JUNE 2019 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Buddhist Festival in the Park
Saturday, June 1

Held annually, it is a celebration of everyday mindfulness.  They'll have speakers, dance performances, information tables, and a kids' area...MORE

Dallas Art & Wine Walk
Saturday, June 1

You can pick from more than 20 local wineries to sample in downtown businesses, and view more than 70 pieces of art from Dallas area residents in a dedicated gallery, including a sneak peak of the Dallas wings murals...MORE 

Me. She. We. Women's Half Marathon
Saturday, June 1

Everyone deserves a positive and supportive running environment.  Me.She.We. eliminates any feeling of intimidation or inadequacy that many race environments create.  It's a race without any public timing system, taking anyway the temptation of comparison.  Me.She.We. honors every runner with the same level of celebration, whether you cross the line first or last, and this is acted out by not having any extra awards for our fastest finishers.  It's a supportive race space that will leave you feeling accomplished and empowered...MORE

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...MORE

Wilsonville Festival of Arts
June 1 - 2

Celebrate contemporary visual, performing, literary and cultural arts from around the Pacific Northwest. There will be juried art shows, live performances, a student art exhibit, kids' activities and a trolley art tour of art installations around the city of Wilsonville. Enjoy local art at this FREE event...MORE

Riverside Dog Days - Community Dog Show
Sunday, June 2
(Southwest Washington)

Hosted by Riverside Dog Days, this is a family-friendly dog show for all breeds and all experience levels. They'll have food, local vendors, chances to meet-the-breeds, workshops, obstacle course classes, and even a K-9 Demonstration from the police department...MORE

WillaMutt Strut
Sunday, June 2

Grab your tennis shoes and leash, because it's time to strut for shelter pets!  Hosted by the Willamette Humane Society, this is a dog and family-friendly 1K/5K walk that also offers live music, food, brews, dog training demonstrations, games, contests and more...MORE 

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...MORE

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...MORE 

Beaver State Fling
June 7 - 9

Hosted by the Stumptown Disc Golf, they will be partnering with KEEN Footwear to bring you this PDGA National Tour Elite Series event. As usual, players will be tested by several rounds of championship level golf on two challenging 18 hole courses playing along the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada that is located at 24101 S. Entrance Rd...MORE 

The Craft Beer & Wine Fest
June 7 - 9
(Southwest Washington)

Held annually, the Craft Beer & Wine Fest features the best wines from Washington State, local craft brews, 100 wines to taste, talented artisans, live music that includes national acts, vendors and great food...MORE 

Cherry City VegFest
Saturday, June 8

This is Salem's first official VegFest event!  FREE for all to attend, they will have vegan foods, kids' activities, expert speakers/presentations, vendors, cooking demos, films and more...MORE 

Hike on the Dike
Saturday, June 8
(Southwest Washington)

With Fido, or without – all are welcome!  Join along for a 5k walk along the beautiful Columbia River, then spend some time shopping in our marketplace area, as well as, enjoying a wonderful selection of food, K9 demonstrations, kids games, and entertainment.  Then, after the festivities, explore participating businesses in downtown Washougal, as they celebrate a post Hike on the Dike “Yappy Hour"...MORE 

National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, June 8

National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event encouraging healthy, active outdoor fun.  Oregon and Southwest Washington are offering a variety of activities designed to engage visitors and connect youth with the great outdoors...MORE 

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!...MORE 

Repair Clark County
Saturday, June 8
(Southwest Washington)

Repair Clark County holds free monthly repair events where you can bring your broken items and have them repaired by skilled volunteer "fixers." Our goals are to share our skills with the community and help you reduce waste, conserve resources and save money.  Depending on the expertise of the fixer volunteers at any particular event and the venue, attendees can bring:

Clean clothes and textiles

Bicycles

Small electronics

Small home appliances

Tools or knives to be sharpened

Jewelry...MORE

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...MORE

Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championships
June 13 - 16

Come into Reedsport where you will be greeted by fantastical chainsaw carvings and sculptures virtually everywhere you look. From bears, eagles, and totem poles to fish, and fantasy scenes like knights and princesses.  The carvers come from all over the world and begin with ten foot sections of log and a chainsaw. The rest is loud and amazing…as they sculpt their vision using block and tip cutting and carving. To see what can be done with a chainsaw is nothing short of amazing.  The Quick Carve competition is a crowd favorite with artists donating their work to an auction that is used to support the event.  The quick carve is 90 minutes versus the main event which allows carvers several days to complete their sculptures...MORE

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...MORE

Bite of Bend
June 14 - 16

Bite of Bend celebrates the region’s unique ingredients, cuisine and culture - bringing together chefs, bartenders, brewers, food enthusiasts, home cooks, and local purveyors for a three-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend!  You can also enjoy live music, a Top Chef Competition, Conscious Living Showcase, Beer Run and a marketplace.  Last year, the Bite of Bend showcased over 40 food vendors from around the region.  New this year — Mixology Week!...MORE

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts 
June 14 - September 7

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.  It wouldn’t be summer in Oregon without an evening of great music at the zoo!...MORE 

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...MORE 

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...MORE 

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...MORE 

Willamette Valley Oyster Fest
Saturday, June 15

This is a great way to celebrate Father's Day Weekend and the summer with fresh oysters and local wines in a beautiful vineyard setting just south of Portland.  St Josef’s Winery is teaming up with Tony’s Seafood to bring you the Willamette Valley Oyster-Fest at St Josef’s Winery.  Complete with local oysters freshly grilled and shucked by an adventurous winemaker, along with Tony’s famous chowder and other delectable items.  New releases of wine and specific wine pairings will be available as you enjoy the tiered rose garden at the pond and live music by Jake and the Distractions...MORE 

