Portland Metro Weekend Events: August 7-9, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 7-9, 2015

CLARK COUNTY FAIR

FRI AUG 7- SUN AUG 16 Don’t miss Clark County Fair’s featured exhibits, including Toytopia, Faircon, Family Activities, and the Carnival Midway! Visit the Comcast Kids Park and Westfield Vancouver Mall Kids Stage for kids’ contests, local entertainment acts and pony rides.

BITE OF OREGON

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Taste the best of Oregon food, beer, and wine at the Bite of Oregon, which includes entertainment and a cooking competition at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Morrison Bridge. Friday is least crowded.

WARPED TOUR CONCERT

FRI AUG 7 Hear 90 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day at Warped Tour outdoors at Portland Expo Center.

BIKE OR WALK THE BRIDGES

SUN AUG 9 Bridge Pedal is a 6-mile walk or 3 to 37 mile ride with stunning views from Portland bridges. Register early due to new limits, and bring a helmet. The People’s Preview of Tilikum Crossing is free in the afternoon.

ALBERTA STREET FAIR

SAT AUG 8 Alberta Street Fair focuses on local products, artists, crafts, and foods. It has a beer garden, three stages of entertainment, and children’s activities.

GARLIC FESTIVAL

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

FOSSIL FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Learn about fossils at Northwest Fossil Fest, which features lectures, displays, kids’ activities, and free entry to Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals.

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Portland area churches offer singing and music, vendors, food, and family activities at International Praise Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

IDIOSYNCRATIC FILMS

AUGUST – SEPT 5 See 7 movies by director Paul Thomas Anderson and 14 more that influenced him at The Art of Reinvention at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

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

VANCOUVER BREWFEST

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Featuring more than 90 beers, ciders, mead, spirits and wine at the beautiful Esther Short park, downtown Vancouver, WA. This event includes Gluten Free and Organic beers, art/craft vendors and merchants, outstanding food from the best restaurants in Vancouver and Live Music. The Vancouver Brewfest is a 21 and over event. Identification will be checked at the gate.

COLUMBIA GORGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THURS AUG 6-SUN AUG 16 Visit the event website for more information about a film festival celebrating independent films from around the world. http://www.angaelica.com/

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

COSMO 7K RUN/WALK

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 Ladies get ready for a fun filled day with running, your girlfriends and a Cosmo! This race will start at the beautiful Fort Vancouver National Site. This is a 21+ only event. The course if a perfect 7K run/walk (4.35 miles). After your beautiful summer run stay and enjoy a tasty Cosmo at the after party. http://energyevents.com/cosmo7k

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT AUG 8-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 7 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Fantastic 4
• Cop Car
• Dark Places
• Harbinger Down
• Assassination
• The Algerian
• The Falling
• The Gift
• The Runner
• The Diary of a Teenage Girl
• Catch Me Daddy
• Dragon Ball Z
• Shaun the Sheep Movie
• Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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


Portland Metro Events Weekend Planner: April 17-19, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 17-19, 2015

 

EARTH DAY

SAT APRIL 18 The 16th annual Earth Day event, presentations, exhibits, activities & entertainment. The Oregon Garden

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

SAT APRIL 18 Volunteers celebrate Earth Day by planting native trees and enjoying the EcoFair with free children’s activities and live entertainment. Salmon Creek Greenway

HARDY PLANT SALE

SAT-SUN APRIL 18-19 Plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. Portland Expo Center

PET FAIR

SAT-SUN APRIL 18-19 Shop for supplies, see a pet fashion show, play with pets, or even adopt. Portland Expo Center

SING ALONG

SUN APRIL 19 Sing along with popular singing groups at Singin’ in the Square. Pioneer Courthouse Square

ARTHUR MILLER PLAY: THE PRICE

THURS-SUN APRIL 16-19 (ends April 26) The Price is about two estranged brothers who unearth long-buried resentments in the attic of their deceased father at Morrison Stage. Artists Repertory Theatre

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

SAT-SUN APRIL 18-19 (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

SAT-SUN APRIL 18-19 (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 APRIL 18-19 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 APRIL 18-19 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.

LILAC DAYS

SAT-SUN APRIL 18-19 Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Monkey Kingdom
• Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
• Unfriended
• Child 44
• Alex of Venice
• Beyond the Reach
• The Dead Lands
• Felix and Meira
• Monsters: Dark Continent
• Mr. X
• The Road Within
• True Story


Portland Metro Events Weekend Planner: April 10-12, 2015

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

 

BRIDGE TO BREWS RUN

SAT APRIL 12 Run or walk the 8K/10K over the Fremont bridge and to a post-race party at Waterfront Park with beer tasting and live music. Waterfront Park

AUTO PARTS SWAP MEETS

THURS-SAT APRIL 9-11 1500 vendors of automotive gear around two miles of racetrack. Portland International Speedway

FRI-SUN APRIL 10-12 Largest on the West Coast, with 3500 vendors inside and outside. Portland Expo Center

ORCHID SHOW

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 Largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, see thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale. Ambridge Event Center

TOUR HISTORIC HOMES

SAT APRIL 11 Get renovation ideas by visiting 7 restored, historic homes on the self-guided Old House Revival Tour. Portland Metro Area

ARTHUR MILLER PLAY: THE PRICE

THURS-SUN APRIL 9-12 (ends April 26) The Price is about two estranged brothers who unearth long-buried resentments in the attic of their deceased father at Morrison Stage. Artists Repertory Theatre

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

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

ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 (ends April 14) Documents the Holocaust through the perspective of Anne Frank. Oregon Jewish Museum

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

SAT-SUN APRIL 11-12 (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 APRIL 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 APRIL 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.

BLACKLIGHT RUN

SAT APRIL 11 Unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on UV Neon Glowing fun with friends and family. Clark County Event Center

KLINLINE POND KID’S FISHING DERBY

FRI-SAT APRIL 10-11 The park will be full of fun with sponsor booths set up for kids to get their faces painted, do arts and crafts, learn about the environment, test their archery skills, and visit with therapy llamas. Klinline Pond & Salmon Creek Park

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Longest Ride
• Ex Machina
• Clouds of Sils Maria
• Desert Dancer
• Freetown
• Lost River
• Kill Me Three Times
• Rebels of the Neon God
• The Sisterhood of Night


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