Upcoming Krewe and Mardi Gras events 2015!

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 Jan. 21 2015

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.
Tickets: http://mystikrewe.brownpapertickets.com/

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

Valentine’s Day “Trolley Gras”

Trolley Gras was a huge success Valentine’s evening.
And here’s the photos to prove it:

Thanks to Portland Trolley for taking us around NW 21st and 23rd, through the Pearl, over to Tapalaya on 28th and Burnside and winding up at the Imperial Bottle Shop and Tap Room on SE 30th and Division.

We handed out plenty of beads and candy, met a few folks from Louisiana, delighted, surprised and confused many people out on the street!

Ride along with this video!


Look for Mysti Krewe members on Valentine’s evening on a Portland Trolley mobile party! They’ll be in costume and handing out plenty of beads, candy and throws to publicize the upcoming Ball!

Look for them around 8 – 10 pm in the Pearl, NW 23rd, by Powells books on Burnside and across the river!

It’s an homage to New Orlean’s Phunny Phorty Phellows and their annual Twelth Night Trolley Ride to bring in Carnival Season. The Phorty Phellows tradition goes back to 1878!


2014 Tickets on sale now

Tickets for the 2014 Ball now on sale

Click on over to the Bossanova Ballroom site and get your tickets soon for the March 1st Mardi Gras Ball! Prices are $25 + fees, and will go up day of show. Buy in advance and save!

Paper tickets are available from Mysti Krewe of Nimbus members also.

Watch our site and Facebook page for updates on ticket giveaways. Currently you can win two tickets from Tixie. And keep an eye on PDX Pipeline for more giveaways coming soon!