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Bridgetown Comedy Festival Kicks Off Tonight

Thursday, May 07, 2015


Bridgetown Comedy Festival will be held May 7th–10th.

Over 50 of the hottest names in comedy will have you laughing your a** off, at this year’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival

The four-day festival starting tonight May 7th, brings Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, The Simpsons' Dana Gould, The Daily Show's Jessica Williams, and other hilarious folks to different venues in inner east Portland. 

The comedy fest isn’t just about national comedians, Portland’s signature quirky and sometimes nerdy style will be highlighted as well. Portlander Bri Pruett will be participating in the erotic fan fiction show, Brandy Felt will perform during the Comedy and Cocktails show, and Steven Wilber will star in the Ron Lynch: Crapshoot show. 

A Deluxe Festival Pass will get you into every show including the Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 20th Anniversary Celebration along with the Live Wire collaboration show. 

If you want to check out a single show you can pay admission at the door, just know that you won’t be able to go to every show at that one venue. 

Plenty of booze will be available to buy during the festival, so make sure to bring your 21 and over friends. 

To learn more about the performers and buy tickets, click HERE.  


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Fire eating is just one of the many types of street performers.

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Street Performers

These dancers brought in their own portable dance floor and performed for an hour near the Skidmore Fountain.

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Bring Your Dog

Dogs may not be welcome at the Portland Farmers Market, but they are very welcome at PSM. PSM has several vendors who sell dog related products.

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8 Sticky Fingers

You can buy duct tape wallets, screen printed T-shirts, greeting cards, and much more. 

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Bonus Pants

Grab some funny novelty boxer shorts, oven mitts, potholders, cast iron handle covers and other quirky things. 

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Aaxis Health

Get a clinical massage or other chiropractic services.

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Be Good Monster

Or buy cute monster jewelry, prints, cards or shirts. 

For more information click HERE

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Boss Jewelry and Bows

Get special handcrafted bows, arrows, and string.

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Moon Light Lamp

Or a traditional Korean rice paper (Hun Ji) lamp and art. 

For more information click HERE

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Jimi Hendrix

Take photos with Jimi Hendrix at the market. This lookalike can be seen many weekends walking around the market looking for the perfect photo-op.

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Uli Kirchler

You can also by handcrafted, sculpted and shaped wooden vases and wall art. 

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Original Elephant Ears

Hungry? Elephant Ears are vegan and homemade with the best of the northwest flours. Wide variety of toppings. Also grab some fresh fruit lemonades and teas, and funnel cakes. Portland Original Elephant Ears have been at PSM since 1975.

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Game of Real Life

Buy a parody of "The Game of Life" by Milton Bradley. In this board game, happiness wins the game!  Ages 13+

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Revolution of the Heart

Get your bestie a handmade contemporary handbag and accessories.

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A la Henna

Adorn your hands or feet with beautiful henna from A la Henna Body Art. 

More information click HERE

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Cygnet Silks

Or add a little flare to your outfit with these individually hand painted silk scarves and shawls.

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Skidmore Fountain

View Portland’s oldest piece of public art.

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Imix Jewelry

Buy something for yourself, like handmade jewelry in sterling silver and gold with natural precious and semi-precious gems.

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Kids’ Korner

PSM typically has one Kids’ Korner a month. In this picture Right Brian Initiative is promotes whole brain learning through drawing.

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Erik Swenson Woodworks

Get a unique inlaid wood pendants and sculptures. 

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Kathmandu Café

After all that walking you will need another snack. Try Food of the Himalayas. Nepali style vegetarian and meat meals.

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My Bros. BBQ

Or try a bbq dogs on a stick. 

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Rogue Beer

Rogue created this flavor of beer specifically for PSM. The Weekend Ale is a pale ale, saffron in color with a smooth malt balance; a floral aroma with a dry spicy finish from whole juniper berries.

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Concordia Glass

Stain glass stars and other shapes are a great way to decorate your home. 

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Dream Pillows

Get a organic and hemp pillow for sleep, headaches, relaxation, meditation and yoga.

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Tease Recyclewear

Buy clothing and accessories made from up-cycled knits.

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Te Natura

Grab some natural skincare, soaps and candles.

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Enjoy Music

Enjoy the sounds of a violin.  

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Smooth Jazz

Check out Kenny Lavitz- is a monthly performer on the market main stage. He plays a mix of smooth jazz that adds a wonderful ambience to the market.

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Velo Gioielli

Get your bike enthusiast friend, cycling themed art and jewelry.


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