JUNE 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Canby Wine, Food & Brew
June 1 - 3

Come enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of wonderful Oregon wineries, artisans, vendors, nurseries and specialty foods at the annual Canby Wine, Food & Brew! Tastings have a minimum cost of $1...More

Function 4 Junction
June 1 - 3

Bring the family to this annual event that features a car cruise, show n' shine (that's open to all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles), and winery poker run (for those 21 and older)...More

Yachats Pride Weekend
June 1 - 3

It's a celebration of LGBT pride in Yachats on the Oregon Coast.  The 3-day event will have a kickoff cabaret and dance, transgender tea party, music, gay bingo, pride feast, dancing, pride hike, pride family picnic and much more...More 

National Trails Day
Saturday, June 2

Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, encourage people to discover their local trials, raise awareness of trail issues and instill excitement for the outdoors.  Join this historic event and leave the trail better than you found it!  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System, pledge to pack out trash, join a trail work project, or clean up a park.  In a single day, Americans can collectively improve 2,802 miles of trail—the distance across the US...More 

Pioneer Century Bike Ride
Saturday, June 2

The Pioneer Century is named to reflect the history of the Champoeg, Canby, and Molalla areas. The ride starts from the Clackamas County Fairgrounds: 694 NE 4th Ave. in Canby.  Rich farmland and timber brought the pioneers to this area and this same beauty draws cyclists today.  The Pioneer Century offers great routes whether you seek a social ride or personal best...More 

Portland Buddhist Festival
Saturday, June 2

The Portland Buddhist Festival in the Park celebrates the teachings of Buddhism and teaches the basics to newcomers during a free 5-hour event. It features live performances, meditation, presentations by leaders in Oregon’s Buddhist community, and delightful meet and greets with fellow Buddhists. It’s basically Buddhism 101 for beginners and a bonding experience for experts...More

Ridgefield's Big Paddle
Saturday, June 2
(Southwest Washington)

There’s something for absolutely everyone on this fun-filled day downtown and on Lake River. Breakfast, paddling, obstacle course, live music, beer & wine garden, BIG games and a Totally Awesome Scavenger Challenge!...More

Starlight Parade
Saturday, June 2

The Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade offers funky, eclectic fun for everyone.  From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together in one whimsical pageant. 2018 makes for an exciting Starlight Parade as it celebrates more than 40 years in the city of Portland!  The Starlight Parade continues a longtime festival tradition from the early 1900s, when illuminated floats built on electric trolley cars made their way through the city on trolley tracks.  Today, participants light up the night with approximately 100 illuminated entries along a 2.25-mile route.  The parade draws more than 325,000 spectators to downtown Portland, and is also broadcast live from 9 - 11 p.m. on FOX 12.  Don’t miss the fun of one of the Rose Festival’s best and brightest traditions!...More 

Taste of Woodburn
June 2 - 3

All are invited to attend for an exciting weekend in downtown Woodburn!  With the largest selection of Mexican restaurants per capita in Oregon.  Taste of Woodburn will be an opportunity to taste the foods and flavors of the many regions and cultures of Mexico.  They'll also have live entertainment...More   

 Eugene Beer Week
June 4 - 10

Throughout the U.S., cities celebrate craft beer weeks chock-full of beer events. The purpose? To have fun and promote Craft Beer.  Every year, Eugene Beer Week celebrates craft beer culture in the Willamette Valley.  You can enjoy festivals, special releases, brewery tours, great food, music, contests and more...More

Pistol River Wave Bash
June 7 - 10

Riders are venturing from around the world to participate from countries including Morocco, Italy, France, Guadeloupe and the USA. Divisions include Professional, Amateur, Women, Youth, Master and Grand Masters competing in the wave riding and jumping...More 

Portland Beer Week
June 7 - 17

Portland Beer Week is eleven days of fun, educational, eye and palate opening eating and drinking events in the greatest beer city on earth. More than just a beer festival, Portland Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture and all of its tangents from food pairings to beer ice cream, artwork and design, film and science...More

33rd Annual Obsidian Days
June 8 - 10

The Hines Volunteer Firefighters Association is proud to present the 33rd Annual Obsidian Days, June 8 - 10 at the Hines Oregon City Parks in Hines.  Come see hand crafted obsidian items and other artisan treasures.  Vendors from all around come to show off their wares.  Come look for unique items and gifts, participate in a celebration of Oregon Archeology and History with Portland State University and enjoy live music, while also supporting your local community...More

The Craft Beer & Wine Fest
June 8 - 10
(Southwest Washington)

