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JUNE 2017 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Canby Wine, Food & Brew
June 2 - 4

Come enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of wonerful Oregon wineries, artisans, nurseries and specialty foods at this annual event.  Tastings have a minimum cost of $1.  It will be held from June 2 - 4 at the Clackamas County Event Center: 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby.  Go to www.clackamas.us.

Pioneer Century Bike Ride
Saturday, June 3

The Pioneer Century is named to reflect the history of the Champoeg, Canby and Molalla areas.  Rich farmland and timber brought the pioneers to this area and this same beauty draws cyclists today.  The Pioneer Century ride offers great routes whether you seek a social ride or personal best.  It will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby.  Visit pwtc.com.

Portland Buddhist Festival
Saturday, June 3

Practicing peace and embracing community, all are invited to the Portland Buddhist Festival that is a FREE event.  There will be Buddhist talks, workshops, activities for children, and tabling by Buddhist communities.  Buddhism teaches non-attachment and non-judgment.  It provides skills which help foster equanimity and clarity.  Its teachings emphasize gratitude and generosity. Many Buddhist practitioners have felt the need to increase their civic engagement thanks to the current political climate. How can a Buddhist maintain an open heart and resist harmful policies of the state?  The festivities are held on Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Creston Park, located on Powell Blvd., corner of SE. 43rd and Rhone St. in Portland.  For more, their website is www.portlandbuddhistfestival.com.

Starlight Parade
Saturday, June 3

This is a FREE event.  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!  The parade is on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 - 11 p.m.  For details, go to www.rosefestival.org.

Faire in the Grove
June 3 - 4

This is a FREE event for all ages.  Step back in time for a day of revels at the Faire In The Grove!  Join McMenamins Grand Lodge, and The Barony of Dragon's mist, Medieval Re-enactors, Armored Fighters & History Buffs, who invite you to experience the Middle Ages and the Renaissance!  Hosted on the vast front lawn of the Grand Lodge, come and be transported back to Fairegrove, a medieval village. Enjoy seeing and learning some of the history behind life in the middle ages and beyond into the Renaissance.  The public is invited to participate with The Barony of Draon's mist, history buffs, students of medieval studies and guests of McMenamins Grand Lodge and join us for fun and interesting events, entertainments and displays at this Demo for the Society for Creative Anachronism.  It will be held from June 3 - 4  at 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.  Go to www.faireinthegrove.com.

Wilsonville Festival of Arts
June 3 - 4

Enjoy the Art Market with 50 juried artists, Art of the Word regional authors, live music, dance and a roaming theatre, West Linn-Wilsonville student art exhibit, crafts and Trolley Art Tours of art installations.  It will be held from June 3 - 4 at 29600 SW. Park Place in Wilsdonville.  Their website is wilsonvillearts.org.

Portland Rose Festival: Fleet Week
June 7 - 11

This is a FREE event for all ages.  One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans.  The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S. Ports of Call for a courtesy visit from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy.  Their arrival commemorates a relationship with the Navy that has lasted more than 100 years, and over 80 years of visiting Portland during the Rose Festival.  Fleet Week is from June 7 - 11 at various times at Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 1020 SW. Naito Parkway in Portland.  For more, visit www.rosefestival.org.

Portland Beer Week
June 8 - 18

Held annually, it's an 11-day celebration of craft beer culture and all of its tangents from food pairings to beer ice cream, artwork and design, film and science.  The event is held at various venues throughout the Portland metro area.  Go to pdxbeerweek.com.

Astoria Pride
June 9 - 11

It's three days of gatherings, from June 9 - 11 throughout this historic and picturesque small city of Astoria at the confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.  Festivities typically include a parade along Astoria’s scenic river walk, an art show, a special LGBT Astoria Riverfront Trolley tour, an art show, dance parties and more.  For details, go to www.lcqcastoria.org.

