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How to Celebrate 4/20 2022 in Portland

SPLIFF Film Festival, Northwest Cannafest, and More Ideas for April 20
April 19, 2022
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Magician Ben Zabin of Smokus Pocus will be your humble host at Northwest Cannafest. (Smokus Pocus)
4/20, every stoner's favorite cannabis-centric holiday, is almost upon us. Get ready to toke up with our guide to the trippiest events, such as SPLIFF Film Festival and Northwest Cannafest with Petty Fever, Grand Royale, Erotic City, and Smokus Pocus, and some choice munchies, from Ruthie's deluxe stoner menu to Trap Kitchen's wake-and-bake fried chicken sandwich. Plus, check out our pot shop directory if you need to stock up before Wednesday and roll up to our sister site Portland Mercury's Cannabis Guide 2022 for even more canna content.


EVENTS

APRIL 20-24

2022 SPLIFF Film Festival Add to a List
This by-stoners, for-stoners festival compiles a kaleidoscopic collection of weird, contemplative, and laugh-out-loud films. Viewers can now stream the festival's flicks right from home (perfect for smoking a bowl while you watch).
(Virtual)

APRIL 20 & 23

Jam Nightz 420 Nightz Special Add to a List
Hosted by DJ indigo/ONE, Queen Bead, and DJ Reggae Bob, this open mic and karaoke event will take on a 4/20 theme this week with performances of weed-related songs (originals and covers) and genre-spanning weed-themed playlists. Musicians, spoken word artists, and comedians will all be welcomed to the stage; BYO gear is recommended.
(Dancin' Bare, Kenton)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

4/20 Cabaret Add to a List
This talent-packed variety show is a cannabis celebration. A diverse cast, including Nissa Moore Spoons, Kiwi Littlebird, and Bettie Mae Minsky, will light up the stage with weed-themed performances.
(The Big Legrowlski, Pearl District)

420 ReDankuless Run 2022 Add to a List
Strap on your sneakers and jog a .420 mile route from Loowit Brewing to Heathen Brewing Feral Public House.
(Loowit Brewing, Vancouver)

Doug Benson Add to a List
Doug Benson is no stranger to the devil's lettuce—he's best known for his weed-centric content, like films Super High Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled, and Chronic-Con: Episode 420. He'll spark up with more stoner comedy at this special 4/20 performance.
(Helium Comedy Club, Hosford-Abernethy)

EAZYBAKED + VCTRE Add to a List
Electronic duo EAZYBAKED, consisting of childhood friends Eric Ray and Andrew Principe, will soundtrack your 4/20 with their captivating raw bass beats. Fellow producer VCTRE will start off the night with his textural electronic tunes.
(45 East, Central Eastside)

High Fest: MadesdiqCEG & The Everyday Mystics with DJ Verbz Add to a List
Silky vocals and flows from CEG and smooth spiritual raps from her counterpart Madgesdiq will burn bright after a set from DJ Verbz.
(Alberta Street Pub, Alberta Arts District)

Leo Islo, New Body Electric, and Minka Add to a List
Light up this 4/20 with laid-back dance jams supplied by producer/singer-songwriter Leo Islo alongside danceable electropop duo New Body Electric and funk-synth band Minka.
(Cruzroom Annex, Alberta Arts District)

Madam Golong, Tha Jewler, and Uneekint Add to a List
Get high off of the soulful sounds of vocalist/drummer Madame Golong's one-woman band, which is known for electric performances and a high-energy psych-rock sound. Hip-hop artists Tha Jewler and Uneekint will get the night started.
(Goodfoot, Kerns)

Music for 4/20 Add to a List
There's no better time to "roll up" to PICA than 4/20, with an immersive performance of Steve Reich's modern classical masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians  accompanied by some trippy light installations. Plus, audience members of age will receive a complimentary voucher redeemable at local dispensaries Serra or Electric Lettuce.
(Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Eliot)

