JULY 2017 EVENTS

Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Electric Vehicle Day
Saturday, July 1

Held annually by the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association, it's a display of electric cars and owners of electric cars will be on hand to talk about them at Pioneer Courthouse Square, on Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the corner of SW. 6th and Yamhill in downtown Portland. Visit www.oeva.org.

Fireworks Over Detroit Lake
Saturday, July 1

A huge, FREE fireworks display over the lake begins around 10 p.m. (after sunset).  Bring your boat or grab a spot in town and watch the fireworks.  The event is on Saturday, July 1 at the Detroit Lake Recreation Area of Detroit.  Visit www.detroitlakeoregon.org.

Haines Stampede Rodeo
July 3 - 4

One of Oregon's oldest rodeo events since the mid-1880s, they will have a Shriners Night at the Rodeo, stock and rodeo talent, Kid Games, Concert by Briana Renea, and fireworks at dusk.  It will be held from July 3 - 4 in Haines.  Visit www.hainesstampede.com.

Canby Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4

Morning parade at 10 a.m. showcasing NW 1st Avenue, large kid’s events zone, arcade truck for teens, live entertainment, car show, local beer garden, street fair, arts crafts and fireworks display starts at dusk.  This is a FREE event for all at 111 NW. 2nd Ave. in Canby.  For more, visit canbyindependenceday.com.

Corbett Fun Fest
Tuesday, July 4

A full day of fun. Parade, live music, contests, food, attractions, games, vendor booths, a generational queens court and other great entertainment for everyone plus the only fireworks show in East county. Vendors will be open and ready to sell at 11 a.m.  The festivities are on Tuesday, July 4 at Corbett Grade School: 35800 East Historic Columbia River Hwy. in Corbett.  Go to www.corbettfunfest.com.

Fireworks at Oaks Park
Tuesday, July 4

Celebrate the U.S.A. with a day of family fun on the midway, a summer BBQ in our picnic areas, live entertainment from local performers, and Portland's best fireworks display at dusk! All picnic areas are first come, first served.  Gates open 10 a.m., rides open noon - midnight, and fireworks at dusk.  The 4th of July celebration will be held at Oaks Park: 7805 Se. Oaks Park Way in Portland.  For more, visit oakspark.com.

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver
Tuesday, July 4
(Southwest Washington)

Enjoy an evening event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site with live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids games, food & beverage vendors - all ending with a spectacular fireworks show.  The celebration is on Tuesday, July 4 at the Fort Vancouver National Site's Parade Grounds, across from Officers Row in Vancouver, from 6 - 10:30 p.m.  Their website is 4th.fortvan.org.

NW Veg: Celebrate the 4th with Us
Tuesday, July 4

Join NW Veg for their annual Fourth of July potluck.  Bring your fave vegan meal, plus plates, utensils, serving spoons; they'll provide the vegan ice cream!  Lawn games welcome too! It will be held on Tuesday, July 4, from 3 - 6 p.m. at Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park on SW. Erickson Ave. in Beaverton.  Go to nwveg.org.

Timber Festival
Tuesday, July 4

Bring the whole family to celebrate.  The Timber Festival features logging events and timber competitions including: Chain Saw Show Offs, 50/50 Axe Throw, Long pond competition and horse pull demonstraiton.  Live bands, petting zoo, inflatable rides for children, food vendors and craft vendors.  Not to mention an aerial fireworks display at 10 p.m.  The festivities are on Tuesday, July 4 at Timber Park: 30878 NW. Evergreen Way in Estacada.  Visit estacadatimberfestival.com.

Marion County Fair
July 6 - 9

Fun for all, the Marion County Fair is attended by about 27,000 people annually.  They will have carnival rides, contests, 4H-FFA Barns, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, pedal pullers for kids, live STEAM events, Barnyard Adventures, flyball dogs, petting zoo, vendors, entertainment and more.
It will be held from July 6 - 9 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds: 2330 17th St. NE in Salem.  Their website is marioncountyfair.net.

Music Fair and Feast
July 6 - 9

Four days of live music, food, beer and wine garden as well as a cook off for adults and kids. Thursday night is FREE Family Night with live music begining after the parade.  Friday and Saturday for the 21 and older crowd with beer and wine garden, food concessions and main stage entertainment with live music.  Sunday has a breakfast, chili cook-off and more live music.  It will be held from July 6 - 9 at Sandy Centennial Plaza: 17499 Hoffman Ave. in Sandy.  Go online to sandyoregonchamber.org.

Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally
July 6 - 10

Join along for the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally and treat your bike to some of the greatest biker roads out there. Discover Northeastern Oregon on over seven different challenging courses.  Or, try your luck on any of the four adventure courses.  Experience the scenery, history, and breathtaking geography of the area by day, and the friendly folks of Historic Baker City by night.  The group ride is from July 6 - 10.  To learn more, visit hellscanyonmotorcyclerally.com.

Weird Beer on the River Festival
July 7 - 8
(Southwest Washington)

Held in the spectacular Marina Park, right alongside the Columbia River with Mt. Hood rising majestically in the East, the Weird Beer on the River Festival features intriguing recipes from local and regional breweries.  Food vendors and music accompany the weird brews for a one of a kind community activity.  The festival is from July 7 - 8 at 24 S A St. in Washougal.

McKenzie River Lavender Festival
July 7 - 9

Lavender in bloom, fresh bouquets, many lavender products and small plants, artisan booths, food & live music.  Sisters on the Fly with their vintage campers will join us.  Fun for the family and FREE.  It will be held from July 7 - 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., each day at 40882 McKenzie Hwy., MP 15.5 in Springfield.
For more information, see mckenzieriverlavender.com.

Oregon Country Fair
July 7 - 9

The Oregon Country Fair is an annual three-day festival, from July 7 - 9, offering the finest in entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable food and information sharing.  The Fair takes place in Veneta, Oregon, about 15 miles west of Eugene.  You'll find ways at the Oregon Country Fair to nourish the spirit, explore living artfully and authentically on earth, and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways.  For details, visit www.oregoncountryfair.org

Portland Rose Festival: Rose Cup Races
July 7 - 9

Presented by George Morlan Plumbing, the annual Rose Cup Races features three car classifications, and there will be podium award celebrations for all three classes.  They'll have over 25 car fields, including the popular Spec Racer Fords, Spec Miatas, and of course the Vintage car class.  It will be held from July 7 - 9, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Portland International Raceway: 1940 N. Victory Blvd. in Portland.  Go to www.rosefestival.org.

Mississippi Street Fair
Saturday, July 8

This year’s fair is benefiting the Boise Business Youth Unity Project – fostering a stronger community through internships for teens.  They'll have over 200 vendors offering up all sorts of irresistible goods along with 5 live music stages, the Art Hub, Grandfather’s Rib Off and a dunk tank.  Admission is FREE, and this rain-or-shine fair is kid-friendly!  The fair is on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. along Mississippi St. in Portland.  To learn more, visit mississipiave.com.

Saint Benedict Festival
Saturday, July 8

Feed your body, nourish your soul with the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey at the Saint Benedict Festival on Saturday, July 8.  The event begins at noon and ends at 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy a Swiss cuisine-themed picnic, lawn games, live music, Willamette Valley wines, and Benedictine Brewery beer crafted by the monks.  There will be guided tours of the monastery, a monastic marketplace, silent auction, and more.  Adults: 21 and older only; $50 per ticket.  The Abbey is on the hilltop above Mount Angel, Ore. Information: 503-845-3030.  Go to www.mountangelabbey.org/sbf-2017.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Saturday, July 8

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show™ (SOQS) is internationally recognized as the world’s largest outdoor quilt show and quilt sale displaying more than 1300 quilts representing fiber artists from around the world.  More than 10,000 visitors from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries flock to Sisters on the second Saturday in July.  Master quilt makers teach classes and workshops during Quilt Week and exhibit their quilts at our annual Quilt Show.  In addition, hundreds of quilts are displayed in our “show-and-tell” exhibits—first time quilters, youth, and quilts made by men—throughout the town of Sisters.  Quilt exhibitors range in age from 10 to 92 years old.  Quilts on displace come to us from all over the world.  It will be held on Saturday, July 8 on Cascade Ave. in Siters.  Visit sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org.

