Fun fact: Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday. We take great pride in that fact, which we commemorate by taking our celebrating quite seriously. While taking advantage of the Tualatin Valley and its close proximity to Portland, be sure to look out for a plethora of food, wine and art events happening throughout the holiday weekend. We’re spotlighting a few of our favorite trip ideas below.
Wine and Art Events Near Portland this Labor Day Weekend
Beaverton First Friday
SW Broadway Street | September 4 | free
This slice of historic downtown Beaverton closes down to cars for a pedestrian-friendly evening of live music, local art galleries and tasty ethnic foods.
Horning’s Hideout | September 4-6 | $75 for Weekend Pass
This Labor Day, there will be no rest for the magical forest fairies of the Tualatin Valley! Faerieworlds is arts and music festival that celebrates all things mythical and fantastical. Horning’s Hideout, often considered the best outdoor venue in the Greater Portland region, is the perfect spot for this fairy-tastic weekend.
Fools at HART Theatre
HART Theatre | September 5-6 | $11-$15
Take in some theater with the charming comedy, Fools. Can a schoolteacher save a town from a dumbfounding curse? Playgoers will find out!
Labor Day Wine & Art Show
Plum Hill Vineyards | September 5-7 | No cover
Take in amazing views, while perusing amazing art and sipping on amazing Oregon wine—that’s a lot of amazingness!
Cooper Mountain Vineyards | September 4 | $8
This summer ritual invites neighbors and visitors alike to welcome the weekend with a glass of fantastic wine and melodic tunes.
Ponzi Summer Concert with Storm Large
Ponzi Vineyards | September 6 | $150
Portland favorite, Storm Large, performs a charity concert. Have a spectacular evening while simultaneously supporting the local non-profit, CASA for Children.
Labor Day Weekend is a golden time at Tualatin Valley farmers markets, as well, with end-of-summer and start-of-fall produce happily co-existing in the market stalls. Make a point to visit the bountiful Beaverton Farmers Market and Tigard Farmers Market.