Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Bossanova Ballroom

722 East Burnside • Portland, OR 97214

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As the clouds and fog roll over Portland Oregon in the middle of winter, a select group of Louisiana aficionados are dreaming up a hot time for Fat Tuesday in the Rose City.

Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents the Fourth Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball at the Bossanova Ballroom on March 1st, 2014.

This year’s theme is “Saints and Sinners”.

Planning for the annual Mardi Gras Ball takes place all year long.  Mysti Krewe of Nimbus – the Portland based New Orleans style Mardi Gras Krewe – pulls from member’s Louisiana and Gulf Coast heritage, and from locals want to bring a taste of the Louisiana experience to the Pacific Northwest.

What to expect? One thing Portlanders enjoy is dressing up in costume and heading out for a night of revelry.  Bring out your best over the top finery and participate in the Costume Contest. Watch the crowning of the new Mardi Gras King and Queen. And dance the night away to live Cajun and Zydeco music. Of course expect plenty of beads and King Cake.

The ball is the brainchild of Steve and Jane-Clair Kerin, who moved from Louisiana to Portland eight years ago. They hoped to see the kind of Fat Tuesday celebrations they were used to, but all they found were drink specials in local bars. So they gathered other Louisiana transplants and their friends to launch the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus with the goal of bringing some Louisiana-style Carnival mojo to the Rose City.  Learn more about the Krewe: Listen to details about the upcoming Mardi Gras Ball here

For additional information contact:     Steve Kerin, 503-442-6602

Email:  portlandmardigras@gmail.com

Web:    www.portlandmardigras.com; www.mystikrewe.com