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Portland Oregon Events

Multnomah Garden Club
Established 1927
Club Plant Sale Returns

Due to the success of last spring, once again on Saturday, May 21, 2011 the Multnomah Garden club will hold a plant sale for the public. Reasonably priced plants can be found for your garden from experienced gardeners in the area. Find items for the unfinished patio urns and hanging baskets, find a perfect tree for an outstanding look. Get a good idea of plants that do well in the area. Perennials, annuals and more will be for sale. Didn’t start those tomatoes yet? Don’t worry, you can find starts at the sale. Even interesting garden art and planters will be available.
Located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
3405 Southwest Alice Street Portland, OR 97219
Easy access from SW Barbur BV or SW Capitol Highway.
Hours: 10:00 am -3:00 p.m. Easy Parking. Cash only please.
For more information, email to; [email protected]


15th Annual Portland Golf Show 
February 8-10, 2008 -- Portland
Throughout the day, we will have speakers on our main stage providing tips on improving your golf game. Free lesson area, Luxe Autohaus 50-foot putting challenge, children's course club for kids, OGA & OGA golf course on the green, Oregon golf demo area, Oregon golf retail store.

Show Day & Times: Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Ticket Prices: Adults $10, Seniors (62+) $9, Students (13-17yrs), 12yrs & Under Free. Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232 , 800-791-2250

Portland Rod and Custom Show
February 15-17, 2008 – Portland
Portland Rod & Custom Show was established in 1999 to continue in the tradition of high-quality events for the Pacific Northwest. 2008 marks our 10th Anniversary and we have become the most attended Rod & Custom show in Oregon, offering the best hot rods, customs and Motorsports for enthusiasts and consumers in a family friendly environment. 2007 saw the introduction of the Rose City Award, a new top award worthy of our host city, drawing in the top cars from around the country. See the latest trends as presented by top local & national builders, all at the Portland Rod & Custom Show. Portland Expo Center. Hours: Friday 12-9; Saturday 10-9; Sunday 10-6. Contact: Hot Rod Shows, P.O. Box 789, Woodland, WA 98674, 360-225-0275 or [email protected]

52nd Original Portland Roadster Show
February 29-March 2, 2008 -- Portland
Convention Center. Contact: Portland Roadster Show, P.O. Box 55067, Portland, OR 97238, Don 503-232-4567, fax -503-234-1699

37th Portland Classic Model Car Contest
February 29-March 2, 2008 -- Portland
Convention Center. Hours: Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-7pm. Contact: Portland Classic MCC, 13640 SE Hwy SP 151, Clackamas, OR 97015, 503-655-3365 or [email protected]

PIR Auto Swap Meet
April 3-6, 2008 -- Portland
Portland International Raceway. Hours: Thursday-Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday 8am-1pm. Contact: PIR Swap Meet, 1940 N. Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217, 503-307-5420 or [email protected]

Portland Swap Meet
April 4-6, 2008 -- Portland
Portland Expo Center. Hours: Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday - 7am-5pm, Sunday 8am-1pm. Contact: Portland Swap Meet Committee, P.O. Box 1395, Wilsonville, OR 97070-1395, 503-678-2100

18th Pacific Northwest Model CarFestival Show and Swap Meet
April 19, 2008 -- Portland
Gateway Elks Lodge, 711 NE 100th Avenue. Hours: 9am-4pm. Contact: Scale Auto Builders, 136 Woodside Drive, Longview, WA 98632, 360-636-4780, [email protected]

7th ATV & Off Road Exposition
May 3-4, 2008 -- Portland
Portland Expo. Hours: Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Contact: ATV & Off Road Expo, P.O. Box 8836, Portland, OR 97207, 503-796-0858

26th PTW Spring Classic Auto Exhibit and Gathering
May 10, 2008 -- Portland
Port Trans Warehouse. Hours: 7am-11am. Contact: Portland Transmission Warehouse, 1016 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, 800-444-4556, [email protected]

