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September Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Aug 29, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Sept 1-3: Art in the Pearl www.artinthepearl.com Named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country, Art In The Pearl showcases music, art, theater and activities for all ages. This Labor Day weekend festival spans the Northwest Portland Park blocks and is completely free!   Sept 2: Tour de Lab www.eventsbyaxiom.com/tourdelab.html Suit up in your best K9 attire or bring a stuffed pooch to the Lucky Lab’s Tour de Lab in support of DoveLewis! This 15 mile or 42 mile urban bike ride commences at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company and ends with a costume contest, beers, and hotdogs.   Sept 6: Volunteer Expo www.standard.com/about-standard/community/standards-volunteer-expo The Standard Volunteer Expo returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square. This event features local nonprofits in the Portland Metro Area that help match volunteers with organizations that fir their...

August Calendar of Events

By on Jul 31, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

  Aug 1-26: NW Natural Street of Dreams www.streetofdreamspdx.com Come tour Vendage at the Reserve in South Hillsboro, the site of the 2018 NW Natural Street of Dreams. These six beautifully crafted homes will introduce you to a new community nearly 20 years in the making. They boast modern aesthetic & innovative features. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the elegance and luxury!   Aug 2 – Sept 12: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts www.zooconcerts.com/ Bring your family and friends to one of the many concerts that the Oregon Zoo will be hosting. Enjoy great music by famous artists, food, and local beer & wine selections.  Admission includes a day pass to the Zoo. The lineup includes Amos Lee, Pink Martini, Oregon Symphony and Billy Idol.   Aug 3-17: Flicks on the Bricks www.thesquarepdx.org/flicks-on-the-bricks Grab the kids and head to Pioneer...

July Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jul 6, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

July 1 – September 12: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts www.zooconcerts.com Grab your family and friends for one of the many concerts that the Oregon Zoo will be hosting. Enjoy great music by famous artists, food, and local beer & wine selections.  Artists include Ziggy Marley, Violent Femmes, Indigo Girls, The Roots, Amos Lee, Pink Martini, Billy Idol and many more!   July 4-7: Annual  Waterfront Blues Festival http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com The Waterfront Blues Festival is the largest celebration of blues, soul, funk, and rhythm & blues west of the Mississippi!  Featuring 150 performances on four stages, vendors, food, riverboat cruises, and more! Bring the family for the festival’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks show!   July 4: Pepsi 4th of July Spectacular http://oakspark.com/4th-of-july.html Head to Oaks Amusement Park for Portland’s favorite 4th of July...

June Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 7, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

June 1-10: CityFair www.rosefestival.org/waterfront/city-fair This annual event located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park will feature food, beer, carnival rides & games, and RoZone dance parties and concerts.   June 2: Starlight Parade www.rosefestival.org/event/starlight-parade The Starlight Parade continues to be a longtime festival tradition dating back to the early 1900s—originally floats built on electric trolley cars! Today, approximately 100 illuminated floats, bands and participants will wind their way through the 2.25-mile route downtown. This is a twinkling, summer night downtown that you and the family don’t want to miss. FREE   June 6-10: Fleet Week www.rosefestival.org/event/fleet-week Since 1907 ships and submarines from the U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy have dropped anchor at the Portland Waterfront to visit the city. Over 100 years...

May Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Apr 25, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

May 4 – 6: Cinco de Mayo www.cincodemayo.org Enjoy live music and dancing, authentic food, waterfront rides, an artisan village, and fun at the Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park!   May 6: Cinco de Mayo Run/Walk http://terrapinevents.com/event/cinco-de-mayo-half-marathon-10k-5k-run-walk-portland/?tab=register The 2018 Cinco de Mayo run/walk features a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and a half miler that starts and ends in the east side industrial area next to OMSI. Awesome awards, prizes, and giveaways!   May 11-12: Northwest Quilters 44th Annual Quilt Show www.northwestquilters.org The Northwest Quilters celebrate the 44th annual “A Festival of Quilts” show. This Portland expo event will feature over 300 quilts on display, vendors, silent auctions, food, and beverages!   May 12: Doggie Dash 2018 www.oregonhumane.org/doggiedash Doggie Dash...

April Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Apr 2, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest: April 1st – 29th  https://www.woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family!   TechfestNW: April 5th – 6th http://techfestnw.com TechfestNW is a technology conference featuring two days of speakers, networking opportunities, competitions, and demonstrations by lead thinkers in the industry. Here is your chance to experience the latest and greatest of technology and innovation that is taking Portland by storm!   Wizard World Portland Comic Con: April 13th – 15th https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/portland The Wizard World Portland Comic Con brings comic books, science fiction, fantasy, film, horror, animation, anime, manga, and card games all to the Oregon Convention Center....

February Calendar of Events

By on Feb 2, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Feb 2-3: Portland Seafood & Wine Festival http://pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com/ The 13th annual Portland Seafood & Wine Festival returns to the Oregon Convention Center! This Portland tradition will feature Oregon seafood, Oregon wine & craft beers, sand sculptures, face painting, balloon artists and much more. Bring the family!   Feb 7-11: 2018 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show https://www.thesportshows.com/shows/pacific-northwest/show-information/ This is the largest sportsmen show west of the Mississippi and one of the most anticipated events for outdoor sportsmen of all ages. Forty-three years strong, this attraction has helped gear outdoor gurus up with the latest and greatest. Browse gear, boats, trailers, and an enormous variety of fishing, camping, hunting, and backpacking equipment. This is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly experience.   Feb 9-10: Wurfest...

January Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jan 4, 2018 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Jan 7: $2 Days at OMSI https://omsi.edu/showing/2-days-at-omsi OMSI invites you to explore all exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are reduced to $5 per person. Stay out of the cold and get your science on!   Jan 10 – 14: Portland Boat Show https://www.otshows.com/shows/pbs/show-information/ Join the Portland Boat Show for its 58th year! The Portland Expo Center’s giant exhibition space will house hundreds of vessels including sailboats, sport boats, fishing boats, personal watercraft and much more!   Jan 12 – Jan 30: 35th Reel Music Festival https://nwfilm.org/festivals/reel-music-35/ This film and music festival is an annual showcase that explores the interplay between sound, image, music and culture. The festival features collections of vintage performances, documentaries, music videos,...

Portland Area Holiday Displays

By on Dec 4, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Aspen Meadow – Celebration of Lights 24232 S Upper Highland Rd, Colton, OR 97017 www.aspenmeadowlights.com This year’s theme is “The Greatest is Love”! Featuring over 150,000 lights, carolers, children’s area, miniature train village, indoor & outdoor displays, and refreshments. Christmas in Dairyville 6149 SW Shattuck Rd, Portland, OR 97221 www.alpenrose.com/events/christmas-in-dairyville Alpenrose Dairy hosts its annual Christmas in Dairyville—a replica of a western frontier town that is transformed into a winter wonderland. Featuring: choirs, holiday movies, Santa, and nostalgic storybook lane. Christmas in the Garden 879 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381 www.oregongarden.org/events Christmas in the Garden boasts 600,000 Christmas lights, ice skating, snowless tubing, carolers, artisan booths, fire pits, and Santa! Christmas Ship Parade Willamette & Columbia Rivers,...

Portland Area Christmas Tree Farms

By on Dec 4, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHMIDLIN FARMS 44101 NW Woollen Rd, Banks, OR 97106 http://www.schmidlinfarms.com/ LAWRENCE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM 17299 SW Alvord Ln, Beaverton, OR 97007 (503) 590-4637 PARRY S TREE FARM 45627 NW David Hill Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116 http://www.parrysfarm.us/ CHRISTMAS TREES WEST 45619 NW David Hill Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116 http://www.christmastreeswest.com/ HELVETIA CHRISTMAS TREE FARM 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 http://www.helvetiachristmastreefarm.com/ FURROW FARMS 25877 NW West Union Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 http://www.furrowfarm.com/ TANNENBAUM PLATZ 11100 NW Helvetia Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124 https://tualatinvalley.org/business/tannenbaum-platz/ HAGG S TREE FARM 18175 SW McCormick Hill RD, Hillsboro, OR 97123 http://www.haggsfarm.com/ LOCH LOLLY CHRISTMAS FOREST 28366 NW Dorland Rd, North Plains, OR 97133 http://www.lochlollychristmasforest.com/...

December Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Dec 4, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Dec 1-24: A Christmas Carol The Musical www.stumptownstages.org/a-christmas-carol Join Stumptown Stages at the Brunish Theatre for A Christmas Carol The Musical! Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens bring magical, new life to this classic holiday tale.   Dec 1-30: Christmas Festival of Lights http://thegrotto.org/christmas-festival-of-lights/ The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights presents the sights, sounds and sensations of the season. It is recognized as the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation of canned or dry food for Snow-Cap, an East-county food bank.   Dec 1-21: Christmas Ship Parade www. christmasships.org The 2017 Christmas Ships Parade has been nominated again to compete in the USA Today’s 10 Best Holiday Parade contest! Witness a fleet of Holiday vessels floating down the Columbia and Willamette rivers through the...

November Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Oct 24, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Nov 1-5: Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival https://nwfilm.org/festivals/44-northwest-filmmakers-festival/ For 44 years and counting, the Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival has brought audiences and industry artists together to celebrate their local work. More than 400 submissions are made each year in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. Join us this week to review, recognize and award these films and their creators!   Nov 9-12: Portland Metro Dealers RV Show http://www.portlandmetrorv.com/ The Portland Metro RV Dealers Association rolls into the Expo Center for the 59th annual RV show. Whether you are looking to rest and relax or hit the road and adventure, this event won’t disappoint. Step inside and tour a recreational vehicle that fits you and your family.   Nov 10-12: 27th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival http://www.hfgf.com/portland.html...

October Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Sep 28, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Oct 1-31: Haunted Pub Tour http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/ This spooky 2.5 hour ghost tour ventures to the pubs and hotels in Portland’s historic Old Town District. Enjoy several local brews at your stops while learning about this area’s disturbing and wicked past—haunted by resident ghosts and plagued by paranormal activity. A special stop will be made at the Shanghai Tunnels, featured on the Travel Channels’ “Ghost Adventures”.   Oct 6-8: 2017 Sport & Fitness Expo http://portlandmarathon.org/expo-info/ The Portland Marathon hosts the 33rd  Annual Sports & Fitness Expo Friday and Saturday at the Hilton Portland. Admission to the expo is free and gives marathon participants a chance to pick up their race bibs and packets. Sunday will feature the full and half marathon.   Oct 7: The Wedge – Chees Festival http://thewedgeportland.com/ This farmers market-style...

Portland Area Pumpkin Patches

By on Sep 25, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

SAUVIE ISLAND Bella Organic on Sauvie Island 16205 N.W. Gillihan Rd., Portland, OR 97231 bellaorganic.com/pumpkin-patch | 503.621.9545 The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island 16511 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland OR 97231 thepumpkinpatch.com | 503.621.3874 Kruger’s Farm Market on Sauvie Island 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland OR 97231 krugersfarm.com/pumpkin-season | 503.621.3489   NORTHWEST Plumper Pumpkin Patch 11435 NW Old Cornelius Rd., Portland OR 97231 plumperpumpkins.com | 503.645.9561   WEST Roloff Farms 23985 NW Grossen Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97124 www.rolofffarms.com/pumpkin-season-2017 | 503.647.2917   SOUTHWEST Lee Farms 21975 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin OR 97062 leefarmsoregon.com | 503.638.1869 Baggenstos Farm 15801 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood OR 97140 baggenstosfarms.com | 503.590.4301   Heiser Farms 21425 SE Grand Island Lp., Dayton OR 97114...

Portland Area Haunted Houses

By on Sep 25, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Portland Area Halloween Haunts Be sure to visit the Haunt’s website for specific days and hours of operation   Davis Graveyard: Oct 1-Oct 31 www.davisgraveyard.com | 8703 SE 43rd Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 For over 16 years the Davises have created a creepy yard haunt that has attracted people from all over the Portland area. The display is available for viewing daily with lights coming on at dusk until 10pm Monday-Thursday. The effects (sound, video, fog, and animations) come on Friday-Sunday from dusk until 11pm and 10pm on Sunday. Please note Davis Graveyard is not a haunted house, It is viewed from the street only.   FrightTown: Oct 7-Oct 31 www.frighttown.com | 1 N Center Ct St Portland, OR 97227 FrightTown is the Pacific Northwest’s biggest, scariest and best-reviewed haunted event, featuring three amazing haunted houses in one location. Baron Von Goolo’s Museum of...

