PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
JUNE 7-9, 2019
SAT – The Portland Grand Floral Rose Parade is back with floats, bands, equestrian units, marching groups, drill teams, vintage vehicles, and much more!
FRI-SUN – Stop and smell the roses at the Portland Rose Society’s Spring Rose Show, America’s longest-running rose show. View the magnificent blooms that our “Rose City” is known for.
SAT – The Northwest Queer Chorus Pride concert will be filled with songs that uplift, inspire, and empower our community with a message of hope, love, and self-worth. The event will also be honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, come celebrate Pride month!
FRI – Native Gardens follows a story of neighbors disagreeing over a property line, while it unknowingly reveals their differences in class, entitlement, and taste.
THROUGH FRI – Head to Portland Community College Sylvania for showcases in student art ranging from music to art, writing, and theatre.
THROUGH SUN – This popular tale is told by the Eastside Theatre Company, about the classic tale from Charles Dickens.
CITYFAIR & FIREWORKS
FRI-SUN – Enjoy the final weekend of CityFair on the Waterfront. The final weekend features a Fairy Tale theme and a salute to all branches of the military. Catch a concert, and participate in the Grand Floral Scavenger Hunt.
UNDERGROUND ART SHOW
SAT – The Portland Pancakes & Booze Art Show hosts 60 artists with free pancakes, live music by a DJ, live body painting, and a bar at Hawthorne Theatre.
ONGOING – Chocolate Pursuit tours share an afternoon (3.5-hour) walking tour highlighting five stops. Learn about the Portland chocolate culture while sampling local bites.
THROUGH JUNE 22 – This all-female cast hosts a comedy about inheriting a dilapidated theatre and the comical attempt to fundraise for their future.
SAT – Oaks Park hosts the Midsummer Festival in celebration of the summer solstice with games, Scandinavian traditional dancing, food, and a beer garden.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
THROUGH SUN – Lakewood Theatre Company closes out its 66th season with the triumphant movie musical Singin’ In the Rain, tapping its way from cinema’s silver screen to the Lakewood Headlee Mainstage. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a downpour of unforgettable songs and real rain make it the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. Production directed by NW acclaimed Director, Ron Daum and features many well-known and award-winning performers from the local stage.
SAT – Cruisin’ Sherwood hosts 500 hot rods from classics to collector and custom. Join a burnout contest, vendors, a kids’ zone and a beer garden.
FRI – Kick off summer with more than 40 of Portland’s best cider houses and breweries with live music and keeper chats at the Oregon Zoo.
WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL
SAT – Laurelhurst Park hosts the magic of lanterns as they light up the water, bring the family and witness a memorable night.
ART MUSEUM DISCOUNT
SAT – The Portland Art Museum hosts $5 admission after 5 pm on Fridays in a relaxed and interactive experience.
SAT-SUN – Join a “royal Queen” in the time 1563 and enjoy the amusement of jugglers, musicians, and lancing during a weekend in the Scottish countryside.
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
CRAFT BEER & WINE FEST
SAT – Craft nation and Wine fest have come together to celebrate drinks handcrafted in the Pacific Northwest.
WA STATE PARKS DAY
SAT-SUN – Head to any of the 140 Washington State Parks for free entrance! Hike, picnic, and play all day!
THROUGH JUN 10 – Experience the American Crown Circus under the big top, with an array of talent from magic, to death-defying stunts and elaborate illusions.
NATIONAL DONUT DAY
FRI – Come out for coffee and free donuts on National Donut Day at a participating Safeway! Don Francisco’s Coffee has teamed up with 98.7 The Bull radio and social media influencer Kristina McInnis to celebrate this day. Win prizes and tickets to the Roots and Boots Tour!
PAC WEST SERIES
SUN – Washougal MX Park hosts Round 4 of the Pac-West Motocross Series. Head out to watch motocross competitors fight for a spot in the championship.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- XMEN: Dark Phoenix
- The Secret Life of Pets 2
- Late Night
- The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
- Papi Chulo
- This One’s For The Ladies
- Chasing the Dragon 2: Wild