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July Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 29, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

July 1-4: 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 50 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/ 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 5 – Aug 30: Concerts in the square http://thesquarepdx.org/events For the 26th year in a row, Pioneer Courthouse Square will host Noon Tunes Concert Series by 101.9 KINK. Concerts are every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm – 1pm and feature dozens of artists. Nine of the concerts...

June Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 3, 2016 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

  June 1-14: Festival of Flowers thesquarepdx.org/event/festival-of-flowers Gather in Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square, to experience the festival of flowers. Each year a local artist is selected to create a vibrant masterpiece on the bricks utilizing nearly 20,000 flowers. This year’s design is by the award-winning, local firm Holst Architecture and is titled “BE FRIENDLY PDX”. FREE   June 2-12: CityFair http://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 4: Starlight Parade http://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...

May Calendar of Events in Portland

By on May 9, 2016 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

May 5 – 8: Cinco de Mayo http://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 6-7: Northwest Quilters 42nd 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 feature over 300 quilts on display, vendors, silent auctions, food, beverages, and a treasure hunt for the kids!   May 8: Mother’s Day Brunch www.oregonzoo.org/events/mothers-day-brunch-0 Surprise mom with an appetizing breakfast featuring made-to-order waffles and omelets, lox and bagels, and other delicious classics at the Oregon Zoo! Call 503-525-4299 for reservations.   May 8: Reigning Roses Walk www.crowdrise.com/ReigningRosesWalk2016 Join the Reigning...

April Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Mar 29, 2016 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

April 1-3: Umbrella Festival – a Circus of Comedy www.albertarosetheatre.com/umbrellafestival/ A fast paced line up of world class artists that show off their most astonishing tricks. Featuring aerialists, acrobats, comics, clowns, burlesque and a caravan of glam!   April 1-May 1: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest www.woodenshoe.com 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!   April 9: Old House Revival Tour http://www.visitahc.org/ After a successful run last year, the Old House Revival Tour is excited to announce that it is back once again! This self-guided tour features several newly renovated and preserved homes. The homes on tour are characteristic of the many common eras and architectural styles that were found in Portland between the late 1800s...

February 2016 Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Feb 9, 2016 in Local Talk, Portland | 0 comments

  Feb 2-5: 33rd Reel Music http://nwfilm.org/festivals/reelmusic 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, and animations. It also explores a wide variety of music genres including rock, blues, jazz, classical, opera and avant-garde.   Feb 5-6: Portland Seafood & Wine Festival http://pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com The 11th annual Portland Seafood & Wine Festival returns to the Oregon Convention Center right in the middle of Dungeness Crab Season! This Portland tradition will feature Oregon seafood, Oregon wine & craft beers, sand sculptures, face painting, balloon artists and much more. Bring the family!   Feb 6: Chinese New Year Cultural Fair http://www.pdxnyf.com 2016 is the Year of the Monkey!...

January 2016 Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Dec 29, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  Jan 3 (Every First Sunday):  $2 Days at OMSI https://www.omsi.edu/ 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 13-17: Portland Boat Show https://www.otshows.com/pbs/ Join the Portland Boat Show for its 56th 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 15-Feb 8: 33rd Reel Music http://nwfilm.org/festivals/reelmusic/ 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, and animations. It also explores a wide...

December Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Dec 3, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  Dec 1-27: Sunshine Division Winter Wonderland http://www.winterwonderlandportland.com 23 years and counting, Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway has been noted as the “largest Holiday light show west of the Mississippi”. PIR welcomes you, your family and friends to witness this spectacular light display. This year, all proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Division.   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 encourages to bring a donation of canned food benefiting Snow-Cap, an affiliate of the Oregon Food Bank.   Dec 1-30: ZooLights http://www.oregonzoo.org/visit/zoolights The Oregon Zoo invites you and yours to their annual...

November Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Oct 30, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  Nov 6-8: 26th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival http://www.hfgf.com/portland.html Known as one of the largest holiday events in the Northwest, the Holiday Food & Gift Celebration draws thousands of attendees annually. Over 300 exhibitors will fill the Oregon Convention Center with their art, crafts, music, photography, clothing, jewelry, Christmas décor and so much more. Get your holiday shopping done early!   Nov 12-15: Portland Metro Dealers RV Show http://www.portlandmetrorv.com/ The Portland Metro RV Dealers Association rolls into the Expo Center for the 57th 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 12-17: Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/nwfest/ For 42 years and...

