PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
AUGUST 3-5, 2018
STEAM ENGINE FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Steam-Up in Brooks! Vintage tractors, automobiles and trucks show off in a parade. Trolley and train rides will be available, so bring the kids! Watch demonstrations from blacksmiths, sawmills and machinery. Take a stroll and browse the flea market.
SAT – Join this 8th annual event benefiting the Oregon Humane Society! Bring your pooch and get a license to taste passport for any of the 15 participating Willamette Valley Wineries. Each participating winery has a special event catered to your pooch from agility courses, to doggy massage and an animal communicator.
FRI-SUN – Food and drink vendors, live music and of course the Crawfish eating contest! Saturday kicks off with the Crawfish Crawl, part of the Hood to Coast Race Series.
MOVIES ON A ROOFTOP
EVERY THUR – Listen to local bands while you enjoy cocktails, beer, BBQ, and more! Movies play at dusk, bring a chair and enjoy under the stars.
OREGON CITY RUN AND BREWFEST
FRI-SAT – The ultimate Oregon trail challenge has you facing rough decisions, just like the Oregon trail Game. The Brewfest features beverages from other states, offered along the trail.
SUPERHERO AUTISM ACTIVITY DAY
SAT – Celebrate Autism with Centria Autism Services! Take pictures with your favorite superheroes, run through obstacle courses, and more! Register to secure a spot.
SAT – Cheer on the Parade of pets and kids on bikes along with live music, vendors and a kids zone.
SAT-SUN – Rice Northwest Museum Summer Festival, hunt for gold, play games, jewelry and fossil vendors, live music and food vendors in Hillsboro.
LENTS STREET FAIR
SUN – When was the last time you watched a chicken beauty pageant? This is a family fun, free summer celebration of the community in combination with the Lents International Farmers Market. Don’t miss live music, a beverage garden, the famous Belmont goats and more!
PORTLAND HOT SAUCE EXPO
SAT-SUN – Add a little spice to your weekend with hot foods, eating contests and cool it down with craft beer. Stick around for the Chihuahua beauty contest Sunday afternoon.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
THROUGH SEPT 7 – Watch local artists perform, free popcorn available and movies play at dusk.
THE SHAPE OF SPEED
THROUGH SEPT 16 – The Portland Art Museum’s latest exhibit features a ride back in time looking at the evolution of automobiles and two-wheelers from 1930. This summer will host 19 rare US and European vehicles and motorcycles.
80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
EVERY FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE TOUR
THROUGH NOV 1 – View waterfalls and the fruit loop at Mt. Hood with this full day tour that drives along the route and makes several fascinating stops along the way.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Start in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and go on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and through the famous food carts.
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 – five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
COLD COFFEE FESTIVAL
SAT – Sample the best cold brews and even vote for your favorite! Featuring 30 types of cold brew.
CLARK COUNTY FAIR
THROUGH AUG 12 – Come to Ridgefield for the best in weekend entertainment with free grandstand entertainment, concerts and family fun! You can enter eating contests and gorge yourself on foods such as watermelon, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, pies and more!
URBAN ABUNDANCE HARVEST PARTY
SAT – Help harvest a local apple orchard, most of the fruit will be donated to the food bank for those in need. Volunteers are encouraged to take what they will eat and share! Harvest parties are always family friendly. Contact to receive location details.
INTRO TO CARPENTRY CLASS
SUN – Looking to hone in on your carpentry skills? Check out the ReBuilding Center for ongoing weekend classes.
SPIRIT TALES OF THE VANCOUVER BARRACKS
THROUGH OCT 27 – Service members, their families, and many others, walked its grounds, leaving behind many memories. Memories of loneliness, fear and tragedy, all part of the darker aspects of military life. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in these stories of the Vancouver Barracks’ past residents.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
THROUGH OCT 28 – Home to over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Christopher Robin
- The Darkest Minds
- Death Of A Nation
- The Spy Who Dumped Me
- 40 Years in the Making: The Magic
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post
- Never Goin’ Back
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