Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner:  August 25-27, 2023

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PORTLAND:  


OREGON STATE FAIR
The Oregon State Fair is held every year in August–September at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. The fair has been organized almost every year since 1862, showcasing Oregon crops and livestock, and also arts and food. It has many food stands and vendors as well as competitions, racing and concerts.


BON-ODORI SUMMER FESTIVAL
A highlight of summer festivals in Japan is the Bon-Odori Summer Festival. Each region in Japan has their own version of the dance, as well as different music. In Japanese Buddhist tradition, dancing is a way to welcome the spirits of our ancestors and celebrate life. Dancers circle the yagura, a high wooden bandstand for the musicians and singers. Come to learn the dance, see people dressed in yukata, and to hear and feel the sound of taiko drums.


VIKING BEER FEST
Embark on a mesmerizing journey to the heart of Viking heritage at the 2023 Viking Beer Fest, where frothy brews and Nordic traditions meld into a singular, unforgettable experience! Revel in the exhilaration of last year’s sold-out festival. 


PORTLAND HIP HOP WEEK
Portland Hip Hop Week is a celebration of Hip Hop culture in Portland. Enjoy great performances from Portland artists and performers who have contributed to Portland’s Hip Hop scene.


CELTIC FANTASY FAIRE PDX
The Celtic Fantasy Faire is similar to a Renaissance Festival (Renfest), so put on your Celtic clothes, kilts and corsets and have fun! Come prepared to celebrate and be part of a memorable event here in Portland!


VANCOUVER:   


VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Every year the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival features visual artists, hundreds of wines, local restaurants and numerous commercial exhibitors. In 20+ years, the Festival has presented internationally acclaimed jazz artists as well as more than 100 local and regional jazz bands.


VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
Come shop small and support local businesses at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market. The market is Southwest Washington’s #1 visitor attraction and home to over 250 vendors. You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.


THE COAST: 


NESTUCCA VALLEY ARTISANS FESTIVAL
Come to beautiful Pacific City for the 29th Annual Nestucca Valley Artisans Festival. Artwork will be available for sale in a variety of art forms, created by 15 local area artists. This event has been a community and coastal favorite since the early 1990s.


HAYDAY!
HAYDAY! is a coastal celebration of Oregon Beer on the North end of beautiful Cannon Beach. Live music by Nervous Jenny, and fantastic eats from the Public Coast Culinary team. The event will feature 40 Oregon craft brews – including selections from coastal breweries and beyond – as a celebration of another incredible year in Oregon beer.


CENTRAL OREGON:


DOGS & LAGERS
Dogs & Lagers is back and better than ever! To celebrate National Dog Day we will be celebrating our Bend pups all weekend long! We’re teaming up with our pal Ely, dog mom of Smoky Joe and Alaska, and genius behind The Dog Guide Bend to unleash this fetching event once again!


ART IN THE HIGH DESERT
Art In The High Desert is Central Oregon’s premiere juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show & Sale. Outdoors in the Center Circle of the beautiful Deschutes County Fair & Expo in Redmond. One hundred fifty of the finest artists from across North America showing and selling their original work. All artists will be available and in their booths to visit with and talk about their work the entire weekend. 

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

UNTOLD: JOHNNY FOOTBALL
This documentary traces the meteoric rise and precipitous fall of football star Johnny Manziel via interviews with friends, coaches and Manziel himself. (Netflix) 


PLANE
After a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in a war zone, a fearless pilot finds himself between the agendas of multiple militias planning to take the plane and its passengers hostage. (Hulu)


GREY’S ANATOMY
Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.(Disney+)

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