PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 27-29, 2016
ROSE FESTIVAL’S CITY FAIR
Through June 12 Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Carnival rides, Kid’s Zone, arts and crafts, beer garden and much more. Enjoy fireworks & live music on the opening night.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY FAIR
SAT Oaks Park. 110th Annual Multnomah County Fair. Free gate admission and free parking! Exotic animals, thrill rides, 4-H animal shows, flower show, sewing demonstration, camel rides, and more!
JAW DROPPING COMEDY
Through June 12 This comedic masterpiece spans the entirety of history, with one ordinary American family who lives through it all.
MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY
SAT-MON This Weekend in Wine Country is a chance to visit some of the region’s smallest producers that are rarely open to the public. Don’t miss out on the stunning views and special offers available during this weekend celebration!
SAT Rogers Landing Park. This 68th annual high speed boat race is happening on the Willamette River in Newberg. Bleacher seating available.
Through June 18th Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to about 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.
INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Through May 26th Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.
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.
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
RUN TO REMEMBER
SAT Downtown Washougal. Honor the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. This Memorial Day Mile and 5k/10k running and walking event will benefit Battle Buddies, an organization that provides service dogs for veterans.
THE MAGIC OF G.G. GREEN
SAT Dave’s Killer Magic Shop—one of the world’s most sought after magical entertainers. His experience, dedication to each performance, and professionalism are what set G.G. Green apart.
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.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· Alice Through the Looking Glass
· X-Men: Apocalypse
· Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
· The Idol
· The Trust
· The One Below
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.