Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Nov. 27-29, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 27-29, 2015

MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADE

FRI NOV 27  Featuring inflatable floats, local marching bands and nearly 500 costumed characters. Leaves NW Davis to Broadway, turns east on SW Alder, turns north on SW 4th, turns west on NW Flanders to finish in the park blocks. http://social.macys.com/believe/#home/events/details/13884

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29  Portland Expo Center: Americas Largest Christmas Bazaar. Shop handcrafted and commercial holiday items, visit Santa’s Village and much more!

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

FRI & SAT NOV 27-28

Pioneer Courthouse Square: https://thesquarepdx.org/event/tree-lighting-ceremony-presented-smartpark

Lake Oswego: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/holiday-tree-lighting

Nov 28th

Pearl District: http://pdxpipeline.com/monthly-event-list/portland-pearl-district-2015-christmas-holiday-tree-lighting/

Gresham: https://greshamoregon.gov/spiritofchristmas/

LIGHT DISPLAYS

Nov 26-Dec 27  Portland International Raceway

Nov 27-Jan 3  Zoo Lights

Nov 27-Dec 20  Lights at the Grotto

RUN/WALKS

Nov 25  Turkey Trot: http://htcraceseries.com/event/turkey-trot-5k-runwalk/

Nov 26  Turkey Trot at the Zoo: http://orrc.net/events/event-list/turkey-trot-4-mile-run-and-walk-with-kids-tot-trot/

Tofurky Trot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tofurky-trot-2015-in-pdx-tickets-15023191771

Give n’ Gobble: http://www.givengobble.com/

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT NOV 28 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 28-29 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

FRI NOV 27 Vancouver: http://rotaryfestivaloftrees.org/festival-schedule

FESTIVAL OF TREES

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29 Enjoy the family scavenger hunt in the trees & new model train exhibit. http://rotaryfestivaloftrees.org/

CLARK COUNTY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WINE TOUR

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29 Taste the Wines of Clark County! Check individual locations for Schedules and Events going on throughout the weekend. Bethany Vineyards, Three Brothers and Gouger Cellars will be teaming up with Nellie’s Double Decker Bus to bring you to their wineries.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Good Dinosaur
• Creed
• Victor Frankenstein
• The Danish Girl
• Janis: Little Girl Blue
• Killing Them Safely

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Nov. 20-22, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 20-22, 2015

 

BEAUJOLAIS WINE FESTIVAL

FRI NOV 20 At the 14th annual Beaujolais Nouveau Festival, enjoy wine samples from France as well as Oregon and Washington. Gourmet buffet and live entertainment. Heathman Hotel.

WILD ARTS FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN NOV 21-22 Wild Arts Festival benefiting the Audubon Society of Portland. Celebrate nature in art & books, features 70 artists & 30 authors who are inspired by nature. Montgomery Park.

SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION

FRI-SUN NOV 20-22 Visit vendor exhibits, meet sci-fi & fanstacy authors & artists, games, workshops, panels and much more. Portland Marriott Waterfront.

QUILT AND CRAFT SHOW

THURS-SAT NOV 19-21 Free seminars & workshops. Find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art & craft supply exhibits. Portland Expo Center.

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT NOV 21 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 21-22 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 20-22 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CLARK COUNTY HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR

FRI-SUN NOV 20-22 Find vendors with unique gifts and gadgets, arts & crafts, gourmet foods and much more. http://www.clarkcoeventcenter.com/p/getinvolved

“THE WINDING STREAM” DOCUMENTARY

SAT NOV 21 Learn the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and Cashes. Part history, part performance, part family saga, the film illuminates the Carter’s musical and cultural contributions https://www.tickettomato.com/event/3356

LEND ME A TENOR

FRI-SAT NOV 20-21 Set in 1934 at the Grand Opera. Enjoy the hilarious mishaps as the general manager is primed to welcome the world famous Tito Morelli the greatest tenor of his generation. Heritage High School Auditorium.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
• The Night Before
• Secret in Their Eyes
• #Horror
• Carol
• Criminal Activities
• Legend
• Kingdom of Shadows
• The Summer of Sangaile

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner, Nov. 13-15, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 13-15, 2015

 

PORTLAND VEG FEST

SAT-SUN NOV 14-15 Portland VegFest is a 2-day event celebrating plant-based living, with free food samples, health and nutrition speakers, chef demonstrations, Fashion & Beauty Stage presentations, Fitness Stage workouts, restaurants, films, and activities for kids and teens.

