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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Portland Metro Weekend Events: July 3-5, 2015

Statue of Liberty on the background of flag usa, sunrise and fireworksPORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 3-5, 2015

BEST 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

SAT JULY 4TH

WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN JULY 2-5 Waterfront Blues Festival features 50 performers on four stages, plus fireworks on July 4th, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River.

ST. PAUL RODEO

WED-SAT JULY 1-4 Watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls ride bucking broncos, rope and wrestle steers, and even ride bulls at the St. Paul Rodeo. Also enjoy a barbecue, carnival, art show, and nightly fireworks. Schedule

BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 Portland Craft Beer Festival features beer from 50 Portland breweries, plus cider, wine, and cheese with food carts nearby at Fields Neighborhood Park.

4TH OF JULY RUN

SAT JULY 4 The early morning Foot Traffic Flat on beautiful, flat Sauvie Island is a marathon, half marathon, 8K, 5K.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

J.A.W.Z. THE MUSICAL IN 3D

THURS-FRI JULY 2-3 Based on the famous shark movie, J.A.W.Z. The Musical in 3D is a comedy with campy costumes, hilarious storytelling, projected film, and sing-along songs at Alberta Rose Theatre. Discount tickets $13.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (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 4-5 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 4-5 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 4-5 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.

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT FORT VANCOUVER

SAT JULY 4 Independence Day at Fort Vancouver has something fun for everyone! Spend the day kicking back on the lush lawns of the Fort Vancouver National Site, party down with friends in the Adult Beverage Pavilion or grab the kids and enjoy traditional family fun games and entertainment all day!

VANCOUVER RODEO

THURS-SUN JULY 2-5 The Vancouver Rodeo is a must see annual event for anyone that likes some real live rodeo action. There is lots of rodeo color and action with bronco riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and some humor thrown in to make it a great time for all.

CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY REENACTMENT

SAT JULY 4 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.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Magic Mike XXL
• Terminator Genisys
• Amy
• Cartel Lane
• Jackie and Ryan
• Jimmy’s Hall
• Mala Mala

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: June 26-28, 2015

Young woman in yellow sweater and sunglasses eating ice cream on the blue water background
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 26-28, 2015

HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 The Festival of Balloons has balloon launches at 5:45 a.m., glowing balloons Fri. & Sat. at dusk, a craft show, carnival, vendors, food, soccer tournament, beer garden, car show Sun. at Cook Park in Tigard.

INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 Enjoy 150 world-class beers, including the rare and exotic, as you stroll around the park listening to music at the Portland International Beerfest at Holladay Park at Lloyd Center. Free parking.

NAKED BIKE RIDE

SAT JUNE 27 Thousands participate in World Naked Bike Ride to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity, gathering in Col. Summers City Park at 8 p.m. for a 9 p.m. ride.

MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 Good in the Hood Festival has live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids’ activities, a beer and wine garden, and a Sat. parade at Lillis Albina Park. Free.

LAKE OSWEGO ARTS FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 Lake Oswego Arts Festival features art exhibits, food booths, live music, and fine art crafts. Participate in hands-on arts activities, educational displays and the popular Martini Mingle.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

GREEN ARTS FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT JUNE 26-27 See works by 130 artists who use at least 75% recycled material, and enjoy music, juggling, and family activities at the Recycled Arts Festival at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Free.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 (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

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 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

FRI-SUN JUNE 26-28 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.

KIDS DIG AT FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

SAT JUNE 27 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. http://www.nps.gov/fova/index.htm

DISC GOLF: BAD MONKEY OPEN

SAT-SUN JUNE 27-28 PDGA sanctioned ‘B’ Tier tournament at Leverich Park in Vancouver, Washington. The event will run with two flights of Amateur ONLY players. Registration is open now on 4DiscGolf.com

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Max
• Ted 2
• 7 Minutes
• Batkid Begins
• Big Game
• Escobar: Paradise Lost
• Felt
• A Little Chaos
• The Little Death
• The Pardon
• Runoff

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: June 19-21, 2015

Happy Fathers Day blocks with tools on a rustic wood background
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 19-21, 2015

 

FATHER’S DAY CRUISE

SUN JUNE 21 Board a Portland Spirit river cruise for brunch, dinner, or no meal in Portland or Cascade Locks in the gorge.

FATHER’S DAY RESTAURANT OPENINGS

SUN JUNE 21 OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

PORTLAND BEER & CHEESE FEST

SUN JUNE 21 Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Commons Brewery on Father’s Day.

RUGGED MANIAC 5K OBSTACLE RACE

SAT JUNE 20 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 20 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Portland International Raceway.

