LATE SUMMER - FALL 2019

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

Feast Portland
September 12 - 15

Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival.  It’s a movement that celebrates the diverse food and beverage community in Portland and around the world.  Feast represents Oregon the incubator: a place where chefs, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs redefine what it means to be a leader in the 21st Century; a think tank where conversations about mindfulness, balance and leadership in food and beverage intersect; and a platform to showcase the most inspiring ideas and personalities from our city, our region, our country and worldwide. Through expansive one-of-a-kind large-scale events, intimate hands-on classes and collaborative dinners and thought-provoking panels, Feast has welcomed guests from around the globe and donated more than $450,000 to hunger relief charities helping to fight hunger in Oregon.  It will be held from Sept. 12 - 15 at various locations within the Portland metro area.  For details, visit feastportland.com.


Mount Angel Oktoberfest
September 12 - 15

Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel is a celebration of the harvest in German style.  Besides great music, food and beer, you can also enjoy a variety of other activities, like a May Pole dance, Pedal tractor Race, Weiner Races, car show, golf tournament, and Volkswalk.  It starts off with a Kick Off Party on Sept. 7 and the main event is from Sept. 12 - 15 at 500 S. Hwy. 213.  For more information, go to oktoberfest.org.


Bandon Cranberry Festival
September 13 - 15

The festival celebrates local cranberry farming with entertainment for everyone – live music and performing arts, classic cars and farm equipment, carnival rides, sports, shopping, dining, and contests.  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.  The Bandon Cranberry Festival is from Sept. 13 - 15 at Old Town within the Port of Bandon waterfront.  Go to bandon.com.


2019 Cannon Beach Cottage Tour
September 13 - 15

Don't miss the 2019 Cannon Beach Cottage Tour.  This weekend-long series of events is a fundraiser for Cannon Beach's only museum.  The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum has opened the doors to beach dream homes, vintage cottages, and historic houses for sixteen years.  The tour has received accolades from Oregon Home Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, Seattle Times, Oregon Coast Magazine, among others.  Enjoy live music, wine tasting, a garden tea, a home tour, and more, September 13 -15, 2019.  Tickets can be purchased at www.cbhistory.org/shop/.  To learn more about the event, go online to cbhistory.org and their Facebook page.


Play Fair
September 13 - 15

A Celebration of Play and Entertainment for All Ages, Play Fair brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together under one roof for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families, fans, and media!  It will be held from Sept. 13 - 15 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Visit playfairpdx.com.


Rose City Comic Con
September 13 - 15

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 their primary focus is that of comics, comic creators, and the creative process, it also provides the attendees with access to gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and everything in between.  Fun for the whole family, it will be held from Sept. 13 - 15 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Go to rosecitycomiccon.com.


El Grito Fiestas Patrias
September 14 - 15

El Grito Fiestas Patrias celebrates the independence of Mexico and other Latin American countries from Spain.  As the Mexican President presents the nation’s traditional El Grito in Mexico City, so too will Portland commemorates Mexico’s independence at the Rose Quarter Commons.  In addition to folkloric and Aztec dancers, live Mariachi, salsa, cumbia, and pop music, there will also be traditional food and beverages, community booths with interactive and educational materials, and the Mexican tradition known as El Grito de Independencia.  It will be held from Sept. 14 - 15 at 1 N. Center Court St. in Portland.  More online at elgritoportland.com.


Fall Antiques & Vintage Sale, Medford Armory 
Benefitting DOGS for Better LIVES
September 14 - 15

The Fall Medford Armory Antiques & Vintage Sale Benefitting DOGS for better LIVES takes place indoors Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  $6.00 admission with FREE return and FREE parking.  Fabulous selection of antiques and collectibles, dealers from five states plus quilt displays, antique appraisals and doll restoration.  The Medford Armory is located at 1701 South Pacific Highway, Medford, Oregon, Exit #27 off I-5 North.  Go online to tbcashows.info/medford_fall_2019or visit their Facebook page.  


Shrewsbury Renaissance Fair
September 14 - 15

Come be Blythe and Merry at the 24th annual Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire September 14th and 15th between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in beautiful Kings Valley, OR.  Be sure to cool off in Friar Tuck's Forest and enjoy the shaded VIP seating at the joust at noon and 4 p.m. each day.  To learn more about the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, visit www.shrewfaire.com.


