PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JUNE 1-3, 2018
SAT – Offering funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together in one whimsical pageant.
SAT – Portland’s most popular Fun Run! 3.1 mile run along the parade route. The costume theme this year is Play Happy.
FRI-SUN – Fun for the whole family with carnival rides, live music, scavenger hunts, kid activities and so much more!
PORTLAND BUDDHIST FESTIVAL
SAT – Buddhist talks, workshops, teachings and activities for adults and children, vendors and so much more.
PORTLAND MODERN HOME TOUR
SAT – Your once-a-year chance to get up close and personal with the architects, designers and amazing homes that define “modern” in Portland.
CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS
FRI-SAT – Featuring a single yeast strain, with which brewers will brew a unique Belgian Style beer. Over 70 samples available from Oregon breweries.
FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS
Through June 12 – One of Portland’s most renowned festivals in Portland’s Living Room. Comprised of nearly 20,000 flowers, ornamental grass and Douglas fir seedlings, will bring elements of the Columbia River Gorge into the city and encourage visitors to become immersed in the landscape.
SUMMER SANGRIA PARTY
SAT – Kick off summer at Hip Chicks do Wine and sample wine and sangria.
SAT-SUN – Cowboys and cowgirls, some as young as two or three years old, compete in nearly a dozen events divided into three divisions where they can test their skills with others at the same age level at barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, break away roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull (calf) riding, tie-down roping, and team roping.
CANBY WINE, FOOD & BREW
FRI-SUN – Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of wonderful Oregon wineries, artisans & specialty foods at the 27th Annual Canby Wine, Food & Brew!
INGMAR BERGMAN: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION
Through July 22 – See 17 dramatic films by Sweden’s most famous director, including new digital restorations.
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.
80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Every FRI & SAT – 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!
PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY
EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – 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. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
AMERICAN CROWN CIRCUS: CIRCO OSORIO
THURS through June 5 – An astonishing array of artists in its newest, most exciting circus show. Bursting with mystery, magic, music and more. Amazing audiences with elaborate Illusions, death-defying Daredevil, and unbelievable feats of acrobatic and aerial artistry.
FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS
FRI – Themed, after hours drop off event at Kids Club Fitness. Trampoline and active time in the gymnastics room, crafts, and recreational games like dodgeball, parachute fun, wallyball, airball, twister time in The Jungle and more!
VANCOUVER NIGHT MARKET
FRI – Uniting creativity and great art with food and inspiration. Stop by to shop local, network, and meet local business owners. An adventurous retail evening awaits!
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
Through October 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.
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
· American Animals
· All Summers End
· The Last Witness
· Social Animals
· All Summers End
· Action Point
Click here for movie times and theaters.