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 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 17-19, 2015

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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

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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

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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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES


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: June 5-7, 2015

Dragon Boats tied up to dock on the Willamette at RiverPlace in Portland, Oregon.  These boats can be seen racing on the Willamette durning festivities celebrated along the waterfront.
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


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