2nd Place Community Division Award! Our Starlight Parade float earned 547 of 600 points for Originality & Use of Theme, Creativity & Design Quality, Use of Illumination, and Overall Presentation. Official Starlight Parade winners list for 2015
February 17th: Mardi Gras Day Parade on Mississippi Avenue!
Start: Ecliptic Brewing
825 North Cook St. Portland, OR 97227
– Music from Transcendental Brass Band starts at 5:30 at Ecliptic
– Kids, wagons, pets, bikes, all welcome
Start time: Parade will roll at 6:30.
Parade end: back at Eliptic – Parade turns around at Skidmore Ave
After parade: Trophies awarded for parade participants! Meet at Mississippi Pizza around 7:30 for music with the Krewe Loose Cajun Band and awards “ceremony”
Music also across the street at Bar Bar with Love Bomb a Go Go marching band!
Start at Ecliptic Brewing. Parade starts at 6:30 pm, so get there earlier to get in the line up. All ages, all community invited to parade along! Wear your best Mardi Gras attire, flashing lights, what have you! Kids and pets welcome. Join us afterwords for live music and dancing –
– in association with Mississippi Ave !
Facebook event link:
We’ll have Krewe-made mini-umbrella custom throws also
The Krewe will be out Thursday night January 29th to parade down Alberta Street for the montly Last Thursday party! Look for us in lighted costumes. Get yourself some beads!
Saturday January 31st the Krewe parades on Portland Trolleys around town for our second Trolley Gras! Modeled after the Phunny Phorty Phellows in New Orleans we’ll cover more ground with our trolley parade! Look for us on Mississippi Ave, SE Division, and who knows where. Join us afterwards at Mississippi Pizza for music with the Krewe Loose Cajun Band around 9pm.
Here’s what’s happening in Portland
Coming up after the Ball:
February 17th: Mardi Gras Day Parade on Mississippi Avenue! Start at Ecliptic Brewing. Parade starts at 6:30 pm, so get there earlier to get in the line up. All ages, all community invited to parade along! Wear your best Mardi Gras attire, flashing lights, what have you! Kids and pets welcome. Join us afterwords for live music and dancing at Mississippi Pizza! More details: Mississippi Avenue Assoc. Mardi Gras Parade
Friday February 6th tune in to KBOO Community Radio (90.7 FM and streaming at www.kboo.fm) at 1:30 pm for a special Mardi Gras edition of the Songwriter’s Circle with our own Phil G and special guests. They’ll play carnival music to get you in the mood for Mardi Gras – and maybe a ticket give away as well.
February 14th – Valentine’s Day and the Portland Mardi Gras Ball! Doors at 7:30 at the Wonder Ballroom
February 16th: Lundi Gras! Tapalaya’s also hosting a special Lundi Gras Dinner on Feb 16th. (Not neccessarily a Krewe event, but a Mardi Gras Event!)
Past 2015 Events:
January 21st: Louisiana Culture Night at Tapalaya Restaurant: Tickets have already sold out for this evening of Louisiana cuisine, music and storytelling.
January 29th: Look for the Krewe on Alberta Street for Last Thursday! We’ll meet at 6pm near 27th and Alberta. And we’ll have beads for you! Join us for a fun evening.
Saturday January 31st: Trolley Gras Returns! Mysti Krewe takes over 2 Trolleys from the Portland Trolley company for a parade-on-wheels throughout the Portland Metro area – culminating in music and dancing at Mississippi Pizza for the Krewe Loose Cajun Band at 9pm.
May 30th 2015: Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade!
Louisiana Culture Night at Tapalaya Restaurant – brought to you by Mysti Krewe of Nimbus
Please join the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, Portland’s authentic Louisiana-style Mardi Gras Krewe, as we bring a night of Louisiana food, entertainment, and culture to Tapalaya Cajun/Creole Restaurant on Wednesday, January 21. This event is part of the lead up to the Mysti Krewe 5th Annual Mardi Gras Ball at the Wonder Ballroom on Saturday, February 14.
Tapalaya is offering a multi-course menu of its signature Louisiana cuisine for this private supper which includes Oysters Rockefeller, Crawfish Etoufee, Steak Diane, Blackened Catfish, Boudin Egg Rolls, Crab Mac & Cheese, and more.
While enjoying your meal and Hurricane cocktail:
Tap your toes to regional Cajun, Zydeco, and Mardi Gras music performed and explicated by award winning keyboard player and Lafayette native, Steve Kerin.
Hear the voice of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, as she tells stories from her life.
Learn about the journey of West African spirituality to Brazil, the Caribbean, and Louisiana from Mardi Gras Indian Chief Chuk Barber, accompanied by drumming, chanting, and dance.
Hear from Louisiana natives about some of their favorite Mardi Gras traditions.
$35 includes multi-course meal, 1 cocktail, gratuity, and entertainment.
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets www.brownpapertickets.com. Visit the Mysti Krewe website at www.portlandmardigras.com for more information about this event, the ball, and other fun opportunities to party with the Krewe.
Tapalaya Cajun Creole Restaurant:
28 NE 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232