by: File photo Clarence Mershon will be available to sign copies of his book, “Women of WWII” at the Harlow House Museum on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Live Entertainment

Music for the Cure - 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2420 N.E. Fairview Ave., Fairview. Smith's own Rebecca Bush will perform classical flute music in honor of the 3-Day for the Cure, a 60-mile walk in which she will be participating in San Francisco from Sept. 9-11. All funds raised will go directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is working to end breast cancer. The music will include works by Handel, Haydn, Cui, Bozza and Ravel; in addition to the flute, there will be cello, violin and piano. Call 503-667-6800 or visit

Music Mondays - Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays until Aug. 29, Center for the Arts Plaza, Northeast Third Avenue between Hood and Kelly streets. Music Mondays is a free summer concert series. This year, the series will include both afternoon and evening concerts. The scheduled performers represent a wide variety of genres, ranging from rock, country and folk to African and Hawaiian music. Visit or call 503-665-7800 for information.

• Francis Doo, Aug. 15 (afternoon).

• Dan Weber Duet, Aug. 15 (evening).

Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Edgefield hosts live music on the lawn throughout the summer. All tickets are available through, in person at the Crystal Ballroom box office, Bagdad Theater and Edgefield gift shop or by phone by calling 1-800-514-3849. For more information and a complete schedule, visit or call 503-669-8610. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the shows begin at 6:30 p.m.

• Adele, Thursday, Aug. 11.

• Amos Lee, Friday, Aug. 12.

Edgefield Live Music Series - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. All shows are for ages 21 and older and are held in the Winery, unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit or call 503-669-8610.

Upcoming shows are listed below.

• Great Northwest Tour: The Devil Whale, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

• Small Batch Tours: Mike + Ruthy, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.

• Merrill Lite, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

• Michele Van Kleef, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.

• Scott Gallegos, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

• Ryan VanDordrecht, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

• Skip vonKuske with Groovy Wallpaper, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

• Irish Tuesdays: Stringed Migration, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

• Crown Point, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.

M and M Lounge Music - M and M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave. All shows are free for ages 21 and older unless noted. For more information, visit or call 503-665-2626.

• Spinella's Off the Wall, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

• Dixie Wrecked, 8 p.m. Aug. 12.

• Spinella's Off the Wall, 9 p.m. Aug. 13. Live karaoke TV taping.

Park Place Coffee Live Music Series - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Park Place Coffee, 1288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Free and all ages are welcome. Visit or call 503-808-1244.

• Cody Weathers, Aug. 13.

Riverview Restaurant - The Riverview Restaurant, 29311 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale. The restaurant features live music from musicians who play a style of light jazz with subtle modern and classical influences. For more information, call 503-661-3663 or visit Closed on holidays.

• Craig Bidondo, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

• Tommy Rodriguez, Thursdays through Saturdays.

• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sundays.

Arts and Culture

'Wild Wild West' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 1, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Local and regional artists share their artistic visions of the Wild West. Featured artists include Kandi Anderson, Renae Fraizer, Gary Herd, Steve Lents, Lisa Musselwhite, Bobbie Nelson and Dennis Troxel. Visit

'Brand Fire' - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 2, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Ceramic works by Brenda A.S. Scott. Call 503-491-7309 for information.

Barn Dance and Pioneer Supper - 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site, 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. Visitors can learn square dancing and other dances, listen to folk music, bid in auctions and have a traditional pioneer dinner at this annual event. The cost is $20 per plate for adults ($15 for members) and $10 for ages 4-12 by reservation only. Not hungry? Join in after 6 p.m. for music and dancing, $10 per person, with or without reservations. Call 503-637-6324 or visit for information.

Out and About

History Book Signing - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Harlow House Museum, 726 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Local historians Sharon Nesbit and Clarence Mershon will sign books during the Troutdale Historical Society's Third Saturday event, when all three museums are open. Nesbit's new book, 'Sunny with Occasional Tirades,' features 100 of her columns from her career at The Outlook. Mershon has written several books on local history that he will sign, including his latest book, 'Women of WWII.' Call 503-661-2164 for information.

Limited-Edition Beer Tasting - 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, McMenamins Edgefield, Distillery Bar, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Sample a new small-batch beer, handcrafted by one of Edgefield's brewers. Talk to the people who brewed it, ask questions and enjoy happy hour pricing on pints all night long. Free and for ages 21 and older. Visit or call 503-669-8610.

'Plucky Maidens' Junk Fest - 1 p.m. till dusk Thursday, Aug. 18, McMenamins Edgefield, Little Red Shed, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. More than 50 vendors will offer vintage treasures. All Edgefield restaurants and pubs will be open for this event; live music begins at 6 p.m. Come for food, drink, junk and merriment. Visit or call 503-669-8610.

Third Thursdays in Gresham - 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, historic downtown Gresham along Main Avenue. Extended business hours, live music, wine tasting, artisan booths and special promotions are a few highlights of this seasonal event. Visit or call 503-665-5990 for information.

