Archive for the ‘Events’ Category


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 ]

UPDATED: PDXYAR Raids the 16th Century

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 5, 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Now before you become racked with worry that the crew has stumbled upon an unlocked Tardis, let me qualify that title. This very weekend the Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro will hosting a pirate-themed weekend and PDXYAR shall indeed be a part of their re-creation of a 16th century European village. Luckily for you, you  [ Read More ]


This very weekend the crew of PDXYAR is laying in a course for what could just be the zenith of the summer’s pirating season. Of course, we are talking about the Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival. Now in it’s fourth year, this pirate fest is one of our favorites. With something for all ages, there will  [ Read More ]

Come One, Come All to the Portland Pirate Festival!

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 1, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Yes, it is that time once again for the Portland Pirate Festival to raid the unsuspecting town of St. Helens. PDXYAR will, as always, be a part of that happy band to wash ashore for a weekend of piratical fun and frivolity. Make sure to come by and visit out encampment, visit with the crew  [ Read More ]

The Swashbuckler’s Ball Returns!

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 1, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Break open the weapons locker and roll out the guns, the Swashbuckler’s Ball is returning for it’s third year! This time around SwashBall will be making port Saturday, November 17th at the Melody Ballroom and it promises to be the biggest ball yet! Many of you have been asking, so we will start off with  [ Read More ]

UPDATED- PDXYAR Returns to Maher’s Irish Pub

Posted by Bob Alpi On August 3, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

UPDATE: Avast! This weekend’s raid on Maher’s Pub has been postponed. We’ll let you know when it is re-scheduled. This weekend set a course for Lake Oswego and join of the PDXYAR crew at Maher’s Irish Pub. If you missed our previous raids at Maher’s you can make up for it with not one, but  [ Read More ]

This weekend you should embark in a short cruise down to Sherwood, Oregon for the Sherwood Fantasy Fair. This is a festival designed to combine the fun filled worlds of medieval, fantasy, folklore, fairey, pirate and a tiny bit of steampunk into a family friendly event. Blending blending historical fact, myth and popular fantasy. this  [ Read More ]

All’s Fair- Now with PDXYAR!

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 5, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

This weekend following Pirates! at the Space Room the crew will be setting a northernly course to All’s Fair in Bonney Lake, Washington. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, this is a seminal event for growing the LARPing community by exposing the different aspects of various clubs though music, merchants, tournaments, questing, games, workshops, and the  [ Read More ]