Presented by Jacobs and awarded silver medal for best beer festival from the Willamette Week, Oregon Beer Awards, the Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops.
Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. The family-friendly event features more than 50 breweries with more than 60 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and an awesome collectible mug.
21+ Entry Only Ticket: $10
21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15 presale; $20 day-of. Includes entry, commemorative glass mug, and five 3.5 oz. taste tokens
Under 21: Free admission. Note: The venue is open to people 21 or older only from 5 pm until closing at 8 pm
The Portland Polish festival is an event for families and singles, adults, and children, for food connoisseurs, music lovers, concert goers, dance enthusiasts, … It is for everyone.
For two days, there will be non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest on Saturday and Sunday, a street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer.
The event is held on 3900 N Failing Street between the two historic buildings of the Polish Library incorporated in 1911 and St. Stanislaus Church built in 1907, both located on N. Interstate Avenue in Portland Oregon. Click here for more festival details.
From Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Historical Society are an easy half-mile walk. Take the Max Train Blue Line to Beaverton or Hillsborough and exit at the Washington Park station for the World Forestry Center.
If you’re 65 years old, you and a guest get free admission and a train ride plus a lunch special during Senior Safari at the Oregon Zoo on Sept. 18.
Ride the Max Train Blue Line to Hillsboro or Beaverton or the Max Train Red Line to City City & Beaverton. A bus option: walk to SW Salmon Street and SW 18th Avenue and catch the #63 to Washington/Park Arlington Heights and exit at the zoo.
From the film festival website: “Dedicated to discovering the greatest new filmmakers, the Oregon Independent Film Festival searches the globe to find the most innovative and engaging movies of the year, to screen the best new work, alongside Hollywood premieres, together in the legendary cinema houses of the pacific northwest, as part of our mission to promote the majestic state of Oregon as a global film tourism destination.”
(OIFF)screens about 75 independent films from 14 countries with emphasis on documentaries.