Now in its sixth year, the Craft Beer & Wine Fest features the best wines from Washington State, local craft brews, talented artisans, live music and great food...More   

Big Band Bash
Saturday, June 9
(Southwest Washington)

Opening for the sixth year in a row will be VanPort Jazz, under the direction of Cary Pederson and returning for the fourth year in a row will be the Clackamas Community College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Lars Campbell. The evening will finish with the internationally acclaimed Clark College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Clark Director of Bands, Rich Inouye. If you like big band jazz and swing this is definitely one community event you won’t want to miss!  The concert is FREE and open to the public...More 

Clamboree and Glass Art Festival
Saturday, June 9

Held every second Saturday in June, the festival will have regional specialties-Empire clams and Oregon glass. They'll have amazing local food, a beer garden, glass blowing demos, shuttle tour, vendors, and family entertainment!...More 

Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
Saturday, June 9

A cherished highlight of the Portland Rose Festival, this popular procession is more than a spectacular floral-filled parade; it’s a beloved annual tradition. For more than 100 years, Portland families, visitors and community groups have been making memories at the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. A colorful reflection of local, regional and international communities, the parade draws hundreds of thousands of cheering viewers of every age, along a 4.2 mile route that winds through city streets and across the river.  This year’s Brilliant and flower-ful celebration will fulfill anyone’s appetite for spectacle.  Emphasizing visual and auditory entertainment on a grand scale, the parade features 16 full-size all-floral floats, 13 all-floral mini-floats, 13 marching bands, 22 equestrian units and many other special entries...More 

Whiskey Run Bike Festival
Saturday, June 9

The Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails are a brand new, one-of-a-kind trail system on the Southern Oregon Coast. Ribbons of clay dirt flow and wind through the Coos County Forest in these cross-country style trails.  Moderate climbing and fun descending make this system worth the drive to the gorgeous Southern Oregon Coast. The trail system is located about 10 minutes from Bandon or Coos Bay off Highway 101, in the mists of the coastal forest...More  

McMinnville Scottish Festival
June 9 - 10

The Celtic Heritage Alliance is going to build on that Scottish connection and bring the “Mac” back in McMinnville in 2018 with the McMinnville Scottish Festival!  They will have traditional Irish dancing, Highland Games, music, Haggis Eating Contest, and more...More

Medford Open Studio Tour
June 9 - 10

Shop for Father's Day for a gift at the Medford Open Studio Tour.  You can visit twenty-one artists at their studios.  You can chat with the artists, learn how they weave their magic and watch them create.  A mag is available from individuala artists.  The tour is from June 9 - 10 at 2006 Springbrook Rd. in Medford.  Call (458) 225-9376.

Oregon Renaissance Faire
June 9 - 10 & 16 - 17

Join the Oregon Renaissance Faire and take a step back in time to the Vale of Dunrose as we celebrate a visit from Mary, Queen of Scots!  Enjoy music, entertainment, jousting, arts, crafts, demos and more!  June 9th - 10 and 16th and 17th at the Clackamas County Event Center: 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby...More

Portland Rose Festival: Dragon Boat Race
June 9 - 10

This is a FREE event.  The Rose Festival is proud to host the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races that has been bringing an exciting Chinese tradition to Portland for more than two decades, beginning in 1989.  Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held every nine minutes. More than 80 different teams – local, national and international – compete in boats graciously provided through the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association...More 

Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
June 15 - 17

The Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival has been a tradition on the North Coast of Oregon for over forty years.  The festival embodies the rich cultural that was transplanted to Astoria,Oregon region by Scandinavians.  In the Northwest they found the bounteous seas and forests as their native lands and the demand their skills at managing them.  During the three days of the festival over a dozen Scandinavian musical, dance, and theater groups are scheduled to entertain . Retail booths will offer handcrafts, Scandinavian import items, and traditional Scandinavian foods...More 

Waldport Beachcomber Days
June 15 - 17

Bring the whole family to the annual Waldport Beachcomber Days.  They'll have great entertainment, parade, vendor market, Kids Zone, sports games and more.  It will be held at various venues in Waldport...More 

Gorge Ride
Saturday, June 16

The annual Gorge Ride is a fully supported, non-competitive 38.5 round trip bike ride along the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH) and the HCRH State Trail from the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center and Museum to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, just east of Hood River, and return.  Experience the panoramic view at Rowena Crest. Visit the grounds of the historic Mayerdale Estate...More  

