North Plains has many events throughout the year, some for residents and some open to the general public. These events are announced in our Monthly Newsletter and dates will be shown on the schedule below as they become known. If you have a community event you would like add to the schedule please contact
Crab Feast Annual event on third Saturday supports the North Plains Senior Center Meals-on-Wheels program operated by Loaves and Fishes. Contact Margaret Wold at 503-647-5666.
2/1 Friday First Flick - 6:00 p.m. at Library
2/2 One Book One Community: Kick Off Event featuring author Brian Doyle. 6:30 pm at Library
Brian Doyle will kickoff the month long event with a reading from his book, Mink River. He is not only an award-winning writer, but also a very entertaining speaker. Come and enjoy samples of Oregon delicacies while listening to music by Puccini, as featured in the novel. This free event will also unveil the opening of a unique Celtic quilt art exhibit by Philomena Durcan that will remain on display at the Library throughout February and March. A few copies of Mink River will be available.
2/9 Super Saturdy Event - 1:00 at Jessie Mays
Watch and listen to master storyteller Will Hornyak as he regales young and old alike with tales from Native American and Irish Celtic legends. These two cultures have been specifically selected because they are featured in the book Mink River by Brian Doyle. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.
2/14 Irish Music Concert: One Book One Ciommunity - 7:00 p.m. at Library
The musical duo of Brenda Searcy and Jim Lowenhertz will perform a variety of Irish Celtic songs and music, including jigs, reels, and ballads. Historical background will be provided for each piece. This is a free concert. All ages are welcome to celebrate Valentine’s Day by attending this very special performance.
2/20 Discussion - One book One Community 9:30 a.m. at Library
There will be a special gathering of interested community members and visitors to discuss the book Mink River. This discussion will be led by Mike Spooner. Everyone is invited to participate in this free event.
2/22 Sock Hop - A Tribute to the Day the Music Died 6:30 p.m. at Jessie Mays
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is invited.
2/22 Art Lecture by Philomena Durcan 7:30 -8:30 p.m. at Library
Come to hear Celtic quilt artist Philomena Durcan discuss “The Celts and Their Art”. She will explain the history of this design form and her artistic method of creating the quilts on display. Her three books are available for checkout from the Washington County Cooperative Library Services. This program is free of charge.
2/24 Playdate 1:30 pm - 4:00 p.m. at Jessie Mays
Enjoy active indoor play at Jessie Mays. This event is free and open to all chindren 3-12.
2/28 Craft Night led by Jacque Hermens 6:00 p.m. at Library
Join us for a two-hour class on how to weave Native American pine needle baskets taught by Jacque Hermens. This class is offered to highlight one of the themes of the book, Mink River. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required. Call the Library at 503-647-5051 to reserve your place.
3/1 First Friday Flick 6:00 p.m. at Library
3/9 Super Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Jessie Mays
3/24 Playdate 1:30 -4:00 at Jessie Mays
3/27 Book Club at 6:30 p.m. at Library
3/28 Craft Night 6:30 at Library
3/30 Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 a.m. at North Plains Elementary
4/11 Volunteer Recognition/Spagetti Feed at 6:30 at Jessie Mays
The City holds a volunteer recognition event each year in April at the Jessie Mays Community Hall. Besides being a fun way to catch up with neighbors, this occasion is used to formally recognize individuals who have volunteered their time to making improvements in the community.
4/13 Super Saturday 1 p.m. at Jessie Mays
4/18 Art of Story Festival 6:30 North Plains Elementary
4/24 Library Volunteer Appreciation Dessert 4:30-7:30 at Library
4/24 Book Club at 6:30 at Library
4/25 Craft Night at 6:30 at Library
4/27 Music Show 6:30 at Jessie Mays
4/28 Playdate 1:30-4:00 at Jessie Mays
5/3 First Friday Flick 6:30 at Library
5/4 May Garage Sale Madness
The City encourages citizens to hold their garage sales the first Saturday in May (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). The North Plains Events Association pays for advertisement in the local area so you're guaranteed a good turn-out. If you want to have your property listed, please contact City Hall at 503-647-5555, or call Patti Burns at (503) 647-2619 or by e-mail at
. To have your garage sale address listed, please sign up at City Hall. Garage sale signs may be picked up from City Hall, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5/4 North Plains Garden Club Plant Sale 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. at Jessie Mays
5/4 Friends of Library Book Sale 9:00 am to 3 p.m.