Muscle and Chrome Car Show
June 15 - 16

Put on your walking shoes and get your cameras ready for the annual Seaside Muscle and Chrome car show.  Spectators can expect unique builder and street cars from 1979 and older.   A welcome BBQ on Friday and a coastal cruise to get the weekend started.  Saturday's showcase begins at 9 a.m. in the heart of downtown Seaside which includes a downtown parade and an ice cream social awards show for vehicle winners to celebrate!...MORE  

37th 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...MORE 

Soccer in the Sand
June 15 - 16

Soccer in the Sand is a two-day, small-sided, 5 vs 5 beach soccer tournament played in the sand with goalkeepers creating lots of shots and goals!  Every team will be guaranteed 3 games filled with lots of touches on the ball and an environment to try all your latest moves.  The entire family is encouraged to come and enjoy the games and the beach...MORE

Timberline Marathon and Half Marathon
June 15 - 16

Get ready for the most picturesque marathon and half marathon trail running course in the Pacific Northwest!  The course completely circles shimmering Timothy Lake on single track trails that are absolutely a runner's dream.  This gem is nestled at 3,000 feet in the high Cascades and the views of Mt. Hood across the lake are extraordinary.  The journey begins at the Historic Clackamas Ranger Station and takes runners on a magical course that traverses three rustic bridges over sparkling tributaries that feed the deep blue waters of the lake.  The ever changing scenery and terrain create an experience that is unparalleled. The Timberline Marathon and Half Marathon is a must for any runner's calendar!...MORE

BookFest 2019
June 20 - 22
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event.  Over 20,000 used books for sale. Fiction and nonfiction selections for all ages including baby board books, easy to read, juvenile chapter books and young adult books. Books in all genres including art, history, how to, crafts etc. Mass market paperback books $.50, all other books $1.00...MORE 

Branch 15 Antique & Collectible Swap Meet
June 20 - 22

At this swap meet, you can buy, sell or swap antique gas engines, tractors, parts and components, farm equipment and implements, car parts, tools, accessories, antique toys, quilts and assorted collectibles...MORE

Oregon City Heritage Days
June 21 - 22

Visit historic Oregon City, and explore the rich history of the first incorporated city west of the Rocky Mountains — which is celebrating its 175th birthday this year!  Heritage sites and museums will be open on June 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, FREE to the public.  Begin the day at The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center at 1726 Washington Street, where you can pick up your souvenir Heritage Pass Brochure and Sites Map.  Oregon City is located just 20 minutes south of the Portland International Airport on I-205, Exit 10...MORE 

Good in the Hood:
27th Annual Multicultural Festival
June 21 - 23

WE’RE BACK!  Come join us for a fun-filled weekend of live Jazz, Blues, R&B, Latin, Pop, Conscious Hip/Hop and NEO-Soul - complemented with a DJ intermission.  You can enjoy a multicultural food, market place, informational village, kid’s space and parade.  In addition, Legacy’s “Trauma Nurses Talk Tough” will offer a $6 discounted bicycle helmet sale and Health Pavilion offering FREE health screenings on Saturday, from 12 - 4 p.m.  New to the festival is Movie in the Park on Friday night, June 21 featuring the movie “Black Panther."  The Good in the Hood 27th Annual Multicultural Festival is presented by the University of Oregon...MORE 

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
June 21- 23

The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, dance, and fine art and craft.  The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations. The Special Exhibit is housed at Lakewood Center...MORE

2nd Annual Polinator Festival
Saturday, June 22

The 2nd Annual Pollinator Festival is from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, June 22nd at Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens outside Monmouth.  The Festival features educational activities for kids and adults including garden walks, materials and instruction for creating your own mason bee nest, and MORE.  Experts from area non-profit and governmental organizations will present information and answer questions about pollinators and gardening.  Food and drink vendors will also be on site from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We'll offer discounted pollinator plants, too!...MORE

Miss Oregon Pageant
June 23 - 30

The Miss Oregon Pageant and Scholarship Program is an official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. They are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers whose mission is to empower Oregon’s young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent, and intelligence...MORE 

World Beat Festival
June 28 - 30

Join along at Riverfront Park where you can experience the music, dance, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures.  World Beat turns 22 this year and we are pulling out all of the stops to celebrate! Things kick off with a Children’s Parade...MORE

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...MORE 

Twilight Half Marathon
Saturday, June 29
(Southwest Washington)

Nobody likes alarm clocks. That's why the Twilight Half Marathon starts at 6 PM. Get a good night's sleep, spend the day however you want, and run when it's cool.  Beginner and walker-friendly; pick from four distance options - 1/2 marathon, 10k, 5k, and Kid's Mile. The course is pancake flat, making for a fast, easy run.....maybe even a PR!...MORE 



ONGOING EVENTS:

"Recreate Yourself: 7 Truths to Guaranteed Success"
(Online Webinar)

Most people experience lack in the 3 primary areas: Money, Time and Love.

Relationships can be difficult, confusing and challenging.

Money is hard to come by and slips away.

There is never enough time to do those things that give you joy.

Some areas in your life are full of lack and anxiety.

Have you experienced these feelings?

If you answer yes, read on…The new online course by Jan Engels-Smith is especially for you!  "Recreate Yourself: 7 Truths to Guaranteed Success" guides you to learn self-love valuing yourself in new and powerful ways leading to magnificent manifestations.  She has a background in education, science, psychology, and energy medicine, this course forms a practical solution to well-being with a splash of magic.  Visit: lightsong.mykajabi.com/recreate-yourself to pre-order and receive the FREE audio Guided Meditation called "The Brilliance of You". 

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.