154 hours of films, workshops, networking, parties, talks, and more

2014 Portland Film Festival

Event date: Aug 26, 2014 Sep 1, 2014
Event location: various locations in Portland
Portland Events: 2014 Portland Film Festival

Even in its inaugural year in 2013, organizers of the Portland Film Festival considered their event to be “the best little film festival in the world.” Here’s why: Each year, more than 100 domestic and international independent films are screened at some of your favorite indie cinemas. There are networking events and parties. There are visits by Oscar winners, panels led by working actors, and more...

Event location: Various locations
Portland Events: Pop & Paint’s August Events

Pop & Paint does just that: Multiple times a month, local artists pop up in bars or restaurants around town and teach you how to paint in a casual, intimate environment. Organized by owner Angie Gordon, you show up with your artist's beret on (literally or figuratively) and professional Portland artists will be ready to instruct you. Starting with an original piece of artwork, which you’re to use as a more...

Watch Vaux's Swifts prepare to roost for the night

Swift Watch 2014

Event date: Sep 1, 2014 Sep 30, 2014
Event location: Chapman Elementary
Portland Events: Swift Watch 2014

What:Watch Vaux's Swifts prepare to roost for the night When:One hour before sunset, each night in September Where:Chapman Elementary School in northwest Portland Portland Audubon expects Vaux's Swifts to use the Chapman Elementary School chimney as an evening roost during their fall migration. Grab a seat on the school lawn and in neighboring Wallace Park to watch and listen as the birds gather overhead. On more...

Event date: Sep 6, 2014
Event location: St. Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 7715 SE 92nd Ave.
Portland Events: Naturescaping Basics Workshop in East Portland

Less water. Less Work. More time. Learn how to design a low-maintenance, chemical-free landscape that conserves water and minimizes pollution, all while saving you time, money and energy! You’ll get natural gardening and landscape design tips, take a field trip to a nearby naturescaped garden, and receive a comprehensive workbook and a native plant to get started! Space is limited and advanced registration is more...

Raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Event date: Sep 7, 2014
Event location: Portland International Raceway
Portland Events: 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's

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. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s more...

Event date: Sep 9, 2014
Event location: Bridgeport Brew Pub, 1318 NW Northrup St.
Portland Events: Back to School with SEMpdx

You're invited to join SEMpdx on September 9,5PM to 7PM, for a little networking, anhour long presentation and Q&A, then another half hour of hang around time. Hope to see you there! Presentation Title: Back to School Date & Time: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, 5PM to 7PM. Presentations start at 5:30PM. Speakers: Check back soon for information on our special guest speaker! Location:Bridgeport Brew Pub, more...

Event date: Sep 13, 2014
Event location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 4244 SE 91st Ave.
Portland Events: Naturescaping Basics Workshop in Lents

Less water. Less Work. More time to enjoy your yard! Learn how to design a low-maintenance, chemical-free landscape that conserves water and minimizes pollution, all while saving you time, money and energy! You’ll get natural gardening and landscape design tips, take a field trip to a nearby naturescaped garden, and receive a comprehensive workbook and a native plant to get started! Space is limited and more...

Event date: Sep 20, 2014
Event location: Northwest Library parking lot, 2300 NW Thurman St.
Portland Events: 8th Annual Slabtown Community Festival

Named for the lumber mills that once occupied the neighborhood in the early 1900s, the residents of NW Portland’s Slabtown are ready to commemorate the history of their hood and the local businesses that now reside there as they celebrate the eighth annual Slabtown Community Festival on Saturday, September 20. Featuring a long afternoon of live music, kids’ activities (like a bounce house, crafts and face more...

Learn to Build a Rain Garden

Rain Garden 101 Workshop—FREE!

Event date: Sep 21, 2014
Event location: BES Water Pollution Control Lab, 6543 N Burlington
Portland Events: Rain Garden 101 Workshop—FREE!

Learn to build a rain garden! A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. This workshop provides step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. You’ll find out how to decide the best size & placement, which plants to choose, and how to maintain your new rain garden. Participants receive a free how-to manual, more...

New 10K and 5K event will bring energy, music and arts to Mt. Tabor Park

Volcano Race PDX to Support Arts in Local Schools

Event date: Sep 28, 2014
Event location: Mt. Tabor Park, park entrance at SE 69th & Yamhill
Portland Events: Volcano Race PDX to Support Arts in Local Schools

Young Audiences’ road race returns with a new name and a brand new location! Volcano RacePDXwill gather runner of all ages to Mt. Tabor Park for a family-friendly event that celebrates and supports the arts in our community. This is the running eventwhere art takes first place!Volcano RacePDXfeatures professionally timed 10K and 5K courses, a Kids Dash,pre-run yoga, a post-race beer garden, live music, and arts more...