PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 20-22, 2018
ROBIN HOOD FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – Spend a day in Sherwood Forest with a parade, 62nd annual Archery Tournament between Oregon and Nottingham England. Don’t miss the knighting ceremony and music by the Sherwood Renaissance Singers.
FRI-SUN – Portland Kennel Club dog show featuring specialty breeds at the Expo Center!
TEA FEST PDX
FRI-SUN – Cheers to tea tastings, vendor booths, classes, Japanese tea ceremony and all things British tea Traditions.
SAT – All things vegan featuring beer and food from all over the U.S. DJ’s and vegan friendly clothing, skincare, etc.
BEAVERTON NIGHT MARKET
SAT – Bring the family and enjoy an evening with activities, diverse foods and interaction with community members.
COUNTRY MUSIC FEST
FRI-SAT – Listen to up-and-coming artists in the country music scene at Wild Hare Countryfest. Camping available to make it a weekend in Canby.
PORTLAND’S 2018 HIGHLAND GAMES
SAT – Delight in the 60+ year tradition with Scottish games, bag pipers, drummers, dancers and athletes. Explore Scottish clan tents, you may be surprised to find out you are Scottish!
OREGON CROQUET CLASSIC
SAT – Wine and dine at the Stoller estate while learning how to play the game of croquet from local experts.
WAYWARD WINDS LAVENDAR U-PICK
THROUGH JULY 31 – Enjoy the sights and aromas from one of Oregon’s oldest lavender farms and oil distilling demonstrations with their award-winning essential oils.
OREGON FRUIT LOOP
THROUGH AUGUST – The Hood River Fruit Loop celebrates 25 years of business and sustainable agricultural diversity. The Fruit Loop is a collection of farms, orchards, vineyards, wineries and local agricultural businesses in a proximity. To celebrate the anniversary, visit 10 farms this year and get stamped for a free canvas market bag!
PORTLAND AXE THROWING
FRI – Head to the Civic Taproom to dabble in these two great parings: Oregon craft beer and hurling heavy sharp objects. Sunriver Brewing will be on tap to help you bring the mountain man/maiden out while Portland Axe Throwing specialists will be available to help you develop your swing.
OREGON ZOO SUMMER CONCERTS
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12 – Enjoy world class performers and a night of music and nature at the Oregon Zoo.
THE SHAPE OF SPEED
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16 – The Portland Art Museum’s latest exhibit features a ride back in time looking at the evolution of automobiles and two-wheelers from 1930. This summer will host 19 rare US and European vehicles and motorcycles.
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 FRIDAY & SATURDAY – 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!
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE TOUR
THROUGH NOVEMBER 1 – View waterfalls and the fruit loop at Mt. Hood with this full day tour that drives along the route and makes several fascinating stops along the way.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and go on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and through 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 – five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
GEEKS WHO DRINK’S PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
DINNER AT THE VINEYARD
SAT – Stavalaura Vineyards and Winery is inviting you to join them for a four-course meal among their beautiful vines, The food is locally sourced and music by Dawna Stafford.
OPEN AIR MARKET
SAT – The Rusty Grape Vineyard will feature an open air market with local crafters, artisans and more. If you love sangria, BBQ, and wood-fired pizza-you’re in for a treat!
PAINT YOUR PET
EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY – Email your photo in and the Vancouver Art Space will transfer it onto a canvas, ready for you to paint. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.
SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS
THROUGH OCT 27 – Service members, their families, and many others, walked its grounds, leaving behind many memories. Memories of loneliness, fear and tragedy, all part of the darker aspects of military life. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in these stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past residents.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
THROUGH OCT 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.
WINE AND PAINT
SAT – Discover the painter in you while conversing with friends, enjoying a glass of wine and painting a summer theme. Instruction, materials, beverages and snacks included!
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Mama Mia: Here We Go Again
- Pin Cushion
- The Equalizer 2
- Far From The Tree
- Broken Star