VETERANS DAY 5K

SUN NOV 15 5K and 1-mile run start at Mount Tabor Park at 8:11 AM. Discount tickets $18

RV SHOW

THURS-SUN NOV 12-15 View the newest RV’s on the market! Portland Expo Center. http://www.portlandmetrorv.com/

LIVING DEAD HORROR CONVENTION

FRI-SUN NOV 13-15 More than just a film convention, meet actors, writers, musicians and artists. Oregon Convention Center. http://www.livingdeadcon.com/

NORTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL

THURS-TUES NOV 12-17 Pacific Northwest filmmakers continue to create engaging and progressive work that provides a guarantee of ongoing innovation year after year. http://festivals.nwfilm.org/nwfest42/schedule/

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT NOV 14 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 14-15 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 13-15 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY NOVEMBER CONCERT

SAT NOV 14 A whole of lot of Beethoven with The renowned Friedhoff Family playing the Triple Concerto in the first half and the incredible Symphony No. 7 in the second half. http://www.vancouversymphony.org/

NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH EVENT

SAT NOV 14 Join us for the annual observance of Native American Heritage Month. Kids will have fun with hands-on crafts and activities. Families are invited to celebrate and learn more about native cultures. Water Resource Education Center. http://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/water-resources-education-center

LEND ME A TENOR

FRI NOV 13-21 Set in 1934 at the Grand Opera. Enjoy the hilarious mishaps as the general manager is primed to welcome the world famous Tito Morelli the greatest tenor of his generation. Heritage High School Auditorium.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The 33
• Love the Coopers
• My All American
• By the Sea
• Condemned
• Heist
• Hot Sugar’s Cold World
• Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words
• Kilo Two Bravo
• James White
• Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
• Steve McQueen the Man & Leman

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Nov. 6-8, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 6-8, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 300 exhibitors selling jewelry, toys, Christmas décor, art & much more. Oregon Convention Center. http://www.hfgf.com/portland.html

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO

SAT-SUN NOV 7-8 Body Mind Spirit brings refreshed energy to the holistic movement in 2015. Join us for the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health, and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums. www.bmse.net

WORDSTOCK LITERARY FESTIVAL

SAT NOV 7 Book fair, author discussions, workshops, readings and activities for all ages! Portland Art Museum. http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/

SKI & SNOWBOARD SALE

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 Get ready for Ski Season! Show for new or used ski and snowboard equipment. Portland Expo Center. http://portlandskifever.com/

LAS VEGAS SHOW

FRI NOV 6 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 7-8 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

NORTHWEST’S LARGEST GARAGE & VINTAGE SALE

SAT NOV 7 Come buy or sell! Jewelry, furniture, tools, electronics, books, clothing, sporting good & much more! Clark County Event Center. http://portlandgsale.com/

VETERAN’S PARADE AT FORT VANCOUVER

SAT NOV 7 One of the largest Department of Veteran Affairs-sanctioned Veterans Parades on the West Coast. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. http://www.fortvan.org/veterans-parade.html

VETERAN’S DAY RACE, 11K, 5K & LITTLE HERO 1K

SAT NOV 7 The 5K or 11K route will lead out the annual Veteran’s Day Parade at the Fort Vancouver and head over the land bridge for an out and back course on the Columbia River trail. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Peanuts Movie
• Spectre
• Brooklyn
• Entertainment
• Miss You Already
• Spotlight
• Trumbo
• Theeb

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1, 2015

 

HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN PARTY

SAT OCT 31 Grab your wand, some butter beer, and enjoy HP themed activities, food, games, costume contest, quidditch, a photo booth, a dance, and more. Beaverton Stake Center.

MOTORCYCLE SHOW

SAT-SUN OCT 31-NOV 1 Oregon Convention Center. World’s Largest Motorcycle Show Tour, custom bike show, free gear check, demo rides, speakers & so much more!

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

FRI OCT 30 Newmark Theatre; Author, historian & Pulitzer prize winner David McCullough speaks about his new book The Wright Brothers. Share the information he learned from private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and family letters.

