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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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Things to do on this HOT weekend in P-Town!

  • Now-June 27-Pedalpalooza!  3 weeks of bicycling activities in Portland.
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-28, The 52nd Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Music Stage- George Rogers Park, Pavilion Tent stage- Lakewood Center for the Arts.  10 AM - 9 PM Friday & Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday.  Suggested donation, $5. Musicians include: John Bunzow, Jon Koonce, Ty Curtis, Andy Stokes, Eddie Martinez, Nu Shooz, Mel Brown, Michael Allen Harrison.
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-28, Portland International Beer Fest, Holladay Park, N.E. 11th Ave. & Holladay St., noon-10pm. PIB is a high-end three-day beer festival specializing in rare, hard-to-find and exotic beers. Enjoy samples from over 200 world-class beers from 16 countries, music, food, etc.
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-28-Festival of Balloons in Tigard, Cook Park
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-Oregon Motorcycle Expo-Oaks Park-Free!! Friday starts at 6pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-7pm, motorcycles, a stunt show, a tattoo fair, live music, food, a beer garden and vendors to enjoy
  • Sat, June 27-World Naked Bike Ride- this year's nude ride will begin at Colonel Summers Park off S.E. Belmont Ave. and S.E. 20th.
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Things to do in Portland June 12-14, 2005

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area (and beyond):
  • Now-June 27-Pedalpalooza!  3 weeks of bicycling activities in Portland.
  • Thurs-Sat, June 11-13-Fifth Annual Molalla Brew Fest, Corner of Ross and Molalla.
  • Fri, June 12-Portland Thunder vs. Arizona Rattlers at the Moda Center.
  • Fri-Sun, June 12-14- The 5th Fruit Beer Fest. There will be interesting beer poured all three days, but look out for the rare kegs that will be tapped sporadically over the weekend. Burnside Brewing; $20 for 12 tickets and tasting glass
  • Sat-Sun, June 13 & 14-Portland Pride Festival & Parade, Parade is on the 14th at 11am, kickoff on W. Burnside @ NW Park.
  • Sat, June 13-Bourbon & Bacon Fest-OMSI (Sold Out!)
  • Sat, June 13- Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: The Nordic people of Portland are gathering this weekend for the traditional Midsummer Festival, a Scandinavian solstice event with singing, dancing, live music and plenty of obscure Scandinavian fair food. If you miss it, catch Midsummer in Astoria next week. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Oaks Park; $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $15 for family of four
  • Sat, June 13- Berries, Brews & BBQ’s-French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul.
  • Sat, June 13-The Dalles 5th Annual Beer Fest
  • Sat, June 13-Helvetia Half Marathon
  • Sun, June 14-Tell Mama: A Tribute to Etta James-with Duffy Bishop, Lisa Mann, LaRhonda Steele, Lady Kat, Rae Gordon, DK Stewart, Chris Carlson-Alberta Rose Theater.
  • Sun, June 14- Mt Hood “Tour de Hood” multiple course bike trek.
  • Sun, June 14- ZooBomb Century, an "annual death ride" that will dedicate an entire day to speeding downhill on a tiny bike. 10 a.m. @ Washington City Park; free
  • Sun June 14- Portland Buddhist Festival, opens with 108 bells and meditation, running through speakers, ceremonies and a big panel discussion, all under the banner of "peace in oneself, peace in the world." 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Colonel Summers Park; free
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It's Good to be back HOME!

I love vacations.  No doubt about it.  I love going to places I've never seen before, and places that I return to again and again, because I just like them a lot.  This time it was the California desert which I find hauntingly beautiful.  Not in a Grimm sort of Portland way, but in the "coyote calls, and the howling winds wail" kind of thing (thank you to Thin Lizzy for The Cowboy Song).  But I'm home now and will be for the duration of the summer and fall.  So, maybe you're sticking around the Portland area too, and need a handy list of things to do.  Well, here you go.  Happy planning.  I'll update the list from time to time so check here, and I'll post it when Dave Scott reminds me to.  ~Iris
 
Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area (and beyond):
  • Wed June 3, Fleet Week begins.
  • Wed June 3, 1pm-Junior Rose Parade, NE Sandy & 52nd
  • Thurs June 4-Pedalpalooza Kick off!  3 weeks of bicycling activities in Portland.
  • Thurs-Sun June 4-7-The Truffle Shuffle Turns 30: Anniversary celebration for The Goonies-Astoria.  Tours, Costumed Screenings, Scavenger Hunt
  • Sat June 6-Dragon Boat Races-8am
  • Saturday June 6-Grand Floral Parade
  • Sat, June 6-Seaside Oregon’s Treasure the Beach Cleanup, 9-11:30am
  • Sunday June 7- Milk Carton Boat Races
  • Sat-Sun, June 13 & 14-Portland Pride Festival & Parade, Parade is on the 14th at 11am, kickoff on W. Burnside @ NW Park.
  • Sat, June 13-Bourbon & Bacon Fest-OMSI
  • Sat, June 13- Berries, Brews & BBQ’s-French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul.
  • Sat, June 13-The Dalles 5th Annual Beer Fest
  • Sun, June 14-Tell Mama: A Tribute to Etta James-with Duffy Bishop, Lisa Mann, LaRhonda Steele, Lady Kat, Rae Gordon, DK Stewart, Chris Carlson-Alberta Rose Theater.
  • Sun, June 14- Mt Hood “Tour de Hood” multiple course bike trek.
  • Fri & Sat, June 19-20-Cider Summit- Cider tastings in the Pearl Dist.
  • Fri-Sun, June 19-21- Oregon Garden Brewfest-Silverton
  • Thur-Sun, June 25-28-North American Organic Brewers Festival, Overlook Park
  • Fri-Sun, June 26-28-Festival of Balloons in Tigard, Cook Park
  • Sat, June 27-World Naked Bike Ride- Time and place TBD
  • Wed-Sat, July 1-4-St. Paul Rodeo.
  • Thur-Sun, July 2-5-Waterfront Blues Festival, Waterfront Park.
  • Sat, July 11-Mississippi Avenue Street Fair.
  • Sat, July 11, Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lee Farms, Tualatin
  • Fri-Sun, July 17-19-Intel Oregon International Air Show, Hillsboro Airport
  • Fri & Sat, July 17-18-Sherwood Robin Hood Festival, Downtown Sherwood.
  • Sun July 19-Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, antique and specialty cars.
  • Sun July 26-The Big Float on the Willamette.
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Things to do in Portland March 27-29, 2015

  • Friday 3/27, The Portland Thunder  vs L.A. KISS, Moda Center.
  • Now through Sunday March 29: Oaks Park Spring Break.  Buy one ride bracelet and get a second of equal or lesser value for free. Noon-5 p.m. daily.
  • Now through May 6, “Mazes” at OMSI. Get lost,  and get your hands on some brain-bending science — in the new Mazes feature exhibition.
  • Sat & Sun, March 28-29, 3rd Annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival, 11am to 9pm, Saraveza Bottleshop & Pasty Tavern.  They are closing off sections of the street on N. Michigan for booths & beers.
  • Sat, March 28- The 13th Vampire's Masquerade Ball, Melody Ballroom, "a night of gothic elegance and decadence" that eschews all stereotypes of costume or character, relishing instead in the wholehearted dedication to the purity of period and the lavishly macabre.
  • Sat, March 28-Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver-7pm, Moda Center.
  • Sat, March 28-Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle, 6PM, Memorial Coliseum.
  • Sun, March 29- Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle, 5pm, Moda Center.
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Things to do in the Portland Area Friday March 13-Sunday March 15

