Join over 100,000 film lovers as they gather in over 250 cities in cinemas, museums, and universities to view and vote on the finalist’s films in the 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. With screenings in Sydney, Mumbai, Vienna, Cape Town, and all fifty states the festival brings great films to great venues and allows the audiences to select their favorites. cstpdx.com
Restore Oregon’s 2017 Mid-Century Modern Tour, features six residences designed by celebrated Northwest Modernist architect William Fletcher. Drawing inspiration from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Oregon’s NW Regional Modernism, the homes are both modern and appropriate for the landscape.
The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival celebrates the full spectrum of natural fibers, from the animal or raw fiber to the finished product. The event includes three days of workshops, fiber craft demonstrations, a goat obstacle course, livestock shows, a crafting and spinning circle, seminars, and kids’ activities.
Learn how to brew kombucha at home with Jared Englund, Co-founder of Lion Heart Kombucha. In this class, you will learn the history and science of kombucha, how to make an easy one-gallon batch at home, how to scale up to larger batches, flavor and carbonate your brew.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the International Rose Test Garden. Learn more about roses with one of the Rose Garden Tours or use the Rose Finder, a discovery guide to the most interesting blooms in the garden. Wander the garden and discover music, art, and fun for the whole family among the roses.
Check out this whimsical, Bigfoot-themed festival with its atypical food and merchandise vendors. Activities include carnival-style games, casting your own Bigfoot mold, a meet and greet with Bigfoot researcher Cliff Barackman, and performances by Emmy Blue and the Squatchie.
Enjoy an evening of glamor in the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s adored literary classic at an event that is sure to be the bee’s knees. Come dressed to the nines in your glad rags to enjoy a nighttime party under the Portland Summer sky, as we tip a few together at the ritziest shindig that the city will see all year.
Transcend virtual reality and live your favorite 1980s video game! The Oregon Trail® Game 5K and 8K takes runners on a cross-country adventure to their final destination – Oregon City! Runners will have to make decisions along the course such as whether to ford a river, go hunting, and more. Will you make it, or will you die of dysentery? Runners will receive a timed score as well as a game score.
This festival celebrates responsible stewardship of our shared natural resources. The event will feature live music, local food vendors, free kayak tours, and a walking tour of the future Willamette Greenway Trail. The locally filmed documentary Upriver will be shown at dusk.
Check out the 17th annual conference and zine social devoted to exploring the facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. The event will feature over 150 exhibitors, in addition to workshops, panels, and discussions. This forum is a haven for the voices of zinesters writing their stories.
More than 300 antique, collector, and special interest automobiles will be on display at this historic car show. This year the event celebrates Lincoln Motor Company’s 100th anniversary with special classes spanning from pre-WWII models to Studebakers. Enjoy live music, food, a beer garden, and a wine pavilion on the tree-shaded campus of Pacific University.
Celebrate the restoration of the Willamette River and jump in! Float in your inner tube and life jacket to a beach party organized by the Human Access Project. Enjoy food carts, a beer garden, and a music barge with live bands at the Tom McCall Bowl Beach.
Run this beautiful half-marathon through Oregon’s Dundee Hills AVA wine region and then taste wines at the post-race party. Limited to 1,200 runners, a large portion of the event will follow unpaved vineyard trails that wind through idyllic rows of grapes and under leafy hazelnut trees.
Choreography XX is a celebration of dance created by women. Last season the Oregon Ballet Theatre launched a national women’s choreography competition. The winners, Gioconda Barbuto, Helen Simoneau, and Nicole Haskins, created three original works which will be performed at Portland’s gorgeous Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater. Admission is free. So pack a picnic, and sit back for a delightful summer evening of dance!
This classic Rose Festival event dates to 1973. Children and adults race and show off their handmade, human powered boats that float only by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Creatively constructed watercraft will compete in nine categories, with one earning a place in history upon the coveted Best in Show milk can trophy.
