Portland Metro Weekend Events: May 20-22, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 20-22, 2016

 

MT. TABOR ART WALK

SAT-SUN  Visit local artists in the Mt Tabor neighborhood. FREE.

INTIMATE ILLUSIONS MAGIC SHOW

SAT-SUN  Embassy Suites Downtown: Bringing in a fresh set of illusions, you are certain to see something you’ve never seen before. Cocktail attire requested, for ages 12 and over.

PIONEER FAMILY FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN  Enjoy carnival rides, a teddy bear parade, skating, paint ball range, rock wall, music, great food, and much more!

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

MON-WED  Opens with screenings of the top films entered in this year’s Pacific Northwest Regional competition.

RUM RUN

SAT  Big Al’s, Beaverton. This festive 5k/10k race will transport you to the islands with a tiki torch lined finish, Caribbean music, and of course the “Rum Garden” after party!

DANCE SHOW

SAT-SUN  Join us for an evening of new work. We’re excited to present our sixth annual X-POSED! show, exhibiting original choreography featuring raw productions and experimental works in process, pushing the envelope through unconventional movement with an inquisitive approach to the creative process.

VARIETY SHOW

Through June 18th  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to about iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN Through DEC  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.

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Through May 26th  Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT  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.

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

ERUPTION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

SAT  Loowit Brewing. Celebrate the 36th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens Eruption and the 20th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens Institute. A portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the Mount St. Helens Institute, so come out and help us make it a great night!

DOZER DAY 2016

SAT-SUN  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Put kids in the driver’s seat of real, heavy construction equipment, fire engines, an ambulance and much more while educating them about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities and public safety.

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

·         Angry Birds
·         Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
·         The Nice Guys
·         Almost Holy
·         Back in the Day
·         Hard Sell
·         MaMa
·         Maggie’s Plan
·         Manhattan Night
·         Weiner

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: May 13-15, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 13-15, 2016

 

ST. JOHNS STREET FAIR & PARADE

SAT  Kick off the summer street fair season at St. Johns Bizarre, with local music, 75 juried craft vendors, food, a beer garden, and kids’ activities. St. Johns Parade takes place at 12PM in North Portland.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

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

UFO FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN  The UFO Festival honors two locals who have eyewitnessed UFOs. The festival includes a costume parade, speakers, movie, live music, and kids’ fun at McMenamins Hotel in McMinnville.

DOGGIE DASH

SAT  Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Join thousands of animal lovers to celebrate the 29th Annual OHS Doggie Dash. We’ll walk/run with our dogs on car-free streets and enjoy a pet-friendly festival featuring live music, food/drink, contests and more.

HISTORIC HOME TOUR

SAT  The Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour features four historic homes within walking distance of one another, starting at Oswego Heritage House.

BEER MILE

SUN  A one-mile race on Mississippi Avenue. Runners start and finish at Ecliptic Brewing. All participants will receive one free beer before and after the race. Stick around for an epic after party, complete with music and more!

WHISKEY TOWN USA

FRI-SUN  Downtown Portland. Many of the world’s most popular distilleries, Portland’s favorite bartenders, and talented performers participate for your enjoyment and entertainment.

VARIETY SHOW

Through June 18th  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to about iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN Through DEC  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.

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Through May 26th  Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT  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.

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

SW WASHINGTON WIND SYMPHONY

SUN  Union High School. Selections include the American premiere of “War of the Worlds” by Adam Gorb, “Saturn Returns” by Michael Markowski, and “Moonscape Awakening” by Joni Greene.

USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR BEACH TOUR

SAT  Frenchman’s Bar Park. The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour offers tournaments to boys and girls ages 10 to 18.

SPRING TEA & FASHION SHOW

SAT  Fort Vancouver. While enjoying spring-themed tea, you will be entertained by live music and a historic fashion show!

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

·         Money Monster
·         The Darkness
·         A Bit of Bad Luck
·         High Rise
·         Kill Zone 2
·         Love & Friendship
·         Sunset Song
·         Divine Access
·         Last Days in the Desert

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For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner, May 5-8, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 5-8, 2016

 

Mother’s Day Events:

SAT  HIPPIE CHICK QUARTER & HALF MARATHON  Hillsboro Stadium
SAT-SUN  PLANT SHOW & SALE  Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
SUN  BRUNCH AT THE ZOO  Oregon Zoo
SUN  RUN MAMA RUN 10K, 5K & KIDS RUN  Mt Tabor Park 
SUN  5K WALK  NW Portland
SUN  PORTLAND SPIRIT CRUISE  Portland/Cascade Locks
SUN  CAMAS PLANT & GARDEN SALE  Gorgeous plants, trees, and flowers galore and locally made garden art will fill our downtown! Free kids zone, petting zoo, education spotlights, free planting area, live music & tasty food.