Road Knights Jim Dandy Cruise In
May 23, 2008 -- Portland
Jim Dandy Drive In, SE 96th & Sandy Blvd. Hours: 11am-3pm. Contact: Road Knights, Larry 503-254-9296 or Jan 503-760-6561

Tik Tok Reunion Cruise-In
July 19,2008 -- Portland
Foursquare Church, SE 12th & Ankeny. Hours: 9am-2pm. Contact: Foursquare Church & Road Knights, Marlene 503-919-9038, Jim 503-656-7698

Road Knights & NW Nomads Highland Community Church Cruise in
August 9, 2008 -- Portland
Hightland Community Church, SE 181st. Hours: 10am-3pm. Contact: Jann 503-760-6561

2008 MVPA Convention
August 15-16, 2008 -- Portland
Expo Center. Hours 9am-5pm. Contact: MVPA, P.O. Box 520378, Independence, MO 64052, 503-805-9630, [email protected]

32nd All British Field Meet
August 30-September 1, 2008 -- Portland
Portland International Raceway. Hours: swap meet Sunday 9-4pm, show Saturday - 8am-4pm. Contact: 360-694-7769, [email protected]

32nd All British Field Meet
August 30-September 1, 2008 -- Portland
Portland International Raceway. Hours: swap meet Sunday 9-4pm, show Saturday - 8am-4pm. Contact: 360-694-7769, [email protected]

Picture Window -- Paula Rebsom
September 1-26, 2008 -- Portland
The Regional Arts & Culture Council presents the installation, Picture Window, by Portland artist Paula Rebsom in the Portland Building Installation Space, .1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland. Open to the public from 7am - 6pm, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., phone: (503) 823.51111

Japanese Garden Late-Summer Free Admission Day
September 2, 2008 -- Portland
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to invite their friends, family, and fellow community members to visit the Garden on this Free Day. Garden guides will be stationed throughout the Garden to help answer questions and speak about the Garden's history, culture, and traditions. Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, OR,  10 a.m. - 7 p.m., contact: (503) 223.1321

MusicFestNW 2008
September 3-6, 2008 -- Portland
After a successful 2007 MusicfestNW is pleased to announce its return to Portland, Oregon. This year we will feature a variety of national, international, regional and local acts all showcased at different clubs throughout town. Call for information. (503) 224.2038

Muddy Boot Festival 2008
September 5-7, 2008 -- Portland
The event will kick off with a keynote presentation given by Dr. Wes Jackson, agricultural visionary, focusing on sustainable food and farming. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday. St. Philip Neri Church, SE 18th & Division, Portland, OR.  Fee: $5.00 - $15.00, 7 p.m. Fri; 12-9 p.m. Sat; 12-6 Sunm, phone: (503) 231.4955

September 5-8, 2008 -- Portland
BUILT explores the vastly complex journeys that have made US cities what they are today. Sojourn blends performance and dialogue in this site-responsive participatory performance set in the heart of Portland's emerging South Waterfront district. 680 SW Bancroft, Portland, OR, reservations required, call for information: (503) 222.7788

Portland Dragon Boat Race
September 6-7, 2008 -- Portland
DragonSports USA presents our 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Race on the beautiful Willamette River in downtown Portland Oregon. We expect 60-80 teams from: Oregon, Washington, California, Vancouver BC and Victoria BC! Come watch the teams as they sprint down the Willamette River toward the finish line. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito Parkway and Columbia Street, Portland, OR, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., contact: (971) 222.6604

Slant 6 Club Fall Meet
September 7, 2008 -- Portland
Delta Park. Hours: Noon-5pm. Contact: Portland Slant 6 Club of America, P.O. Box 4414, Salem, OR 97302, 503-581-2230

"Prelude to a Kiss"
September 12-October 4, 2008 -- Portland
Prelude to a Kiss, by Craig Lucas, is a romantic comedy about soul mates. Peter and Rita meet and start a whirlwind romance, where opposites do attract. Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N. Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, admission: $15.00 - $20.00, time: 8 p.m. Thurs-Sat; 2 p.m. Sun, phone: (503) 205.0715