Oregon Lavender Farm Tour
July 8 - 9

The whole family will enjoy the 2017 Oregon Lavender Farm Tour in the Oregon countryside of Clackamas County.  Over twenty lavender destinations throughout Oregon are open to show their lavender in full bloom.  Many sites feature lavender plants and products along with artisan booths, crafts, demonstrations and activities.  Photographers will have the opportunity to submit lavender themed photographs to the seventh annual Oregon Lavender Association Photo contest.  Plan your day by visiting www.OregonLavenderDestinations.com for a complete listing of participating destinations, activities and maps.

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show
July 8 - 9

The Finest Celebration of Lavender & Art, at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, OR!  The one place where all things lavender blend with the premier art show of work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon.  Enjoy distinctive lavender products, essential oils, art and craft booths, and the plein air art show. Relax & partake in lavender food & refreshment while listening to talented musicians.  Try lavender crafts or visit a nearby lavender farm.  Proceeds benefit charity.  It will be held from July 8 - 9.  For more, visit www.WVLavenderFestival.org.

Little Ole Opry on the Bay
July 8 - 30

An evening of knee tappin, toe stompin songs and dance to start off the season.  They'll have vintage country, rock n' roll of the 50s, everything country, and director's choice.  The comedy team will split your sides with their usual off-beat humor that Little Ole Opry has made famous.  This event usually sells out, so make your reservations soon!  Performances are from July 8 - 30 at 2100 Sherman Ave. in North Bend.  Go to www.oregonsadventurecoast.com

Thunderegg Days & Festival
July 13 - 15

Hosted by the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, all are invited to their annual event that features daily guided rock tours, vendor booths and food trucks, quilt show, live entertainment, Outlaw Lawnmower Dragsters, "Flying High Bungee Jump", musical train rides, sidewalk art contest, Tyner's Traveling Historical Museum, car show and much more.  It will be held from July 13 - 15 in Nyssa.  For more, visit www.nyssachamberofcommerce.com.

La Ruta PDX: A Gastronomic Festival
July 13 - 16

Chefs from Spain will join forces with chefs from Portland in a series of collaboration dinners. Events throughout the festival will showcase Spanish products, purveyors, and specialty equipment to encourage collaboration and mutual enrichment between the two gastronomic cultures in this premiere edition of La Ruta PDX.  It will be held from July 13 - 16 at various locations in Portland.  For more, go to www.larutapdx.com.

Northwest String Summit
July 13 - 16

Touring legends, Yonder Mountain String Band, hosts their friends for a weekend of bluegrass paradise in the shady forests of North Plains, Oregon. Multiple sets, late name jam session, and unique collaborations are all part of the fun. The Northwest String Summit (known as "Strummit" to festies) boasts some incredible camping at beautiful Horning's Hideout.  It will be held from July 13 - 16 at Horning's Hideout: 21277 NW. Brunswick Canyon Rd. in North Plains.  For details, go to stringsummit.com

HAREFEST 7
July 14 - 15

HAREFEST 7 is the Northwest's nostalgic music festival featuring 18 of the region's best tribute bands, 18 hours of music, delicious foods, onsite camping, and a whole bunch of really fun concert goers - all taking place at Pat Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR!  This year's lineup features tributes to Journey, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Heart, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Beastie Boys, Van Halen, The Who, Motley Crue, Scorpions, and Poison.  It will be held from July 14 - 15.  Tickets and info at www.harefest.com.

Miners' Jubilee
July 14 - 16

Miners' Jubilee makes the heritage and history of Baker County come to life with a parade, vendors in the park, a huge food court, sidewalk sales, mining demonstrations and kids activities. Bronc Riding Friday night and Bull Riding Saturday night, along with a carnival create a full weekend of events that draws family and class reunions to Baker City every year.  It will be held from July 14 - 16 at Geiser Pollman Park: 1723 Madison St.  Their website is minersjubilee.com

Southern Oregon Kite Festival
July 14 - 16

The 25th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival will be held Jul 15-16, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the kite field at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. This popular event is free and fun for all ages. See more than 30 nationally and internationally renowned kite flyers perform amazing routines choreographed to music. Weekend activities also include free children’s kite building workshops and vendors selling eats, treats, and merchandise for the enjoyment of festival attendees. Free parking and free shuttles to the kite festival field are provided.  Festivities will kick off Friday evening, July 14th, at 7 p.m., with the Fourth Annual Indoor Kite Flying Demo in the Brookings-Harbor High School gym.  Visit southernoregonkitefestival.com.

