SK&H Weekend Picks –
  Leave Pokémon Go Behind!

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The weekend is upon us! SK&H has compiled a list of fun things to do this weekend that DON’T involve Pokémon Go. Here are family-friendly activities that everyone can enjoy; great events for out-of-town guests who are curious about what makes our state so great. And best yet – many of them are free!

future Scottish Highlands dancer

Portland Highland Games
Saturday, July 16
Anyone for log hurling? Hear Scottish pipes and drums, see athletic games, taste whisky, and join Scottish Highland dancing at this fun annual event. In Gresham, at Mt. Hood Community College.

Oregon Berry Festival
Friday-Saturday July 15 – 16
Do you have a favorite? From Marionberries to Ollalieberries and the best blueberries and strawberries you will find anywhere, the annual fruit fest features vendors, berry products, music, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ crafts.  And it all takes place in the Pearl District in the eco-friendly Ecotrust parking lot. Free!

Robin Hood Festival
Friday-Saturday July 15 – 16
The Robin Hood Festival hosts an international archery tournament, a knighting ceremony, castle building, 100 craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and the Robin Hood Festival Parade Sat. at 10 a.m. In Sherwood. Free!

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
Friday-Sunday July 15-17
Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes against the backdrop of the Willamette River. An awesome setting – under the historic St. Johns Bridge – for an awesome concert series. Free!

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Course
Saturday, July 16
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 25 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud. Bands and beer, too, all at Portland International Raceway.

Antique and Collectibles Show
Saturday-Sunday July 16-17
Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show. Nearly 1500 vendors selling furniture, glassware, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys. Find it all at Portland Expo Center.