July 12th and 13th Portland Oregon Events

Ned Jaquith Foundation, Ned’s Birthday Bash and Campout.
Saturday July 12 to the morning of Sunday July 13:

Ned’s Birthday Bash at Bamboo Garden Nursery, 18900 NW Collins Rd North Plains OR 97133.

Guests are welcome to start arriving at 3:00 pm, with the party officially kicking off at 5:00 pm and dinner at 5:30. Guests may pitch their tent anywhere on the 20-acre property, and are welcome to take tours of the grounds. There will be a barbecue and live music; guests please bring side dishes and beverages. A campfire will be going from dusk until 11:00 pm. In addition, the Festival will feature: • A live auction of rare bamboo after dinner to benefit the NJF • Movie presentation: Wild China • Stephen Jensen doing a workshop on bamboo basket weaving from 11:00 until 1:00 pm • Kerry Huang giving a demonstration and workshop on traditional Chinese bamboo-centric cooking techniques from 2:00 until 5:00 pm Donations to the live auction are welcome. Please note that space at the workshops is limited, so if you’re interested be sure to sign up early. Fees are $40 per class. For more information or to RSVP go to: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/r … =8uw8kzdab

Sunday July 13

The Portland Bamboo Festival, held at the Pavilion of the Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd Portland OR 97221.

The event will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and will feature bamboo vendors, bamboo lectures, and a live auction of cool and unusual species. Charissa Brock will also be giving an ongoing fan-making workshop between 11:00 and 3:00. In addition, the Hoyt will show off the start of their new Bamboo Collection, which has been given a place of honor just down from the Arboretum Pavilion. Please remember that this is strictly a mite-free event. New vendors are always welcome; please contact Noah Bell for more information or to RSVP,
Of Note: Things are shifting into gear for the installation of the Hoyt Arboretum’s new Bamboo Collection. The permits have been filed and the removal of existing plantings is scheduled to begin this month, with the first bamboo plantings expected to be in by early July. Thank you to Peggie and Martin of the Arboretum for your tireless work on this project, as well as thank you to Bamboo Garden for a generous donation of bamboo plants for the collection.
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