The Short List
Oregon Brewers Festival
It's one of the longest running and best loved craft beer festivals in the country, going into its 24th annual event, and the crowning jewel of Oregon Craft Beer Month. Art Larrance, co-founder of Portland Brewing Co., helped start the event, inspired by his travels to the original Oktoberfest in Munich. More than 80 craft breweries will be represented, serving more than 30 beer styles to nearly 80,000 beer lovers. Another 50 specialty beers will be available for tastes in the Buzz Tent. A continuing trend is fruit beers. Other facts: Brewers from 14 states are participating; Kona Brewing Co. of Hawaii travels the farthest, 2,600 miles; there are nine breweries bringing organic beers.
Noon Thursday-Saturday, July 28-31, Waterfront Park, oregonbrewfest.com, free, beer mugs $6, beer tokens $1 each
Producer Cameron Mackintosh and Fred Meyer Broadway Across America bring the hit stage show to the Rose City for its 25th anniversary production. The glamorous new staging includes spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, whose story of the 19th wretched poor of France has become the world's longest-running musical. The London Times hails the new production as 'a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original.'
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2-7, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay Ave., 503-241-1802, starting at $28.50
PDX Pop Now!
The annual, all-ages music festival starts with being part of Regional Arts and Culture Council's 'ArtSpark' July 21, and with music by Jared Mees and the Grown Children at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, and features scores of other bands.
6 p.m. Friday, July 22, noon Saturday-Sunday, July 23-24, Refuge PDX, 116 S.E. Yamhill St., pdxpopnow.com, free
His monotypes are titled 'Simply Magic,' and are on display through Sept. 2 at Montgomery Klash Interior Design.
5 p.m. Thursday, July 21, through Sept. 2, Montgomery Klash, 1111 S.W. Alder St., 503-224-7797
Oregon Berry Festival
The family event features music on the 'Blues Berry' stage, a Portland chef berry cook-off and plenty of berry-inspired eats and drinks.
Noon Friday, July 22, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, Ecotrust, 721 N.W. Ninth Ave., oregonberryfestival.com, free