Super hot weekend for the first Oregon Walkways, the 19th annual PDX Adult Soap Box Derby, the Jade International Market, Sunday Parkways, Shakespeare, movies, and concerts in parks – and more!
Join Better Block PDX and Oregon Walks for the first ever Oregon Walkways: a celebration of public space along the historic Portland Park Blocks – north and south of Burnside. Kick-off walk from SW Ankeny & Broadway (Ankeny Square by Bailey’s Tap Room) to the International Open Street Summit at PSU at 11am on Saturday. Open to all ages and abilities.
PDX Adult Soap Box Derby
CAMARADERIE, COMPETITION, AND COMMUNITY
Portland’s PDX Adult Soap Box Derby is a 100 + volunteer-fueled grass roots community event traditionally held the third Saturday in the month of August.
Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their metal to their mettle. These pages are dedicated to all those who have spilled their blood, or even worse, spilled their BEER. We thank the community and our beloved volcano for allowing us to tickle her spine.
“FLEXING PORTLAND’S CREATIVE MUSCLE SINCE 1997”
Jade International Night Market
The Jade International Night Market takes place every year and provides a unique cultural event that reflects the diversity of the Jade District communities. We envision an event that supports and roots the Jade District community in place, while providing an opportunity for community members and businesses to benefit economically from the event.
Sunday Parkways – Southeast
City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city’s largest public space – its streets – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while fostering civic pride, stimulating economic development, and represents the community, business, and government investments in Portland’s vitality, livability, and diversity.
Ongoing – in the Parks
Movies in the Park
- Fri, August 19 – Floyd Light Middle School (10800 SE Washington St) – Toy Story 3
- Sat, August 20 – Sewallcrest Park (SE 31st & Market St) – Best in Show
Flicks on the Bricks – and Pioneer Courthouse Square
- Fri, August 19 – The Sandlot (PG) with pre-movie entertainment by Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival
OPS Fest brings a new style of Shakespearean performance to the Portland area by reviving the old.
This weekend’s performances at Gabriel Park (SW 45th Ave & Vermont Street):
- Twelfe Night – All Male Cast – Sat. Aug. 20 @ 2PM
- Richard III – All Female Cast – Sat. Aug. 20 @ 7PM