Life in Portland Blog

September 2014 Picks

September is great for salmon, swifts, and the last of the summery days, plus all the little festivals and events tucked away in our wonderful city - you can spend a lifetime living in Portland and never discover them all! We're experts at living in Portland, btw, and are always ready and willing to share what we know. Come say "Hi!", we'd be happy to meet you.

Fashion on the Square
Sep. 5th, 11AM | Pioneer Courthouse Square
This free festival lets you pick your new style from major & independent brands, enjoy pampering from local beauty experts, & showcases 36 pop-up shops, live music, & a bevy of Portland food carts!

The Color Run 2014
Sep. 6th, 9AM | Portland International Raceway
One of the most popular events series in the nation, The Color Run caters to runners of all experience levels, and promotes active participation in a healthful lifestyle...while being splattered in all the colors of the rainbow in the process!

Jade Night Market
Sep. 6th & 13th, 6PM - 10PM | Fubonn Shopping Center
A staple throughout Asian countries, night markets are fun, family-friendly events that include retail and food vendors, live entertainment, and a great community spirit in what is now one of Portland's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the Southeast 82nd and Division area.

Science Pub Portland
Sep. 16th, 7PM - 9PM | McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Join retired Chief Deputy Rod Englert - a 50-year law enforcement veteran - as he delves into the dark underworld of murder & mayhem with Forensic Science: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist. Bring your morbid curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!

Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival
Sep. 20th, 10AM - 6PM | Heritage Park, Scappoose
Yes, there is a festival for everything! For those of you serious about your pickled vegetables, this one-day celebration of the cabbage boasts sauerkraut eating contests, cabbage bowling, delicious food - including sauerkraut ice cream and cupcakes! - and plenty of fermented fun for the whole family.