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May 26

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2015

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop the award-winning Irises and gift shop. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Daily 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade, available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.

May 27

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2015

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop the award-winning Irises and gift shop. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Daily 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade, available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.

May 28

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2015

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop the award-winning Irises and gift shop. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Daily 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade, available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.

May 29

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2015

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop the award-winning Irises and gift shop. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Daily 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade, available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.

May 30

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2015

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop the award-winning Irises and gift shop. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Daily 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade, available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.

Gift Shop Discount Days

With the last weekend of the 2015 Bloom Season upon us we are holding Gift Shop Discount Days. As you enjoy the acres of Irises, stop by our gift shop and find wonderful gifts and keepsakes for you and your loved ones at discount prices. This will be the final weekend to purchase an Iris bouquet. Join us Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for How to Dig & Divide Iris Demonstration. This live demonstration and discussion will review the proper time and technique for digging and separating Iris. It’s easier than you think! Free demonstration, open to all. Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase. The gardens are free and open to the public.

Melanoma Research Expo and 2015 Northwest Melanoma Walk

Start the summer off by joining the OHSU Department of Dermatology and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute on the South Waterfront for a research expo about skin cancer studies, skin health education, and the 2015 Northwest Melanoma Walk. The event will include information about sun safety and protection, skin exams performed by healthcare providers, and opportunities to participate in the latest skin cancer research at OHSU.

WrestleSport Pro Wrestling

WrestleSport returns to the Oregon Convention Center with premier professional wrestling in an immersive experience. Featuring: Chris Masters vs Mason Ryan for the WrestleSport Heavyweight Championship! Also appearing: The Cunninghams, Jorel Nelson, Christopher Ryseck, Kenny Lush, Jaida and more! Doors open at 5PM for a Meet & Greet with autographs and photo opportunities, included with admission. Arrive early to select seats and meet the stars. Event begins at 7PM. Tickets are $14 in advance through TicketsWest or $21 the day of the event. All tickets are General Admission.
 Visit www.wrestle-sport.com for more info.

May 31

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens Bloom Season 2015

Tour Schreiner's Iris Gardens’ 10-acre display gardens filled with over 500 named Irises. Shop the award-winning Irises and gift shop. View hundreds of Irises on display in the Schreiner's Cut Flower Show. Fresh-cut Irises are available for purchase every day. Daily 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade, available for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.

Gift Shop Discount Days

With the last weekend of the 2015 Bloom Season upon us we are holding Gift Shop Discount Days. As you enjoy the acres of Irises, stop by our gift shop and find wonderful gifts and keepsakes for you and your loved ones at discount prices. This will be the final weekend to purchase an Iris bouquet. Join us Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for How to Dig & Divide Iris Demonstration. This live demonstration and discussion will review the proper time and technique for digging and separating Iris. It’s easier than you think! Free demonstration, open to all. Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart will serve warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also join us with their amazing sausages, curly fries, delicious elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase. The gardens are free and open to the public.

4th Annual Fallen Trooper Memorial Run

A fundraiser to help build a memorial honoring fallen Oregon State Police troopers. The May 31st event will have a Kids 1K run (9AM), 5K (9:30AM) / 10K (9:15AM) runs, and a BBQ (11AM).

June 04

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

June 11

Corks + Forks

This annual urban wine tasting event, presented by the Classic Wines Auction, is designed for young professionals, wine enthusiasts and foodies. This year’s event will feature various Oregon wineries, top Portland-area restaurants, esteemed local sommeliers and DJ entertainment. Money raised through the event supports the Classic Wines Auction’s five benefiting charities. WINE: Participating wineries include: Alexana Winery, Amity Vineyards, Angela Estate, Boedecker Cellars, Crowley Wines, Division Wine Making Company, Fullerton Wines, Jasper Cisco Wines, K&M Alchemy Vineyard, love & squalor wine, Seven Bridges Winery, Owen Roe, REX HILL and Trisaetum Winery. FOOD: Fireside, Laurelhurst Market, Mediterranean Exploration Company (MEC), Olympia Provisions, The Parish, Ringside Steakhouse, Simpatica Dining Hall, Son of a Biscuit and Tastebud will prepare an array of delicious bites for event guests.

