Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: June 29-July 1

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JUNE 29- JULY 1, 2018

 

ESTACADA UNCORKED: SMALL TOWN WINE TASTING

SAT – Featuring local farm to table food, wine, hard cider, mead Soju apple wine, microbrews and hand-crafted products. A children’s area will be available and child entry is free.

CIDER FESTIVAL

FRI & SAT – Celebrate all things Cider with over 150 ciders featured at the 8th annual Portland’s Cider fest. Sip both local and international variety while enjoying food and live music in the Pearl.

SHERWOOD WINE FESTIVAL & ARTISANS FAIR

FRI & SAT – Sip, sniff and savor local wines from 18 featured wineries and breweries. Food carts and live music will be in attendance. Saturday adds a free area for all ages with art vendors and another music stage. The Sherwood Wine Foundation’s mission is to benefit education and entrepreneurship in our community by celebrating, supporting and bringing exposure to Willamette Valley wineries and vintners.

NATIVE FESTIVAL: PACIFIC ‘OHANA FOUNDATION

FRI-SUN – Kalama Heritage Festival blends the celebrations in cultures of Hawaiian and Native Americans with music, food dancing and other vendors. Tickets available for Saturday Luau dinner and show.

SWEDISH FILMS AT THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

FRI-JULY 22 – View 17 films by famous Swedish director for the exhibit Ingmar Bergman: A Centenary Celebration.

WASHINGTON COUNTY K-9 TRIALS

SAT – Bring your family and watch the local police dogs in action. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Hare Field in Hillsboro.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Oregon’s largest multicultural event, has ethnic foods, crafts, demonstrations, performances, parades, children’s activities, as well as a beer & wine garden. Dragon boat races are held in Salem. Donations are gladly accepted.

OREGON MUSIC FESTIVAL

THROUGH JULY 14 – The most significant classical music event to hit the Oregon concert stage in the last decade.

FIELD & VINE’S FARM DINNER

THROUGH DECEMBER 1 – Enjoy the stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms.

OREGON ZOO SUMMER CONCERTS

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12 – Enjoy world class performers while enjoying a great day at the zoo.

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

THROUGH JULY 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170-year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

FLASH BACK DANCE CRUISE

EVERY SATURDAY – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

DUELING PIANO SHOW

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, we boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SATURDAY – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

COMEDYSPORTZ

FRI-SAT – A fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family, great for business entertainment and great for groups of all types.

HUNTED 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.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURSDAY SUNDAY – 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.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH -Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city.  Start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a journey 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 – five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

GEEKS WHO DRINK’S PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FUNDRAISER: STRING ART

THURS – Join the American Cancer Society as they raise funds using string art projects.

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.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Uncle Drew
  • The Cake Maker
  • Sanju
  • Leave No Trace

Click here for movie times and theaters.

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: June 22-24, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JUNE 22-24, 2018

 

FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS

FRI-SUN Pre-dawn launch of approximately 20 hot air balloons, carnival rides and games, festival of cars, vendors, great food and much more!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

THURS – Family-friendly International Day of Yoga has classes, demonstrations, vendor booths, and live music at Pioneer Courthouse Square. A “pause for peace” is held from 12:15 to 12:20 p.m. Free.

MILK CARTON BOAT RACE

SAT Children and adults race and show off their handmade, human powered boats that float only by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Creatively constructed watercraft will compete in nine categories, with one earning a place in history upon the coveted Best in Show milk can trophy. 

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL BEERFEST

FRI-SUN – 200+ world class beers from everywhere! Showcasing hard to find beers and ciders from all over the world, sample everything from classic styles to exotic new world hybrids.

GOOD IN THE HOOD

FRI & SUN Enjoy a parade, live entertainment, multicultural food, kids activities, beer and wine gardens and much more!  

RUN FOR BEER 5K

SAT All participants receive one local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, and a special invitation to enjoy the day’s scheduled festivities.

WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE

SAT Promoting cycling not only as a viable mode of transportation, but a form which should be celebrated! 

COMEDY SPORTZ

FRI-June 30 – A fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family, great for business entertainment and great for groups of all types.

LAVENDAR FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN Enjoy a day surrounded by everything lavender. Vendors, live music, beer and wine tasting and much more!   

OREGON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through July 14 – The most significant classical music event to hit the Oregon concert stage in the last decade. 

FIELD & VINE’S FARM DINNER 

Through December 1 – Enjoy the stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms.

