Categories: Art+Culture

Around Oregon | August 2016

written by Bronte Dod

Pickathon | Happy Valley | August 5-7

Pickathon was one of the first independent music festivals to eliminate one-time use plates and utensils, making it sustainable and entertaining. Held annually in Happy Valley, the festival brings folk and indie musicians to the 80-acre Pendarvis Farm for three days of music and camping. The festival kicks off Thursday night, with a square dance on the farm.

Britt Orchestra | Jacksonville | August 5-21

Each August, musicians travel from around the world to Jacksonville for three weeks of musical collaboration. There will be seven performances from the ninety-person orchestra, all under the stars at the outdoor Britt Amphitheatre. Throughout the month, there will also be performances during the day that families can enjoy.

Seaside Volleyball Tournament | Seaside | August 11-14

The annual Seaside Volleyball Tournament in Seaside isn’t just for players. More than 10,000 people travel to Seaside each August to watch the amateur volleyball players compete. The tournament has drawn volleyball players from the West Coast and beyond, since 1982 and has grown to become the largest amateur volleyball tournament in the country.

Bronze, Blues and Brews Festival | Joseph | August 12-13

Twenty microbrews will be on tap for the twentieth anniversary of the Bronze, Blues and Brews Festival. Held annually in Joseph at the base of the Wallowas, the two-day festival highlights the best of the region and beyond, including microbrews, art and regional and national blues performances.

Bite of Oregon | Portland | August 12-14

Now in its thirty-third year, Bite of Oregon brings the state’s best chefs, restaurants and food carts to the Portland Waterfront for three days of feasting. Along with chef demonstrations, there will also be music performances on two stages. Wash it all down with Oregon microbrews, ciders and craft distillers. Expect large crowds. The event draws around 50,000 people each year.

Providence Bridge Pedal | Portland | August 14

The 2015 Providence Bridge Pedal had a record number of participants. Almost 20,000 people crowded Downtown Portland to cycle over the city’s iconic bridges in one of the country’s largest community bike rides. Now, in its twenty-first year, the Providence Bridge Pedal supports Providence Health & Services. The full ride is 33 miles and travels across all of Portland’s bridges, except for the new Tilikum Crossing.

Hood to Coast Relay | Timberline Lodge to Seaside | August 26-27

Hood to Coast is one of the largest and longest relays in the world. The overnight race takes off at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood. Racers travel down the mountain and through Portland in stages, ending at the coast in Seaside. The race has drawn thousands of runners from around the world since it began in 1982.

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