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Our All-Star Game guide: 11 things to do in Portland
by Paul Kennedy, August 1st, 2014 4:42PM

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[MLS SPOTLIGHT] There's lots happening around Wednesday's AT&T MLS ALL-Star Game in Portland on the field and off with an NWSL game expected to smash an attendance record and the free Chipotle Homegrown Game, as well as concerts and fan events. For those into Portland's famous food cart scene, there's a grilled cheese throwdown, while a local German pub is hosting a Bayern Munich meet and greet.

FRIDAY-TUESDAY.
1. Generation Adidas ESP Showcase
Tualatin Hills Rec Center and Providence Park
Adidas is hosting four days of games -- every day but Sunday -- between MLS academy all-stars and Bayern's U-16 team.

FRIDAY-WEDNESDAY.
2. MLS Experience
Noon to 9 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square
A free interactive soccer-themed community event will be held daily at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

SATURDAY
3. LA Galaxy-Portland Timbers Viewing Party
11 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square
The Timbers look to make it three in a row as they play the Galaxy in a rare Saturday morning match at StubHub Center. Fans can watch the game on the big screen.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY.
4. TAFC Futsal Tournament
Rose City Futsal
The Timbers' supporters group will hold their first futsal tournament as a fundraiser for their CPR training initiative. The tournament features 32 adult teams and there will be family-friendly activities for the kids as well as meals coming from the Rose City Futsal barbecue.

SUNDAY.
5. Grilled Cheese Throwdown
3 p.m. at Waterfront Park
The food cart scene is big in Portland and five carts and trucks will square off to see who makes the best grilled cheese sandwich. Activities at the Waterfront will include an MLS concert by The Flaming Lips.

6. Bayern Munich Meet and Greet
3:30 p.m. at Prost! Portland
To show off Bavaria, Bayern Munich and Munich brewer Paulaner will be holding a meet and greet with Claudio Pizarro and Rafinha at German pub Prost! Portland.

7. Portland Thorns-Houston Dash.
7 p.m. at Providence Park (ESPN2/WatchESPN, 10 p.m. ET)
The defending champion Thorns could break their NWSL attendance record as upward of 20,000 fans are expected for their game against the expansion Houston Dash. The record: 16,479 for their opening game in 2013.

MONDAY.
8. Chipotle Homegrown Game
7 p.m. at Providence Park (ESPN3/WatchESPN, 10 p.m. ET)
The NBA All-Star Game weekend has the Rising Stars Challenge for first- and second-year players, MLB has the All-Star Futures Game, and now MLS has the Chipotle Homegrown Game. Twenty Homegrown players have been selected to take on the Portland Timber's U23 PDL team.

TUESDAY.
9. All-Star Training Day.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Providence Park
Don't have All-Star Game tickets? Here's your catch a glimpse of the MLS all-stars, loaded with U.S. World Cup stars, or Bayern Munich with yet another U.S. World Cup player, Julian Green, not to mention six German World Cup champions, plus Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski. Bayern is training at 10 a.m., while the All-tars train at 1 p.m.

10. Cold War Kids
9 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square
The indy rock band Cold War Kids will hold a free concert.

WEDNESDAY.
11. AT&T MLS All-Star Game Viewing Party
6 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square (ESPN2/UniMas/WatchESPN, 9:30 p.m. ET)
Pioneer Courthouse Square will host a free viewing party with big screen for those who can't attend.


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