PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 19-21, 2015
FATHER’S DAY CRUISE
SUN JUNE 21 Board a Portland Spirit river cruise for brunch, dinner, or no meal in Portland or Cascade Locks in the gorge.
FATHER’S DAY RESTAURANT OPENINGS
SUN JUNE 21 OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.
PORTLAND BEER & CHEESE FEST
SUN JUNE 21 Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Commons Brewery on Father’s Day.
RUGGED MANIAC 5K OBSTACLE RACE
SAT JUNE 20 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 20 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Portland International Raceway.
FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 City of Roses Delta Park Powwow & Encampment features competition dancing, drumming, a silent auction, a fun run/walk, art and craft vendors, food booths, and games at Delta Park East. Free.
PEOPLE IN THE STREET
SUN JUNE 21 Walk, bike or roller-skate on 9.5 miles of streets when most cars are banned for North Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities & music. Free.
FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 The Strawberry Festival at Lee Farms features food (pies, shortcake, milkshakes) and kids’ activities that require a wristband (pony rides, bounce house, hay maze, pedal carts). Discount wristbands for 2: $16.
PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS
FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 (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 JUNE 19-21 (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 20-21 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 20-21 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 20-21 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 MARATHON & BREWFEST
FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 Vancouver USA Marathon has a health and fitness expo Friday & Saturday; a 5K and kids’ run Saturday; a marathon & half marathon Sunday, and a Summer Brewfest all three days in Esther Short Park. Discount tickets to Brewfest $18.
VANCOUVER URBAN OBSTACLE RACE
SAT JUNE 20 Summer Solstice – Urban Obstacle Race is an urban adventure race of 3 to 6 miles with clues, a costume contest, and a ticket to brewfest in Vancouver.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
• Inside Out
• The Ark of Mr. Chow
• Dark Awakening
• Infinitely Polar Bear
• The Overnight
• The Tribe