Portland is all about community and this weekend there are plenty of activities and events geared toward bringing families together. Hit the Latin Festival or Walk With the Immigrants. Whatever you choose to do, use your time together as an opportunity to teach your kids how important coming together as one big tribe is here in our beloved home town. Read on to find out more.

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Attend Portland Art Museum for $5 After 5 p.m.
Every Friday evening, you are invited to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m.

Here’s what What the museum has in store:
-Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub.
-Unique tours and games—like slow looking and Game of Thrones tours.
-Twitter and Instagram happenings like photo booths and Twitter takeovers.
-Art Guides—friendly folks ready to answer questions and help you make the most of your visit.

Fri. Event Details.


Take the family to see Wonder Woman! Come early to hang out with Tigard Parks & Rec to play games for added fun. Movies are free and start at dusk. Remember to bring blankets, lawn chairs, flashlights and friends! Fri. Event Details.


Experience Music Together Summer Session
Nurture your child’s musical growth with Music Together®, an internationally loved, research-based music & movement pro-gram for young children and the grown-ups who love them. Fri. Event Details.

SW Portland

Attend Red v Blk Charity Basketball Game
Hoops fans who are missing basketball during the off-season will have their chance to see some great action on Aug. 18 as the Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) and Maurice Lucas Foundation (MLF) host their first annual “Red v Blk” Charity Basketball Game on Aug. 18 at Portland State University. Sat. Event Details.


Hit The Mom Made Market Portland
The Mom Made Market returns for our 3rd annual Portland Market! Come join us August 18 and 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for shopping, food and family fun at Alpenrose Dairy. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Head to Woodstock Wellness for Kid’s Yoga
Kids yoga is an ideal class for children ages 2-10 to be introduced to the foundations of yoga in a fun, safe, and caring environment. Kids will improve strength, flexibility, and coordination as they practice challenging poses, play games, and learn various breathing techniques and basic anatomy. Yoga philosophy and concepts are integrated in ways they will understand and be able to draw upon in their everyday life.

Caregivers are welcome to attend with their child, but it is not required.

Members or class card holders can use their passes to cover the cost of their first child attending; additional children can attend for an $8 extra child pass (only sold at the studio). Sat. Event Details.


Join Viva Vancouver Latin Festival 2018
Live Latin music, Dj, dance lesson, arts & craft, beer, pina coladas, wine, and Latin food all in one event. Get your ticket to S.W. Washington’s hottest Latin festival of the summer!

Featuring Dj Danny D, Son de Cuba Ojos Feos, Mazandunga Orchestra, Conjunto Alegre, SalsaNova and dance instructors: Miguel A Vazquez, Batacha Soul and more

¡Viva Vancouver Latin Festival! has committed a portion of the proceeds to benefit Clark County Latino Youth Leadership Conference mission to encourage and motivate high school students to purse higher education, or technical trade, and to ultimately seek advancement opportunities that will aid them into becoming successful in life. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

West Linn

Head to the Superhero 5K Run/Walk
morning of fun for the whole family with a 5K run/walk, kid’s Superhero-In-Training Obstacle Challenge, themed family activities, therapy animals, and Superheros from throughout the community. Sat. Event Details.


2nd annual Oregon Bigfoot Festival
The second annual Oregon Bigfoot Festival will be held Saturday, August 18 at beautiful Glenn Otto Park in the wonderful town of Troutdale Oregon. The festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. We ask a $5 suggested donation admission for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. Please, no pets allowed or outside food and drinks. Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Walk with Refugees and Immigrants
A walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!

Parks for New Portlanders, in partnership with Portland Sunday Parkways, nonprofits, and refugee and immigrant organizations, invites you to walk with Refugees and Immigrants.

Join community members and elected leaders as they gather at Gateway Discovery Park for in a one-mile walk to Knott Park, alongside our refugee and immigrant neighbors in a show of support. This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders, of all ages and backgrounds.

– Hear refugee and immigrant stories
– Enjoy diverse music, food, and other family activities

We welcome all neighbors, faith-based organizations, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and nonprofits to join us on this walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland! Sun. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti