Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: May 8-10, 2015

 Mothers day card with rustic roses on wooden board
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 8-10, 2015

 

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWER SHOW

FRI-SAT MAY 8-9 Mother’s Day Show and Sale is a rhododendron show and sale at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. 5801 SE 28th Avenue in Portland.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

SUN MAY 10 Take Mom to the Portland Zoo for a lavish Mother’s Day Brunch. Does not include or require zoo ticket.

MOTHER’S DAY 5K WALK

SUN MAY 10 Attend a reception at Castaway, take a 5K Reigning Roses Walk through NW Portland to honor your mother, and celebrate afterward at this charity event.

MOTHER’S DAY DANCE SHOW

SUN MAY 10 A ticket to Seasons of a Woman includes homemade food, drink, and a one-act dance representing the seasons a woman experiences in her life by The Soul Dance Company at Lenora’s Ballroom. 12PM and 5:30PM.

MOTHER’S DAY CRUISE

SUN MAY 10 Portland Spirit offers brunch and dinner river cruises boarding in Portland or Cascade Locks in the Gorge.

MOTHER’S DAY DANCE SHOW

SUN MAY 10 A ticket to Seasons of a Woman includes homemade food, drink, and a one-act dance representing the seasons a woman experiences in her life by The Soul Dance Company at Lenora’s Ballroom. 12PM and 5:30PM.

MOTHER’S DAY RESTAURANT EVENTS

SUN MAY 10 OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Mother’s Day. Also see the Mother’s Day brunch list by the Oregonian.

MOTHER’S DAY HALF MARATHON

SUN MAY 10  Hippie Chick Half Quarter & Half Marathon is preceded by a kids’ race and followed by a breakfast at Hillsboro Ballpark. 14 miles.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA & DESSERT AT POMEROY FARM

SAT MAY 9 Join us in the Gathering Place as we celebrate mothers with a lovely afternoon tea. Our seasonal menu will include assorted tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and two varieties of tea. Pomeroy Farm, Yacolt.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

THURS-SUN MAY 6-10 Varekai is Cirque du Soleil’s new show that features a magical forest inhabited by whimsical and enchanted creatures. Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

CRAFT SHOW SALE

SAT MAY 9 Shop from 200 artists and craft makers at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale at the Oregon Convention Center.

DOGGIE DASH WALK/RUN

SAT MAY 9 1.5 or 2.5 mile untimed walk/run that begins and ends at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, with vendor booths, live music, children’s activities, food for sale, and canine contests.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN MAY 9-10 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

WHISKEY FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT MAY 8-9 WhiskeyTown features whisky tasting, cocktails, restaurant food, and live entertainment in tents at NW 17th & Front Avenue.

BELGIAN BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT MAY 8-9 Try Belgian offerings from 40 breweries, vote for your favorites, and eat at Cheers to Belgian Beers at Metalcraft Fabrication.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN MAY 8-10 (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 8-10 (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

SAT-SUN MAY 9-10 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

SAT-SUN MAY 9-10 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

SAT-SUN MAY 9-10 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.

LILAC DAYS

FRI-SUN MAY 9-10 Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Hot Pursuit
• The D Train
• 5 Flights Up
• I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
• In the Name of My Daughter
• Maggie
• Noble
• Preggoland
• Saint Laurent
• The Seven Fire
• Sister Code
• Skin Trade
• WarX2

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