Embracing the Tualatin Valley’s temperate summer season, visitors find reasons to linger outside for a few extra hours. Your sun-kissed shoulders will not be earned solely by beach days and outdoor adventures. Instead, bring the sunscreen to a concert or theater event close to Portland.
For many, a winery is the ideal backdrop for a summer concert. Oak Knoll Winery is a welcomed sight with its summer concert series: Toast to the Tunes ($5 entry). Every week during the summer months, starting June 27th, Oak Knoll will be grooving with many of the Portland Region’s top musical acts. Bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs to the winery’s open greenery.
The Pacific Northwest’s premier acoustic music festival, the Northwest String Summit, returns to Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, July 18-21. Delight in some of the best bluegrass and Americana bands, while enjoying the rural and rustic beauty of Horning’s Hideout, one of the best outdoor music venues in Oregon.
The annual Washington County Fair returns July 25-28 with a weekend of carnival rides, live music and entertainment, food and more. This year’s headliners include Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Chris Janson, and Old Dominion. Tickets for all headliners must be purchased online, in advance.
A short drive from Portland, a great stage nestles itself into a lush forested retreat. During Faerieworlds (August 23-25), the stage’s performers balance the line between concert and performative theater with spectacular music, costumes and dance.
This post contains content originally published in 2018.
Post was updated by Tualatin Valley in 2019.