August Calendar of Events

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Aug 1-26: NW Natural Street of Dreams

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

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

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 Black Panther, Grease and Mean Girls.


Aug 11: Alberta Street Fair

Attracting more than 25,000 people annually, the Alberta Street Fair continues to be one of Portland’s most beloved neighborhood festivals. This fair will feature over 300 local vendors, 3 music stages, entertainment, delicious food, 2 beer gardens and it welcomes all ages!


Aug 12: Providence Bridge Pedal

Join Providence for its 23rd year of biking the bridges! This is an exciting opportunity for the public to bike or walk across the city’s chain of bridges.  Strap into your helmet and celebrate cycling in America’s Bike Capital! See website for routes and street closures.


Aug 12: India Festival

Bring your family and friends to Pioneer Courthouse Square to experience Indian Culture. Enjoy entertainment, live music and dancing, artisans and authentic Indian cuisine. Prepare your senses for the sites, tastes, and sounds of India! This family-friendly event is completely free.


Aug 17-19: Portland Renovation and Landscaping Show

Looking to make some changes around the place you call home? Head to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the 2018 Portland Renovation & Landscaping Show. Exhibitors will showcase everything for the home, including the latest in cabinetry, countertops, flooring, sunrooms, landscaping, basement finishing, waterproofing, energy efficient windows and more!


Aug 18: Portland Adult Soapbox Derby

Once a year a brave group of racers gather on the steep slopes of Mt. Tabor to put their courage to the test! This volunteer-fueled community event has been traditionally held on the third Saturday of August for the last 20 years! Witness these teams pull their soapbox creations to the top, strap themselves in and careen down the hillsides in a flurry of sweat and beer.


Aug 24 – Sept 4: Oregon State Fair

The Oregon State Fair celebrates over 150 years! Here you’ll find a plethora of exhibitions & displays, spirited competitions, attractions, carnival rides, animals, entertainment, and of course food & drink. Concerts include: Roots & Boots, Randy Houser, Styx, Kool and the Gang, John Kay & Steppenwolf and American Idol Live 2018.


Aug 24-25: Hood to Coast

The Hood to Coast Relay is a 198-mile long Oregon tradition! Approximately 12,000 runners journey from Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge to the Oregon Coast. The Walk Relay is a 129-mile relay of about 4,000 walkers from Portland. Both end at an ocean party!

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