This weekend kicks off the month of June with a beautiful 80-degree forecast! It’s time to put on your shorts and your shades and head out into the golden sun. With a weekend like this ahead, your inner extrovert will be ready to play! Learn, connect, interact, and enjoy. It’s time to have some fun!
June 1st – 2nd – Scavenger Hunt
Turn downtown Portland into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Start at the Pioneer Courthouse Square and play at your own pace. Perfect for team building, family bonding, or just a fresh look at the city you call home.
June 1st – First Caturday
Laurelhurst Park is a favorite destination for pets and their people. Take a stroll around the park any day, any time, and rest assured you will cross paths with canine cuties left and right. However, you may notice an entire pet population that is not present. What about the cats? Well, the organizers at First Caturday are here to tell you that your cat has a spot reserved the first Saturday of each month this summer! First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for our feline friends. It is a day for delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing, and where cat owners can freely exchange information, friendship and joy to help make their cats happy and healthy. With or without a cat, kind humans are welcome at First Caturday as well.
June 2nd – Countryfest
Local country and western radio station 98.7 The Bull will host a fun-filled event at Waterfront Park this Sunday. Nestled into the CityFair festival grounds is the RoZone stage, where you can see radio sensations like Jordan Davis and Uncle Kracker perform their hit songs live at Countryfest! A ticket to Countryfest will also grant you a full day’s admission to CityFair, the carnival kick-off of the Portland Rose Festival. Grab the kids or your BFF and enjoy a few carnival rides before the show! Don’t forget your cowboy hat, as the forecast predicts a sunny Sunday!
May 31st – June 2nd – Vanport Mosaic Festival
This weekend is our last chance to experience the 2019 Vanport Mosaic Festival, a series of exhibits that document the forgotten city that once stood between Portland and Vancouver. The story of Vanport is both tragic and fascinating. Constructed in 1942 as the nation’s largest wartime housing development, this small city housed upward of 40,000 during its very short life, making it Oregon’s second largest city at the time. Vanport was destroyed suddenly in 1948, after only 6 years of inhabitance, but that 6 years of history is some of the most eye-opening information of Oregon’s past. The festival’s mission is to encourage Memory Activism and to educate residents of the PNW on the many silenced histories around us. As informed global citizens, we can use our knowledge of the past to write Oregon’s next chapter; one in which we ALL belong.