April 10, 2014
The 8th Annual Slabtown Community Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th and the main historic theme this year is the Slabtown Streetcars in addition to celebrating St. Patrick’s Church 150th and Tavern and Pools’ 30th anniversaries. Only a few meetings left and we really need volunteers for the event and participants gearing up to make our 11am parade the best ever! We’d also like to invite you to get involved in the festival as a sponsor. The meeting are every Thursday at 3pm at McMenamins Tavern & Pool (1716 NW 23rd Ave.).
If you’re unable to attend meetings, please mark your calendar for September 20th, and we’ll see you at the NW Portland Library parking lot for the 2014 festival.
Mike Ryerson (Festival Coordinator) cell # 971-202-6269
2014 – 8th Annual Slabtown Community Festival Planning Committee Meetings.
All meets are at 3:00 p.m. Thursdays, McMenamins Tavern & Pool.
- August 21. (Poster Viewing to Proof/ Logos)
- August 28.
- September 4.
- September 11.
- September 18. Final Planning Meeting
- September 19. Festival Setup.
- September 20. Slabtown Community Festival.
June 19, 2013
Guild's Lake Courts
Slabtown Community Festival Planning Meeting
McMenamins Tavern & Pool – Thursdays
Today is Juneteenth so I have included an image from Guild’s Lake Courts Junior Patrol. In the 1940s these integrated patrol was an active volunteer group in Slabtown. Image courtesy City of Portland Archives.
October 27, 2012
“Woodpiles along the street are a characteristic of Portland, Oregon. Costs five dollars and fifty cents per cord, and must be hauled thirty-five miles. (Shows homeowner on porch.) Portland, Oregon. Lange, Dorothea, photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED
1939 Aug.” I am hoping these are homes in Slabtown-Tanya.
September 16, 2012
Mike Ryerson, Holly Hagerman and Julie Benevento Ball.
- Glenn Gholston, Norm Gholston and Brian Bressler (photo credit Mike Ryerson)
- Brooklyn, Jennifer Heckman, Berkeley (Courtesy TLM)
We all had a wonderful time at this year’s Slabtown Festival. The weather was certainly the best ever for this event. Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors and community members who made this year’s festival a fabulous event.
Julie Benevento Ball (TLM)
History Team members Tim Hills and Norman Gholston rushed and the displays up and ready for viewing. There were two new exhibits this year. Bike lovers should be thrilled. (Courtesy TLM)
Fans young and old enjoyed the first puppet show. (Courtesy TLM)
August 27, 2012
Link to poster, clipping and video from 2011
Archive of Slabtown Festival 2011
2011 Parade photo credit: Mike Ryerson
2011 Slabtown Stage Setting Up photo credit: Tanya March