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area (and beyond):
  • Thurs-Sun March 12-15: 8th Annual POW Fest: Portland Women's Film Festival, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
  • Fri- March 13: Pat Travers at the Tonic!
  • Fri & Sat March 13&14: Foreigner at Chinook Winds-SOLD OUT!
  • Fri-March 13: Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit-7pm Moda Center
  • Fri-Sun, March 13-15: Music Millennium’s 46th Anniversary Celebration featuring “Terry’s Tent Sale” 10am-8pm.  March 15th, free cake at 3pm!
  • Fri-Sun March 13-15-Sip McMinville Wine & Food Classic-Evergreen Space Museum.
  • Sat, March 14: Portland Winterhawks vs. Prince George- Memorial Coliseum 7pm
  • Sat, March 14: Stumptown LepreCon 2015" presented by Stumptown Events. It is a St. Paddy's Day, costume themed event raising money for the Portland Police Sunshine Division. It starts with free admission to the tent at Kells Irish Pub and includes 9 other venues, Dj'd music and other fun activities.
  • Sat, March 14: St. Patrick’s Day 5k MUD RUN – The Dirty Leprechaun @ Lee Farms | 21+ Obstacles, Music, Bonfires, Showers, Drinks
  • Sat, March 14: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Festival and Parade St. Agatha Catholic School, Authentic Food, Corned Beef Sandwiches, etc
  • Sat, March 14: FREE Family Days @ Washington County Museum Activities for the Whole Family
  • Sun March 15, Portland Winterhawks vs. Spokane, Memorial Coliseum, 5pm
  • Sun, March 15: The 37th Shamrock Run . The 6th consecutive year the race has completely sold out. Last 500 spots open up Monday, March 9, at 9 a.m.  Organizers expect 35,000 people to take the streets in downtown Portland.
  • Sun, March 15: Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto (in Toronto)
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Things to do this weekend-A handy list!

  • March 6: Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle 7pm-Moda Center
  • March 6: Camas First Friday Art Walk
  • March 6-7: The 2015 National Money Show at the Oregon Convention Center.  See rare coins and paper money and learn about collecting from vendors.  $6 on Friday, and Admission is free on Saturday.
  • March 7: Portland Winterhawks vs. Tri-Cities 7pm- Moda Center.  It’s the H&R Block Dash for Cash on the ice!
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  • March 7-8: Portland Saturday Market is all set up and waiting for you!
  • March 7-8: Cannon Beach Yoga FestivalAll weekend in Cannon Beach, workshops for any level of experience.
  • March 7: 4 - 10 p.m. TOAST 2015 at the Leftbank Annex in Southeast Portland.  The 5th annual artisan spirits tasting event, More than 40 distillers and producers will get together to sample handcrafted products, including whiskey, liqueurs, aquavit, brandy and more.
  • March 7: Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota (in Minnesota)
  • March 7: Sip, Savor and UnWined @ Astoria’s Liberty Theater:|Wine Competition for the Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival, 40 Oregon Wine Makers, 140+ Bottles
  • March 7-8: America’s Largest Antiques and Collectibles Spring 2015 Show @ Portland Expo 1,000 Booths, Vintage Treasures & More!
  • March 8: Daylight Savings Time Begins!!!  Spring forward!
  • March 11: Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston-7:30pm Moda Center
  • March 13: Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit-7pm Moda Center
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Holiday things to do!!

Here's another handy list of things to do in the area.  Holiday style!  These don't have links, just a list and I suggest you do a search if you want more information!  Cheers!~Iris

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area:
  • Fri, Dec 12 at Noon through  Dec 14, Holiday Express at  Oaks Amusement Park Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. Trains depart 6-10 times daily between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  • Sat, Dec 13-23, The Miracle of a Million Lights Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house. 1441 N McClellan Street Portland, Family friendly, Festival, Food & Drink,
  • Thurs, Dec 11-Jan 18th. 9am to 5pm Portland Children's MuseumThe Wizard of Oz: The Museum With A Yellow Brick Road.  Great Wizard of Oz themed exhibits and interactive displays for kids.
  • Sat, Dec 13,  5:45 to 9:30pm.  Roller Derby, Rose City: Roller Season Opener, Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
  • Sat, Dec 13-14,  11:00am to 6:00pm.  Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Sale, Oregon Convention Center. Portland's semiannual craft fair returns with 250 artists and crafters selling amazing handmade items including art, accessories, clothing, jewelry, body care, home goods, paper goods + prints, terrariums, sweets, distilled spirits, plush, kids' stuff ... and more!  Free goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day, free craft activities presented by Collage.
  • Sat, December 13 Noon- 6pm, New Deal Distillery Season’s Eatings Holiday Market and Food Drive 900 S.E. Salmon St., Portland.  It’s the annual Season’s Eatings Holiday Market featuring craft cocktails, craft spirit sales, local artisans sampling and selling gourmet culinary treats and cocktail mixers. Admission to the event is a required food or cash donation to Oregon Food Bank.
  • Now through Dec 28,  Winter Wonderland at the Portland Raceway, 5-10pm. Portland International Raceway.  A sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car.
  • Thursday, Dec 11- Jan 4, ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo.  5-8pm.  Each year, the Oregon Zoo and its animals celebrate the holiday by covering the Zoo in thousands of brilliant lights in amazing, animal-themed displays.
  • Now through-Dec 26, Ugly Sweaters in Downtown Stumptown,  Thursdays in Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Some of downtown’s most iconic sculptures will don their holiday finery for the season. A team of local fiber artists will give the statues so-ugly-they’re-cute wardrobe changes on Thursdays through Christmas. Wear your ugly sweaters downtown and take selfies with these yarn-bombed statues. Be sure to tag pictures with #UglySweaterPDX.
  • Now through-Sun Dec 21, The 60th Portland Christmas Ships Parade 
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Holiday things to do!!

Here's another handy list of things to do in the area.  Holiday style!  These don't have links, just a list and I suggest you do a search if you want more information!  Cheers!~Iris

Things to do in the Portland/Vancouver area:
  • Fri, Dec 12 at Noon through  Dec 14, Holiday Express at  Oaks Amusement Park Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. Trains depart 6-10 times daily between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  • Sat, Dec 13-23, The Miracle of a Million Lights Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house. 1441 N McClellan Street Portland, Family friendly, Festival, Food & Drink,
  • Thurs, Dec 11-Jan 18th. 9am to 5pm Portland Children's MuseumThe Wizard of Oz: The Museum With A Yellow Brick Road.  Great Wizard of Oz themed exhibits and interactive displays for kids.
  • Sat, Dec 13,  5:45 to 9:30pm.  Roller Derby, Rose City: Roller Season Opener, Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
  • Sat, Dec 13-14,  11:00am to 6:00pm.  Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Sale, Oregon Convention Center. Portland's semiannual craft fair returns with 250 artists and crafters selling amazing handmade items including art, accessories, clothing, jewelry, body care, home goods, paper goods + prints, terrariums, sweets, distilled spirits, plush, kids' stuff ... and more!  Free goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day, free craft activities presented by Collage.
  • Sat, December 13 Noon- 6pm, New Deal Distillery Season’s Eatings Holiday Market and Food Drive 900 S.E. Salmon St., Portland.  It’s the annual Season’s Eatings Holiday Market featuring craft cocktails, craft spirit sales, local artisans sampling and selling gourmet culinary treats and cocktail mixers. Admission to the event is a required food or cash donation to Oregon Food Bank.
  • Now through Dec 28,  Winter Wonderland at the Portland Raceway, 5-10pm. Portland International Raceway.  A sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car.
  • Thursday, Dec 11- Jan 4, ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo.  5-8pm.  Each year, the Oregon Zoo and its animals celebrate the holiday by covering the Zoo in thousands of brilliant lights in amazing, animal-themed displays.
  • Now through-Dec 26, Ugly Sweaters in Downtown Stumptown,  Thursdays in Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Some of downtown’s most iconic sculptures will don their holiday finery for the season. A team of local fiber artists will give the statues so-ugly-they’re-cute wardrobe changes on Thursdays through Christmas. Wear your ugly sweaters downtown and take selfies with these yarn-bombed statues. Be sure to tag pictures with #UglySweaterPDX.
  • Now through-Sun Dec 21, The 60th Portland Christmas Ships Parade 
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