Oregon Press Releases


 

Oregon, Monmouth, Event Date: August 13-16, 2015

24th Annual Celebration of Zimbabwean Music and Dance, Monmouth, OR

The 24th annual Zimbabwean Music Festival will be held on the campus of Western Oregon University, 345 Monmouth Ave. N., Monmouth, OR, on August 13-16, 2015. This “everyone-can-participate” festival offers three days of workshops, many of them for children and teens. Activities include fifteen hours of free afternoon concerts, an African Marketplace and ticketed evening concerts. Valuing education as well as performance, Zimfest attracts Zimbabwean music and culture ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: June 20 to July 1, 2015

"Music Unleashes" - Oregon Music Festival to Celebrate Symphonic Works of Great Composers, Portland

The Oregon Music Festival (OMF) has announced its 2015 concert season titled "Music Unleashed." Portland-based and international in scope and flavor, the festival will run from June 20 to July 1, 2015 featuring significant works of three great composers: Franz Schubert, Bohuslav Martinů, and Astor Piazzolla. The principal venues will be First Baptist Church and Lincoln Hall in Portland, Oregon. Idiomatically a symphonic, composer-oriented festival, OMF 2015 will offer a full schedule ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: May 2nd, 3rd and 5th, 2015

Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association Presents Cinco de Mayo Festival by the Portland Development Commission, Portland, OR

The Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) Cinco de Mayo Presented by the Portland Development Commission have announced the 31st Annual Cinco de Mayo, commencing Saturday May 2nd, Sunday May 3rd, Tuesday May 5th (closed Monday May 4th) at The Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, from 11am until 11pm. This event is the main fundraiser for the PGSCAS's charitable activities and will feature fun activities for all ages ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, May 2nd, 2015

Providence Hospital and Cinco de Mayo Festival Try to Break World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Sombreros

Providence Hospital is has announced their goal to set a World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Sombreros (which will try their hardest to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records). The world record attempt is sponsored by Providence Hospital and will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm in the food court area of the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway, Portland, OR. They hope to smash their previous ...


 

Oregon, Keizer, Event Date: May 1 and 2, 2015

Oregon State Button Society Show and Sale Celebrates the Historical and Modern Button, Keizer, OR

Button collectors will gather in Keizer Oregon, just north of Salem, the weekend of Friday, May 1st (10-5) , and Saturday May 2nd (10-4) , at the Keizer Quality Suites, 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE., Keizer Oregon, for the Oregon State Button Society’s Annual Show and Sale. Keizer is just north of Salem. Collectors, dealers, tailors and seamstresses, jewelry and costume designers, and quilters and crafters of all types and ages are welcome. There will be hundreds of thousands of buttons for ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: March 28th to 29th, 2015

1st Annual Crowning of The Portland, OR Cinco de Mayo Pageant Queen

Buea Mode College will be hosting the Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant at the 31st annual Cinco de Mayo Event. Auditions for Miss Cinco de Mayo will be held March 28th and 29th at 3407 SE 108th Ave., Portland, OR, Saturday: 1-5pm and Sunday: 12-3pm. Auditions are held for ages 16 to 25 years old. Bring a headshot/photo. There is a $10 audition fee. For more information ...

 


 

Oregon, Hillsboro, Event Date: April 11, 2015

Hillsboro High School to Hold First Annual Auction and Hall of Fame Event, Hillsboro

Hillsboro High School has announced its First Annual Auction and Hall of Fame event, April 11th, 2015 at the Venetian Theatre and Bistro, 253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro. This year’s theme is Live Blue! The goals for this event are to reconnect with alumni students and staff, engage the community and to share the wonderful progress that is being made at Hilhi. Funds raised will provide for continued school beautification efforts and a new Mac Computer Lab ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: February 27-28, 2015

Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention, Portland, OR, February 27-28

The Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention will be held at the Oregon Convention Center (Hall D, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr.) in Portland on February 27-28. Enthusiastic scrapbookers wait all year for a chance to crop, shop and learn with fellow scrappers. This event is a weekend full of creativity and fun that includes education, shopping, and crafting. Leading manufacturers in the scrapping and crafting industry from all over the U.S. ship in their products, set up booths and allow ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: December 19-21

Portland Saturday Market presents Spiritsfest 2014: A Tasting of Local PDX Distillers

Portland Saturday Market’ Spiritsfest highlights local distillers who are shaking up Portland’s vibrant scene. It is all about meeting the makers of local crafted spirits and the wonderful concoctions people can create. Have a drink, catch a show, shop Local. The event is December 19-21 at 2 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR. Purchase a $5.00 wrist band with proper ID to enter the event. Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts and crafts market in continuous operation in the United ...

 


 

Oregon, Portland, Event Date: Through November 1st, 2014

Grimms’ Hooks by Katherine Ace at the Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR, Through November 1st

The Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR (714 NW Davis St.) is exhibiting the latest series of paintings by Katherine Ace in Grimms' Hooks, through November 1st. The basis for these works are the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, though few may be familiar with her chosen stories or their content- the “hooks” being an entrée in to deeper psychological investigation of these tales. Recognizable titles have been interpreted in fascinating and unexpected ...

 


 

Event Date: June 19 to September 1, 2014

Portland Actors Ensemble kicks off 45th summer season of free Shakespeare-in-the-Parks

In a city famous for its whole-hearted and enthusiastic embrace of the Bard of Avon, where you can see a production of at least one Shakespeare play nearly every weekend, it is no surprise that the theatrical community has come together for a project in which every play, sonnet and narrative poem attributed to William Shakespeare will be publicly performed in Portland within a two-year period. The beginning of the Complete Works Project coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, and will conclude on the 400th anniversary of his death. Portland's oldest continuously ...

 


 

Oregon, Oregon City, Event Date: Thursdays July 10 - August 21, 2014

Free Summer Concerts in the Park at the End of the Oregon Trail, Oregon City, OR, July 10 to August 21

The City of Oregon City and End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center present the annual Concerts in the Park summer series beginning each Thursday July 10 through August 21, 2014. These free concerts feature local artists ranging from the Willamette Falls Symphony, classic hits from the 50s and 60s, blues and more. Bring the whole family for a fun evening ...


 

Explore Oregon's Oldest Rose Varieties at the End of the Oregon Trail, Opening June 1, Oregon City

Oregon City, Oregon, May 1, 2014 - The official End of the Oregon Trail (Oregon City) is partnering with the Clackamas County Master Gardeners and Northwest Rose Historians for a special summer exhibit opening June 1, 2014. Experience some of the oldest rose varieties still growing in Oregon that were brought along the Oregon Trail with hands-on exhibits and the Pioneer Rose Garden on-site. This exhibit is partially funded through the Oregon Community Foundation's Fred W. Fields ...

 


 

Discover Beautiful, Functional Art at Nation's Largest Ceramic Showcase, Portland, May 2nd-4th

Portland, Oregon (April 10, 2014) - The Oregon Potters Association (OPA) presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, the nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. Art lovers, Mother’s Day shoppers and foodies all will find something to treasure at this one-of-a-kind, free three-day event.   More than 200 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will show and sell spectacular vessels, serving pieces, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office. Browse the  ...