The 6th annual Cider Summit Portland features over 150 ciders, including regional favorites and international classics. Food carts will include offerings from World Foods, Cypress Grove Cheese, KRAVE Jerky, and Ryans Juice among others. While you sip you can enjoy live music by Portland artists and a dog lounge, hosted by DoveLewis and Cycle Dog.
Celebrate the summer solstice in the Scandinavian tradition. Enjoy traditional Nordic food, a beer garden, craft making tutorials for Dalarna Horse lanterns and floral wreaths, as well as the requisite raising of the Maypole or midsommarstång. Scandinavian roots are not required to participate!
Dress like you mean it, bring a date, and revamp your prom memories Portland style! Sponsored by Jim Beam and featuring the bands Just People, Worth, and ADDverse Effects, you’ll experience a magical evening of adult shenanigans and Prom-foolery!
Enjoy a 5k-ish fun run throughout the Buckman Neighborhood of Southeast Portland. Walk, jog, run . . . no one cares! Considered an “un-race,” you won’t be timed or receive a medal when you finish–you’ll collect something better–a craft brew along with other seasonal swag from Base Camp Brewery.
Enjoy Oregon Wine Month without leaving the city! Fourteen Oregonian wineries are participating, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the varietals from the vintners themselves. Bottles will be available for sale and food will be available for purchase from Bunk Food Truck.
Check out the world’s best bike movies during the first weekend in May when Filmed By Bike will host their annual film festival at the historic Hollywood Theatre. Over the course of the weekend they’ve scheduled several events including Brewery Tour Bike Rides with the filmmakers, workshops, and an amazing street party.
We’ve joined an incredible community of five small, locally-owned businesses in a space designed and renovated by Kevin Cavenaugh of Guerilla Development, and we want you to help us party! All five storefronts are pooling their resources and throwing an incredible opening party that you will not want to miss. Join us in celebration and check out the new storefronts for Dream Cakes, Project Object, Dava Bead, and Leeward NW Surf & Sea. You’ll also get to visit our new office space and enjoy some phenomenal cake!
Hortlandia is one of the largest hardy plant and garden art sales in the Pacific Northwest. Vendors from far and wide come to Portland to offer the latest plant introductions as well as the time-tested (and hardiness-tested!) plants. Handcrafted specialty garden art will also available for sale. Come enjoy numerous nurseries, artists, plants and specialty art all under one roof!
Would you run for beer? What about cider, wine, or spirits? If so, this is the event for you. Bridge to Brews is the only run in Portland that will take you over the Fremont Bridge. Participants will run or walk 8K or 10K before being treated to tasty libations from many great local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. There will also be plenty of tasty food and live music while you celebrate at the finish line.
Join Hoyt Arboretum’s curator Martin Nicholson for this annual springtime event in appreciation of the season’s stunning magnolia blossoms. The guided walk along the trails through the arboretum’s nationally-recognized magnolia collection will take your breath away. Bring your camera and take advantage of this opportunity to photograph one of Portland’s best displays of spring blooms.
PDX TEQUILA & TACOS FESTIVAL
March 25th, 6:00 PM | Tao Event Center
Join the fun at PDX Tequila y Tacos Festival to ring in the coming of spring with a wide range of delicate mezcals and rich tequilas, complimented by traditional and creative tacos prepared by some of our region’s best local food purveyors. A surprise special musical guest will open the festival before a DJ comes on to match the grooves to your favorite agave spirits.
An event for Recreational Anachronists and the Legitimately Time-Displaced; every year, the Steampunk Film Festival brings Portland the very best in neo-victorian retrofuturist cinema. The festival will include both short and feature-length narrative film, documentary, animation, and music video. Meet with filmmakers in attendance or check out regional steampunk vendors.
Bricks Cascade is a convention and exposition for Adult Fans of Lego (AFoL) and very talented young LEGO builders from around the world. You don’t have to be serious LEGO builder yourself to check out the expo, where the artistic and ingenious marvels created by AFoL will be on display. Vendors will also be available with T-shirts, LEGO minifigs, custom made plastic elements and vintage LEGO sets.