LAS VEGAS SHOW

FRI OCT 30 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 31-NOV 1 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN OCT 30-NOV 1 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, PORTLAND METRO

Haunted Pub Crawl: http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

Halloween Trail: http://www.fantasytrail.com/hallowtrail.htm

Farms on the West Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpnw.php#listings

Farms on the East Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpporteast.php#listings

Haunted Yard: http://davisgraveyard.com/

Haunted House, Fright Town: http://www.frighttown.com/

Haunted House, 13th Door: http://13thdoor.com/

Haunted Ghost Town: http://ghosttownhaunt.com/

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, VANCOUVER METRO

Haunted House, 4 Horsemen: http://fourhorsemenpdx.com/

Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch: http://bizifarms.com/pumpkin-patch/

CCHM Haunted Walking Tours: http://www.cchmuseum.org/haunted-2015/

HALLOWEEN HANGAR

SAT OCT 31 Pearson Field Education Center; Free games, candy & surprises. http://www.fortvan.org/eventdetail/572/halloween-hangar.html

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 31-NOV 1 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors, weekends through Nov. 1st! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Burnt
• Our Brand is Crisis
• Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
• The Armor of Light
• Carter High
• Freaks of Nature
• The Wonders

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: August 21-23, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 21-23, 2015

MUSICFEST NW

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 MusicfestNW is a large music festival with 22 performances and food vendors at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

SPIRITS FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT AUG 21-22 Unwind is a Friday evening cocktail event at Ankeny Plaza. Its ticket also gets you into Spiritsfest on Saturday at Waterfront Park. Both have food vendors.

FIREWORKS

SAT AUG 22 Bring a chair to MAX Orange Line Fireworks Spectacular (with live music, food & beverage vendors) to celebrate the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge that opens Sept. 12. Waterfront viewing area is at 3030 SW Moody Ave.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

SUN AUG 23 Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 7 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities and music. Free.

CAR & BOAT SHOW

SUN AUG 23 The Collector Car & Classic Boat Show is spread over three locations in Lake Oswego. Free.

IDIOSYNCRATIC FILMS

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (through Sept. 5) See 7 movies by director Paul Thomas Anderson and 14 more that influenced him at The Art of Reinvention at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

AUG-SEPT 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN AUG 20-23 Since 1998, the festival has attracted visitors from 19 states and Canada. The festival features internationally acclaimed jazz artists, 200 wines, 50 fine artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California; to local restaurants and commercial exhibitors. http://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/

CLARK COLLEGE THEATER PRESENTS “SUBURBIA”

FRI-SAT AUG 21-22 SubUrbia is a play by Eric Bogosian chronicling the nighttime activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in their hometown and their reunion with a former high school classmate who has become a successful musician. http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 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. Old Town

SUMMER TALL SHIP TOUR

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain will be sailing into Washougal!  Walk-on tours are hosted by crew members in period costume. On-the-water sailing experiences are available.  http://historicalseaport.org/

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRFIELD

SAT AUG 22 This free educational experience is open to the public and features our Flight Simulator Lab, vertical wind tunnel, glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and various ongoing educational programs that will propel students of all ages into the wonderful world of flight. http://fortvan.org/pfec-opensaturdays.html

ROCKY HORROW PICTURE SHOW AT KIGGINS THEATRE

SAT AUG 22 Vancouver now has its very own monthly showing of your favorite cult movie classic! The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie, and audience participation is encouraged! Also, feel free to dress up! All ages are welcome, however, it is a rated “R” film and parental discretion is advised.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 21 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 21 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
American Ultra
• Hitman: Agent 47
• Sinister 2
• After Words
• Digging for Fire
• Grandma
• Learning to Drive
• She’s Funny that Way
• Some Kind of Beautiful

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: August 7-9, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 7-9, 2015

CLARK COUNTY FAIR

FRI AUG 7- SUN AUG 16 Don’t miss Clark County Fair’s featured exhibits, including Toytopia, Faircon, Family Activities, and the Carnival Midway! Visit the Comcast Kids Park and Westfield Vancouver Mall Kids Stage for kids’ contests, local entertainment acts and pony rides.

