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.

• Jacob Merlin Duo, July 25 (afternoon).

• Night Folk, July 25 (evening).

• Smiddy the Folk-Singing Carpet Cleaner, Aug. 1 (afternoon).

• Robert and Brendon Bassett, Aug. 1 (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 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.

• TV on the Radio, Friday, July 22.

• Fleet Foxes, Sunday, July 24.

• Willie Nelson and Family, Friday, July 29.

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.

• Larry Wilder and the Stumptown Stars, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

• Great Northwest Music Tour: Freak Mountain Ramblers, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

• McMenamins Residency Series: Atomic Duo, 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, July 21-23.

• John Bunzow, 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24.

• Brooks Robertson, 7 p.m. Monday, July 25.

• Irish Tuesdays: Hanz Araki, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

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

Lew Jones Concert - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Borders, Gresham Station, 687 N.W. 12th St. Local songwriter and musician Lew Jones will perform a solo acoustic performance to promote his new CD 'Ecstatic Cahoots.' Call 503-254-5812 for information.

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.

• Just The Tip, 9 p.m. Friday, July 22.

• Responsible Party, 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23.

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.

• Bum Wagler (The Tune Wrangler), July 23. Country songs and sing-a-longs.

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

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

2011 Juried Show Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Thursday, July 21, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee highlights the best work of local and regional artists in its annual juried show, with awards going to the top-ranked work. Rip Caswell of Rip Caswell Bronze Sculptures in Troutdale will serve as juror. Featured artists include Chelsie Brady, Wayne Chin, Lee Dayfield, Matthew Houck, Brian Kroll, Jim Kunz, Beth Norwood, Annette Riplinger, Brandy M. Watson and Tim Zielke. Free and open to the public. Visit greshamartcommit

'Wild Wild West' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, July 26-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

CrackedPots Art Show - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. This summer event showcases more than 90 artists' creations. All art in the show is made from at least 80 percent recycled materials. Ponder everything from bird feeders to furniture to sculpture and beyond. Edgefield gardeners will also have estate-grown trees, flowers, perennials and more for sale. Visit or call 503-257-2042 for information.

History Pub at Edgefield: 'Finding Fremont in Oregon 1843' - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. In the winter of 1843, Brevet Lt. John C. Frémont led an expedition of 27 men south of the Columbia River and into unmapped portions of Oregon. His expedition provided the country with the maps needed for settlement of the West. Retracing Frémont's steps, photographer Loren Irving spent nearly a year photographing all 31 of Frémont's campsites in Oregon, producing a 30-minute documentary that chronicles Frémont's expedition. Presented by McMenamins and the Oregon Encyclopedia. Call 503-669-8610 or 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

Garden Tour Benefit - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, various locations. The Gresham Garden Tour will feature private gardens, two wholesale nursery gardens and Al's Garden Center in Gresham. Proceeds from the tour will benefit Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center's Healing Garden, a 10,000-square-foot healing garden for patients, families, visitors and staff. Tickets are two for $25 (or buy one, get one free) and are available at Al's Garden Center, 7505 S.E. Hogan Road; Drake's 7 Dees, 16519 S.E. Stark St.; and the Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center gift shop, 24800 S.E. Stark St. For more information, visit or call Peggy Soriano at 503-622-6860.

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.

Day In Damascus - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, Damascus Centennial Park and fire station on Southeast Highway 212. Day in Damascus is an annual community celebration focusing on family fun, great entertainment and great food, all to support the Damascus Centennial Park and the community service activities of Kiwanis in Damascus and Boring. Visit or call Mary Wescott at 503-780-9978 for information and a complete schedule of events.

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. 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 greshamfarmersmar

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 22: Wines of southern Italy, and Missionary Chocolates with Vanessa Holden.

• 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 23: 'American Graffiti' at Gresham Center for the Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second St. A car show will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (The winners will receive prizes at 8 p.m.)

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

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.

• July 23: 'Iron Man' at Ed Benedict Park, Southeast 100th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. There will be a climbing wall.

• July 24: 'Iron Man 2' at Ed Benedict Park, Southeast 100th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. There will be a climbing wall.

• Aug. 2: 'Megamind' at Earl Boyles Park, Southeast 112th Avenue and Boise Street. Moonlight Mile and Mike Horsefall Duo.

• 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.

Live Performances

'For Better' - Thursdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. Sundays until July 24, Clackamas Community College, Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Gresham resident and actor Tobias Andersen stars in Clackamas Repertory Theatre's production of 'For Better,' a romantic comedy. In this plugged-in world of email, text messaging and camera phones, do a bride and groom really need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon? Karen and Max are getting married, at least if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. But between them and wedded bliss are a blizzard of intercepted emails, suggestive text messages, online bridal gown shopping, and lost cell signals. Can love conquer all? Can you hear me now? Tickets range from $12 to $22. Visit or call 503-594-6047.

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