Beat the Heat with Pirates and GLORY!

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 26, 2015 ADD COMMENTS

With the temps hitting triple digits here in PDX most folks are looking for ways to avoid the heat. Sure, you could seek the the shade like an overheated lion on the savanna, but PDXYAR has a better option for you. In fact we have two! The Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival Once again PDXYAR is  [ Read More ]


Today may be the last day of 2014 and you are wrapped up in your planning of the perfect night out to ring in the new year, but I urge you to consider your weekend plans as well. This weekend will be the first of the year 2015. It will set the standard for all  [ Read More ]

The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

Posted by Bob Alpi On December 10, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

After an eight-teen year hiatus, The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition is returning to Pioneer Courthouse Square this Friday night. Starting at 6pm, rain or shine, you will find carolers at select corners along SW Yamhill & Morrison Streets. These groups will be listened to by roaming judges and the best of them will be  [ Read More ]

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 17, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The Glory of the Rose City Comic Con once again returns to Portland this weekend and we have been sharpening our cutlasses and pouring powder bags in anticipation. PDXYAR is going to be all over the RCCC from our booth (#117), to helping man the Portland Geek Council Booth (#318) to hitting the RCCC Wrap  [ Read More ]

PDXYAR Returns to the OMSI Mini Maker Faire!

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 12, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

This weekend marks the return of the Mini Makers Faire to the OMSI and you should be making plans to join us there. PDXYAR will indeed be in attendance again this year establishing a encampment, singing shanties and offering a wide range of entertainments while adding our trademark piratical flare to the occasion. Take in  [ Read More ]

The Weekend of Glory Part Deux!

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 26, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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 to  [ Read More ]

The Rockaway Pirate Festival

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 26, 2014 2 COMMENTS

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 from  [ Read More ]

The Weekend of GLORY!

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 20, 2014 1 COMMENT

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 to  [ Read More ]

Parades, (Seafair) Pirates and Bars!

Posted by Bob Alpi On May 30, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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. After  [ Read More ]

PDXYAR to Help Crew OMSI After Dark!

Posted by Bob Alpi On April 28, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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‚Äôs presentation of  [ Read More ]