Northwest Cannafest with Petty Fever, Grand Royale, Erotic City, and Smokus Pocus Add to a List
Arrive at 4:20 on the dot for an evening of tribute groups conveniently located across the street from Northwest Cannabis Company. Expect to sing your heart out with performances by Tom Petty jammers Petty Fever, Prince tribute group Erotic City, and the Beastie Boys cover band Grand Royal. Also, look out for THC fueled magician Smokus Pocus, who will blow your mind with his dope tricks.
(At the Garages, Lake Oswego)

PUFNSTUF Add to a List
Ah, PUFNSTUF: a perfectly trancey, blissed-out tale of a boy transported to a magic land by blowing on a weird flute. (Happy 4/20!) This 1970 film adaptation of the truly bonkers television show H. R. Pufnstuf features legendary songstress "Mama" Cass Elliot as Witch Hazel.
(Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District)

Recess 4.20 Add to a List
Relive that childhood favorite time of day at this party with blacktop games like foursquare, tetherball, and more. Stay blissed out with a "genetics simulation" (color us intrigued), a ball pit photo station, a comedy and music open mic, and more activities you can epically fail at with your impaired hand-eye coordination.
(Rainbow City, Buckman)

4/20 FOOD SPECIALS

Demarco's Sandwiches Add to a List
This sandwich joint will serve up the "Toker's Turkey," featuring house-roasted turkey, stuffing, hash browns, cranberry sauce, cheddar cheese, and a side of gravy for dipping.
Richmond
Pickup, delivery

Let's Roll Add to a List
After you're done rolling your joint, roll up to the sushi burrito cart Let's Roll, which is offering two specials exclusively at its SE Division location: the "Chronic Crunch" (deep-fried Spam musubi, teriyaki sauce, green onions, furikake, and spicy aioli) and the "Katsu Kush-i" (Ruthie's rolls, chicken katsu, guacamole, spicy aioli, and ginger wasabi slaw).
Rose City Park
Pickup, delivery

Lottie & Zula's Add to a List and Papi Sal's Add to a List
The two sandwich purveyors have swapped their proteins for a special 4/20 collab: Papi Sal's is slinging a sandwich made with Lottie & Zula's turkey, queso blanco, garlic plantain chips, Russian dressing with sazon and sofrito, housemade slaw with purple cabbage and lime, and cilantro, while Lottie & Zula's is slinging a Puerto Rican-inspired "Papi & Zula" Cubano made with Papi's Pernil, mortadella, giardinera, pepperoncini, sofrito, yellow mustard, and Duke's mayo.
Eliot, Richmond
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Portland Pizza Week Add to a List

Though not explicitly a 4/20-inspired event, it's hard to argue that the Portland Mercury's week-long pizza extravaganza featuring specially crafted $3 slices and $20 pies is not a stoner's paradise. Check out all the specials here.
Various locations

Ruthie's Add to a List
The wood-fired cart Ruthie's invites you to toke up and "bring that appetite" for a 4/20 soirée with a special menu that includes baked mac and cheese with crispy Spam, mortadella and gruyere fondue sandwiches with puff pastry, shredded pork nachos, and fluffernutter cupcakes. Naturally, the specials run from 4:20-7:10 pm.
Richmond
Pickup, dine-in

Trap Kitchen PDX Add to a List
This food truck, run by a Compton-based pop-up and catering company that counts Kendrick Lamar and SZA among its fans, has all your cravings covered with a glazed bacon and cheddar burger, a "wake and bake" fried chicken sandwich, loaded bacon cheddar fries, and deep-fried Oreos, available this Wednesday only.
Montavilla
Pickup, dine-in

OTHER MUNCHIES

Chaat Wallah Add to a List
DesiPDX owner Deepak Saxena recently launched this Indian street food spinoff inside 503 Distilling's cocktail lounge inside the Iron Fireman Collective building, with inspired bar snacks like masala pulled pork sandwiches, nacho chaat, and spiced lamb sloppy Joes.
Brooklyn
Pickup, dine-in

