Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner, May 5-8, 2016

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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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

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

FARMER’S MARKET

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
·         Bite
·         Dark Horse
·         Phantom of the Theatre
·         Rabin in His Own Words

 

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