OREGON ZOO SUMMER CONCERTS

Through September 12 -Enjoy world-class performers while enjoying a great day at the zoo.  

INGMAR BERGMAN: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION 

Through July 22 – See 17 dramatic films by Sweden’s most famous director, including new digital restorations.  

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

RECYCLED ARTS FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. More than 120 vendors display their artwork made from at least 75% recycled and repurposed materials. Always entertaining, the Festival is packed with art, music, food and activities designed to make learning about reducing waste and recycling fun.

FORT VANCOUVER ROSE SOCIETY’S 65TH ANNUAL ROSE SHOW 

SAT – The largest rose show in the state of Washington and the second largest in the country. Exhibits of the most beautiful roses grown in the Northwest – hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras – will be on display along with arrangements of large roses and miniatures.

GATHER AND FEAST FARM SUMMER KICKOFF DINNER 

SAT – Among the most authentic farm-to-table experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Cocktail hour, multi-course dinner, live music, and unlimited beer, wine and cocktails!

SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS 

Through October 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 FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
· The Catcher was a Spy
· Boundaries
· The Con is On
· Distorted
· Damsel
· The King
· Incident in a Ghostland

Click here for movie times and theaters.

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: June 8-10, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JUNE 8-10, 2018

 

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS

Through June 12 – One of Portland’s most renowned festivals in Portland’s Living Room. Comprised of nearly 20,000 flowers, ornamental grass and Douglas fir seedlings, will bring elements of the Columbia River Gorge into the city and encourage visitors to become immersed in the landscape.  

GRAND FLORAL PARADE

SAT – A 4-mile route emphasizing visual and auditory entertainment on a grand scale, this parade features 15 full-size all-floral floats,12 all-floral mini-floats,16 marching bands,18 equestrian units and many other special entries.  

DRAGON BOAT RACE

SAT-SUN Featuring exciting four-team heats held every nine minutes. More than 80 different teams – local, national and international – compete in boats graciously provided through the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association. 

CITY FAIR

FRI-SUN Fun for the whole family with carnival rides, live music, scavenger hunts, kid activities and so much more! 

SPRING ROSE SHOW

THURS-FRI The largest and longest-running rose show in the nation. The exquisite beauty and fragrances of this yearly show emanate from more than 4,000 blooms. 

PORTLAND BEER WEEK

Through June 17 – An 11-day celebration of beer in the world’s greatest beer city. Check out the schedule to see the list of events and locations.  

PORTLAND FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN An all-ages friendly event with a wide representation of more than fifty fruit beers and ciders, plus non alcoholic drinks and incredible food vendors, killer DJ’s and other activities. 

SCANDINAVIAN MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

SAT A fun, family friendly, and important day with centuries-old traditions. Two stages of entertainment with live music and dancing, crafts, vendors, beer garden and much more.  

TAPAS & TEQUILA

THURS-FRI – Nosh your way through some of the best tequila and small plates the Pacific Northwest has to offer. You’ll get sips of tequila from distilleries and delicious appetizers both spicy and sweet!

OREGON RENAISSANCE FAIRE

SAT-SUN & June 16-17 An imaginative and interactive adventure modeled after elements from the Renaissance era. Patrons can experience village folk celebrating a visit from their Queen and her royal court with the sights, sounds, smells, era-appropriate music, demonstrations, a variety of entertainers, and the arts, crafts, wares, and lifestyles of the Renaissance era in Scotland. 

CRUISIN SHERWOOD

SAT – Something for everyone! 500+ classic and custom cars, live music, dancing, kids zone and much more.

INGMAR BERGMAN: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION 

Through July 22 – See 17 dramatic films by Sweden’s most famous director, including new digital restorations.  

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CRAFT BEER & WINE FEST

FRI-SUN Come relax in a fun atmosphere while sipping on your new favorite beverage! Signature craft cocktails, wine, beer, whiskey, and live music too.

NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY

SAT Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities to help get you and your family outdoors at the Water Resource Education Center.

SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS 

Through October 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 FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Oceans 8
· Hotel Artemis
· Hereditary
· Zoo
· 2036 Origin Unknown
· Won’t You Be My Neighbor
· The Valley
· 211
· Bernard and Huey

Click here for movie times and theaters.

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: June 1-3, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JUNE 1-3, 2018

 

STARLIGHT PARADE

SAT Offering funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together in one whimsical pageant.   

