JULY 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

The Big Float
Saturday, July 14

The goal of The Big Float, quite simply, is to encourage people to “get into their river” and support its preservation and healthy development as a recreational resource. And to have a whale of a good time in the process.  The annual event is a fundraiser for the Human Access Project. Open to all ages, TBF begins with, naturally, a parade. Floaters gather at Tom McCall Bowl Beach (where the Blues Festival is held), then carry or wear their floatation devices and march south along Waterfront Park to the put-in point at Poet's Beach beneath the Marquam Bridge.  Floaters will paddle down river and land on the west bank at the Tom McCall Bowl. Here, Portland's grandest downtown beach party will be held - complete with music barge and live bands, food carts, beer/wine garden, sponsor booths, and a kids' activities area.  It will be held on Saturday, July 14 at the corner of SW. Columbia and Naito in Portland.  Go to www.thebigfloat.com.    




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Dine the Couve
October 1 - 31
(Southwest Washington)

During the entire month of October, restaurants from across the city of Vancouver will offer special 3 for $23 menus that showcase what they do best.  That means it can be the traditional three-course meal of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, or eateries can take a more unique approach by mixing in craft drink pairings, a variety of small plates, and other options.  Feeling ambitious (and hungry)?  This year, 31 restaurants are participating—that's one menu to try each day of the month!...More 

Wild Mushroom Celebration
October 1 - November 15
(Southwest Washington)

Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration‘s series of events honoring the Pacific Northwest's delectable, edible wild mushrooms.  Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season!...More

Clark County ScareGround's
Haunted House Scream Park
October 5 - November 4
(Southwest Washington)

The Clark County ScareGround's is the Northwest's premier all-ages Halloween event located on the 170-acre Clark County Event Center campus in Ridgefield, WA.  Featuring four Haunted Houses, the Scream Parlor, Midway & Exhibits, photo ops, and ghouls galore!  The ScareGround's is the #1 destination for a scary-good time this October...More 

Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show
October 19 - 20

Come see traditional and contemporary work by quiltmakers living in the Columbia River Gorge.  Special exhibitions by Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge and nationally recognized fiber artist Pat Pauly known for her improvisational technique and bold use of color.  Enjoy on-going demonstrations; shop at vendor booths and the popular Quilter's Market, a treasure trove of new and gently used items at bargain prices...More