PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
MAY 3-5, 2019
CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA
FRI-SUN – Enjoy live entertainment, authentic food, carnival rides, and more family fun at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
CINCO DE MAYO CRUISE
SAT – Hop on board the Portland Spirit to celebrate and ring in the first hours of Cinco de Mayo with a live mariachi band and guest DJ’s.
THROUGH SUN – QDOC is the only U.S. festival devoted to LGBTQ documentaries at Hollywood Theatre, showcasing core issues of identity, politics, history, culture, diversity, and more.
THROUGH SUN – View 40 acres adorned with tulips and daffodils in full bloom. Enjoy a snack at the gift shop and café at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.
SAT – Eat, drink, and support the Portland Rugby club and Rugby Oregon Youth Organization. Enjoy gourmet small bites prepared by Portland’s top chefs, paired with drinks from Widmer Brothers Brewing and Portland Cider Co.
SABERTOOTH ROCK FEST
SAT – Sabertooth features rock and psychedelic music with vendors and beer tastings at the Crystal Ballroom.
THROUGH MAY 12 – The Northwest Children’s Theatre hosts Tenali: The Royal Trickster. This tale follows a hilarious and exotic whodunnit.
DINNER IN THE FIELD
SAT – An upcoming season of Dinner in the field is upon us! This Friday, head to Barn Kestrel to enjoy a special 6-7 course dinner paired with featured Westward Whiskey. Mark your calendar to enjoy an evening in preserved barns around Oregon.
THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING – Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.
SAT – Shop from over 200 craft vendors and artists at the Crafty Wonderland Spring Art & Craft Market at the Oregon Convention Center.
SAT – The Great Inflatable Race brings out your inner-kid with blow-up obstacles at the Portland International Raceway.
SAT – Head to Portland Meadows to watch the live stream of the 145th Annual Kentucky Derby. Dress to impress with a flair of southern charm.
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
SAT – May the Fourth Be With You features local comedians acting in an improv show at Magenta Theater. Be prepared for some Star Wars related jokes and games while enjoying the Niche Wine Bar.
UTV COURSE RACING
SUN – The Grass Roots UTV Series features ultra-short course racing in Washougal.
SAT – The Ridgefield First Saturday, May Day Festival hosts games and family fun, a farmers market, and more!
SAT – Head to Esther Short Park for a Walk/Run for the animals. Stroll along the Columbia or run a timed 5k through Fort Vancouver. Say hello to Rojo the Llama and meet dozens of pet-friendly vendors.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- El Chicano
- The Intruder
- Long Shot
- Ask Dr. Ruth
- The Covent
- Meeting Gorbachev