61st West Linn's Annual Old Time Fair
July 14 - 16

This is West Linn's signature annual event held in beautiful Willamette Park at
the confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette Rivers.  West Linn's annual Old Time Fair attracts more than 13,000 people throughout the 3-day event. The Old Time Fair includes: Coronation of the Old Time Fair Queen, Car Show, Olde Time Baseball Game, Exhibitor and Food booths, Local
Musical and Exhibition performers, Beer Garden, Parade, Carnival and more....It will be held from July 14 - 16.  To learn more, visit www.westlinnoregon.gov/oldtimefair.

Portland’s Bastille Day Largest on the West Coast
Saturday, July 15

Look for live music, games, arts and crafts, and a French market including wine and cuisine.  Portland’s Bastille Day celebration is a lively festival with an emphasis on French food, culture and fun!  Savor crêpes, shop for things French, cheer the Waiters Race, and enjoy live music with a French theme.  Bastille Day honors the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris in 1789.  Hosted by the Alliance Francaise de Portland, it will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 12 - 6 p.m. at Jamison Square: 810 NW. 11th Ave. in Portland.  For more information, visit www.afportland.org.

Gresham Arts Festival
Saturday, July 15

More than 150 juried artisans fill downtown streets with an array of unique, handcrafted art. Also featured: live cultural and musical performances, unique shopping and restaurants.  The festivities are on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Historic Downtown and Arts Plaza.  To learn more, go to greshamoregon.gov.

Portland Highland Games
Saturday, July 15

For more than 60 years, the Portland Highland Games have delighted participants with a unique, Scottish experience featuring incredible Scottish pipe bands, bag pipers and drummers, dancers and athletes.  Come enjoy a full day of this Scottish festival. Explore Scottish clan tents and learn about your Scottish history (you may be surprised to find a little Scottish in ya).  Immerse yourself in the music and culture.  Watch fun demonstrations (like our popular sheep dogs) and be inspired by powerful athletes competing on the Heavy Athletics field.  Become a whisky connoisseur in our whisky tasting tent.  Shop for regional Scottish products and gifts, and enjoy tasty food (and yup – there is beer).  It will be held on Saturday, July 15 at Mt. Hood Community College: 26000 SE. Stark St. in Gresham.  Go to www.phga.org.

The Big Float
Saturday, July 15

The goal of The Big Float, quite simply, is to encourage people to “get into their river” and support its preservation and healthy development as a recreational resource. And to have a whale of a good time in the process.  Open to all ages, the event begins with, naturally, a parade. Floaters gather at Tom McCall Bowl Beach, then carry or wear their floatation devices and march south along Waterfront Park to the put-in point at Poet's Beach beneath the Marquam Bridge.  Floaters will paddle down river and land on the west bank at the Tom McCall Bowl.  Here, Portland's grandest downtown beach party will be held - complete with music barge and live bands, food carts, beer/wine garden, sponsor booths, and a kids' activities area.  It will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in Portland.  Go to www.thebigfloat.com.

Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance
Sunday, July 16

Attend the longest-running Concours d’Elegance in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy more than 300 classic cars on the tree-shaded campus of Pacific University.  Enjoy live music, food, a beer garden, classes and a wine pavilion at this historic Greater Portland Event.  It will be held on Sunday, July 16 at 2043 College Way.  For more information, visit forestgroveconcours.org

Columbia County Fair & Rodeo
July 19 - 23

The Columbia County Fair will be held this year on July 19 through 23.  Our address at the fairgrounds is 58892 Saulser Rd. in St. Helens.  On Wednesday, July 19 is our Senior Day and Veterans Day where they get into the fair for FREE until 3 p.m.  Also on that day, we are having a my fair lady contest for the Seniors from the different communities around the country.  On Thursday will be our Kids Day where kids under 17 get in FREE until 3 p.m.  Friday and Saturday nights, we will have the N.P.R.A. rodeo that is FREE with a paid admission to the fair.  We also have a plant sale that will be open every day of the fair.  Our hours for the fair are 10 a.m. till 11 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. till 12 midnight on Friday, and Saturday.  Sundays, we are open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.  We have a pirate ship and birds this year, along with some great entertainment.  For more information, please check out our website at www.columbiacountyfairgrounds.com.  It will have a list of the entertainment and what hours that they will be playing under the fair schedule. 

