Farmer’s market lovers will find a bountiful harvest in Milwaukie. There are two in the area: One for the tri-county region and one in Milwaukie. More than 70 farms participate in the tri-county market, so you are certain to find a farm offering your favorite fresh produce there. The Milwaukie market runs every Sunday from May through October and also offers visitors free live music in addition to wholesome organic produce. Speaking of organic, great whole grains are waiting at Bob's Red Mill, where they grind them fresh on century-old buhr millstones before they are packaged and sold.
Milwaukie offers year-round entertainment, so finding fun is easy. During the summer, the city hosts the Summer Concerts in Scott Park at the Ledding Library Amphitheater. Bring a blanket, sit back, and enjoy the outdoor music. The All About Fruit Show takes place every October. This unique event has hundreds of homegrown fruits and pastries as well as pie contests, so dust off your best recipe. The Milwaukie Art & Artisan Market takes place in June and offers fine art, photography, jewelry, and painting. First Friday is a series of Friday night artistic events from May through October.
Wet and Wild Water Fu
If outdoor adventure is what you want, look no further than the Clackamas River. Whitewater kayaking, camping, and fishing await you here. There are plenty of scenic activities at one of the more than 100 parks in Clackamas County. The Happy Valley Park has baseball, soccer, and basketball fields and courts, as well as an off-leash dog area and walking trail. For aquatic fun, North Clackamas Aquatics Park is open almost year-round. It is home to four swimming pools, a hot tub, a 29-foot rock climbing wall, and several water slides, so grab your bathing suit and dive in.