Life in Portland

Monthly Picks | August 2015

ART IN THE GARDEN | THE GORDON HOUSE
Aug 1st - Sep 30th, Daily | The Oregon Garden
Enjoy a day trip one hour South of Portland and visit this 80-acre botanical garden, with more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse horticultural beauty of the Pacific NW. While there, visit Frank Lloyd Wright's 1957-built The Gordon House. oregongarden.org 

NORTH AMERICAN ORGANIC BREWERS FESTIVAL
Aug 13th - 16th | Overlook Park
Two things Portlanders love – organic brewing and sustainability – come together in an annual celebration designed to raise awareness about green living. Enjoy organic beer, cider, braggot and mead, along with live music, food, and eco-minded vendors, while taking in terrific views of NW Portland. naobf.org

THE CONSTITUTIONAL
Aug 22nd, 9AM - 2PM | Downtown St. Johns  
This art party invites you to enjoy artistry in a variety of ways; view finished artworks, watch live demonstrations, participate in hands-on art making, and take in performances of art and music. Discover new and upcoming artists, and enjoy the blossoming St. Johns community. theconstitutionalpdx.com
 
THE 2015 ANNUAL DAHLIA FESTIVAL
Aug 29th - 31st, Daily 10AM-6PM | Swan Island Dahlias
Dahlias are one of the most varied flowers in the botanical kingdom, ranging from sweet little 4-inch pompons to "dinnerplate" dahlias with 10-inch plus blooms. Revel in their seasonal glory, and bring back some tubers of your favorite variety to beautify your own garden. dahlias.com