Just your typical mid-July weekend in Portland: Timbers, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Highland Games, Berry Festival, OMSI After Dark, and more!
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
As the longest-running FREE Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi River, CPJF celebrates its 36th year with three days of world-class music. The Festival begins Friday night with dynamic Blues, R&B, and Soul. Saturday and Sunday will feature all the multiple styles of Jazz in all its glory. Keep checking our website to see who is performing this year.
The stage is situated in a natural amphitheater with a backdrop of the beautiful Willamette River to the west and the mighty St Johns Bridge overhead . . .
Oregon Berry Festival
The Oregon Berry Festival is made for berry lovers, who know it’s summer in Oregon when the ripest, juiciest berries start appearing perfect for making pies, jams and other decadent treats.
Come on down to the Oregon Berry Festival to find all the freshest Oregon berries including everything from Marionberries to Ollalieberries and the best blueberries and strawberries you will find anywhere. The festival showcases everything berry!
Portland Highland Games
The Portland Highland Games brings the sights and sounds of the Scottish highlands to Portland, Oregon. The third Saturday in July brings out the highland dancers, bagpipe bands, and athletes to Mt Hood Community College to compete. With traditional Scottish foods and activities for the whole family, you’re sure to have a great time.
OMSI After Dark: On the Rocks & Off the Grill
Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.
All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!
Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Flounders
Cascadian rival Seattle visit Providence Park on Sunday, 17 July 2016 to face the defending MLS champion Portland Timbers.
The Timbers, undefeated in their last eight league matches and currently seventh in the Western Conference standings, hope to retain their good form – and maybe even get a win – on Sunday when rival Seattle visit.
Seattle, second to last in the standings but coming off a big 5-0 (!) win Wednesday against first place Dallas, will be without their aging star Clint Dempsey, who received a red card in that same match.
The match begins at noon.
Ongoing – in the Parks
Movies in the Park
- Fri, July 15 – Irving Park (NE 7th Ave & Fremont St ) – Star Wars – The Force Awakens (2015)
- Sat, July 16 – Glenhaven Park (NE 82nd Ave & Siskiyou St) – Raiders of the Lost Ark (2015)
- Sat, July 16 – Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview Blvd) – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (1993) PG
- Sun, July 1y – Denorval Unthank Park (510 N Shaver St) – Avengers Age of Ultron (1993) PG
Concerts in the Park
- Friday, July 15 – Fernhill Park (NE 37th, North of Ainsworth St) – The Quick & Easy Boys
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 Laurelhurst Park:
- Romeo & Juliet – July 8 @ 7PM
- The Tempest – July 9 @ 2PM
- Hamlet – July 9 @ 7PM
- Hamlet – Fri. July 15 @ 7PM
- Much Adoe About Nothing – Sat. July 16 @ 2PM
- The Tempest – Sat. July 16 @ 7PM
- The Comedie of Errors* – Sat. July 16 @ 10PM
- The Taming of the Shrew – Sun. July 17 @ 2PM
- Romeo & Juliet – Sun. July 17 @ 7PM