September Calendar of Events

By on Sep 1, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Oregon State Fair: September 1st – 4th http://oregonstatefair.org/ The Oregon State Fair celebrates over 150 years! Here you’ll fi       a plethora of exhibitions & displays, spirited competitions, attractions, animals, entertainment, and of course food and drink. This year features the return of the sow and her piglets—see the little piggies in the Forster Livestock Pavilion every day of the fair.   Art in the Pearl: September 2nd – 4th http://www.artinthepearl.com/ Named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country, Art In The Pearl showcases music, art, theater and activities for all ages. This Labor Day weekend festival spans the Northwest Portland Park blocks and is completely free!   Tour de Lab: September 3rd http://tourdelab.com/ Suit up in your best K9 attire or bring a stuffed pooch to the Lucky Lab’s Tour de Lab! This 19 or 40 mile...

August Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Aug 1, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

Aug 1-27: NW Natural Street of Dreams www.streetofdreamspdx.com Come tour Mitchell Park, the site of the 2017 NW Natural Street of Dreams. These five beautifully crafted homes are situated among the matured, natural landscape of a private community. They boast modern aesthetic & innovative features. Enjoy food, wine and beer—entertainment every Tuesday and a chef series every Wednesday. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the elegance and luxury!   Aug 1-18: Flicks on the Bricks thesquarepdx.org/flicks-on-the-bricks Grab the kids and head to Pioneer Courthouse square for Flicks on the Bricks. The square is transformed into the City’s largest outdoor theatre and the best part is it’s completely free! Movies include: La La Land, Wayne’s World, and Forrest Gump.   Aug 1 – Sept 9: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts www.zooconcerts.com/ Bring your family and friends to...

July Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 29, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

July 1-4: 30th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com Since 1988 the Oregon Food Bank has produced its largest fundraising event, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival features 150 performances on four stages. Bring the family for the festival’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks show!   July 4: Pepsi 4th of July Spectacular http://oakspark.com/4th-of-july.html Head to Oaks Amusement Park for Portland’s favorite 4th of July celebration! Featuring first come first serve access to all picnic areas, extended ride and roller skating hours and the city’s best fireworks display.   July 8: 2017 Mississippi Street Fair http://mississippiave.com/streetfair/ The Mississippi Street Fair will feature over 200 local vendors, 6 stages and 40 plus bands. Grab a bite at the food carts and a drink at the fair’s beer garden. This event is open...

June Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 1, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

June 2-11: CityFair www.rosefestival.org/waterfront/city-fair This annual event located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park will feature food, beer, carnival rides & games, and RoZone dance parties and concerts.   June 3: Starlight Parade www.rosefestival.org/event/starlight-parade The Starlight Parade continues to be a longtime festival tradition dating back to the early 1900s—originally floats built on electric trolley cars! Today, approximately 100 illuminated floats, bands and participants will wind their way through the 2.25-mile route downtown. This is a twinkling, summer night downtown that you and the family don’t want to miss. FREE   June 7-11: Fleet Week www.rosefestival.org/event/fleet-week Since 1907 ships and submarines from the U.S Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy have dropped anchor at the Portland Waterfront to visit the city. Over 100 years...

May Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Apr 24, 2017 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

  May 5 – 7: Cinco de Mayo www.cincodemayo.org Enjoy live music and dancing, authentic food, waterfront rides, an artisan village, and fun at Cinco de Mayo Fiesta located at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park!   May 6: Portland Train Day 2017 www.orhf.org Portland Train Day will feature live music, games, three steam trains on display, train rides, food carts, and a FREE museum visit at the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation!   May 7: Cinco de Mayo Run/Walk www.terrapinevents.com The 2017 Cinco de Mayo run/walk features a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and a half miler that start and end in the east side industrial area next to OMSI. Awesome awards, prizes and giveaways!   May 12-13: Northwest Quilters 43rd Annual Quilt Show www.northwestquilters.org The Northwest Quilters celebrate over 40 years with their annual “A Festival of Quilts” show. This Portland expo event will...