Live Entertainment

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, a free summer concert series, is back for its second season. 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.

• Smiddy the Folk Singing Carpet Cleaner, Aug. 1 (noon to 1:30 p.m.).

• Robert and Brendon Bassett, Aug. 1 (6:30 to 8 p.m.).

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 at 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.

• Willie Nelson and Family, Friday, July 29.

• Adele, Thursday, Aug. 11.

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.

• The Old Yellers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.

• The Quick and Easy Boys, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28 in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

• The Mustachioed Bandits and the Damsels in Distress, 7 p.m. Friday, July 29.

• Folk and Spoon, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

• Garcia Birthday Bash, noon Sunday, July 31.

• Skip vonKuske with friends, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1.

• Irish Tuesdays: State and Standard, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

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.

• The Stingrays, 9 p.m. Friday, July 29.

• Mike Branch Band, 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

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.

• Local Songwriters Night, July 30. Featuring Rich Waggoner, John Manns and Piers Munro.

• Louis and Guests, Aug. 6.

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. 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. The reception will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Call 503-491-7309 for information.

Out and About

Zimmerman Heritage Farm - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays until July 30, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The historic Zimmerman Heritage Farm, built in 1874, will be open all four Saturdays in July. Admission is free, but a donation is requested. Special tours can be arranged by appointment. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-261-8078 for information.

First Friday Art Walk - 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, downtown Troutdale along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Visit downtown Troutdale businesses along the Historic Columbia River Highway and enjoy art, music, wine and food. Call the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce at 503-669-7473.

Barn Dancing for Officer Mike Kellogg - 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale. Enjoy square dances, circle dances and partner dances with a live, old-time string band, as well as barbecue and a raffle. All dances will be taught; no experience is necessary. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children; tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Raffle tickets are $3 each, and wristbands are $3 each or two for $5. All proceeds go to the Mike and Holly Kellogg Fund. Mike Kellogg is a Troutdale police officer who is battling cancer. Visit, call 503-880-5015, visit the Facebook page or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Fairview Open-Air Market - 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays until 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. Saturdays until Oct. 29, Northwest Miller Avenue and Third Street, downtown Gresham. 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.

• July 29: Wines of Bordeaux.

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

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 Greater Gresham Area Prevention Partnership. Call 503-823-0088 or visit for a complete schedule and information.

• July 30: 'How To Train Your Dragon' at Dexter McCarty Middle School, 1400 S.E. Fifth St.

• Aug. 6: 'Facing the Giants' at Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale.

NeighborFair in Fairview - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, Raze Meadows Park, adjacent to Northeast 208th Place near Halsey Street. The city of Fairview hosts a summer picnic for residents, 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

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. 2: 'Tangled' at Glenfair Park, Northeast 154th Avenue and Davis Street. The River City Band and a braiding competition with the Paul Mitchell Beauty School.

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

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