Wrangle up the family and head to Dairyville: Oregon’s oldest diary transforms into an authentic Western town. Learn how to turn scraps into compost with the help of wriggly worms. Enjoy tapping and traipsing with a woodpecker nature walk at Tryon Creek. Or let the whole family stay up late and enjoy the spectacle that is the Rose Festival Starlight Parade.

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Westside

Starlight Parade (pictured)
From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community. Sat. 8:30 pm -11:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Japanese Garden Ikebana Exhibit
Explore imaginative ikebana arrangements at the Sogetsu School of Ikebana’s annual exhibition at the Garden. Sat & Sun. 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Free with Garden admission. All ages. Event details.

Eastside

Guided Nature Walk: Woodpeckers
Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap. Go on a guided nature hike in search of woodpeckers. Sat. 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm. Free. All. Event details.

Alpenrose Dairy’s Dairyville
Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville, a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre dairy farm. Sundays, June 2 through August 25th. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Worm Composting Workshop
Learn everything you need to know about worm composting as a family AND take home a worm bin, full of red wiggler worms! Sat. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Zenger Farm. $25-$5-/family (sliding scale). All ages. Event details.

All Ages Bhangra Dance Party
Enjoy early dance lessons, snacks, and alcohol-free, family-friendly fun at the Viscount Dance Studio with DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. Sun. 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. $5. All. Event details.

What are your plans this weekend?

–Cheyenne Terbrueggen