Life in Portland

June 2014 Picks

It's a season for sundresses and sandals, and maybe heading to the coast for a camping trip with the family and friends. But while laying in your tent at night, do your thoughts wander back to home, and a soft, comfy bed? We can't stop thinking about homes, too, and June is simply hopping with them. Stop by sometime, and we'll help you find a house you'll always be excited to come home to.

The Hen Night Epiphany
June 7th - 29th | CoHo Theatre
Alternately hilarious and sad, this dramatic contemporary comedy - written by Dublin playwright Jimmy Murphy, directed by local Gemma Whelan, and featuring several of Portland's leading stage actresses - tells how things have (and haven't) changed for women in Ireland today. corribtheatre.org

2014 Portland Naked Bike Ride
June 7th, 10pm Onwards | Normandale Park
Highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere, this (in)famous event is a fun, friendly way to promote oil-free sustainability in human-powered transportation. Portland's version grows by an estimated 50% each year (over 13,000 riders in 2013), making it one of the biggest naked bike rides anywhere in the world! pdxwnbr.org

Portland Pride Festival
June 14th - 15th | Waterfront Park
Portland Pride Festival kickstarts a colorful month of celebratory activity and education of all people by showcasing the positive diversity, accomplishments, history, and talents of the Pacific NW LGBT communities. pridenw.org

Backyard Bird Habitat Workshop
June 17th, 6pm - 7pm | Urban Nest, 3041 N. Williams Ave.
Get inspired, and join Portland Audubon's Nikkie West as she discusses how the Backyard Habitat Certification Program can make your yard hospitable to our region's struggling wildlife populations. audubonportland.org

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest
June 21st, 11am - 4pm | Cannon Beach
Dozens of teams, both local and international, participate in this popular event, which is celebrating a 50th anniversary - making it one of the oldest of its kind in the US. The event attracts thousands of visitors, is free, and includes a concert, prizes, and a huge bonfire! cannonbeach.org