Sleep Country School Drive

For nearly 20,000 foster kids living in the Northwest, changing homes often means getting behind in school. To help local foster kids get a good start, Sleep Country USA is collecting school supplies. But they need your help! Bring your gift of paper, pens, crayons, pencils, rulers, dictionaries and more to any Sleep Country location, or visit to donate online. Sleep Country knows, not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

Strut Your Mutt

A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or a timed 5K run with (or without) your pooch, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more to raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners) or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All®.

Ringling Bros

Check out a whole new set of superheroes at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Super Circus Heroes coming to the Moda Center September 4th through September 7th, the Ringling Brothers. Click here for more information. 

Walk, Roll & Run for United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Join Cruze from 105.1 The Buzz Mornings as the 10th Annual Walk, Roll & Run for United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington takes off on Saturday September 6th! Choose the 2.5 mile stroll and roll around the Eastbank Esplanade, or the 8K run on the Springwater Corridor—both raise much-needed funds for UCP’s ongoing mission to help kids and their families living with cerebral palsy. There’s also free lunch, booths and music to enjoy after the event! Register today at  When you do, make sure and enter the promo code BE WELL N-W and get $5 off your registration fee! 

Portland Fall RV and Van Show

The 31st annual Portland Fall RV & Van Show returns to the Portland Expo Center September 11th - September 14th.The region’s largest selection of RVs in one location. This is the place to be for those wanting to upgrade their RV or begin a new RV adventure. A dozen dealers will showcase more than 150 brands, plus new technologies, accessories and amenities. Regional destination experts and travel resources will also be on hand to help plan your next adventure. The first 100 paid attendees each day receive a free AAA Travel Atlas. Plus, you won’t want to miss this year’s exciting new feature, the Elvis Traveling Museum— straight from Graceland! Click here for more details.

Oregon Renaissance Festival

Travel back in time to the charming re-creation of a 16th century village for 13 days of merriment. Talented artisans; non-stop, amazing stage entertainment; pageantry of the Queen and her royal court; knights in shining armor in live jousting tournaments; falconry, renaissance-inspired food and drink; unique shopping experiences; games; hand-powered rides and much more! It's the Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro, located at 873 NE 34th Avenue in Hillsboro, Oregon. Click here for more information!

American Indian Day

On September 26th, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and other local Indian organizations will be hosting an “American Indian Day Celebration” at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland. The event will be a celebration of American Indian
cultures and a way to raise awareness of the challenges facing American Indian people in the U.S. Click here to learn more. 

Washington County Open Studios

Join the FREE Washington County Open Studios Fifth Annual event in suburban and rural Washington County October 18th through October 19th from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Forty artists’ studios and four galleries will be displaying the work of artists from  Washington County, Aloha, Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, Portland, Sherwood, Tigard and Tualatin. Get your free tour map and information at

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