PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2016
NORTHWEST QUILTING EXPO
THURS-SAT – Enjoy an outstanding group of talented instructors, gorgeous quilts and exhibits, great vendors and more.
OKTOBERFEST AT OAKS PARK
FRI-SUN – The most kid-friendly German festival in the northwest! Bavarian dancing, live Oompah bands, craft vendors and more!
OKTOBERFEST AT MCMENAMINS
Through October 8th – Various McMenanins in the Portland Metro area will be having different events to celebrate Oktoberfest—golf tournament, plant & veggie sale, live music events and more.
DRIVE-IN AT ZIDELL YARDS
THURS-MON – Drive, bike, or take the streetcar to our drive-in under the stars at Zidell Yards. If you don’t have a car, bring a chair, warm blankets, and find your spot in front for some pop cinema classics.
13TH DOOR HAUNTED HOUSE
Through November 5th – Portland’s best haunted attraction, highly detailed sets help you become part of the horror as you journey among animated creatures and theatrical actors.
OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Through September 24th – Collection of the best in new and truly independent films to the great cinemas of Oregon this fall.
BENDING THE BARD: CINEMATIC TWISTS ON SHAKESPEARE
Through October 30th – Seventeen “unconventional” cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Freed from restrictions of a certain time, location, or even language, the filmmakers in this series have created works that both reflect and transcend their immediate cultural origins.
CAT IN THE HAT
Through October 23rd – Enter a world of magic and mischief as Conrad, Sally, and their very grumpy goldfish follow the Cat in the Hat on an adventure through the imagination of Dr. Seuss!
TRY VEGAN WEEK + PROM
Through September 24 – Try Vegan Week includes free workshops, speakers, dine-outs, and mentoring. It ends in a vegan prom night of dancing, raffles, food, and costumes. See schedule here.
OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Through SAT – Collection of the best in new independent films of Oregon this fall.
PORTLAND SPIRIT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Fridays through Sept 30 – Start the weekend early with a one-of-a-kind summer concert cruise series featuring a different local band every week! Includes a two-hour cruise and live entertainment. Bistro style menu and beverages from our full service bars available for purchase on board.
TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
FRI – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.
PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – 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 in Old Town.
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.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
NORTH BANK BEER WALK
THURS through September 30th – It all kicks off with the Vancouver Breweries Unite 4 Give More 24 charity event at Kiggins Theatre on Thursday. NBBW will extend to September 30th with unique and fun beer events at your favorite pubs and taprooms every day.
NORTH COUNTY WINE RUN
SAT – Half marathon & 3-person relay. On paved country roads, the routes highlight the gorgeous scenery of north Clark County: rolling hills, rural landscapes, and views of Mt. St. Helens.
FARMER’S MARKET – DOWNTOWN
SAT-SUN (through October 30) – Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more at 6th & Ester in downtown Vancouver.
OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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
· The Dressmaker
· End of a Gun
· New World Order
· Dirty 30
Click here for movie times and theatres.
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.