PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JUNE 15-17, 2018
GRATEFUL DAD HALF MARATHON/10K/5K
SAT – Run along the beautiful Columbia River with sweet views of the cascade range. Stick around after for a Grateful family breakfast, a groovy beer garden and some sweet tunes to fill the air!
FATHER’S DAY CRUISE
SUN – Celebrate Father’s Day in a new way this year: bring the whole family aboard a Portland Spirit Cruise! Choose from brunch cruises in Downtown Portland or Cascade Locks, a scenic dinner cruise, or an adventure on the Explorer.
PORTLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – At Tom McCall Waterfront Park, enjoy live music, exhibits, food, and celebrations along with the iconic Pride Parade on Saturday.
SAT – Breweries and cideries will go head-to-head to win the title for Best Snakebite! The event is focused on this ever-growing in popularity blend, emphasizing the collaborative nature of the craft beverage industry here in Portland.
BERRY FESTIVAL AT LEE FARMS
FRI-SUN – A whole festival geared towards devouring delicious berry treats and playing on our seven generation family farm!
OREGON RENAISSANCE FAIRE
SAT-SUN – An imaginative and interactive adventure modeled after elements from the Renaissance era. Patrons can experience village folk celebrating a visit from their Queen and her royal court with the sights, sounds, smells, era-appropriate music, demonstrations, entertainers, arts and crafts of the Renaissance era in Scotland.
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.
PORTLAND BEER WEEK
Through June 17 – An 11-day celebration of beer in the world’s greatest beer city. Check out the schedule to see the list of events and locations.
OREGON RENAISSANCE FAIRE
SAT-SUN – An imaginative and interactive adventure modeled after elements from the Renaissance era. Patrons can experience village folk celebrating a visit from their Queen and her royal court with the sights, sounds, smells, era-appropriate music, demonstrations, a variety of entertainers, and the arts, crafts, wares, and lifestyles of the Renaissance era in Scotland.
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
SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS
Through October 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.
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
· Incredibles 2
· Billy Boy
· Loving Pablo
· Gabriel and the Mountain
· Race 3
Click here for movie times and theaters.