PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR MAY 12-14, 2017
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS
SUN – Spend your afternoon on our Mother’s Day Brunch cruise and enjoy an elaborate buffet with breathtaking views. Choose between the Portland Spirit or Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.
SUN – Treat Mom to a delicious brunch at the Oregon Zoo, and let the professional catering staff take care of the prep and cleanup.
SUN – From complimentary mimosas to menus for brunch, lunch or dinner, find the perfect place in the Portland Metro to celebrate the mom in your life.
SAT-SUN – Visit Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden during peak bloom time for this Mother’s Day Rhododendron show & sale!
SUN – Join hundreds of people this Mother’s Day to honor a special woman in your life, and raise funds to empower the women and children of Rose Haven experiencing homeless, abuse and other disruptive life events. Enjoy mimosas, pastries, entertainment, prizes and a 5K walk.
SUN – Run Mama Run, 3-4 mile walks/runs through Mt Tabor park.
WANDERLUST CIRCUS & 3 LEG TORSO
SAT-SUN – Step right up and grab a seat as our comic tale of quick-witted kids and dastardly developers threads its way through jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics, aerial dance, juggling, contortion, and disciplines beyond naming.
VAMPIRE’S MASQUERADE BALL
SAT – A night of gothic elegance and decadence. Over 800 guests from the various gothic/industrial/alternative lifestyle communities from around the world gather in the Melody Ballroom to socialize and dance the night away.
ST JOHNS BIZARRE
SAT – A uniquely-crafted celebration that kicks off the summer street fair season in Portland. The Bizarre brings music, crafts, and food to the crowds attending the St Johns Parade, now in its 55th year.
SAT – Walk, run or stroll with your dog through downtown Portland, with 100% of proceeds going to the animals at OHS.
ROCK, ROLL & REMEMBER
Through May 21 – A Tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand brings together over 40 hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Up the fun by coming dressed in the fashion of your favorite decade and sing along.
THE TOXIC AVENGER
Through SUN – Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult film, The Toxic Avenger, and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, enjoy this charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all.
Through May 21 – Get ready for justice, Sherwood Forest-style! Adventure awaits as Robin, Marian, and company return to cross swords and match wits with the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham and the evil Prince John in this hilarious, heist-filled, original adaptation!
Through May 20 – A classic story full of passion, love, and revenge about a powerful sorceress who gives up all for love and then is abandoned for a younger woman.
80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Through June 9 – Grab your favorite 80’s outfit and head to Lola’s Room. Enjoy your favorite 80’s hits playing all night on multiple giant screens.
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.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT (through May 27) – 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.
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
MOTHER’S DAY TEA
SAT – The perfect way to treat the important women in your life! A delicious menu featuring three types of sandwiches, assorted desserts, scones, and of course, tea!
TIP A TASTE FOR MOMS
SAT-SUN – English Estate and Rezabek Vineyards will be pouring tastings at the Estate with a special treat for moms. 12-6 p.m.
CAMAS PLANT & GARDEN FAIR
SAT – Explore the amazing selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and much more provided by our dedicated local growers and vendors. Kids’ activities, live music, fresh food, and the shops and restaurants of downtown Camas.
LILAC DAYS AT HULDA KLAGER GARDENS
Through SUN – Step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.
GUIDED WALKS AT COLUMBIA SPRINGS
Through October 18 – Each guided walk consists of an easy stroll or tour with themes such as plants, animals, geology, local history, and the fish hatchery. These events are appropriate for all ages and no registration is required. Spots are available at a first come, first served basis to the first 30 visitors.
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: Legend of the Sword
· Bram Stoker’s Dracula
· The Wall
· Miles Between Us
· Paris Can Wait
Through June 16, 2017, enter for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize to renovate your home. AND we’re giving away 12 weekly prizes of $2,500! Enter up to two times each day at www.LoveYourHomeSweeps.com
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