A wonderful SKH Weekend is in store for our region. And a busy one too! From polo matches to the annual Bridge Pedal there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. This weekend is also time for the very French Le Diner en Blanc and the first ever Radler beer fest. Enjoy!
The social event of the summer , Polo Noir features polo, world-class Oregon wine and Grammy Award-winning live music. Located at the Portland Polo Fields, home of the Hidden Creek Polo Club, Polo Noir is just 20 minutes south of downtown with two polo matches followed by two live shows with local singer-songwriter, Redraw Frazier, opening for Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. Enjoy the Veuve Clicquot Champagne tent, Domaine Serene wines throughout, the whiskey & cigar lounge or the Widmer Brothers beer garden.
Fun stinks! Or at least it does every year at the annual
Elephant Garlic Festival. The glorious fest features garlic-flavored foods, arts & crafts, and live music in North Plains. Free.
Every summer the Columbia Gorge’s gorgeous Maryhill Winery 4,000 seat amphitheater hosts an all-star lineup, from John Legend and Counting Crows to Willie Nelson, Earth, Wind & Fire and Bob Dylan. This Saturday is all about the smooth, mellow sounds of yacht rocking legends Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald. Gates open at 5 pm.
On Saturday, August 12, hundreds of white clad diners will descend on a beautiful public space in town, setting up their tables and chairs to enjoy a beautiful al fresco picnic. As in the 30 year Le Diner en Blanc tradition, guests will not know the location of the event until hours prior, making for an exciting surprise.
The first Portland Radler Fest promises 20 varieties of beer and cider mixed with fruit soda, live music, street tents, and food specials at StormBreaker Brewing.
Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show features builders of bike frames & parts, bike films & photos, brewers, food vendors, and live music at Cathedral Park Place in North Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood.
Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of India at India Festival, with performances, food, and vendors in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.
The annual Bridge Pedal literally can take your breath away. A 7.5-mile walk or a 3 to 30 mile ride with stunning views from atop Portland bridges (and a few steep climbs) you need to register early, and bring a helmet. No dogs or skates.