PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 13-15, 2016
ST. JOHNS STREET FAIR & PARADE
SAT Kick off the summer street fair season at St. Johns Bizarre, with local music, 75 juried craft vendors, food, a beer garden, and kids’ activities. St. Johns Parade takes place at 12PM in North Portland.
PEOPLE IN THE STREET
SUN Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 7 miles of streets when most cars are banned for East Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities & music. Free.
THURS-SUN The UFO Festival honors two locals who have eyewitnessed UFOs. The festival includes a costume parade, speakers, movie, live music, and kids’ fun at McMenamins Hotel in McMinnville.
SAT Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Join thousands of animal lovers to celebrate the 29th Annual OHS Doggie Dash. We’ll walk/run with our dogs on car-free streets and enjoy a pet-friendly festival featuring live music, food/drink, contests and more.
HISTORIC HOME TOUR
SAT The Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour features four historic homes within walking distance of one another, starting at Oswego Heritage House.
SUN A one-mile race on Mississippi Avenue. Runners start and finish at Ecliptic Brewing. All participants will receive one free beer before and after the race. Stick around for an epic after party, complete with music and more!
WHISKEY TOWN USA
FRI-SUN Downtown Portland. Many of the world’s most popular distilleries, Portland’s favorite bartenders, and talented performers participate for your enjoyment and entertainment.
Through June 18th Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to about iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN Through DEC The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town.
INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Through May 26th Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
Every FRI & SAT Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH Smart phone 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.
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
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. Discount tickets.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
SW WASHINGTON WIND SYMPHONY
SUN Union High School. Selections include the American premiere of “War of the Worlds” by Adam Gorb, “Saturn Returns” by Michael Markowski, and “Moonscape Awakening” by Joni Greene.
USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR BEACH TOUR
SAT Frenchman’s Bar Park. The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour offers tournaments to boys and girls ages 10 to 18.
SPRING TEA & FASHION SHOW
SAT Fort Vancouver. While enjoying spring-themed tea, you will be entertained by live music and a historic fashion show!
SAT-SUN (through OCT 30) Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!
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
· Money Monster
· The Darkness
· A Bit of Bad Luck
· High Rise
· Kill Zone 2
· Love & Friendship
· Sunset Song
· Divine Access
· Last Days in the Desert
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.