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Things to do August 28-30

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area (and beyond):
  • Thurs, Aug 27-Sun Aug 30- WinCo Foods Portland Open, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course.
  • Thursday, August 27th-First day of school for the Portland Public School District. Other districts start at different times.  Vancouver Schools go back on September 2nd.
  • Fri August 28-Mon Sept 7-The 150th Oregon State Fair!
  • Fri-Sat, Aug 28-29-Hood to Coast Run, from Timberline Lodge to the Broadway Turnaround in Seaside.  1050 teams of 12, 197 miles long.
  • Sat Aug 29, Naked Goddess Swim, 9pm: The Willamette River in Downtown Portland….really! 
  • Sat Aug 29, Viva Tequila PDX-Jupiter Hotel.
  • Sunday, August 30th- Preserve the Lehrer, A Benefit Event!  5PM - 8PM.  Featuring The Strange Tones, The Knuckleheads, Lloyd Jones, Ken DeRouchie Band, LaRhonda Steele, Arietta Ward, Lisa Mann, Karen Lovely and some possible surprises.
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Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy hit the Schnitzer
November 20th.  Tickets are available at Portland5.com
KGON's Dick Sheetz played a bit part in helping him to get
his start.  Click here to find out how
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Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable guy are coming to the Schnitzer
November 20th.  Tickets are available at Portland5.com.  A lot of 
good things have been happening for Jeff and he called in to bring
us all up to speed....If you MIGHT be a Redneck...Click Here
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Things to do in Portland August 15-16

Here's some more fun Summer things to do this weekend.  I know that the weather will be a bit cooler, but for some people that's a good thing, right?  Hey, I'm thankful for the free water after seeing last month's bill!  Have a great weekend!
~Iris
  • Now through Sunday Aug 16th- The 146th Annual Clark County Fair in Ridgefield, WA
  • Tues, August 11-Sat August 16- Portland Burger Week! $5 burgers from some of Portland's finest restaurants. 
  • Thur-Sun, Aug 13-16-North American Organic Brewers Festival, Overlook Park(rescheduled from the original June Date).
  • Sat Aug 15- Sun Aug 16-Multnomah Days-The Southwest neighborhood’s annual summer festival includes a parade, music and family fun!
  • Sat, August 15: Corgi Walk in the Pearl, 400 Corgis, Costumes, Benefit for Oregon Humane Society & Corgi Rescue.
  • Sat, August 15-Squirrel Fest in Longview-Featuring the music of WAR, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, and Unchained (Van Halen tribute). Event starts at 11am and music starts at 5.  Longview Civic Circle
  • Sat August 15- The First Annual Scrub Run benefiting Doernbecher Children's Hospital, St. Josef's Winery in Canby.
  • Sat, August 15- 10 to 4pm  PDX Adult Soapbox Derby,  Mt Tabor Park, SE 60th Ave & SE Salmon St, Portland, OR
  • Sat, August 15: Float-A-Palooza @ Barton County Park | Park N Float Shuttle, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Sat, Aug 15, 8pm to 2am- The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Hawthorne Theater.   Portland’s Largest Underground Art Show featuring over 75 emerging artists, Free pancake bar, live body painting, live audio performances.  21  AND OVER.
  • Sun, August 16: Hawthorne Street Fair in SE Portland | Beer Garden, Longest Running Street Fair in PDX, Live Music & More!
  • Sun August 16, Portland India Festival, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Free | All Ages Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Dance, music, food.
  • Now through September 7th-The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not at OMSI.
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Guitarist Gary Hoey

Imagine going one million dollars in debt!  After talking to
guitar great Gary Hoey, I found myself believing in the power
of positive thinking.  Never give up.  Click here to listen
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Winger's Kip Winger

Kip Winger brings his solo acoustic show to The Bossanova Ballroom
Wednesday August 5th.  He and I talked for a good half hour about the
show and how he survived going from topping the charts in the early 90's
to being "The Band People Love to Hate".  Click here to listen to the
conversation
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Kansas Ronnie Platt

