Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: May 15-17, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 15-17, 2015

 

OREGON WILDERNESS CONFERENCE

FRI-SAT MAY 15-16 Oregon Wilderness Conference begins with a free family-friendly party at Keen Footwear at 5 p.m. on Friday, with live music, games, and food. Saturday includes a full schedule of workshops and featured speakers.

LIVING HISTORY DAY

SAT MAY 16 See historic and current military vehicles, uniforms, and equipment, and meet historians at Living History Day at Camp Withycombe.

LAKE OSWEGO HISTORIC HOMES TOUR

SAT MAY 16 The Oswego Heritage Council Historic Home Tour features five historic homes within walking distance, starting at Oswego Heritage House in Lake Oswego.

PIONEER FAMILY FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 Pioneer Family Festival has a carnival, pony rides, BMX & skating competitions, aerosol-can art show, and food vendors in Oregon City.

HALF MARATHON & FITNESS EXPO

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 The free Health and Fitness Expo is Friday and Saturday at Oregon Convention Center, followed by the Rock ’n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon on Sunday.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 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

THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 The Little Mermaid, who longs for life above the sea, soars into the air with a touch of circus performance, a dash of vaudeville, and a dance collective. Northwest Children’s Theatre

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 (ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

FRI-SUN MAY 15-17 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY SEASON FINALE CONCERT

SAT-SUN MAY 16-17 The VSO ends its season with the iconic Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 and welcomes guest artists Juanjo and Tolo Mercadal, clarinet as guest artists. Skyview Concert Hall

DOZER DAY

SAT-SUN MAY 16-17 Dozer Day is like going to a fair only our rides are real heavy construction equipment. Kids hop in the driver’s seat and actually drive dozers, excavators and other heavy equipment with a professional operator at their side. Clark County Event Center

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Mad Max: Fury Road
• Pitch Perfect 2
• Good Kill
• Animals
• I’ll See you in my Dreams
• The Film Critic
• The Connection
• Every Secret Thing
• Where Hope Grows
• Bombay Velvet
• Forbidden Films
• Our Man in Tehran
• Know How
• One Cut, One Life

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