Portland Prohibition Era Picnic 7/20

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Peninsula Park Rose Garden

700 N Rosa Parks Way · Portland, OR

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Covered Picnic Area "A" off N Albina Blvd

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Join Time Travelers Costume Guild for our Portland Prohibition Era (1840's-1933) Picnic.

WHAT:
Pack an elegant picnic luncheon, don your Sunday best historical attire (Victorian-1930's) and join us! Stroll the lovely grounds of Peninsula Park's Rose Gardens after sharing some nosh. Join in lawn, card and board games. Have your photo taken in Jeff's 1920 Model T Ford.

Are you WET or DRY? Attendees will be encouraged to show their support for or against alcohol prohibition. Choose a button, a picket sign and let your voice be heard!

We'll supply the FREE lemonade! Glass mugs available with $1. donation.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle)- wine and beer only please - no bathtub gin allowed!

FREE for TTCG members and friends

ATTIRE:
We encourage you to dress within the time period period of alcohol prohibition in Oregon (1840's-1933). Victorian, Edwardian, 1920's, through 1930's attire is all good!
Costume admired, never required. Please do your best to wear historically inspired attire- no jeans and T-shirts please. Costuming links will be provided in the invite discussion.

WHERE:
Peninsula Park (at North Rosa Parks Blvd, & North Albina) was Portland's first rose garden. This 1916 Edwardian gem is spectacular with fountain, pavillions, stairways, gazebo, and rose gardens which make for wonderful photo ops!

Find us at the heptagon (seven sided) picnic shelter, right off North Albina Avenue, south of the Community Center- Picnic Shelter "A".

Family Friendly. There is a water feature area and a children's play area nearby

BRING:
Picnic Basket
Your own plates, cups, silverware
Picnic Fare to share at the Potluck
Centerpiece/Flowers- There will be a prize for the best one!
Board Games, Lawn Games, Cards
Parasol or hat
BYOB- wine or beer only (lemonade provided)

NOTE: This is a leave no trace event. Please be prepared to take home your own garbage.

TABLES: White tablecloths will be provided for the seven large picnic tables arranged around the edges of the shelter.

If you would prefer to bring your own linens, table and chairs, there is plenty of room. There is also space on the grass, for your blanket and basket if you prefer.

EASTSIDE DISTiLLERY TASTING PARTY RAFFLE:
Enter to win a private tasting party for 10 at Portland's Eastside Distillery-- makers of Burnside Bourbon and more. Raffle tickets available at the event.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:
"Prohibition Picnics" were popular family friendly events held by Temperance organizations throughout the country, from the mid- 1800's through 1920 when the 18th Ammendment went into effect.

Orators for and against "Demon Rum" were often featured as well as speeches by Abolishionists, and for Women's Suffrage.

ABOUT US:
TTCG: Time Travelers Costume Guild Group is an 70 member, 501c3 non-profit. We hold costume events in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA Metro area. We are multi-genre cosplayers, and costumers who explore fantasy, historical, vintage and creative thrift shop costuming. We host costumed events, DIY and how to costuming workshops, and themed parties. We are a branch of the International Costumers Guild, Inc.

We have a Facebook Page where we list our upcoming events:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ttcostumeguild/events