Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner:  June 23-25, 2023

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PORTLAND:  

PDX BEER WEEK
Every June, PDX Beer Week features limited-edition brews, a lineup of events, and beer specials at bars and brewpubs citywide, overflowing with so much hop fever that the “week” spills into ten full days of thirst-quenching fun.


PICKATHON MUSIC FESTIVAL
For music fans and performers alike, Pickathon Music Festival feels like heaven. Every August since 1999, this annual gathering of artists and audiences at Pendarvis Farm has celebrated the summer with music and revelry.


OREGON MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL
Decorate the Midsummer pole and make flower crowns, watch two stages of live music and performers, indulge in Nordic summer delicacies, play games and make crafts, shop vendors, experience Vikings, and enjoy – this is Midsummer. Oregon Midsummer Festival is proud to host The League of Swedish Society’s 96th annual raising of the Midsummer Pole, an Oregon Heritage Tradition.


PORTLAND BEER & CHEESE FEST
Returning for the first time since 2019, Tillamook Cheese presents the Portland Beer and Cheese Fest, an all-inclusive celebration of cheese and its ultimate beer pairings. Founded by master cheesemonger Steve Jones and Portland Beer Week, each of 10 different breweries’ beers have been expertly paired with a corresponding cheese in this carefully guided tour of flavor.


JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR
Jurassic World comes to life in an action-packed, live arena show! Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! Join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, a Troodon dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, the mighty T. rex, and more!


PORTLAND CARS & COFFEE
Portland Cars & Coffee has been going strong since 2008. Originally laid out in a small parking lot with a group of friends getting together, we are now the largest weekly gathering of enthusiasts all year long in the PNW, and this week is BMW week!


VANCOUVER:   

FAMILY PLAY DAY AT VANCOUVER WATERFRONT
Columbia Play Project is hosting Family Play Day at Vancouver Waterfront Park. The free event will feature 26 booths with games and activities for kids of all abilities, including art, science, sports, puzzles, and reading. Admission is free and children of all abilities are welcome. 


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, your home, or your garden.


THE COAST: 

SUMMER KITE FESTIVAL
The whole family will be delighted at the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival. Gaze up at huge, colorful octopuses swimming through the skies, whales breaching the clouds, and fast Rokkaku kites dancing through the air in loops and whorls.


NEWPORT BEACH CLEAN-UP CREW
Join Ocean Blue and three Oregon breweries’ Clean-Up Crew at Nye Beach, Oregon, and celebrate a happy world ocean day for Ocean Blue’s 11th Anniversary.


CENTRAL OREGON:

BIG PONDEROO
Big Ponderoo is a brand-new festival in Central Oregon’s most charming mountain town. The festival will bring Americana and bluegrass music to two stages: Sisters Art Works and Three Creeks Brewing.


KITCHEN KALEIDOSCOPE HOME TOUR
Kitchen Kaleidoscope has become a well-attended signature event in the community. This is the perfect way to spend the day touring beautiful private homes with extraordinary kitchens, sampling tasty tidbits, and shopping with local artisans while helping to raise funds that support Assistance League’s philanthropic programs for children and seniors in need in Deschutes County.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

THE CHOICE
A bachelor’s rocky first encounter with his new neighbor leads to a passionate love story filled with hope and hardship. Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel. (Netflix)

 
THE AGE OF INFLUENCE
The Age of Influence examines the dark side of influencer culture through some of the biggest social media scandals of our time. From sweeping cons to viral cancellation campaigns, watch as these taste-makers become caught in the controversial crosshairs of their own curated online worlds. (Hulu) 

HANNAH MONTANA
Although she appears to be just a typical teenager to most of her classmates and teachers, Miley Stewart lives a double life, transforming herself into famous pop singer Hannah Montana at night. Her secret identity is known only to her family and closest friends. (Disney+)

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