McKenzie Highland Games & Celtic Gathering
June 9 - 11

Fun for the whole family.  The gathering is an event sure to thrill the senses, bringing all things Scottish and Celtic to you!  You can enjoy Highland athletics, bagpipes and drums, live Celtic bands, Kilted Kidz Korner, two beer gardens, sheepherding demonstrations, craft vendors and much more.  It will be held from June 9 - 11 at 250 S. 32nd St. in Springfield.  Call (541) 337-3590.

Cruisin' Sherwood
Saturday, June 10

Cruisin' has something for everyone, so bring kids and the grand parents and YOUR ride to one of the Northwest's best and most unique car shows with over 500 great hot rods, classics, collector cars and customs, all proudly glowing in the sun of Sherwood's classic Old Town!  They'll also have great entertainment, Friday Night Thunder, Kids Zone, vendors, The Beer Garden and more.  The annual event is on Saturday, June 10 at Historic Old Town Sherwood.  Go to cruisinsherwood.org.

High Desert Rhubarb Festival
Saturday, June 10

Hosted by L & S Gardens, it's everything Rhubarb - food, music, beer, wine, vendors, 3 bands and numerous musical acts, fresh Rhubarb and Rhubarb plants.  There were also be two contests: Best Dessert using Rhubarb-cash prizes and Best Main Dish using Rhubarb-cash prizes.  It will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at L & S Gardens: 50808 S. Huntington Rd. in La Pine.  Cost of admission is one can of food to be donated to the local food bank.  Call Linda at (541) 536-2049 for more information or send an email to lsgarden@uci.net.  Head over to their website, www.lsgardens.com for vendor forms, Dessert and Main Dish entry forms, along with details for each. 

Oregon Renaissance Faire
June 10 - 11 & 17 - 18

Wear your kilt and celebrate Mary, Queen of Scots as well as Myths Legends while enjoying snacks, shenanigans and merriment.  It will be held from June 10 - 11 and 17 - 18 at the Clackamas Cunty Event Center: 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby.  Their website is www.eventbrite.com.

Oregon Senior Games
June 12 - 18

The Oregon Senior Games is a collection of 14 individual events for athletes ages 50 and over.  Taking place from June 12-18, the Oregon Senior Games is in its 4th year in beautiful Bend, Oregon and will see over 500 athletes gather for a week of fun and competition.  As participants vie in sports from bowling to tennis, the Oregon Senior Games promises everyone the opportunity to display their fitness in a fun and challenging setting. Go to www.oregonseniorgames.com for all event and registration details.

       Rose City Book & Paper Fair
      June 12 - 13

Please join us for the 9th annual Rose City Book & Paper Fair, June 12 & 13 at the
DoubleTree across the street from the Lloyd Center in Portland.  This year we have 50 independent dealers bringing you the very best in used and rare books and ephemera.  Proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank.  Please visit our website for complete details and a list of dealers: www.pauba.org/rose-city-used-book-fair.

Cider Summit PDX
June 16 - 17

The region's largest cider festival returns to the Pearl.  Taste artisanal ciders from around the world.  Their annual event features over 150 ciders & cider cocktails, including regional favorites and international classics.  It will be held from June 16 - 17 at the Fields Neighborhood Park: corner of NW. 10th and Overton in Portland.  Go to www.cidersummitnw.com.

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
June 16 - 18

Cannon Beach will host its 53rd annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, June 17.  It's the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in Cannon Beach.  Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand during the event.   The Masters division teams compete for cash prizes and construct large, elaborate creations often utilizing construction forms similar to those used for pouring concrete in order to accomplish their monumental size.  Although the contest on Saturday is the highlight of the weekend, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy.  Their website is www.cannonbeach.org.

Oregon Garden Brewfest
June 16 - 18

You can explore the Oregon Garden's 80-acre botanical garden with your beer.  At Brewfest, you’ll enjoy 60 breweries, pouring 120 beers, ciders and meads from throughout Oregon and across the country; great regional bands; amazing food from local vendors; Kids'  activities on Sunday; and shopping in the new Brewfest Market for artisan goods, clothes and art.  Brewfest is from June 16 - 18 at 879 W. Main St. in Silverton.  Go to www.oregongarden.org.

