Summer has never been my favorite season, but I blame that on growing up in Southern California and never getting used to the heat. (Yes, almost 27 years there and every time we hit 90°+ temperatures I’d whine like a baby.) But summers in Portland are completely different! The weather most days is ideal summer weather, warm but not sweltering.
Unfortunantly for me this was one of those rare hot days, but I couldn’t miss this awesome event. One of my favorite summer time activities is going to The Do Over. This year it’s being held at the White Owl Social Club, and I think it might be the perfect place to hold a daytime dance party.
My very cool husband got in line 2 hours early to guarantee us entry right when the doors open. We grabbed a booth with our friends Jeff & Christa, a few drinks, and tried out best to stay cool on this unusually hot Portland day.
Besides the sangria, the best thing about The Do Over is the special DJ they bring in. You never know who is going to show up, but we were definitely not disappointed. I would even say it made having a sweaty booty all day totally worth it!
Yup ladies and gents, we were treated (for free, I may add) to a 2 hour set by the one and only Questlove! It was amazing. We got up pretty close for most of the set and had a blast dancing our asses off.
They haven’t announced when the next one will be, but you better believe that I will be there. (Most likely while wearing a Star Trek hair clip and cute cheap dress!)
What’s your favorite way to beat the summer heat?