Bridgeport Village is bringing the music back in their annual free Summer Concert Series every Thursday in July and August. Bridgeport Village, (walking distance to our hotel) is one of the Paciﬁc Northwest’s premier fashion and lifestyle shopping centers featuring entertainment, delectable restaurants and popular retail stores.
The concert series kicked off this week with over 3000 in attendance to hear Hit Explosion perform. Here are the details for the rest of the 2012 series:
Bridgeport Village Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm in Center Court
July 19 Radical Revolution
July 26 Petty Fever
Aug 2 Quarterflash
Aug 9 Apple Jam
Aug 16 Stone In Love
Aug 23 Cool-Ade
Aug 30 The Beatniks
Want more music? Local concert series include:
- Beaverton Last Tuesday Concert Series
- Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Concerts in the Park
- Toast to the Tunes: Every other Thursday in Hillsboro
- Neighbors Night Every Friday at Cooper Mountain Vineyards in Beaverton
And movie buffs will love watching free outdoor films Saturday nights during July and August at Tualatin’s Movies on the Commons at sunset (around 9:00pm). The Tualatin Commons is located 8325 SW Nyberg St.
Visit blog.visitwashingtoncountyoregon.com to learn more details about local concerts and events this summer.
Visting Washington County in July? You are in luck! Summer is a wonderful time to visit our region, whether you plan to go shopping, wine tasting, or want enjoy the great outdoors, there is something for everyone.
Bridgeport Village (walking distance from our hotel) will launch a number of activities for the whole family this month including their very popular Summer Concert Series which kicks off July 12 . Vist their Event Center Calendar to learn more.
Here are some other upcoming local events and festivals we found on Washington County Visitors Association:
Oregon Lavender Festival (July 14-15, 2012)
Multiple locations throughout Washington County and neighboring counties. Explore six lavender farms in Washington County as part of this annual Festival: Helvetia Lavender Farm, Jackson School Lavender, Mountainside Lavender, and Seasonal Mary Herb and Flower Farm. Each location will feature specials and events, including u-pick lavender, food infused with lavender, and lavender plants for sale. Admission to the farms is free.
Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance (July 15, 2012)
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Celebrate the Mercedes-Benz at this year’s annual Concours d’Elegance. The show features more than 300 antique and special-interest cars, as well as live music and food booths. Ticket prices range from $5 (youth) – $17 (adults).
Sherwood Robin Hood Festival (July 20-21, 2012)
Old Town, Sherwood, OR
Sherwood continues its signature festival, which celebrates Robin Hood, his Merry Men and Maid Marian. Enjoy Renaissance reenactments, an archery contest, a parade, sword fighting, medieval kids’ area, live music, a beer garden and more. Admission to the festival is free.
Washington County Fair (July 26-29, 2012)
Fair Complex, Hillsboro, OR
This annual county fair includes carnival rides, food, booths, and activities for kids. This year’s fair features shows, such as a truck and tractor pull, draft horse show and monster truck show, as well as a headline performance from Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon’s hit series, iCarly, Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the fair is free; some events and shows may require separate, paid ticket; tickets to headline act are $20-25.
The Main Course (July 28, 2012)
Main Street, Forest Grove, OR
This unique event showcases local food and wine with an outdoor dinner held on Main Street. Local wineries offer tastings and pairings to top off the fine dining. Participants can choose from a wine and appetizer option or the wine tasting and full dinner. Ticket prices range from $30-80.
One of the perks of staying at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is having Bridgeport Village within walking distance.
The center is one of the premiere shopping destinations in the Pacific Northwest and features a blend of upscale national and local retailers, 10 restaurants, and a multiplex movie theater with IMAX.
Here is a “Summer-y” of their upcoming events:
Family Fun Fest June 16 from 12-2pm
Enjoy 15% off at your favorite kids and baby stores : Finnegan’s Village Toys, Violet Boutique and Goodnight Room. Enjoy entertainment for kids at each location and be sure to catch all the activities going on in PF Chang’s Plaza, like face painting and balloon twisting for the kids while you enjoy mini-facials from Origins and chair massages from Coldwater Creek Spa!
Wine & Jazz in The Village: June 16 from 4-6pm
This rsvp only event features the Devin Phillips Quartet performing live and local wineries and Bridgeport Village restaurants offering free tastings. The suggested $5 donation will be donated to CHAP (Children’s Healing Art Project) who will be on site displaying artwork during the event.
Regal Summer Movie Express
Selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. Click here for the list of movies and times.
Summer Concert Series
Thursdays July 12 -August 30 from 6:30-8:30pm in Center Court.