43rd Annual Camas Days
July 21 - 22
(Southwest Washington)

Each year downtown Camas plays host to an array of arts & craft vendors at the best price of any festival in the area!  This year's theme is "Once Upon a Time."  With the help of our events and main parade on Saturday Camas Days, the fourth weekend (Fri. & Sat.) of the month in July, draws 10-15,000 people!  Expect to see arts & craft vendors, a gated wine & microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, two parades (kids parade on Friday & main parade on Saturday), the ducky derby, the kids activities street, a softball tournament and the famous bathtub races in front of City Hall.  For more, visit www.cwchamber.com.

Salem Art Fair & Festival
July 21 - 23

Just blocks from downtown Salem you’ll find more than 200 artists, live music, theatre and dance on two entertainment stages, two craft beer and wine gardens, more than 20 food booths, the Santiam Hospital Kids’ Court with art activities for the whole family, a plant sale and much more.  The Art Fair attracts more than 30,000 visitors from all over the nation and is committed to upholding the importance of fine arts and crafts by providing access to a range of artistic mediums appealing to both art appreciators and art collectors alike.  It will be held from July 21 - 23 at Bush's Pasture Park: 890 Mission St. SE in Salem.  Go to salemart.org.  

Stumptown Cluster
July 21 - 23

Hosted by the Portland Kennel Club Dog Show, you'll see the judging of specialty breeds and all breeds. It will be held from July 21 - 23 at the Portland Expo Center's Halls D & E: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland.

Division/Clinton Street Fair
Saturday, July 22

All are invited to attend the annual Division/Clinton Street Fair.  They'll have a parade, giveaways, sidewalk sale, vendors, entertainment and great food and drink.  The event will take place on Saturday, July 22, in and around SE. 26th and Clinton St. in Portland.  For details, visit www.divisionclinton.com.

Oregon's First City Celebration
Saturday, July 22

Held in downtown Oregon City, this year's event features music all day on the Main Stage, art, craft and wine vendors, PGE Kidzone, vendors, and the Oregon Trail Brew Fest.  The celebration is on Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.  Their website is downtownoregoncity.org.  

Tea Fest PDX
Saturday, July 22

The event is to celebrate and learn about tea in all its forms.  Tea enthsiasts can enjoy classes, a "Tea Here Now" area, mobile teahouse exhibit, performance by Oregon Koto Kai, including snacks and drinks by the Red Robe Teahouse.  It will be held on SAturday, July 22, from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the World Forestry Center's Cheatham Hall: 4033 SW. Canyon Rd. in Portland.  Go to www.teafestpdx.com.

9th Annual Slavic Heritage Festival
July 22 - 23

Everyone is welcome to attend the Slavic Heritage Festival.  Fun for the whole family, they offer delicious food, great music, children zone, and local vendors.  It will be held from July 22 - 23, from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Ventura Park: corner of SE. 115th Ave. & Stark St. in Portland.  For more information, visit www.SlavicFestivalPortland.org.

9th Annual Canterbury Renaissance Faire
July 22 - 23 & 29 - 30

The 9th annual Canterbury Renaissance Faire is a 1500s era English marketplace.  Set in a large tree grove we have live FULL CONTACT jousting and sword fighting, Her majesty Queen Elizabeth and her noble court, food, ale.  4 stages of continual entertainment including singing, dancing, magician, juggling, comedians and more!!  We have great merchants for wonderful shopping, kids games, horse rides and so much more.  GREAT FAMILY FUN!!  July 22, 23, 29, 30, 2017 at 6569 Valley View Rd Silverton, OR (just north of downtown Silverton off Hwy 213).  Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Visit canterburyfaire.com.  COME JOIN THE FUN!!!!

Chief Joseph Days
July 25 - 30

Held annually in Joseph, it's four days of action packed PRCA rodeos and parades, plus six days of Western entertainment and great food, from July 25 - 30 at various venues.  Their website is www.chiefjosephdays.com.