5/11 May Clean-up Day
Held on the second Saturday in May (8:00 a.m), this day gives everyone a chance to clean-up their yards and get rid of that junk! Volunteers help those who do not have transport, and Garbarino Disposal and Recycling Service graciously provides dumpsters for the event. This service is available to residents only.
This years event features a shredding truck to destroy confidential documents and a trailer to accept donations for Goodwill Industries.
5/11 Super Saturday 1 p.m. at Jessie Mays
5/29 Book Club at 6:30 at Library
5/30 Craft Night at 6:30 at Library
6/4 Ice Cream Social 6:30 at Jessie Mays
Free event sponsored by City to encourage community interaction.
6/7 St. Edwards Annual Dinner and Auction
St. Edward's Catholic Church conducts this annual dinner and auction the first Friday in June. This year the dinner and auction will be held Friday, June 7, 2013. For time and ticket information please call (503) 647-2131.
6/15 Senior Center Dance, 7:00 p.m. Jessie Mays, open to the public.
North Plains Farmer's Market -- The North Plains Farmer's Market is an annual event. The market will be held on Saturday mornings between June 15 and September 28. Please click here for a complete schedule and information on reserving vendor space.
6/26 Wacky Wednesday 1:00 p.m. Jessie Mays
6/27 Craft Night
7/3 Wacky Wednesday
7/4 4th of July Fourth of July Celebration is scheduled for Commercial Street between Main and 313th.
7/5 First Friday Flick
7/10 Wacky Wednesday
7/12 Concert in the Park, Jessie Mays 6:30 p.m.
7/13 Senior Center Dance, Jessie Mays, 7:00
7/17 Wacky Wednesday
7/24 Wacky Wednesday
7/25 Craft Night
7/31 Wacky Wednesday
7/31 Book Club
8/2 Friday First Flick
8/2 Concert in the Park, Jessie Mays, 6:30 featuring LUX
8/6 National Night Out - The City holds National Night out in partnership with the North Plains Police Department, Public Works Department and the Washington County Fire District #2 and Sheriff's Office. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn about keeping safe in the community. In the past, we have given out bicycle helmets and provided free food! Hope you can join us this year on ther first Tuesday in August (August 6, 2013)
8/7 Wacky Wednesday
8/9-11 Summerfest and Garlic Out West - The Festival features music, crafts, entertainment, kids' activities and of course lots of garlic cooked in many food, including ice cream. Parade is held on Saturday and Car Show on Sunday on Commercial Street.
8/16 Concert in the Park, Jessie Mays, 6:30 featuring Sambafeat.
8/17 North Plains Farmers Market, Farm Truck and Tractor Show on Commercial Street 8a.m. to 3 p.m.
8/17 Senior Center Dance, Jessie Mays 7:00 p.m.
8/21 Wacky Wednesday
8/23 Concert in the Park
8/28 Book Club
8/29 Craft Night
8/30 Concert in the Park
9/6 First Friday Flick
9/7 Golf Tournament - The North Plains Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual golf tournament. The 25th Annual Chris Olson Golf Tournament will be held at the Sunset Grove Golf Course. The event was held last year on September 9, 2011. For more information, please visit the North Plains Chamber of Commerce web site.
9/25 Book Club
9/26 Craft Night
10/4 Friday First Flick
10/ 12 Super Saturday
10/17 Chili Cook Off - Get your best chili recipe out and compete! Not a cook? Come enjoy your neighbor's efforts and say thank you to the many volunteers who help make our City such a great place to live.
10/30 Book Club
10/31 Halloween Treats at Library
10/31 Craft Night.
11/1 First Friday Flick
11/9 Super Saturday
11/27 Book Club
11/28 Craft Night
12/5 The Jingle presented by the North Plains Events Association, 6:30 Jessie Mays Park origination and destination point.
12/6 First Friday Flick
12/7 Bazaar Saturday
- St. Edwards Christmas Bazaar, 10990 NW 313th Ave
- North Plains Holiday Bazaar, Jessie Mays, 30975 NW Hillcrest
- North Plains Seniior Center 31450 NW Commercial