PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR FEB, 12-14, 2016
VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS
Valentine’s Day Dinner ~ Open Table lists over 100 area restaurants that offer specials, set menus & other Valentine’s Day treats.
Dinner Cruise ~ Portland Spirit: Enjoy spectacular river views with famous Portland landmarks, wonderful menus and live music.
Kiss & Tell ~ Alberta Abbey: Enjoy wine & chocolate, along with stories of real love and romance woven together in a funny, sexy and intimate evening of story theater.
Muddy Run ~ Lee Farms: Lots of mud, fun and semi-challenging obstacles, food, drinks, music, bonfires and much more!
FRI-SUN Oregon Convention Center: Visit 300 booths and learn what’s new skills and techniques from gardening experts worldwide.
PACIFIC NW SPORTSMEN’S SHOW
THURS-SUN Portland Expo Center: See what is new, learn survival training, camp cooking, ammo sale & much more.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CULTURAL SHOW
Through FEB 22 Lan Su Chinese Garden: Cultural performances, lion dances, martial arts performances, calligraphy demonstrations, crafts and more.
AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
ALL MONTH Portland Community College: 18 outstanding feature, documentary and short films from 11 African countries: Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
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.
50 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA
ALL MONTH Portland Art Museum: Indian cinema boasts the most prolific output of any national film industry on the planet—its films, stars, and songs are beloved at home and by millions around the world.
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.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND MUSICAL
ALL MONTH Northwest Children’s Theater: Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice’s adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey! This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz greats from Davis to Monk.
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
VALENTINE’S DAY WINE AND CHOCOLATE TASTING
SAT-SUN Southwest Washington Wineries: Experience wine alongside chocolate, chocolate in wine, wine in chocolate and other delicious pairings this Valentines weekend. Each winery has its own surprising pairings to offer you, check individual web sites for specific information.
FORT VANCOUVER SWEETHEART DANCE
SAT Pearson Air Museum: Ever wish you could have experienced swing dancing to the big band sound at USO dances during the 1940s? Here is your chance!
VANCOUVER GUN SHOW
SAT-SUN Clark County Event Center: Features modern, collectible, military, and antique firearms as well as firearm accessories, ammunition, and knives.
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
• How to be Single
• Zoolander 2
• Cabin Fever
• The Final Project
• The New Year’s Eve of Old Lee
• Touched with Fire
• Of Mind and Music
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.