Portland Monster Rumpus

“Keep Portland Monstery”

A mystereous Krewe of Monsters musters, as cardboard, paper, paint and cloth are reassembled in garages and basements all around Portland into wondrous new forms: apparitions richly laden with horns, tentacles, tusks and tails, or others starkly skeletal or even alien in their glued and taped-together configurations...

Do YOU hear the gargle-growl or rumble-roar of the Monster Rumpus? Will you warm up your glue guns and rev your sewing machine motors in preparation to join us??

Tentative upcoming Rumpus dates:

  • St Johns Business District Community Trick or Treat, Saturday October 28th 2023, 1-3pm, St Johns neighborhood. Dance-Rumpus in the downtown Plaza on level ground with OK overhead clearance (some trees).
  • PDX Krampuslauf, early December 2023, Sewallcrest Park & SE Hawthorn Blvd. 1.5 mile nighttime sidewalk procession on uneven ground (curbs) with poor overhead clearance--best suited for monsters under 8' (including horns) in height.
  • Portland Mardi Gras Parade, Tuesday February 13th 2024, N Albina & Mississippi. 0.8 mile nighttime parade on downhill ground with good overhead clearance.
  • St Johns Parade, Saturday May 11, 2024, St Johns neighborhood. 0.7 mile daytime street parade on level ground with good overhead clearance.

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