Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Oct. 16-18, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCTOBER 16-18, 2015

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT OCT 17 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

ARCADE GAME EXPO

SAT-SUN OCT 17-18 Oregon Convention Center, Over 200 games available to play and gaming tournaments. http://www.retrogamingexpo.com/

KILLER PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

SAT OCT 17 PDX Green Dragon: Over 40 Pumpkin Beers plus cocktails and sodas. Pumpkin smashing bowling, decorated and carving. Costume contest & much more. Suggested donation of $5 to Camp Ukandu. https://www.facebook.com/events/1477115419250851/

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 17-18 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 17-18 (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/

FAMILY NATURE FEST

SAT OCT 17 Columbia Springs: Scavenger Hunt, nature hikes, zoo critters, comedian/magician & musician! $5 per child 2 & up. http://www.columbiasprings.org/events/annual-events/family-field-trip-day/

ZOMBIE BREWFEST

SAT OCT 17 Doomsday Brewing Company: Zombie themed brew festival.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1638072003124168/

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 17-18 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
Bridge of Spies
• Crimson Peak
• Goosebumps
• Woodlawn
• Truth
• All Things Must Pass
• Beasts of No Nation
• Cut Snake
• Dancin’ On It
• Death Valley
• The Diabolical
• Momentum
• Meadowland
• Room
• Tales of Halloween

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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: 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

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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 10-12, 2015

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

 

LAVENDER FARM TOUR

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Enjoy the beauty and aroma of lavender fields, and attend special events at farms and nurseries around the state during Oregon Lavender Farm Tour.

MISSISSIPPI STREET FAIR

SAT JULY 11 Mississippi Street Fair offers 200 local vendors and craft booths, six stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Ave. from Fremont to Skidmore.

BEAD FAIRE

FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 Shop from 70 exhibitors of bead-making supplies and millions of exotic beads from around the world at Bead Faire at the Oregon Convention Center. Discount tickets $3.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, 1400 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center.

VINTAGE CAR & RACE SHOW

THURS-SUN JULY 9-12 Watch racers zip around the track in restored classic cars including Trans Ams at Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway. Discount 3-day pass $16.

KID’S OBSTACLE RACE

SAT JULY 11 Kids 5 to 16 run through mud and over obstacles at Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms in Tualatin.

RUN THROUGH WINE COUNTRY

SUN JULY 12 Run the Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon on vineyard trails through the beautiful Dundee Hills, and then taste wines at the post-race party.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 (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.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 (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 10-12 (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 JULY 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 JULY 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.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 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.

TWILIGHT HALF MARATHON, 5K & 10K

SAT JULY 11 Nobody likes alarm clocks. That’s why the Twilight Half Marathon (July 11th, Vancouver Lake Park) starts at 6pm. Get a good night’s sleep, spend the day however you want, and run when it’s cool. The course is pancake flat, making for a fast, easy run…and maybe even a PR! http://www.twilighthalf.com/

SCIENCE IN THE PARK AT THE VANCOUVER WATER CENTER

SAT JULY 11 Everyone loves the annual Science in the Park series, so join us in celebrating it during Second Saturday at the Water Center! Kids and families will have fun with some of the most popular and favorite ‘Science in the Park’ hands-on activities.

ART & WINE FAIR

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Local Artists, Musicians & Wine at the English Estate Winery.

SATURDAY IN THE PARK PRIDE

SAT JULY 11 Saturday in the Park Pride is a free Gay Pride Event. This event is free and open to all!

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT JULY 10-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 11 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.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Minions
• The Gallows
• Self/Less
• Boulevard
• Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
• Do I Sound Gay?
• The Suicide Theory
• Tangerine

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: June 26-28, 2015

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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 5-7, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 5-7, 2015

 

ROSE FESTIVAL DRAGON BOAT RACES

SAT-SUN JUNE 6-7 Watch 80 teams compete in a series of races on the Willamette River at Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Hawthorne Bridge.

ROSE FESTIVAL GRAND FLORAL PARADE

SAT JUNE 6 Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade has floral floats, marching bands, and optional indoor seating where it begins in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. To join, register for the pre-parade Grand Floral Walk.

CITYFAIR

FRI-SUN JUNE 5-7 CityFair features carnival rides, exhibits, a food fair, beer, and Rozone music concerts (for an extra fee) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets.

