Fall Festival of the Arts, where you can enjoy fine art, demos, authors, music, food, beer and wine to support the arts and businesses in the Columbia River Gorge. It's open to the public, and benefits local Trail Keepers of Oregon...More
The Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival has grown significantly since its inception in 1997. The Festival includes three days of workshops and a weekend filled with demonstrations, livestock shows, seminars and kids’ activities. Events, classes, shows and activities are scheduled throughout the festival...More
Wine Pioneers, St Josef’s originated the iconic Grapestomping harvest festival back in 1983 when there were less than 24 wineries in Oregon – now there are over 600! The festival dates back to before the first micro-breweries were in Oregon and is the Northwest’s original Grapestomping event. Along with Grapestomping contests held throughout the day, great German music from the fabulous Z Musikmakers and food including St Josef’s own special house recipe sausages & homemade kraut, along with other locally made foods. New vintages and special reserve wines will be available by the glass, plus tours with the winemaker and tastings available throughout the day...More
The Polish festival is a FREE event for families and singles, adults and children, for food connoisseurs, music lovers, concert goers and dance enthusiasts. It is for everyone. During the festival, we provide non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest on Saturday and Sunday, a street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer...More
Hosted by LifeWorks NW, their fundraiser is to fight child abuse and neglect. Guests will taste signature appetizers prepared by celebrated local chefs and vote for their favorite to be named the 2018 Portland’s Original Iron Chef. Plus, the evening features a silent auction, Winner’s Choice raffle, live auction and more!...More
The 8th Annual Florence Festival of Books, September 28–29, Florence Events Center in Florence. On Friday, Panel Discussion, “Marketing Your Book,” 3 - 4:30 p.m., FREE to public. Dynamite panel. Together these authors have sold more than eight million books! Also Friday, Keynote Speaker and "New York Times" bestselling author Amy Stewart of "Girl Waits With Gun and Drunken Botanist" speaks at 7 p.m., $10 admittance fee ($8 in advance). Book Fair on Saturday, free, from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. - 70 authors and 8 publishers with their books for sale...More
This is the Northwest's finest aviation event for the whole family. They'll have Special performances, ground displays, aircraft rides, Friday night fireworks, and Special Needs Day...More
The Lewis & Clark Department of Music welcomes The Andisheh Center of Portland to campus to celebrate Iranian cultural heritage through a day of workshops followed by an evening performance. This year’s event, An Homage to Women Poets of Iran will be an inspirational poetic journey presented by Dr. Ahmad Karimi Hakkak with an amazing performance by world-renowned composer and instrumentalist Babak Amini and fellow musician Siamak Shirazi. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Lewis & Clark College's Agnes Flanagan Chapel, located at 0615 SW. Palatine Hill Rd. in Portland. To learn more, visit college.lclark.edu.
Each year in the United States thousands of captive-born tigers, lions, and other wildcats are sold to private owners. Too often these magnificent animals endure both physical and emotional abuse at the hands of humans. WildCat Ridge Sanctuary exists so that cats like these can rescued, rehabilitated and given a proper lifetime home free from any kind abuse. Won't you help us by attending our biggest fundraiser of the year?...More
The 3rd annual Rose City PhotoFair is back on Saturday, September 29th at the Jackson Armory, located at 6255 NE. Cornfoot Rd. in Portland. Scores of tables and dozens of dealers, collectors, and buyers descend on the PhotoFair. Peruse thousands of items from inexpensive to top of the line below retail pricing. Bring in you old gear to sell to professional buyers from around the country including KEH the world's largest camera buyers!...More
Are you curious about the tiny house lifestyle? Want more financial freedom & less stress? Come explore TinyFest NorthWest to learn more! Tour a variety of tiny houses including tiny houses on wheels, van conversions, skoolies, backyard cottages, and more! Meet professional builders and DIYers. Check out the Simple Living Marketplace. Gain information and inspiration from speaker presentations, workshops, and meet-ups. Meet your tribe. Enjoy food, drink & live music...More
Nicky USA's Wild About Game celebrates the farmers, butchers and purveyors of specialty game & high quality meats, and the chefs that use their products. The event centers around a friendly, but fierce competitive game cooking competition between some of Portland and Seattle's best chefs. Also featured is our Artisan Marketplace with a taste of the great products we offer at Nicky USA and some of our favorite Northwest food & beverage artisans. Attended by hundreds of the Northwest's leading food industry purveyors, chefs, and restauranteurs, this is the event for the serious food enthusiast to rub shoulders with the decision & taste makers that influence the dining scene in our region...More
Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration‘s series of events honoring the Pacific Northwest's delectable, edible wild mushrooms. Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season!...More
Hosted by the Christian Science Lecture Series, Nate Frederick will be giving a talk entitled, "Learn to Pray and Heal (A Spiritual Adventure)." He has discovered that a willingness to shift perspectives, to see things in a new, more spiritual way, has an effect - for anyone. Come learn how all of us can realize the infinite possibilities for good. The lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:15 p.m. at Portland State University's Native American Student Community Center: 710 SW. Jackson St. in Portland. Go to www.pdxcslectureseries.com.
