Looking for some summer fun in Portland? Entertainment and recreation options abound in the city and surrounding area this time of year.
Residents at our Portland apartments looking to get outdoors for affordable fun have to look no further than Portland’s 11th season of Movies in the Park. According to Portland Parks & Recreation, the beloved summer series gives crowds frequent opportunities to gather in various parks and “experience cinematic magic in an outdoor setting.” During this year’s 12-week schedule, residents are being provided 41 movies at 40 sites across Portland and nearby communities. Take a look at which family-friendly screenings are coming up.
- Aug. 17: Experience action and adventure with Indiana Jones in Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, which will be shown at Oregon Park (NE 30th and Oregon Street).
- Aug. 18: If you want to escape to a fantasy world, hit up Dawson Park (N. Stanton and Williams Avenue) to watch director Ron Howard’s 1988 film Willow.
- Aug. 19: Made available through a partnership with the Latino Network, this viewing of Moana at Glenhaven Park (NE 82nd and Siskiyou Street) will feature Spanish audio with English subtitles.
- Aug. 23: The original 1984 Ghostbusters will be showing at K’unamokwst Park (NE 52nd and Alberta Street). The screening will feature English audio with Spanish subtitles.
- Aug. 24: Head to Elizabeth Caruthers Park (3508 SW Moody Ave.) to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox, courtesy of a partnership with South Waterfront Community Relations.
- Aug. 25: Enjoy the voice talents of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake in the 2016 film Trolls, playing at Laurelhurst Park (SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd. and Stark Street).
- Aug. 27: Visit April Hill Park (SW 58th and Miles Street) for a screening of Kubo and the Two Strings, as well as pre-entertainment from the acoustic Rogue Bluegrass Band.
- Sept. 1: Travel to a park not so far away (Mt. Scott Park at SE 74th and Reedway Street, to be exact) and enjoy the Disney’s recently released off-canon Star Wars story, Rogue One.
- Sept. 2: A tale as old as time re-told in a live-action adaptation, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be showing at Montavilla Park (NE 83rd and Glisan Street), thanks to the Montavilla Neighborhood Association.
According to Portland Parks & Recreation, the movies start at dusk, with concerts and pre-movie entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. for many screenings. All events are free, thanks to partnerships with neighborhood organizations and community members. Visit the website for a complete list of movies and concerts in local parks happening this summer.
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