Philip Foster Farm: Pioneer Food Celebration
Saturday, June 16

It’s the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail!  Join along for pioneer cooking demos, activities, and tastings. There will be horses, historians, hands-on history, and much more.  It’s a history party with hot biscuits and Foster Farm fun!...More  

Portland Undy RunWalk
Saturday, June 16

The National Undy RunWalk is not just an opportunity to run or walk in your underwear. It is a family-friendly undy-themed RunWalk created by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.  Most Undy RunWalk events are a 5K, approximately 3.1 miles, and include a one mile fun run, which is untimed.  People of all fitness levels attend and all events are timed unless otherwise noted.  There are medals for the top three finishers in each age group and all fundraising participants receive a pair of our infamous undies to run or walk in...More

Taste of Tigard Food Festival
Saturday, June 16

Stroll, share, and savor at the Taste of Tigard Food Festival!  Join us for live music and an opportunity to sample some culinary innovations, tasty treats and cold brews.  This event recognizes food and beverage entrepreneurs who are cooking up something interesting, exciting and innovating in Tigard.  This festival is FREE and open to the public.  Vendors will have samples, festival food items and specialty dishes for sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Tigard (on Burnham at Main).  Cash is encouraged.  ATM will be available on site...More  

The Gorge Hops and Hogs Fest
Saturday, June 16

The family-friendly event features 20 breweries with more than 40 craft beers, BBQ Challenge, music, yard games, kids zone and a variety of food vendors.  Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Sours — come to The Gorge Hops and Hogs Festival and see for yourself why beer and BBQ rule!...More

Tour de Fronds
Saturday, June 16

The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range.  From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.  The Tour is well-supported with many and varied snacks and beverages available at each checkpoint.  A large meal after the tour is included in your registration.  Seven rides are available.  Asphalt rides include 30, 45, 63, 77, and 103 mile long rides with different climbing and grade challenges.  Two rides are asphalt/gravel rides including a 71 mile ride to Rogue River/Singing Springs as well the 55-mile Big Tree/Flannagan Prairie ride...More 

Willamette Valley Oyster Fest
Saturday, June 16

Celebrate the summer with fresh oysters and local wines in a beautiful vineyard setting just south of Portland.St Josef’s Winery is teaming up with Tony’s Seafood to bring you the Willamette Valley Oyster-Fest at St Josef’s Winery.  Complete with local oysters done two ways by Tony’s crew along with their famous chowder and other delectable items.  New releases of wine and specific wine pairings will be available as you enjoy the tiered rose garden at the pond and live music...More 

Can-Am Challenge - Columbia Drag Boat Association
June 16 - 17

The Columbia Drag Boat Association (CDBA) is the premier racing association in the Pacific Northwest, offering a wide variety of class competition in a safe, fun and family-oriented atmosphere and some of the hottest action in the entire country...More  

37th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
June 16 - 17
(Southwest Washington)

It's chic to reek!  In the land of clams, crab and oysters what are folks looking forward to in June?  Garlic, and plenty of it!  Celebrate the passion for this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make their annual pilgrimage to the NW Garlic Festival which is held each June in the seaside community of Ocean Park, Washington, located on the Long Beach Peninsula.  This GARLIC Olympics of Gastronomy is not held for the region's GARLIC growing ability.  This Festival was born out of love of great, GARLIC laden cuisine!...More 

Portland Pride Week
June 16 - 17

Portland Pride Week is a week of events throughout the city in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture and pride.  Events range from block parties to dance parties; drag shows to drag brunches.  The not-to-miss event is surely the Pride Parade with over 100 participating organizations showcasing the community’s diversity.  The parade ends at Tom McCall Waterfront Park where parade goers can enjoy additional Pride-themed activities...More 

Star Festival
June 16 - 17

Star Festival presents its annual Cultural Arts celebration honoring creativity of all forms.  The festival’s mission is to take adults and children alike to a land beyond.  Once you step through the gates, you will enter into a Land of Inspiration, where all forms of creativity, music and dance are celebrated and shared.  A land that includes us all. Come find your creative spark.  It will be held from June 16 - 17 at Dorris Ranch: 205 Dorris St. in Springfield.  Call (541) 731-4626.

