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There’s nothing like those warm July summer nights. A time for sandals, cool drinks, and hot music at the fifth annual Sundown Concerts!

Ecotrust is heating up July evenings with the fifth edition of the Sundown Concerts. Sundown is everything that makes summer so great in Portland – equal parts indie concert, block party, and classic Portland street fair. It’s back for an even better fifth year, Thursdays in July starting 7/10 at 5:30 pm, at the Ecotrust Natural Capital Center. And it’s still free!

In case you are not aware of the organization, Ecotrust is working to build a new economy that restores nature and invests in people. Ecotrust’s many innovations include co-founding the nation’s first environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and informational tools to improve social, economic, and environmental decision-making. Ecotrust works locally in ways that promise hope abroad, and it honors and supports the wisdom of Native and First Nations leadership in its work.

Each evening at these coming events, the musical performances will be complemented by a themed street fair-style showcase, featuring over 40 organizations working in the Pacific Northwest, delivering inventive solutions within conservation and environmentally-responsible enterprise. These family-friendly events feature the “Sundown Kid’s Corner” hosted by Metro Portland’s Kids Calendar, with art and educational activities to keep the little rockers happy. Cold frothy beverages and tasty local fare will be provided by Hot Lips Pizza and Laughing Planet. The series will be powered by a green power source.

This year, Portland Pedal Power is hosting a booth at Sundown! Come visit us and take a roll to win our raffle, chat us up about your time on the road, and tell us about that excellent food cart you just discovered. We want to hear about it!

So when and where are we going to be hanging out?

Ecotrust’s Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Parking Lot
721 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

Music: Portland Cello Project – A whole evening of the famed “All Ages Dance Party”

Music: Magic Mouth with Brainstorm

Music: The Builders and the Butchers with Melville

Music: Alela Diane with Lost Lander

All concerts will start at 5:30PM, and as said before, kids are welcome!

Going to Sundown? Shoot us a message or pic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #Sundown and #PPPSummer, and tell us about what you’re most excited for. We look forward to seeing you at the event!