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9:00 am

Free Comic Book Day TFAW Portland!

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Things From Another World, 2916 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
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Free

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day with your friends at Things From Another World Portland! The doors open promptly at 9am on May 4, 2019! Everyone visiting will be allowed to select up to TEN free specially-marked comics -- we're one of the only comic shops in the Pacific Northwest to let you get that many comics! In addition, we’ll be running some great sales for one day only: - All items in-store will be 20-50% off* - All $10.99 priced Funko Pop figures will be on sale for $8 - Every FCBD purchase will receive a 25% off one graphic novel coupon (limit one per customer) - Box customers receive a coupon for $5 off their purchase of $25 or more, usable on May…

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10:00 am

Free Comic Book Day at Books with Pictures

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Books with Pictures, 1100 SE Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

Costumes encouraged! Free comics for all ages! Cosplay guests: Jedi in the morning, and Avengers in the afternoon!

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Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
IPRC, 318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
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$150 – $250

Day 1: Typesetting Essentials Day 2: Printing Essentials Learn to set moveable type and print on table top and poster presses in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historic process. Gain access to IPRCs collection of over 150 fonts of lead and wood type. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment! Successful completion of this 1 day class grants IPRC Studio Members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing. Nonmembers and Basic Members receive one trial month of Studio Membership after completion of the course. 2 Day Workshop Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2…

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Star Wars Day! May the 4th Be With You

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Books Around the Corner, 40 NW 2nd Street
Gresham, OR 97030
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Free

We have lots of surprises in store including a few themed crafts! Save the date and check here for details! Customers who come in costume will be entered to win a Star Wars themed prize TBA. 12-4PM Kameron Messmer is a comedy variety entertainer with over 20 years of wide ranging experience in specialized talents.He will be making balloons so stop on by! 12:30-1:30PM Star Wars Oregon will be making an appearance at our May the 4th Be With You Celebration!! DROP IN CRAFTS 11-3pm Make a Chewbacca Paper Bag Puppet Make a Lightsaber Bookmark May the 4th Be With You!

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Free Comic Book Day 2019 at Bridge City Comics!

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bridge City Comics, 3725 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Free

EDITED TO ADD: Joining us for Free Comic Book Day for the first hour or so will be a Captain America cosplayer! Come get your picture taken with Cap! Also, local artist Jeremy Colwell will be signing from 11am - 12pm! Jeremy's newest book is Batman/TMNT III #1 and we'll have copies on hand for purchase! FREE COMICS? YES, IT'S TRUE! Bridge City Comics in Portland, OR is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4. On Free Comic Book Day, close to 2 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books! "The wide array of comic books being…

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10:30 am

Free Comic Book Day!

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Comic Cave PDX, 1924 N Kilpatrick St
Portland, OR 97217
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Free

Come check out all the free comics! This is our big event and we love greeting all the folks who come by :)

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11:00 am

Children’s Book Week Storytime With Tonya Lippert

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

In conjunction with Children’s Book Week, author Tonya Lippert joins us to read from her new picture book, Goodbye, School (Magination Press). Franny loves her school. She’s played, read, studied, and even napped here. But today it’s time to leave. As Franny prepares to move to a new school, she takes time to reminisce and cherish her old school. How can Franny say goodbye?

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2:00 pm

The Poeming Pigeon: Sports – Book Launch Celebration

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pond House at The Ledding Library, 2215 SE Harrison Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Free

The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the launch of the 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: SPORTS. Featured Readers: Brittney Corrigan • Sharon Wood Wortman • Kris Demien Penelope Scambly Schott • Margaret Chula • Toni Partington Joshua Plack • Vivienne Popperl • Donna Prinzmetal Barbara A. Meier • Hanna Jane Weber • Joy McDowell Devon Balwit • Linda Neal Reising • Shawn Aveningo Sanders About the Book: Dive into this sports-themed collection and you’ll quickly become a fan, as our poets relive their glory days and share their love of the game. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a dedicated amateur, or an armchair quarterback, we invite you to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat—it’s…

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Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

In Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies (Storey), expert herbalist Maria Noël Groves provides 23 garden plans specially tailored to address the most common health needs, along with simple recipes for using each group of herbs. Discover the three to six herbs that are most effective for what ails you, whether you’re seeking headache relief, immune support, stress relief, or a simple daily tonic.