June 13

Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers®

Cheryl Strayed had it right when she said, “Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore.” The stories that people tell at Portland Story Theater’s Urban Tellers® shows are personal narratives shaped by the truth of the present moment. Coached over the course of a month’s worth of workshop sessions, the storytellers ‒ ordinary people drawn from our urban community ‒ have a mere 12 minutes to share a story that matters to them, letting go of performing for the audience and simply being present with them. Every show has 6 storytellers and runs about 2 hours, including intermission. Urban Tellers® happens every month at the Alberta Abbey, Portland’s newest performance venue that connects the Alberta Arts and Historic Mississippi Districts. Every show is hosted by Portland Story Theater founders, Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy, who have a quirky, eccentric style and have drawn comparisons to everyone from Stiller and Meara to Burns and Allen to that crazy SNL couple, The Culps. They always deliver a dynamic show. Funny. Touching. Often surprising. The price of admission is ridiculously low and every show is like a party, with free food and affordable drinks.

June 18

Brewer's Tasting Dinner

Join us on Brewfest-eve, June 18, 2015 in the beautiful Oregon Garden Resort for our third annual Brewer’s Tasting Dinner starting at 7pm. We will serve six courses, each featuring a small-plate paired with a unique beer from one of six chosen breweries: Buoy Beer Company – Astoria, OR Crux Fermentation Project – Bend, OR Ex Novo Brewing Company – Portland, OR Ecliptic Brewing – Portland, OR Vagabond Brewing – Salem, OR Wild Ride Brew – Redmond, OR Tickets: A limited number of tickets are available to the public, and are $45 each. Buy your Brewer’s Tasting Dinner tickets online now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brewers-tasting-dinner-2015-tickets-15505301775 Overnight Package: A special overnight package at the Oregon Garden Resort, including tickets to the Brewer’s Tasting Dinner and Brewfest, is currently available starting at $239: http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm.

June 19

Alpacas at the Gathering

Alpacas will be joining the sheep and goats at the Black Sheep Gathering. If you're not familiar with BSG, it's one of the premier fiber events in the country. Visitors come from all over North America, taking classes, entering their wool and mohair in the show, showing sheep and goats, and packing the halls to buy fleece, roving, yarn, and animals. Knitters, hand-spinners, felters, and weavers find plenty of raw material for their next projects, but anyone can enjoy the animals, fiber demonstrations and competitions, and colorful displays. This is a 3 day event, running June 19-21.

Oregon Garden Brewfest

The 11th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest, presented by Venti's, will take place June 19th – 21st at The Oregon Garden and will feature 140 handcrafted beers, ciders and mead from 70 different breweries from across the nation. Event hours are Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 5 pm Sunday. The Oregon Garden Brewfest also features live music from regional bands, local food and a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday. Admission begins at $15 and includes a souvenir tasting glass and five tasting tickets (admission increases when live music begins). Three-day and VIP options are also available. Advance tickets are currently on sale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-garden-brewfest-2015-tickets-13448706443 Once on-site, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottle of water. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available to various locations in town. You can also purchase shuttle tickets to/from the Salem area. The fourth annual Oregon Garden Brewer’s Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, June 18 at 7 pm. This six-course dinner, which features small plates paired with local beers from six area breweries, is attended by participating brewers, industry insiders and a few lucky beer aficionados; a limited number of tickets are available to the public:www.oregongarden.org. Make a night of it and book a room at the Oregon Garden Resort, which is offering a Brewfest Package for $239 that includes accommodations, breakfast for two, two three-day admission passes to the Brewfest and a food booth voucher. The package is available June 18 through June 20; reserve at http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm or call 503-874-2500. For more information about the event, visit http://www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/.

June 20

Alpacas at the Gathering

Alpacas will be joining the sheep and goats at the Black Sheep Gathering. If you're not familiar with BSG, it's one of the premier fiber events in the country. Visitors come from all over North America, taking classes, entering their wool and mohair in the show, showing sheep and goats, and packing the halls to buy fleece, roving, yarn, and animals. Knitters, hand-spinners, felters, and weavers find plenty of raw material for their next projects, but anyone can enjoy the animals, fiber demonstrations and competitions, and colorful displays. This is a 3 day event, running June 19-21.

