PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR MARCH 24-26, 2017
TECH FEST NW
SAT-SUN – Explore the best of tech trends—from Artificial Intelligence to cannatech—in an up-close and personal way. With four tracks of content—Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Lifestyle Tech, and Digital Storytelling. There’s truly something for everyone with an eye and ear for the tech universe.
PORTLAND GOLD & TREASURE SHOW
SAT-SUN – Presenting a unique opportunity where local chapters, state directors, land rights advocates, leading industry manufacturers, dealers and experts come together to welcome a new audience pursuing an interest in gold prospecting.
NORTHWEST HORSE FAIR & EXPO
FRI-SUN – Combining first-rate education, entertainment, and shopping. Whether you own horses or are a horse lover at heart, are a beginner or professional, are interested in dressage or trail riding, there is truly something for everyone.
SUN – Festival of Colors is the happiest festival in Portland! We celebrate the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. All ages, nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to participate!
WORLD WATER DAY PUB CRAWL
FRI – Join Base Camp Brewery, Coopers Hall, Cyrils at Clay Pigeon and Portland Roasting Coffee for a neighborhood pub crawl! Start out on Oak Street in the Industrial Eastside neighborhood from 5PM-8PM for great drinks, food, and great prizes. Walk the route around the neighborhood and stop by each station for a special treat!
CIDER RITE OF SPRING
SAT – Special feature this year includes a private VIP lounge experience in the balcony space, with catering by Whole Foods Market and industry-leading cidermakers showcasing a VIP exclusive cider. Whole Foods will be providing cheese pairings specific to each special cider offering.
Through April 30 – Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!
TULIP TRAIL RUN
SAT – 3rd annual 5K & 10K Run. An off-road run through tulip fields and around the farm benefiting the Oregon City High School Track and Field and Cross Country teams.
OMSI: THE ART OF THE BRICK EXHIBITION
Through May 29 – Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO bricks from child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond.
FRIDAY DANCE PARTY
FRI – Giant music videos, colorful lights, and pounding music await you at the ’80s Video Dance Attack in Lola’s Room or McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+. Discount tickets $6 for two people.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s! Get on the dance floor as our DJ’s play the hits of decades gone by.
CRIMES OF THE HEART
SAT through March 26 – Three eccentric sisters who have committed Crimes of the Heart reunite at their grandfather’s home, at Mask & Mirror Community Theatre in Tigard. Discount tickets $11.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
All Month – This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
SPRING BARREL TASTING WEEKEND
FRI-SUN – Hosted by Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery along with Bethany Vineyards & Gouger Cellers. Sample their 2015 Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Syrah (often labeled as Brethren Cuvee).
‘COUVE CLOVER RUN
SUN – Earn your post-event party by running or walking 3, 7, or 10 miles. Enjoy soup, green beer, hot drinks, and treats, hosted by Main Event and other downtown Vancouver businesses.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
SAT – The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie, and audience participation is encouraged! Also, feel free to dress up!
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT through Oct 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE
SAT – Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· King Arthur
· Power Rangers
· Dig Two Graves
· The Leveling
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