Experience local cuisine from a variety of restaurants, listen, view and dance to a full schedule of performances, entertainment and contests. For more information, see the website. The Taste of Woodburn is from June 1 - 2 at Downtown Plaza along N. First St. in Woodburn. Go to www.travelwoodburn.com.
Authors, Readers, Book Lovers of every description. Come, join the Frontier Writers' Rendezvous, June 7th and 8th. Featuring workshops on writing, publishing, cover art and more. FREE public readings by local authors and a book fair with books, publisher's representatives and vendors. A celebration of all things literary on the same weekend as Canyon City's historic '62 Days Celebration. See oregonguidespublishing.com/fwc for more information and to sign up for workshops. Space is limited so act now. Contact Dave Driscoll at 248-719-2122.
Tired of aches and pains? Can't get a good night of sleep? Check out the Oregon Hemp Convention, June 7 - 8 in Portland at the Portland Expo Center and learn about the health and wellness benefits of CBD. From salves and creams to bottled water, CBD comes in many forms. Browse more than 100 booths from leading brands and learn more about the hottest new health trend helping millions of people across the world. Two day tickets are just $10 with promo code GOODVIBES. To purchase tickets, go online to oregonhempconvention.com.
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-mile route that winds through city streets and across the river. The parade features not only the traditional large floats we all love, but more of the popular mini-floats that help make the Grand Floral Parade so unique! With bands, equestrian units, marching groups, drill teams, vintage vehicles, dancers, llamas, flags and so much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! It will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., starting at the Memorial Coliseum: 300 N. Winning Way in Portland. For more information, go to www.rosefestival.org.
We invite you to experience the Vale of Dunrose, Scotland at the Oregon Renaissance Faire — an imaginative and interactive adventure modeled after elements from the the Renaissance era, led by the beloved Queen of Scots, Mary Stewart. Patrons can experience village folk celebrating a visit from their Queen and her royal court with the sights, sounds, smells, era-appropriate music, demonstrations, a variety of entertainers, and the arts, crafts, wares, and lifestyles of the Renaissance era in Scotland. It will be held from June 8 - 9 and 15 - 16 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds: 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby. Go to www.oregonfaire.com. Special Offer: Get a discount for Adult & Family passes by entering the BEYOND25 code when you purchase your tickets online.
A national TV show being filmed in Medford? Wow! The 34th annual Medford Cruise is going to be like none before it - you won’t want to miss this one! This year, the Medford Cruise will be joined by TV show host Dennis Gage as he films an episode of his “My Classic Car” program. Come see him at the Poker Run event on Friday, June 14th, or the ’79 and older Show ‘n Shine and Downtown Cruise events on Saturday, June 15th. Visit www.medfordcruise.org/events for times, locations, and more info.
Come and join us for a day of entertainment, fun, and food! Included?
- delicious food
- cash bar (with beer/wine)
- silent auction
The silent auction includes items from local businesses, get-aways, autographed memorabilia, and more! And fifteen of our fantasmical Blueprint ensembles will be performing throughout the day and evening, as well. Dress is casual / everyday attire! All proceeds from the evening will go toward the Blueprint Scholarship and Sponsorship Fund. This fund allows individuals and families with financial challenges to both participate and thrive within Blueprint programs. It will be held on Saturday, June 15 at the Adrianna Hill Ballroom: 918 SW. Yam hill St., second floor. Doors open from 1:30 p.m. to 9:37 p.m., come anytime! Entry is FREE. For more, go to www.blueprintarts.org/gala2019.html.
Join along for pioneer cooking demos, activities, and tastings. It’s a history party with hot biscuits, farmer’s market, and Foster Farm fun! Admission to the Philip Foster Farm is FREE for this opening day event. The Pioneer Food Celebration is on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 22725 SE. Eagle Creek Rd. in Eagle Creek. For more, go to www.philipfosterfarm.com.
The Skull 120/60/30 Gravel Grind Route hightlights the counties rugged character which sets #EasternOregon apart from the rest of the nation. From long mountainous ascents, to teeth-chattering and eye watering descents, breathtaking vistas, open rangeland, alpine forests, two stream crossings, and - of course - cattle guard after cattle guard, this gravel grind is a feat to finish and a testament to the rider's grit and determination. It will be held on Saturday, June 15 in Burns. For more, go to www.adventureharney.com.
Every June, something is added to the fresh ocean air blowing gently across Ocean Park to Nahcotta's Port of Peninsula. Garlic, wonderfully aromatic garlic adds its delicious aroma to the breeze. The 38th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival, held June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the place all garlic lovers should plan on gathering. Set in the cedar fenced park of the Port of Peninsula, with the "anchored" Mae West as a stage, over 50 vendor tents weave around the grassy field. While the scenic port bustles with business, all manners of garlic inspired food, art, gardening décor and plants, soaps, candles, jewelry and more feature some aspect of the fragrant bulb. Live music from: Brownsmead Flats, Brianna Renae, the Seymour Baker Band and the peninsula's own Ilwaco High School Jazz band sets the background. Picnic tables under a spreading tree, wide open sky and Willapa Bay vistas set the tone. The annual PAA sponsored Garlic Festival poster is available to purchase with the original art offered via silent auction. Port of Peninsula is located at 3311 275th Street, Ocean Park, WA 98640. From the intersection of Bay Avenue and Sandridge Road, it is only .7 miles north. There is parking on site and admission to the festival is FREE. For more information call the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce 360-665-4448, visit opwa.com or check Facebook @AnnualNwGarlicFestival. Remember, it's chic to reek!
Big island yoga teacher and originator of THE FULL BODY ELIXIR, Calley O’Neill, is coming to Oregon to teach a weekend retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs. O’Neill is teaching the trio of healing practices she has effectively used to heal herself: The Full Body Elixir, The Five Tibetans (ancient Fountain of Youth), and Mandala drawing. The Full Body Elixir is a moving meditation she has practiced every morning for decades. She describes it as a slow-flow fusion of yoga, qigong, deep breathing, tapping, isometrics, and positive mind. O’Neill has seen remarkable changes in her own body, health, energy, attitude toward life and all its challenges. She has seen amazing changes in her students, even new students. Calley will teach the practices in-depth, from June 27 - 30 at 53000 Breitenbush RD. SE in Detroit, OR. No experience necessary. For more information, call Calley O'Neill at (808) 987-7003 or send an email: Calley@CallyONeill.com. To register for her retreat, call Breitenbush Hot Spring: (503) 854-3320 and visit breitenbush.com.
World Refugee Day is a global celebration of refugees. The annual event will feature performers, food, kids, activities, vendors and more. It will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 3 - 6 p.m. at Lents Park that's at the corner of SE. 92nd Ave. & Holgate Blvd. in Portland. Go to www.refvolpdx.org.