PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JUNE 22-24, 2018
FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS
FRI-SUN – Pre-dawn launch of approximately 20 hot air balloons, carnival rides and games, festival of cars, vendors, great food and much more!
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA
THURS – Family-friendly International Day of Yoga has classes, demonstrations, vendor booths, and live music at Pioneer Courthouse Square. A “pause for peace” is held from 12:15 to 12:20 p.m. Free.
MILK CARTON BOAT RACE
SAT – Children and adults race and show off their handmade, human powered boats that float only by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Creatively constructed watercraft will compete in nine categories, with one earning a place in history upon the coveted Best in Show milk can trophy.
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST
FRI-SUN – 200+ world class beers from everywhere! Showcasing hard to find beers and ciders from all over the world, sample everything from classic styles to exotic new world hybrids.
GOOD IN THE HOOD
FRI & SUN – Enjoy a parade, live entertainment, multicultural food, kids activities, beer and wine gardens and much more!
RUN FOR BEER 5K
SAT – All participants receive one local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, and a special invitation to enjoy the day’s scheduled festivities.
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
SAT – Promoting cycling not only as a viable mode of transportation, but a form which should be celebrated!
SAT-SUN – Enjoy a day surrounded by everything lavender. Vendors, live music, beer and wine tasting and much more!
OREGON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Through July 14 – The most significant classical music event to hit the Oregon concert stage in the last decade.
FIELD & VINE’S FARM DINNER
Through December 1 – Enjoy the stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms.
OREGON ZOO SUMMER CONCERTS
Through September 12 -Enjoy world-class performers while enjoying a great day at the zoo.
INGMAR BERGMAN: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION
Through July 22 – See 17 dramatic films by Sweden’s most famous director, including new digital restorations.
FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW
Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.
80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!
PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY
EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
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.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.
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.
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
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
RECYCLED ARTS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. More than 120 vendors display their artwork made from at least 75% recycled and repurposed materials. Always entertaining, the Festival is packed with art, music, food and activities designed to make learning about reducing waste and recycling fun.
FORT VANCOUVER ROSE SOCIETY’S 65TH ANNUAL ROSE SHOW
SAT – The largest rose show in the state of Washington and the second largest in the country. Exhibits of the most beautiful roses grown in the Northwest – hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras – will be on display along with arrangements of large roses and miniatures.
GATHER AND FEAST FARM SUMMER KICKOFF DINNER
SAT – Among the most authentic farm-to-table experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Cocktail hour, multi-course dinner, live music, and unlimited beer, wine and cocktails!
SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS
Through October 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 FARMER’S MARKET
Through October 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.
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
· Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
· The Catcher was a Spy
· The Con is On
· The King
· Incident in a Ghostland
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