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Published on April 13, 2024
Portland's Weekend Extravaganza: Food, Books, and Cult Cinema Delights Await LocalsSource: M.O. Stevens, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Portland's calendar is bursting at the seams this weekend, with a cornucopia of events catering to just about every taste under the sun, whether you're a foodie, a bookworm, or just looking to catch some quality entertainment.

Brace yourselves for a gustatory celebration as World Foods marks a delicious decade in the Pearl District this Saturday with an open-invitation birthday bash. From noon to 4 p.m., they'll be firing up the grills and shaking up special cocktails at their NW Everett St. location, grilling outside, rain or shine.

Lovers of literary-themed titillation are in for a treat as the International Booklover's Burlesque Festival shimmies into its second year. Figures sourced from KATU confirm nearly 60 acts are set to perform across multiple nights, culminating in a vintage vibe on Sunday with a literature-themed brunch at the Victorian Belle Mansion.

For those looking to spike their evenings with a bit of cult cinema, the Portland Art Museum’s Center for an Untold Tomorrow will host double feature classics — the iconic "Mean Girls" and the fresh 2024 rendition. As reported by KOIN, fans can also catch live comedy sketches served up by Kickstand Comedy in sync with the themed screenings going on Friday.

And, while munching on art as one does on pancakes, the Pancakes & Booze Art Show, an event that started in Los Angeles and wedges into more than 40 cities, lands in Portland Friday night. According to KOIN, you can find the syrup-soaked affair along with live art and music at Hawthorne Theatre — just be sure you're 21 or over before you try to pancake and party.

And then there's every kid's dream—or at least, it should be. The Barbie Dreamhouse truck is also making a pit stop in Portland, a detail courtesy of KGW. This weekend, the iconic pink truck setup promises some nostalgic flair for attendees, both young and the young at heart.