Oregon was the first state to officially recognize the Labor Day holiday in 1887, and Labor Day picnics are a long time tradition throughout the state.
The largest local union picnic, which an estimated 20,000 people attended last year, is the Northwest Oregon Labor Council‘s Labor Day Picnic held Monday, September 3 at Oaks Amusement Park from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Buy scrip for hamburgers, hotdogs, soda, and beer. Play bingo, listen to speeches by elected officials (including Senator Jeff Merkley from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), and go on the rides. The American Red Cross will be collecting blood donations at two mobile units.
Visit the Northwest Oregon Labor Council website for more information.