The Weekend of Glory Part Deux!

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 26, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet As if PDXYAR falling upon the unsuspecting citizens of a picturesque coastal town for the Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival was not enough for one weekend we are also sending a boat crew north again. This time the destination is a little place called Alki Beach. Alonzo, Gracie and Jerry will be leading their crew  [ Read More ]

The Rockaway Pirate Festival

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 26, 2014 2 COMMENTS

Tweet Imagine, if you will, it is the year 1716. You are standing on the edge of a small coastal town, your eyes cast seaward. You spy a ship standing at anchor, she bobs languidly in the ebbing tide. Her sails are neatly furled and few walk the decks, but wisps of smoke still rise  [ Read More ]

The Weekend of GLORY!

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 20, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet Few times in the history of the entire world has so much transpired in a single weekend. In fact, there is so much happening scientists fear that a single weekend will fail to hold it, shattering the days into sharp fragments which will actually rip a hole in the universe itself. The only way  [ Read More ]

Parades, (Seafair) Pirates and Bars!

Posted by Bob Alpi On May 30, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet Call it fate, call it luck, call it karma, this weekend something will happen on the streets of Portland that has not been witnessed in a generation. You might have heard rumors, but I am writing to lay it all out. Yes, this weekend the Seattle Seafair Pirates will return to the Starlight Parade.  [ Read More ]

PDXYAR to Help Crew OMSI After Dark!

Posted by Bob Alpi On April 28, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet This Wednesday science meets pirates at OMSI After Dark. Slake your thirst for scientific exploration with activities and demonstrations in subjects such as the art of natural navigation, explosions and projectiles. Then try your hand with blade as Academia Duellatoria teaches the basics of sword and buckler. Or you take in Portland Opera’s presentation  [ Read More ]

Breaking News- PDXYAR Elects a New Captain!

Posted by Bob Alpi On February 21, 2014 2 COMMENTS

Tweet Dateline Stumptown- PDXYAR has a new Captain. Following the example of Golden Age pirates The Swashbucklers of Stumptown have adopted the practice of electing a captain annually by secret ballot. We are proud to announce that, as of February 16, 2014 , our new captain is Fjørd Porkins! Former Captain Redgoat, having passed the  [ Read More ]

Join the Crew for Blackbeard Friday at Bella Notte!

Posted by Bob Alpi On November 13, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet This Friday is more than just “Black Friday.” Indeed, thanks to Bella Notte, it is Blackbeard Friday! If you have to face the throngs of bargain hunters what better way to drink away the agony than with pirates of PDXYAR… and belly dancers! Yes, you read that right. Blackbeard Friday is about pirates, sea  [ Read More ]

Behold Shanty-aoke!

Posted by Bob Alpi On October 17, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet Have you a longing for something new and different to do with your Friday night? Then behold Shanty-aoke! The progeny of a collaboration between PDXYAR and The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, Shanty-aoke combines Karaoke From Hell with shanties. Singers will be provided with lyrics to a shanty and they will perform with  [ Read More ]

The Rose City Comic Con Descends on PDX this Weekend!

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 19, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet If I may make a humble suggestion, take Friday night off this week. Seriously, you should stay home, have a nice dinner and go to bed early. You should conserve your energy for the Rose City Comic Con this weekend. The lineup at this year’s RCCC is simply fantastic. With six rooms for panels  [ Read More ]

PDXYAR to Set Up Camp at OMSI this Weekend

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 13, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Tweet Just last weekend we looked back in time and raided the 16th century. Now this coming weekend we are gazing into the future by appearing at OMSI’s Mini Maker’s Faire. OMSI describes the event as, “Portland Mini Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” and judging from the list of makers  [ Read More ]