Strawberry Festival
June 16 - 18

Enjoy the Berry Festival at Lee Farms.  It's a whole festival geared towards devouring delicious berry treats.  Besides delicious foods, they'll have slides, hayrides, barrel wagon rides, pony rides, farm animals, Bounce Pillow and hay mazes.  It will be held from June 16 - 18 at Lee Farms: 21975 SW. 65th Ave. in Tualatin.  Visit leefarmsoregon.ticketleap.com.

What The Festival
June 16 - 19

What The Festival is a carefully curated weekend of interactive art, 8 stages of electronic and live music, speaker series, movement classes, and more!  This premiere boutique festival experience is located on the edge of the Mount Hood National Forest, offering both forest and field for you to forget your day-to-day, connect with your inner child, and begin a new adventure for yourself.  It will be held from June 16 - 19 at the Wolf Run Ranch: 78889 Dufur Valley Rd. in Oregon.  For more information, visit whatthefestival.com.

36th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
June 17 - 18
(Southwest Washington)

Follow your nose to the Northwest Garlic Festival.  Hosted by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce, you can enjoy regional food, live musical entertainment, plants, vendors and craftsmen.  This is a FREE event.  It will be held from June 17 - 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday at Wilson Field: 25815 Sandridge Rd. in Ocean Park (that is 3 1/2 hours from Seattle and 2 1/2 hours from Portland).  It's chic to reek!  For more details, visit www.opwa.com or call (360) 665-4448.

Portland Pride: Waterfront Festival & Parade
June 17 - 18

Hosted by Pride Northwest, their annual festival is a celebration of the LGBTQ culture and supporters of the community.  They will have a parade in downtown Portland and festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, along with musical entertainment and more activities at various locations.  It will be held from June 17 - 18.  Visit pridenw.org.

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area:
Father's Day Lunch Buffet
Sunday, June 18

Enjoy a lunch buffet in the Cascade Dining room along with a Mt. Hood Brewing beer tasting. Choose to venture around the lodge and get your picture taken with Paul Bunyan at the Blue Ox Bar or take the Magic Mile Sky Ride.  Further details and reservation information on the website.  It will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 27500 E. Timberline Rd. in Government Camp.  Go to www.timberlinelodge.com.

Sake Fest PDX
Wednesday, June 21

Experience the finest Japanese and US saké brands, as part of the 7th annual Saké Fest PDX.  This is the only event of its kind in the Northwest.  Your ticket includes all food and all saké sampling stations - even rare and premium saké varieties - while learning how to pair the traditional Japanese drink with a wide variety of food, including cheese, desserts, chocolate and a wide range of fusion, Asian and continental cuisines.  All Saké Fest PDX tickets also include a FREE souvenir tasting glass sponsored by SakéOne.  It will be held on Wednesday, June 21, from 5:30 - 9 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Go online to sakefestpdx.com.

Siletz Bay Music Festival
June 21 - July 4

Music on the Coast; Siletz Bay Music Festival presents a 2-week music festival, o'ering everything from Big Band, Jazz, Cabaret, Chamber, classical and Full-Orchestra performances.  The Festival will take place from June 21 - July 4 with 15 performances at 5 venues throughout Lincoln City and Gleneden Beach.  55 musicians and vocalists come together to create these not-to-be-missed concerts, featuring notable talent such as world renowned Pianist Dick Hyman, Soprano Nicole Greenidge Joseph, Jazz singer Clairdee, Clarinetist Ken Peplowski and pianist Mei-Ting Sun to name just a few, under the direction of Creative Director and Conductor, Yaacov Bergman.  Come for the fresh air and stay for the music!  It will be held from June 21 - July 4.  To learn more, visit www.siletzbaymusic.org.

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
June 21 - September 9

In 1979, the Oregon Zoo became the first in America to host a summer concert series. This year, Oregon’s “wildest” outdoor concert series brings you world-class artists for a night of music and nature from June to September. It wouldn’t be summer in Oregon without an evening of great music at the zoo!  Some of their performers are Brandi Carlile, Blind Pilot, Pat Benatar & Neil Gerardo/Rick Springfield, Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour, and more.  The concert performances are from June 21 - Sept. 9 at 4001 SW. Canyon Rd. in Portland.  For details, visit www.zooconcerts.com.

