NW 17th will be happening First Thursday October 5 with a block party featuring live music, a mini-brewfest, food booths and local businesses. This is the second annual Slabtown-themed Block Party, but it’s also a party thrown by Mt. Hood Meadows to celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary season.
The party will run from 5 – 9 PM when 17th street will be closed between Overton and Northrup. Food booths featuring local Slabtown restaurants as well as delicious selections from Mt. Hood Meadows culinary team will make for a unique and tasty dining experience. There is also a beer and wine fest to celebrate 1st Thursday Slabtown style.
Featured artists are Seda – a flamenco guitar duo playing true to flamenco rhythms and latin grooves, and The Brothers Jam with their rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves.
More than a dozen local Slabtown businesses will be featured to re-familiarize Block Party attendees with the Slabtown area and remind them that this entire neighborhood is teeming with life. Many will be donating prizes for drawings occurring throughout the evening. As part of Meadows 50th anniversary celebration, a Golden Ticket will be given away at the Block Party – which is an entry to win a 50 year season pass to Mt. Hood Meadows.
Businesses at the Slabtown Block Party:
Friendly House, Inc.
Cascadia Coffee Roasters
G Mayfield Skincare
Slabtown Tours: Custom tours of historic Slabtown
Urban Waxx: Nose waxes
Rose City Physical Therapy
Vintner’s Cellar: Custom Winery where you’re the wine maker
Western Bike Works
Steel Door Gallery
Mt. Hood Meadows Culinary
Brews and Food at the Slabtown Block Party
Popular local brewers Backwoods, Double Mountain and Laurelwood will serve up a mini brew fest and food will be sold or sampled from Boke Bowl, the Food Front Grill, Vintner’s Cellar and Mt. Hood Meadows.
Entertainment at the Slabtown Block Party
Seda Flamenco Guitar Duo
Seda – Translates Silk in Spanish and Sound in Farsi. Former founder and guitarist of Toque Libre Mehdi Farjami, in collaboration with flamenco guitarist and dancer Brenna McDonald, combine traditional flamenco, latin, and afro cuban music. They collaborated and found chemistry in working together with the common goal to be true to flamenco rhythms and latin grooves. Together they showcase sounds of Flamenco, Latin and even Argentinian Tango.
The Brothers Jam
Blending rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves, the Brothers Jam takes their audience on a sonic journey every time they hit the stage. Drawing from a songbook that originates with their love of the Grateful Dead in their heyday in the 70’s and 80’s, to a broad palette that now spans Talking Heads, Phish, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Allman Brothers, Joe Henry, Bob Dylan… The Brothers Jam is an American Band with a plan: to entertain audiences and wring beauty from any song that crosses their path.