SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS

Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Dahlia Festival
August 26 - 28 & September 2 - 4

A must see for the dahlia lover, or if you just love flowers.  View over 400 floral arrangements of dahlias, over 15,000 cut dahlia blooms on display, in our three indoor display rooms.  This is the largest display put on by one grower anywhere in the United States!  The Dahlia Festival is held from Aug. 26 - 28 and Sept. 2 - 4 at 995 NW. 22nd Ave. in Canby.  Visit www.dahlias.com.

Bite of Oregon
September 1 - 4

You can savor the outstanding cuisines from Oregon's seven regions.  Get a drink.  Share a laugh. Catch some tunes.  Special attractions are the Wine Pavilion, Appetizer Alley, Iron Chef Oregon, Craft Beer Garden, and more.  It will be held from Sept. 1 - 4 at the Rose Quarter: 1 N. Center Ct. in Portland.  Visit biteoforegon.com

Labor Day Weekend: Wine Tasting in The Territory
September 1 - 4

Visit wineries of the Cascade Foothills and Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers regions for tastings of award winning wines and special pricing.  Enjoy new releases from your favorite labels, special events, food pairings and live music at wineries across the territory.   It will be held from Sept. 1 - 4 at various venues.  To learn more, visit www.mthoodterritory.com.  

Juniper Jam Music Festival
Saturday, September 2

The sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon, held in Enterprise, along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.  This fun-filled day of music starts at 11 a.m. with music going on all day until about 10 p.m.  Festival goers will enjoy many styles of music, including folk, country, jazz, Americana and blues, as well as great food and drink, plus children's activities.  The festival is on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 668 First St.  Go to juniperjam.com.

Oregon Trail Wagon Encampment
September 2 - 3

Experience the Oregon trail at this weekend long living history reenactment of a wagon encampment at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City.  Visitors can meet real life pioneers, and mountain men and watch numerous demonstrations throughout the weekend and even sample some great pioneer grub cooked campside in dutch ovens.  It will be held from Sept. 2 - 3 at 22267 Hwy. 86 in Baker City.  Go to www.trailtenders.org.

Redwood Coast Grills Gone Wild! BBQ Contest
September 2 - 3

Get ready to celebrate Labor Day weekend with some good food and brews at the Redwood Coast Grills Gone Wild BBQ contest sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.  It will be held in Beachfront Park in Crescent City on September 2 & 3, 2017.  There is no admission charge and samples of barbecued chicken, brisket, pork butt or shoulder as well as pork spare ribs are only $1.00 each.  More than a dozen barbecue masters will be competing for nearly $10,000 in prize money and is a qualifier for the nationals in Kansas City.  Craft beer from 10 regional breweries will be served including Crescent City’s own Port ‘O pints and Seaquake.  Live music adds to the merriment.  The barbecue competition coincides with the Find Your Park festival featuring 2 full days of family fun and outdoor activities.  The festival celebrates Del Norte County’s amazing outdoor parks.  For more information on the BBQ contest, call 800-343-8300 or go to delnorte.org to download a team application form.  For information on Find Your Park activities go to findyourparkcrescentcity.com.

Chinook Arts Festival
September 2 - 4

Find excellent art from gifted local artists.  The Chinook Arts Festival features blown glass, stained glass, photography, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, wood sculptures and more!  Join the fun and see what the area’s talented artists produce this year!!  It will be held from Sept. 2 - 4 in Southern Oregon.  To learn more, visit blogs.soartists.com.

Mountain Music Festival
Monday, September 4

A Labor Day tradition of free live music at Timberline’s historic outdoor amphitheater. Teaming up with Boyd Coffee Company and Mt Hood Brewing Co to host an all day mountain music festival. Featuring Folk, Bluegrass and Celtic music. The festival is on Monday, Sept. 4, from 12:30 p.m. - sunset at 27500 E. Timberline Rd. in Government Camp.  Go to www.timberlinelodge.com.

Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim
Monday, September 4

At dawn on Labor Day each year, a large group of hearty souls jumps in the mighty Columbia River and swims the 1.1-mile stretch across to Hood River. The Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim – Columbia River’s biggest and oldest official swim event, attracting hundreds of participants from around the world – originated in 1942 when local orchardist Roy Webster challenged himself to swim across the river. On the day of the swim, participants board the famous Sternwheeler paddleboat on the south shore of the Columbia, at the Hood River Port, and are ferried across the river to the Washington shore. When signaled, swimmers jump off the Sternwheeler into the “refreshing” Columbia and head back for Hood River. To help them find their way, a special swim lane lined with volunteers in sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards are there to guide, encourage, and protect swimmers as they cross the channel. This popular event fills up quickly, so be sure to register early!  It will be held on Monday, Sept. 4, starting at 5:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center: 720 E. Port Marina Dr. in Hood River.  To learn more, their website is hoodriver.org.

14th Annual Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour
September 8 - 10

Attention, history hounds, architecture enthusiasts and the coastally curious: it’s almost time to put on your walking shoes to take a tour through Cannon Beach’s unique homes and cottages.  Cannon Beach is a small town in Oregon perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.  The town has been featured in "National Geographic" magazine as “The World’s Most Beautiful Places.”  It was selected as one of the 100 essential spots for travelers to visit.  Each year, the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum opens the doors to dream homes, vintage cottages, and beach getaways as part of its annual fundraiser – The Cottage & Garden Tour.  "Sunset Magazine" called the Tour the “best autumn event” in Cannon Beach.  The Tour gives attendees the unique opportunity to see the work of closet artists, private collectors, and some of the best beach designs.  And that’s not all!  This must-see event will take place during the weekend, from Sept. 8 - 10.  The weekend of events includes live music, local art, speaking events, wine tasting, and a tour of some of the most beautiful homes and gardens of Cannon Beach.  For more details, go to cbhistory.org.  

City Wide Yard Sale
September 8 - 10

This event features the quirkiness of a small-town and is a lot of fun to experience.  You get to see everyone's junk!  There is not really a host for this event.  It is just a weekend the city declared when residents don't have to get a permit for a yard sale.  It just grew and grew until it has a life of it's own.  It will be held from Sept. 8 - 10 in Jacksonville.  Sales are allowed between 7 .m. - 8 p.m.  Their website is jacksonvilleoregon.com.  

Cranberry Festival
September 8 - 10

Join along for a fun-filled weekend of activities and events!  We promise entertainment for the whole family at the parade, festival market, and street dance.  Cranberry cooks compete for a culinary crown in the Queen of the Kitchen food fair, while hungry festival goers dive into the cranberry eating contest to win prizes.  Farmers and artisans strut their stuff at Cranberry City and the Festival Market.  Live music, from rock ‘n’ roll to classic country, will keep you hummin’ all weekend, from Sept. 8 - 10 at various venues in Bandon.  For more, go to bandon.com.

Hells Canyon Mule Days
September 8 - 10

Hells Canyon Mule Days celebrates the rich history of the canyon lands and Mules and Muleskinners of NE Oregon the weekend after Labor Day each year.  From its humble beginnings in 1981 it has progressed steadily and is one of the best mule shows in the Northwest. The event includes cowboy poetry, artisans, exhibitors, pit BBQ, mule and horse sale, and the one-of-a-kind Hells Canyon Mules Day Parade.  This annual event draws mule owners, and spectators intrigued by this long-eared equine, from all over the West and Canada.  It will be held from Sept. 8 - 10 at 668 First St. in Enterprise.  For more, go to www.hellscanyonmuledays.com.   