STARLIGHT RUN

SAT – Portland’s most popular Fun Run! 3.1 mile run along the parade route. The costume theme this year is Play Happy.   

CITY FAIR

FRI-SUN – Fun for the whole family with carnival rides, live music, scavenger hunts, kid activities and so much more! 

PORTLAND BUDDHIST FESTIVAL

SAT Buddhist talks, workshops, teachings and activities for adults and children, vendors and so much more.  

PORTLAND MODERN HOME TOUR

SAT Your once-a-year chance to get up close and personal with the architects, designers and amazing homes that define “modern” in Portland.  

CHEERS TO BELGIAN BEERS 

FRI-SAT Featuring a single yeast strain, with which brewers will brew a unique Belgian Style beer. Over 70 samples available from Oregon breweries.  

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS

Through June 12 – One of Portland’s most renowned festivals in Portland’s Living Room. Comprised of nearly 20,000 flowers, ornamental grass and Douglas fir seedlings, will bring elements of the Columbia River Gorge into the city and encourage visitors to become immersed in the landscape.  

SUMMER SANGRIA PARTY

SAT Kick off summer at Hip Chicks do Wine and sample wine and sangria.

YOUTH RODEO

SAT-SUN Cowboys and cowgirls, some as young as two or three years old, compete in nearly a dozen events divided into three divisions where they can test their skills with others at the same age level at barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, break away roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull (calf) riding, tie-down roping, and team roping.

CANBY WINE, FOOD & BREW

FRI-SUN Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of wonderful Oregon wineries, artisans & specialty foods at the 27th Annual Canby Wine, Food & Brew!

INGMAR BERGMAN: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION 

Through July 22 – See 17 dramatic films by Sweden’s most famous director, including new digital restorations.  

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

AMERICAN CROWN CIRCUS: CIRCO OSORIO 

THURS through June 5 – An astonishing array of artists in its newest, most exciting circus show. Bursting with mystery, magic, music and more. Amazing audiences with elaborate Illusions, death-defying Daredevil, and unbelievable feats of acrobatic and aerial artistry.

FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS

FRI – Themed, after hours drop off event at Kids Club Fitness. Trampoline and active time in the gymnastics room, crafts, and recreational games like dodgeball, parachute fun, wallyball, airball, twister time in The Jungle and more!

VANCOUVER NIGHT MARKET

FRI Uniting creativity and great art with food and inspiration. Stop by to shop local, network, and meet local business owners. An adventurous retail evening awaits!

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Adrift
· Upgrade
· American Animals
· Breath
· All Summers End
· The Last Witness
· Social Animals
· All Summers End
· Action Point

Click here for movie times and theaters.

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 25-27, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MAY 25-27, 2018

 

MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY

SAT-MON – One of the region’s longest-running events where more than 150 wineries and tasting rooms will kick off the summer wine tasting season and celebrate our statewide Oregon Wine Month.

CITY FAIR

FRI-MON Week one of City Fair starts out with a bang with a fireworks display Friday night. Fun for the whole family with carnival rides, live music, scavenger hunts, kid activities and so much more!

MULTNOMAH COUNTY FAIR AT OAKS PARK 

SAT-MON – Adults and children are sure to have an enjoyable weekend experiencing the many offerings of the County Fair, including great food, entertainment, activities, and attractions!

VAMPIRE’S MASQUERADE BALL

SAT – A night focusing on elegance, finery, and dark decadence in one of Portland’s oldest and largest ballrooms highlighting the best in Gothic/Industrial music, live performances and regional vendors!

NW ANIMATION FEST

WED-SUN – Collecting excellent short animated films from around the world for screening at this multi day event. Almost 200 hilarious, dramatic, strand and inspiring films.

COMEDY SPORTZ

SAT-SUN – A fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family. Featuring two teams of professional players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls.

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

 

MEMORIAL DAY SPRING WINE RELEASE WEEKEND 

SAT-MON Visit participating wineries over Memorial Day Weekend to taste new releases and longtime favorites. Enjoy patio spaces and unique indoor tasting rooms around Clark County.

BARK RANGER WALKING TOUR

SAT  Ranger-led tour of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is designed for visitors and their dogs. They will discuss the history of dogs at Fort Vancouver and Vancouver Barracks, as well as the overall history of the site, and highlight how to explore the park safely with pet dogs.

