B is for boats, berries, and baskets. Experience Chinookan Native American Culture, traditional basketry techniques of our Region, as well as the many hiking and wildlife watching opportunities of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge! Build a toy boat at the Wooden Boat Festival. Or enjoy berry fun family activities and stuff yourself full of berries at the Oregon Berry Festival. Be is also for Beaverton, which is hosting music in the park and a not-to-be-missed dance showcase this weekend.


In town

Wooden Boat Festival (pictured)
See classic wooden boats, watch boats being built, build your own toy boat, and cheer as families launch rowboats that they constructed in one weekend. There will also be live music, food, and, of course, the requisite PDX beer garden. Sun. Willamette Sailing Club. 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Oregon Berry Festival
Visit the kid’s booth, grab a passport and search the festival for special stamps to win a fantastic bike, shake hands with Ima Blueberry or giggle with magicians and balloon artists while you taste the freshest berries straight from the field. Fri and Sat. 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

Mississippi Avenue Street Fair
This popular street fair features the usual items (food, beer, and vendors) as well as a great parade, over two dozen acts performing music poetry and more, and lots of activities for kids. Sat. 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Out of town

Basketry Day: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
The Columbia Basin Basketry Guild will be in the Plankhouse demonstrating materials and techniques traditionally used in basketry of this region. Sun. Ridgefield, Wa. Free admission. All ages. Event details. 


Ten Tiny Dances
This annual event showcases performing arts talent and culture of the area—from taiko to hip hop to rap—with dance movement being contained to a four-by-four-foot stage. Sat. Beaverton Farmers Market. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Tualatin Concert in the Park
Bring a picnic and enjoy high-energy Latin salsa band starring world renowned percussionist Bobby Torres. Sun. Center Street Park, Beaverton, 6:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Bobby in Beaverton? Berries, boats, or baskets? Where will you be having family fun this weekend?

–Cheyenne Terbrueggen