Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Last HopsSquatch with Thom Powell

Thom Powell
DATE: Saturday, October 15th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209

WHO: Best-Selling Author; Tom Powell

“I understand that I’m working on the fringe, if not outside the boundaries, of science. Science in its purest form not only tolerates exploring the frontier but also requires it, invites it.” --Thom Powell; Author

The above quote is from a recent Portland Tribune article titled "Exploring the Edges of Science". Recognized and respected by most as a middle school science teacher, Thom Powell has continued to lead the Bigfoot community into the fringe, pushing the envelope and shaping how we think about Bigfoot research.

Many of the ideas hinted in his previous two books have become mainstream. Find out what the next new ideas in Bigfoot research 

Thom continues to be in high demand as a speaker for Bigfoot conferences, lately he has added the UFO-types to his audience. Thom is the perfect ambassador for these two worlds; the world we know  and the world we may not be familiar with. Come to the NW Lucky Lab on October 15th and learn what is beyond today's thoughts about Bigfoot.

As a final note, it is with a heavy heart that  this is the last HopsSquatch planned for a while. If we have an opportunity to bring an exciting new speaker we may have impromptu events. Please help us celebrate 5 years of success and join us for the final HopsSquatch. 

We would like to thank Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce for supporting this hopSquatch with great giveaways; 4 passes to SquatchFest, The Book Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, and Sasquatch Field Guide. Bigfoot nerds will recognize those last two giveaways are authored by Dr. Jeff Meldrum. He will be speaking Jan. 28th at Squatch fest. Stay up-to-date with the latest info at  SquatchFest

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Saturday SEPT 17th Seattle UFO Expert Una Drake

Una Drake; Seattle UFO Network Organizer

DATE: Saturday September 17th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Una Drake; Seattle UFO Network Organizer

Una Drake is the Organizer of the Seattle UFO Network (, one of the largest and most active UFO-related organizations in North America.  SUFON hosts a variety of events throughout the year including lecture presentations, trips to regional UFO hot spots, and social meetups.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from the organizer of one of the largest and most active UFO Networks. Buy your ticket below.

A lifelong student of spirituality and the paranormal, Una is passionate about helping individuals through the awakening process and facilitating connection with others of like mind and heart. Una offers intuitive readings, shamanic healing work, education and coaching to help clients increase the Peace, Joy, and Love in their lives.

Una lives in Seattle with her two daughters, and their adorable cat, Muffin. In her down time, Una enjoys cooking, creating mandalas and watching Hulu with her boyfriend, Joe.

As we get closer to Halloween we like to cover the fringe topics leading up to Thom Powell in October. Una will take us beyond Bigfoot, to UFO's and beyond.


UFOs, Fairies and Shamanic Experience
What do reports from UFO/ET and Fairy experiencers have in common? Could they be linked? What about the otherworldly encounters reported during certain shamanic journeys? Are these experiences new...or ancient? Do they tell us about creatures literally from a different world?...Or do they hint at what it really means to be Human and Humanity's true role in the multiverse?

Come explore these heady questions with Una Drake at HopsSquatch! Buy your ticket below!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 30th: Montana Comes to Oregon from Texas

Shelly Covington-Montana

DATE: Saturday July 30th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Shelly Covington Montana

A native Texan, Shelly is known as a wilderness and wildlife enthusiast with a passion for conservation and preservation. Shelly’s search for the truth was fueled by her husband’s unexplained encounter in the winter of 1982 in the forest of east Texas.

Shelley is also a member of the Olympic Project, an association of dedicated researchers, investigators, biologists and trackers committed to documenting the existence of Sasquatch through science and education. “I know that the Olympic Project is the perfect research group for me”, recognizing the consistent years of effort from The Olympic Project in regards to collecting detailed data and solid research. “Facts are truth, and I am hopeful with proper Wildlife DNA collection and analysis it could be a benefit and a standard in the search of the enigma we call Bigfoot.”


We don't get to see her often enough in Portland and this is a real treat to get her unique insights into a research.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MAY 28th Guy Recaps Ohio Conference

Following his presentation at the 2016 Ohio Conference, Guy Edwards will talk about himself in third person and share highlights from the conference, including recaps of presentations from Bobcat Goldwait, Bob Gimlin, and Cliff Barackman.