A year ago, Ronnie Platt replaced Steve Walsh as the lead singer
of Kansas.  Is "living the dream" all it's cracked up to be?   Click here
to find out what it is like replacing a legend.
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Aerosmith's Joe Perry

With Aerosmith coming to Amphitheater Northwest Tuesday July 28th, it 
seems like a good tiome to catch up with one of the most badass guitarists
in rock and roll.  Here ismy conversation with Joe Perry
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Things to do in Portland July 10-12, 2015

  • Friday-Sunday July 10-12-Oregon Country Fair-Veneta (outside of Eugene).
  • Fri-Sun, July 10-12-Lavender Farm Tour-Free.  All local Lavender farms in the area.
  • Fri-Sun, July 10-12-Tiki Con-Red Lion at the Quay.  Wear your Hawaiian shirt and enjoy drinks with umbrellas as well as tiki art and fashion.
  • Sat, July 11-World Record Skinny Dip-Oregon Nude Resorts (see locations on our Facebook page).
  • Sat, July 11-Mississippi Avenue Street Fair.
  • Sat-Sun, July 11-12- Sandy Mountain Festival, Meinig Park, Carnival, Booths, Food
  • Sat-Sun, July 11-12: America’s Largest Antiques and Collectibles Summer 2015 Show @ Portland Expo | 1,400 Booths, Vintage Treasures & More!
  • Sat, July 11, Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms, Tualatin
  • Sat, July 11: Relay for Life Lake Oswego | Millennium Park Plaza
  • Sun, July 12: Bridge Swim-Willamette River, 8:30am-11am.  The contestants will go for a 10.7-mile swim underneath all 12 of Portland's bridges.  It’s too late to sign up yourself, but you can cheer on the participants!
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Fireworks, festivals and more for the 4th of July celebration!

  • Wed-Sat, July 1-4-St. Paul Rodeo.
  • Thur-Sun, July 2-5-Waterfront Blues Festival, Waterfront Park.
  • Friday, July 3, from 2 to 9p.m.-WEED THE PEOPLE, Metal Craft Fabrication
  • Fri & Sat, July 3-4- Estacada Timber Festival-Competitions, beer, Fireworks
  • Fri-Sun, July 3-5-Portland Craft Beer Festival, Pearl District Fields Neighborhood Park.  Featuring 45 breweries, food, cider, wine, cheese, etc.
  • 4th of July-Portland / Oregon / Vancouver July 4th Fireworks Celebrations:
    • Camas: Independence Day Celebration | BBQ, Fireworks, Potluck
    • Corbett: Corbett Fun Fest – A Hometown 4th | Music, Fireworks
    • Corvallis: Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival in Downtown Corvallis
    • Florence: Fireworks Over Siuslaw River, Food & Drink Specials
    • Estacada: Estacada Timber Festival | Concert w/ Grammy Nominated Calico, Brass Tacks, Fireworks @ 10pm, Competitions, Beer Garden & More
    • Lake Oswego: Millennium Concert Band @ Millennium Plaza Park
    • Ridgefield, Washington: Independence Day 2015 | Fireworks, 5,000 People, Parades, Fun Runs, Salmon BBQ & More
    • Fort Vancouver: Fireworks, Canons, Parade, Games, Music
    • Waterfront Fireworks: Portland Fireworks Show @ Waterfront Blues Festival | Largest Display in Oregon, 22 Minutes, 11,800 Shots
    • Oaks Park Fireworks-display begins around 9:55.
    • PGE Park - Portland Beavers play the Colorado Springs with fireworks after the game
    • Old Fashioned Fourth in Stevenson, Wash. - Fireworks begin about 10 p.m.
    • General Canby Days-Fireworks start at 10.
    • Old Fashioned Fourth in Tigard. - Fireworks begin at dusk.
    • Molalla Buckeroo-Fireworks follow the rodeo.
    • Happy Valley Family Festival-Fireworks begin at dusk.
    • Longview Go Fourth Festival-Fireworks at 10.
    • Washougal Centennial Celebration-Fireworks at 10.
    • Blue Lake Park in Fairview
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