INDIAN POWWOW

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 City of Roses Delta Park Powwow & Encampment features competition dancing, drumming, a silent auction, a fun run/walk, art and craft vendors, food booths, and games at Delta Park East. Free.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

SUN JUNE 21 Walk, bike or roller-skate on 9.5 miles of streets when most cars are banned for North Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities & music. Free.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 The Strawberry Festival at Lee Farms features food (pies, shortcake, milkshakes) and kids’ activities that require a wristband (pony rides, bounce house, hay maze, pedal carts). Discount wristbands for 2: $16.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 (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 JUNE 20-21 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JUNE 20-21 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 JUNE 20-21 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 MARATHON & BREWFEST

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 Vancouver USA Marathon has a health and fitness expo Friday & Saturday; a 5K and kids’ run Saturday; a marathon & half marathon Sunday, and a Summer Brewfest all three days in Esther Short Park. Discount tickets to Brewfest $18.

VANCOUVER URBAN OBSTACLE RACE

SAT JUNE 20 Summer Solstice – Urban Obstacle Race is an urban adventure race of 3 to 6 miles with clues, a costume contest, and a ticket to brewfest in Vancouver.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Inside Out
• Dope
• The Ark of Mr. Chow
• Dark Awakening
• Eden
• Gabriel
• Infinitely Polar Bear
• Manglehorn
• The Overnight
• The Tribe

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: June 12-14, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 12-14, 2015

 

SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL

SAT JUNE 13 Celebrate summer solstice with games, traditional dancing, Scandinavian crafts, food, a beer garden, and a Maypole raising at Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park.

BUDDHIST FESTIVAL

SAT JUNE 13 A bell rings 108 times to open the Portland Buddhist Festival, which has workshops, speakers, singing, dance, and kids’ area at Colonel Summers Park.

FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 12-14 Try 40 fantastically fruity beers and ciders from 25 breweries outdoors at Portland Fruit Beer Festival at E Burnside St. & NE 7th Ave. Friday by reservation only.

PORTLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL & PARADE

SAT-SUN JUNE 13-14 Portland Pride Festival and Parade are both the same weekend. The parade begins 11 a.m. Sunday at NW Park Ave. & W Burnside Street (map). The festival is both days at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

BOURBAN & BACON FEST

SAT JUNE 13 Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon and Bacon Fest at OMSI for age 21+.

SPORTS CAR RACES

SAT-SUN JUNE 13-14 Portland Rose Festival Rose Cup Race features modern and vintage sports-car racing on a two-mile road course. The weekend highlight is the annual Rose Cup, at Portland International Raceway.

MAME: A CLASSIC BROADWAY MUSICAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 12-14 (ends June 14) Mame is the story of a free-spirited bohemian who becomes guardian of her nephew, and together they create a life of adventure, hardship, and laughter, at Lakewood Center for the Arts. Discount tickets $19.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JUNE 12-14 (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 JUNE 13-14 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JUNE 13-14 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 JUNE 13-14 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.

RUN LIKE A GIRL 5K, 10K, & KID’S RUN

SAT JUNE 13 Join us for the 4th annual Run Like a Girl for Second Step Housing. Run or walk on Saturday, June 13, 2015 to aid in the fight against homelessness in Clark County. http://www.secondstephousing.org/rlag2015/

FLAG DAY CELEBRATION

SUN JUNE 14 The Trust began producing Flag Day as one of its Celebrate Freedom programs in 2001, emphasizing the importance of citizenship throughout our community. The celebration is held at 3:30 p.m., so that the program may coincide with the Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance, in which people all over the country pause and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in unison. http://fortvan.org/flag-day.html

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The 11th Hour
• Hamari Adhuri Kahani
• Live from New York
• Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
• Set Fire to the Stars
• Soaked in Bleach
• Vendetta
• The Wolfpack


Portland Metro Weekend Events: May 29-31, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 29-31, 2015

 

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS

FRI-SUN MAY 29-31 (through June 9) See a giant design made from 20,000 flowers during Festival of Flowers in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

PORTLAND CITYFAIR & FIREWORKS

FRI-SUN MAY 29-31 CityFair has carnival rides, exhibits, a food fair, beer, fireworks May 22, and CountryFest concert May 31 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park

STARLIGHT PARADE

SAT MAY 30  Join 325,000 spectators at the Starlight Parade, or wear a costume and run past them in the Starlight Run 5K that begins at Lincoln High School track.

BEER RUN

SUN MAY 31 A ticket to Beer Mile includes a beer before you run, a beer after, an official race t-shirt, and an after-party with live music at Ecliptic Brewing.