HAIR

Through SAT – Set in a small university town in the American Midwest. Focusing on the nature of stoicism, art, psychopathy, intimacy, explorations of love, and people’s willingness to do things for love.

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Solo: A Star Wars Story
· Adrift
· Andy Irons: Kissed by God
· Kasal
· American Animals
· In Darkness
· Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
· Future World
· Best Friends Vol. 2

Click here for movie times and theaters.

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 18-20, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MAY 18-20, 2018

MT. TABOR ART WALK

SAT-SUN – A great opportunity to see quality visual art and meet artists in their studios and homes. Diverse media are represented including photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints, metal arts, photography, glass, jewelry, book arts, and mosaics.

QUESTIVAL

FRI-SAT – A 24-hour adventure race where teams of 2-6 friends explore the unknown in their city and the wild spaces around it, do things they never thought possible, and share in the fun of a community.

LIVING HISTORY DAY AT CAMP WITHYCOMBE 

SAT – First chance to preview Museum exhibits in two historical buildings, inspect military vehicles from World War I through today’s equipment, see authentic military uniforms, arms, and equipment and connect with military history experts and collectors.

PORTLAND TRAIN DAY

SAT – Oregon Rail Heritage Center is hosting its 3rd annual Portland Train Day. This year’s theme will highlight the 80th birthday of our own SP&S 700 engine! What better way to experience Portland Train Day than with us – Oregon’s only working rail museum.

RED DRESS PARTY

SAT – The largest, most unusual and anticipated fundraising events in Portland, the 18th annual Red Dress Party! All attendees are required to be wearing RED DRESS attire at all times. All proceeds from will go to Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls & Bridging Voices.

DEPRESSED CAKE SHOP

SUN – A one-day pop-up bakery to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of special cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other treats donated by local bakers. The baked goods are gray on the outside and sometimes colored on the inside to symbolize hope – all to encourage conversation about mental health issues.

BLOODY MARY’S & MIMOSAS (OMSI AFTER DARK)

FRI – One of a kind tasting event that will feature some of the best brunch spots Portland knows and loves. Plus the best Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas, part of OMSI After Dark.

SE PORTLAND SUNDAY PARKWAYS

SUN – Providing 7 miles of free family fun. Come spend a warm summer day walking, strolling, and rolling around Southeast Portland. This route will take you on a tour of Laurelhurst, Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks to grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and join some activities.

UFO FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN – UFO seekers will enjoy multiple days of fun and mind-expanding opportunities. Live music, parade, pet costume contest, 5K alien dash, costume ball, trivia night & so much more!

THE SENSATIONAL SIXTIES

Through May 20  Featuring songs from Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1960s… there’s a little something for everyone.

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

HAZEL DELL PARADE OF BANDS

SAT – Watch the Parade of Bands march through Hazel Dell. With 24 bands and over 120 entries, it is the largest parade in southwest Washington.

DOZER DAY

SAT-SUN – Putting kids in the driver’s seat of real heavy construction equipment, fire engines, an ambulance and much more while educating about building sustainable communities, industry opportunities and public safety.

HAIR

Through May 26 – Set in a small university town in the American Midwest. Focusing on the nature of stoicism, art, psychopathy, intimacy, explorations of love, and people’s willingness to do things for love.

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Show Dogs
· Book Club
· First Reformed
· Carter & June
· On Chesil Beach
· Harjeeta
· The Cleaners
· The Hollow Child

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: May 11-13, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MAY 11-13, 2018

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH CRUISE

SUN – Give your Mom a much-needed reprieve from the chore of cooking at home to instead spend quality time with her family and friends aboard the Portland Spirit or Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT THE ZOO

SUN – Treat mom to a special brunch at the Oregon Zoo this year, and celebrate with a sweet and savory spread of brunch favorites. 

RUN MAMA RUN!

SAT A fun Mother’s Day weekend run/walk through Mt Tabor Park. 10k, 5k or kid’s run. Post race activities include grilled cheese bits from Franz Bakery, Oblique Coffee, beer & vendor garden, baby boot camp & more.

REIGNING ROSES WALK

SUN Featuring a wonderful reception with mimosas, pastries and entertainment. Together, with Rose Haven guests, participants will stroll a 5k course through the streets of NW Portland, enjoying stops along the way at local NW shops. Participants are encouraged to walk with, or in honor of, a special woman in their life on Mother’s Day.

ST. JOHNS BIZARRE & PARADE 

SAT The entire six block area of the business district in the St. Johns is closed to traffic, and filled with over 90 juried craft vendors, several stages for music, great food, and tons of games and activities. It’s an amazing community event with something for everyone.

