Fall is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to indulge in some tax free shopping and a bit of “me” time as you relax in your hotel room. While you are on your visit, we suggest that you be on the look out for some of these fun local events recommended by our staff:
Ongoing: Events, concerts and tastings at wineries throughout the region. See northwillamettevintners.org for details.
September Event Staff Picks
- Music Fest NW in Portland September 5-9
- Tualatin Riverfront Music Festival September 8
- Bridgeport Village Girls’ Night Out September 13
- Tualatin Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration September 15
- Very Engaging Bridal Event at Bridgeport Village Sunday, September 30th
October Event Staff Picks:
- North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting October 06
- The 26th Annual Great Onion Festival Saturday, October 13
- Smith Berry Barn Heirloom Apple Festival October 13-14
- Oregon Heritage Farms Apple Festival October 14
- 9th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Sat, Oct 20th
More Portland Events:
- Art in the Pearl – Labor Day weekend
- Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival – September 6-16
- Feast Portland September 21-22
- Portland Fashion Week October 5-9
- Portland Open Studios October 13-14, 20-21
- Wordstock October 11-14 (Portland’s literary festival)
For more info, go to www.travelportland.com
Need some tips on what to do during your next trip to the Portland area? Late summer fun and festivals are abundant throughout the region. Whether you enjoy a round of golf, shopping, wine tasking, bicycling, family friendly activities, dining or going to fairs and festivals, there is something for all visitors to enjoy.
Our front desk staff will be happy to give you recommendations or follow our Facebook updates; and you can also check the following resources to plan your getaway.
Here is a round up of some local events that we recommend checking out this month:
Bridgeport Village Summer Concert Series- Each Thursday evening through August.
2012 Oregon International Air Show August 3-5 at the Hillsboro Airport
Family friendly event features the best of the best: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, U.S. Marine Corp. Harrier Demo Team, Oregon Air National Guard F-15 fly-by, Air Force C-17 fly-by, B17 – Sentimental Journey and more.
The 2012 Tualatin Crawfish Festival August 10-11, Tualatin, OR
This annual festival features a fun parade and offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. The event kicks off Friday evening near the lake at Tualatin Commons and continues on Saturday at Tualatin Community Park.
The 15th Annual North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival August 10 – 12, 2012 Jessie Mays Community Center
“Where Fun Stinks”- The festival features entertainment of all kinds–from the kid’s stage, jammin’ blues, and blues grass, an arts and crafts mall, games a parade, a Smelly King and Queen and a beer and wine garden.
67th Annual Banks BBQ & Tractor Pull August 17-19, 2012 Banks Sunset Park
The annual Banks BBQ features truck and tractor pulls and the combine demolition derby. Banks Sunset Park is a 25 acre park featuring four baseball fields, children’s play equipment, picnic areas and Schlegel Hall which can be rented for various events.
Forest Grove Uncorked August 18, 2012 6-8pm Forest Grove, OR
Celebrate in the streets of Forest Grove for the downtown annual “Uncorked” event. This event features Oregon’s abundance of fine wineries, micro-brew beer, skillfully crafted food, fine arts, and local music talent.
In case you have missed it- the City of Tualatin, Oregon has been providing residents and visitors great musical entertainment throughout the summer!
Concerts on the Commons is a free outdoor concert series with performances every Friday night in August. The concerts begin at 6:30 PM and end around 8:30 PM. Concerts on the Commons are held on the plaza near the lake at Tualatin Commons.
Bands of all genres including rhythm and blues, contemporary jazz, big band, bluegrass, salsa, reggae have been entertaining crowds all summer. So pack a pic-nic, a blanket, bring your lawn chairs (but leave the adult beverages behind- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Tualatin Commons.)
Make sure you catch the last 2 performances of the season:
August 20 : intervision (Pop)
August 27 Aquamiel (Salsa)
Directions to the Summer 2010 Concerts on the Commons
From I-5, take Exit 289, Tualatin-Sherwood Rd. Follow Tualatin-Sherwood Rd until turning north onto Boones Ferry Rd. Turn east onto Nyberg St and proceed to the end of the block.
Everybody knows that Bridgeport Village offers a great mix of shops, entertainment & restaurants and is only steps away from our hotel. Did you know Bridgeport Village is offering outdoor entertainment to celebrate the warm summer days ahead? Be sure to check the Bridgeport Village Event Page for the most current information on the musicians and movies listed below:
Outdoor Movie Series: Wednesday Nights July 21 & 28 and August 4 &11
Bridgeport Village is launching their first annual Outdoor Movie Series on the top floor of the parking structure! Doors open at 7pm, movies start at 9pm. Under 18 not permitted without a parent. All movies are rated PG-13.
July 21 – The Blind Side
July 28 – Big Fish
August 4 – Dirty Dancing
August 11 – Love Actually
Summer Concert Series: Thursdays July 8 through August 26 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Youth Performers from the Tualatin-Tigard School District will perform from 5:30 -6pm before every concert.
July 8: The Beatniks & Ian Stephens, James Fogerty and Derek Harris (Tigard High) – Guitar Jazz
July 15: Hit Explosion-B’Elanna Rhodehamel (Hazelbrook) and Parker Ediger (Twality)- African Marimba
July 22: Cool-Ade- Euphony Brothers: Justin Lacey and Cole Sashkin (Tualatin High) – Singer/Guitar
July 29: GruVbox- Shaelynn Dalton (Tigard High) – Singer/Guitar
August 5: Keegan Smith and the Fam- Noah Hocker (Tigard High) and Andrew Olson (Tualtain High) – Jazz
August 12: Zuzo Blue- Rebecca McDade (Tualatin High) – Vocalist
August 19: The Retros- PDX Jazz: Kyle Monitor, Tristan Weitkamp (Tigard High) and Andrwe Olson and Hanna Dexter (Tualatin HIgh) – Jazz
August 28: Suprise Guest & Mhofu Marimba: (Deer Creek Alumni) – Marimba