Northwest Chocolate Festival
September 12-14, 2008 -- Portland
The Northwest Chocolate Festival will feature kids and family focused (all-ages) hands-on activities with chocolate. There will be many opportunities to engage, learn about, and taste chocolate. Ecotrust Building, 720 NW Ninth Avenue, Portland, OR, admission: Free, time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., phone: (206) 855.6915

Johnny Mathis
September 13, 2008 -- Portland
Johnny Mathis returns to Portland for a one-night-only performance with the Oregon Symphony. Don't miss this special evening of romantic ballads and classic standards like "Chances Are," "Wonderful, Wonderful" and "It's Not For Me to Say." Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, SW Broadway & Main, Portland, OR, admission: $30.50 - $125.25, time: 7:30 p.m., phone: (503) 248.4335

Miracle Theatre Group Presents Dos Pueblos
September 18-October 5, 2008 -- Portland
Urgent and brave, desperately shattering the mirror of our expectations. Over time, the stories of the overlapping cultural histories of Mexico and the U.S. have warped, forcing emotions deeper and wilder. Yet we remain connected as much as divided. Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, admission: $14.00 - $22.00, time: 7:30 p.m. Thurs; 8 p.m. Fri-Sat; 2 p.m. Sun, phone: (503) 236.7253

Sportfight XXIV
September 19, 2008 -- Portland
SportFight founder and MMA superstar Matt "The Law" Lindland has teamed up with Mark Cuban and HDNet to deliver yet another adrenaline-pumping night of mixed martial arts action at the Rose Garden. One Center Court, Portland, OR, admission: $20.00 - $48.00, time: 7 p.m., phone: (503) 797.9619

Oaks Park Oktoberfest
September 19-21, 2008 -- Portland
Portland's premier German style fall festival celebrates it's 18th year at Oaks Park. Authentic food and beer, Kinderplatz for the kids featuring Radio Disney Rocktoberfest, pretzel kissing, sausage eating, and chicken dance contests, craft and import vendors, dog shows, wiener dog races, cooking shows, and more! Oaks Amusement Park, Foot of SE Spokane Street, Portland, OR, admission: $2.00 - $5.00, time: 3 - 12 a.m. Fri; 11 - 12 a.m. Sat; 11 - 7 p.m. Sun, phone: (503) 233.5777

Portland Chamber Orchestra presents Flora and Fauna
September 20, 2008 -- Portland
The Portland Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Yaacov Bergman, blends familiar favorites with the brand new in its season opener with works by Camille Saint-Saens, Beethoven, and Einojuhani Rautavaara. The concert entitled "Flora and Fauna" is a musical adventure evoking nature through sounds and images. Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, Portland, OR, admission: $25.00, time: 7:30 p.m., phone: (503) 771.3250

Rose City Rollers All-Star Team vs. Guests
September 20, 2008 -- Portland
The Rose City Rollers, an all-female roller derby league, consists of five teams and is part of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, OR, admission: $16.00, time: 6 p.m., phone: (503) 224.0368

Oregon Symphony presents Michael Allen Harrison
September 20, 2008 -- Portland
The Oregon Symphony invites Portland pianist Michael Allen Harrison and his special guests to join us in a concert to celebrate his 25th anniversary as one of Portland's favorite performers. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, SW Broadway & Main, Portland, OR, admission: $19.50 - $72.75, time: 7:30 p.m., phone: (503) 248.4335

2008 Portland Pirate Festival
September 20-21, 2008 -- Portland
Get ready for the adventure of the summer! The 2008 Portland Pirate Festival returns for two days of buccaneerin' music, dance, historical reenactments, and shopping under the St. Johns Bridge in historic Cathedral Park. N. Edison and Pittsburgh, Portland, OR, admission: $6.00 - $15.00, time: 10 - 10 p.m. Sat., 10 - 6 p.m. Sun., phone: (503) 853.1497

