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Summer Expo On Cue, Comedy at the Museum

Our Portland Story Summer Expo : On Cue
Saturday, August 17  |  1pm-3pm
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St  Portland, OR 97209

FREE with museum admission ($4)

Join us for a dynamic comedy showcase inspired by Our Portland Story and brought to you by Brody Theater and local improv comedy group, horseplaygroundmeat.

Kicking off with improv at 1pm, the group will pull prompts from the book, Our Portland Story Volume 1, and audience suggestions. Up next, local stand-up comedians: Stephanie Purtle, Whitney Streed, Jason Traeger and Christian Ricketts take over the mic offering their own hilarious perspectives of our city. Ending the afternoon is a sketch comedy set inspired by Portland featuring Starr Ahrens, Neven Mrgan, and Mike Karras (includes performances from Brody’s recently sold out production of How to Age Disgracefully).

Who would guess the wild and weird side of Portland would inspire the best comedy? Let’s laugh and unite about the things that make our city ridiculously funny.

Arrive promptly at 1pm to catch the whole whole show, or stop in anytime between 1-3pm.

Thanks to Brody Theater, Chad Rea and horseplaygroundmeat for their partnership on this event!


This event is the third in the Our Portland Story Summer Expo series – a celebration of community storytelling! Follow-up events include everything from a writing workshop to an investigation of stories associated with place. With all events, we hope to use the power of story to see our city through another’s eyes.

View full Expo event line up!

Still on view: The Cabinet of Curiosity brought to you by Our Portland Story and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Peer into the depths of “Cabinet” which features wild, weird and familiar objects pulled straight from the pages of Volumes 1 &2. Discover old Portland concert posters, historical artifacts and cultural oddities! All objects are mapped and reference page numbers so you can dive deeper into the stories behind all of the objects.

Huge thanks to Joan Lundell for design and planning support, and to Sarah Margolis-Pineo for her work & support of the Expo!


About MoCC
MoCC, in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue that helps expand the definition and exploration of craft.

About Our Portland Story
Founded in 2008, Our Portland Story is an ongoing story collection project that seeks to cultivate a greater sense of community. The Our Portland Story publication, now in its second volume, pairs local storytellers with designers to create artful snapshots that capture the spirit of the city.

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