Siletz Bay Music Festival
June 20 - July 4

Siletz Bay Music Festival kicks off its 8th season in the Greater Lincoln City area featuring 16-performance with genre's ranging from Chamber, Jazz, Cabaret, musical theater and full orchestra.  Conductor Yaacov Bergman brings 55-musicians and vocalists, performing music selections from Bruch to Yazinitsky and everything in between.  SBMF is known for its eclectic offerings, world-class talent in an atmosphere of beauty on the Central Oregon Coast.  Please visit us on our website for performance information and to purchase tickets...More

Yoga Fest Portland 2018
Thursday, June 21

Portland Yogafest offers a day of entertainment and enlightenment for all, as Yogis from around the world gather to enjoy powerful presentations by leaders in the fields of healing, art, music, science, education, business and more.  Join in one of the many Yoga classes, enjoy sacred art & music, group meditation and kirtans, demonstrations and mini-classes. Visit vendor booths, including ours, offering unique high-quality productions such as Yoga gear, organic tonics, and wild-crafted cosmetics...More  

Gorge Blues and Brews Festival
June 22 - 23
(Southwest Washington)

The Gorge Blues and Brews Festival is the premier blues fest in the Columbia Gorge.  They'll have local music, beer from 16 craft breweries, regional wines and fabulous food.  Onsite camping available...More

Tillamook County Rodeo
June 22 - 23

All are invited to attend the biggest little show on the Coast.  You'll see lots of action by cowboys doing bareback, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, breakaway roping, and tie down roping...More 

Tigard Festival of Balloons
June 22 - 24

The Festival is a place for families and friends to gather, play and relax. Join us in the pre-dawn hours as approximately 20 hot air balloons launch into the morning sky (weather permitting). Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and vendor booths, eating great food from local food vendors, and enjoying thrilling Funtastic carnival rides and games. Don’t miss the Festival of Cars presented by Landmark Ford Lincoln on Sunday. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Festival of Balloons without the ever impressive Night Glow presented by Walmart on Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting); the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Main Stage presented by Grocery Outlet- King City; 6v6 soccer tournament, Twilight 5K Run/Walk on Saturday night, and a whole lot more!...More 

Blooms & Butterflies Festival
Saturday, June 23

Elkton Community Education Center's (ECEC) butterfly gardens and native plant park are the backdrop for this annual celebration.  There’s something for everyone, including  the scenic 5K Butterfly Run/Walk, craft vendors, live music, and more!  Take a tour of historic Fort Umpqua and learn about the life cycle of native butterflies in the ECEC flight room.  Enjoy a BBQ lunch on the patio or fresh baked goods and coffee drinks in the Outpost Cafe.  Stroll through the gardens and find garden-themed gifts and plants for your own backyard habitat in our Gift Shop and Native Plant Nursery...More  

Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
June 23 - 24

Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Summer Kite Festival is a Lincoln City family vacation tradition.  It's two days of kite flying activities that will have you soaring.  They'll have a performance by featured fliers, running of the Bols, Kids Kite Making Workshop, Kids and Kites Parade on the Beach, and more...More 

Risk/Reward Festival
June 29 - July 1

The Risk/Reward Festival showcases electric new works by indie performing artists from across the region. They are celebrating their 11th year of blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways...More

Oregon Bach Festival
June 29 - July 14

Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) has presented the masterworks of J.S. Bach, and composers inspired by his work, to audiences in Eugene and throughout the State of Oregon for nearly five decades. The annual event began as a collaboration between German Conductor and Organist, Helmuth Rilling and Associate Dean of the UO School Of Music, Royce Saltzman. In addition to traditional choral-orchestral masterworks, the Festival presents internationally renowned guest artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Pink Martini and Joshua Bell, and offers educational opportunities, children and family programming, and community events...More  

Big Foot Fun Run 5K 10K Race
Saturday, June 30
(Southwest Washington)

Come and see what everyone is talking about!  The best June race in Clark County features Big Foot himself, great prizes and loads of fun.  You won't want to miss this race.  All participants receive a T-shirt and medal.  Pre-Registration is $30 if you register by June 20 and $35 for later registration. Register by June 20 for a guaranteed T-shirt size...More 

Eugene Food Truck Festival
Saturday, June 30

The 3rd annual Eugene Food Truck Fest is the exciting summer event you will not want to miss!  There will be groovy music, live performances, a tasting competition to elect “Eugene’s Favorite Food Truck,” and a bouncin’ Kids Zone to enjoy!  Pick from one of the many categories – BBQ, Vegan, Hawaiian, Mexican, Southern, Vegetarian, American, Shaved Ice, Cupcakes, Vietnamese, Latin, Cuban, Desserts or Thai AND STUFF YOUR FACE!...More

World Beat Festival
June 30 - July 1

Bring the whole family to the World Beat Festival to experience the music, dance, a parade, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures.  The annual event turns 21 this year, so they'll be pulling out all the stops to celebrate!...More



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.