Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: April 15-17, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 15-17, 2016

 

DESIGN WEEK
Through APR 23  Design Week Portland includes hundreds of free and cheap events and open houses in various design fields including art, crafts, architecture, film, landscaping, music, fashion, & more. Includes a pricey conference April 15-16 and exhibits in Pioneer Courthouse Square April 18-22.

ORCHID SHOW & SALE

SAT-SUN  Ambridge Event Center. Largest Orchid show in the Pacific Northwest. Seminars, demonstration & vendors. http://portlandorchidshow.com/

OREGON BALLET
Through APR 23
Newmark Theatre: This full-evening work in two parts is exciting and haunting in equal measure. http://www.obt.org/index.php/boxoffice/single-tickets/beautiful-decay/

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!

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 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

WOODEN TULIP FESTIVAL

Through APR 17  Holland America Bulb Farms. The fields are open during daylight hours. The U-Pick is self-serve and just .50 per stem.

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

·         Barbershop: The Next Cut
·         Criminal
·         The Jungle Book
·         Above and Below
·         Colonia
·         Green Room
·         Our Last Tango
·         Fan

 

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: Nov. 6-8, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 6-8, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 300 exhibitors selling jewelry, toys, Christmas décor, art & much more. Oregon Convention Center. http://www.hfgf.com/portland.html

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO

SAT-SUN NOV 7-8 Body Mind Spirit brings refreshed energy to the holistic movement in 2015. Join us for the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health, and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums. www.bmse.net

WORDSTOCK LITERARY FESTIVAL

SAT NOV 7 Book fair, author discussions, workshops, readings and activities for all ages! Portland Art Museum. http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/

SKI & SNOWBOARD SALE

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 Get ready for Ski Season! Show for new or used ski and snowboard equipment. Portland Expo Center. http://portlandskifever.com/

LAS VEGAS SHOW

FRI NOV 6 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 7-8 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

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 (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

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

NORTHWEST’S LARGEST GARAGE & VINTAGE SALE

SAT NOV 7 Come buy or sell! Jewelry, furniture, tools, electronics, books, clothing, sporting good & much more! Clark County Event Center. http://portlandgsale.com/

VETERAN’S PARADE AT FORT VANCOUVER

SAT NOV 7 One of the largest Department of Veteran Affairs-sanctioned Veterans Parades on the West Coast. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. http://www.fortvan.org/veterans-parade.html

VETERAN’S DAY RACE, 11K, 5K & LITTLE HERO 1K

SAT NOV 7 The 5K or 11K route will lead out the annual Veteran’s Day Parade at the Fort Vancouver and head over the land bridge for an out and back course on the Columbia River trail. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Peanuts Movie
• Spectre
• Brooklyn
• Entertainment
• Miss You Already
• Spotlight
• Trumbo
• Theeb

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: July 10-12, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 10-12, 2015

 

LAVENDER FARM TOUR

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Enjoy the beauty and aroma of lavender fields, and attend special events at farms and nurseries around the state during Oregon Lavender Farm Tour.

MISSISSIPPI STREET FAIR

SAT JULY 11 Mississippi Street Fair offers 200 local vendors and craft booths, six stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Ave. from Fremont to Skidmore.

BEAD FAIRE

FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 Shop from 70 exhibitors of bead-making supplies and millions of exotic beads from around the world at Bead Faire at the Oregon Convention Center. Discount tickets $3.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, 1400 vendors sell furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center.

VINTAGE CAR & RACE SHOW

THURS-SUN JULY 9-12 Watch racers zip around the track in restored classic cars including Trans Ams at Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway. Discount 3-day pass $16.

KID’S OBSTACLE RACE

SAT JULY 11 Kids 5 to 16 run through mud and over obstacles at Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms in Tualatin.

RUN THROUGH WINE COUNTRY

SUN JULY 12 Run the Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon on vineyard trails through the beautiful Dundee Hills, and then taste wines at the post-race party.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

JULY – SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JULY 10-12 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 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.

TWILIGHT HALF MARATHON, 5K & 10K

SAT JULY 11 Nobody likes alarm clocks. That’s why the Twilight Half Marathon (July 11th, Vancouver Lake Park) starts at 6pm. Get a good night’s sleep, spend the day however you want, and run when it’s cool. The course is pancake flat, making for a fast, easy run…and maybe even a PR! http://www.twilighthalf.com/

SCIENCE IN THE PARK AT THE VANCOUVER WATER CENTER

SAT JULY 11 Everyone loves the annual Science in the Park series, so join us in celebrating it during Second Saturday at the Water Center! Kids and families will have fun with some of the most popular and favorite ‘Science in the Park’ hands-on activities.

ART & WINE FAIR

SAT-SUN JULY 11-12 Local Artists, Musicians & Wine at the English Estate Winery.

