Rail Heritage Center Reopens – The engine house where the locomotives reside at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center is now open 1-5 pm, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Oregon Pacific Railroad is once again offering excursions to Oaks Amusement Park and back on Saturdays. More at orhf.org.
Move More Challenge – The Move More Challenge is going on through August 31. Create a team or participate as an individual, logging sustainable active transportation trips and earning rewards. Sign up at thestreettrust.org/MMC21.
PedalPalooza – The bike festival continues its three month run of fun on two wheels with multiple events every day in August. Visit shift2bikes.org/pedalpalooza-calendar to find rides like the Intersection Murals, Spongebike Squareride and more. Most events are free and all are open to the public.
Beyond Integrity Conference – The Inaugural Beyond Integrity In (X)* Virtual Preservation Conference takes place Tuesday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 11. Details at beyondintegrityinx.com/conference.
Drum Circle – PP&R and Touchmark at Fairway Village present a dementia-friendly drum circle Wednesday, August 11, 1:30 pm at Portland Memory Garden, 10401 SE Bush St. The event is for people with early-stage memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia and their caregivers. Held outside, it will be socially distanced and masks are preferred. Contact Shelby at email@example.com or Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Portland Flea – Portland Flea features 65+ local artists, makers and curators of the best vintage, handmade and locally-sourced goods in town. Sundays, August 15 and 29, 11 am-4 pm. Free, outdoor and family/dog-friendly at 615 SE 3rd Ave. More at pdxflea.com.
Cleveland High School Walk – The Cleveland High School Alumni Association hosts their inaugural Alumni 5K Warrior Walk Wednesday, August 18. The route goes through Eastmoreland and Westmoreland. Register at warrior5kwalk.com.
CHS Golf Tournament – Cleveland High School hosts their annual golf tournament at Eastmoreland Golf Course Thursday, August 19. Registration open at Emmc-2021chsalumni.golfgenius.com.
Fuchsia Society Show and Sale – The Oregon Fuchsia Society holds its annual Fuchsia Society Show and Sale Friday, August 20 (1-6:30 pm), Saturday, August 21 (9 am-6:30 pm) and Sunday, August 22 (9 am-2 pm) at Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark St. Hardy uprights, trailing baskets, blossom display, plants for sale end more.
Street Bazaar – The producers behind Portland Flea, Roux Portland and Portland Bazaar bring the bold flavors, bright colors and vibrant energy of Portland’s food, drink art and music scene together Friday, August 27. The open-air outdoor event takes place at Nova parking lot at the Electric Blocks, 1615 SE 3rd Ave. More at streetbazaarpdx.com.
A Collective Writing Moment – Write Around Portland invites people to join them for a collective moment to pause, to write and reflect “together” Saturday, August 28, 12 pm. To participate, get some paper and a pen and write for 10 minutes to write on “in the past year…” and/or “I’ve learned…” Reflections can be shared on twitter.com/writearoundpdx, facebook.com/writearoundpdx or emailed to email@example.com.
Iris Society Sale – The Portland Nursery holds its annual Bearded Iris Sale Saturday, August 28-Sunday, August 29, 9 am-4 pm at 5050 SE Stark St.