En Plein Art Competition & Exhibit
September 14 - 18

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will host a Plein Air painting competition and exhibit September 14 - 18 as part of the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts.  A reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit will be held on September 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. Approximately twelve En Plein Air artists will bring their paintings that they’ve created over the last two days to the Josephy Center, located at 403 N. Main St. in Joseph at 3 p.m. for the “Quick Finish”, framing and hanging of their pieces. The “Quick Finish” kicks off the Joseph Art Walk.  Visitors can peruse all the Joseph galleries and enter the drawing for Tom Clevenger’s beautiful wood-segmented vase.  Visit josephy.org.

Ride the Rim Crater Lake
September 14 - 21

Want to ride one in one of the most beautiful and toughest rides in Oregon?  Actually, want to ride one of the most beautiful rides in the world?  If you said yes, then know we’re applauding, but also freaking out a little for you – Ride the Rim Crater Lake isn’t for the weak hearted.  There’s a reason we caution participants to know what the route involves before committing to the challenge.  But, if you’ve got the gall and the wattage to crank up some equally gorgeous and steep, long climbs, then Ride the Rim Crater Lake is also a heck of a lot of fun and a great way to experience Crater Lake National Park first hand.  Ride the Rim Crater Lake is taking place in September 14 and 21.  The ride is a vehicle free way to experience East Rim Drive with approximately 25 miles and 3,500 feet of climbing.  It will be held from Sept. 14 - 21 in Klamath.  To learn more, visit ridetherimoregon.com.


Oregon International Air Show
September 20 - 22

The Oregon International Air Show is a high-flying event featuring fighter jets and stunt planes.  Besides aerial performances, they'll also have static displays.  This is the Northwest's finest aviation event to honor the past while inspiring the future.  It will be held from Sept. 20 - 22 at McMinnville Airport: 4000 SE. Cirrus Ave. in McMinnville.  More online at oregonairshow.com.


5th Annual Pacific Women's Herbal Conference
September 20 - 22
(Washington State)

Over 40 Workshops & Herb Walks

A Lively MarketPlace

Engaging Social Activities

400 Acre Forest Reserve 

1.5 miles of beach on the Salish Sea

An inter-generational, nourishing, engaging, integrated weekend with women

exploring health, place and the mysteries of life!

Come Outside and Play!

It will be held from Sept. 20 - 22 at Camp Sealth: 14500 SW. Camp Sealth Rd. in Vashon Island, Washington.  For more, visit www.pacificwomensherbalconference.com.


Cruz the Coos
Saturday, September 21

Cruz the Coos is one of the longest-running and largest classic car cruises on the Oregon Coast.  It has been a major draw to the Bay Area Fun Festival for nearly 25 years.  The cruise runs through the streets of downtown Coos Bay and is enjoyed by thousands of spectators.  The Cruz the Coos is limited to 500 vehicles, and must be 1979 and older.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Mill Casino: 3201 Tremont Ave. in North Bend.  To learn more, visit cruzthecoos.com.  

Hood River Hops Fest
Saturday, September 21

The Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops. Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. The family-friendly event features more than 40 breweries with more than 60 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and an awesome collectable mug.  The festivities are on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon - 8 p.m. in downtown Hood River.  More online at hoodriver.org.


The 13th Annual Great Salt Lick
Saturday, September 21

The 13th annual Great Salt Lick and highly unusual salt lick auction will be held this  year at Churchill School Art Center in Baker City on Sept. 21.  It's an auction, benefit and contest and all proceeds go to OHSU Parkinson's Center of Oregon to fight Parkinson's Disease.  Ranchers and contestants bring in their best-found animal-licked sculpted salt lick.  The town's merchants ante in $100 each making up the prize money given to entrants.  The categories and prize money is General 1st $150 2nd place $100 3rd $75 4th $50.  Best general poem with block 1st $100 2nd $75 best expose yourself to salt lick poem without block is $100 for 1st and 2nd is $75.  Best Forgery 1st $100 2nd $75 and Peoples's choice  $100.  This year's theme is "Expose Yourself to Salt Lick".  The blocks are auctioned off, some for four figures.  This year will be a display of blocks from Sept 13 - 21.  Viewing, social and treats on the 21st starts at 5:30 p.m. awards and auction and the real fun start at 7 p.m. Wine will be served by Copper Belt Winery and beer by Barley Browns.  Last year the auction turned in over $25,000. People now attend even from overseas as well as entries.  The Great Salt Lick has been on the front page of the "Oregonian", NPR's Weekend Edition on "The Joy Of Salt Licking: Contest Turns Farm Animals Into Fine Artists".