CINCO DE MAYO

THURS-SUN  Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon, live entertainment, authentic food, rides, family fun & much more.

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Through May 26th  Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT  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.

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

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

·         Captain America: Civil War
·         Being Charlie
·         A Bigger Splash
·         Bite
·         Dark Horse
·         Phantom of the Theatre
·         Rabin in His Own Words

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: April 29-May 1, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 29-MAY 1, 2016

 

CERAMIC SHOWCASE
FRI-SUN
  Veterans Memorial Coliseum: One-of-a-kind three-day event show­cas­ing more than 150 Pacific NW pot­ters and ceramic artists in Ore­gon and SW Wash­ing­ton. Take part in free demonstrations and find unique ceramic pieces includ­ing sculp­tures, wall art, and other items for your home, gar­den and office.

AVENUE OF ROSES PARADE
SAT  SE 82nd, Eastport Plaza: Come and enjoy the 10th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, Classic Car Cruise-In, Community Fair, Rides and the Celebrations that go with all of it!

GORGE WINE EXPERIENCE
FRI-SUN  20 dining, tasting, touring, and talking events in Hood River and beyond.

COMEDY IMPROV

FRI  Fast-paced ComedySportz acts out humorous situations based on audience suggestions. Discount tickets.

TULIP FESTIVAL 

Through SUN  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Through May 26th  Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.

VARIETY SHOW

Through FRI  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 April  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.

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

COUNTRY LIFE FAIR
SAT-SUN
Pomeroy Living History Farm. Activities for kids and adults, purchase plants and other wares, view demonstrations, feed and pet farm animals & much more!

SW WASHINGTON BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE

SAT  English Estate Winery. Old time bluegrass jamboree benefit for the local chapter of Guitars 4 Vets. Take part in an Old Fashion Pot Luck and bring a dish to share.

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

·         Mother’s Day
·         Rachet & Clank
·         A Beautiful Planet Imax
·         Term Life
·         Keanu
·         The Man Who Knew Infinity
·         Pali Road
·         The Family Fang

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: April 22-24, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 22-24, 2016

 

EARTH DAY EVENTS

FRI  Earth Day Festival, PSU Park Blocks. Craft marketplace for Earth-friendly goods, a clothing swap, music and entertainment for all ages.
SAT  Alberta Clean Up, NE 18th & Alberta. Operation clean sweep, neighborhood cleanup, picking up garbage and removing graffiti along Alberta from MLK to 33rd Avenue.
SAT  Oregon & Washington Clean Up, various locations. SOLVE Oregon is sponsoring clean ups in & around Portland Metro area, Oregon and SW Washington.

NORTHWEST PET FAIR
SAT-SUN  Portland Expo Center: Fun and education for both ends of the leash through its feature areas and activities. Join the fun with stage activities, a costume contest, ‘Yappy Hour’ wine tasting, and more!

ART SHOW
FRI-SUN  Oregon Convention Center: More than 150 Oregon artists. One-of-a-kind artwork, handmade from metal, beads, glass, wood & hand-woven fibers.

ROCK CLUB SHOW
FRI-SUN  W.P. Jackson Armory: Door & raffle prizes, Kid’s Corner with games & prizes, lapidary & wire wrapping demonstrations, auction & over 30 exhibits.

OREGON BALLET
Through SAT
Newmark Theatre: This full-evening work in two parts is exciting and haunting in equal measure.

TULIP FESTIVAL 

Through FRI  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Through May 26th  Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.

VARIETY SHOW

Through FRI  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 April  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.

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

HOME & IDEAS FAIR

FRI-SUN  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Features hundreds of ideas on how to make your home, yard and garden a more beautiful, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place.

KID’S MATINEE

SAT  Kiggins Theatre. Join us for vintage cartoons and live action classic short films all for the vintage price of 80 cents!

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

·         The Huntsman: Winter War
·         A Hologram for the King
·         The Meddler
·         Tale of Tales
·         Holidays
·         Compadres
·         Project Itoh
·         Elvis & Nixon

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Visit our booth at the Home & Garden Idea Fair!

