Portland Metro Weekend Planner: August 24-26, 2018

 

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
AUGUST 24-26, 2018

FARM FOOD FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Enjoy this three-day food and wine festival with local vendors and one-of-a-kind culinary creations. Proceeds benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society.

ITALIAN FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT Festa Italiana Portland with live music, dancing and traditional food at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

FAIRY FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – World’s largest Faerie Festival, wear a costume and enjoy entertainment, music, a food court, crafts and literature with more than 150 vendors.

OREGON STATE FAIR
FRI-SUN Bring the family and enjoy classic fair food, browse farm animals on display and hop on carnival rides.

DAHLIA FESTIVAL
SAT – Over 400 floral arrangements of Dahlias inside and 30 acres of dahlias. Learn how to grow and arrange these beautiful flowers with demonstrations and workshops.

STREET OF DREAMS
SAT-SUN – Don’t miss the final weekend of the Street of Dreams! This year features six homes in the largest master planned community in Oregon in South Hillsboro on the golf course.

HAWTHORNE STREET FAIR
SUN – Join the Shop Local district, where your purchases matter. View over 100+ businesses involved in making the community a better place.

ARTIST EXHIBIT: MICHAEL ABRAMSON
SAT – Artist’s compilation of black and white gelatin silver prints by photographer Michael Abramson, capturing the spirit and styles of nightclubs on Chicago’s South side during the 1970’s.

BLUEGRASS PICKER’S FEST
FRI-SUN – Dance to music in the mountains and stay all weekend by camping in Rhododendron.  

JADE INTERNATIONAL NIGHT MARKET
SAT – Celebrate the 4th annual market where multicultural Portland communities come together in the Jade district. Support small businesses and watch cultural performances!

THE SHAPE OF SPEED
THROUGH SEPT 16 – The Portland Art Museum’s latest exhibit features a ride back in time looking at the evolution of automobiles and two-wheelers from 1930. This summer will host 19 rare US and European vehicles and motorcycles. 

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE TOUR
THROUGH NOV 1 – View waterfalls and the fruit loop at Mt. Hood with this full day tour that drives along the route and makes several fascinating stops along the way.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and go on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and through the famous food carts.

BEAVERTON NIGHT MARKET
ALL MONTH – Join the family friendly event with ethnic food and crafts as well as performers celebrating from around the world.

TOUR & TRIVIA
THROUGH SEPT 15 – Save the city of Portland from a supervirus by exploring downtown and discovering local sites. Each site is an outbreak and it’s up to you to save it!

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Shop, eat, drink and dance at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. This year’s music theme featuring “The Power of Women.”

ENDLESS SUMMER CRUISE-IN
SAT – Browse the 34th annual car show with proceeds benefiting the Northwest Battle Buddies.

SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS
THROUGH OCT 27 – Service members, their families, and many others, walked its grounds, leaving behind many memories. Memories of loneliness, fear and tragedy, all part of the darker aspects of military life. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in these stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past residents.

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
THROUGH OCT 28 – Home to over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.

WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • A.X.L.
  • The HappyTime Murders
  • Beautifully Broken
  • Blue Iguana  
  • An L.A. Minute
  • Papillion
  • Searching
  • Support The Girls

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Portland Metro Events Planner: Nov. 18-20, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016

 

WILD ARTS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN Wild Arts Festival features 70 artists and 30 authors who are inspired by nature, plus a silent auction to benefit the Audubon Society at Montgomery Park.

ORYCON SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
FRI-SUN – Meet sci-fi and fantasy authors and artists, and attend panels, workshops, dances, games, and vendor exhibits at OryCon at Portland Marriott Waterfront.

POLAR EXPRESS
Through December 23 – The Polar Express story comes to life when the train departs Hood River for a one hour round-trip to the North Pole.

CRANKSGIVING
SAT – Grab your bike for this treasure-hunt food drive—teams visit a list of stores and buy a list of items. Items are donated to Outside In, which serves homeless youth.

WINE FESTIVAL
FRI – A ticket to Beaujolais Nouveau includes tastes of the latest vintage from Oregon, Washington, and France, plus a gourmet buffet at the Heathman Hotel.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
THURS-SUN – A hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives.

80’S DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC or DJ Skippy.

TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
Fridays through November 26 – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – 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 in Old Town.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH  Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

IGOR STRAVINSKY’S “SOLDIER TALE”
SUN – The Vancouver Symphony Chamber Music Series presents the semi-staged production of Igor Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale.”

VANCOUVER FARMER’S HARVEST MARKET 
SAT – This late season version of our market will focus on all the local bounty for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
·         Bleed for This
·         Manchester by the Sea
·         Life on the Line
·         Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
·         Blood on the Mountain

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Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: March 25-27, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MARCH 25-27, 2016

 

EASTER EVENTS

ZOO EGG HUNT  SAT, Portland Zoo. Rabbit Romp features candy egg hunts every 10-15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

BUNNY HOP THROUGH THE PEARL  SAT, Bring the whole family and collect treats, do art projects, and search for the special Easter Egg that is creatively hidden in participating merchants windows or shops.

EASTER CRUISE  SUN, Portland Spirit. Hop on board the Portland Spirit for a two-hour Easter Brunch cruise featuring an elaborate brunch buffet, ever-changing views and excellent service.

EASTER BRUNCH  SUN,  Various Locations. View a list of restaurants in the area serving Easter Brunch.

PORTLAND METRO PARENT’S EASTER GUIDE  http://www.metro-parent.com/easter-fun/

CHURCH EASTER EVENTS & EGG HUNTS  http://www.thefishportland.com/content/station-events/easter-events-2016

CHICAGO MUSICAL 

Through SUN  Brunish Theatre: This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz.

SPRING BEER & WINE FEST

FRI-SAT  Oregon Convention Center. Visit vendors from local breweries, wineries & distilleries while enjoying cheese, chocolate and other culinary delights.

VARIETY SHOW

Through APR 22  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT in March  Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

50 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA

ALL MONTH  Portland Art Museum: Indian cinema boasts the most prolific output of any national film industry on the planet—its films, stars, and songs are beloved at home and by millions around the world.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

HAUNTED PUB TOUR

ALL MONTH  This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

ALL MONTH  Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH  Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

LORD OF THE RINGS EXTENDED TRILOGY

FRI-SUN  Kiggins Theatre. The ultimate Lord of the Rings weekend celebrating the anniversary of the fall of Sauron with the extended versions of all three films and much more!

FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN (through OCT 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         Batman vs Superman: Dawn

·         My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

·         April and the Extraordinary World

·         Born to be Blue

·         I Saw the Light

·         Rocky Handsome

·        They’re Watching

·         Valley of Love

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