BITE OF OREGON

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Taste the best of Oregon food, beer, and wine at the Bite of Oregon, which includes entertainment and a cooking competition at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Morrison Bridge. Friday is least crowded.

WARPED TOUR CONCERT

FRI AUG 7 Hear 90 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day at Warped Tour outdoors at Portland Expo Center.

BIKE OR WALK THE BRIDGES

SUN AUG 9 Bridge Pedal is a 6-mile walk or 3 to 37 mile ride with stunning views from Portland bridges. Register early due to new limits, and bring a helmet. The People’s Preview of Tilikum Crossing is free in the afternoon.

ALBERTA STREET FAIR

SAT AUG 8 Alberta Street Fair focuses on local products, artists, crafts, and foods. It has a beer garden, three stages of entertainment, and children’s activities.

GARLIC FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Elephant Garlic Festival features garlic-flavored foods, arts and crafts, and live music in North Plains. Free.

FOSSIL FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Learn about fossils at Northwest Fossil Fest, which features lectures, displays, kids’ activities, and free entry to Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals.

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Portland area churches offer singing and music, vendors, food, and family activities at International Praise Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

IDIOSYNCRATIC FILMS

AUGUST – SEPT 5 See 7 movies by director Paul Thomas Anderson and 14 more that influenced him at The Art of Reinvention at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

VANCOUVER BREWFEST

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Featuring more than 90 beers, ciders, mead, spirits and wine at the beautiful Esther Short park, downtown Vancouver, WA. This event includes Gluten Free and Organic beers, art/craft vendors and merchants, outstanding food from the best restaurants in Vancouver and Live Music. The Vancouver Brewfest is a 21 and over event. Identification will be checked at the gate.

COLUMBIA GORGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THURS AUG 6-SUN AUG 16 Visit the event website for more information about a film festival celebrating independent films from around the world. http://www.angaelica.com/

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 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. Old Town

COSMO 7K RUN/WALK

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 Ladies get ready for a fun filled day with running, your girlfriends and a Cosmo! This race will start at the beautiful Fort Vancouver National Site. This is a 21+ only event. The course if a perfect 7K run/walk (4.35 miles). After your beautiful summer run stay and enjoy a tasty Cosmo at the after party. http://energyevents.com/cosmo7k

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT AUG 8-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 7 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Fantastic 4
• Cop Car
• Dark Places
• Harbinger Down
• Assassination
• The Algerian
• The Falling
• The Gift
• The Runner
• The Diary of a Teenage Girl
• Catch Me Daddy
• Dragon Ball Z
• Shaun the Sheep Movie
• Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: July 31-Aug. 2, 2015

 
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 31-AUGUST 2, 2015

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR

THURS JULY 30-SUN AUG 2 Washington County Fair offers carnival rides, farm animals, a kid village, food booths, motorsport shows, and stage entertainment in Hillsboro. Free entry.

BEER BBQ & BOWSER

SAT AUG 1 Family friendly Bones and Brew includes barbecue, music, contests, dog-supply vendors, and 30 microbrews outside Rogue Distillery & Public House.

BLUES, JAZZ & FUNK

SAT AUG 1 Soulful Giving Blanket Concert features live music, gourmet food, Oregon wine & beer, and vendors on 15 acres of meadows & forest near the Sandy River for age 21+. Discount tickets $13.

HELLO KITTY SHOW

FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Hello Kitty Supercute Friendship Festival features live stage performances, dancing, interactive exhibits, and photo opportunities in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Discount tickets $15.

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Tualatin Crawfish Festival has a cook-off, eating contests, running events, dog show, kids’ zone, weekend beer and wine, and live entertainment.

INDIE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Pickathon offers a large lineup of diverse music (indie/roots, garage rock, folk, alternative country, bluegrass) on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley. It also promotes ecology and recycling. No pets.

OBONFEST JAPANESE FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 1 Obonfest commemorates ancestors with Obon dance, lanterns, children’s booths, Japanese food, beer, and sake at Oregon Buddhist Temple. Free entry.

GEM & MINERAL FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 Rice Northwest Museum Summer Festival includes cutting open geodes, scavenger hunts, games, gold panning, jewelry & fossil vendors, exhibits, a visit from the Flintstone vehicle, food & wine in Hillsboro.