Wednesdays July 11 -August 29 from 10:30am to 12:30pm in Center Court. Entertainment provided by Radio Disney.
Visit their events page for more information.
I know there are many of you who have not finished their holiday shopping right? The Washington County Oregon Visitors Association has created a helpful shopping itinerary to help you take advantage of tax-free holiday shopping! Here is how you can finish all of your holiday shopping in a single day:
Start off at Washington Square located near three of Portland’s main roadways (I-5, HWY 217 and HWY 26). With ﬁve major department stores, 170 distinctive shops, nationally recognized restaurants, such as the Cheesecake Factory, and a large food court, Washington Square is a shopper’s paradise. This shopping center even boasts Oregon’s largest Nordstrom.
Next, visit Bridgeport Village, (walking distance to our hotel) one of the Paciﬁc Northwest’s premier fashion and lifestyle shopping centers. Consisting of 500,000 square feet, the center offers one of-a-kind boutiques and well-known brands including crowd pleasers such as the Apple Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and J. Crew. Stop and have lunch at one of the dozen delectable restaurants, whether it is at a popular national chain or a one-of-a kind eatery.
Tea aﬁcionados ﬂock to the Stash Tea Retail Store, which features hundreds of varieties of loose-leaf and bagged teas made with leaves from around the globe. As one of the ﬁrst internationally recognized tea brands, Stash Tea remains to be one of the pioneers of Oregon tea.
Another option for the power shoppers: Take a drive down HWY 26 to 4 The Streets of Tanasbourne. Mixing European charm with shopping center convenience, this is a great place to meet for dinner. Enjoy tax-free shopping at more than 50 fabulous shops, or grab something to snack on at Buffalo Wild Wings or P.F. Chang’s before searching for great buys at Macy’s, REI, Abercrombie & Fitch or Coldwater Creek.
An entirely different option is Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton. This sister location to the famed Powell’s City of Books in downtown Portland is an ideal addition to a Washington County shopping itinerary. At 32,500 square feet, ﬁlled with new and used books, appearances by noteworthy authors, and a knowledgeable, book-loving staff, this bookstore is a haven for bibliophiles.
For more shopping ideas and a map to these locations, download the WCVA Shopping Guide.
The fall and winter holidays are upon us which means we are in for a very exciting season here at The Grand Hotel Bridgeport. Don’t miss the following events happening at Bridgeport Village, one of the premiere shopping destinations in the Pacific Northwest (and our neighbor!). Reserve the Grand Shopping Package and you’ll receive a $25 Bridgeport Village gift card with your stay!
Visit www.bridgeport-village.com to stay current on all events and store promotions!
Halloween Family Fun Festival: Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2-5pm
Powered by Radio Disney
Civil War Pep Rally: Wednesday, Nov. 23 4-8pm- Ducks vs. Beavers!
The Beatniks FREE Concert & Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Nov. 25 6-8:30pm
Bridgeport Village is the Pacific Northwest’s preeminent fashion and lifestyle shopping center. Consisting of 500,000 sq.ft., the center offers an outstanding and enviable array of the regions first and exclusive one of a kind and internationally renowned stores and boutiques including Cole Haan, The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, Z-Gallerie, Eileen Fisher, MAC Cosmetics, Tommy Bahama, Under U 4 Men along with the only Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Francesca’s Collections, Hot Mama and Coldwater Creek Spa and the largest Regal Cinema in the state — now with an IMAX Theater.
Bridgeport Village is the Pacific Northwest’s preeminent fashion and lifestyle shopping center. Consisting of 500,000 sq.ft., the center offers an outstanding and enviable array of the regions first and exclusive one of a kind and internationally renowned stores and boutiques including Cole Haan, The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, Z-Gallerie, Eileen Fisher, Patrick James, MAC Cosmetics, Tommy Bahama, Under U 4 Men along with the first Coldwater Creek Spa and the largest Regal Cinema in the state — now with an IMAX Theater.
Visit www.bridgeport-village.com to see a complete list of Center Events and a current list of Store Promotions and Sales
Here are some upcoming events for Fall 2011:
Girls’ Night Out:Thursday, Sept. 15 Enjoy extended happy hours, exclusive offers, special savings and a free gift with $25 purchase. 5:00-9:00pm
Very Engaging Bridal Event: Sunday, Sept. 25: Brides-to-be can find all of their wedding needs in one place at a Very Engaging Bridal Event presented by Bridgeport Village & Portland Bride and Groom 11:00am-4:00pm
Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale: September 24 & 25 11:00am-4:00pm
Halloween Family Fun Festival: Sunday, Oct. 30
Civil War Pep Rally: Wednesday, Nov. 23
The Beatniks FREE Concert & Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Nov. 25
Does back to school shopping have to be a chore? NO! Do you have to be a student (or a parent of a student) to enjoy tax-free back to school shopping sales and deals? NO! Our close proximity to two of the top shopping destinations in the Northwest make us a hot spot for shoppers to stay; so we have created Grand Shopping Package to accommodate you.