SATURDAY IN THE PARK PRIDE

SAT JULY 11 Saturday in the Park Pride is a free Gay Pride Event. This event is free and open to all!

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT JULY 10-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

KID DIGS AT FORT VANCOUVER

SAT JULY 11 Kid Digs is a popular hands-on program introducing young people, ages 8 to 12 years old, to the fascinating world of archaeology at one of the Northwest’s most famous archaeological sites.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Minions
• The Gallows
• Self/Less
• Boulevard
• Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
• Do I Sound Gay?
• The Suicide Theory
• Tangerine

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES


Portland Metro Weekend Events: June 19-21, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JUNE 19-21, 2015

 

FATHER’S DAY CRUISE

SUN JUNE 21 Board a Portland Spirit river cruise for brunch, dinner, or no meal in Portland or Cascade Locks in the gorge.

FATHER’S DAY RESTAURANT OPENINGS

SUN JUNE 21 OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

PORTLAND BEER & CHEESE FEST

SUN JUNE 21 Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Commons Brewery on Father’s Day.

RUGGED MANIAC 5K OBSTACLE RACE

SAT JUNE 20 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 20 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Portland International Raceway.

INDIAN POWWOW

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 City of Roses Delta Park Powwow & Encampment features competition dancing, drumming, a silent auction, a fun run/walk, art and craft vendors, food booths, and games at Delta Park East. Free.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

SUN JUNE 21 Walk, bike or roller-skate on 9.5 miles of streets when most cars are banned for North Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities & music. Free.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 The Strawberry Festival at Lee Farms features food (pies, shortcake, milkshakes) and kids’ activities that require a wristband (pony rides, bounce house, hay maze, pedal carts). Discount wristbands for 2: $16.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN JUNE 20-21 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JUNE 20-21 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN JUNE 20-21 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER MARATHON & BREWFEST

FRI-SUN JUNE 19-21 Vancouver USA Marathon has a health and fitness expo Friday & Saturday; a 5K and kids’ run Saturday; a marathon & half marathon Sunday, and a Summer Brewfest all three days in Esther Short Park. Discount tickets to Brewfest $18.

VANCOUVER URBAN OBSTACLE RACE

SAT JUNE 20 Summer Solstice – Urban Obstacle Race is an urban adventure race of 3 to 6 miles with clues, a costume contest, and a ticket to brewfest in Vancouver.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Inside Out
• Dope
• The Ark of Mr. Chow
• Dark Awakening
• Eden
• Gabriel
• Infinitely Polar Bear
• Manglehorn
• The Overnight
• The Tribe

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES


Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: May 22-25, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MAY 22-25, 2015

 

PORTLAND CITYFAIR & FIREWORKS

FRI-MON MAY 22-25 CityFair has carnival rides, exhibits, a food fair, beer, fireworks May 22, and CountryFest concert May 31 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park

MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY

SAT-MON MAY 23-25 More than 150 wineries in the Willamette Valley are open for tastings and tours on Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country

BROADWAY MUSICAL: MAME

FRI-MON MAY 22-25 (through June 14) Mame is the story of a free-spirited bohemian who becomes guardian of her nephew, and together they create a life of adventure, hardship, and laughter, at Lakewood Center for the Arts. Discount tickets $19

BURLESQUE REVIEW

FRI-SUN MAY 22-25 (through May 30) See the best variety acts of the famous Storefront Actors Revue (including Cooking with Power Tools) at The Babes are Back in The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza. Discount tickets $13

CIRQUE VERSION OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND

SAT-SUN MAY 23-24 The Wonderland Circus is a legendary adventure featuring acrobats, jugglers, dancers, and musicians at Albert Rose Theatre. Discount tickets $13

PORTLAND BALLET SPRING CONCERT

SAT-SUN MAY 23-24 Portland Ballet’s Spring Concert includes excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, and new works at Lincoln Performance Hall.

THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRI-SUN MAY 22-25 The Little Mermaid, who longs for life above the sea, soars into the air with a touch of circus performance, a dash of vaudeville, and a dance collective. Northwest Children’s Theatre

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN MAY 22-25 (ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN MAY 22-25 (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 MAY 23-24 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN MAY 23-24 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 MAY 23-24 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.

CLARK COUNTY WINE TOUR & TASTING

FRI-MON MAY 23-25 This is the weekend to get a preview of summer wines produced in the previous year or two. Be the first to taste the wines you’ll be drinking all summer! Participate in our 2015 Memorial Weekend Passport! Print out our Passport, collect six stamps, and be entered to win one of 14 gift cards! Clark County Wine Country

DR. SEUSS MUSICAL

SAT-SUN MAY 23-24 See a family-friendly version of the smash hit musical Seussical, featuring the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and Gertrude McFuzz, in Vancouver WA. Discount tickets $9

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Poltergeist
• Tomorrowland
• Aloft
• Chocolate City
• The Farewell Party
• Sunshine Superman
• When Marine was There


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