Experience Summer for Free in the Portland Metro Area
Summer in the Portland Metro area is full of fun opportunities, some setting you back a paycheck or so, while others are free for the taking. I have gathered together a handful of fun free activities for you and your family to enjoy. Websites
are included for your ease. Gather up your friends and your kids’ friends and try out some of these ideas.
Portland Metro is home to over 25 Farmer’s Markets. Fresh from the farm vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, refreshments, home goods, clothing, and more will overwhelm your senses as you make your way down the rows and rows of goods.
Lake Oswego: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/concerts/about-summer-concerts
Oregon City: https://www.orcity.org/parksandrecreation/concerts-park-2018
Summer Concerts in the Park
Enjoy the sounds of summer for free with one of these area shows. Bring a blanket, picnic, and friends and relax to the hits.
Lake Oswego: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/lake-oswego-farmers-market
Oregon City: http://orcityfarmersmarket.com/
Portland Sunday Parkways
Portland Sunday Parkways promotes healthy active living through a series of free events opening the city's largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation.
Summer Street Fairs
After a long winter, nothing screams summer more than a crazy neighborhood street fair!
Jamison Square Fountain
This park is a big hit with families on hot summer days. Parents can sit on any of the numerous benches and sip on an iced coffee while kids race through the fountain. There are numerous restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops in the area for post-fountain treats.
There is something for everyone on this list of fun, free activities that take place in our beautiful metro-area over the summer. Enjoy!