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2011 Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Attractions and Events
Portland Oregon is famous for its’ beautiful setting at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia River, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the coast.  Portland Oregon has much to offer our visitors:
  • Rent a bike,
  • Take a bridge tour,
  • Drive out to the coast,
  • Ski on Mount Hood (Yes, in July),
  • Tour local wineries and microbreweries
  • Enjoy a Concert
Check out the attractions and events available during this conference below
Portland Events
Oregon Brewers Festival, July 28-31, Waterfront Park, Portland
Pouring more than 80 different craft beers from around the country, the Oregon Brewers Festival is the quintessential celebration of craft beer!
3rd Annual Nano Beer Fest, July 27-28, Green Dragon Pub, 928 SE 9th Ave
The event will feature 30+ independent Oregon-based breweries that brew no-more-than 1,000 barrels per year, providing festival goers with exciting, hard-to-find beers. Each brewer will bring 2 different styles of beer with them to pour during the Nano Beer Fest.
PDX Pop Now! July 22-24, Refuge PDX, 116 SE Yamhill, Portland
The PDX Pop Now! Festival highlights as many as 50 local independent artists at a single venue over the course of two days.
Noon Tunes, July 26 & 28, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
Since 2002, Pioneer Courthouse Square has celebrated summer with two free lunchtime concerts every week in July and August. The popular Noon Tunes Concert Series showcases the best in regional and local musical talent each Tuesday and Thursday from noon-1 p.m.
Mondays on the Mall, July 25,
Pioneer Courthouse Square and other public areas in downtown Portland
Portland Mall Management, Inc., partners with members of the business community to sponsor free events in available public spaces throughout the Portland Mall and the LRT Loop area. TBA
Flicks on the Bricks, July 22 & 29, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
Gather up the family and head to Pioneer Courthouse Square for free movies and popcorn under the stars on Portland’s “largest outdoor screen.” Held on five consecutive Friday nights, mid-July-mid-August. TBA
Portland Area Farmers Markets
July 23 & 30 (Saturdays), Portland State University
July 25 (Mondays), Pioneer Courthouse Square
July 27 (Wednesdays), Shemanski Park
Portland Saturday Market, July 23, 24, 30 & 31
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Operating since 1974 the Portland Saturday Market is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. Centered in Portland’s historic Old Town the Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for local handcrafted goods.
Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival, June 20 – July 24,
Reed College, Portland
Complete 2011 Summer Festival information will be available in March.
Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE M L King Blvd, Portland
July 22 & 23: Curious Comedy Cover Show
It’s the Curious Comedy Cover Show – a show where Portland’s most original comedians perform classic comedy routines. Performers include Portland’s finest in a rotating cast! Don’t miss your chance to see some of your favorite classic comedic routines LIVE on stage!
July 29 & 30: Neutrino Project
Details not yet available.
Oregon Zoo Concerts, July 23, 25 & 28, Oregon Zoo, Portland
Every summer, fans of folk, rock, world music and more stake out spots on the zoo’s amphitheater lawn, and enjoy performances from some of the hottest, most diverse acts performing today.
July 23rd: Jimmy Cliff with Trevor Hall
Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff is playing his biggest North American tour in two decades. Over a career that spans half a century, Cliff has charted the course of Jamaican music and sold more than 20 million records.
July 25th: Jamie Cullum with Gin Wigmore
Jamie Cullum has been wowing U.K. fans with his mix of standards, originals and jazzy covers of modern hits ever since his breakout album… He remains the U.K.’s biggest-selling jazz artist and is quickly becoming a U.S. favorite too…
July 28th: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Accordion master Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys will transport you straight to the Louisiana bayous with their traditional Cajun music (sung in French).
Free Concerts in the Park, Various Dates Link 1; Link 2
Free concerts hosted in public parks around the Portland metro region by Portland Parks and Recreation & the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District – details not yet available.
The Allure of the Automobile, June – September, Portland Art Museum
The Allure of the Automobile will showcase 16 of the worlds most luxurious, rare, and brilliantly conceived automobiles designed between 1930 and the mid 1960s.
Laurie Herrick: Weaving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, July 19-23 & 26-30
Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis Street
Portland-based Designer-craftsman Laurie Herrick created widely recognized weavings from the 1940s until her death in 1995. This retrospective exhibition explores weaving as a living craft.
Game On 2.0 at OMSI, July – September,
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), 1945 SE Water Avenue
Play your way through the past, present, and future of global gaming. From Pac-Man to the PlayStation, Game On 2.0 offers a hands-on experience of video game history and culture.
Region Events
International Pinot Noir Celebration, July 29-31,
Linnfield College, McMinnville
Famed wine weekend uniting Pinot fans and foodies with domestic and
international Pinot noir producers and northwest chefs for three days of pure

Chief Joseph Days (Rodeo), July 27-30, Joseph, OR
66th Annual PRCA Rodeo, parade, carnival, Native American dance demonstrations.
Tamkaliks Celebration, July 22-24, Wallowa, OR
The Tamkaliks Celebration (formerly Wallowa Band Descendants Friendship Feast & Pow Wow) is a celebration and recognition of the continuing Nez Perce presence in the Wallowa Valley.
Hood River County Fair, July 27-30, Hood River County Fairgrounds
County fair fun in the heart of the beautiful Hood River Valley. Tradition, with plenty of exciting "new" attractions. Has been named the "Best in Oregon." Great nationally-known entertainment, fascinating displays, carnival rides, music and entertainment, livestock, horse shows, flowers, 4-H exhibits, art, fantastic food, and much, much more.
Jackson County Fair, July 19-24, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, 
Flying dog shows, magic, clown acts, wild animals and even pig races highlight the entertainment offered at the 2011 Jackson County Fair. Exhibits, big name entertainment and an amusement carnival are also found at this annual fair in beautiful Southern Oregon.
Curry County Fair, July 28-31, Gold Beach, OR
Entertainment for all at the Curry County Fairgrounds on the beach.
Race Across Oregon, July 22-24, Hood River, OR
What is Race Across Oregon? It’s a bicycle race in which competitors climb over 40,000 feet in their 527 mile campaign to reach the finish line at Mount Hood approximately 30 hours later.
Oregon Coast Music Festival, July 23-30, Coos Bay, OR
Local music festival in southern Oregon.  Opening Day Event at Mingus Park, Noon! Come enjoy wine, food, and music to start the 31st year celebration. Music festival has multiple dates.
Fabulous 50’s Car Show, July 26-30, Grants Pass, OR
Rogue Valley's best classic cruise and car show. View hundreds of vintage and classic cars as they cruise downtown Grants Pass and are on display in Riverside Park.
Portland Attractions
Powell’s City of Books 
Tom McCall Waterfront Park 
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Portland Art Museum 
Portland Saturday Market
Oregon Walking Tours
Spirit of Portland Cruises
Pearl District
Old Town Chinatown 
International Rose Garden
Portland Japanese Garden
World Forestry Center Discovery Center
Oregon Zoo
Pittock Mansion
Around Oregon
Crater Lake 
Columbia River Gorge
Hood River County Fruit Loop
Mount Hood
Oregon Coast
Eastern Oregon
Bend and Central Oregon