With more rain in the forecast, it might be tempting to spend another weekend inside. So, to motivate you to get out of the house, this ‘hello weekend’ features special events happening this Friday through Sunday, ONLY. A UFO fest, thrifting for unique, Nordic goods, and a pets and people party – you definitely don’t want to miss out on any of these fun events! Grab your raincoat and let’s go!
UFO Festival – May 13th and 14th
Every year, thousands of visitors flock to McMinnville, a quiet Willamette Valley town located an hour southwest of Portland, to attend the city’s famous UFO Festival. Second in popularity only to the UFO festival in Roswell, New Mexico, Oregon’s annual celebration features days full of parades, costume contests, expert speakers and family fun. Get your tickets here.
Nordic Vintage and Treasure Sale – May 13th and 14th
In the market for cool, vintage Nordic collectibles, apparel, dishes, glassware, linens, artwork and other unique treasures? (Reminder: Fathers Day is around the corner!) The you must go explore the Nordic Vintage & Treasure sale, offering a large selection of gently used and new items. All items are donated and all proceeds benefit Nordic Northwest.
CineVox Dance Film Festival – May 13th and 14th
Now in its 6th year, Oregon’s premiere Dance Film Festival returns! Presented by BodyVox, CineVox features three different programs. These include both short and feature-length films from around the world as well as here in Portland. This year, CineVox will feature an evening of films dedicated to the work of BIPOC film artists. Get tickets here.
Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash – May 14th
Join Portland’s BIGGEST party for pets and people this Saturday – the Doggy Dash at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Enjoy a wonderful walk or run through Portland (with or without your dog), and/or join in for many activities: vendor booths, live music, food vendors, canine contests and more. The goal is to raise $780,000 for the Oregon Humane Society – let’s help Oregon’s animals!