Open-air roller disco comes to Portland

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The "Rise and Roll" event runs every other Sunday through Labor Day weekend at NE 26th and Everett.

Roller skaters at NE 26th and Everett in Portland, August 2020 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Rollerskaters Rejoice! A free open-air roller disco has popped up in Northeast Portland. The “Rise and Roll” event runs every other Sunday (8/9, 8/23. 9/6) until Labor Day weekend at NE 26th and Everett.

With many summer activities canceled, due to COVID-19, Local DJ William Best and his long-time friend Ashley Martin organized “Rise and Roll” to make a way for the community to safely come together.

“Both grew up here In Portland skating at Oaks Park Roller Rink And we got our own skates and started Hiding out here together and just thought it would be great to make a way for people to be able to get outside and enjoy the summer but still be safe and socially distanced,” Best said.

Masks and temperature checks are required to attend the open-air roller disco.

Martin says that 100-percent of the donations from each event will benefit several local organizations.

“So come dance with us. Come have a good time,” Martin added.

For more information, visit the Rise and Roll Facebook event page.

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