opening their parking lot to spectators as part of its celebratory Twilight BBQ, featuring plates of pulled pork shoulder and fixins. More information here and here.
SOUTHEAST—Four members of the PDX Urban Wineries group will open their doors this weekend for the inaugural, two-day Urban Wine Experience, set for tomorrow and Sunday (August 11 and 12). Tasting rooms will offer pours from several Urban Winery members — Alchemy Wine Productions will also feature Grochau Cellars; ENSO Winery pairs with Vincent Wine Company; Hip Chicks do Wine will also feature Helioterra Wines and Jan-Marc Cellars; and Seven Bridges Winery will work with Division Winemaking Company — to ensure drinkers can taste as many member wines as possible. Tickets are $25, inclusive of up to six tastes — per tasting room, making for two dozen pours total. More information and tickets here.
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