DOGGIE DASH

SAT 1.5 or 2.5 mile walk/run with a pet festival, vendors and contests. Celebrating you, the animals you love and everything that makes Puptown a haven for pet lovers. Funds raised by Dashers are used to fight animal cruelty, heal injured pets, and find homes for pets.

RUN FOR BEER

SAT All participants receive one local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware, as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, live music and more.

SABROSO CRAFT BEER, TACO & MUSIC FESTIVAL

SAT A day filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!

GEEK CRAFT EXPO

SAT – If you’re looking for “that” special thing to complement your geeky lifestyle, there is simply no better place to shop! Everything for sale at GeekCraft Expo is incredibly unique, limited in quantity.  

QUILT SHOW

FRI-SAT Over 300 quilts on display, vendors, silent auction, quilts for sale, build-a-block, quilts of valor, treasure hunt for kids & more.

THE SENSATIONAL SIXTIES

Through May 20  Featuring songs from Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1960s… there’s a little something for everyone.

EVITA

Through SUN  Tony award winning musical masterpiece Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. 

RIGOLETTO

Through SUN  Powerhouse American baritone Stephen Powell returns to Portland Opera as Rigoletto—the court jester who amuses a philandering and immoral Duke.

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

MOTHER’S DAY DINNER & WINE TRAIN

SAT Join Moulton falls Winery and the historic Chelatchie Prairie Railroad for an evening of fun and adventure. Start out with appetizers and tastings then load up on the Chelatchie Prairie Train from the Moulton Falls crossing and enjoy an hour train ride along the beautiful Lewis river.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA

SAT The perfect way to treat the important women in your life! A delicious menu featuring three types of sandwiches, assorted desserts, scones, and of course, tea!

MOTHER’S DAY TRAIN RIDE

SAT-SUN Celebrate Mom with a train ride for the whole family. All women receive a rose to celebrate the day. The excursion runs to the Heisson area, through the tunnel, across the East Fork of the Lewis River with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls.

CAMAS PLANT & GARDEN FAIR 

SAT Enjoy and explore the amazing selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and much more provided by dedicated local growers and vendors. Kids’ activities, live music, fresh food, and the shops and restaurants of Downtown Camas all add to the community experience.

THE SEUSSIFICATION OF ROMEO & JULIET

FRI-SAT Shakespeare meets Seuss! A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story (in this case not so tragic!) complete with Dr. Seuss’s iconic rhyming tetrameter, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines. This fast-paced retelling is fun for all ages.

KIDS FISHING FESTIVAL

SAT Join Columbia Springs for a day of fishy fun! Kids 5-14 will be able to fish from a stocked pond and gets to take home anything they catch, along with a free fishing pole & tackle. BBQ lunch available, kids activities and more!

LILAC DAYS AT HULDA KLAGER GARDENS

Through May 13 – Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Breaking In
· Life of the Party
· Higher Power
· The Assassin’s Code
· Troy: The Resurrection of Aeneas
· Terminal
· The Seagull
· Mountain
· Another Kind of Wedding
· Revenge

 

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: May 4-6, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MAY 4-6, 2018

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA

FRI-SUN – The largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon, held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Enjoy, music, carnival rides, Artisan Village, live entertainment and much more!

CINCO DE MAYO RUN/WALK

SUN – Considered one of the best spring half marathons in the northwest. Post race party with live music, food, beverages and more!

DERBY DAY GRAND ADVENTURE

SAT – Enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby live and get a taste of southern hospitality with a complimentary specialty Blakeslee Mint Julep, gourmet popcorns and a white tablecloth catered lunch buffet.

SPRING ART & CRAFT MARKET

SAT – Meet the makers! 250+ artists selling their handmake goods at the Oregon Convention Center. Find fun and unique products, find the perfect gifts for the person that has everything.

SPRING GARDEN FAIR

SAT-SUN – A great place to get new flowers for your yard! A huge selection of plants, Master Gardeners on site for questions, classes available, and much more!

THE SENSATIONAL SIXTIES

Through May 20  Featuring songs from Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1960s… there’s a little something for everyone.

EVITA

Through May 13  Tony award winning musical masterpiece Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. 

RIGOLETTO

Through May 13  Powerhouse American baritone Stephen Powell returns to Portland Opera as Rigoletto—the court jester who amuses a philandering and immoral Duke.