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS

FRI-SUN JUNE 5-7 See a giant design made from 20,000 flowers during Festival of Flowers in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

MILK CARTON BOAT RACE

SUN JUNE 7 Watch human-powered watercraft made from milk jugs & cartons compete at the Portland Rose Festival Milk Carton Boat Race in Westmoreland Park. Free.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JUNE 5-7 (ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

MAME: A CLASSIC BROADWAY MUSICAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 5-7 (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 5-7 (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 6-7 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 6-7 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 6-7 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.

CELESTIAL VOICES

SAT-SUN JUNE 6-7 Enjoy the ethereal melodies of the “Hymn to St Cecelia” by Benjamin Britten, Tichelli’s “Earth Song,” and the Fauré Requiem along with some brand new melodies like “Good Night Dear Heart” and “Wanting Memories.” Vancouver USA Singers 

SUMMER DIESEL TRAIN RUN

SAT-SUN JUNE 6-7 All trains leave from the Chelatchie Prairie Train Station on N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt, just south of Yacolt Rd. The excursion trains run to the Heisson area, through the tunnel, across the East Fork of the Lewis River with a stop at Moulton Station to visit the beautiful Yacolt Falls.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Spy
• Entourage
• Insidious: Chapter 3
• Every Last Child
• How to Save Us
• Hungry Hearts
• Police Story: Lockdown
• Testament of Youth


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 Weekend Events Planner: May 1-3, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 1-3, 2015

 

CERAMICS SHOWCASE

FRI-SUN MAY 1-3 Ceramic Showcase, billed as the largest U.S. show and sale of pottery, features over 200 Oregon and Washington artists. Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum

QUILT SHOW

FRI-SAT MAY 1-2 Admire hundreds of quilts, see demonstrations, and shop at a festival of quilts. Portland Expo Center

CITY WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT

SUN MAY 3 Teams run around the city as they solve clues to win prizes at Portland Challenge, which begins and ends at a restaurant. Discount tickets

DOWNTON ABBEY COMEDY

SAT-SUN MAY 2-3 A British actor plays 30 funny personas in America’s Got Downton, a parody of the popular TV series. Dolores Winningstad Theatre

THE LITTLE MERMAID

SAT-SUN MAY 2-3 (through May 25) The Little Mermaid, who longs for life above the sea, soars into the air with a touch of circus performance, a dash of vaudeville, and a dance collective. Northwest Children’s Theater

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN MAY 1-3 (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 1-3 (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 2-3 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 2-3 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.

LILAC DAYS

FRI-SUN MAY 1-3 Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Avengers: Age of Ultron
• The 100 Year Old Man who Climbed
• Far from Men
• Far from the Madding Crowd
• Gerontophilia
• Hyena
• Iris
• Ride
• Welcome to Me


Portland Metro Events Weekend Planner: April 24-26, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 24-26, 2015

 

ROCKS & MINERALS SHOW

FRI-SUN APRIL 24-26 Mt Hood Rock Show Club features demonstrations, kids’ activities, and vendors selling rocks, minerals, fossils, and jewelry. Kliever Memorial Armory

EXTREME MOTORCROSS RACE

FRI-SUN APRIL 24-26 Begins Friday evening at with a rally and driver meet & greet. Dufur & Hood River also host spectator events for this race on gravel logging roads. Portland International Raceway

IMPACT: MODERN DANCE

THURS-SAT APRIL 23-25 Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Impact, a program of four powerfully moving ballets. Newmark Theatre

THE LITTLE MERMAID

SAT-SUN APRIL 25-26 (through May 25) The Little Mermaid, who longs for life above the sea, soars into the air with a touch of circus performance, a dash of vaudeville, and a dance collective. Northwest Children’s Theater

ARTHUR MILLER PLAY: THE PRICE

FRI-SUN APRIL 24-26 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

FRI-SUN APRIL 24-26 (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 APRIL 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

FRI-SUN APRIL 24-26 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

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

FRI-SUN APRIL 24-26 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.

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

FRI-SAT APRIL 24-25 Join Mountain Gear for two evenings of adventure as we bring the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver. Each evening will have a different selection from this year’s films. Kiggins Theater

LILAC DAYS

FRI-SUN APRIL 24-26 Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Age of Adaline
• Little Boy
• Adult Beginners
• After the Ball
• Brotherly Love
• Emptying the Skies
• Kung Fu Killer
• Misery Loves Comedy
• Road to Juarez
• The Water Diviner


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