Calendar of Events for Oregon & SW Washington
(Event Listings are Updated Regularly)

Schreiner's Iris Gardens:
Iris Bloom Season Open House
May 10 - 31

During bloom season display garden is open daily. Our 10-acre display garden contains over 500 named iris varieties and countless companion plants. Fresh Iris bouquets available. Enjoy our gift shop and wine tasting. This event is dog friendly on leash.? $5 per car.  The Open House is from May 10 - 31 at 3625 Quinaby Rd. NE in Salem.  For more, go online to www.schreinersgardens.com.

World's Longest Garage Sale
May 24 - 27
(Coastal Washington)

From Ilwaco to Oysterville, Memorial Day weekend is garage sale weekend on the Long Beach Peninsula!  The World’s Longest Garage Sales is a dream come true for bargain and antique hunters.  These garage sales are a local tradition!  There isn’t an event organizer or a map.  You just have to come explore!  The World's Longest Garage Sale is from May 24 - 27 at many venues throughout Long Beach.  For details, visit www.visitlongbeachpeninsula.com.

CityFair & Fireworks
May 24 - 27 & June 7 - 9

Enjoy entertainment, food, live music on several stages, A Kids Zone, exhibits, Fleet Week, carnival rides and more on the Waterfront.  The Rose Festival's activities kick off on May 24 for Memorial Day weekend and three consecutive weekends until June 9 at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, located along NW. Naito Parkway in downtown Portland.  Fireworks will begin on Friday, May 24 at 9:45 p.m.  Visit www.rosefestival.org.  

Crafts on the Coast: 
22nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

May 25 - 26

Start your vacationing with a visit to Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast, on May 25 - May 26, for the Crafts on the Coast 22nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival. This premiere juried arts & crafts event is held inside the Yachats Commons, a charming, refurbished vintage elementary school.  You will find room after room and hallway filled to bursting with nearly 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering a variety of interesting, unique, functional, fun must-haves for yourself and gifts for others on your giving list. Fun attractions at this family-friendly event include craft demonstrations, free tastings of the gourmet food, massage and community booths. Admission and Parking are FREE.  Join us Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., inside the Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 at W. 4th St. in Yachats. The beautiful town of Yachats is located midway between Newport and Florence.  There's lots more fun things to do in Yachats this weekend: Saturday the Yachats Ladies Club Pie & Ice Cream Social features fabulous home made pies: Sunday, the Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast is a morning treat and the Yachats Farmers Market is on 4th St. at South side of the Commons. Make sure to visit our local shops, restaurants and galleries and remember to walk on the beautiful beaches.  For more information, call (541) 547-4738.

113th Annual Multnomah County Fair
May 25 - 27

All are invited to the annual Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Amusement Park.  During the fair, the unique elements of both the park and the fair combine for a memorable weekend of celebration, food, and fun! Make sure not to miss any of the activities, attractions, exhibits, contests, along with great food and drink!  It will be held from May 25 - 27 at 7805 SE. Oaks Park Way in Portland.  Parking and Admission is FREE.  For more, visit multcofair.org.

Function 4 Junction Cruise & Show 'n Shine
May 31 - June 1

Friday Night Cruise: On Friday night, 1975 and newer cars and trucks cruise downtown Junction City from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year we are including 1974 and older classics.  The Show 'N Shine begins at 8 a.m. and is open to all makes and models of vehicles.  Saturday Night Classic Cruise:. Saturday night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., we will have a 1974 and earlier classic car and truck cruise!  The Function 4 Junction is a non-profit organization that raises money for the children and schools of the Junction City community.  For more, go online to www.function4junction.com.

Canby Wine, Food & Brew
May 31 - June 2

 Come enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents of wonderful Oregon wineries, artisans, nurseries & specialty foods at the 26th Annual Canby Wine, Food and Brew Fest!  This three-day event is from May 31 - June 2 and held in the Main Pavilion, 4-H Exhibit Hall and on the Main Lawn of the Clackamas County Fair Grounds that is located at 694 NE. 4th Ave. in Canby.  Go online to www.clackamas.us.

Oregon Trail Rally
May 31 - June 2

Rally racers are some of the most daring and absolutely craziest people in racing.  The Oregon Trail Rally is the only 3-day rally event in the Championship that takes place in Portland and through the Mt. Hood farmlands outside the city.  It will be held from May 31 - June 2 at various locations.  To learn more, visit oregontrailrally.com.

Buddhist Festival in the Park
Saturday, June 2

Held annually, it is a celebration of everyday mindfulness.  They'll have speakers, dance performances, information tables, and a kids' area.  The event is on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Colonel Summer Park that is located between SE. 17th Ave. and Taylor St. in Portland.  Go to portlandbuddhistfestival.com.

Taste of Woodburn
June 1 - 2

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.

Wilsonville Festival of Arts
June 1 - 2

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.

Frontier Writers' Rendezvous
June 7 - 8

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.

Oregon Hemp Convention
June 7 - 8

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.

Portland Rose Festival: Grand Floral Parade
Saturday, June 8

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.

Oregon Renaissance Faire
June 8 - 9 & 15 - 16

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.comSpecial Offer: Get a discount for Adult & Family passes by entering the BEYOND25 code when you purchase your tickets online.

34th Annual Medford Cruise
June 14 - 15

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.

Grand Gala Concert
Saturday, June 15

Come and join us for a day of entertainment, fun, and food!  Included?

- games

- activities

- raffles

- delicious food

- cash bar (with beer/wine)

- silent auction

- fun!

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.

Philip Foster Farm: Pioneer Food Celebration
Saturday, June 15

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.

Skull 120/60/30 Gravel Grind Race
Saturday, June 15

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

38th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival
June 15 - 16
(Southwest Washington)

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!

The Full Body Elixir and Mandala Journey Retreat with Calley O'Neill
June 27 - 30

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.

PDX World Refugee Day
Saturday, June 29

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.


Podcast Series: Holistic Nature of Us
Every Tuesday

My intent is to take us, you and I, into a better understanding of the concepts behind our holistic nature and how that ties directly to the holistic nature of the world around us.  It's time for practical action and profound inner change so our natural world is valued once again.  Released every Tuesday: Go to: www.judithdreyer.com for more details.