'The Artful Garden' Tour - Saturday, Aug. 20, various places in East County. This tour will showcase seven unique gardens in Bridal Veil, Corbett, Gresham and Troutdale. Tickets for this self-guided tour are $20 (free for children) and are available at the Harlow House Museum, 726 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Maps will be provided. Call 503-661-2164 for information.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm and Heslin House Museum - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in August at Heslin House, 60 Main St., Fairview; and the Zimmerman Heritage Farm, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Explore two historic homes that are complete with furnishings, photos, exhibits and more. The Heslin House tour includes a visit to the historic Fairview City Jail and an exhibit of historic dolls from a recent donation. Admission is free to either museum, with a requested donation. For more information, visit or call 503-261-8078. Group tours can be arranged for either museum upon request.

Fairview Open-Air Market - 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays until to the end of September, Northeast Market and Village streets, Fairview. Fairview's farmers' market returns this year at a new location. Shop for homegrown goods, jewelry, artwork, crafts, organic treats and other eclectic selections. Stop by to hear live music, get dinner and do some shopping. Visit

Gresham Farmers' Market - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on Roberts Avenue. (The market is moving to accommodate the Rockin' Round the Block event.) The Gresham Farmers' Market in historic downtown Gresham provides a wide range of farm-produced food as well as flowers, crafts, gifts, live entertainment and other offerings from an assortment of local and regional vendors. Visit

Boring Saturday Market - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24, Highway 212 by the Boring Station Trailhead Park (look for signs and banners). The Boring Saturday Market has fresh organic produce and a variety of vendors, along with arts and crafts, leather goods, stained glass art, hanging baskets and more. Plants are available to trade or share. Parking is available on Dee Street west of the highway. Call 503-313-0224 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Midweek Farmers' Market - 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through the end of August, Gresham Station Shopping Center, Northwest Division Street and Norman Avenue. Pick up some fresh flowers, veggies, homemade treats and crafts and enjoy an evening out of the house. Visit

Troutdale Open-Air Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 29, Depot Park Rail Museum parking lot, 473 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Opening the first Saturday in April, the Troutdale farmers market returns for another season. Check out local merchants, live entertainment, locally grown foods and produce, gourmet cooking and arts and crafts. The farmers market continues each week through the last Saturday in October. Visit or call 503-766-2993.

Friday Night Wine Tasting - 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Allegri Wine Shop and Art Gallery, 44 N. Main Ave. Tastings are $12 unless noted otherwise. Call 503-465-1841 for information.

• Aug. 12: Wines from HM Wine Distributing with Blake Croy.

• Aug. 19: Wines of California. Dave Watson and JoEllen Jarvis will perform swing dances.

• Aug. 26: Wines from Cultavin Distribution (Oregon wines) with Joe Hegele; and Missionary Chocolates with Vanessa Holden.

Sandy Plaza Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on first Saturdays until Oct. 1, Centennial Plaza, Pioneer Boulevard and Hoffman Avenue, Sandy. The market will feature a variety of craft and food booths including kids' activities with a bouncy castle and face painting. The 12-by-60-foot Centennial Mural, painted by Gresham artist Lee Lauritzen with assistance from Craig Lauritzen, features a variety of images from Sandy's historical past as well as the present. For more information, call Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886.

Family Fun

Cinema Under the Stars - Saturdays until Aug. 20, various local schools. Cinema Under the Stars features PG-rated films, suitable for all ages, in the grassy fields of area schools. Each night will have a special theme with activities and entertainment geared for families. School booster clubs and other groups will provide concessions, with proceeds funding school improvements. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Hosted by the Greater Gresham Area Prevention Partnership. Call 503-823-0088 or visit for a complete schedule and information.

• Aug. 13: 'Karate Kid' at Barlow High School, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave.

• Aug. 20: 'Despicable Me' at H.B. Lee Middle School, 1121 N.E. 172nd Ave.

Movies in the Park - 6:30 p.m. all summer until Sept. 10, various Portland parks. Portland Parks and Recreation presents free movies and entertainment in its parks all summer. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at dark. Visit for a complete schedule. Events in East Portland parks are listed below.

• Aug. 10: 'Secretariat' at Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave., Portland. The Bobby Torres Trio will perform.

Smokey the Bear's 67th Birthday Party - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Barlow Room at Timberline Lodge. Join Smokey the Bear and his ranger friends in celebrating Smokey's 67th birthday. Activities include games, prizes, songs, birthday cake and a special appearance by Smokey. Call 503-622-2033 or visit for information.

Rockin' Round the Block - 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, historic downtown Gresham. This annual event raises money for the Mt. Hood Community College automotive technology scholarship program. On Friday, teams representing local businesses, schools, churches and organizations race down Main Avenue in the Olympic Bed Races. Saturday is packed with fun for the entire family, including activities, vendor booths and a nostalgic street cruise, featuring hot rods and custom automobiles. The day-of-event registration for the car show is $20; call Vern at 503-656-3288 for information. For information on the bed races, call Cheryl at 503-504-0242. The Gresham Farmers' Market will be on Roberts Avenue.

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