My favorite festival in Portland is NoFest. In part it’s due to my fondness for the St. Johns neighborhood but also because this festival is always filled with random and eclectic musical offerings and there’s no admission fee. Yes you can pin it down by looking at the website, but in the past I’ve squeezed it in between other commitments so I’ve ended up running through the streets to get a feel for it. This Saturday, September 6 is the 7th annual, all day, taking over downtown St. Johns–NoFest. The event runs from noon until after 1am and there will be an art happening as well, so put on your loudest shirt, wear a disguise, if you have to, and check it out.
Hear part of a performance by Derek Ecklund at last year’s NoFest: