Iris Harrison Collection

What to do on a long Labor Day Weekend!

Rock, Oregon State Fair, The Bite of Oregon, football, Art, Pirates and more!

August 31, 2017

Here we are with the last push of Summer, with hot weather, and a long weekend.  There's a lot to do, so go do it.  Eat, drink, and be safe.  Bring someone who doesn't drink or get a cab.  ~Iris

NOW - Sept. 4: Oregon State Fair in Salem.  See farm animals, craft displays, eat fair food, drink local beer and wine, carnival rides, and music!.

                            Fri 9/1-Vince Neil

                            Mon 9/4- Eddie Money

Fri, 9/1- Music and Movies in the Park- Mt. Scott Park (SE 74th & Reedway) Music from Dan Balmer Trio, Movie-Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Sat, 9/2 Music and Movies in the Park-Montavilla Park (NE 83rd & Glisan) Music-POPgoji (Soul meets Brazillian)  Movie-Beauty and the Beast.

Fri-Mon, September 1 – 4: The Bite of Oregon at the Rose Quarter, the best of Oregon food, beer, and wine, entertainment and a cooking competition. Monday 1pm-Hot Dog Eating Contest to qualify for the Nathan’s contest July 4th at Coney Island.

Fri-Mon, September 1 – 4: Tortuga Pirate Festival at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon.  Activities and games for adults in pirate attire.  Argh.

Sat, September 2: College Football! The University of Oregon Ducks vs. Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Autzen Stadium.  Kickoff is at 5:15!

Sat, September 2: Vineyard Jam at the Heathen Estate.  Featuring the comedy of Tommy Chong, music from Lee Oskar (of War) with The Lowrider Band, Roger Fisher (ex-Heart) with Barracuda, and many others.  The Heathen Estate is just about 15 minutes north of Vancouver.  Easy parking, great food, wine, and more.

Sat, September 2: Oregon Fermentation Festival with fermented foods, food trucks, a beverage garden, workshops, and family-friendly entertainment at Rossi Farms.

Sat-Mon, September 2 – 4: Art in The Pearl features 100 booths of fine art, music, food, and art activities along NW 8th Ave in North Park Blocks. Free.

Sat-Mon, September 2 – 4: The Dahlia Festival in Canby at Swan Island Dahlias.  Free.

Sun, September 3: The Tour de Lab, is a 19-mile or 40-mile urban bike ride that begins and ends at Lucky Labrador on SE Hawthorne.  At the end there’s a costume contest, beer, and hot dogs. Dress like a dog or bring a stuffed pooch.

Mon, September 4 (5:30 a.m.): Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim in Hood River. Join 500 hearty souls who jump from a paddleboat and swim 1.1 miles across the Columbia River, or cheer them on from the finish line.

Wednesday, Sept. 6: Music on Main Street next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Free. Last day of the series.  Music from– Kahulanui.

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