Portland Area Haunted Attractions – 2015

By on Oct 8, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

Local Haunted Attractions Be sure to visit the Haunt’s website for specific days and hours of operation   OCTOBER 1 -31: DAVIS GRAVEYARD www.davisgraveyard.com For 16 years the Davis’ have created a creepy yard haunt that has attracted people from all over the Portland area. The 2015 yard display features a new mausoleum, several new monuments and host of new tombstones. The display is available for viewing (from the street only) 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.   OCTOBER 3-31: FRIGHTTOWN www.frightown.com FrightTown is the Pacific Northwest’s biggest, scariest and best-reviewed haunted event, featuring three amazing haunted houses in one location for one price. Baron Von Goolo’s Museum of Horrors, The Madness and our all new haunt, The...

Portland Area Pumpkin Patches – 2015

By on Oct 8, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  SAUVIE ISLAND Bella Organic 16205 N.W. Gillihan Rd., Portland OR 97231 www.bellaorganic.com  The Pumpkin Patch 16511 NW Gillihan Rd., Portland OR 97231 www.thepumpkinpatch.com Kruger’s Farm Market 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland OR 97231 http://www.krugersfarmmarket.com/   NORTHWEST Plumper Pumpkin Patch 11435 NW Old Cornelius Rd., Portland OR 97231 http://plumperpumpkins.com/pumpkin_patch.php   WEST SIDE (Hillsboro, North Plains) Roloff Farms 23985 NW Grossen Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97124 www.therolofffamily.com   SOUTHWEST SIDE (Tualatin, Sherwood, Dayton) Lee Farms 21975 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin OR 97062 http://www.leefarmsoregon.com  Baggenstos Farm 15801 SW Roy Rogers Rd., Sherwood OR 97140 www.baggenstosfarms.com   Heiser Farms 21425 Grand Island Lp., Dayton OR 97114 www.heiserfarms.com   EAST SIDE (Damascus / Boring / Corbett) Liepold Farms 14480 SE Richey...

October Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Oct 1, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  Oct 1-4: Portland Fall Home and Garden Show https://www.otshows.com/pfhs/ Join the home experts, pros and gurus at this year’s Portland Fall Home and Garden Show. Located at the Portland Expo Center, this event will feature home-improvement vendors, landscaping displays, designer rooms, a wide variety of beautiful plants, shrubs, bulbs, specialty and flowering trees. You don’t want to miss out on the Northwest’s only fall home & garden event!   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 old Merchant Hotel, recently featured on the Travel Channels’ “Ghost...

September Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Aug 28, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

Sept 1-7: Oregon State Fair http://oregonstatefair.org/ The Oregon State Fair Celebrates 150 years! This special occasion features new physical and visual enhancements that honor the fair’s past and launch it into a new and exciting future. You’ll find a plethora of exhibitions & displays, competitions, attractions, animals, entertainment, and of course food and drink. Sept 5-7: Art in the Pearl 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! Sept 6: Tour de Lab 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 mile or 40 mile urban bike ride commences at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, tours...

August Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jul 31, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  Aug 1-30: NW Natural Street of Dreams http://streetofdreamspdx.com/ Come tour “The Highlands”, the site of the NW Natural Street of Dreams. These nine beautifully crafted homes boast modern aesthetic and 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 7-9: The Bite of Oregon http://www.biteoforegon.com/ 32 years strong, The Bite of Oregon celebrates the incredible State of Oregon, its people, food and its wonderful quality of life. Come join your fellow Oregonians at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Sample local cuisine, craft brews, and enjoy the live entertainment while you celebrate everything Oregon! Aug 9: Alberta Street Fair http://albertamainst.org/whats-happening/street-fair/ Attracting more than 25,000 people annually, the Alberta...

July Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 30, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  July 2-5: Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival www.waterfrontbluesfest.com Since 1988 the Oregon Food Bank has produced its largest fundraising event, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival features 50 performances on four stages including headline Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Bring the family for the festivals spectacular 4th of July fireworks show!   July 3-5: Portland Craft Beer Festival www.portlandcraftbeerfestival.com The Rose City welcomes the very first Portland Craft Beer Festival. The city is home to more breweries than any other city in the world!  Attendees have the opportunity to taste hundreds of local beers and even volunteer to pour!   July 7 – Aug 20: Concerts in the Square thesquarepdx.org/events For the 25th year in a row, Pioneer Courthouse Square will host Noon Tunes Concert Series by 101.9 KINK. Concerts are every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm...

June Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Jun 2, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  June 1-7: Festival of Flowers http://thesquarepdx.org/event/festival-flowers Gather in Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square, to experience the festival of flowers. Every year a local artist is selected to create a vibrant masterpiece on the bricks utilizing nearly 20,000 flowers. This year’s design by PLACE Studio is titled “Doughnut Trip”, and is a tribute to Portland’s Coffee & Doughnuts.   June 3-7: CityFair http://www.rosefestival.org/music/rozone-concert-series This annual event located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park will feature food, beer, carnival rides & games, and Rozone music concerts.   June 3-7: Fleet Week http://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 strong,...

May Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Apr 29, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  May 2-3: Medieval Fair www.faireinthegrove.com/ This event boasts armored combat, period costumes, lawn games, musicians, dancers, singers, story telling, juggling, medieval cooking, merchants, textile demos, leather working and much more! Hosted by McMenanmins Grand Lodge. Free and open to the public!   May 2-5: Cinco de Mayo 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 3: Scavenger Hunt cnation.squarespace.com/portland/ This “Amazing Race” style competition challenges teams of two or more to run around on a quest to locate clues, solve puzzles and adventure undiscovered areas of the city. Food, beverages, costume contests and over $6,000 in cash prizes can all be found on this incredible day!   May 8-9: Cheers to Belgian...

April Calendar of Events

By on Mar 31, 2015 in National, Portland | 0 comments

  April 1 – May 3: Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest www.woodenshoe.com 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! April 1 – May 6:  OMSI – Mazes www.omsi.edu/on-view This exhibit ends May 6th, so don’t miss out this Month!  Explore thirteen challenging and interactive maze experiences for all ages including the Music Maze, Puzzle Maze, Color Maze and Maze of Illusions! April 2 – 5: Umbrella Festival – a Circus of Comedy www.albertarosetheatre.com/umbrellafestival2015.html A fast paced line up of world class circus artists show off their most astonishing tricks, while a hard-hitting 10 piece big band keeps things lively! April 3 – 4: Spring Beer & Wine Fest www.springbeerfest.com Featuring the best breweries, wineries, distillers & chocolatiers. ...

March Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Mar 2, 2015 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

  March 6 -8: America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show www.expocenter.org/events?month=2015-03 Great vintage items from every year, brought to you by courteous and knowledgeable dealers from all over the US. Toys from the 1880’s – 1970’s, period furniture and lighting, estate & costume jewelry, pop culture and so much more.   March 10 – 15: Guys & Dolls www.portland5.com/keller-auditorium/events/guys-dolls US Bank Broadway presents GUYS & DOLLS to the Keller Auditorium.  Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy.   March 11 – 15: Spring RV Show www.portlandmetrorv.com Portland Metro RV Dealers presents the Spring RV Show of Shows.  Come see the latest and greatest in Recreational Vehicles and much more at the Portland Expo Center.   March 14 – 15: Bricks...

January Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Dec 22, 2014 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

Portland Boat Show: January 7 – 11 www.otshows.com/pbs If you are looking to find an outstanding selection of boats and want to shop and compare dozens of brands, lines and styles then the Portland Boat Show is the place to be. Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage: January 13 – 18 www.portland.broadway.com/shows/dirty-dancing-baa Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! Rose City Classic Dog Show: January 14 – 18 www.rosecityclassic.org Rose City Classic is fun for the whole family. The best days for spectators to attend are Thursday through Sunday, the days of the all-breed shows. That’s when the largest number of dogs will be in attendance and...

December Calendar of Events in Portland

By on Dec 2, 2014 in Local Talk, National, Portland | 0 comments

All Month Events: See Individual Website for Details Winter Wonderland www.winterwonderlandportland.com A family tradition featuring a sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car. Christmas Festival of Lights www.thegrotto.org/christmas Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world.  The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. ZooLights www.oregonzoo.org/visit/zoolights Don’t miss ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo!  This winter festival features more than a million LED lights.  The popular ZooLights Trains is back this year – take a ride through a...