Ingenio: Milagro Play Fest
September 8 - 10

Milagro is excited to announce the inaugural INGENIO Play Fest. INGENIO is a new play and playwright development program for Latina/o playwrights. Four plays were selected after a national request for submissions and will be presented in a concert readings over three days, September 8 - 10, following a week of rehearsals.  The fest is FREE and open to the public.  Milatro Theatre is located at 525 SE. Stark St. in Portland.  Go to milagro.org

Rod Run to the End of the World
September 8 - 10
(Southwest Washington)

Hosted by the Beach Barons Car Club, the event offers a variety of activities, from Sept. 8 - 10 at Ocean Park.  As a special guest, Dennis Gage of the T.V. show "My Classic Car" will be filming The Rod Run to the End of the World.  On Friday, they'll have a pre-registration, and slow drags in Ilwaco.  Saturday, starting at 8 a.m., there will be vendors, t-shirt sales, music, auto swap meet, bracket, engine raffle, cruise and much more.  And on Sunday, gates open at 8 a.m. to enjoy vendors, t-shirt sales, music, auto swap meet, engine raffle and drawing, poker run, trophy awards, seafood barbecue for participants and other offerings.  No pets allowed.  For more information, call (360) 665-3565 and visit www.beachbarons.com.

Rose City Comic Con
September 8 - 12

Portland's premier pop-culture event, Rose City Comic Con is produced locally with a focus on creating a fun and friendly event for everyone!  While our primary focus is that of comics, comic creators, and the creative process, Rose City Comic Con also provides it's attendees with access to gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and everything in between. The 2017 Rose City Comic Con will now be THREE DAYS, from Sept. 8 - 12 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Visit rosecitycomiccon.com

8th Annual Cruisin' the Bay Car Show 
Saturday, September 9

The Cruisin' the Bay Car Show features over 30 classes/awards.  It kicks off National Drive Electric Week with exhibition of electric vehicles.  Advance registration: $10/car; $15 day of show.  Registration at 9 a.m., awards at 2 p.m.  Live music.  Food available for purchase as Central Lincoln County Humane Society fundraiser.  50/50 raffle. "Cruisin' The Bay Car Show" on Facebook;  Join us for a fun day on the shores of Siletz Bay in Lincoln City!  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at The Bay House: 5911 SW. Hwy. 101.  To learn more, go to www.oregoncoast.org.

Kiger Expo & Mustang Challenge
Saturday, September 9

Wild Horse Mountain Ranch's second annual event to benefit mustangs, the only event of its kind in Western Oregon. There will be food, wine-tasting, hands-on fun, and live music. A Mustang Obstacle Course Challenge will be going on throughout the day, allowing mustang owners to show off the skill of their mighty mustangs. Kiger Mustangs, a particular breed found in the wild only in Oregon, will show off their unique characteristics and talents. This event will bring the history of wild horses in Oregon to the public and demonstrate the benefits of adopting mustangs. Besides other experienced trainers, Bryan McVicar who is a well-known trainer in New Zealand will be on hand to demonstrate partnership techniques.  The event is being held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Lake Oswego Hunt: 2725 SW. Iron Mountain Blvd. in Lake Oswego.  Visit www.wildhorsemountain.org

Lincoln City Chowder & Brewfest
Saturday, September 9

All are invited to attend this family and dog friendly event.  They will have a chowder cook-off, 3 great bands ( from the Zuhg Band, Curtis Salgado and Hit Machine), adult and kid games, along with 5 FREE craft beer tastings and 5 FREE chowder tastings.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 12 - 7 p.m. at Lincoln City Outlets: 1500 SE. East Devils Lake Rd. in Lincoln City.  To buy tickets, go online to chowderbrewfest.com.

Molalla Apple Festival
Saturday, September 9

This tradition, handed down by the Molalla pioneers, has been kept alive by the Historical Society for 42 years.  Traditional music, apple cider pressing for Kids, demonstrations of pioneer crafts, artisan vendors, a food vendor, and the highly competitive apple pie contest. Bring your best pie.  The museums 2 pioneer homes with summer kitchen will be open for tours, and the museum store will be stocked with gifts and books.  Apple pie and apple treats, cider from Bauman's Farm, and sweet snacks will be for sale at reasonable prices to benefit the museum.  Rain or shine, you won't want to miss this special event.  FREE admission, but please be generous with donations.  The festival is on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Molalla Area Museum Complex: 620 S. Molalla Ave. in Molalla.  Visit dibblehouse.org.

Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
September 9 - 10

It's a celebration of Native American and Coquille tribal culture.  The event features canoe races, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, children’s activities and a Native American marketplace and traditional salmon bake dinner at the Mill Casino.  It will be held from Sept. 9 - 10 at 3201 Fremont St. in North Bend.  Go to www.themillcasino.com.

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire
September 9 - 10

The only Fair of its kind in Oregon, this exciting event offers an educational interactive adventure in history, welcoming families and children. Modeled on the merriest of elements from the times of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I, and set in the historic renaissance of 1558 to 1603, here all the Faire is a stage, and everyone a player!  With over 125 artisan stalls and 1,000 costumed players, visitors can browse the village for unique hand made goods and one of a kind treasures while surrounded by Renaissance revelry and entertainment.  Eat, drink, and be merry, for food purveyors are on hand within Friar Tuck's Forest, and children delight in games and adventures.  The event is from Sept. 9 - 10, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and located on Grant Rd, north of Kings Valley on the Benton/Polk county line.  Go to www.shrewfaire.com

Liepold Farms: Dogs Day Out 
Sunday, September 10

Enjoy the fall season with food drinks, music, raffle, pet-related exhibitors, games, prizes, demonstrations more! Dog Friendly Corn Maze-Optional Fun Walk/Run. Raffle Baskets, Musical Chairs, Fetch for Prizes, Bob for Tennis Balls etc. Last year's event was a big success and lots of fun for the whole family, two and four-legged alike. The FREE event coincides with the Sandy/Boring Cyclecross Event at Liepold Farms on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 14050 SE. Richey Rd. in Boring.  Their website is www.ci.sandy.or.us.  

Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 14 - 17

This Oregon Oktoberfest has a traditional biergarten, weingarten and alpinegarten as well as over 50 Alpine food chalets. Live music on four stages with over 30 musical groups performing. Large arts & crafts show as well as the Cruz-n Car Show. Kindergarten with free rides and shows. Glockenspiel plays 4 times a day and there’s dancing in the streets on Friday and Saturday night. There’s also a golf tournament, volleyball tournament, 10K run and 5K run/walk.  It will be held from Sept. 14 - 17 in the downtown area of Mount Angel.  Their website is www.oktoberfest.org.

Portland Fall RV Show
September 14 - 17

Once again Oregon’s largest RV event will feature the Northwest’s top RV manufacturers and dealers, an outstanding variety of class A, B and C motorhomes, 5th wheels, campers, tent trailers, sport utility trailers, tow vehicles, accessories and so much more. The Portland Fall RV Show is the one to see this fall!  It will be held from Sept. 14 - 17 at the Portland Expo Center: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland.  Visit www.otshows.com.

A Sea of Quilts Coos Sand 'n Sea Quilters 2017 Quilt Show
September 15 - 17

Held in conjunction with the Bay Area Fun Festival, the quilt show features quilts, home decor, accessories, hourly demonstrations, Quilt Challenge/Raffle Quilt, Vendor Mall & Member Boutique.  It will be held from Sept. 15 - 17 at 3333 Walnut Ave. in Coos Bay.  For more, go to their Facebook page for details. 

Depoe Bay Native American Style Salmon Bake
Saturday, September 16

Before sunrise on the morning of the event a huge 80-foot fire line is ignited with six cords of fir and three cords of alder. Thousands of pounds of salmon fillets are positioned on the alder wood stakes over the fire line, imparting rich flavors to the salmon as they bake to perfection.  The Indian-Style Salmon Bake and related festivities will take place at the Depoe Bay City Park, located at the south end of the town’s picturesque harbor.  FREE shuttles will take visitors to and from the park, as well as from the park to downtown shops along the ocean front.  Many Depoe Bay merchants offer special discounts during the Salmon Bake event.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Depoe Bay City Park in Depoe Bay.  Go online to www.depoebaychamber.org.