Oregon Garden Brewfest

The 11th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest, presented by Venti's, will take place June 19th – 21st at The Oregon Garden and will feature 140 handcrafted beers, ciders and mead from 70 different breweries from across the nation. Event hours are Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 5 pm Sunday. The Oregon Garden Brewfest also features live music from regional bands, local food and a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday. Admission begins at $15 and includes a souvenir tasting glass and five tasting tickets (admission increases when live music begins). Three-day and VIP options are also available. Advance tickets are currently on sale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-garden-brewfest-2015-tickets-13448706443 Once on-site, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottle of water. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available to various locations in town. You can also purchase shuttle tickets to/from the Salem area. The fourth annual Oregon Garden Brewer’s Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, June 18 at 7 pm. This six-course dinner, which features small plates paired with local beers from six area breweries, is attended by participating brewers, industry insiders and a few lucky beer aficionados; a limited number of tickets are available to the public:www.oregongarden.org. Make a night of it and book a room at the Oregon Garden Resort, which is offering a Brewfest Package for $239 that includes accommodations, breakfast for two, two three-day admission passes to the Brewfest and a food booth voucher. The package is available June 18 through June 20; reserve at http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm or call 503-874-2500. For more information about the event, visit http://www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Grow Trains In The Garden

A self guided tour of garden railways in the greater Portland Area. There will be 12 garden railways on display. Many have garden settings scaled to match the size of the railroad running through the garden. The trains pass over bridges, through tunnels and along rivers. They will include modern day diesel locomotives and turn of the century steam locomotives, plus an occasional Thomas The Tank Engine and his friends.

June 21

Alpacas at the Gathering

Alpacas will be joining the sheep and goats at the Black Sheep Gathering. If you're not familiar with BSG, it's one of the premier fiber events in the country. Visitors come from all over North America, taking classes, entering their wool and mohair in the show, showing sheep and goats, and packing the halls to buy fleece, roving, yarn, and animals. Knitters, hand-spinners, felters, and weavers find plenty of raw material for their next projects, but anyone can enjoy the animals, fiber demonstrations and competitions, and colorful displays. This is a 3 day event, running June 19-21.

Oregon Garden Brewfest

The 11th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest, presented by Venti's, will take place June 19th – 21st at The Oregon Garden and will feature 140 handcrafted beers, ciders and mead from 70 different breweries from across the nation. Event hours are Noon to 11 pm Friday & Saturday, and Noon to 5 pm Sunday. The Oregon Garden Brewfest also features live music from regional bands, local food and a Brewer’s Tasting Dinner. The Oregon Garden Brewfest is for ages 21 and over on Friday and Saturday; minors are welcome all hours on Sunday. Admission begins at $15 and includes a souvenir tasting glass and five tasting tickets (admission increases when live music begins). Three-day and VIP options are also available. Advance tickets are currently on sale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-garden-brewfest-2015-tickets-13448706443 Once on-site, a full glass of beer costs four tickets, and a taster costs one ticket. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased for $1 apiece. Designated drivers pay a cover charge of $5 and receive a bottle of water. The event is cash only, with an ATM on-site. Parking at The Oregon Garden is $5 per car; free shuttles are available to various locations in town. You can also purchase shuttle tickets to/from the Salem area. The fourth annual Oregon Garden Brewer’s Tasting Dinner will take place on the eve of the festival, June 18 at 7 pm. This six-course dinner, which features small plates paired with local beers from six area breweries, is attended by participating brewers, industry insiders and a few lucky beer aficionados; a limited number of tickets are available to the public:www.oregongarden.org. Make a night of it and book a room at the Oregon Garden Resort, which is offering a Brewfest Package for $239 that includes accommodations, breakfast for two, two three-day admission passes to the Brewfest and a food booth voucher. The package is available June 18 through June 20; reserve at http://oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm or call 503-874-2500. For more information about the event, visit http://www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/.

