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Civil war pep rally is Nov. 23

Bridgeport Village will be the site for the second annual Beavers vs. Ducks Pep Rally on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in center court under the gazebo.

The rally is expected to be the Portland-area's largest pre-game pep rally before the University of Oregon and Oergon State University face off Nov. 26 at Autzen Stadium. It will feature appearances by both Benny the Beaver and Puddles the Duck, live entertainment from both university cheer squads and live music provided by The Beat Goes On Marching Band.

The event and activities are free and open to the public.

'Beaver and Duck fans bring such amazing spirit and energy to Bridgeport Village,' Kiki Hanover, regional marketing director for CenterCal Properties, owners of Bridgeport Village. 'Leaning into the holiday weekend, a rivalry game and the final regular-season game for both teams will definitely make this year's pep rally a great event.'

Bridgeport Village will also host a Duck and Beaver trivia contest, face painting and the ultimate fan costume contest. Fans are also encouraged to bring canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank.

Following the pep rally, the Oregon State University Alumni Association will host an alumni reception at McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant.

Schedule of activities:

• From 3 to 6 p.m. there will be a live, remote show by John Canzano host of The Bald Faced Truth on radio station 750 AM The Game.

• From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. there will be appearances by Puddles the Duck and Benny the Beaver and face painting for kids.

• From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there will be performances by University of Oregon and Oregon State cheerleaders and The Beat Goes On Marching Band.