September 2021 Events Roundup

Updated: Oct 23, 2021

Curbside Press is continuing our all-new month-long version of our events roundups. This new format should help you get better advance notice of some great events happening in Oregon, plus it will allow us to focus on other content more throughout each month.

The other benefit of these longer event roundups is that we may be able to add events, especially more locally organized fare that isn’t posted weeks in advance, as the month progresses. That’s why you should check back on regularly if you’re ever looking for art to spice up your weekend! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Curbside Press sent highly ionized particles into the upper atmosphere of news to cloud-farm our monthly Oregon events roundup. This roundup is filled to the brim with exciting events big and small! Flo Rida in Salem, Joan Jett in Grand Ronde, Yoga + Beer is celebrating its 8th year, and a lot more. Be sure to SHARE this event roundup with all your friends to help spread the word about art happening in Oregon.

Have a safe and fun weekend, Curbsiders.


8 Years of Yoga + Beer

Wednesday, September 1 - 6 pm to 7 pm

Yoga + Beer - Riverfront Park - Salem, OR

“8 years ago we gathered for what we thought would be a one time fun event … and from those seeds, this incredible community has blossomed.” We have covered Yoga + Beer events many times in the past, and we are super excited for them to be celebrating 8 years of a fun way to get active. Join Mikki Trowbridge for a 60 minute, all-level yoga class at Salem’s Riverfront Park Amphitheater. The event is free but a $5 donation is suggested, Maybe consider $8 for their 8th year celebration?


Hysteria // Jukebox Heroes - $20 (21+)

Saturday, September 4 - 7pm to 11pm

The Wild Hare Saloon - 1190 SW 1st Ave. - Canby, OR

Hysteria, a Def Leppard tribute band, and Jukebox Heroes, a Foreigner tribute band, will be playing in the Wild Hare Summer Concert Series which plays throughout September in Canby. The event is presented by local stations K103, 106.7 The Eagle, and 105.9 The Brew. The Pacific Northwest has a great selection of excellent cover bands and both of these groups are a ton of fun to watch. There will also be at least one food cart there which is yet to be announced.


DoublePlusGood Album Release Show w/ Small Million & Glistener

Thursday, September 9 - 9pm

Holocene Portland - 1001 SE Morrison St. - Portland, OR

Not to be over the top, but we are so excited for this release! Our dear friends from DoublePlusGood are releasing a new album and will be playing the night away with Small Million and Glistener. If you have never had the pleasure of listening to Erik Carlson’s vocals, you have not lived. His voice, mixed with the incredible talent of guitarist Shawn thornhill, bassist Jacob Marsh, and drummer Cole Johnston, create a modern twist on crooner music that transports you back in time and at the same time to a world that never got a chance to exist, yet persists through the band’s music. This is a show that cannot be missed.


Strict Tempo presents Mekanik - EBM/Industrial/Techno/Wave

Friday, September 10 - 8 pm to 12 am

Online Event

Vox Sinistra and Textbeak bring a night of dance music right into your home. The night will be filled with Electronic Body Music or EBM, techno, and wave music to get you moving. The sets include performances from Metamorfo, Khadija, Textbeak, and Susan Subtract. This is 4 hours of music so grab a few drinks and set up your dancefloor because you are going to want to bounce for hours.


No Mana at 45 East - $10 (21+)

Friday, September 10 - 10 pm

45 East - 315 SE 3rd Ave. - Portland, OR

Red Cube and 45 East bring you No Mana! There isn’t a ton of information on the event posting, but 45 East always has exciting dance parties and Red Cube Productions rarely disappoints. This is a 21+ event. There will even be VIP tables you could get so as to feel extra luxurious.


2021 Capital City Cornhole Classic

Saturday, September, 11 - 9 am

State Capitol State Park

So. We are really only adding this because in the process of trying to make a joke about Cornhole, we looked up the origins of the game and found out it is (considering the topic) highly debated. Cornhole, also known according to as Bag Toss, Bags, Lawn Loss, and our personal favorite, Dadhole, has a long and potentially ancient history. It’s speculated that the origins could go back to ancient times when people would throw rocks into holes in the ground. According to, “some credit the Blackhawk tribe of Illinois… Others point to a Kentucky farmer from the 1800s.” Another highly popular theory is that the game was created in Germany in 1325 by a cabinet maker named Matthuas Kuepermann. Separately, there is an 1883 patent owned by Heyliger de Windt which described a game called “Parlor Quoits,” which is basically Cornhole but with square holes that are two different sizes and worth different points. So as you can see, the history of Cornhole is long and arduous and has been, in some variation, a part of human life for centuries. So come down to the Capitol State Park and enjoy a piece of antiquity. The event is a competition, so you will need a team and, we imagine, determination and skill.


Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire’s 25th Anniversary

Saturday, September 11 to 12 - 6 pm

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire - Grant Road - Kings Valley, OR

Hark, art thou interested in the ye ol’ Renaissance? Well, here is your chance to live out your dreams of being even poorer and less able to seek adequate medical attention. Honestly, the big leg of meat thing does look great and our writers could always go for a cup of grog, or whatever. In all seriousness, “ren faires” are quite fun and we absolutely love that these events are regular parts of Oregon culture. This is the 25th anniversary of the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire and will include epic events like jousting, bards, dancers, meat (we imagine) and of course, people dressed in time-accurate outfits.


Stone In Love // BAM!

Saturday, September 11 - 7 pm to 11 pm

The Wild Hare Saloon - 1190 SW 1st Ave. - Canby, OR

Another concert in the Wild Hare Summer Series. Stone In Love, a Journey cover band, and BAM!, a band who does a variety of covers, will be playing at the Wild Hare Saloon the second week of September. Again, both of these bands are a ton of fun and bring a lot of energy. If you can’t make this show, there’s another chance to catch Stone In Love at Rusty Truck Brewing on Labor Day.


Funk Yeah (21+)

Saturday, September 11 - 9 pm

The Lombard Pub - 3416 N Lombard St. - Portland, OR

Funk Yeah is right, because we love funk and disco and this show looks like it will be great. Decadent ‘80s is hosting a funky fun night of music that you can enjoy from home or at The

Lombard Pub. You can find the livestream here. For the live show, masks are required.


Sunday Salsa & Bachata Night - $10

Sunday, September 12 - 7 pm

Shawn Garnder Dancing - 8900 SW Commercial St. - Tigard, OR

Have you ever wanted to learn Salsa? Bachata? Well, look no further than Shawn Garnder Dancing in Tigard. You don’t need any dancing experience, heck you don't even need a partner! Just show up with a desire to learn, and you can start your dancing journey. Salsa is a ton of fun if you have never tried it. There is also a juice bar, which is exciting.


Mount Angel Oktoberfest

Friday, September 17 to 19 - 9:30 pm

Mount Angel Oktoberfest - 5 N Garfield St. - Mount Angel, OR

Join the locals of Mount Angel for the town’s annual Oktoberfest. The event is the 56th annual celebration, which seems like an incredibly long time to be doing Oktoberfest but that just makes it that much cooler. There will be polka music from an Ohio-based group, Chardon, and a group from New York called dSB, or Die Schlauberger. There will also be tons of food and drink, festivities, and more. Three days of Oktoberfest sounds like a perfect way to lead into fall.


Dylan Santiago