The days of wine and roses are here! : May 20-26


WINE — Wineries in the Willamette Valley celebrate Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, with tasting specials and more. More:

ROSE FESTIVAL — Portland’s annual party, which includes a carnival, parades and more, will be May 24-June 9 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, downtown Portland and elsewhere. Some key happenings: CityFair, May 24-27, May 31-June 2, June 7-9; Starlight Parade, 8 p.m. June 1; Fleet Week, starting June 5; Fred Meyer Junior Parade, 1 p.m. June 5; Queen’s Coronation, June 7; Grand Floral Parade, 10 a.m. June 8. The Oregon Brewers Festival, times and days TBD, is also part of the Rose Festival at Waterfront Park. For complete info:

COUNTY FAIR — It’s 118 years old now, and the Multnomah County Fair, May 25-27 at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, Portland, signals the start of the fair season in the Portland area and beyond. “It’s a little fair, and we’re doing our best,” Mary Beth Coffey, fair producer of the Multnomah County Fair, said last year. The fair welcomes people from all cultures — celebrates cultures, actually — and provides many traditional activities of fairs: stage entertainment, barn animals, food, vendors and art displays, as well as an Encanto sing-along, free Loteria (bingo), Wiener Dog Races, a Hip Hop Dance contest and more. Because it’s held at Oaks Amusement Park, there will be carnival rides and games galore. More:,

ROCK ON! — Clackamette Mineral & Gem’s 60th Annual Rock Show will be held Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clackamas County Event Center fairgrounds, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave. in Canby. There will be dealers, demos, displays, a kids corner and a snack bar. Admission and parking are free and there will be door prizes. More:


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