Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner:  September 8-10, 2023

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PORTLAND:  


OKTOBERFEST 2023
Prost! It’s time to raise your steins and shout “O’zapft is!” because Oktoberfest is coming to town! Join us at the German Haus for an authentic German celebration like no other! We’ve got all the ingredients for a perfect Oktoberfest – delicious food, exciting games, lively music, and of course, BIER BIER BIER!!!


BRAZILIAN FESTIVAL
Join us for our 6th Annual Brazilian Festival, an Independence Day celebration of culture in Portland! Enjoy live music, performances, traditional food, arts, vendors and more!


DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Enjoy Portland’s annual Dragon Boat Festival, featuring dragon boat racing along with food vendors, a beer garden and more. DragonSports USA Portland Dragon Boat Festival features over 40 Oregon, Washington, and California teams.


THE MAIZE AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH
When summer winds down, Portland’s fall arrives with warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights. The ideal way to get lost in autumn’s splendor is at The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch


BELMONT STREET FAIR
The Belmont Street Fair is one of the largest-attended street fairs in Portland. With food and retail vendors of all kinds, show-stopping performances, and activities for all ages, the Belmont Street Fair is fun for everyone.


VANCOUVER:   


SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL
Enjoy a day on the farm taking photos with beautiful flowers and adorable animals at the Sunflower Festival. Every paid entry includes one cut sunflower, a free hayride, fun and beautiful photo opportunities, and visits with our adorable farm animals.


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: 


PORT OF GARIBALDI SEAFOOD AND SPIRITS FESTIVAL
The Port of Garibaldi Seafood and Spirits Festival will  feature Oregon spirit, wine, beer and cider vendors who will be selling samples, drinks by the glass, canned beverages and/or bottles of their products. There will also be other vendors selling their art, products, and wares, as well as, a few non-seafood food trucks selling BBQ and Corn dogs.


AGATE BEACH SURF CLASSIC
Newport Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the annual Agate Beach Surf Classic presented by Ossies Surf Shop. This is a two-day competition held at Agate Beach with surfing divisions for adults and youth. 100% of the contest proceeds will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. This funding allows children from Lincoln County economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.


CENTRAL OREGON:


KIDZ BOP KIDS
The #1 music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP Kids is back on the road bringing their family-friendly pop concert out west during their Never Stop Live Tour. With three record releases a year, families can sing and dance to kid-friendly music as the KIDZ BOP Kids present over 60 performances showcasing today’s top hits.


CENTRAL OREGON MAKER FAIRE
The Central Oregon Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place for people to show what they are making and what they are learning.  The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow this community.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

YOU ARE SO NOT INVITED TO MY BAT MITZVAH
Stacy and Lydia are BFFs who’ve always dreamed about having epic bat mitzvahs. But things start to go comically awry when a popular boy and middle school drama threatens their friendship and their rite of passage. (Netflix)


GAME NIGHT
Max and Annie’s weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party — complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. (Hulu)


THE BEAR
Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a young chef from the fine dining world, comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop after a heartbreaking death. As Carmy fights to transform the restaurant and himself, his rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family. (Disney+)

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