PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
MAY 24-27, 2019
CITYFAIR & FIREWORKS
FRI-MON – Friday night features fireworks, carnival rides, exhibits, a food fair, and live music at the Waterfront.
FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS
THROUGH JUNE 4 – Pioneer Courthouse Square offer live music and a flower sale with a giant design made of 20,000 flowers.
THROUGH JUNE 16 – The Native Gardens performance displays neighbors arguing over a property line and their unsettled differences.
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
THROUGH SAT – This women’s play features a hilarious recall of stories regarding clothing they wore in Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
VAMPIRE’S MASQUERADE BALL
SAT– Portland Art Museum hosts a formal gala with a Gothic and industrial classic theme featuring a buffet and bar.
WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND
THROUGH MON – Head to the Willamette Valley for more than 130 wineries offering tours and tastings.
THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING – Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.
ONGOING – Chocolate Pursuit tours shares an afternoon (3.5-hour) walking tour highlighting five stops. Learn about the Portland chocolate culture while sampling local bites.
SWEENEY TODD BINGO
FRI – Odd Fellows Lodge offers a Gothic Bingo Night hosted by Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper. Wear your spooky goth attire for a late-night Bingo Party and fundraiser as the villains roam the room, helping bingo-goers cheat for a price. Bring cash to bribe villains for help winning.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY FAIR
SAT-MON – Oaks Amusement Park hosts the 113th Annual Multnomah County Fair. Enjoy food, rides, live entertainment, and more!
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
THROUGH JUNE 9 – 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.
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
BREAD AND BUTTER
SAT – Head out to Cedar Creek Grist Mill for Bread and Butter Day, where you can learn how to churn cream into butter.
MEMORIAL DAY WINE TOUR
SAT-MON – Sip on artisan Spring wine while enjoying local handcrafted, newly released wine.
MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
SAT-MON – West Coast Premier Tournaments compete at the Harmony Sports complex and other sites in a competition for the final game Monday.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Echo In The Canyon
- Funny Story
- The Proposal
- The Tomorrow Man
- India’s Most Wanted