FREMONT FEST

SAT AUG 1 Fremont Fest includes a 10 a.m. parade of bikes & pets & marching band, beer garden, entertainment, kids’ zone, and vendors on NE Fremont Street.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

JULY-SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY BASH

FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 Harry Potter Birthday Bash invites fans and new readers of all ages to celebrate with a magical weekend event featuring all eight Harry Potter films plus these special activities: a Hunt for Deathly Hallows, a Magical Photo Booth, Professor Trelawney’s Popcorn Predictions, Dobby’s Dance Party and appearances by many of the beloved witches and wizards from Hogwarts! http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/harry-potter-birthday-bash/

LIVING HISTORY

SAT AUG 1 Help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War by joining costumed reenactors on the grounds of historic Vancouver Barracks portraying members of the Civil War-era 1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry. Living History activities may include black powder demonstrations, mounted and dismounted cavalry drills, encampments, and and scouting formations from the Civil War era in the Pacific Northwest.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI JULY 31-SUN AUG 2 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 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. Old Town

PDBA DRAGON BOAT REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 The PDBA Championships are held every two years in preparation for the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Championships. This regatta will select regional representative teams to represent the United States at 2016 World Championship in Adelaide, Australia.

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

COLUMBIA RIVER CONCOURS

SUN AUG 2 Over 150 classic cars and motorcycles restored to showroom polish will be on display on the grounds of Officers Row. More than a car show, the concours showcases vehicles whose historical accuracy is equally as important as their exceptional condition. http://columbiariverconcours.com/

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT JULY 31-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI JULY 31 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Mission Impossible
• Vacation
• The Best of Enemies
• The End of the Tour
• Jenny’s Wedding
• A Lego Brickumentary
• List to me Marion
• Northmen: A Viking Saga
• The Young and Prodigious T.S.

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: July 24-26, 2015

Young boy jumping into lake
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 24-26, 2015

 

FLOAT DOWN THE RIVER

SUN JULY 26 Jump in the Willamette River with lifejacket and inner tube for The Big Float downstream to a beach party with a live music barge, food carts, and a beer garden.

LENTS STREET FAIR

SUN JULY 26 Founder’s Day Parade is 11:15 a.m. Lents Street Fair at noon has live music, food, beer, a kids’ area, a chicken beauty pageant, and the Belmont Goats.

INDIE CRAFT FAIR

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 Renegade Craft Fair Mini Market offers indie crafts, artisan food, and music outside Rejuvenation. Free.

BOOK FAIR

SAT JULY 25 One hundred authors display their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival, which also has publishers at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

SAT JULY 25 Rip City 3-on-3 is for all ages at the Rose Quarter.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

SUN JULY 26 Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 8 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks have activities & music. Free

JAZZ FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Free.

SHAKESPEARE ROMANCE

FRI-SUN JULY 24-26 (through Aug. 8) Cymbeline is the story of a brave princess: full of comedy, drama, action, and romance, live at Milagro Theatre. Synopsis. Discount tickets $11.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JULY 24-26 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

JULY – SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

3 DAYS OF ALOHA & HO’IKE HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL

THURS-SAT JULY 23-25 More than 10,000 visitors have swayed to the rhythm of hula dancers and Polynesian and the heartbeat of their cultures. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will round out this three-day long festival which culminates in the Ho’Ike and Hawaiian Festival at Esther Short Park. http://hawaiianfestivalpnw.com/

CAMAS DAYS

FRI-SAT JULY 24-25 Arts & craft vendors, a gated wine & microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, two parades (kids parade on Friday & main parade on Saturday), the ducky derby, the camas days kids activities street, a softball tournament and the famous bathtub races in front of City Hall. http://www.cwchamber.com/cwdata/CamasDays/tabid/68/Default.aspx

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JULY 24-26 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 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. Old Town

TIDEWATER COVE BOAT SHOW

THURS-SUN JULY 23-26 Tidewater Cove Marina is inviting boat enthusiasts to its first annual Boat Show this weekend. All are welcome to this free event where you can view a range of boats and cruisers. http://www.tidewatercovemarina.com/