Dogtoberfest
Saturday, September 16

After a summer of play, your dog will be in need of a good cleaning. Why not give them a refreshing bath while supporting the DoveLewis Blood Bank? Bring your family and furry friends to the 23nd annual Dogtoberfest® – Portland’s biggest dog wash! Enjoy live music, food, beer (including the special brew Dogtoberfest Traditional German Style Marzen), and a variety of vendors, all while your pup receives a wash and nail trim. Donations and proceeds from the event go toward our Blood Bank, which provides dogs and cats with nearly 600 lifesaving blood transfusions each year.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Lucky Lab Brew Pub: 915 SE. Hawthorne in Portland.  Visit www.dovelewis.org

Treasures in the Attic
Saturday, September 16

Yamhill County Historical Society presents Treasures in the Attic at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum in McMinnville Oregon.  Vintage Market, Quilt Show, Appraisal Faire, and Old Iron Show.  What’s hiding in your Attic?  The Appraisal Fair will present oral evaluations for a $5 donation per item.  Admission is $5 at the door, kids 6 and under are FREE.  You can enjoy the following activities:  

• 125+ Quilts, Bed Turning & Quilt Presentations

• Appraisal Faire & Vendors

• Antique Gas-Powered Engines

• Food, Music Quilt Raffle, Sawmill & Blacksmith

• Tours of the Museum and More!

Treasures in the Attic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 11275 SW. Durham Ln. (corner of Hwy. 18 and Durham Ln.) in McMinnville.  Visit www.YamhillCountyHistory.org and "Like" them on their Facebook page.

Xwest Huck Fest 
Saturday, September 16

Sand Master Park and Xwest Clothing Company’s  annual pro/am sandboard jump competition sanctioned by Dune Riders International.  Jumps and only jumps on the dunes in beautiful Florence, Oregon!  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2 - 4 p.m. at Sand Master Park: 5351 US Hwy. 101.  This is a FREE event.  For more, visit www.sandmasterpark.com.   

Bay Area Fun Festival
September 16 - 17

Thousands of locals and visitors from afar come to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of beautiful downtown Coos Bay and surrounding areas for this popular festival. Highlights include live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-DOCK Music Festival featuring the finals of Bay Area Teen Idol, the BAFF parade and much more!  Visitors will also enjoy a variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food along with a beer & wine garden.  The event is from Sept. 16 - 17.  For more, visit bayareafunfestival.com.

Northwest Nationals - Columbia Drag Boat Association
September 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.  It will be held from Sept. 16 - 17 at the Dexter Reservoir in Lowell.  Go to www.cdbaracing.com

24th Annual Polish Festival
September 16 - 17

Fun for the whole family, it's two festive days of the best Polish food, dance and music.  The Polish festival is an event for families and singles, adults and children, for food connoisseurs, music lovers, concert goers, dance enthusiasts, … It is for everyone.  During the festival, they will have 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.  Admission is FREE.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 17, from noon - 6 p.m. at 3900 N. Interstate Ave. in Portland, between the two historic buildings of the Polish Library incorporated in 1911 and St. Stanislaus Church built in 1907, both located along the same street.  Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the festival.  It is prepared and run by over 300 volunteers organized by the Polish Community.  For more, visit portlandpolonia.org.

Arthritis Bike Classic - Oregon
September 16 - 22

Three or, six days of spectacular cycling through majestic Oregon!  The route will follow the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway starting in Eugene using the Willamette River as a guide!  The classic offers a fully supported bicycle tour to all registered riders with breakfasts, dinners, mechanical support and overnight camping included.  This event benefits the Arthritis Foundation which strives to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases.  It will be held from Sept. 16 - 22 at 90064 Coburg Rd. in Coburg.  Their website is oregonbikeclassic.kintera.org.