PAINT THE STREET

SUN MAY 31 Paint the intersection at Yamhill Street & SE 9th Avenue, or just enjoy the street musicians, artists, kids’ activities, and BBQ at Crafts & Drafts Street Fair

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN MAY 29-31 (ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN MAY 29-31 (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 MAY 30-31 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN MAY 30-31 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 MAY 30-31 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 COCKPIT DAY

SAT MAY 30 View historic aircraft, Climb into the cockpit of specialty airplanes and get a pilot’s perspective from the controls. Try your hand at the flight simulator lab, Vintage British cars & motorcycles on display. Pearson Field Education Center

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
San Andreas
• Aloha
• Club Life
• Gemma Bovery
• Heaven Knows What
• I Believe in Unicorns
• Results
• WarX2


Portland Metro Events Weekend Planner: April 10-12, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 10-12, 2015

 

BRIDGE TO BREWS RUN

SAT APRIL 12 Run or walk the 8K/10K over the Fremont bridge and to a post-race party at Waterfront Park with beer tasting and live music. Waterfront Park

AUTO PARTS SWAP MEETS

THURS-SAT APRIL 9-11 1500 vendors of automotive gear around two miles of racetrack. Portland International Speedway

FRI-SUN APRIL 10-12 Largest on the West Coast, with 3500 vendors inside and outside. Portland Expo Center

ORCHID SHOW

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 Largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, see thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale. Ambridge Event Center

TOUR HISTORIC HOMES

SAT APRIL 11 Get renovation ideas by visiting 7 restored, historic homes on the self-guided Old House Revival Tour. Portland Metro Area

ARTHUR MILLER PLAY: THE PRICE

THURS-SUN APRIL 9-12 (ends April 26) The Price is about two estranged brothers who unearth long-buried resentments in the attic of their deceased father at Morrison Stage. Artists Repertory Theatre

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 (ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 (ends April 14) Documents the Holocaust through the perspective of Anne Frank. Oregon Jewish Museum

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 (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 APRIL 11-12 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 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.

BLACKLIGHT RUN

SAT APRIL 11 Unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on UV Neon Glowing fun with friends and family. Clark County Event Center

KLINLINE POND KID’S FISHING DERBY

FRI-SAT APRIL 10-11 The park will be full of fun with sponsor booths set up for kids to get their faces painted, do arts and crafts, learn about the environment, test their archery skills, and visit with therapy llamas. Klinline Pond & Salmon Creek Park

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Longest Ride
• Ex Machina
• Clouds of Sils Maria
• Desert Dancer
• Freetown
• Lost River
• Kill Me Three Times
• Rebels of the Neon God
• The Sisterhood of Night


Portland Metro Events Weekend Planner: April 3-5, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 3-5, 2015

 

EASTER IN THE PEARL DISTRICT

SAT APRIL 4 Families follow a map to collect free treats in shops, do art projects, win prizes, and hear music in Jamison Square. Pearl District

RABBIT ROMP AT THE ZOO

SAT APRIL 4 Candy-egg hunts by age group every 15 minutes, bunnies to pet, bunny crafts, and games. Oregon Zoo

EGG HUNT AT THE DAIRY

SAT APRIL 4 Children from 3 to 5 and from 6 to 8 hunt for candy and prizes. Alpenrose Dairy

EASTER CRUISE

SAT APRIL 4 Portland Spirit offers brunch and dinner river cruises boarding from Salmon Street Springs Fountain. Portland Spirit Cruise Ship

NW LARGEST GARAGE SALE & VINTAGE SALE

SAT APRIL 4 Formerly “Portland’s Largest Garage Sale,” this event sports a new name, but still more than 600 indoor sellers. Portland Expo Center

BEER & WINE FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN APRIL 4-5 80 Northwest beers, wines and spirits, gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and chef seminars. Oregon Convention Center

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

SAT-SUN APRIL 4-5 (ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY

SAT-SUN APRIL 4-5 (ends April 14) Documents the Holocaust through the perspective of Anne Frank. Oregon Jewish Museum

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

SAT-SUN APRIL 4-5 (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

MASTERWORKS PORTLAND: EL GRECO

SAT-SUN APRIL 4-5 The Masterworks Portland series commemorates the fourth centenary of the death of El Greco (1541-1614). Portland Art Museum

FORT VANCOUVER DRESSAGE

SAT-SUN APRIL 4-5 Dressage shows provide testing opportunities that measure the progress of horse and rider in the discipline of dressage. Clark County Event Center, Jack Giesy Arena

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN APRIL 4-5 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.

COLUMBIA DANCE PRESENTS

FRI-SAT APRIL 3-4 This classical ballet story, set to Tchaikovsky’s lush score, has inspired Artistic Director Jan Hurst to fill the stage with selected excerpts from Act I and Act II. Royal Durst Theatre

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Furious 7
• 5 to 7
• Cheatin’
• Effie Gray
• Lambert & Stamp
• SBK the Movie
• Woman in Gold


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