Are you tired of summer yet? We aren’t! The events we’ve chosen for you this weekend scream SUMMER! We can’t wait to put on our shorts and shades this weekend, and have some good old fashioned fun in the sun!
July 20th – Scooperbowl
If you think there’s nothing that can improve a warm and sunny July weekend, you must have forgotten about all-you-can-eat ice cream. This weekend, the PNW’s best ice cream manufacturers will gather to bring you Scooperbowl, a sweet tooth’s dream come true! A ticket allows admission, and the sky is the limit from there. Get ready for dozens of flavors of classic cream, bonbons, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars, and dairy-free options galore! It’s a great event for an afternoon date or a family outing. The littlest kiddos eat free!
July 20th – 21st – PDX Pop Now!
Portland is known nationwide for its local music culture, and this grassroots event was designed to put a spotlight on the artists who make and support this scene. The folks at PDX Pop Now have a mission to celebrate, promote and sustain Portland’s vital and diverse music community. In harmony with this mission, they also work to connect the music community to the general public through outreach efforts. This event includes live music performances as well as locally recorded music available, including a 2-disk compilation album of this year’s best local music! This event takes place beneath the east end of the Hawthorne bridge; it is free, and all ages are welcome!
July 20th – Troutdale Summerfest
At the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia rivers lies the beautiful city of Troutdale; a lush and green, quaint, yet vibrant, community. If you’ve never been to Troutdale, this Saturday’s Summerfest is a great opportunity to see what it’s all about! Troutdale’s historic downtown area will host a giant pancake breakfast, followed by a performing arts school student showcase and a stunning parade. Events will continue with classic carnival style activities into the evening at Glenn Otto Park. Stay cool by not one, but two rivers this weekend, and have a blast at the Troutdale Summerfest! Even if you don’t stay all day, the drive alone is pretty amazing.
July 20th – Oregon Northwest Merfest
Anything is possible in Portland… even mermaids in Director Park! Yes, you read that correctly; you can meet a mermaid this Saturday, and you don’t even have to get your feet wet! Amazing things can happen when an artist’s mind is inspired to make the world a better place, and that’s exactly how Oregon Northwest Merfest was born. The Oregon Mermaids are a group of activists with a mission to educate the general public on the importance of environmental conservation through whimsical play! The event’s vendors will offer spectacularly inventive, eco-friendly items for sale! Visit with magical maritime maidens this weekend, and learn how you can help to improve our environment.