Oregon Cornhole Championships
June 23 - 24

Cash and prizes for top 5 in singles and doubles, including Apple Watches, Beats Pill speakers, Amazon Echos, Cornhole boards and more! Guranteed at least 50% cash pay out from entry fees in addition to prizes.  Complimentary catered food and adult beverages included with admission. Prizes, food and libations brought to us by the kind folks at Bud Light!  The chamionships is from June 23 - 24 at the PDX SportsCenter: 8785 SW. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. in Portland.  For details, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Baker City Cycling Classic
June 23 - 25

Named Oregon's Best sporting Event by the Oregon Festivals and Events Association in 2013, this three day, four stage bike race has become one of the premier competitive cycling events in the Pacific Northwest.  Stages include a hill climb, time trials, a downtown criterium through Historic Baker City, and the Tour D’ Horn road race along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway ending at Anthony Lakes Ski Resort.  In addition to these competitive stages the Baker City Cycling Classic also includes a Gran Fondo on Sunday afternoon following the same course as the Tour D' Horn.  The event is from June 23 - 25.  Go to www.bakercitycycling.org.

Festival of Balloons in Tigard
June 23 - 25

Get down to Cook Park early each morning to experience the spectacular hot air balloons as they launch (weather permitting) and dot the morning sky. Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and business vendor booths. 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 & Saturday nights; the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Main Stage presented by Grocery Outlet- King City; Funtastic carnival fun center, cotton candy, and a whole lot more!  The Festival of Balloons is from June 23 - 25 at Cook Park: 17005 SW. 92nd Ave. in Tigard.  Go online to www.tigardballoon.org.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
June 23 - 25

Lake Oswego's premier art event of the year. It draws roughly 25,000 people and features over 110 artists.  Special Exhibit: Beyond the Point, The fine art of colored pencil and graphite. Festival includes art exhibits, food booths, music, fine art, craft, hands-on activities, demonstrations, educational displays and Happy Hour on the deck at Lakewood.  Cited as one of "Sunset Magazine's" Top Ten Events in Oregon.  It will be held from June 23 - 25 at 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.  Go to www.lakewood-center.org.

Organic Craft BrewFest
June 23 - 25

The event will present 60 organically brewed craft beverages, including beer, cider and mead, as well as food carts, sustainability-oriented vendors and nonprofits, a soda garden for minors and designated drivers, games for adults, and a children’s area with face painting and activities – all in a beautiful park setting.  The Organic Beer Fest focuses on raising awareness about organically brewed beverages and sustainable living. The event serves up 60 organically brewed products, with styles ranging from ciders to cream ales, ambers to lagers, and fruit beers to IPAs. All the products have been brewed using a minimum of 70% organic ingredients, per USDA guidelines.  It will be held from June 23 - 25 at Overlook Park: 1599 N. Fremont St. in Portland.  For more, visit oregoncraftbeer.org.

20th Annual World Beat Festival
June 23 - 25

Want to travel the world but don’t have the time?  Skip the TSA lines and make your way to Riverfront Park in Salem on June 24th and 25th for the World Beat Festival!  All weekend long you will be able to experience music, dance, traditions and foods from around the globe.  This year is our 20th anniversary!  To celebrate we’re having a Friday night salsa party on June 23rd from 5 - 10 p.m. in the Amphitheater.  We’ll have live music, salsa lessons, fire dancing and more! Come join us!  To learn more, visit www.worldbeatfestival.org.

