Portland Center for the Performing Arts “Music on main street”
On our way out of the Portland Art Museum (see prior blog post) my husband and I noticed the side street was blocked off and we heard some sound equipment being set up so we thought we’d check it out. We had nicely stumbled upon the last night of the “Music on main street” free concerts put on by the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA). There were tables with food and beverages being served from the PCPA restaurant and also rows of chairs.
Tonight, Wednesday 7.29 5-7 PM was Jujuba who performs Nigerian Afrobeat music. There was a dancer with a shaker, drumbs, vocals, etc.
One of the sponsors was the winemaker Thorny Rose handing out samples and selling glasses of their wine. I tried the Thorny Rose red blend expecting it to be mostly cabernet sauvignon and merlot and not particularly delicious. I was pleasantly surprised that in addition to the cabernet sauvignon and merlot it also had malbec in it! That gave it a nice bite of flavor at the end. The tasting notes from their website are as follows: Black cherry cherry, quite contrary. Raspberry and blackberry marry. Graham crackers and sassafras get to know vanilla and cocoa.
It was sure a nice way to close the day with an hour of good music and wine after a couple of hours of great art. 🙂