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10 places to watch Oregon fireworks on Independence Day

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No Fourth of July celebration is complete without fireworks. Here's a list of 10 of the biggest shows in the Portland metro area and beyond. All shows begin at dusk unless otherwise noted.

The Waterfront Blues Festival

The show on the Willamette River in downtown Portland bills itself as the largest fireworks display in Oregon. Entry to the Waterfront Blues Festival, including the fireworks show, is a $10 donation plus two cans of food. Info: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com/Events/Fireworks

Oaks Park Fireworks Spectacular

Gates open at 10 a.m., rides start at noon and picnic spaces are first come first serve at Oaks Park Amusement Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way in Portland.) Admission is $5, or $2 for ages 15 and younger. The fireworks begin at dusk. Info: www.oakspark.com/events-july.html

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver

The 20-minute fireworks show launches at 10:05 p.m. Prime viewing ticket holders can get into the prime viewing area, where there will be a picnic dinner, an entertainment stage and front row seats to the fireworks show. Parking is $10 per car. Info: 4th.fortvan.org/

Tigard's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

Gates open at 6 p.m. at Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Road. There will be clowns, live music, kids games and concession stands. Fireworks start at dusk. Info: www.tigard-or.gov/community/fourth_of_july/

Fourth of July Celebration at Seaside Beach

The fireworks on the beach at the turnaround start about 10 p.m. Organizers boat it's one of the "finest fireworks shows anywhere on the West Coast." Info: www.seasidechamber.com/?page_id=46

St. Paul Rodeo

Every rodeo performance is topped off with a fireworks display set off on the west side of town. They can be seen from just about anywhere in St. Paul. Info: www.stpaulrodeo.com/entertainment/other/fireworks.html

Fourth of July in Newport

Sound bounces around the area at the Newport fireworks show thanks to the surrounding hills of Yaquina Bay. The fireworks are shot off from a barge in the middle of Newport's bay, and attract roughly 10,000 viewers every year. Info: www.newportchamber.org/press/13_6_19.htm

St. Helens Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

"A Time to "Remember" is the theme of this year's celebration. After a year without an organized fireworks show, St. Helens' show returns with a bang around 10 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from Sand Island. Info: www.facebook.com/StHelens4thOfJulyCelebration

Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Fireworks will cap off a night of rodeo entertainment at the Buckeroo Grounds. The fireworks are set off on the northeast corner of the rodeo grounds and can be seen from just about anywhere on the grounds. Info: molallabuckeroo.com/

Estacada Fourth of July Big Bang Fireworks Sky Show

Estacada's annual show claims to be the biggest, most up-close and personal show in Clackamas County. The Big Bang Grounds are located north of the Estacada Library. (31314 SE Eagle Creek Rd. in Estacada.) The parking gate closes at 9:30 p.m. Info: www.estacada4thofjuly.com/

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