Simrit Live in Concert
Wednesday, September 20

“For Simrit, singing is not a performance; it is a sacred worship of the Divine. Her voice, her music, and her teaching reflect this devotion which seems to come from her so effortlessly. This devotion is a gift, a talent beyond any, that will lead thousands into the lightness of being and awareness that is so vital to humanity in this day and age.” - Snatam Kaur

Her sound is hailed worldwide as haunting, hypnotic, healing and majestic, and it has topped World Music Charts including iTunes at #1.  She is a renaissance woman who is known for her revolutionary innovation in chant and world music and her undeniable ability to transmit a potent level of humanity, healing, and pure love through her sound and music.  It won't take very long after the music begins for you to realize that this isn't your average concert.  From the transporting sounds, the hypnotic groove, world-class musicians, and Simrit's mesmerizing VOICE...Get ready for lift off!  Tickets to Simrit Live in Concert are available by going online to the Bright Star Events website.  

BridgeTown Swing
September 21 - 24
(Southwest Washington)

Enjoy 4 days of dancing, competitions, top instructors and DJs from across the country, and workshops in the Pacific Northwest!  It will be held from Sept. 21 - 24 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington: 301 West 6th St. in Vancouver.  Go online to www.portlandswing.org.

Everyday Alchemy Retreat
September 21 - 24

Intuition is a source of truth, clarity and ease. It helps you see decision paths, navigate the flow of life, and operate in integrity with who you are. You see that magic is afoot, everywhere you look.  The Everyday Alchemy Retreat, to be held September 21-24 in Manzanita, is a relaxing weekend exploration of intuitive messages through art, dreamwork, the senses and more. Alchemize the messages received into a personal soul language dictionary, your unique toolkit for clarity, flow and transformation.  Included: Lodging, meals, gifts, supplies. Visit www.souldust.com for details. 

American Indian Day Celebration
Friday, September 22

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board presents 2017 Dancing in the Square, an American Indian Day Celebration. This event features vendors, educational booths, food, and more!  It will be held on Friday, Sept. 22 at Pioneer Courthouse Square: 701 SW. 6th Ave. in Portland, from 12 - 7 p.m.  Go to thesquarepdx.org

CoastWalk Oregon
September 22 - 24

Picture yourself spending three days walking down the magnificent Oregon Coast—along beaches and down sand spits, over headlands and through saltspray meadows, with views that stretch to forever—with all the logistics taken care of for you.  2017 is the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill—the landmark legislation that designated Oregon’s beaches public up to the vegetation line.  Join North Coast Land Conservancy as we spend three days walking roughly 10 miles a day—50k for the Beach Bill’s 50th anniversary—on the most historically significant and arguably most scenic stretch of the world-class Oregon Coast Trail, following the footsteps of our mascots Gov. Oswald West and his horse Fred the Freak.  It will be held from Sept. 22 - 24, starting at Cannon Beach to the end at the Mouth of Nehalem Bay.  Their website is www.coastwalkoregon.org.

Jacksonville Oktoberfest
September 22 - 24

Southern Oregon's largest Oktoberfest - a celebration of Jacksonville's German Heritage, food and bier!  Activities include music, dodgeball, traditional competitions, Ms. Oktoberfest pageant, family games and more.  It will be held from Sept. 22 - 24 at 525 Bigham Knoll, along East E Street & Hueners Lane.  Go to jvilleoktoberfest.com.   

Oregon International Air Show
September 22 - 24

The Oregon International Air Show is an annual event held at the Hillsboro Airport. The event began in 1988, and has an annual attendance of 65,000.  It is the largest civilian air show on the West Coast of the United States.  The air show includes static displays as well aerobatic maneuvers.  Special attractions include ground displays, aircraft rides, Friday Night Fireworks, Special Needs Day, and more. It will be held from Sept. 22 - 24 at 3355 NE. Cornell Rd.  Go to www.oregonairshow.com.

