Lincoln City's Kite Festival

HAPPENINGS

June 13–29 For two weeks, the biggest names in classical music will light up the marquee of the Liberty Theater in Astoria for the 12th annual Astoria Music Festival. Ninety musicians from across the globe will perform in 26 symphonies, operas, dance and chamber music performances. Details: astoriamusicfestival.org

June 21–22 Celebrate American whiskeymaking at the Distillery Row Craft Whiskey Revolution, with spirits tastings, a hosted evening with the distillers, and the inagural barreling of six specially-made whiskeys produced by each of the distilleries. Details: distilleryrowpdx.com

June 20–22 Tigard's Festival of Balloons includes plenty of classic carnival activities, plus both morning hot air balloon launches. Details: tigardballoon.org

June 22 Don your shitkickers and join us at Portland Monthly's Country Brunch, our annual hoedown featuring breakfast fare from six top Portland restaurants and six of the city's best bloody marys. 

June 26 The Mission Theater will host the debut of Vice's documentary, Farang: The Story of Chef Andy Ricker, folled by a Q&A with the film's star and director. Read our preview.

June 26 The refurbished Sentinel Hotel will host Saké Fest PDX, where you can sample saké from around the world and learn how to pair the traditional Japanese drink with all kinds of sweets, cheeses, and pizza. Details: sakefestpdx.com

June 28–29 Head down to the 30th Annual Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival to witness performances by some of the best professional kite fliers in the sport. (It's a sport!) Details: oregoncoast.org

June 26–29 Prepare for one of our favorites: the 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival at Overlook Park, featuring 58 brews. Details: portlandmonthlymag.com

June–August Central Oregon's 37th annual Sunriver Music Festival is underway, with a plethora of classical music performances, educational programs, and special fundraising dinners. Details: sunrivermusic.org

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