Hood River County Fair
July 26 - 29

This year marks the fair's 90th year.  There's lots of activities for the whole family: carnival, stage acts, pony rides, exhibits, exotic animals, Youth Roping & Games Arena, Ranch Sorting Competition, 4-H competitions, and more.  It will be held from July 26 - 29 at the Hood River County Fairgrounds: 3020 Wyeast Rd. in Hood River.  Go to hoodriverfair.org.

Oregon Brewers Festival
July 26 - 30

One of the nation’s longest-running craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival is considered a craft beer destination, and 80,000 fans annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana to drink up what the festival has to offer.  On a sun soaked July afternoon, there’s no better place to sip more than 90 independent craft beers with friends along the banks of the Willamette River, with the Portland skyline as a backdrop to the west and Mt. Hood towering in the east.  Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Sours – come to the Oregon Brewers Festival and see for yourself why we’re one of the world’s best loved craft beer festivals!  It will be held until July 30 along Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 300 SW. Naito Parkway.  Go to www.oregonbrewfest.com.

37th Annual Newberg Old Fashioned Festival
July 27 - 30

All are invited to attend the annual Newberg Old Fashioned Festival.  The fun event features a carnival, musical entertainment, Kids Parade, dog costume contest, coronation, Scout Expo, Colton Fettig Disc Golf events, Children's Stage, Rotary Breakfast, Grand Parade, Geocaching Coin Challenge, Grand Fireworks Show, 5K run/Walk, Cruise-In, Antique Fire Apparatus Show, Hymn Sing and more.  It will be held from July 27 - 30 at different venues in Newberg.  For details, visit newbergoldfashionedfestival.com.

Portland Vintage Racing Festival
July 27 - 30

Hosted by Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, they are one of the oldest organizations in vintage racing.  Their festival in Portland will have car corrals, infield areas for kids and family activities, an autocross, a healthy vendor’s row, and a headliner on Saturday night.  It will be held from July 27 - 30 at the Portland International Racey: 1940 N. Victory Blvd. in Portland.  Go to sovrencracing.org.

Washington County Fair
July 27 - 30

It's 4-days of big fair fun!  They'll have a carnival, great musical acts (like Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat), exhibitors, good food and drink, rodeo, Brad's World of Reptiles, livestock competitions, K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, entertaining shows, Motorsports Mania, Mud Racing, FireStryker the dragon, exhibitors, and much more.  It will be held from July 27 - 30 at the Washington County Fair Complex: 873 NE. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.  Go to www.bigfairfun.com.

Blackberry Jam Festival
July 28 - 30

Enjoy great music, unique crafts, car and quilt shows, fishing derby, 5k, delicious food and more.  Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, our festival is a great way to top off a summer weekend trip. Bring your appetite — we even have a pie eating contest (blackberry, of course!).  The festival is from July 28 - 30 in Lowell.  For details, visit www.blackberryjamfestival.com

International Pinot Noir Celebration
July 28 - 30

The International Pinot Noir Celebration is famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine.  During the weekend, from July 28 - 30, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world.  Along with the speakers and chefs, it is the relaxing and festive atmosphere that sets this event apart from all other wine events. The celebration will be held at Linfield College, located at 900 SE. Baker St.  Their website is ipnc.org.

Northwest World Reggae Festival
July 28 - 30

The 13th Annual Northwest World Reggae Festival (“NWWRF”) is moving to the foothills of Mt. Hood Oregon, 13 miles east of Sandy.  Family friendly and sustainable, the festival welcomes conscious musical artists from around the globe performing roots reggae and world music!  The excitement doesn’t stop with the music.  In a gorgeous environment tucked into the Mt. Hood National forest, fill your day with friends and family outdoors, join in activities such as african drum and dance, morning yoga, even take a walk to the Sandy River!  Experience your musical soul and then refuel with a wide variety of delicious organic foods.  Come and explore  unique art, fair trade goods and crafts from more than 30 craft vendors.  This is a family friendly festival where kids 14 and under are admitted FREE.  It will be held from July 28 - 30 at Pfau Pfamily Pfarma: 58800 E. Marmot Rd. in Sandy.  Go to www.nwwrf.com

NW Book Festival
Saturday, July 29

Held annually, this is a FREE event for the general public.  Meet many local authors of fiction and non-fiction works, publishers and writing organizations.  It will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square: 701 SW. 6th Ave. in Portland.  Go online to www.nwbookfestival.com

Renegade Craft Fair
July 29 - 30

Renegade is a celebration of creative spirit.  This year, over 150 emergent and seasoned, independent makers will gather at this event.  The fair will be held outdoors, rain or shine and is FREE to attend, from July 29 - 30 at Rejuvenation: 1100 SE. Grand Ave. in Portland.  Leashed pets are welcome to join in the fun!  Times are from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  visit www.renegadecraft.com.

