PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 5-8, 2016
Mother’s Day Events:
SAT HIPPIE CHICK QUARTER & HALF MARATHON Hillsboro Stadium
SAT-SUN PLANT SHOW & SALE Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
SUN BRUNCH AT THE ZOO Oregon Zoo
SUN RUN MAMA RUN 10K, 5K & KIDS RUN Mt Tabor Park
SUN 5K WALK NW Portland
SUN PORTLAND SPIRIT CRUISE Portland/Cascade Locks
SUN CAMAS PLANT & GARDEN SALE Gorgeous plants, trees, and flowers galore and locally made garden art will fill our downtown! Free kids zone, petting zoo, education spotlights, free planting area, live music & tasty food.
CINCO DE MAYO
THURS-SUN Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon, live entertainment, authentic food, rides, family fun & much more.
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
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
· Captain America: Civil War
· Being Charlie
· A Bigger Splash
· Dark Horse
· Phantom of the Theatre
· Rabin in His Own Words
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.