Inexpensive Places To Chill in Portland:
Powell’s City of Books (Downtown Portland, FREE): Peruse the largest used and new bookstore in the world.
Portland Saturday Market (Downtown Portland, FREE): Open every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.
Portland Rose Festival (Portland, FREE – $$$): Memorial Day weekend – mid-June — Celebrate all things Portland during this three-week city-wide festival. Includes two parades, a 5K run, amusement rides, and so much more! Get an unlimited ride wristband plus two games at the Rose Festival CityPark for $25 (Tom McCall Waterfront Park).
Portland Festival Symphony (Portland, FREE): Summer — Experience the music at seven events at area parks.
Movies in the Park (Portland, FREE): End of June – early September — Catch a summer flick at Portland area parks. Movies start at dusk; pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 pm.
Concerts in the Park (Portland, FREE): July – August — Enjoy a free concert at Portland area parks. Starts at 6:00 or 6:30 pm.
OPS Fest (Portland, FREE): June – September — Experience a new style of Shakespearean performance! Actors perform the way Shakespeare’s own actors did: in the open air, in natural light, with minimal sets, and with great, fast-paced, energetic acting and lots of audience interaction!
Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express (Portland Metro, $): Family friendly movies for $1 per person at participating Regal Cinemas on Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings. Also check out Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse for more options.
Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series (Downtown Portland, FREE): July – August — Enjoy music from local bands every Tuesday and Thursday from Noon – 1 pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Flicks on the Bricks (Downtown Portland, FREE): End of July – August — Free movies each Friday at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Portland Actors Ensemble (Portland Metro area parks, FREE): Experience The Merchant of Venice in area parks (June-July) and The Tale of Cymbeline (August – September).