PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 6-8, 2018
HELVETIA LAVENDER FESTIVAL
FRI–SUN – Stroll through flower gardens and fields of lavender, enjoy tea and scones in the pavilion, have lunch while listening to live music, and enjoy over 20 festival booths.
WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL
FRI–SUN – Celebrate with live performances from blues, soul, funk, and Mississippi rhythm & blues. Browse vendors, enjoy riverboat cruises and more.
ST. PAUL RODEO
FRI–SAT – Watch the 83rd annual St. Paul Rodeo with Cowboys, Cowgirls and trick riders! Each night ends with a full firework display.
SWEDISH FILMS AT THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM
FRI–JULY 22 – View 17 films by famous Swedish director for the exhibit Ingmar Bergman: A Centenary Celebration.
FRI–SUN – Join panel discussions, workshops, costume contest and evening entertainment. Friday features a burlesque show and a Saturday cabaret show.
STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT
SUN – See famous comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short at McMinemins Edgefield for An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.
FAIRY HOUSE WORKSHOP
FRI–SAT – Enchant others with your newfound fairy house making skills from Frigg’s Mercantile. Children create with glue, twigs, flowers, and more.
OREGON MUSIC FESTIVAL
THROUGH JULY 14 – The most significant classical music event to hit the Oregon concert stage in the last decade.
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
FRI–SUN – Portland’s Craft Beer Festival, featuring over 60 breweries, cideries and wineries.
FIELD & VINE’S FARM DINNER
THROUGH DECEMBER 1 – Enjoy the stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms.
OREGON ZOO SUMMER CONCERTS
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12 – Enjoy world class performers while enjoying a great day at the zoo.
FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW
THROUGH JULY 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170-year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.
FLASH BACK DANCE CRUISE
EVERY SATURDAY – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
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!
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.
PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY
EVERY SATURDAY – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.
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.
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.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and go on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and through the famous food carts.
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.
GEEKS WHO DRINK’S PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
PAINT YOUR PET
EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY – Email your photo in and the Vancouver Art Space will transfer it onto a canvas, ready for you to paint. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.
SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS
THROUGH OCT 27 – Service members, their families, and many others, walked its grounds, leaving behind many memories. Memories of loneliness, fear and tragedy, all part of the darker aspects of military life. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in these stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past residents.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
THROUGH OCT 28 – Home to over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Ocean’s 8
- The First Purge
- No Postage Necessary
- Sorry to Bother You
- Under the Tree
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