July – August – September EVENTS

… Check out the websites for these events for dates and information…
… You’ll also find event info on our Calendar of Events … 

July ……………………………

PDX Bridge Festival – The mission of the PDX Bridge Festival is to raise public awareness and foster appreciation of the Willamette River Bridges through educational, historical, cultural and artistic programming. For more info to get involved check out their website.

Waterfront Blues Festival – The festival has grown steadily in size and reputation and is recognized as the nation’s premier blues festival. Since 1988, the festival has raised more than $7 million to benefit Oregon Food Bank. For more information go to their website or Facebook.

Mississippi Ave. Street Fair – A family-friendly block party offering more than two dozen live acts on four stages, a parade, a craft marketplace and local beer and foods. For more information go to their website.

Superhero Fun Run – Superhero Fun Run 2K 5K is part of a 3 day weekend of Superhero themed events in Portland, Oregon. Join us for a day of fitness, fun and entertainment. Parents cheer on all the kids as they participate in the Fun Run. Kids cheer on moms and dads as they pass over the finish line after a 2K or 5K through beautiful Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade Loop around the willamette River and the city of Portland. Costumes or Capes are encouraged but optional. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Tanabata, the Star Festival/Portland Japanese Garden – Music, storytelling, and hands-on activities such as origami ornament .One of the five Go-Sekku seasonal festivals of Japan, Tanabata is traditionally celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month. The Portland Japanese Garden celebrates Tanabata each year on the Saturday closest to this date. Bring the whole family. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Sunday Parkways Southwest – Promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city’s largest public space – it’s street – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation.  Southeast is in August, and East is in September. For more information check out their website.

Tour de Coops – Yes! You can raise chickens in your yard in Portland. Every year chicken owners open up their backyards to allow you to tour their coops. A great day for the kids and adults will learn a lot about raising chickens. Check out the Tour de Coops website for more info.

The BIG Float – Hosted by Willamette Riverkeeper, the goak, quite simple, is to encourage people to “get into the river” and support its preservation and healthy development as a recreational resource – and have Fun too! For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Movies in the Park / Summer FREE For All – Movies all summer long. Check out the website for info about movies and location.

Oregon Brewers Festival – The Oregon Brewers Festival is one of the nation’s longest running and best loved craft beer festivals. Situated on the west bank of the Willamette River at Waterfront Park – main entrance at S.W. Oak Street and Naito Parkway. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Oregon Berry Festival – Come down to taste and buy some of the season’s best berries and also sample amazing products made with Oregon’s berry bounty. There will be ice creams, pies, cobblers, jams, strawberry shortcake plus the unexpected taste treat like Marionberry BBQ sauce, Loganberry liqueur, cranberry chocolates, natural blueberry soda and much more. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Kenny and Zuke’s Picklefest – Celebrates all things pickled along with the unique and vibrant food culture in Portland. attendees can spread out on the grass as they taste dozens of uniquely pickled foods from restaurants and professional pickle makers all over the Portland area and then vote for their favorite. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Consign Couture’s Semi Annual Clearance Sale – Semi-annual clearance sale. Vintage, new, and repurposed designer items – coats, dresses, shoes, jewelry, shirts, denim and more… For more info check out their website, or Facebook.

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival – Founded in 1981, this three-day event is the now the West’s largest and oldest free celebration of jazz and blues. Held beneath the historic St. Johns Bridge. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Division/Clinton Street Fair – They’ll have a community parade, vendors, food, fun, kids activities, live music, and an opportunity to check out what’s going on in the district. For more info check out their website, or Facebook.

NW Book Festival – Annual book festival held at Pioneer Courthouse Square (corner of SW Morrison and SW Sixth Avenue). Lots and lots of books! For more info go to their website.

Annual Barn Dance (Sauvie Island Center) – Grab your dancin’ shoes and get ready to have fun! Bring your picnic blanket or camp chair and don’ t forget your checkbook for the silent auction. They’ve got rare Archery Summit wine, pastry and cooking classes, outdoor gear and more! For more info go to their Facebook page.

Flicks on the Bricks – Friday movies at Pioneer Courthouse Square – it’s transformed into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy. Live pre-movie entertainment. For more info go to their website.

Ramona Street Fair – Children’s activities, entertainment, food and drink, and lots more. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Aug ……………………………

Flicks on the Bricks – Friday movies at Pioneer Courthouse Square – it’s transformed into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy. Live pre-movie entertainment. For more info go to their website.

Passport to Sellwood Westmoreland – A Community Celebration – The neighborhoods will be jumping with live music, food, artisans, giveaways, sidewalk sales and The Passport Game. Play the game to win fabulous prized donated by neighborhood business. For more information go to their website, or Facebook.

The BIG Latch On – Groups of breastfeeding women coming together at registered locations around the world to all latch on their child at a set time. All the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at the set time are counted by the witnesses. The numbers are added up we see if we can beat previous Big Latch On records or maybe even the world record! For more info go to their website. This year’s event to be held Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th.

The Bite of Oregon – Bene?tting Special Olympics Oregon, The Bite is one of the “Rose City’s” most popular festivals. Sample food created by local chefs and taste regional wines at the Oregon Wine Garden. Live music by national and local bands, chef demonstrations and family entertainment. For more information go to their website.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival – Offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. There’s something for all ages! Join us Friday evening near the lake at Tualatin Commons and then come back to enjoy the best Saturday in August at Tualatin Community Park. For more information check out their website, or Facebook.

Alberta Street Fair – Local vendors, musicians, artisans and local businesses. Offering an eclectic mix of entertainment and crafts. For more information go to their website, or Facebook.