Historic Homes Walking Tour & Reception
Saturday, September 21

Join us for a wonderful walking tour of the historic homes in the East Skinner Butte neighborhood, concluded with a special wine reception at the beautiful historic Pironi house.  Doug and Sherrill, the owners, love to entertain and will delight you with true stories about their house and property.  Hear about the latest developments and upcoming projects from both organizations putting on this event: the Lane County History Museum and the Singing Creek Educational Center.  It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 4 - 6:30 p.m.  The Wine and Cheese Reception at the Historic Pironi House begins at 5 p.m.  Cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple.  Space is limited, call today!  To register, call the museum at (541) 682-4242 and visit their website: www.singingcreekcenter.org.


Treasures in the Attic
Saturday, September 21

The Yamhill County Historical Society (YCHS) will be presenting “Treasures in the Attic” Quilt Show, Appraisal Faire & Vintage Market on Saturday, September 21 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 SW Durham Ln., McMinnville, OR 97128, and we would like to invite you to attend!  YCHS is committed to sharing the history and heritage of Yamhill County and beyond, and we are excited to present “Treasures in the Attic” to the public once again! 

The day will include:

 - Quilt show with 150+ new and antique quilts from the Yamhill County Historical Society collection, and Gone to Pieces, Coastal Hills, and Piecemakers quilting groups

 - Special Crazy Quilt display

 - Appraisal Faire with oral evaluations by local experts

 - Vendors

 - Vintage toys, dolls, and musical instruments and novelties on display

 - Quilt Raffle of rustic country style quilt made by Gone to Pieces Quilt Association, value $500, proceeds benefitting Yamhill County Historical Society

 - Blacksmith and Sawmill demos

Special presentations:

 - Bed Turning 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. by quilt historian and YCHS member Donna Hulett

 - “19th Century Crazy Quilts” by quilt historian Rachel Greco 12:30 - 2 p.m. (owner of Grandma's Attic in Dallas, Oregon)

 - Music by the Old Time Fiddlers 2 - 4 p.m.

$5 Admission – Kids 6 and under FREE – Indoors – FREE Parking.  Call (503) 434-0490 or send an email to events@YamhillCountyHistory.org.  You can also go online to yamhillcountyhistory.org and visit their Facebook page.


26th Annual Polish Festival
September 21 - 22

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. 21, from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 22, 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 www.polishfestivalpdx.org.


Summer Spirits Fest
September 21 - 22

1. Have a drink

2. Catch a show

3. Shop Local

Spirits Fest highlights local distillers who are shaking up Portland’s vibrant scene. 

It is all about meeting the makers of the local crafted spirits and the wonderful concoctions people can create using local spirits. 

Each distiller will have a signature cocktails to tantalize your taste buds.

Tastings are FREE, but you can purchase cocktails and bottles too.

This is a FREE event, entrance with valid 21+ ID.  Summer Spirits Fest is hosted by Portland Saturday Market.

This Year’s Distillers are:

1. Bull Run Distillery

2. Heritage Distilling Company, Inc

3. Rose City Distilling

4. Vinn Distillery

5. Veracity Spirits


"Disruptive Play:
The Trickster in Politics and Culture"
Tuesday, September 24
(Non-Annual)

"Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture" journeys from ancient folkloric Tricksters such as Raven and Esu-Elegba, to their confined Western role, and then to Trickster's 20th century jailbreak, led by dada and the hippies.  How does Trickster inform social progress today? Burning Man? Banksy? Bugs Bunny? or other mischief-makers and culture jammers?  Such play is revolutionary and lights the path to a transformed society.  Dr. Siegel's workshop event is at the New Renaissance Bookshop Event Space, Tuesday September 24, 7 p.m. at 1318 NW 23rd Ave. in Portland.  Register at (503) 224-4929 and visit www.newrenbooks.com and www.shepherdsiegel.com for more information. 