Cheese and Crack Add to a List
From caramel cornflake soft-serve sundaes to cheese plates, this restaurant and bar is your convenient one-stop shop to satisfy any cannabis-induced hankerings for creamy dairy treats.
Kerns
Pickup, dine-in

Doe Donuts Add to a List
Breakfast cereal and stoners are a time-honored combination, and this popular vegan donut purveyor's cereal milk twist special, made with cereal milk glaze, cream cookie pieces, and sprinkles, is a grown-up yet irresistible upgrade.
Hollywood District
Pickup, delivery

Eem Add to a List

The smash-hit spot's comforting fusion of Thai cuisine and Southern barbecue is ideal for intoxicated consumption. As The Portland Mercury's Andrea Damewood wrote, "Eem is the restaurant equivalent of Lizzo: infectious, critically and commercially acclaimed, and addictive AF. You cannot go wrong in ordering, from the hot fried cauliflower to the divine brisket in white curry to the fried rice with burnt ends. And both the cocktails and mocktails are some of the best in town—my favorite piña colada, made with coffee and salt to keep it from being too cloying, is on the menu again." 
Boise
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Expatriate Add to a List
This stylish lounge is a prime destination for snackable late-night bites, including hot and sour Indian spiced fries, shrimp toast, fried wonton nachos, spicy fried chicken sandwiches, and an unusual onion and butter sandwich inspired by culinary legend James Beard.
Concordia
Pickup, dine-in

Fills Add to a List
This burger and Berliner-style donut shop's out-of-the-box flavor combinations, like maple bacon butterscotch, everything bagel, and pink lemonade, are downright stoner-friendly. 
Lake Oswego
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Hemp Bar Add to a List
Looking for a calming effect rather than a high? The cannabis and hemp company East Fork Cultivars opened this cafe with craft CBD cocktails and plant-based snacks last May. Portland Mercury columnist and EverOut associate editor Janey Wong has all the details.
Foster-Powell
Pickup, dine-in

Man Vs. Fries Add to a List
This delivery and takeout pop-up with locations in various cities serves a menu of hefty French fry-based creations, including loaded asada fries and fry-stuffed SoCal and NorCal-style burritos and quesadillas with Flamin' Hot Cheetos. You can choose between straight or curly fries, pollo or carne asada, and SoCal or NorCal. There's also fried New York cheesecake and fried double-stuffed Oreos, both breaded with Krusteaz mix.
Piedmont
Pickup, delivery

Nacheaux Add to a List
The popular food-cart-turned-restaurant's signature brand of Mexican-Southern comfort food, with dishes like fried chicken mac and cheese tots, Cajun-style crunch wraps, and double-decker tacos, makes for next-level munchies. Try the fried-to-order churro beignets for dessert.
Cully
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Oma's Hideaway Add to a List
Gado Gado Add to a List co-owners Mariah and Thomas Pisha-Duffly billed their original pandemic takeout spinoff Oma's Takeaway as "Asian stoner food," so it only makes sense that its successor, the Malaysian-Chinese street food restaurant Oma's Hideaway, is a perfect 4/20 destination, with menu items like sweet potato dumplings, char siu rice bowls, and Fruity Pebble Rice Krispies treats.
Richmond
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Rudy's Pizza Add to a List

If you've ever whipped up a kitchen creation while under the influence of weed, you'll appreciate this laidback pizzeria's new "vegan chicken baconator" pie, featuring plant-based Rebellyous Foods chicken nuggets on a garlic butter crust pizza with homemade vegan honey mustard and sweet barbecue sauce.
Hosford-Abernethy
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

Vegan Junk Food Add to a List  
This plant-based comfort food spot offers equal-opportunity hedonism for vegan stoners. Janey Wong writes, "The chicky nuggies were very convincing, lookin’ darn near identical to their animal counterpart, and satisfying to this omnivore’s palate. The curly fries that accompanied it were pitch-perfect, but the real revelation was the vegan ranch."
Creston-Kenilworth
Pickup, delivery, dine-in

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