Portland Metro Weekend Events: June 3-5, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 3-5, 2016

CITY FAIR

Through June 12  Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The second weekend of CityFair is jam-packed with live music, along with A Walk on the Wild Side exotic animals, arts and crafts in the Kids Zone, and cool artifacts in the Rose Festival Museum – all FREE with CityFair admission.

GREEN LIVING FAIR

SAT-SUN  Learn about sustainable lifestyles, renewable energy, organic gardening, small-scale farming, and green construction at Mother Earth News Fair in Albany.

COMEDY FESTIVAL

WED-SUN  Bridgetown Comedy Festival showcases hilarious local and nationally known comedians in bars and theaters in the East Burnside area.

BUDDHIST FESTIVAL

SAT  Hear 108 bells ring at noon to open the Portland Buddhist Festival, which features workshops, speakers, singing, dance, and a kids’ area at Colonel Summers Park. Free.

USED BOOK FAIR

Through June 12  DoubleTree Hotel at Lloyd Center. Browse thousands of independent booksellers’ books at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair. $3 admission.

BERRIES, BREWS & BBQs

Weekends Through June 19  Enjoy strawberries, craft beer and wine, live music, hayrides, and farm animals at Berries, Brews & BBQs at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul. 32 miles south of Portland.

METEORITE & FAMILY FUN DAY

SAT  Meteorite and Family Fun Day includes cutting open geodes, kids’ games, scavenger hunts, and talks by a meteorite expert at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro.

KID’S RODEO

SAT-SUN  Watch children perform barrel racing, goat tying, bareback and saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, calf riding, and more at the Youth Rodeo. Free.

MODERN HOME TOUR
SAT  Various Portland Locations. Tour eight of Portland’s most modern homes.

SCRAPBOOKING CONVENTION
FRI-SAT  Oregon Convention Center. Learn new scrapbooking techniques at one of the many classes that will be taught at this year’s scrapbook convention.

AFRO-CARIBBEAN BAND

FRI  Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre plays “dance music of sophistication and abandon” at Newmark Theatre. Discount tickets $16.

STARLIGHT PARADE & RUN

SAT  Join 325,000 spectators at the 8:30 p.m. Starlight Parade, or wear a costume and run past them in the Starlight Run 5K that begins at Lincoln High School track.

JAW DROPPING COMEDY
Through June 12  This comedic masterpiece spans the entirety of history, with one ordinary American family who lives through it all.

VARIETY SHOW

Through June 18th  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN Through DEC  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.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT  Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone 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.

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

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. Discount tickets.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

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.

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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

HUMANE SOCIETY DOG WALK

SAT  Hike on the Dike offers food, music, K9 demos, a 2.77 mile walk, a 5k run, or a 10k run along the Columbia River in Washougal, WA to aid the Humane Society.

FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN (through OCT 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!

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.

RACE FOR THE KIDS

SAT  5K & 10K run. All proceeds will benefit the Teach One to Lead One community mentoring program in Clark County that leads students into a life of purpose and potential at four local public schools. Esther Short Park.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         Approaching the Unknown
·         Adron
·         Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
·         Me Before You
·         Popstar
·         The Final Master
·         Urge

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