Park Tour, Travel

Explore a New Park #25: Colonel Summers Park, Portland Oregon

Introduction

Again, on a Friday night after work, when we had no plan, why not watch a free movie and eat popcorn with other people in a park. This is a very friendly and safe place to hang around thanks to the City of Portland. On this day (7/12), they had this Movies in the Park event at Colonel Summers Park in East downtown Portland.

How to get there?

It takes about 8 mins drive from downtown Portland. The traffic towards a bridge across Willamette River can get heavy depending on time of a day.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WiopaLbcutJnHqWj6

How was the park?

Food and Drink

Free Popcorn, Boba tea, and Mexican food from food carts. Public Restroom (Portland Loo) is available.

Free Popcorn
Boba Tea

Park Features

Splash Pad
Baseball field

soccer

Tennis courts

Playground

Movies in the Park

Movie started around 9:30. The movie was Black Panther.

The list of Movies 2019: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554

Movie

Extra

There was a community garden next to the park. It is well maintained by a few people.

Park Tour, Travel

Explore a New Park #22: Brooklyn City Park, Portland OR | #MoviesInthePark

Introduction

Every summer in Portland Oregon, Portland Parks and Recreation by the City of Portland offer free movie and live music concerts with local music bands. This is a very friendly event and kids would love it.

The list of movies in 2019 summer is listed here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554

Some movies listed here have different languages as audio and English as subtitles, so you would want to double-check if you are interested.

This post is sharing experience on Friday, July 5th 2019 with Fantastic Beasts for the movie and the Old Yellers for the music.

Park View with people and outside movie theater setup

Park and Event Highlight Picture

Where Is the Parking?

Street Parking is free in the neighborhood.

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZVjR1zPNjZQUXNt89

Brooklyn Park: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=67

Who offer the free movies?

Portland Parks & Recreation by City of Portland. This event was well managed and trash cans and toilets were there. Here is the list of coming up events for the movies in the park.

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554

What shall we do before the movie start?

The movie starts after dusk (it started around 9:30pm). Free concert starts around 6:30pm.

kids playground, basketball courts and baseball field are there.

Food and Drink?

Free popcorn and food carts are available. Everybody is welcome to bring any outside food.

How was the movie?

The movie was Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald from 2018. The movie was a little more than 2 hours (2 hr and 13 min). This is the second movie of the “Fantastic Beasts” series. The content is about what happened before Harry Potter. Young Dumbledore was in the movie.

They played the DVD version. The movie started after 9:30 and finished around 11:30. It got very cold. Extra blankets would help.

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