PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 25-27, 2017
Portland, Oregon weekend event planner: Head down to Salem for the Oregon State Fair, listen to live music at MusicFest NW at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, put on your best faerie costume for FaerieWorlds in North Plains, or indulge at a three-day food and wine celebration in Yamhill County.
OREGON STATE FAIR
FRI through September 4th – See farm animals and craft displays, eat fair food, drink local beer and wine, take carnival rides, and be entertained. Salem.
SAT-SUN – Visit Tom McCall waterfront park this weekend to see 18 different bands on two stages.
COLLECTOR CAR & CLASSIC BOAT SHOW
SAT-SUN – Showcasing collector cars spanning an array of makes, models, and decades.
FRI-SUN – The largest mythic, fantasy and faerie-themed event in the US, enjoy three days of extraordinary live music and performance, amazing art and crafts, and fantasy fun for the whole family. Horning’s Hideout near North Plains.
FRI-MON – View over 400 floral arrangements of dahlias, over 15,000 cut dahlia blooms on display, in our three indoor display rooms. This is the largest display put on by one grower anywhere in the United States!
TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
SAT – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.
OREGON BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION’S PICKER’S FEST
FRI-SUN – Bring your mandolin, guitar, fiddle, dobro, ukulele or whatever makes great bluegrass music, or just hang out and enjoy the Farm and being up at the mountain with music all over the place.
BOUNTY OF YAMHILL COUNTY
FRI-SUN – A three-day food & wine festival that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon Wine Country to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures.
TOP DOWN ROOFTOP CINEMA
Thursdays through August 31 – Music begins at 8PM and films begin around dusk, food and beverages available for purchase. Located atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill.
THURSDAY EARLY ESCAPE CONCERT SERIES
Thursdays through September 28 – A two-hour cruise featuring a different local, live band every Thursday afternoon. Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Willamette River to help unwind after your week. A bistro plate and a full service bar are available for additional purchase on board.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Through September 8 – Evening after evening, summer nights in Portland parks offer families and friends the perfect backdrop to renew connections. 12 week schedule with 41 movies at 40 sitesaround the city.
80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
SAT – Grab your favorite 80’s outfit and head to Lola’s Room. Enjoy your favorite 80’s hits playing all night on their multiple giant screens.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for e