Guy will also give his Ohio presentation at HopsSquatch and share details regarding innovative ways to visualize bigfoot research and data! The same advanced technology Google uses can help us get closer to the truth about Bigoot.


Listen to Guy Edwards below as he is interviewed on OPB's Think Out Loud!


This will be a very special HopsSquatch bringing the Ohio Conference and updates from the Olympic Project as well. There are definitely going to be new information about analyzing Bigfoot research using the same technology used by Google.

DATE: Saturday May 28th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Guy Edwards

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday April 15th Cliff Barackman from Finding Bigfoot

Every time Cliff speaks at HopsSquatch we sell-out and we have to turn people away. This event will be even more special. This will be our last chance to preview Cliff's presentation in Ohio, he is also about to leave town to film more episodes of Finding Bigfoot. Please make sure you get your tickets. SEATING IS LIMITED. Cliff Barackman, star of Finding Bigfoot needs no introduction. He is one of the headliners of this year's biggest bigfoot conference.

Though most widely-known for his work on Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, Cliff has been a Sasquatch field researcher for more than twenty years. He has researched in 44 of the 50 States, as well as seven foreign countries on five continents. His vast experience with the subject makes him a sought-after Bigfoot expert for media outlets, and he has been featured in the Huffington Post, FOX News, Newsweek Magazine, and more. While well-versed in bigfooting field techniques and video analysis, his specialty lies in footprints and their casts, of which he owns the world's second largest collection. While not on the road, Cliff maintains his website and blog featuring articles about Sasquatches and his research.

Cliff Barackman isn't your average bigfooter. When he’s not at his job spending days and nights looking for Sasquatch on Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, you’ll find him on vacation—spending days and nights looking for Sasquatch!

Cliff will have a full presentation, participate in a moderated Q&A session and be available to speak one-on-one. 

DATE: Friday April 15th
TIME: 6-9 PM Doors open at 5:30pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Cliff Barackman



Becoming a member guarantees you VIP seating at every event for a year and a collector's tshirt, plus the latest news for all HopsSquatch activities before the public.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Exclusive Screening of Award-Winning Bigfoot Movie Stomping Ground

Award-winning indie horror/comedy at bigfoot and beer event 

Los Angeles Director Dan Riesser will be in town, Saturday March 12th to screen his feature film Stomping Ground.  Award-winning and critically acclaimed independent film, Stomping Ground is two-thirds romantic comedy and one-third creature feature. The event is hosted by sell-out bigfoot and beer speaker’s series, HopsSquatch, from 6-9pm at Lucky Lab NW.  

Stomping Ground premiered at the Dances With Films Festival, won the "Soul of Southern Film Jury Award" at the Indie Memphis Film Festival, and has been screened at festivals across the country. 

"Tired of the same-ol’, same-ol’ when it comes to spooky stories set in the deep woods? Stomping Ground is a film that digs into mythology and interpersonal dynamics to amp up the suspense..." --Atomic Fangirl

You have already seen Dan Riessers work before. Check out his hilarious Finding Bigfoot sketch he wrote, directed and produced for The Soup.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event.  Limited space available, only $5 per person to attend. The Lucky Lab Brew Pub is located at 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209.  For more information, please contact Guy Edwards at, 503.929.7436 or register online at


In its 5th year, HopsSquatch is a monthly bigfoot and beer event for bigfoot enthusiasts, researchers and pop-culture fanatics. Previous speakers include Finding Bigfoot TV Host Cliff Barackman; History Channel's go-to Anthropology Professor Dr. Jeff Meldrum; creature fx expert Bill Munns; acclaimed novelist Kirk Sigurdson and legends in the bigfoot community.

You can also catch the trailer for Stomping Ground below.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bob Gimlin Friday the 22nd!!! RSVP Today!

Bob Gimlin needs no introduction. He helped document the best footage of bigfoot that we have today. meet him in person at HopsSquatch  on Friday evening on January 22nd from 6-9pm.

TIME: 6PM-9pm
WHERE: NW Quimby Lucky Lab  | 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209
WHO: Bob Gimlin

See him describe that day in the video below.

You can watch the video they are referring to below.