CLASSICAL UP CLOSE

Various Dates & Locations through May 6 – The musicians of the Oregon Symphony present 16 free chamber concerts as part of “Classical Up Close”—a unique series of chamber music performances celebrating classical music in our community. At these informal events, you’ll hear our symphony musicians perform intimate, beautiful music, and you’ll be encouraged to do all the things you might not normally do at a classical concert: take photos, tweet, text, applaud freely, and ask questions.

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

 

TACOS & TAPS

FRI-SAT – Enjoy gourmet taco creations and craft beer from some of the area’s finest chefs and brewers. With live music, amazing desserts, raffle prizes, beer bottle ring toss, photo booth, and lots of excitement. Supporting Clark County Food Bank.

RUN FOR BEER

SAT – All participants receive one local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, and a special invitation to enjoy the days’ scheduled festivities: live music, food, yard games, etc.

VANCOUVER NIGHT MARKET

FRI – Uniting creativity and great art with food and inspiration. Stop by to shop local, network, and meet local business owners. An adventurous retail evening awaits!

LILAC DAYS AT HULDA KLAGER GARDENS

Through May 13 – Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.

 VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Overboard
· Tully
· Bad Samaritan
· Alex and the List
· The Cleanse
· The Gaurdians
· Altered Perception
· The Desert Bride
· I’m Losing It
· Racer and the Jailbird

 

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: April 27-29, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
APRIL 27-29, 2018

 

GATHERING OF THE GUILDS

FRI-SUN Five Portland area guilds have joined forces to exhibit and sell art and fine craft. 350 artists, live demonstrations, hands on activities & more.

82ND AVENUE PARADE OF ROSES

SAT – The parade starts at Eastport Plaza at 9:30AM and proceeds north on 82nd to SE Yamhill Street. Carnival Days at Eastport Plaza will will also take place from 10AM–3PM featuring pony rides, carnival rides, live music, clowns, face painting, food, and other fun, family friendly activities.

POUR OREGON

SUN – A wine festival celebrating Oregon wine and benefiting Make-A-Wish Oregon. We’re featuring 50 small, artisanal winemakers making great wine in every corner of Oregon.  

SIP OF SPRING

FRI-SAT – Spring beers are in bloom all over the city, and it’s a chance to celebrate by gathering with friends and enjoying a beer outside, on a farm with a view!


CERAMIC SHOWCASE

FRI-SUN – 100+ booths for gift ideas for Mother’s Day, birth­days, wed­dings, house­warm­ing and host/hostess gifts, Father’s Day, grad­u­a­tion, and par­tic­u­larly for yourself. Live music, demonstrations, drawings & more.

ROCK & GEM SHOW

FRI-SUN Over 20 dealers of minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry, beads and more. Raffle and game prizes, kid’s area, demonstrations, and auction items.

RUN FOR BEER

SAT – All participants receive one local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, and a special invitation to enjoy the days’ scheduled festivities. Includes live music, food, yard games, and more.

CLASSICAL UP CLOSE

Various Dates & Locations through May 6 – The musicians of the Oregon Symphony present 16 free chamber concerts as part of “Classical Up Close”—a unique series of chamber music performances celebrating classical music in our community. At these informal events, you’ll hear our symphony musicians perform intimate, beautiful music, and you’ll be encouraged to do all the things you might not normally do at a classical concert: take photos, tweet, text, applaud freely, and ask questions.

TULIP FEST

Through April 30 – Enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. 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!

LA BELLE: LOST IN THE WORLD OF AUTOMATION

Through SUN – A giant art work of a play with 100 moving parts that will engage you like no other show. Animated effects every 30 seconds with steampunk, whimsical, and dramatic finesse. This is the new Imago and they are at their best!

JAPANESE CURRENTS

Through SAT – Highlighting recent noteworthy Nipponese films, ranging from anime to jidaigeki, documentary to comedy, all while exploring issues important to contemporary Japanese society. Collectively, these selections offer a fresh take on Japanese culture and showcase the wealth of creative invention at work in Japan today.

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

 

KAYAK AND CANOE FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN – Attend classes and demonstrations both days of the Spring Paddle Festival at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Free.

HOME & GARDEN FAIR

FRI-SUN – Featuring hundreds of ideas on how to make your home, yard and garden a more beautiful, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place. It‘s a fun filled show, with activities for the entire family.

