Tuesday, feeling like Monday! With Memorial Day behind us, my brain is already one day off. Hope you had a great 3-day break. Sorry the Winterhawks didn't make it all the way to the Memorial Cup, but, hey, WHL Champs ain't bad! In the NBA, Memphis was my underdog favorite, but now that they're out, I'm pinning my hopes on San Antonio. Would just like to see someone beat Miami.
PEEK AT THE WEEK:
Back to the Party: A few days off from Cityfair to tidy up a bit, then back open Thursday thru Sunday at Waterfront Park. Big day Saturday with the STARLIGHT RUN followed by the STARLIGHT PARADE in downtown Portland. One of my favorite KGON Starlight Parade memories is the year we rode in the Bluesmobile. We were downtown for hours, and, yes, we all had a few brews. Luckily, someone had the foresight to stash a chamber pot in the car in case of emergencies!
Plenty of touristy stuff to do this week. It's always fun to show out-of-towners our beautiful city, rain or shine. Keep in mind there are a lot of visitors driving around who don't quite know where they're going, so be patient when someone in front of you makes a dumb move!
And if the rain forces you indoors, there's always the movies. Opening this week: "AFTER EARTH" with Will Smith and his son Jaden, Directed by M. NIght Shyamalan, so expect a few surprises! Get out the birthday candles! Two ROLLING STONES birthdays this week: RON WOOD and CHARLIE WATTS and they'll both be working tonight at the United Center in Chicago; JOHN FOGERTY OF CCR; drummer for LED ZEPJOHN BONHAM; bassist for TRIUMPH MIKE LEVINE; actors MARILYN MONROE, CLINT EASTWOOD, JERRY "THE BEAVER" MATHERS; DANA CARVEY; the guy whose picture's on the NBA logo, Basketball Hall of Famer JERRY WEST; JAMES BOND novelist IAN FLEMING; and the 35th President of the US JOHN F KENNEDY.
Stuff you can win this week on KGON: JEFF MITCHELL opens up the Junk Drawer in the morning with tickets to see Madame Torment at the New Copper Penny this Friday night. IRIS does "My 3 Songs" during the noon hour for tickets to LYNYRD SKYNYRD & BAD CO plus tickets for "The Hangover 3". SHANNON has tickets to see TERRY FATOR (ventriloquist, comedian, singer) at the OR STATE FAIR. And, dont' forget about the $1,000 CASH CODE- Get in on this national contest today by listening for the code word. Call within 10 minutes and you've got a shot at the money. Happens four times a day, 6am, 10am, 1pm & 4pm. Go to kgon.com to enter. Good luck and have a great week!