PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 12-14, 2015
SAT JUNE 13 Celebrate summer solstice with games, traditional dancing, Scandinavian crafts, food, a beer garden, and a Maypole raising at Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park.
SAT JUNE 13 A bell rings 108 times to open the Portland Buddhist Festival, which has workshops, speakers, singing, dance, and kids’ area at Colonel Summers Park.
FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN JUNE 12-14 Try 40 fantastically fruity beers and ciders from 25 breweries outdoors at Portland Fruit Beer Festival at E Burnside St. & NE 7th Ave. Friday by reservation only.
PORTLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE
SAT-SUN JUNE 13-14 Portland Pride Festival and Parade are both the same weekend. The parade begins 11 a.m. Sunday at NW Park Ave. & W Burnside Street (map). The festival is both days at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
BOURBAN & BACON FEST
SAT JUNE 13 Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon and Bacon Fest at OMSI for age 21+.
SPORTS CAR RACES
SAT-SUN JUNE 13-14 Portland Rose Festival Rose Cup Race features modern and vintage sports-car racing on a two-mile road course. The weekend highlight is the annual Rose Cup, at Portland International Raceway.
MAME: A CLASSIC BROADWAY MUSICAL
FRI-SUN JUNE 12-14 (ends June 14) Mame is the story of a free-spirited bohemian who becomes guardian of her nephew, and together they create a life of adventure, hardship, and laughter, at Lakewood Center for the Arts. Discount tickets $19.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
FRI-SUN JUNE 12-14 (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 JUNE 13-14 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 JUNE 13-14 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 JUNE 13-14 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.
RUN LIKE A GIRL 5K, 10K, & KID’S RUN
SAT JUNE 13 Join us for the 4th annual Run Like a Girl for Second Step Housing. Run or walk on Saturday, June 13, 2015 to aid in the fight against homelessness in Clark County. http://www.secondstephousing.org/rlag2015/
FLAG DAY CELEBRATION
SUN JUNE 14 The Trust began producing Flag Day as one of its Celebrate Freedom programs in 2001, emphasizing the importance of citizenship throughout our community. The celebration is held at 3:30 p.m., so that the program may coincide with the Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance, in which people all over the country pause and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in unison. http://fortvan.org/flag-day.html
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
• The 11th Hour
• Hamari Adhuri Kahani
• Live from New York
• Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
• Set Fire to the Stars
• Soaked in Bleach
• The Wolfpack