Best Dam Run & Walk
Saturday, September 23

The all paved 10k course features views of pristine waters, shading forests, interesting geology and sometimes, bald eagles, osprey and colorful waterfowl. Held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8:30 a.m., the start is east of Estacada on North Fork Lake.  The course meanders along the wild and scenic Clackamas River to finish at Broadway St. in downtown Estacada to a welcoming Farmers Market and musical entertainment.  For details, visit orrc.net.

Waldport's Cruzin' for Crab
Saturday, September 23

This car show has grown each year in participants and lookiloos.  Cars range from antique to current day with a variety of models.  Other things to do while here: Take in the Vendor booths, do the Mystery Walk through town, enter the drawings for great prizes, enjoy the sounds of tunes from the oldies but goodies with a live DJ on site. Check out the local eateries offering special crab dishes for this occasion.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 in Waldport.  Call (541) 563-2133. 

Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
September 23 - 24

Workshops and a weekend filled with demonstrations, livestock shows, contests, seminars and kids' activities.  Exhibits and demonstrations of the full spectrum of natural fibers (plant and animal) from beginning to end, from the animal or raw fiber to the finished product. FREE admission, FREE parking.  The festival is from Sept. 23 - 24 at the Clackamas County Event Center: 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby.  Go to flockandfiberfestival.com.

Willamette Valley Vineyards:
Oregon Grape Stomp Championship and Harvest Celebration
September 23 - 24

Enjoy a relaxing day at the vineyard at the annual Oregon Grape Stomp Championship and Harvest Celebration.  The event will feature wine tasting, food pairings, grape stomping and live music.  Teams of two can compete for the title and a chance to compete in the Wold Championship Grape Stomp.  The whole family is encouraged to join in the fun with the Kid's Stomp at 3 p.m.  Adult stomping occurs throughout the day.  It will be held from Sept. 23 - 24 at Willamette Valley Vineyards 8800 Enchanted Way SE. in Turner.  Their website is www.wvv.com.   

Harvest Century
Sunday, September 24

Known as the "last organized ride of the season," Harvest Century goes through the verdant hills of Tualatin and Yamhill valleys, skirting wineries, farms and charming city centers.  Choose from five well-signed routes: 100, 75, 45 or 25 miles, or bring the kids along for an easy 2.5-mile family ride.  Riders on the longer routes are rewarded at Montinore Vineyards with $5 wine tastings.  It will begin at the Civic Center: 150 E. Main ST. in downtown Hillsboro.  Visit harvestcentury.org

Plein Air in Washington County
September 27 - 30

Plein Air, hosted by Sequoia Gallery, celebrates the act of painting in the fresh air.  Come work on your craft with fellow artists, watch others create masterpieces and view the finished products.  It will be held from Sept. 27 - 30 throughout the Tualatin Valley in Hillsboro.  For details, call (503) 615-3485.

Northwest Quilting Expo
September 28 - 30

Mark your calendars for Northwest Quilting Expo's 2017 show at the Portland Expo Center.  They'll have an outstanding group of talented instructors, gorgeous quilts and exhibits, classes, great vendors and more for their annual show!  It will be held from Sept. 28 - 30 at the Portland Expo Center's Hall D: 2070 N. Marine Dr. in Portland.  Go to www.nwquiltingexpo.com.