June 26

Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. Branch 15 35th Annual Swap Meet

Come buy sell and swap!! Antique Gas Engines, Tractors, Parts & Components, Farm Equipment and Implements, Tools, Accessories, Assorted Collectibles. Friday June 26, 8am-6pm, Saturday June 27, 6am-6pm, Sunday June 28, 8am-2pm

June 27

Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. Branch 15 35th Annual Swap Meet

Come buy sell and swap!! Antique Gas Engines, Tractors, Parts & Components, Farm Equipment and Implements, Tools, Accessories, Assorted Collectibles. Friday June 26, 8am-6pm, Saturday June 27, 6am-6pm, Sunday June 28, 8am-2pm

June 28

Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. Branch 15 35th Annual Swap Meet

Come buy sell and swap!! Antique Gas Engines, Tractors, Parts & Components, Farm Equipment and Implements, Tools, Accessories, Assorted Collectibles. Friday June 26, 8am-6pm, Saturday June 27, 6am-6pm, Sunday June 28, 8am-2pm

July 11

Portland Story Theater Urban Tellers®

Cheryl Strayed had it right when she said, “Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore.” The stories that people tell at Portland Story Theater’s Urban Tellers® shows are personal narratives shaped by the truth of the present moment. Coached over the course of a month’s worth of workshop sessions, the storytellers ‒ ordinary people drawn from our urban community ‒ have a mere 12 minutes to share a story that matters to them, letting go of performing for the audience and simply being present with them. Every show has 6 storytellers and runs about 2 hours, including intermission. Urban Tellers® happens every month at the Alberta Abbey, Portland’s newest performance venue that connects the Alberta Arts and Historic Mississippi Districts. Every show is hosted by Portland Story Theater founders, Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy, who have a quirky, eccentric style and have drawn comparisons to everyone from Stiller and Meara to Burns and Allen to that crazy SNL couple, The Culps. They always deliver a dynamic show. Funny. Touching. Often surprising. The price of admission is ridiculously low and every show is like a party, with free food and affordable drinks.

July 18

Zoolala

Join us on Saturday, July 18, 2015 for a benefit like no other. Make an investment in the future of our natural world. You can help us inspire the next generation of conservation leaders, improve the fate of endangered species and help us lead the world in conservation and sustainability. This summer soiree boasts the best of regional restaurants, live music and exciting animal encounters. It's a magical evening under the stars you won't want to miss! Guests must be 21 or over and valid ID is required. Please visit our website for detailed information and to purchase tickets- oregonzoo.org/zoolala.

Zoolala

Join us on Saturday, July 18, 2015 for a benefit like no other. Make an investment in the future of our natural world. You can help us inspire the next generation of conservation leaders, improve the fate of endangered species and help us lead the world in conservation and sustainability. It's a magical evening under the stars you won't want to miss! Guests must be 21 or over and valid ID is required. Savory Safari 5-7:30 p.m. (General admission guests enter at 6 p.m.) Get up close with Oregon Zoo animals while savoring small plates from the region’s best restaurants. Sip on craft beer and artisan wine and explore live music from The Bylines, Moon by Night and Trashcan Joe. Decadent Destination 7:30 – 10 p.m. Enjoy delights from exceptional dessert purveyors, stroll through the newly completed Elephant Plaza and get creative with spectacular face painting and photo booth fun. Round out the evening with a video presentation and dance the night away with The Patrick Lamb Band.Please visit our website to purchase tickets.

July 25

Tour de Cure, presented by Fred Meyer

Tour de Cure, presented by Fred Meyer, is more than a cycling event. It's a day full of fun and excitement where riders of all ages and levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy. By riding and raising funds you will be helping the more than 29.1 million children and adults living with diabetes every day including 345,000 right here in our community. Five fully supported routes available with rest stops every 10-12 miles to fuel your ride. When you cross the finish line you will be cheered on by volunteers and treated to a lunch, entertainment, kids zone and more. All riders who raise the $200 fundraising minimum ($50 for kids 12 and under) will receive a Tour de Cure event t-shirt and commemorative poster.

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