bike with a picnic basket in front of Elephants Delicatessen at NW 22nd

The sun once again alights on our shoulders, and no one – anywhere – knows better how to enjoy the long days and pleasant evenings summer brings than Portlanders. The Rose City offers so many ways to capture a season’s worth of cheer in a single day. Whether you want to witness acoustical accomplishments or communal cinema, Portland holds a plethora of picnic-worthy events. And Elephants Delicatessen has everything you need to make your excursion extraordinary. Here are just a few of the events happening near your local Elephants location:

 

Fox Tower

Mondays, June 25th through August 20th; Director Park (877 SW Taylor Street); 6:30 to 8:00pm; Monday Soundscapes (small music performances)

Thursdays, June 28th, July 19th and August 23rd; Director Park (877 SW Taylor Street); 10am to 2pm; Chess for Success

Wednesday, July 4th through Saturday, July 7th; Waterfront Park; all day event; Waterfront Blues Festival

Fridays, July 6th through August 31st; Director Park (877 SW Taylor Street); 6:30 to 8:30pm; Friday Night DJ Groove

Saturday, July 14th; Director Park (877 SW Taylor Street); 11am to 5pm; 2nd Annual Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival

Friday, August 3rd; Lovejoy Fountain Park (SW Harrison and 3rd); Tezeta Band

Saturday, August 4th; North Park Blocks (NW Everett Street and 8th); Those Willows and the movie Dead Poets Society

Friday, August 10th; Lovejoy Fountain Park (SW Harrison and 3rd); JT Trawick

 

Corbett Area

Saturday, July 7th; Dickinson Park (SW 57th and Huddleston); Bottleneck Blues Band and the movie Ferdinand

Monday, July 9th; Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane and Oaks Parkway); Farnell Newton & the Othership Connection

Sunday, July 15th; April Hill Park (SW 58th and Miles); Rogue Bluegrass Band and the movie Coco

Monday, July 16th; Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane and Oaks Parkway); Lloyd Jones Quartet with LaRhonda Steele

Thursday, July 19th; Willamette Park (6805 SW Macadam Avenue); Malea & the Tourists

Monday, July 23rd; Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane and Oaks Parkway); Skybound Blue

Monday, July 30th; Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane and Oaks Parkway); Sabroso

Sunday, August 5th; Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane and Oaks Parkway); Harvest Gold and the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Thursday, August 16th; Elizabeth Caruthers Park (SW Gaines and Bonds); Jellyroll Society and the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Thursday, August 23rd; Sellwood Riverfront Park (SE Spokane and Oaks Parkway); REI Outdoor Movie Night

Saturday, August 25th; Hamilton Park (SW 47th and 44th Avenue); Red Yarn and The Lego Batman Movie

Friday, September 7th; Jackson Middle School (10625 SW 35th Avenue); Supadupa Marimba Bros and the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

 

Northwest 22nd Avenue

Thursday, June 14th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Ziggy Marley

Saturday, June 16th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Violent Femmes

Saturday, June 23rd; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Indigo Girls

Friday, June 29th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Trampled by Turtles

Saturday, June 30th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Belle and Sebastian

Saturday, July 14th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

Sunday, July 15th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Melissa Etheridge

Saturday, July 21st; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; The Roots

Friday, July 27th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; The Psychedelic Furs

Friday, July 27th through Sunday, July 29th; starting at 6pm; Washington Park Summer Festival (410 SW Kingston Avenue)

Saturday, July 28th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Tajmo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band

Friday, August 3rd; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Adam Ant

Saturday, August 4th; North Park Blocks (NW Everett Street and 8th); Those Willows and the movie Dead Poets Society

Saturday, August 4th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Amos Lee

Saturday, August 18th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Punch Brothers and Andrew Bird

Friday, August 24th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Dispatch

Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Pink Martini

Saturday, September 1st; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Oregon Symphony at the Zoo

Friday, September 7th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Wednesday, September 12th; Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series; gates at 5pm; Billy Idol

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