PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MAY 4-6, 2018
CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA
FRI-SUN – The largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon, held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Enjoy, music, carnival rides, Artisan Village, live entertainment and much more!
CINCO DE MAYO RUN/WALK
SUN – Considered one of the best spring half marathons in the northwest. Post race party with live music, food, beverages and more!
DERBY DAY GRAND ADVENTURE
SAT – Enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby live and get a taste of southern hospitality with a complimentary specialty Blakeslee Mint Julep, gourmet popcorns and a white tablecloth catered lunch buffet.
SPRING ART & CRAFT MARKET
SAT – Meet the makers! 250+ artists selling their handmake goods at the Oregon Convention Center. Find fun and unique products, find the perfect gifts for the person that has everything.
SPRING GARDEN FAIR
SAT-SUN – A great place to get new flowers for your yard! A huge selection of plants, Master Gardeners on site for questions, classes available, and much more!
THE SENSATIONAL SIXTIES
Through May 20 – Featuring songs from Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1960s… there’s a little something for everyone.
Through May 13 – Tony award winning musical masterpiece Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood.
Through May 13 – Powerhouse American baritone Stephen Powell returns to Portland Opera as Rigoletto—the court jester who amuses a philandering and immoral Duke.
CLASSICAL UP CLOSE
Various Dates & Locations through May 6 – The musicians of the Oregon Symphony present 16 free chamber concerts as part of “Classical Up Close”—a unique series of chamber music performances celebrating classical music in our community. At these informal events, you’ll hear our symphony musicians perform intimate, beautiful music, and you’ll be encouraged to do all the things you might not normally do at a classical concert: take photos, tweet, text, applaud freely, and ask questions.
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
TACOS & TAPS
FRI-SAT – Enjoy gourmet taco creations and craft beer from some of the area’s finest chefs and brewers. With live music, amazing desserts, raffle prizes, beer bottle ring toss, photo booth, and lots of excitement. Supporting Clark County Food Bank.
RUN FOR BEER
SAT – All participants receive one local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, and a special invitation to enjoy the days’ scheduled festivities: live music, food, yard games, etc.
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!
LILAC DAYS AT HULDA KLAGER GARDENS
Through May 13 – Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.
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
· Bad Samaritan
· Alex and the List
· The Cleanse
· The Gaurdians
· Altered Perception
· The Desert Bride
· I’m Losing It
· Racer and the Jailbird
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