PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR JUNE 23-25, 2017
FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS
FRI-SUN – Get down to Cook Park early each morning to experience the spectacular hot air balloons as they launch and dot the morning sky. Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and business vendor booths.
PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL MILK CARTON BOAT RACE
SUN – Children and adults race and show off their handmade, human-powered boats that float only by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Creatively-constructed watercraft will compete in nine categories, with one earning a place in history upon the coveted Best in Show milk can trophy.
HEROES & VILLAINS FAN FEST
SAT-SUN – Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Heroes and Villains guests, or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and more from Walker Stalker Con! One ticket gives you complete access to guests, vendors, and panels from BOTH shows!
WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE
SAT – Worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all!
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL BEER FEST
FRI-SUN – 200+ world class beers! Showcasing hard-to-find beers and ciders from all over the world. Sample everything from classic styles (pilsners, pales, etc.) to exotic new-world hybrids (barrel-aged hoppy farmhouse sours, etc.)
BREWFEST IN THE PARK
FRI-SUN – Grab your picnic blankets, bikes, the kids & the dog and join us for the first annual BrewFest in the Park at Overlook Park! Over 60 organically brewed craft beverages including beer cider and mead.
GOOD IN THE HOOD
FRI-SUN – Multicultural food, kids activities, live entertainment & much more. Parade at 11AM on Saturday will start at King Elementary.
LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
FRI-SUN – Featuring more than 110 artists, several art exhibits, music, hands-on art activities, demonstrations & much more.
PORTLAND JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Through SUN – Celebrating the diversity of Jewish history, culture, identity, and filmmaking. We hope that these films, and the stories they tell, resonate beyond their settings and speak to universal experiences and issues that confront our common humanity.
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.
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 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
HEISEN HOUSE: SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through September 29 – Enjoy summer concerts among the vines every Friday night at Heisen House Vineyards.
GUIDED WALKS AT COLUMBIA SPRINGS
Through October 18 – Each guided walk consists of an easy stroll or tour with themes such as plants, animals, geology, local history, and the fish hatchery. These events are appropriate for all ages and no registration is required. Spots are available at a first come, first served basis to the first 30 visitors.
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT through Oct 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
COLUMBIA TECH CENTER FARMER’S MARKET
Through August 31 – A pet-friendly place where you can chat with people who have grown or made your purchase, grab a bite to eat, watch the kids play, and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing day.
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.
WANT TO GET OUT OF TOWN?
LINCOLN CITY SUMMER KITE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Kite flying demonstrations by experts, free kids kitemaking, running of the bols, and some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world!
GORGE BLUES FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – Enjoy tons of live bands, 16 craft breweries and regional wineries at Skamania County Fairgrounds. Onsite camping available.
WINDSURFING FESTIVAL IN HOOD RIVER
SAT-SUN – Watch windsurfing demonstrations and races, check out gear, play games and hear live music.
WINE & JAZZ FEST
SAT – Come enjoy wine and food from renowned local wineries and restaurants, all set in the beautiful historic gardens of Deepwood.
SUNFEST SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN – This is a four-day festival held on privately-owned land near Vernonia OR. Enjoy solstice rituals, workshops, children’s activities, raffle and much more. Camping is available.
WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Experience the music, dance, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures.
PETAL PEDAL BIKE RIDE
Through SAT – Gorgeous scenery, low-traffic roads, and unrivaled support provide the foundation for a wonderful day-cation in the fertile Willamette Valley. Petal Pedal is a high-end event with beautiful routes in the Willamette Valley. Includes admission to The Garden, live music, and a gourmet dinner with wine and Hopworks beer. 30, 50, 70, 100-mile routes.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· Transformers: The Last Knight
· The Beguiled
· The Bad Batch
· Alien Arrival
· Fireangels: A Drifter’s Fury
· Good Fortune
· All the Rage
· A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff
· The Operative
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