So You Think You Can Dance
September 21, 2008 -- Portland
Fans of America's #1 sizzling summer show, "So You Think You Can Dance," can see their favorite stars perform live as the tour comes to the Rose Garden. The show will feature hit routines from the TV show as well as original pieces created just for the tour. One Center Court, Portland, OR, admission: $35.00 - $54.50, time: 7:30 p.m., phone: (877) 789.7673

Neil Diamond
September 22, 2008 -- Portland
With a four-decade long career that has seen more than 125 million records sold worldwide, 36 Top 40 hits, a Grammy, a Golden Globe and thousands of sold-out shows all over the globe, Neil Diamond remains one of the most vital and innovative forces in modern music. Rose Garden, One Center Court, Portland, OR, admission; $55.00 - $120.00, time: 8 p.m., phone: (877) 789.7673

"Guys and Dolls"
September 23-October 26, 2008 -- Portland
Based on Damon Runyon's gritty tales of the 1930s NYC underworld, bursting with colorful characters, and with a score that features iconic hits like "Luck Be a Lady" and "I've Never Been in Love Before," Guys and Dolls promises to light up the night. Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11th and Davis, Portland, OR, admission: call for information, time: call for information, phone: (503) 445.3700

Godzilla in the Garden
November 1, 2008 -- Portland
A matinee showing of the classic Japanese film. Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR, admission: free with garden admission, time: 1 p.m., phone: (503) 223.1321

Wordstock 2008
November 7-9, 2008 -- Portland
Although best known for the Book Fair, several events actually make up the Wordstock Festival including Children's Festival, Live Wire radio show, the Night of Literary Feasts, and workshops. Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard, Portland, OR, admission: call for information, time: call for information, phone: (503) 546.1012

Opera: Fidelio
November 7-15, 2008 -- Portland
Beethoven's only opera is a towering tour de force. When her husband is thrown into prison for his passionate stand against tyranny, Leonore faces her life's pivotal moment. Does she wait and risk his death or do whatever it takes to save his life? Keller Auditorium, SW 3rd & Clay, Portland, OR, admission:
call for information, time: 7:30 p.m., phone: (503) 241.1802

The Northwest Knockdown
November 14-16, 2008 -- Portland
The 2008 WFTDA's National Championships in Portland. The Rose City Rollers, an all-female roller derby league located in Portland, consists of five teams. Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, OR, admission: $16.00, time: 6 p.m., phone: (503) 224.0368  

Dream Weaver: The Bamboo Art of Jiro Yonezawa
November 15-30, 2008 -- Portland
The Garden's fall exhibition features sculpture in bamboo—one of the world's most sustainable mediums. Jiro Yonezawa, one of Japan's finest bamboo artists, displays his mastery of bamboo using traditional forms and modern sculpture. Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR, admission: $8.00, time: 10 - 4 p.m. Tues-Sun, 12 - 4 p.m. Mon, phone: (503) 223.1321

Carrie Underwood
November 17, 2008 -- Portland
The excitement and overwhelming demand from fans for tickets to Carrie Underwood's headline tour, the "Carnival Ride Tour," is no surprise. Rose Garden Arena, One Center Court, Portland, OR, admission: $35.00 - $55.00, time: 7:30 p.m., phone: (503) 797.9619

New Kids on the Block
November 23, 2008 -- Portland
New Kids On The Block — five now fully-grown men who forever defined what the modern boy band would look and sound like — are back together for the very first time in nearly a decade and a half, and currently hard at work on their first new album since 1994. Rose Garden Arena, One Center Court, Portland, OR, admission: $37.50 - $77.50, time: 7:30 p.m., phone: (503) 797.9619

Zoolights 2008
November 29-December 28, 2008 -- Portland
Celebrate the Northern Lights, or wild polar bear nightlights, at the Oregon Zoo's annual light-time festival. The zoo comes alive as you walk through this winter wonderland of more than a half-million lights. This winter festival includes our lighted zoo train, choral and ensemble music, and our fantastic gift shop. Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR, admission: call for information, time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., phone: (503) 226.1561

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