PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
AUGUST 24-26, 2018
FARM FOOD FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Enjoy this three-day food and wine festival with local vendors and one-of-a-kind culinary creations. Proceeds benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society.
FRI-SAT – Festa Italiana Portland with live music, dancing and traditional food at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
FRI-SAT – World’s largest Faerie Festival, wear a costume and enjoy entertainment, music, a food court, crafts and literature with more than 150 vendors.
OREGON STATE FAIR
FRI-SUN – Bring the family and enjoy classic fair food, browse farm animals on display and hop on carnival rides.
SAT – Over 400 floral arrangements of Dahlias inside and 30 acres of dahlias. Learn how to grow and arrange these beautiful flowers with demonstrations and workshops.
STREET OF DREAMS
SAT-SUN – Don’t miss the final weekend of the Street of Dreams! This year features six homes in the largest master planned community in Oregon in South Hillsboro on the golf course.
HAWTHORNE STREET FAIR
SUN – Join the Shop Local district, where your purchases matter. View over 100+ businesses involved in making the community a better place.
ARTIST EXHIBIT: MICHAEL ABRAMSON
SAT – Artist’s compilation of black and white gelatin silver prints by photographer Michael Abramson, capturing the spirit and styles of nightclubs on Chicago’s South side during the 1970’s.
BLUEGRASS PICKER’S FEST
FRI-SUN – Dance to music in the mountains and stay all weekend by camping in Rhododendron.
JADE INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MARKET
SAT – Celebrate the 4th annual market where multicultural Portland communities come together in the Jade district. Support small businesses and watch cultural performances!
THE SHAPE OF SPEED
THROUGH SEPT 16 – The Portland Art Museum’s latest exhibit features a ride back in time looking at the evolution of automobiles and two-wheelers from 1930. This summer will host 19 rare US and European vehicles and motorcycles.
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE TOUR
THROUGH NOV 1 – View waterfalls and the fruit loop at Mt. Hood with this full day tour that drives along the route and makes several fascinating stops along the way.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and go on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and through the famous food carts.
BEAVERTON NIGHT MARKET
ALL MONTH – Join the family friendly event with ethnic food and crafts as well as performers celebrating from around the world.
TOUR & TRIVIA
THROUGH SEPT 15 – Save the city of Portland from a supervirus by exploring downtown and discovering local sites. Each site is an outbreak and it’s up to you to save it!
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Shop, eat, drink and dance at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. This year’s music theme featuring “The Power of Women.”
ENDLESS SUMMER CRUISE-IN
SAT – Browse the 34th annual car show with proceeds benefiting the Northwest Battle Buddies.
SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS
THROUGH OCT 27 – Service members, their families, and many others, walked its grounds, leaving behind many memories. Memories of loneliness, fear and tragedy, all part of the darker aspects of military life. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in these stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past residents.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
THROUGH OCT 28 – Home to over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The HappyTime Murders
- Beautifully Broken
- Blue Iguana
- An L.A. Minute
- Support The Girls
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