Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy August with These Local Wellness Events

Bike across Portland’s bridges, grow your own produce, sip on organic beer, and make a plan to explore Crater Lake.

By Kailla Coomes July 27, 2016

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Cyclists climb up the Broadway Bridge as part of the annual Providence Bridge Pedal ride.

Grow Your Own Produce: Seed Saving
What: August means it’s time to start preparing your garden for winter, and People’s Food Co-op is here to help. This workshop will teach you how to save your seeds and preserve your harvest with hands-on opportunities.
Where: People's Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave
When: Tuesday, August 2, 7–9 p.m.
How Much: $25. Register here. 

Zenger Farm Hoedown
What: Support a local farm at the 2nd Annual Hoedown at the Urban Grange. This family friendly event features a picnic-style dinner followed by kids’ activities, farm tours, square dancing and more. Food and drinks sponsored by local businesses including Portland Nursery, Salt and Straw, Zoiglhaus Brewing Company, and Reverend Nat's Hard Cider.
Where: Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Rd
When: Saturday, August 6, 5–9 p.m.
How Much: $35. Register here. 

Oregon Trail Game 5k

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What: Based on the classic 1980s video game, the Oregon Trail Game 5k Run will have you making decisions whether to hunt or forge a river, all while trying not to die of dysentery. All ages are welcome to participate in this run through downtown Oregon City.
Where: Oregon City
When: Sunday, August 7, 9 a.m.
How Much: $15-$40. Register here.

Get Your Rear in Gear
What: Connect with colon cancer survivors at Get Your Rear in Gear, a 5k run/walk in Portland. This event is to help raise funds for the nation’s number-two cancer killer. All of the money will stay in the community and help further educate people about this disease.
Where: Mt. Tabor, SE 60th Ave and Salmon St.
When: Saturday, August 13
How Much: $15-$30. Register here

Providence Bridge Pedal
What: Strap on your helmet and pump up your tires for the 21st Annual Providence Bridge Pedal. Join more than 18,000 cyclists as you ride over up to 10 bridges, starting with the Fremont and ending on the Steel.
Where: Across Portland
When: Sunday, August 14
How Much: $15-$60. Register here.

Find Your Park: Crater Lake National Park

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What: Learn everything there is to know about Crater Lake, Oregon’s deepest lake, with the help of REI's expert guides. Discover hidden trails, where to camp, all season activities and the history of this Oregon treasure.
Where: REI, 1405 NW Johnson, Portland
When: Monday, August 15, 6:30­­–8 p.m.
How Much: FREE. Register here.

Organic Beer Fest
What: Combine two things that Portlanders love, beer and sustainability, and what do you get? The 12th annual Organic Beer Festival, duh! This year, you can expect more than 50 organic beers and ciders, partnered with live music, food, and sustainable vendors.
Where: Overlook Park, 1599 N Fremont St
When: Thursday–Sunday, August 25–28
How Much: FREE to attend.  $7 souvenir cup and $1 tokens required to drink.

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