The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem located just 20 minutes north of the greater Portland-metro area, and hosts hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. The Refuge is also the home of the annual BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival - the celebration of the fall migration of the Sandhill Crane, hosted by the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Thousands flock to Ridgefield every year for the celebration. They'll have activites for all ages: the Sandhill Crane Tour, bird walks, bird language workshops, a variety of hikes, kayaking and big canoe river trips, bluegrass music from local bands, vendors, food and more...More
The weekend festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, FREE kids' activities, running of the bols, performance by featured fliers, Kids Kite Parade on the Beach, and some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world!...More
Have you ever owned a dollhouse? Then you know what fun there is in fantasy and "make believe." At this event, you will meet 40+ vendors who make things for dollhouses owned by adults. Everything in real life can be reproduced small enough to fit in a dollhouse. Even YOU! Have your picture taken in 3D and a resin statute of yourself made to go into your dollhouse! Adults $7.00 - Under 12 FREE. FREE parking. Handicap accessible...More
This is a delightful experience to open your heart and feed your soul. Oregon's Largest Body Mind Spirit Expo...Raise your consciousness with 100+ independent, alternative holistic practitioners and exhibitors to enhance your personal journey. With massage, energy work, life coaching, aromatherpy, natural remedies, alternative health, medical intuitives, animal communicators, psychic readings, astrology, sound healing, chakra balancing, crystals, aura photos, art, jewelry and unique gifts. Featuring 30 FREE presentations and an amazing Heal the Earth Raffle benefiting Family Tree Relief Nursery...More
Hosted by the Tillamook County Quilt Guild, this year's theme is called "Memories by the Sea." The event features the guild's first quilt made for 1976. You can help make an American Hero Quilt; visitor prizes every half hour, raffle quilt tickets, and quilts for sale. It will be held from Oct. 12 - 13 at City Hall in Bay City that is along North Hwy. 101. Times are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $5 each, Children 12 and under are FREE. It's family fun for all. Call (503) 440-1829.
This October 13, The Mother PAC will host our unique and popular fifth annual Dance Like a Mother fundraiser at Holocene in Portland where 200+ local moms, community and elected leaders will gather to dance the night away - raising critical funds to support candidates running for office this November. This is a dance party featuring DJ Mixed Messages spinning feminist dance music, many special guest dancers, local women elected leaders, amazing raffle prizes from local businesses and fun resistance-themed cocktails. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 - 10 p.m. at 1001 SE. Morrison St. in Portland. Go onlnine to www.motherpac.org.
A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry kicks off the Fall season on the Long Beach Peninsula. Foods, crafters, local artists, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during this popular fair. Collectible Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The Cranberry Museum is FREE, hosting a variety of local artists offering handmade items such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, cranberry vine baskets, baked goods, and more. The Cranberry Trolley will run during the fair and self-guided tours of cranberry harvesting will be underway at the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation...More
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"Imagine that the Aurora Borealis could sing: that's Simrit's voice. Timeless, Strong, and Ethereal as a whale's song..." – LA Yoga
Some artists can bring true commitment to age-old meditations, urging everyone from pop stars to theater audiences to fall in love with the words of South Asian sages. Some artists have a presence that both engages and soothes, an ear that can hear the resonances that bridge continents and souls.
Vocalist and songwriter Simrit, born in Athens, Greece, adopted and raised in the American South, is one of these artists.
Simrit's unique sound and artistic contributions have led, inspired and pushed the boundaries of world and chant music into new places, throwing off old conventions. Her music and artistry, which has attracted fans such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's, is known for it's depth, haunting beauty, edge, and psychedelic atmosphere. She mixes distilled philosophical statements with ethereal and hooky arrangements, turns 16th-century Gurmukhi poetry into hypnotically grooving songs, develops anthemic melodies and feels, and creates epic soundscapes threaded with mantras. Simply, she brings the depth of the sacred and ancient to the modern.
It won't take very long after the music begins for you to realize that this isn't your average concert. From the transcendent sounds, the hypnotic groove, world-class musicians, and Simrit's mesmerizing VOICE...Get ready for lift off! Simrit's performance is on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., at the Portland Art Museum: 1219 SW. Park Ave. in Portland. For tickets, go to tickets.brightstarevents.com.
The Portland Bead Society are so excited to bring you the annual fundraiser! Each year at the Montgomery Park Banquet room, they hold a gathering of artists and vendors who bring unique beads and bead related items you can see and purchase. You'll see an array of spectacular vendors who bring special items for your shopping pleasure, including lamp work beads, polymer clay pieces, pressed glass, seed beads, components, findings, and completed pieces...they have it all. This year they will have a 'make and take' item to encourage bead work, and the fabulous Elephant’s Deli will be available! The Bead Bazaar is from Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 2701 NW. Vaughn in Portland. Admission is FREE. For more information, go to www.portlandbeadsociety.org.