Portland Monster Rumpus

Keep Portland Monstery

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

Do YOU hear the growls, and roars of the Monster Rumpus? Will you warm up your glue guns and rev your sewing machine motors in preparation to join us??

If yes, then please drop an email to monsters@goblinart.com with a picture and description of your monster, and your availability for the specific events listed below.

Ultimately we are hoping to muster a core group of 6 monsters for upcoming Rumpus Nights!

upcoming Rumpus Opportunities:

Confirmed Dates:

  • Portland Mardi Gras Parade, 7pm, Tuesday February 13th 2024, N Albina & Mississippi. 0.8 mile nighttime parade on gradually downhill ground with good overhead clearance. Highly-illuminated costumes (i.e. LED lights) strongly recommended for this one.

Tentative Dates:

  • St Johns Parade, Noon, Saturday May 11, 2024, St Johns neighborhood. 0.7 mile daytime street parade on level ground with good overhead clearance.

  • St Johns Business District Community Trick or Treat, Last Saturday in October, 2024, 1-3pm, St Johns neighborhood. Dance-Rumpus in the downtown Plaza on level ground with OK overhead clearance (some trees).

Monster Rumpus FAQ

Can anyone join in the rumpus?

Humans are discouraged from getting too close (not a good idea, because sometimes monsters get hungry). But if you are a generally well-behaved monster, troll, goblin, river serpent, dragon, pooka, alien, multi-species chimerical being or the like, we hope you will join in. Costumes need not be elaborate--just in the spirit of the Wild Rumpus!

Can you teach me to make a monster?

Yes, we are planning to offer workshops at our secret monster lair in North Portland, starting in summer 2024. Email monsters@goblinart.com (subject:workshops) if you would like to be kept in the loop about that.

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