Posted on August 2, 2017 - 11:54 AM
by Troy D Doty
Aug 1-27: NW Natural Street of Dreams
Come tour Mitchell Park, the site of the 2017 NW Natural Street of Dreams. These five beautifully crafted homes are situated among the matured, natural landscape of a private community. They boast modern aesthetic & innovative features. Enjoy food, wine and beer—entertainment every Tuesday and a chef series every Wednesday. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the elegance and luxury!
Aug 1-18: Flicks on the Bricks
Grab the kids and head to Pioneer Courthouse square for Flicks on the Bricks. The square is transformed into the City’s largest outdoor theatre and the best part is it’s completely free! Movies include: La La Land, Wayne’s World, and Forrest Gump.
Aug 1 – Sept 9: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
Bring your family and friends to one of the many concerts that the Oregon Zoo will be hosting. Enjoy great music by famous artists, food, and local beer & wine selections. Admission includes day pass to the Zoo.
Aug 12: Alberta Street Fair
Attracting more than 25,000 people annually, the Alberta Street Fair continues to be one of Portland’s most beloved neighborhood festivals. This fair will feature over 300 local venders, 3 music stages, entertainment, delicious food, 2 beer gardens and it welcomes all ages!
Aug 13: Providence Bridge Pedal
Join Providence for its 22nd year of biking the bridges! This is an exciting opportunity for the public to bike or walk across the city’s chain of bridges. Strap into your helmet and celebrate cycling in America’s Bike Capital! See website for routes and street closures.
Aug 13: India Festival
Bring your family and friends to Pioneer Courthouse Square to experience Indian Culture. Enjoy entertainment, live music and dancing, artisans and authentic Indian cuisine. Prepare your senses for the sites, tastes and sounds of India! This family friendly event is completely free.
Aug 19: Portland Adult Soapbox Derby
Once a year a brave group of racers gather on the steep slopes of Mt. Tabor to put their courage to the test! This volunteer-fueled community event has been traditionally held on the third Saturday of August for the last 20 years! Witness these teams pull their soapbox creations to the top, strap themselves in and careen down the hillsides in a flurry of sweat and beer.
Aug 21: Solar Eclipse
The first total solar eclipse touching the continental United States since 1979 will touch down on the Oregon coast between Lincoln City and Newport at 10:15 AM! Don’t miss out on this incredible and rare natural phenomenon!
Aug 25 – Sept 4: Oregon State Fair
The Oregon State Fair celebrates over 150 years! Here you’ll find a plethora of exhibitions & displays, spirited competitions, attractions, carnival rides, animals, entertainment, and of course food & drink.
Aug 26-27: MusicfestNW
Don’t miss out on this year’s MusicfestNW at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Thousands will gather to hear dozens of artists including Iggy Pop, Beck, Die Antwoord, Nas, Father John Misty, and Spoon. A weekend completely packed with talent. Get your tickets online now!