August 27th, 2015 – Portland gives Hempstalk festival a third chance, approves 2015 waterfront event

We finally got the City of Portland to issue a permit for us to have our free, annual Hempstalk event at Waterfront Park this year.  The event will be held on October 17th and 18th.  We hope to see you all there!

It was a long, tiresome process, but in the end truth prevailed.  The city voted to overturn the original denial of our permit.  Even normally conservative City Commissioner Dan Saltzman agreed that the City was applying a “double standard” to our event, as many other events held at Waterfront Park have rampant marijuana use.

So folks, we are on for another great event.  For more information please visit the Hempstalk website at

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August 6th, 2015 – Hempstalk festival ‘will never surrender,’ leader appeals Portland permit denial for second time

Here we go again!  Another round of wasteful arguing with the City of Portland over whether or not they should issue our annual Hempstalk event another permit.  If you look at all the time and money the City of Portland has wasted on this back and forth game it’s shocking.  Don’t they have better things to do in our great city than try to hassle us about our event?

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