PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR APRIL 21-23, 2017
EARTH DAY EVENTS
SAT – Celebrate Earth Day with a 5k fun run and brew fest, featuring some of Oregon’s best breweries!
Through SAT – Celebrating our Earth with an interactive festival featuring campus and community organizations, providing the opportunity for attendees to learn, celebrate, network, collaborate, and get involved in environmental efforts at PSU.
SAT – Solve It state-wide event. Picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native trees and shrubs across Oregon.
SAT – The Oregon Garden: Enjoy a day of free education and entertainment.
SOUL’D OUT MUSIC FESTIVAL
WED-SUN – Bringing world class music and culture across Portland’s best venues.
OREGON ORCHID SHOW & SALE
SAT-SUN – Billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, see thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale.
OREGON TRAIL RALLY
FRI-SUN – Rally cars roar to life under the lights, on and off the track. Attendees also get to enjoy a driver meet and greet. Dufur and Hood River also host events for this race on gravel logging roads.
FRI through April 29 – Dancers, choreographers, and patrons experience raw productions and experimental works-in-progress that push the envelope through unconventional movement with an inquisitive approach to the creative process.
DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND
FRI through April 29 – Two days of core content on the Main Stage. Hundreds of free or low cost Events and Open Houses, conceived and hosted by the creative community. Public engagement at Headquarters. There’s something for everyone.
GATHERING OF THE GUILDS
FRI-SUN – Six Portland-area Guilds have joined forces to exhibit and sell art, fine craft, and gift items, all unique and of exceptional quality. The exhibit highlights artists who create with wood, glass, beads, metals, ceramics and fiber.
WED-SUN – Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning best musical about rock and roll hall of famers The Four Seasons. A true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.
FREE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
SAT through May 7 – Organized and performed by musicians of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, this series of FREE chamber music concerts has events throughout the Portland Metro area. Classical Up Close offers a unique opportunity for Portlanders to enjoy the talents of some of the city’s finest musicians, up close, personal… and for FREE!
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.
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!
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
LILAC DAYS AT HULDA KLAGER GARDENS
Through May 14 – 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.
Through SAT – In The Rainmaker, at a time of paralyzing drought in the West, we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. What schemes will her family go to find her a husband?
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
· Lost City of Z
· Free Fire
· Grow House
· Born In China
· Ozzy Fast & Furry
· Phoenix Forgotten
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
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.