From Father’s Day to Pride, there’s so much to celebrate this weekend and Portland bringing on the fanfare. Head to a Pride dance, hit a festival or make some cool presents for dad. Find out where you can participate in all of these activities and more.

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Greater Portland Area

Sign Up for RecTennis Summer Tennis Programs
RecTennis offers affordable tennis programs for all ages and all skill levels! The programs include Summer Tennis Camp, Friends + Family Tennis, hiit Tennis, and Next Level Tennis. Fri., Sat., & Sun. Event Details.

NE Portland

Check Out POP Club (Power of Produce)
Power Of Produce (POP) Club is a free kids program that will run at Hollywood Farmers Market in 2018, from Saturday June 9 through Saturday September 1. POP Club is designed to empower kids to make healthy food choices, introducing them to where their food comes from through fun activities. Fri. & Sat. Event Details.


Attend Oregon Garden BrewCamp

You’re invited to the 14th Annual Oregon Garden BrewCamp.Three days of incredible music on two stages with camping and beer tasting with some of the best craft breweries in the country. BrewCamp (formerly the Oregon Garden Brew Fest) is the perfect way to kick off an Oregon Summer and celebrate Father’s Day weekend!

2018 Festival Highlights include:

  • Three days of craft beer tasting featuring 60+ top breweries pouring 120 + craft beers, ciders, and meads as well as a new wine tasting area;
  • Three days of nonstop music on TWO STAGES, campfire concerts and more
  • Tent and RV Camping at the beautiful Oregon Garden – a stunning 80 acre botanical garden in Silverton, Oregon;
  • Outdoor Activities/Workshops for all ages including guided and self-guided tours of The Oregon Garden;
  • Delicious food from local vendors
  • BrewCamp Market featuring artisan goods, clothes, and art;
  • Family Friendly Festival open to all ages.

Spend the Weekend! Purchase a full access 3-day pass and add onsite tent or RV camping. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.


Don’t Miss the 3rd Annual Family PRIDE Dance
Families, friends and individuals are welcome to get together on the dance floor! Celebrate LGBTQ diversity at the 3rd annual Family PRIDE Dance. A DJ will spin fun & funky tunes, face painting, bounce house, games and more! Fri. Event Details.

SW Portland

Don’t Miss the Father’s Day Crafting Event
Show your father, step-father, grandfather, big brother, uncle, and any other father figure in your life how much you love him by making these crafts at The Craft Factory’s Father’s Day event where you will choose from one of these to decorate: a picture frame, a tie, or a mustache. Then decorate a blank Father’s Day card, just waiting for your message. Finally, enjoy some sweet Father’s Day treats! Sat. Event Details.

Celebrate Dad at Punch Bowl Social

Dads of all ages are invited to Punch Bowl Social on Sunday, June 17. Head there  for brunch to build your own Bloody Mary (surely one of the best things you’ve ever built with your own two hands) and pair with the day’s Blue Plate specials: Half Roasted Chicken with parmesan grits, peperonata and basil oil orBone in Pork Chop with miso creamed spinach, crispy fingerlings, boiled peanut romesco and scallionsPlus, grown-ups enjoy Old Fashioneds all day long. After the feast, show your kids you’ve still got game during a round of ping-pong, pinball or foosball. Punch Bowl Social locations open at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sun. Event Details.


Make Some Coffee Cup Planters
Celebrate Dad or the coffee lover in your house by giving them a planted coffee mug for their desk. This project is sure to be a big hit with kids and dads alike! Sat. Event Details.

SE Portland

Experience Midway Thriving
Does your child’s curiosity know no bounds? Do they like to explore nature and be outside? Great, Midway Thriving is just for you. Join for a morning of exploring Powell Butte with scavenger hunts and bird and nature walks. Hiking not your thing? Surely a disc golf demonstration or ‘bird of prey’ exhibit is then. Don’t miss this  fun-filled morning of activities and explorations. Sat. Event Details.

Join Litter CleanUp Day
Help pick up litter on Hawthorne Blvd. and Division St. in the Richmond neighborhood (between SE 29th and 50th/52nd Aves.), clean up graffiti at residential intersections people have “adopted”, and at locations along Hawthorne and Division in Richmond.

This event is sponsored by the Richmond Neighborhood Association, KINK Radio’s “Paint the Town Green” event, Metro, SE Uplift District Coalition, the Division-Clinton Business Association, Hawthorne Blvd Business Association, and the City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program and Keep it Pretty Rose City anti-litter campaign. Sat. Event Details.


Attend the 2nd Star Festival
2nd Star Festival presents its fourth annual Cultural Arts celebration honoring creativity of all forms to be held at Dorris Ranch in Springfield, Oregon – only a few minutes off of I-5 across the interstate from Eugene.

The grassroots mission is to take adults and children alike to a land beyond. Once you step through the gates, you will enter into a Land of Inspiration, where all forms of creativity, music, and dance are celebrated and shared.Thereare a billion ways to be creative. Most of us forget this the older we get. This event is here to remind you that we all have that Creative Spark. Sat. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti