SK&H Weekend Picks – Soap Box Derby, Tractor Pulls & Art in the Garden

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With the hottest days of summer now upon us, SK&H has put together a list of cool weekend events to attend. This weekend’s offerings include family friendly activities that everyone can enjoy! So get out there and have some fun!

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Adult Soap Box Derby
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Now in its 18th year, the PDX Adult Soap Box Derby continues a beloved summertime tradition at Mt. Tabor Park—a community event that draws crowds of 7,000-10,000 people to watch a colorful and sidesplitting spectacle of 40-plus coaster cars powered only by gravity, whimsy, and attitude. At the end of the day, winners are selected to receive awards for speed, engineering, art, crowd pleasure and several other categories.

Cost: Free!

Banks Barbecue and Tractor Pull
Saturday-Sunday, August 20 – 21, 2016

In the early 1940’s there was an event called The Harvest Ball, which was held in Roy. The ball was stopped during the war years and then, when the men came back home, there was an interest in dances with “all the trimmings”. Some of the young men at that time got together in June of 1946 at the Banks School grounds and had what they called a Bar-B-Q. It has grown into what is now the Banks Barbecue and Tractor Pull. This event includes BBQ sandwiches, a beer garden, parade, a combine demolition derby, and of course, tractor and truck pulls.

Cost: $10/13 for adults, $5/7 for children. Family passes are available.

Vine and Dine
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Taste 35 Northwest wines paired with sweet and savory bites at Vine & Dine in Multnomah Village. Practice finding aromatic elements in your glass and enhance your wine tasting skills with the unique interactive aroma sampling exhibit. As to not adulterate the wine, this is a “no scent” event – no cologne or perfume, please.

Cost: $33 general admittance

Art In The Rose Garden
Sunday, August 21, 2016

See works by 36 local artists on display at Art in the Rose Garden at Peninsula Park. The event, which features quality, affordable art from Pacific Northwest artists, is free and open to the public. Come help us celebrate roses, the arts, and the community at one of Portland’s most beautiful gardens.

Cost: Free!

18-Course Dinner
Sunday, August 21

You don’t want to miss this one: Nomad.PDX Executive Chef Ryan Fox and Sous Chef Ali Matteis join forces for a one-night-only 18-course dinner at Nomad’s pop-up digs. End the weekend with tastes of some of the best food there is to offer. Taking place at KitchenCru, 337 NW Broadway. Seatings start at 6 p.m.

Cost: $110+gratuity, $60 for drink pairing