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Oktoberfest: Beer, Wiener Dogs and Schnitzel

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Saturday, we went to Okotoberfest at Oaks Amusement Park. I am told it was practice for The Polish Fest next weekend, one of the most highly anticipated festivals of the year. Festing in Portland is serious business.

There were a lot of people that came out to drink beer, listen to The Polkatones and do the Chicken Dance. And it made me happy to see (mostly) older men decked out in their lederhosen, high socks, and suspenders. They had various pins and feathers in their hats. This is the day they get to break out the duds and honor their heritage. They are proud of their culture. Many of them were cutting a rug on the dance floor.

You see these guys? Guess what they were playing right at this moment. Please guess. Are you guessing? Because you’ll never guess. Margaritaville. I Shit You Not.

I was also super happy to witness this…

Weiner Dog Race! 9.20.08 from Mile73 on Vimeo.

Weiner Dog Races! Look at them go! Awesome! If you listen closely towards the middle, you can hear a chorus of squeaky toys.

Oktoberfest was pretty bad ass. The Polish Fest is going to have to bring their A Game to beat it.

Also, I don’t know if you know this about me but…

I gots some junk in my trunk, yo. It was from eating all that schnitzel.


  1. looks like such fun! you are so cool because you go to all these things and aren’t all hermit-y like i tend to be. and you’re even cooler for posting about it WITH PICTURES so i can live vicariously through you.

  2. I love dog races!!! And hotdog races!!! I love that people were watching from the sidelines and a whole area was set up for the race too!

  3. Cute hat!

  4. Dave…yours or mine?

  5. Heather – The trombone player ;-)

  6. I was about to say, “sheeeeeeee-it, y’all ain’t know. The LITHUANIAN FESTIVAL (October 4-5, Los Feliz, CA) brings the AAA game!”

    Then I saw the wiener dog race and threw in the towel.

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