PEEK AT THE WEEK:
PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL CityFair kicks off at Waterfront Park this Friday. Fireworks, music, carnival rides...all the usual fun stuff to do, especially if you want to show off our city to visitors from out of town. Leading up to Friday:
BILL PAYNE of LITTLE FEAT puts on a show at the Alberta Rose Theatre featuring music, photos and tales from the road Thursday night. VAMPIRE WEEKEND plays at the Keller same night.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY FAIR at Oaks Park Sat & Sun is a great place to take kids.
For the grown-ups the COLUMBIA GORGE STERNWHEELER offers "Half-Price Sunday" for a sightseeing cruise up the Columbia Gorge.
Birthdays to celebrate this week:
Poet, singer/songwriter BOB DYLAN; FMAC vocalist STEVIE NICKS; ELTON JOHN'S songwriting partner BERNIE TAUPIN; SCORPIONS lead singer KLAUS MEINE; JOE COCKER; LEVON HELM of the BAND; RICH ROBINSON of the BLACK CROWES; jazz trumpeter and R&R Hall of Famer MILES DAVIS; the Doug half of BOB & DOUG McKENZIE - DAVE THOMAS, Comedian and Pot Activist TOMMY CHONG; Actors: CHER; MR. T; RAYMOND BURR; SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER; and America's alltime leading Winter Olympian and Dancing with the Stars champion APOLO ANTON OHNO. Cheers to all!!!
Big week for winning on KGON:
From the Junk Drawer during the morning show JEFF MITCHELL hands out pairs of tickets in the first five rows to see REO/LOVERBOY at the OR State Fair in August.
MARK VODKA's in for IRIS this week and he's got tickets to see BOZ SCAGGS at the Schnitz during "My 3 Songs" in the noon hour.
SHANNON gives away CULT tickets for "This Day in Rock" trivia question at 3:45pm.
Check the Contest Page to win tickets to the sold out STEELY DAN show at Edgefield.
And, if CASH is what you're after, $1,000 CASH CODE is now on! To win this national contest, all you have to do is listen to KGON for the code word, 4 times each weekday at 6am, 10am, 1pm & 4pm. Then, within 10 minutes, go to KGON.com/cash to enter. Good luck