Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner:  May 5-7, 2023

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PORTLAND:  

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA
The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta has become one of the largest multicultural celebrations in Oregon. The fiesta boasts three full days packed with festivities and culturally immersive programming at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. During the event, festival-goers can experience the spirit of Mexico through music, arts, dance, and sport. 


PORTLAND CINCO DE MAYO
Cinco De Mayo is upon us again, and we want to celebrate Cinco de Drinko with you! This is our annual Portland Cinco De Mayo Weekend Bar Crawl, Grab your sombreros and mustaches it is time to shake your maracas off! Come prepared to take back tasty tacos and keep that Portland tequila flowing with your best amigos all day! 


R&B PARTY PDX
The All R&B Party PDX is here for one night only! Get Ready For a Night A Fun, Singing, and Dancing All Night!


PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
Come shop local at the Portland Saturday Market for the 2023 season with cherry blossoms in full bloom! 


PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET
The Portland Night Market showcases many unique and diverse businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks, and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Industrial District. The PNM is a free event and is open to all ages. Come discover new makers and merchants as you taste, sip, try, and buy at the PNM located in a 108-year-old industrial warehouse.


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.


VANCOUVER:   

LEI DAY
May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i…but we are celebrating in the Pacific Northwest too! Join us as we bring a beloved tradition of Hawai’i to Vancouver, Washington. Our May Day Celebration will feature a May Day Royal Court, Hawaiian music, Hula performances, vendors, food, and fun! A May Day Celebration would not be complete without lei-making!


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: 

MARKDOWN SATURDAY
Save big on Markdown Saturday every month! Buy two get one free on all clothing shoes and accessories and consignment is discounted an additional 25%, up to 75% off!  


BEACH BIKE & BLUES FEST
Beach, Bike & Blues Festival returns to Waldport, celebrating the community and welcoming more than 800 bike racers and their guests for the 11th Annual Oregon Coast Gravel Epic! 


CENTRAL OREGON:

GUITAR & GEAR SWAP MEET
Come to the Guitar & Gear Swap Meet to see some of the best musical gear in Central Oregon! There will be loaded tables of guitars and gear and all vendors will be selling/swapping everything musical…..old and new guitars, amps, pedals, bass gear, and everything in between! 


KOMODO NO HI
Children’s Day, or Kodomo no Hi, is a national Japanese holiday celebrating the health, happiness, and individual strengths and personalities of children. This day is traditionally celebrated on May 5. We will have a fish printing, koinobori kites, and paper samurai helmet craft stations. This event is free and open to the public! 

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

HOW TO GET RICH
It’s time to spring-clean your spending habits. In How to Get Rich, finance expert Ramit Sethi meets with a variety of people looking for financial intervention — a woman who spends half a million dollars a year on shopping, a couple involved in a multilevel marketing scheme and stock trading, a man with a checking account for his dog but no 401(k) and more. By helping them confront their relationships with money, Sethi makes his clients’ lives a bit richer. (Netflix)


TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
In Tiny Beautiful Things Claire, a writer who takes up an advice column and pours all the traumas of her life into responding to her readers. Based on Wild author Cheryl Strayed’s collection of “Dear Sugar” columns, the vignettes here may be a bit out of sorts, but Hahn pulls them together. (Hulu) 


RISE
After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, the Antetokounmpos struggle to care for their five children. The brothers play basketball with a local team and discover their great abilities on the court. (Disney+) 

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