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Home & Garden Idea Fair
Clark County Event Center
April 22-24, 2016

 

Visit the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate booth at the upcoming Home & Garden Idea Fair.

 

The fair features hundreds of ideas on how to make your home, yard and garden a more beautiful, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place. A fun filled show, with activities for the entire family. Admission is FREE and venue parking is $6.

 

Here are some things you can look forward to:

    • Nearly 300 commercial booth spaces available to exhibitors with products or services directly related to improving the structure of the home, yard or garden.
    • Outdoor exhibitor space along the midway with additional spaces in front of the Exhibition Hall to generate more interest and attendee traffic flow.
    • Landscape Showcase, the Innovative Home and the Guest Presentation Stage featured together.
    • The plant sale is hosted in the exhibit buildings directly across the midway from the Exhibition Hall.
    • A full array of interactive displays from local community programs and organizations committed to environmental stewardship.
    • Fun and educational hands-on activities for young ones and the young-at-heart.

 

The 25th annual Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair will be held on April 22, 23, and 24, 2016 at the Clark County Event Center, located at 17402 NE Delfel Road in Ridgefield, Washington, just nine miles north of the I-5 bridge at exit 9.

Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: April 1-3, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 1-3, 2016

 

TULIP FESTIVAL 

Through APR 22  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!

PORTLAND WOMAN’S EXPO

SAT  Oregon Convention Center. Exhibitor categories include shopping, beauty, spiritual healing, full body rejuvenation, health, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, home décor, and more. Enjoy an amazing makeover, styling, and mini-manicure, as well as Wine & Spirits at the Beauty Bar!

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO

SAT-SUN  Oregon Convention Center: See the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums.

SOUNDS OF BRAZIL

SAT  The Old Church: Come hear the intricate and sultry instrumental melodies of classic choro, the edgy syncopation of modern choro, emotive samba and bossa nova, and other genres.

PORTLAND GRAND TASTING

FRI  Castaway Portland. Sample award-winning wines from over 21 Gorge wineries, all pouring under the same roof for one night only. Socialize with winemakers, learn about our renowned wine region, and win an exclusive Gorge wine experience in the raffle.

CIRCUS & COMEDY FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  Alberta Rose Theatre. 5th Annual Umbrella Festival brings the entertainment of the circus, comedy, burlesque, drag, dance, music and more all in one.

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 April  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.

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

ALPACAPALOOZA

FRI-SUN  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Meet with Alpaca owners, breeders and enthusiast and watch competitions.

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

·         God’s Not Dead 2

·         Meet the Blacks

·         The Dark Horse

·         Natural Born Pranksters

·         Midnight Special

·         Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

·         Everybody Wants Some

·         Sold

·        Standing Tall

·         Miles Ahead

 

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Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: March 18-20, 2016

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

 

KELL’S ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL

THURS-SAT  Kell’s Irish Pub. Portland’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Event, Join the 25th anniversary with live music, traditional Irish dancing food and libations.

EASTER EVENTS

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY, SAT  Bridgeport Village

BUNNY FUN RUN, SAT  Holladay Park

CODE ORANGE EASTER DROP, SAT  Brentwood Park 

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, SAT  Lloyd Center

WORLD INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

THURS-SUN  More than 600 of the world’s greatest track and field athletes, representing 154 countries from around the globe, will participate in the four-day competition. Oregon Convention Center.

HOT ROD SHOW

FRI-SUN  Portland Expo Center: Meet custom designers at The Portland Roadster Show and view over 400 cars, trucks and motorcycles.

CHICAGO MUSICAL

FRI-MAR 27  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.

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

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.

BREWFEST

FRI-SAT  Ester Short Park. Over 80 beers, cider, mead, 8 NW distillers at the Whiskey Bar, food, March Madness basketball on big screen TVs. Free raffle tickets for a chance to win a TV!!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         The Divergent Series: Allegiant

·         Miracles From Heaven

·         The Bronze

·         The Brainwashing of My Dad

·         Kapoor and Sons

·         Krisha

·        Midnight Special

·         My Golden Days

·        The Program

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: March 11-13, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MARCH 11-13, 2016

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION 

SAT  Downtown Hillsboro: Parade starts out at Harefield and works its way through downtown Hillsboro. Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed will be in the Civic Center Plaza along with games for the kids.

