Oregon State Fair, Wagon Rides in the Park Blocks, Pirates, and more to do this week in Portland!

August 28, 2018


Wednesday Aug. 29 (5 to 7 p.m.) Music on Main next to Schnitzer Concert Hall.  Free. The Krebsic Orkestar plays the last show.

Now - Sept. 3: The Oregon State Fair in Salem.  Farm animals, craft displays, fair food, local beer and wine, carnival rides, and concerts. 

Tue-Fri, August 28 - 31 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Take a free Oregon Trail Experience Wagon Ride around South Park Blocks to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.  Catch the ride in front of Oregon Historical Society Museum and then check out the museum after the ride. Free.

Thur, August 30: Top Down: Rooftop Cinema on the rooftop of Hotel deLuxe, with local bands at 8 p.m., cocktails, beer, barbecue, and films at dusk. Bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, but you can’t bring pets, food, or drink. Aug. 30 - Escape from New York

Fri, August 31 (6:30 p.m.) Concert & Film in Portland Parks-NE 127th & Fremont.  Music from Portland Kora, then the movie “Inside Out” (PG). Free.

Sat, Sept 1: (6:30 p.m.)  Montavilla Park Music and Movie.  The Alphabeticians before the movie “Paddington 2” (PG).

Sun, Sept 2: (6:30 p.m.)  Overlook Park Music and Movie.  Soul Vibrations before “Wonder Woman” (PG13).

Sat-Mon, Sept. 1 – 3: Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. 30 acres of dahlias outdoors, and dahlia growing and arranging demonstrations.

Fri-Sun, August 31 - Sept. 2: Tortuga Pirate Festival at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon.  21+.  Outrageous activities and games for adults in pirate costumes.

Sat, Sept 1: The Arab Festival at Oaks Amusement Park. Free. Enjoy Arabic music, dance, poetry, food, art and crafts.

Sat-Mon, Sept 1 – 3: Art in The Pearl features 100 booths of fine art as well as music, food, and hands-on art activities along NW 8th Ave in North Park Blocks. Free.

Sun, Sept 2: Tour de Lab, which is a 15-mile or 40-mile urban bike ride that begins at Lucky Labrador on SE Hawthorne and ends there with a costume contest, beer, and hot dogs.

Mon, Sept 3: Dropbox Derby.  10 teams compete to design and build a project made mostly out of recycled wood at Lovett Deconstruction. Free to watch.

Mon, Sept 3: The Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim in Hood River. 500 hearty souls jump from a paddleboat and swim 1.1 miles across the Columbia River.  The registration is full so you can cheer them on from the finish line.