Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: June 16-19, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 17-19, 2016

 

OREGON RENAISSANCE FAIRE
SAT-SUN  Explore the streets of The Vale of Dunrose, ripe with merchants offering handcrafted goods and tasty treats. Discover garments to adorn any peasant or visiting royalty; find trinkets in all shapes and sizes to please each of your family member’s fancy. Sing a shanty with a pirate or watch the joust while enjoying mead, ale, or cider with our ale wenches at The Cat and Fiddle pub!

CIDER SUMMIT PORTLAND
FRI-SAT  6th annual Cider Summit Portland, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN  Enjoy delicious Strawberry Festival food and tons of fun for all ages, hayrides, pony rides, mazes, farm animals & much more.

PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE
SAT-SUN  Pride Festivities begin Saturday at noon with a number of diverse, renowned food, snack and beverage vendors. Sunday’s parade starts at 11AM, as 150 groups march from Burnside to the Waterfront.

RISK/REWARD FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN  Showcases five new works by indie performing artists from across the region. Come celebrate our 9th year blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways.

VARIETY SHOW

Through June 18th  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN Through DEC  The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT  Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone 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.

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

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. Discount tickets.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

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.

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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

VANCOUVER MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 5K & KIDS MARATHON
SUN  Esther Short Park. Walkers and runners are both welcome! The course will be open until 2PM, giving you 7 hours to complete the race.

SUMMER BREWFEST
FRI-SUN  Esther Short Park. Join 3,000+ patrons sampling tasty beers over the 3-day festival on Father’s Day Weekend.

FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN (through OCT 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!

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

·         Finding Dory
·         Central Intelligence
·         The Last Heist
·         The Last King
·         Dhanak
·         Tickled

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For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.

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