It is almost time again for one of my favorite juggling festivals. The Portland fest takes place on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been for the last three years, and I’ll be attending again this year. If you are looking for a fantastic festival that is relatively close to the Bay Area, this is a fine choice.
I have only ever gone by flying into Portland. That gets you within 15 or 20 minutes of Reed; easy. Registration is usually somewhere around $30 or so for the weekend, with an additional cost for the (usually excellent) public show. In recent years they’ve definitely been pulling hundreds of attendees; I haven’t seen actual numbers from them, but I bet they’ve had at least 300 attendees in a year. If you decide to go, let me know!