Summertime Activities

Summer is not the time to get bored or sluggish. The warm weather is hopefully helping you get outside and enjoy earth’s beautiful surroundings! Besides getting out on a walk or playing in the yard here are a few fun activities that might be going on in or around your neighborhood this summer. Although some of these activities may not pertain to you if you are not in the local Portland or surrounding areas, you can do some google searching and see if you might have similar programming in your area.  If you are in the local Portland, Oregon area you may benefit from this list.

Outdoor movies
-Parks – https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/446659
-Flicks on the Bricks – http://www.thesquarepdx.org/calendar_july2013.htm

Outdoor concerts
-Parks: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/446661
-Ecotrust building downtown:
-Pioneer Square: http://thesquarepdx.org

Concerts in the Zoo
http://www.oregonzoo.org/visit/summer-concerts

Festivals
http://www.events12.com/portland/august/
-Past, plan for next year:
Rose Festival, June: http://www.rosefestival.org
Festival of Balloons, June: http://www.tigardballoon.org
Blues Festival, July: www.tigardballoon.org

Trail Runs/Road Races/Adventure Races
http://www.racecenter.com/race-calendar/?city=Portland

Farmer’s Markets
http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org

Berry picking
http://www.pickyourown.org/ORporteast.htm
http://pdxkidscalendar.com/portland-area-u-pick-berry-spots/

Farm festivals
-Hood River Fruit Loop, July: http://hoodriverfruitloop.com
-Berry Festival, July: http://www.oregonberryfestival.com/vendors-2014

Last Thursday Art Show
http://www.firstthursdayportland.com

First Thursday Art Show
http://www.lastthursdayonalberta.com

Wine tasting
Willamette Valley – http://willamettewines.com/wine-tasting-routes/
Hood River – http://business.hoodriver.org/list/category/wine-wineries-431

Portland Rose Gardens: go on a walk, picnic or take some pictures
http://www.rosegardenstore.org/rose-gardens.cfm

Zoo – second Tuesday of the month is discounted admission
http://www.oregonzoo.org

OMSI – first Sunday of the month is discounted admission
http://www.omsi.edu

Portland Children’s Museum – first Friday night of the month is discounted admission

Saturday Market (also held on Sundays) – http://www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

Rodeos –
http://www.rodeoz.com/states/oregon

Food carts –
http://www.foodcartsportland.com

Road Races –
http://www.roadracerunner.com/races/runningcalendar.aspx?state=or
http://www.portlandrunner.com/calendar.htm
http://www.runguides.com/Portland/runs

Geocaching – (self guided treasure hunting)
http://www.oregongeocaching.org
Info about it: http://www.katu.com/outdoors/featured/101033924.html

Other ideas to get moving:
Put together a kickball game
Plan a hike
Explore a park
Go to your local swimming pool
Ask a friend to meet for a walk instead of happy hour
Plant a garden

Other resources to check current events:
http://beportland.com/events
http://www.travelportland.com/things-to-do/events/calendar/

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