Life in Portland

Monthly Picks | August 2017

Photo by Ian Baldwin on Unsplash

Photo by Ian Baldwin on Unsplash

ART IN THE DARK: ONE SHY OF TEN
August 4th - 13th | Mary S. Young State Park
Suspended in trees, surrounded by beauty and illuminated by the stars…A-WOL’s Art in the Dark annual performance is a fantastical evening production showcasing aerial theater in a unique, forested setting.  
awoldance.org 

THE OREGON TRAIL® GAME 5K AND 8K
August 6th, 9:00 AM | Main Street in Oregon City
Transcend virtual reality and live your favorite 1980s video game! The Oregon Trail® Game 5K and 8K takes runners on a cross-country adventure to their final destination – Oregon City! Runners will have to make decisions along the course such as whether to ford a river, go hunting, and more. Will you make it, or will you die of dysentery? Runners will receive a timed score as well as a game score.
facebook.com/events/434419040225494

OREGON BIGFOOT FESTIVAL
August 19th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Glenn Otto Park
Check out this whimsical, Bigfoot-themed festival with its atypical food and merchandise vendors. Activities include carnival-style games, casting your own Bigfoot mold, a meet and greet with Bigfoot researcher Cliff Barackman, and performances by Emmy Blue and the Squatchie.
oregonbigfootfestival.weebly.com

A GATSBY SUMMER EVENING
August 12th, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Director Park
Enjoy an evening of glamor in the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s adored literary classic at an event that is sure to be the bee’s knees. Come dressed to the nines in your glad rags to enjoy a nighttime party under the Portland Summer sky, as we tip a few together at the ritziest shindig that the city will see all year.  
facebook.com/events/117110495552023

100 YEARS OF ROSES
August 26th, 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM | Washington Park
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the International Rose Test Garden. Learn more about roses with one of the Rose Garden Tours or use the Rose Finder, a discovery guide to the most interesting blooms in the garden. Wander the garden and discover music, art, and fun for the whole family among the roses.  
portlandoregon.gov/parks/73446