Portland Summer 2013 on the Cheap

Portland on the Cheap is on holiday hiatus, we leave you with these fine events, happenings and summer traditions to get you through the summer!


– The Oregonian gives their picks on theater, music, dance, visual arts, live music and outdoor events.

Willamette Week publishes their summer guide next Wednesday, June 19th!

– The Portland Mercury will have their own summer guide published soon, so check back on June 26th.

– “101 Things To Do: Your summer guide to fun events and activities,” by the Pamplin Media Group (Portland Tribune).

PDX Pipeline: your reliable source for everything, week by week; be sure to enter to win free tickets for events throughout the year.


Summer Free For All 2013 – lists schedules for concerts in the park, movies in the park, Washington Park Summer Festival, playground program (with free healthy lunch for kids), free open swim times and more.

Downtown Portland happenings, events, itineraries and more brought to you by Downtown Portland and the Downtown Marketing Initiative. June is ‘Dining Month’ and features over 80 participating restaurants that offer 3 courses for $29.

Pioneer Courthouse Square summer events includes the Microsoft Grand Opening Concert with weezer, the Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series, Flicks on the Bricks, Portland Farmers Market, the 18th annual Yoshida’s Sand in the City, India Festival and Festa Italiana.

Sunday Parkways: June 23rd, July 28th, August 25th and September 29th.

Multnomah County Library offers incredible programs throughout the year including author talks, storytelling, computer classes, book clubs, free performances, festivals and much more. The improved web site events listings makes it much easier to see what is going on every day. If you live in Washington County, please click here and if you live in Clackamas County, please click here for similar community happenings.

(in order of event)

– From Josh: I run a guitar lesson business and would like to offer a good deal to your readers. A free guitar lesson and a coupon for $10s off a month of lessons.

– From Nicole at Concordia University: Free Summer 2013 Events on Campus….We hope you’ll join us for the following free, public, summertime events at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St. in Portland, unless otherwise noted. (POTC note: events include story time, information sessions, movies on the green, opera in the park and more)

– From the Hollywood Theatre: The Hollywood Theatre is joining forces with Lompoc Brewery to bring you a fabulous night of The Terminator and cold beer. The event will happen this Friday, June 14 with The Terminator 1 at 7:30pm and The Terminator 2 at 9:30pm. Lompoc Brewery will also host a happy hour from 6-7pm showcasing their wide range of sci-fi themed beer.

– From Kate: Romeo and Juliet, FREE, Saturday June 15th, 7:00pm at Theater! Theatre! located at 3430 SE Belmont.

Gender-bent Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare’s tale of woe as you’ve never seen it before, performed as part of Fuse Ensemble’s OutWright Theatre Festival: The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival performs using the same techniques as they did in Shakespeare’s own time, which means limited rehearsal; an onstage prompter; fast paced, energetic acting; and lots of audience interaction.

– From Deanna: Woodstock Farmers Market’s Solstice Celebration, Sunday June 23rd, 10:00am – 2:00pm. The popular Woodstock Farmers Market celebrates the beginning of summer with a Solstice Celebration. Bring the whole family for live music, delicious food, and free kids’ activities! There will also be fresh produce, meat, cheese, and more from our 30+ vendors.

– From DVK: Authors in Pubs is celebrating it’s 24th show, (yup that’s 2 years), in a ‘BIG’ way. We will have three musical groups, three artists and 16 authors,essayists,poets and journalists from around the USA. Monday, July 1st 7:30pm – 9:30pm at the Jack London Bar. Event is free, donations encouraged.

– From Jeanne: Join us Wednesdays in July 2013 (10th–31st) for the fourth annual Sundown concerts and showcase. Sundown celebrates the intersection of music, green living and community wellbeing. Hosted at Ecotrust’s Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center Parking Lot, the free outdoor concerts bring together top local musical acts and the Innovation Showcase, featuring an exciting group of innovators working in the Pacific Northwest.

– From Darcy: Celebrate summer in Oregon at “Eat Your Berries! The Oregon Berry Festival”.

Come down to the Ecotrust Building in Portland, July 12th & 13th to taste and buy some of the season’s best berries and also sample amazing products made with Oregon’s berry bounty – There will be ice creams, pies, cobblers, jams, strawberry shortcake plus the unexpected taste treat like Marionberry BBQ sauce, red raspberry spirits, cranberry chocolates, natural blueberry soda and much more. This is a fun family event with a children’s activities, live entertainment on the “Blues Berry” stage, a Gala Berry Dinner and a chance to win a bike filled with berry goodies and eat your fill of Oregon berries. Admission to the festival is free! Open from 12PM to 6PM on Friday, July 12th and 11AM to 4PM on Saturday, July 13th.

– From Michael: Festa Italiana, Thursday – Saturday August 22nd – 24th.

Have a great summer Portland, we’ll see you back in the fall!

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