Wednesday To-Do: Aug. 18

Today is the beginning of on-street paid parking around Dickson Street. Residents have had two days to get ready for it and from the looks of the near-empty WAC lot, many have taken full advantage. Those days are over.

The city has said it expects to see a 90-day protest period before the lots and streets fill back up. Here’s hoping it’s the parking spaces that get protested and not the bars, restaurants, artists and musicians that make up the rest of the entertainment district.

The weather’s not as bad. Try walking a little if Dickson Street’s on your agenda.

Walk to Rogue and see some Portland indie-pop. Archeology is in town and they’re certainly worth walking for. See for yourself. Locals The Blackbirds open.

Walk to FIX tonight for Dubstep Night. Digital Love (School of Dub), locals Domewrekka and Baby Armie, and house DJ’s EQ & Shortfuze are on the bill.

Or walk to Smoke & Barrel and compete in the Urban Achievers Wii bowling night.

If you’re not feeling like Dickson tonight, there’s Effron White at Greenhouse Grille, Emily Knight at JJ’s, and a handful of other options.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Mojo’s: Johnny Arredondo
Greenhouse Grille: Effron White
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Mike Sorenson – Guitar Recital
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Emily Knight
Guido’s Pizza: Patrick McCoy
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Singer/songwriter circle
Rogue: Archeology / The Blackbirds
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Urban Achievers Wii Bowling League Night
Fix Ultra Lounge: Dubstep Night