2017 Bigfoot Fun Run:
5K & 10K - Kids 5K Ages 6-12
Saturday, June 24
(Southwest Washington)

Clark County's Best June Race in the Town of Yacolt nestled in Clark County's foothills.  Meet Bigfoot.  Race is out and back course.  Prizes awarded to First, Second and Third place - Male and Female for 5k & 10K; First and Second Place Kids Race.  All participants receive a finisher medal and t-shirt. Drawings - Official Bigfoot Prize Ball Toss.  It will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 202 W. Cushman in Yacolt, WA.  Registration is at 8 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m.  Pre-registration fee is $30.  If you pre-register by June 16, you'll be guaranteed a shirt size.  Registration entry fee is $35.  You can register online at www.runsignup.com.  Additional registration information is at www.townofyacolt.com

Estacada Uncorked
Saturday, June 24

Wine and brew tastings from some of the area's small breweries and wineries, food tasting of a higher order, vibrant arts and crafts, live music, and engaging activities for the kids.  It is a family friendly event you won't want to miss.  It will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 4 - 9 p.m. in the middle of Broadway St. in Estacada.  Their website is estacadadevelopmentassociation.org.  

Clackamas County Lavender Festival
June 24 - 25

Hosted by the Oregon Lavender Farm, they'll have live music, food and beverage including: wine tasting and sales, Mt. Hood Brewing beers, lavendar ice cream and lemonade, facepainting and bubblies, U-Pick lavender, wreath making and lavender distillation demonstration.  The festivities are from June 24 - 25 at 20949 S. Harris Rd. in Oregon City.  For details, visit www.libertynatural.com

Clamboree and Glass Art Festival
June 24 - 25

When the tide is out, the table is set!  Join the Empire celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of our area.  Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes, and the downtown area along Newmark Avenue. Live music all day provided by local bands. Vendors, glassblowers and a beer garden.  Fun activities all day.  The festivities are from June 24 - 25 in the Empire district of Coos Bay.  Call (541) 217-8774.

Oregon Motorcycle Expo
June 24 - 25

All are invited to attend the Oregon Motorcycle Expo.  This all ages event is about promoting motorcycle awareness and to support our veterans and military families in need.  You can enjoy live music, Pin Up Girl contest, bike show, famous bikes like the Easy Rider Bike in the movie with Peter Fonda, beer, food, vendors and more.  It will be held from June 24 - 25 at Oaks Amusement Park: 7805 SE. Oaks Park Way in Portland.  For more information, go to omexpo.weebly.com.

Summer Kite Festival
June 24 - 25

Watch as kites take flight at the D River Wayside Park in Lincoln City.  Profesional kite fliers will show off their latest stunts and colorful big show kites will adorn the skies.  Times are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, from June 24 - 25.  Visit www.oregoncoast.org.

Oregon Bach Festival
June 29 - July 15

An electric blend of familiar favorites, new works and thrilling surprises.  This summer, join Matthew Halls and Oregon Bach Festival for Bach favorites, Mozart and Brahms, sultry tango, blues and jazz, Baroque violins, compelling tenors, beautiful choral concerts, playful puppets, famous faces and a world premiere!  There's something for everyone.  Festivities are from June 29 - July 15 at the corner of 7th Ave. and Willamette St. in Eugene.  Go online to oregonbachfestival.com.

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival
June 30 - July 2

Bring the entire family, your lawn chairs, and enjoy the Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival.  You will sit on the lawn of the Courthouse in beautiful and remote Fossil and hear some of the best bluegrass musicians around.  The kids can dig for fossils at the High School.  The event is from June 30 - July 2 at 701 Adams St.  For more, visit www.wheelercountyoregon.com.

St. Paul Rodeo
June 30 - July 4

Five days filled with color, action, excitement and something for everyone.  So head on out to St. Paul for a fun-filled experience during our 82nd annual 4th of July rodeo celebration of the American cowboy and our western lifestyle.  The rodeo is from June 30 - July 4 at 20025 4th St. NE in Saint Paul.  Visit www.stpaulrodeo.com.

Waterfront Blues Festival
June 30 - July 4

The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland is the largest blues festival on the West Coast.  It not only brings a stellar lineup each year, but is the number one fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank (raising over $10 million and 1,000 tons of food for hunger relief in its 30 years).  The festival has grown steadily in size and reputation each year and is now recognized as one of the nation’s premier blues festival, that is from June 30 - July 4 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.  Go online to www.waterfrontbluesfest.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.