RUN MAMA RUN
SAT – This Fun Run and Walk is stroller friendly in a 5k, 10k, and kid’s Fun Run. Participate in this Mother of a race and proceeds benefit the local non-profit Mother & Child Education Center.
SAT – Head to the Pet Festival of the year at the Waterfront with a walk and run. Bring your furry four-legged friend and support the pets at OHS.
FRI-SAT– Browse Mid-Century Modern Design with a lecture Friday and a self-driving tour of homes and after-party Saturday.
SAT – Portland ScienceFest hosts speakers, workshops, and family activities. Come out and support scientific research, science education and more!
SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
SAT – Watch silent films created by local children, with live music at the International Youth Silent FilmFestival at Hollywood Theatre. The filmmakers get to choose one of 10 original themes musically composed for the festival as the filmmakers compete for the prize of $1,000!
THROUGH SUN – The Northwest Children’s Theatre hosts Tenali: The Royal Trickster. This tale follows a hilarious and exotic whodunnit.
BIZARRE IN ST. JOHNS
SAT – Head to St. Johns to celebrate the eclectic charm with the community in the 13th Annual Bizarre with live entertainment and local vendors.
THE OREGON SYMPHONY
ONGOING – Classical Up Close hosts Oregon musicians and special guests for a series of 15 free chamber music concerts including six full-length evening concerts, six intimate blitz performances, and three kids’ concerts.
MOM’S FLOWER SHOW
SAT-SUN – The Mother’s Day Rhododendron Show hosted at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden shows off the beauty of these colorful flowers as well as a sale, so you can buy mom her favorite display.
MOTHER’S DAY CRUISE
SAT – Take advantage of the gorgeous weather we’re expecting this weekend by basking on the water during a Portland Spirit Cruise. Enjoy brunch or dinner in Portland or Cascade Locks.
BRUNCH AT THE ZOO
SAT – Bring mom to the Zoo to say “thanks” with a sweet and savory brunch buffet and then spend family time cruising through the Zoo afterward.
ONGOING – OMSI takes a behind the scenes glance at Pixar creations. Experience the science, technology, art, and concepts by Pixar artists for award-winning films.
ONGOING – Head to the Portland Chinatown Museum for a look beyond the gate. This exhibit uses rate objects and visuals to explain the history and old tales of Portland’s historic Chinatowns.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
CALL YOUR MOTHER CABARET
FRI-SUN – This Cabaret hosts Broadway songs all about moms! This hilarious and touching show brings back classics from hits like Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, and Waitress.
CHILDREN’S CULTURAL PARADE
FRI – Kids get the opportunity to parade through the park sharing world cultures and participating in family entertainment at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
SAVOR SW WA
SAT – Head to the Pearson Air Museum and taste the best of Southwest Washington’s wines. Over 15 boutique wineries and six local eateries will be in attendance, giving you the luxurious opportunity to sip, sample, and experience.
CAMAS PLANT & GARDEN FAIR
SAT – Head to the Garden Fair and get mom her favorite plants for Mother’s Day. Browse plants, trees, garden art, and supplies.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
ONGOING – The Vancouver farmers market features local fresh produce and products.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The Hustle
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu
- The Biggest Little Farm
- Charlie Says
- The Professor and the Madman
- Student of the Year
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