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The Sideburns that Empowered Everyone – Kyle B. Hart

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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Free

The Sideburns that Empowered Everyone shares the story of an unbreakable bond between Murph and her grandfather. After his unexpected passing, Murph is left to navigate her grief as she overcomes bullies, obstacles, and the everyday challenges of life. Just when it feels like everything is too much to handle, she is reminded of her grandfather and the lessons he taught her in a peculiar, hairy way. 50% of book proceeds are donated to the Dougy Center, who provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving death can share their experiences. 50% of book proceeds are donated to the Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center, who enriches the lives and hearts of individuals and their families through the healing…

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5:00 pm

Be Honest 2019

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wieden + Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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Free

Be Honest 2019 is the 10th annual Portland State University Graphic Design student portfolio showcase! Every spring, sophomores, juniors, and soon-to-be graduating seniors come together to show off their work at Wieden + Kennedy. Be Honest is a valuable opportunity for graphic design students to gain experience presenting their work and engaging with the community. It’s also an opportunity for creative professionals to check out all the great things coming out of PSUGD. Friends of Graphic Design's pop-up shop featuring one-of-a-kind goods from PSUGD students, is also back at Be Honest with art prints, cards, zines, posters, jewelry, stickers, buttons, and much more available for sale. All proceeds from sales go directly to the student designers!

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5:30 pm

Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rocking Frog Cafe, 2511 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
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Free

Wordlights is coming back to The Frog with regular poetry evenings on Saturdays presented by Nova PDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev. On Saturday May 4th, we'll have a feature from Rodney Wilder Jr. and a poetry open mic! OUR FEATURE: Rodney Wilder is a biracial nerd who bellows death-metal verse in Throne of Awful Splendor and writes poetry, with previous work appearing in places like FIYAH and FreezeRay, Poets Reading the News and Words Dance, as well as his newest, nerd-themed collection, Stiltzkin’s Quill. He likes nachos, analogizing things to Pokémon, and getting lost in Oregonian forests with his co-meanderer, Brittany—the Sapphire to his Ruby. Find him on Instagram at @thebardofhousewilder. *** Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. Each…

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6:00 pm

Mystery Box Social Dinner Party!

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Mystery Box Show Dining Room – Residential Home, 9927 N Decatur St
Portland, OR 97203
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$60

Let's erase the stigma of sex being a forbidden topic of conversation! Normalization has always been a goal at The Mystery Box show. This elegant dinner party takes it one step further by allowing and ENCOURAGING sex talk at the dinner table! The evening will begin with cocktails and appetizers, followed by 2 courses and dessert, interspersed with a special screening and deep dive into some of the Mystery Box Show's most compelling sex-centric stories. All paired with wine and amazing conversation! We will be joined by the storytellers themselves- a real treat to be able to talk directly to their experiences. And who knows? Maybe the evening will inspire anecdotes and stories of your own! This evening will make an excellent date night, a…

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7:00 pm

Refugia Book Release Party!

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bhaktishop Yoga Center, 2500 SE 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
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Free

Persian Pony Press is proud to announce the release of Kristin Berger's newest poetry collection, Refugia - a series of 24 lyrical poems of winter & snow, fire & water, poems that trespass page and time. The Bhaktishop is a yoga studio, and seating will mostly be on a cork floor with cushions (chairs available for those who need it), with shoes off. :) A reading with light refreshments and books to purchase. As a part of The Bhaktishop's Compassionate Resistance Campaign, donations will be collected for Adelante Mujeres, a Hillsboro non-profit that provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income Latina women and their families, to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community. http://www.adelantemujeres.org/ For reviews of Refugia, other readings and…

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