Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

Weekend TO-DOs for Aug. 24

Live Entertainment

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 mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.

Upcoming shows are listed below.

• Old Yellers Duo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.

• Jack McMahon, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

• Whiskey Puppy, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.

• James Faretheewell, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

• Lynn Conover and John Mitchell, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

• My Three Travellers, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

• Irish Tuesdays: Hanz Araki Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

• Rob Stroup and Naomi Hooley, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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 facebook.com/mmlounge.gresham or call 503-665-2626.

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

• Saturated Phats, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.

• Radiophyler, 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

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 parkplacecoffee.com or call 503-808-1244.

• TwoRivers Music, Aug. 27.

• Zay Harrison, Sept. 3.

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 yoshidariverview.com. Closed on holidays.

• Craig Bidondo, Wednesday and Thursday.

• David Lee, Friday and Saturday.

• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sunday.

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 greshamartcommittee.org.

'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? Show up after 6 p.m. for music and dancing, $10 per person, with or without reservations. Call 503-637-6324 or visit philipfosterfarm.com for information.

Out and About

History Day and Open House at Cloud Cap-Tilly Jane Historic District - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Cloud Cap-Tilly Jane Historic District, south of Hood River by Cooper Spur Mountain Resort. The Mt. Hood National Forest invites people to tour some of the oldest structures on Mount Hood - Cloud Cap Inn, Tilly Jane Guard Station and A-Frame and the Oregon Snow Shoe Club Building - which date back to 1889. The first tour begins at 10 a.m. and the last tour begins at 1:45 p.m. Attendees can bring a picnic lunch. Dogs are not allowed indoors and must be kept on a leash outside. Attendees are encouraged to carpool because of limited parking. Call the Hood River Ranger District at 541-352-6002 for information.

History Pub: 'Finding Frémont in Oregon 1843' - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Theatre, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. In winter 1843, Brevet Lt. John C. Frémont led an expedition of 27 men south of the Columbia River and into unmapped portions of Oregon. Retracing Frémont's steps, photographer Loren Irving spent nearly a year photographing all 31 of Frémont's campsites in Oregon. Through the words of the expedition's journals, stunning photography and original music, this 30-minute documentary chronicles Frémont's expedition as it moved through Oregon and into history. Presented by Oregon Encyclopedia and McMenamins, History Pub is free and all ages are welcome. Visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.

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 frwhs.org 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 windancefarmsandart.com/Fairview.php.

Gresham Farmers Market - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 29, Northwest Miller Avenue and Third Street. 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 greshamfarmersmarket.com.

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 greshamfarmersmarket.com.

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 windancefarmsandart.com 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. 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, contact Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886.

Family Fun

Parklane Neighborhood Fair - 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street, Portland. There will be live music, games, races and crafts for kids of all ages, face painting, a rock wall, a skateboarding exhibition site for all to try and a bike obstacle course for younger kids if they bring their bike. Concessions and food will be sold, and a free movie will be shown in the park at dusk (see listing below). At 6 p.m., Friends of Parklane Park will lead a tour of the park's 20 acres of undeveloped land to discuss the plans for its future; a number of elected officials from the city of Portland have confirmed their attendance at the tour. Call 503-762-7915 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

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 portlandonline.com/parks for a complete schedule. Events in East Portland parks are listed below.

• 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' on Aug. 25 at Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street.

• 'How to Train Your Dragon' on Aug. 28 at Argay Park, Northeast 141st Avenue and Failing Street.

NeighborFair in Fairview - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Pelfrey Park, Northeast Fairview Lake Way. The city of Fairview hosts a summer picnic for families, who are invited to meet and interact with their elected officials in a casual and friendly environment. The city will provide hot dogs and beverages. Free. Call Devree Leymaster at 503-674-6202 or visit ci.fairview.or.us.

Live Performances

Sandy Actors Theatre Open House - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Sandy Actors Theatre, 17333 Meinig Ave., Sandy. This open house will offer an introduction to the SAT's new season, a sneak peak of the Wy'east Artisans exhibit, 'Lift Me Up,' and an opportunity to tour the backstage. At 6:45 p.m., the cast of SAT's upcoming production of 'Bill W. and Dr. Bob' will perform a scene. Coffee and punch will be provided. Visit sandyactorstheatre.org or call 503-668-6834.