Can you believe September is almost here? School will be starting soon and the weather will start to turn. Make the most of the last days of summer this weekend. We’ve got plenty of events and ideas for awesome end-of-summer activities that will help you make the most of your weekend. Read on for more.

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Swan Island Dahlias

This farm is open for visitors 6 days a week in August and September (Closed Wednesday). Stroll through the fields, display garden, fresh-cut flower stand, gift shop, and office during your visit. Please remember to social distance and bring your mask as it is required indoors at all times. They have increased our cleaning procedures throughout the farm to help keep everyone safe, including many hand sanitizer stations. Keep your distance and come enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty – almost 40 acres of dahlias! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Hollywood Farmers Market

The mission of the Hollywood Farmers Market (HFM) is to celebrate the bounty of Oregon agriculture through the operation of a community-based farmers’ market and other ventures that support small farmers and healthy urban neighborhoods. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping for your favorite local goods with your whole family. Sat. Event Details.

Gresham Farmers’ Market

Looking for the perfect outdoor venue? This is it. Purchase farm-fresh produce, arts and crafts all produced by local farmers and businesses. All vendors are wearing masks and keeping social distancing. Sat. Event Details.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Vancouver

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel their mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. Sat. Event Details.

Montavilla Farmer’s Market

The mission of the Montavilla Farmers Market is to provide a vibrant marketplace where Portland’s diverse community has access to high quality, local, healthy food. Sun. Event Details.

The Lavender Shop at Orenco

In 2003 the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market and Orenco Station retailers joined to present the Hillsboro Sunday Farmers’ Market at Orenco Station. The market at Orenco Station is open-air and features fresh, local, agricultural food and garden products, fine arts & crafts, live music and educational information. Celebrating its 17th season, the Orenco Farmers market welcomes 65 vendors, and 5,000 customers each week. The Lavender Shop is excited to be one of these vendors and is celebrating the third season at Orenco. Stop by the booth to taste and test the products and immerse yourself in lavender! Sun. Event Details.

Get Outside

Head to one of these awesome Portland destination playgrounds and let your family get their wiggles out.

Chill Out

Beat the heat with some time splashing and swimming at one of these nearby lakes and swimming holes.

Enjoy a Date Night

Can you believe it? There are pandemic-friendly date night options here in Portland. Find out which one would be best for you.

–Annette Benedetti