Oregon's Alpenfest
September 28 - October 1

Discover the only Swiss Bavarian Festival in the West!  Join us for a fun-filled four-day celebration of Swiss and Bavarian culture, cuisine and liquid refreshment in Wallowa County, Oregon's Little Switzerland.  Have fun learning the polka, bavarian music, folk dancing, alphorn blowing and Swiss yodeling plus Joseph Trading Post bratwurst, the official sausage of Oregon's Alpenfest; Alpenfest Sauerkraut, and Terminal Gravity Alpenfest Ale.  The festivities are from Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 at Wallowa Lake, Joseph and Enterprise.  To learn more, go to oregonalpenfest.blogspot.com

Oakridge 3-Day Camping Tour
September 29 - October 1

Check mountain biking in Oakridge off your bucket list! Ride through Oakridge’s deep forests and steep terrain in some of the most diverse and rugged technical terrain in Oregon.  Tour includes transportation, camping, meals, complimentary beer, spirits and kombucha, Cog Wild t-shirt and Cog Wild patch.  The tour is from Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 along Hwy. 58 in Oakridge.  Visit rideoregonride.com

Portland Juggling Festival
September 29 - October 1

It's three days of special guests, workshops, vendors, open juggling, and juggling games, plus the Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza show.  It will be held from Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 at Reed College Sports Center: 3203 SE. Woodstock Blvd. in Portland.  Visit www.portlandjugglers.org.

Portland Queer Film Festival
September 29 - October 5

The festival showcases feature, documentary and short films from all over the world that are made by, about or of interest to the LGBTQ community.  It will be held from Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 at Cinema 21: 616 NW. 21st Ave. in Portland.  For details, go online to www.pdxqueerfilm.com.

Mahaffy Ranch: U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
September 29 - October 29

Family Friendly U-Pick, Tractor-pulled hay rides, photo ops, Three Horned Jacob Sheep, scarecrows, corn cannon, all new corn maze and more! School Field Trips by appointment! Ryan & Shawna Mahaffy welcome you to make it a day in the country, and believe us: the kids will LOVE it!  Picnic area, restrooms, parking lot.  It will be held from Sept. 29 - Oct. 29 at 10362 Hwy. 241 in Coos Bay.  Follow the signs from Bunker HIll Hwy 101 exchange to Allegany, 13 miles up the Coos River.  To learn more, go to mahaffyranch.com

Estacada Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 30

Lots of fun for the whole family. It's a celebration of the harvest season with a Chili Cook-Off, pie eating contest, bicycle show, pumpkin painting, live music, good food and drink, vendors, hay rides and more.  The festivities are on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 - 7 p.m. in downtown Estacada. For details, visit estacadaharvest.tixsimple.com.

Oregon Zoo: Octoberfest - Beer Sampling and Family Fun
Saturday, September 30

It's a Saturday of fun for the whole family to kick off fall! Local vendors are offering free samples of local Oregon beers for the grown-ups, and family activities include live music from Alpine Echoes Band, dancing and fun crafts for kids.  Bring your appetite for lunch - German-inspired fare along with other Portland favorites will be featured at food carts on-site.  FREE with zoo admission.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 4001 SW. Canyon Rd. in Portland.  Go to www.oregonzoo.org.

Portland Cider Co.: Apple Pressing Party
Saturday, September 30

Help them press the backyard apples donated by the community!  If you haven't heard, Portland Cider Co. is looking for apples for their annual commuity cider benefiting Oregon Wild. They're going to press the first batch of apples at a blow-out Pressing Party.  Hay bales, bonfires, bluegrass music and hands-on apple pressing for you and the kiddos.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Cider Co. Clackamas Taproom + Cidery: 8925 SE. Jannsen Rd. in Clackamas.  Go to www.portlandcider.com.

Widmer Brothers Brewing: Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 30

Portland’s longest running Oktoberfest is bigger than ever at Pioneer Courthouse Square.  It's Widmer Brothers Brewing's 13th Annual Oktoberfest! It’s a beer lover’s paradise with all of your favorite Widmer brews.  The event is from 2 - 10 p.m. at 701 SW. 6th Ave. in Portland.  Go to thesquarepdx.org.

Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival
September 30 - October 1

The weekend festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, free kids kitemaking, running of the bols, and some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world!  It will be held from Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 at the D River State Recreation Site: 101 US-101 in Lincoln City.  For details, visit www.oregoncoast.org.



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.