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.
FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Elephant Garlic Festival features garlic-flavored foods, arts and crafts, and live music in North Plains. Free.
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.
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.
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.
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
• 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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