BLOOMS TO BREWS

SUN – Follow the flat course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips & lilacs are in full bloom. Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia & Lewis Rivers. Relax at the biggest post party at Horseshoe Lake!

LILAC DAYS AT HULDA KLAGER GARDENS

Through May 13 – Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.

 VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· Avengers: Infinity War
· Kings
· Adventures in Public School
· Let the Sunshine In
· Jet Trash
· Duck Butter
· Supercon
· Da One that Ghost Away
· Bhai Taru Singh

Click here for movie times and theaters.

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: April 20-22, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
APRIL 20-22, 2018

 

EARTH DAY EVENTS

Get out and celebrate Mother Earth this weekend. Everything from clean up opportunities to Fun Runs and much more.

OREGON ORCHID SHOW & SALE

SAT-SUN – Billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest. See thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale.    

SOIREE MARDI GRAS

WED-SUN  Enjoy April in Paris at the Gala Fundraiser this year as you have fun with a great auction experience from the Alliance. Unique French properties to visit as well as beachfront in Maui, French Immersion on the Riviera, great restaurant experiences, and unique finds – these are just a few of the tantalizing items you’ll find at the Soirée auctions.

RUN FOR BEER

April 21st & 28th   

All participants receive one local beer, seasonal merchandise or collector’s glassware as well as the opportunity to partake in brewery tours, product demos, special giveaways, and a special invitation to enjoy the days’ scheduled festivities. Includes live music, food, yard games, and more.


SOUL’D OUT

WED-SUN – Various jazz, blues, hip hop artists playing in multiple locations around Portland. Check out the great line up and schedule!

TONY STARLIGHT’S AM GOLD SEVENTIES SOFT ROCK SHOW 

SAT  Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the stalwarts of the AM dial in the 1970s. Artists like Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Jim Croce, Little River Band, Carly Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Barry Manilow and Billy Joel.

DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND

Through SAT – Hundreds of free or low cost events and open houses, conceived and hosted by the creative community. There’s something for everyone.

CLASSICAL UP CLOSE

Various Dates & Locations through May 6 – The musicians of the Oregon Symphony present 16 free chamber concerts as part of “Classical Up Close”—a unique series of chamber music performances celebrating classical music in our community. At these informal events, you’ll hear our symphony musicians perform intimate, beautiful music, and you’ll be encouraged to do all the things you might not normally do at a classical concert: take photos, tweet, text, applaud freely, and ask questions.

TULIP FEST

Through April 30 – Enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. 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!

LA BELLE: LOST IN THE WORLD OF AUTOMATION

Through April 29 – A giant art work of a play with 100 moving parts that will engage you like no other show. Animated effects every 30 seconds with steampunk, whimsical, and dramatic finesse. This is the new Imago and they are at their best!

FESTIVAL OF PRESERVATION

Through SUN – An ambitious, eclectic range of everything from lost silents to at-risk mid-century features, shorts, and documentaries. A surprise-filled treasure trove sure to delight cinema lovers of many persuasions.

JAPANESE CURRENTS

Through April 28 – Highlighting recent noteworthy Nipponese films, ranging from anime to jidaigeki, documentary to comedy, all while exploring issues important to contemporary Japanese society. Collectively, these selections offer a fresh take on Japanese culture and showcase the wealth of creative invention at work in Japan today.

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

 

EARTH DAY ON THE CONFLUENCE LAND BRIDGE

SAT – Tend to landscaping needs, and eat burgers and hot dogs. Learn about the site’s indigenous plants as you walk along the Land Bridge. Enjoy Native American artist, Lillian Pitt’s works along the bridge that highlight the deep, significant contributions indigenous people make to this place.

NW’S LARGEST GARAGE & VINTAGE SHOW

SAT – A community sale with over 500 indoor booths, each set up and ran by its own seller. Shoppers can shop hundreds of sales in one location, including vintage, antiques, new and used items, and everything in between.

FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS AT KIDS CLUB FUN & FITNESS 

FRI –Themed, after hours, drop-off events for kids 4-11 years old, filled with amazing activities!

LILAC DAYS AT HULDA KLAGER GARDENS

Through May 13 – Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian Farmhouse and country gardens that comprise the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.

 VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

Through October 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.

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
· I Feel Pretty
· Super Troopers 2
· Corbin Nash
· Genesis
· Traffik
· Gray Matter
· Beyond the Clouds
· Khido Khundi
· Ghost Stories
· Kodachrome

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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


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