PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 29-MAY 1, 2016
FRI-SUN Veterans Memorial Coliseum: One-of-a-kind three-day event showcasing more than 150 Pacific NW potters and ceramic artists in Oregon and SW Washington. Take part in free demonstrations and find unique ceramic pieces including sculptures, wall art, and other items for your home, garden and office.
AVENUE OF ROSES PARADE
SAT SE 82nd, Eastport Plaza: Come and enjoy the 10th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, Classic Car Cruise-In, Community Fair, Rides and the Celebrations that go with all of it!
GORGE WINE EXPERIENCE
FRI-SUN 20 dining, tasting, touring, and talking events in Hood River and beyond.
Through SUN Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!
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.
Through FRI 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.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
Every FRI & SAT in April 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
COUNTRY LIFE FAIR
Pomeroy Living History Farm. Activities for kids and adults, purchase plants and other wares, view demonstrations, feed and pet farm animals & much more!
SW WASHINGTON BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE
SAT English Estate Winery. Old time bluegrass jamboree benefit for the local chapter of Guitars 4 Vets. Take part in an Old Fashion Pot Luck and bring a dish to share.
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
· Mother’s Day
· Rachet & Clank
· A Beautiful Planet Imax
· Term Life
· The Man Who Knew Infinity
· Pali Road
· The Family Fang
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.