Highland Games, Robin Hood Festival, Best of Portland Block Party, Pirates and Gypsies, and more!

Plus Dogs, Free Jazz, Street Fair, and Veg Fest too!

July 17, 2018

Dreamstime

Now - Aug. 28 (Tuesdays 12 to 1 p.m.) Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Now - Aug. 28 (Tuesdays)  Family-friendly Tunes outside Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg.  Music, plus food and wine vendors. Free.

Now - Aug. 29 (Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m.) Music on Main next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.  Local musicians play jazz, country, salsa, and R&B. Free.

Now - Aug. 9 (Thursdays 7 p.m.):  River Rhythms at Monteith Riverpark in Albany.  Food vendors, music, children’s crafts, and a beer garden. No pets. Free.

July 20 - Aug. 17 (Fridays): Flicks on the Bricks at Pioneer Courthouse Square showing films at dusk, preceded by music at 7 p.m. Bring low-back chairs or pillows. Free.  July 20-Wonder Woman (PG 13), July 27-COCO (PG).

Now - Sept. 7: Movies in the Park with live music before the movie, free popcorn, and movies at dusk. Dogs on leash, no smoking. Free.

July 17 (5 to 9 p.m.):  Best of Portland Block Party is an all-ages event with food carts, a bar, and local vendors on NW Quimby Street. Free admission.

July 19 – 22: Northwest String Summit at Horning’s HIdeout in North Plaines.  48 bands on five stages with workshops and late-night sessions Children age 10 and younger are free. Camping available. No pets.

July 19 – 22: Pirates and gypsies will be at SeaDog Nights and Gypsy Carnival at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon.  Bring sunblock, water, and ID, and wear a costume.

July 20 – 21: The Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood has medieval re-enactments, a knighting ceremony, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, archery (July 21 & 22), castle building, craft and food vendors, beer and wine garden, kids’ area, and a Parade.

July 20 – 22: Portland Kennel Club Dog Show at Portland Expo Center.  Specialty breeds on Friday and all breeds on Saturday and Sunday.  Free.

July 20 – 22: Cathedral Park Jazz Festival under the historic St. Johns Bridge. Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes.  You can bring a blanket, low-back chairs, and a picnic, or buy from food vendors. Free.

July 21: Division/Clinton Street Fair holds a wacky parade starting at 10:45 a.m.,with arts & crafts booths, live music, food, sidewalk sales, and children’s events. Free.

July 21:  Portland Highland Games at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. Hear Scottish pipes and drums, see athletic games, taste whisky, and join Scottish Highland dancing No smoking or pets.

July 21: Kids Obstacle Challenge at Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center. Kids 5 to 16 run through mud and over obstacles.  Parents can race for free.

July 21 – 22: The inaugural Vegan Beer & Food Festival with food vendors, speakers, local bands, vegan-friendly clothing, skin-care, and artwork at Holladay Park. Children age 12 and younger are free.

July 21: Beaverton Night Market is family-friendly with 55 vendors of food and crafts, plus performers from around the world. Free.

July 22: Sunday Parkways on the Green Loop (downtown & inner SE), Walk, bike, or roller-skate on miles of streets when most cars are banned with activities and music along the way. Free.