PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 12-14, 2018
SAT – If you are looking for a quality reptile as a new pet or are just want something fun and unique to do, this is it. Our shows are fun and unique for all ages, young and old. From a $20 bearded dragon to a $4,000 rare python morph, there is something for every level of hobbyist.
PORTLAND BOAT SHOW
WED-SUN – More than 40 of the area’s top boat dealers and over 100 brands, you’ll find any kind of boats your looking for along with a full selection of products and services tailored to local boaters.
BOURBON & BACON FEST
SAT – Nosh your way through some of the best bourbon and food the Pacific Northwest has to offer with OMSI After Dark Bourbon and Bacon Fest! You’ll get sips of bourbon from distilleries large and small and tastes of bacon from tried-and-true to ways you’d never expect.
PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS
SAT – Some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see.
WALKER STALKER CON
SAT-SUN – Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Walker Stalker guests, or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from Arrow, Gotham, and more at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! One ticket gives you complete access to BOTH shows!
HEROES AND VILLAINS FANFEST
SAT-SUN – Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Heroes and Villains guests, or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchcy, and more from Walker Stalker Con! One ticket gives you complete access to guests, vendors, and panels from BOTH shows!
REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Through January 30 – Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture. Various locations around Portland.
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!
PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY
EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among 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 to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
All Month – This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
THURS-SAT – It’s our first used book fundraiser of the year! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to find the books you’ve wanted to read and to stock up on reading material for those cold winter nights!
SECOND SATURDAY AT THE WATER CENTER
SAT – Not only fun, they’re free! Kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. Create bird feeders and other crafts to welcome wildlife to your backyard! Learn about the amazing world of bubbles! Make a piece of art from reused materials!
OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE
SAT – Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· Paddington 2
· The Post
· Proud Mary
· The Commuter
· Acts of Violence
· Freak Show
· Condorito: The Movie
· Blur Circle
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