by: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - The Washington County Fair, always a staple of Portland-area summers, will be July 24 to 27 in Hillsboro, where a night might bring another award-winning photograph, such as David Blairs (above).

Washington County Fair

It’s B.F.F. (Big Fair Fun) at the doings out in Hillsboro, which run through Sunday, July 27, and features motorsports events on Friday night and a Mexican Rodeo on Sunday night.

10 a.m.-11 p.m., Thursday, July 24, through Sunday, July 27, Washington County Fair Complex, 873 N.E. 34th Ave.,, free, $5 parking

Division/Clinton Street Fair

Celebrate the neighborhoods at the 22nd fair, which features live music, a community parade, vendors, kids’ activities and a beer garden.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Southeast 25th Avenue/Clinton Street (Main Stage), Southeast 50th Avenue/Division Street (parade start at 10:45 a.m.),, free

NW Book Festival

A week after Sand in the City took place at Pioneer Courthouse Square, it’ll be all about books at the square at the sixth annual event.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Pioneer Courthouse Square,, free

Street of Dreams

Five homes in Happy Valley’s Northern Heights subdivision are spotlighted.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, July 26-Aug. 24, Southeast Spy Glass Drive/Pebble Beach Drive, Happy Valley,, $15

The Big Float 4

More than 2,000 floats and 1,000 observers are expected to take part in the fourth annual inner-tube fest on the Willamette River. Ural Thomas and the Pain and the Scott Pemberton Trio play on the music barge.

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Waterfront Park/Willamette River,, $9 to float

Lents Street Fair

The Founder’s Day parade, featuring classic cars, The Beat Goes On Marching Band and the Belmont Goats, is the highlight of the rejuvenated event.

1 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Southeast 91st Avenue/Foster Road,, free


‘American Psycho

Funhouse Lounge has some, er, fun with the live stage adaptation of the 2000 cult classic film about Patrick Bateman, the Wall Street financier and killer.

Thursdays-Saturdays, through Aug. 9, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave., brownpaper tickets, $10-$12, $13-$15 at door

The Original Wailers

Honoring Bob Marley’s legacy with the band, original guitarist Al Anderson and original keyboardist/background singer Tyrone Downie have united, along with some handpicked musicians.

9 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave.,, $22.50

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