Sunday Parkways Southeast – Promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city’s largest public space – it’s street – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation.   East is in September. For more information check out their website.

Hawthorne Street Fair – Annual summer celebration! Live music, vendors, sales, family activities and much more. Come visit Portland’s original “shop local” district and explore over a hundred businesses dedicated to community involvement and making the area a desirable place to live, work, and shop. For more information go to their website, or Facebook.

Providence Bridge Pedal – Ever want to ride your bike over one (or ALL) of Portland’s bridges without traffic? This annual ride lets you do just that. Pack up the bikes and head downtown. Kids love this! For more info check out the Bridge Pedal blog.

Bargain Hunting – This is your opportunity to shop for rare, one-of-a-kind, samples and limited run clotting, furnishings and more. Expect to see apparel, art supplies, home and garden furnishings, local design,s unique fashions, premium denim, handmade hats, and other fabulous accessories all at discount and clearance prices. A bi-annual sale hosted by many locally owned boutiques and artists. The sale happens in conjunction with the Super Bowl and also in the Summer. For more info check out their website.

Tour de Hives – A self guided tour highlighting backyard beekeepers in the Portland urban landscape. Meet beekeepers, learn what they are doing to steward the honeybee, and see a wide spectrum of urban beekeeping styles. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Seaport Celebration/Port of Portland – Takes you inside the fences of an active marine terminal to explore the working waterfront with activities and excitement for all ages. You’ll enjoy live music and entertainment, interactive displays and demonstrations, face painting, a photo booth with costumes, free giveaways and prizes, $5 jet boat rides, $10 Portland Spirit Cruise, carts selling international foods and much more! Admission and parking is free. For more info check out their website, or Facebook.

Multnomah Days Parade and Fair –  Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast; Parade; Kid Zone; Live Music; Sip D’ Vine Wine (and Beer) Garden; Arts and Crafts, Energy Fair, Historical Association is hosting a free picnic. For more info go to their website.

Movies in the Park / Summer FREE For All – Movies all summer long. Check out the website for info about movies and location.

Sept ……………………………

Twice Around The Block Children’s Consignment Sale – A children’s and maternity consignment sale in Clackamas County! For more info check out their website, or Facebook.

Art in the Pearl – Annual arts festival, occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. Held in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks. Filled with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. For more information go to their website, or Facebook.

Belmont District Street Fair – A full day of fun for the whole family with live music, art, entertainment, shopping and good food & drink! Supported by businesses on Belmont, Morrison and Stark Streets. For more info go to their website.

Green Sprouts Organic Baby & Family Fest – The ReDirect Guide Green Sprouts Festival is a fun, festive and educational one-day event for the whole family that celebrates and promotes the nurturing of life through nature. From pregnancy to childhood, parents can learn about and explore eco-friendly, community-involved, natural, and healthy options to raising their families.

Just Between Friends Children’s & Maternity Consignment Sales Event – The Northwest’s largest children’s and maternity consignment sale – held twice each year (Spring/Summer – Fall/Winter).  For more information check out their website or Facebook.

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure – Help raise funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. Celebrate survivors and their families while working toward ending breast cancer forever. #RACEPDXDAY1 For more information and to register go to their website.

Sunday Parkways East – Promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city’s largest public space – it’s street – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation. For more information check out their website.

Industry & Art – Through the universal language of art and beauty, their goal is to build stronger connections between industry and the community at large. This juried art exhibition celebrates the people and businesses of the working waterfront, our commitment to good jobs, education and a clean environment. For more information go to their website, or Facebook.

BabyFestNW – The Northwest’s Biggest Baby Shower – The ultimate expo for expectant and new parents. Win prizes, attend seminars and fashion shows, get pampered, shop and be educated on everything you possibly need for your growing family. For more info check out their website, or Facebook.

Portland VegFest – Celebrating and promoting sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone! VegFest features: food samples; speaker and classes; cooking demonstrations; ask the experts; family activities; restaurants; and non-profit organizations. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair – Twenty green remodels and new homes open their doors around the Portland metropolitan area for this self-guided tour. Start and stop where and when you choose. Chat with homeowners, designers, do-it-yourselfers and contractors about solar panels, ecoroofs, rainwater harvesting, natural landscaping, affordable housing, water and energy conservation, natural building materials, alternative construction techniques and much more! For more info go to their website, or Facebook

.My Kids To Your Kids – A twice yearly kids event that happens in the spring and fall. 17,000 sq. ft. of shopping bliss! Sells all things from toys to books, clothes to maternity and nursing, shoes to hats, and anything related to the kids in your life! For more info go to their website, or Facebook..

Movies in the Park / Summer FREE For All – Movies all summer long. Check out the website for info about movies and location.

Ever After Resale – Come shop for gently used and new upscale, name brand clothing.  We have a great selection of Girls 0-12 years and Boys 0-10 years.  There will also be children’s accessories, shoes, diaper bags, toys, maternity, baby gear, nursery items, bedding, and a limited amount of furniture. For more info check out their website, or Facebook.

Fun On Foster – Annual street festival organized by the Foster Area Business Association (FABA). Live music; sidewalk sales; food; annual cruise-in. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.

Pass It On Children’s Consignment Sales – A children’s consignment event that happens twice a year. Parents, stretch your budget by shopping here! Make money by selling here! FREE admission and FREE parking at all locations! Goody Bags go out to our earliest shoppers! Many items are 50% off on Sunday! 3 locations (Hillsboro, Longview, & Eugene), worth the trip. For more information go to their website, or Facebook.

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