Whether you’re extending a business trip, tacking a few days onto a pre-existing trip to Portland or want to plan a fun early summer getaway near Portland, take a look at our list of 10 can’t-miss June events.
10 Must-Do June Events
1. Travel to a Medieval Village
Faire in the Grove invites you to experience the Middle Ages and the Renaissance from the front lawns of the McMenamins Grand Lodge (June 3-4; free). The faire brings a touch of whimsy with live music, dance, juggling and even armored combat!
2. Geek Out on Old Cars
Roll into the Washington County Fair Complex for an impressive display of Mustang Wranglers at the annual All Ford Show and Swap Meet (June 3; $5). A week later, Old Town Sherwood revs up its engines for the Cruisin’ Sherwood event with more than 500 hot rods, classic cars and vintage military vehicles (June 10; free)
3. Lace up Your Sneaks
June is gearing up to be a sweat-session in the Tualatin Valley with amazing running events:
- Terrain Race (June 3; $20-$35)
- Blender Dash (June 3; $20)
- Hood to Coast Race Series: Helvetia (June 10; $75-$80)
4. Slow Down and Smell the Roses
The Friends of Historic Forest Grove hosts June’s quaintest offering, the Annual Garden Tour (June 4; $7-$15). Stroll the historic homes to see their takes on drought-resistant gardens, as well as a peek into vintage clothing, handmade quilts and more.
5. Dear Ol’ Dad
If your dad is the kind of guy who says he doesn’t need anything, then treat him to a weekend getaway in the Tualatin Valley. Our itinerary is here to help.
6. Sweet Strawberry Treats
After a long winter and rainy spring, strawberries are the first rewards of summer. Make like a shortcake and go wild on strawberries at the Dixie Mountain Grange Strawberry Festival (June 17-18; free).
7. Catch a Show
June in Oregon is bound to have a few rainy days, which provides the perfect excuse to duck into one of the Tualatin Valley’s amazing theater’s for a live performance. Here’s what is behind the curtain:
- The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd with HART Theatre (Through June 18; $13-$17)
- The Tempest with the Experience Theatre Project (June 23-July 8; free)
8. Summer Star Gaze
Welcome summer not with the sun, but the moon. The OMSI Star Party celebrates the vernal equinox with stargazing at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park (June 17; $5 parking)
9. Float On
After watching the stars dot the sky, allow brightly bobbing air balloons to ignite your wonder. For thirty years, the Annual Festival of Balloons has been bringing a majestic sight to Tigard (June 23-25; $3-$5)
10. Competitive Tailgating Play
The Oregon Championships of Cornhole returns to the Tualatin Valley for two days of elevating your favorite tailgating sport (June 23-24; $45). Toss away!
With so much to do, book a hotel package for a great deal on accommodations.