When you reserve your Grand Shopping Package, you will receive
- A one nights stay in one of our luxurious rooms;
- A $25 gift certificate to either Woodburn Company Stores or Bridgeport Village;
- Our unique “shopper’s survival kit,”;
- a $5.00 gift card to Starbucks.
Hotel amenities include complimentary covered parking, hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool and fitness center.
Call the front desk at 866-968-5757 for more info or to reserve your shopping package today!
Bridgeport Village in Tigard Oregon just outside of Portland, Oregon and steps away from our hotel. Stores and boutiques include Coach, Cole Haan, The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, Z-Gallerie, Eileen Fisher, Patrick James, MAC Cosmetics, Tommy Bahama, Under U 4 Men (and much more) along with the first Coldwater Creek Spa and the largest Regal Cinema in the state — now with an IMAX Theater. Reserve the Grand Shopping Package and you’ll receive a $25 Bridgeport Village gift card with your stay.
Woodburn Company Stores
Woodburn Company Stores is the largest outlet center in Oregon with big-name brands and outlet savings at more than 95 stores, including: adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Columbia Sportswear, J.Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Factory Store, The North Face, Under Armour and more! Located just 25 minutes south of Portland, off I-5 at Woodburn Exit 271. Reserve the Grand Shopping Package and you’ll receive a $25 Woodburn Company Stores gift card with your stay.
With warm weather her to stay, get outside and enjoy these fun activities sponsored by our friends at Bridgeport Village!
Camp Bridgeport: Wednesdays July 7th-August 24th, 10:30am-12:30pm at Center Court
This is a great time for kids! Each week features a new theme, from dancing to science, with lots of fun and engaging activities for kids of all ages.
July 20 –Aaron Nigel Smith
July 27 – Dragon Theater Puppets
August 3 – Gymboree
August 10 – My Masterpiece Art Studio
August 17 – Kitchen Kids Culinary Camp
August 24 – MVP Dance Elite
Summer Concert Series: Thursdays July 7 through August 25 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Youth Performers from the Tualatin-Tigard School District will perform from 5:30 -6pm before every concert through July 28.
July 21: Stone in Love – Journey Tribute Band; School of Rock Show band from Tualatin High
July 28: Hit Machine – 4 Piece rock band covering hits from all eras; Vocal Effect – Band from Tualatin High
August 4: Oncore – Soul and Funk from a nine member band
August 11: Apple Jam – Playing 15 never released Beatles songs!
August 18: GruVBox- Disco, Dance, Retro, Millennium and Motown favorites
August 25: The Beatniks – Music from the 60s and 70s
While staying at the the Grand Hotel Bridgeport, take an easy walk to the shopping oasis of Bridgeport Village. In addition to dining, shopping, not to mention the best movie theater in the area, this week Bridgeport Village will be offering their free Summer Concert Series.
This free, all ages concert series also offers adult beverages and outdoor seating to enjoy the music. The event runs every Thursday evening until 8/25, from 6:30 to 8:30, and every concert is preceded with youth performances by students from Tigard-Tualatin School District.
On 7/7, Keegan Smith and the Fam brings their Soul, Funk, Pop, Reggae sound that is a real pleasure to listen to. They were voted Best Free Concert by the Oregonian, AND Best Live Performance at the 2011 Portland Music Awards. And since we are always on the lookout to support sustainability initiatives, check out Keegan Smith’s latest project, GreenLight.
On 7/14, the party continues with Cool-Ade, a band whose musical repertoire spans 3 decades of hits to dance to!
Of course, the outdoor mall is an attraction unto itself, and a great way to enjoy some shopping and sunshine simultaneously. Also, check in with Bridgeport Village for more upcoming events including the Sidewalk Sale July 14-17.
Shoppers at Bridgeport Village are in for a special springtime treat! The center will be featuring stunning garden and landscape displays for the public to enjoy through May 10 as part of the VaVaBloom Landscape Displays!
Drop by for some inspiration for your own garden or to simply enjoy these wonderful designs.
Participating Landscape companies include
- Autumn Leaf Landscaping
- Garden World
- Green Leaf Design
- Green Thumb LandscapingMarshall Gardens
- Southwest Landscape
Just look at some of the displays from last years VaVaBloom Landscape Display event.