Portland Weekend Amusements (11-13 September 2015)

Oktobefest season is officially here with Widmer’s event this Saturday. TriMet celebrates the MAX Orange line – and Tilikum bridge – opening, Belmont throws a street fair, and lots more!

Oregon Symphony Waterfront Concert and Fireworks (3 or 4 September 2015)

Join the Oregon Symphony on Thursday, 3 September 2015 (rain date: Friday, 4 September) for the Oregon Symphony in the Neighborhoods Waterfront Concert afternoon musical festival and concert at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Chapman Vaux’s Swift Watch 2015

In September thousands of Vaux’s Swifts coalesce into a giant undulating swirl in Northwest Portland near Chapman School after spending the day eating bug. Around sunset the swirl gets more compact, like a ground pepper tornado, and begins disappearing, measure by measure, down the school’s huge old chimney.

Portland Weekend Amusements (21-23 August 2015)

A Timbers match is a nice way to start a weekend, and three cheers for fireworks and hot dogs! Sunday Parkways isn’t a bad way to top it off.

Portland Weekend Amusements (14-16 August 2015)

An amazing weekend is afoot: multiple beer fests (include one of my favorites)j, street fairs (including one of the biggest), and even a rare weekend History Pub for good measure.