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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
· The Cleaners
· The Hollow Child
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