SHAMROCK RUN & FITNESS FAIR

FRI-SUN  Oregon Convention Center. Visit the fitness fair Friday & Saturday and get ready for the Shamrock Run on Sunday morning, half marathon, 5k, 8k & 15k.

PORTLAND’S ST PATRICK’S DAY BAR CRAWL

FRI-THURS  Various Locations: BarCrawls.com is proud to present a full weekend of St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

IRISH SHOW

SAT  Alberta Abbey. Luck of the Irish features lively stories, rowdy songs, a dash of cheeky Irish humor, and fabulous raffle prizes. 21+.

SELLWOOD PARADE & FESTIVAL 

SAT  St. Agatha Catholic School. Parade, carnival games, food, live music, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, beer garden & 5K Fun Run!

CATS AND SHAMROCKS SHOW

SAT-SUN  Double Tree at Lloyd Center: Cats & Shamrocks Features Championship, Premiership, Kittens, Veterans & Household Pets.

ST PATRICK’S DAY AT MCMENAMINS

THURS MAR 17  Various Locations. Traditional Irish dinner, paired with Irish cocktails, live music and much more.

 ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL

THURS MAR 17  Ambridge Event Center. All-Ireland Cultural Society of Oregon’s 75th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Irish dinner, dancers, music and face painting for the kids.

KELL’S ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL

THURS MAR 17-SAT MAR 19  Kell’s Irish Pub. Portland’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Event, Join the 25th anniversary with live music, traditional Irish dancing food and libations.

RV SHOW

THURS-SUN  Portland Expo Center: Visit the Spring RV Show featuring the latest in recreation vehicles and accessories.

CHICAGO MUSICAL

FRI-MAR 27  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.

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.

ACROBATIC SHOW

SAT-SUN  Echo Theater: Acrobatic Conundrum constructs a new work about unconventional love and the complexity of human relationships.

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

MUSIC FROM THE BRITISH ISLES

SAT-SUN  Come and be transported to the British Isles with beautiful English, Irish, Scottish, and Celtic music. This concert will feature well-known favorites such as Greensleeves, Oh Danny Boy, and A Red Red Rose, as well as some contemporary favorites from the Beatles. First Presbyterian Church.

BARREL RACING COMPETITION

SAT-SUN  NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competition. Clark County Event Center.

2ND SATURDAY AT THE WATER CENTER: OCEANS AND ESTUARIES 

SAT  Kids and families are invited to learn about Oceans and Estuaries. Discover some interesting things ocean animals do to attract food and protect themselves. Enjoy fun, interactive activities!

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

• 10 Cloverfield Lane

• The Brothers Grimsby

• The Perfect Match

• The Young Messiah

• Backgammon

• Barney Thomson

• Boom Bust Boom

• Creative Control

• Eye in the Sky

• Lolo

• Hello, My Name is Doris

• Marguerite

• Remember

• Rise of the Legend

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: March 4-6, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MARCH 4-6, 2016

 

ART WALK

SAT-SUN  SE Area ARTWalk is a self-guided tour of artists’ studios, home work spaces, galleries, and businesses in SE Portland. Free.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

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

FRANK OLIVER’S “TWISTED CABARET”

FRI-SUN  Alberta Rose Theatre: A one-man show with a cast of a dozen characters, each more talented and demented than the last.

WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN  Hollywood Theatre: 9th Annual POWfest, 50 films celebrating the fantastic contributions women have made for over a century, with Guest of Honor Catherine Hardwicke.

ROMEO & JULIET

Through MAR 5  Keller Auditorium: Impossible-to-forget emotional journey intensified by what may be the most sublime music ever written for ballet. Oregon Ballet Theatre proudly returns James Canfield’s signature work.

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Through MAR 5 Portland Community College: 18 outstanding feature, documentary and short films from 11 African countries: Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

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

HAWAIIAN SLACK GUITAR FESTIVAL

SUN  Artists will be touring the PNW with their extraordinary talents in this unique classical guitar genre of Hawaii. Sway to the soothing sounds of LT Smooth, Stephen Inglis, Bobby Moderow, and more!

VDA’s FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN

SAT  Every first Friday of the month throughout the year, participating art galleries, merchants and restaurants open their doors to celebrate opening night of various art exhibits.

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

• London Has Fallen

• Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

• Zootopia

• Cemetery of Splendor

• Emelie

• Knight of Cups

• The Wave

• The Other Side of the Door

• Mekong Hotel

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