PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017
FALL ROSE SHOW
SAT – Visit the Lloyd Center Mall for one of the largest and longest-running rose shows.
THURS-SUN – Featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, intimate hands-on classes, and collaborative dinners and panels. Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation.
BEAVERTON INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION
FRI through September 24 – A free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing our many cultures through music, dance, interactive activities, food, art and more!
CRUISE TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN OREGON CITY
SAT – View hundreds of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and hot rods. Free event with music, raffle prizes and much more.
SAT-SUN – Enjoy non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest, street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer.
WCR SAFARI SOIREE
SAT – Dinner, dancing, amazing auction items & your chance to help abused and neglected wildcats get the love and care they deserve!
MOUNT ANGEL OKTOBERFEST
THURS-SUN – Fun for the whole family! Celebrate the harvest German style with live music, singing, dancing, arts, crafts and a weekend car show.
TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
Through September 30 – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.
THURSDAY EARLY ESCAPE CONCERT SERIES
Thursdays through September 28 – A two-hour cruise featuring a different local, live band every Thursday afternoon. Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Willamette River to help unwind after your week. A bistro plate and a full service bar are available for additional purchase on board.
80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
SAT – Grab your favorite 80’s outfit and head to Lola’s Room. Enjoy your favorite 80’s hits playing all night on their multiple giant screens.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
STEAM SEPTEMBER WEEKEND
SAT-SUN – 13-mile round trip traveling through the beautiful logging and farming country of North Clark County, stopping at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls.
HEISEN HOUSE: SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through September 29 – Enjoy summer concerts among the vines every Friday night at Heisen House Vineyards.
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 October 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
COLUMBIA TECH CENTER FARMER’S MARKET
THURS – A pet-friendly place where you can chat with people who have grown or made your purchase, grab a bite to eat, watch the kids play, and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing day.
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
· Brad’s Status
· In Search of Fellini
· The Force
· The Wilde Wedding
· The Heart of Man
· Vengeance: A Love Story
· Because of Garcia
· Red Trees
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