Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: February 2-4, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018

PORTLAND SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

Taste some of Oregon’s best wines from over fifty wineries and munch on deliciously fresh seafood at the peak of Dungeness Crab season.  Bring the whole family, face painters, balloon artists and so much more!  http://pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com/

 

PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL

FEB 1ST – 3RD

Presenting more than 100 artists and organizations from all across the Cascadian region. The 2018 festival is truly citywide, with Festival Hubs and Affiliate Locations showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout Portland.  https://www.pdxwlf.com/

 

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RUN

FEB 3RD

Enjoy Columbia River views on this 5k run starting at McMenamins Edgefield.  Packed gravel course with short rolling hills. http://www.worstdayrun.com/

 

HOIKE

FEB 3RD

Authentic Hawaiian food, live music, Polynesian dancing, silent auction and much more!    https://kiako.org/hoike

 

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

THROUGH FEB 2ND

Featuring concerts by seven talented artists at The Old Church Concert Hall. https://scnmf.org/

 

PUPLANDIA VALENTINE’S SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA

FEB 3RD

50 Vendors – selling glass art, soaps, toys, dog treats the list goes on and on … JUST in time for Valentine’s day ALSO helping us at Puplandia Dog Rescue. https://www.facebook.com/events/155453938408765/

 

PRINCESS PROMENADE

FEB 3RD

Princess themed Daddy Daughter Dance.  An evening of dancing, music, snacks, face painting, a commemorative photo and gift bag, and meet a few real princesses! Dress is semi-formal. Girls grade K-8 welcomed along with their fathers, guardians, or male relative. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/princess-promenade-2018-tickets-40897331018

 

CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS

THROUGH MARCH 3RD 

Films showing Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. https://www.africanfilmfestival.org/

 

80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!  http://www.videodanceattack.com/#0

 

DUELING PIANO SHOW

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S. https://barrelroompdx.ticketleap.com/

 

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SATURDAY

Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.  https://www.portlandcider.com/

 

HUNTED PUB TOUR

ALL MONTH

Portland:   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.  http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

 

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURSDAY – SUNDAY

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  http://pdxpipeline.com/2015/12/02/portland-escape-rooms-holiday-christmas-gift-puzzles-promo-discount-coupon-code/

 

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH      

Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city.  Start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.  https://www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/portland_oregon/default.aspx

 

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 – five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.  http://shanrockstrivia.com/

 

GEEKS WHO DRINK’S 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.  http://www.geekswhodrink.com/

 

Vancouver, Washington

 

FATHER DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S BALL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

Celebrating the bond between daughters and their dads, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures. Local DJ, finger foods to munch on, refreshments, temporary tattoo station and a professional photographer will be on hand to take keepsake photos of your evening together. https://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/annual-father-daughter-valentine%E2%80%99s-ball-1

 

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

The largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world.  Each evening will have a different selection from this year’s films.  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070610

 

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

FEB 2ND

Uniting creativity and great art with food and inspiration. Stop by to shop local, network, and meet local business owners. https://www.nightmarketvancouver.com/

 

LANTERN TOUR: WALKING VANCOUVER BARRACKS

FEB 3RD

Tour through the grounds of Vancouver Barracks by lantern light, connecting attendees to the national park’s military history through thematic storytelling.  https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/news/lanterntours201718.htm

 

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

FEB 3RD

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.

http://fortvan.org/Education/upcoming-programs.html

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Winchester
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Living Among Us
  • Braven
  • Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
  • The Music of Silence
  • Lies We Tell
  • Street Lights

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.

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