PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
JULY 12-14, 2019
THE BIG FLOAT
SAT – Hop on a float and travel downstream to a beach party. The beach party boasts a music barge, food carts, and a beverage garden.
FRI-SUN – Head to the historic Rossi Farms for three days of the best food and drink from the PNW. Enjoy live music while supporting meals on wheels people and the Parkrose school district youth programs.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
THROUGH AUG 31 – Listen to live music in Portland parks, bring a blanket or chair and share a meal with family or friends.
FRI-SUN – The Portland Rose Cup at the Portland International Raceway hosts sports cars and race on a two-mile course.
BASTILLE DAY FESTIVAL
SAT – Enjoy French food, wine, music, and street performers. Dress for a costume contest and shop the marketplace. Enter the Portland Waiters Race for the chance to win monetary prizes.
MISSISSIPPI STREET FAIR
SAT – Shop from over 200 vendors and craft booths, listen to live music bringing the street to life and taste a bite of Portland with food carts lining the streets at the popular Street Fair.
THROUGH AUG 8 – Don’t miss live music at Monteith Riverpark every Thursday. Enjoy food vendors and children’s crafts before the concert. This week, watch the Chubby Checker perform.
SAT – Bring a chair to Westmorland Park for free admission to the wine tasting festival with over 100 participating wines.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
THROUGH AUG 25 – Watch 17 different plays outdoors during the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival.
OREGON BACH FESTIVAL
THROUGH SAT – Celebrate the legacy of classical music composer Johann Sebastian Bach with 35 performances and events.
ROMEO & JULIET
THROUGH SAT – Watch the famous William Shakespeare tragedy of Romeo and Juliet set on an outdoor stage.
SAT-SUN – The Oregon Lavender Farm Tour features multiple farms and nurseries hosting lavender enthusiasts during full bloom.
ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE FESTIVAL
THROUGH JUL 15 – Shop from over 1400 vendors selling furniture, glassware, jewelry, and estate items at the Portland Expo Center. Browse movie memorabilia and vintage collectibles, this weekend only!
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rare objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
SAT – Meet local health and safety professionals at the annual SW WA Health Fair. Get free wellness checks like blood pressure, glucose testing, spinal assessments, and workshops. Don’t miss the kids’ zone and car seat clinic.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
FRI – Bring a lawn chair to the park and enjoy Aquaman on the big screen at Endeavour Park.
MOVIES ON THE LAWN
FRI – Head to the Rusty Grape Vineyard every Friday evening for a movie on the lawn, this week watch Mean Girls.
DRAGON BOAT RACES
SAT – Take a turn paddling on Vancouver Lake in a dragon boat and race to help Paddle for Life, making a difference in our community.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The Art of Self Defense
- Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
- The Cure Anniversary
- The Farewell
- Sword of Trust
- The Trespassers