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER ART SHOW & SALE

THURS-SUN JULY 24-26 Meet the artists and enjoy wine for sale from Koi Pond Cellars, appetizers provided by Latte Da, and music by Larry K. McCullough of In2N, View art both indoors and on the covered patio and watch the artists create works of art, including oil and acrylic paintings, handcrafted jewelry, and photographs. http://www.fvrlf.org/

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT JULY 25-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI JULY 24 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Paper Towns
• Southpaw
• Pixels
• 10 Cent Pistol
• Big Significant Things
• Phoenix
• Samba
• Unexpected
• The Vatican Types

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: July 17-19, 2015

Hands hold a huge harvest of wild blackberries.
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 17-19, 2015

 

BERRY FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 Oregon Berry Festival features berry vendors, berry products, music, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ crafts at Ecotrust parking lot. Dinner gala $110 Sat.

SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Fifteen teams begin carving giant sculptures from tons of sand at 10 a.m. Friday for Sand in the City at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

ROBIN HOOD FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 The Robin Hood Festival has medieval re-enactments, a knighting ceremony, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, archery, castle building, 100 craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a kids’ area, and a Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Parade Sat. at 10 a.m. Free.

OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 This year’s show features the Blue Angels (for only the second time in the show’s history) and other performers. Friday night begins with a family fun night (check the website for time and schedule). Gates open 9 a.m. Sat-Sun, July 18-19. http://www.oregonairshow.com/

TRIBUTE BAND CONCERT

FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 Hear 13 tribute bands play songs by Tom Petty, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Heart, Led Zeppelin, etc. at Harefest for age 21+ in Canby. Camping available.

DOG SHOW

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Stumptown Cluster – Portland Kennel Club Dog Show has specialty breeds on Friday and all breeds on Saturday and Sunday at Portland Expo Center. Free.

JAZZ FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Free.

SHAKESPEARE ROMANCE

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 (through Aug. 8) Cymbeline is the story of a brave princess: full of comedy, drama, action, and romance, live at Milagro Theatre. Synopsis. Discount tickets $11.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

JULY – SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

JAPANESE FESTIVAL

SAT JULY 18 Enjoy live Japanese music, dance, traditional games for children, and authentic food at Natsu Matsuri outside the Uwajimaya store in Beaverton. Free.

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES

FRI-SAT JULY 17-18 Hear Scottish pipes and drums, see athletic games, taste whisky, and join Scottish Highland dancing at Portland Highland Games at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. No smoking or pets.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 18-19 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. Old Town

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIATHALON & FITNESS FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 This weekend Triathlon & Fitness Festival along the Columbia River offers something for everyone! Visit the Event Website for additional information!

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 18-19 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN JULY 18-19 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

HARVEST HAY HALF: HALF MARATHON, 8K, 4K FAMILY RUN

SUN JULY 19 This run takes place during the annual Harvest Days celebration in Battle Ground, Washington and includes a Half Marathon, 8K, and Family Run. The looped courses provide a scenic backdrop through the countryside and down the heart of Main Street, starting and finishing in Battle Ground Village. http://harvesthayhalf.getboldevents.com/hdhome.htm

CRUISIN’ THE GUT

SAT JULY 18 Check out local participating businesses for specials while watching classic cars cruise up and down main street. Every year, this event gets bigger and better and this year will be no exception! http://cruisinthegut.com/

FIRE IN THE PARK

SAT JULY 18 Organized by Vancouver Firefighters local union 452, this is a day of fun with a firefighter challenge, pipe and drum band, kids events and a variety of safety and awareness programs. Fire in the Park

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

SAT JULY 18 Help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War by joining costumed reenactors on the grounds of historic Vancouver Barracks portraying members of the Civil War-era 1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry. Living History activities may include black powder demonstrations, mounted and dismounted cavalry drills, encampments, and scouting formations from the Civil War era in the Pacific Northwest.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT JULY 18-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

KID DIGS AT FORT VANCOUVER

SAT JULY 18 Kid Digs is a popular hands-on program introducing young people, ages 8 to 12 years old, to the fascinating world of archaeology at one of the Northwest’s most famous archaeological sites.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI JULY 17 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Ant-Man
• Trainwreck
• Bonobos: Back to the Wild
• Catch Me Daddy
• Court
• Gloria
• Irrational Man
• The Look of Silence
• Joe Dirt 2
• Mr. Holmes
• The Stanford Prison Experiment

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