Rip City 3-on-3
July 29 - 30

Come play in the annual Rip City 3 on 3 Basketball tournament and get a free ticket to a Trail Blazers preseason game! The Rip City 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is coming to the Rose Quarter Campus the weekend of July 29 - 30 and will feature divisions for all ages, abilities and skill levels.  Participants of all ages will try their best in the 3-Point Long Distance Shootout for prizes and bragging rights.  Participants of all ages will try their best in the 3-Point Long Distance Shootout for prizes and bragging rights.  See who is the best dunker in Rip City.  If you have handles and quickness then try out the Skills Challenge.  The event is located at 1 N. Center Court St. in Portland.  Their website is ripcity3on3.com.  

Great Oregon Steam-Up
July 29 - 30 & August 5 - 6

The Great Oregon Steam-Up is the largest event at Powerland Heritage Park during the year and it involves all of the museums and many other participants.  One of the unique aspects of the event is that most of the equipment is operating.  A parade takes place each day at 1:30 p.m. and it includes vintage tractors, trucks, and automobiles.  The steam powered sawmill operates four times a day and the trolley tours the site perimeter all four days of the show.  Learn about the early machinery that made Oregon develop and grow. Hear about innovators and manufacturers of times past.  It will be held from July 29 - 30 and Aug. 5 - 6 at 3995 Brooklake Rd. NE in Salem.  Go online to www.antiquepowerland.com.

Montavilla Street Fair
Sunday, July 30

Bring the whole family to the Montavilla Street Fair for great food, musical entertainment, and lots of vendors from local businesses.  It will be held on Sunday, July 30, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The fair is located along SE. Stark, from 82nd Ave. to 76th Ave. in Portland.  For details, visit metba.org.

Willamette River Festival & Movie in the Park
Sunday, July 30

This is a FREE event for all.  Enjoy FREE kayak tours led by Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe will allow those first signed up to experience the river first hand with expert guidance.  There is instruction at the 1:30 p.m. paddle.  The festival also features live bands, food vendors, artisan ice cream, an environmental fair, a raffle, bicycle registration, a children's activity area and more.  The Movie in the Park showing at dusk is "UPRIVER: a FILM for the WILLAMETTE." The river itself will serve as a scenic backdrop.  It will be held on Sunday, July 30, from 1 - 10 p.m. at Cathedral Park Waterfront: corner of N. Pittsburg and N. Crawford in Portland.  Visit WillametteRiverFestival.org.

NW Natural Street of Dreams
July 30 - August 8

The 2017 NW Natural Street of Dreams will feature five homes in the thriving community of Happy Valley. Situated among a matured, natural landscape, Mitchell Park will include, spacious, exclusive homes nestled in a private community.  Whether you are looking for your dream home, wanting to build a new home or getting ready to remodel or redecorate your current home, you will find your inspiration at this year's NW Natural Street of Dreams.  It will be held from July 30 - Aug. 8 in NW Portland.  Visit www.streetofdreamspdx.com.



ONGOING EVENTS:

Recovery International (RI):
Help for Depression and Nervous Conditions
Every Tuesday

Portland depression and anxiety support weekly meetings.  Recovery International is a non-profit Cognitive Behavioral Training system that has helped thousands.  Rob Winike, trainer, author and RI board member, discusses mental health recovery and how to cope with symptoms of a nervous imbalance, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues.  Meetings are Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 NW 43rd (and Broadway).  Call (503) 810-2789 for info or other meeting locations.  Visit www.recoveryinternational.org and local blogsite at www.selfhelptools.org.

"Investing Simplified" (Radio Show)
Every Saturday

Chuck Price, CRFA, CSA can be reached via his website at pfgwm.com or by calling
(877) 50-PRICE.  For more information about the show, visit www.investingsimplifiedradio.com and to learn about his book, go to  www.investingsimplifiedbook.com.