POP Cats Festival: Cat, Pop and Art Convention
September 27 - 29

POP Cats is a fun-packed festival fueled by the spirit of cats, pop, and art!  You’ll love the cat playgrounds; artists; music; photo ops; artisans; brands; workshops; influencers; cat adoptions; tattoos; and more!  It will be held from Sept. 27 - 29 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Go to popcats.org


9th Annual Florence Festival of Books at the Coast
Saturday, September 28

9th Annual Florence Festival of Books, a book fair for authors and publishers held September 28, Florence Events Center (715 Quince), in Florence from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.  Admission FREE.  Browse among 70+ authors, all genre, and several publishers.  Great opportunity to talk to authors, get books signed, talk one-on-one with publishers, and for holiday shopping.  And Friday, September 27, Keynote Speaker Bob Welch, 7 p.m., Florence Events Center.  Tickets $8 ahead/ $10 at door.  Go online to www.FlorenceFestivalofBooks.org or call the Florence Events Center for tickets (888-968-4086/541-997-1994).


Portland Christian Science Lecture Series:
The How and Why and Wonder of Spiritual Healing
Thursday, October 3

Hosted by the Portland Christian Science Lecture Series, listen to a thought-provoking talk by international speaker and Christian Science healer, Beth Paker.  She'll explore the phenomena of spiritual healing as recorded throughout the Bible.  And it shows by present-day examples, that such healing is not something of the past, but is a present possibility - an accessible transforming power for good in our lives today.  It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, 7:15 p.m., at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center: 710 SW. Jackson St. in Portland.  Visit pdxcslectureseries.com.

BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, October 5
(Southwest Washington)

The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem located just 20 minutes north of the Portland-metro area, and hosts hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife.  The Refuge is also the home of the annual BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival - the annual celebration of the fall migration of the Sandhill Crane.  Thousands flock to Ridgefield every year to celebrate.  Bring the family to enjoy a Sandhill Crane tour, bird language workshops, kayaking and big canoe trips on Lake River, naturalist-led hike, Chinookan clture activities, a Birder's Marketplace, bluegrass music, traditional salmon bake and more.  It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 - 7:30.  Most events are FREE.  More online at www.ridgefieldfriends.org.


Lake Oswego Wine Walk
Saturday, October 5

Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, art and food at 30 local businesses.  Check in at the Lake Oswego Chamber office, 459 Third Street, any time after 12 p.m.  Parking available on-street and the surrounding area.  You will receive your complimentary wine glass and "yoke."  The Lake Oswego Wine Walk is on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2 - 5 p.m.  Tickets are $40 online or call (503) 636-3634.  This event has sold out in the past.  There are no guaranteed "day of event" tickets.  More online by going to lowinewalk.com.  

Oregon's Bounty:
A Celebration of the Agricultural Harvest
Saturday, October 5

You are invited to attend Oregon's Bounty on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol: 900 Court St. NE in Salem. This FREE, family-friendly event will showcase the variety of crops harvested in Oregon and shared with the world. Families are encouraged to learn about the significance of agriculture through sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. This is a fun learning event for kids and adults with lots of hands-on activities and displays. This event is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.​  To learn more, visit their Facebook page.  

12th Annual Baker City Open Studios Tour
October 5 - 6

The 12th Annual Baker City Open Studios is happening Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.  Visit this active arts community in the heart of beautiful eastern Oregon and tour the studios, meet the diverse group of local artists, and see their vibrant creations. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days, and this is a FREE event.  For more information, please go to the Baker City Open Studio Tours Facebook page.

Portland Miniature Show
October 5 - 6

All are invited to the annual Portland Miniature Show.  The event will feature the following things:

* Dealers with more artisan merchandise than you could ever imagine!

* Exhibits galore competing for prizes!

* Holodeck 3D Studios can make a mini of yourself for your dollhouse!

* "Mini Acres", a neighborhood of dollhouses for sale by owners.  

Do you have one or more dollhouses you want to sell?  Sign a "listing agreement", pay $20 listing fee and bring it to the show.  Provide a photo and your listing price and it will be displayed on the show's website in advance of the show.  Is your project still in the box? Fine! Only partially assembled?  No problem.  Cream-puff of a property?  Love it!  Furnished or unfurnished.  Doesn't matter.  Click here for Listing Agreement.  It will be held from Oct. 5 - 6 at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center: 12566 SE. 93rd. Ave. in Clackamas.  Questions?  See the website:  www.PortlandMiniatureShow.com.



ONGOING EVENTS: TBA