From the Children's Museum to Comic Con, there's a lot of great activities for you this week.

September 5, 2018


Well the kids are back in school, the weather is cooling and here we are with the "beer and sausage" season upon us.  Here's some things going on around town this week to check out.  ~Iris  


Thur, Sept 6 (11a- 2 pm) Volunteer Expo in Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Connect with local non-profit organizations that need volunteers.  Live music.   Free.

Sept 6 – 16: Time-Based Art Festival, at different Portland locations. Artists from around the world display contemporary performance and visual art. 

Sept 7 (Noon to 7 pm): Dancing In the Square Powwow at Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Traditional dance in native regalia, drums, vendors.  Free.

Sept 7 (4 to 8 pm): Free admission to the Portland Children’s Museum on First Friday Night of each month.

Fri, Sept 7: Music and Movie at Jackson Middle School, on SW 35th Ave.  Music at 6:30 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (PG-13) at dusk.

Sept 7 – 9:  Rose City Comic Con in the Oregon Convention Center.  Meet artists, celebrities, and publishers.

Sept 7 – 9: Oregon Brews and BBQs. Serving craft beer, barbecue, and other food.  Live music and a kids’ zone in McMinnville.

Sept 8: Portland Beer and Music Festival.   Craft beers, wines, and spirits.  Food vendors, a DJ stage, and a live music stage at the Tiffany Center.

Sept 8: The 2.4-mile AIDS Walk Portland.  Begin and end at Fields Park in the Pearl.

Sept 8: Belmont Street Fair.  Live music, art, entertainment, shopping, kids’ activities, food, and beer gardens on SE Belmont Street from 33rd to 39th. Free.

Sept 8: Portland Picnic in Westmoreland Park. 75 wines to taste, beer, food vendors, live music, grape stomping, and family activities. Free admission. No pets.

Sept 8 (10 am): Beaverton Celebration Parade includes marching bands, floats, and more.  Starts at SW Wilson & SW Allen Boulevard and ends at Griffith Park.

Sept 8: Clackamas County On Tap and Uncorked at Sara Hite Rose Garden in North Clackamas Park.   Beer, wine, cider, and spirits with food carts and live music.

Sept 8: The Street Fair on Main Street in Tigard. Free. Features 130 vendors, food booths, music, a morning family run/walk, and an evening Latin American festival.

Sept 8: “Care to Dance?” in the amphitheater next to Beaverton Central Max Station.   Family-friendly with dance lessons, food vendors, a DJ, and a big band.

Sept 8: The Oregon Fall Half Marathon, at St. Josef’s Winery in Canby. 

Sept 8: Carlton Crush  grape-stomping, barrel-rolling, etc…in Carlton. Free.

Sept 8 (10 am to 12:30 pm): Storm the Castle Obstacle Challenge in Salem with the Oregon Army National Guard.   2 person teams, age 16+.  3.5 miles of obstacles.

Sept 8 (12 to 6 pm): Lincoln City Chowder & Brewfest.   Chowder tasting, live music, kids’ activities, beer and wine, and a tribal celebration in Lincoln City.

Sept 8 – 9:  Serbian Fest in Milwaukie. Free.  Authentic food, dance, music, etc.

Sept 8 – 9: Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire in Kings Valley.  Jousts (noon & 4 p.m.), costumed minstrels and troubadours, 125 artisan and food stalls.

Sept 9:  Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas.  Register online to join a flotilla of volunteers who assemble at five parks and raft, kayak, canoe, inner tube, scuba, or walk down the Clackamas to remove trash.

Sept  9 (3-5 pm): Singin’ in the Square at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.