When the weather cooperates, there's nothing better than catching a show in the sunshine or under the stars in Oregon. Some of these venues even allow picnics, so check before you go.
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Every year, the zoo draws thousands of concert-goers. The shows are family friendly and admission allows you to stroll the zoo grounds. If you plan to attend a show at the zoo, plan to get in line early or you might be sitting at the back of the lawn.
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The peaceful country setting in North Plains, Oregon (35 minutes outside of Portland) is host to the annual Northwest String Summit as well as other summer events. Camping is available.
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Pioneer Courthouse Square
The Noon Tunes concert series happens on Tuesdays and Thursdays during July and August. Grab your lunch and your friends and head to the square for some afternoon entertainment.
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Lunchtime concerts in NE Portland? Who knew? Oregon Square is located at NE Holladay Street between 7th + 8th, near the Lloyd Center. On Wednesdays during the summer, the square hosts free concerts from noon to 1 pm.
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The setting of the Gorge Amphitheater is unlike anything else in the Northwest. People come from all over the place to experience these popular shows, and lots of people choose to camp overnight since it's a few hours away from both Seattle and Portland.