Upcoming Events

Jun
29
Jun 30

Choreography XX

  • Washington Park

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! 
obt.org


Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Milk Carton Boat Race

  • Westmoreland Park

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.
rosefestival.org

Jun
16
Jun 17

Cider Summit Portland

  • Fields Neighborhood Park

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.
cidersummitnw.com

Jun
10
11:00 am11:00

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

  • Oaks Park

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! 
scanheritage.org

May
27
May 28

Portland's Prom

  • Star Theater Portland

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!   
facebook.com/events/442053449460678

May
13
May 14

Feria de Portland

  • Audiocinema

Celebrate Oregon’s flamenco community and the culture of Andalucía! This annual festival will feature local Spanish food vendors, flamenco performances, a full bar, open dancing, demonstrations & more!  
feriadeportland.bpt.me

May
7
3:00 pm15:00

PDX Urban Wine Experience

  • Seven Bridges Winery

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.  
pdxurbanwine.com

May
5
May 7

Filmed by Bike Festival

  • Hollywood Theatre

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.  
filmedbybike.org

Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

Grand Opening Party

  • 2506 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States

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!

Apr
15
Apr 16

Hortlandia

  • Expo Center

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! 
hardyplantsociety.org

Apr
9
8:00 am08:00

Bridge to Brews Run

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park

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. 
terrapinevents.com 

Apr
6
12:00 pm12:00

Magnolia Tree Tour

  • Hoyt Arboretum

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.
hoytarboretum.org 

Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

PDX Tequila & Tacos Festival

  • Tao Event Center

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.
facebook.com/events/225433121250205

Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Steampunk Film Festival

  • 5th Avenue Cinema

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.
facebook.com/steampunkfilmfest 

Mar
11
Mar 12

Bricks Cascade Lego Exposition

  • Oregon Convention Center
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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.
brickscascade.com 

Feb
18
Feb 25

Swan Lake

  • Keller Auditorium

Let yourself be swept away by one of the most beloved classical ballets of all time. In this world premiere production, the original choreography is woven into a new adaptation of Swan Lake by Kevin Irving. The exquisite Tchaikovsky score, never more attuned to the struggles of the heart than in this poignant work, will be performed live by the OBT Orchestra at each performance.
obt.org

Feb
18
4:00 pm16:00

TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting

  • Leftbank Annex

The 7th Annual TOAST event is an opportunity to taste a wide variety of spirits from the northwest and around the globe. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond. Whether your preference is whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, brandy, liqueurs - or even spirits like absinthe and aquavit - the distillers and producers at TOAST will have it covered.
oregondistillerytrail.com

Feb
12
8:00 am08:00

Worst Day of the Year Ride

  • Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Join thousands of riders as they pedal in honor of one of the coldest and wettest days of the year. The Worst Day of the Year Ride is a beloved Portland tradition. Regardless of the weather, fun-loving cyclists grab their friends, don their costumes, and gather to ride their bikes and wave their silly flags.
worstdayride.com

Feb
9
Feb 25

Portland International Film Festival

  • Portland OR

Watch over 100 films at Northwest Film Center’s 40th Portland International Film Festival. The event will feature exciting new works from some of the leading voices of national and world cinema, animated features that have charmed audiences internationally, and shorts featuring memorable snapshots from around the world. PIFF After Dark will cater to the cinematically adventurous and nocturnally inclined with genre-bending films that push the boundaries.
nwfilm.org

Dec
12
7:30 pm19:30

The Moth in Portland

  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

America’s beloved storytelling nonprofit is bringing a new lineup of storytellers to town. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each story is true and every voice is authentic, dancing between documentary and theater, and creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. The show features five stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, including an astronaut, a voodoo priestess, and a retired NYPD detective.
portland5.com

Dec
9
Jan 8

La Belle

  • Imago Theatre

La Belle, Lost in the World of Automaton is Imago’s steampunk adaptation of the classic story Beauty and the Beast. The set is a giant ship — water wheels turn, giant stacks pump, and whistles chirp while automata are brought to life with clockwork mechanics. La Belle creates a visual playground, keeping the young ones engaged while taking adults on a breathtaking romantic journey.
imagotheatre.com

Dec
8
Dec 18

WinterVille

  • Zimmerman Heritage Farm

This brand new holiday festival at the historic Zimmerman Heritage Farmhouse is a fundraising event for the East County Historical Organization. The family-friendly event will feature performances by local high school choirs, a winter beer and cider garden, tours of the Zimmerman House, local food and craft vendors, a children’s craft area, and free photos with Santa for children.
wintervillefestival.com

Dec
2
Dec 18

Christmas Ships

A Portland tradition since 1954, the Christmas Ship Fleet features 55 boats with brightly lit displays parading down the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Displays are designed and built by the boat owners, and many make an annual appearance. Each year thousands of Portland-Vancouver residents line the banks of both rivers to watch the parade.
christmasships.org

Nov
24
9:00 am09:00

Tofurky Trot Portland

  • Oaks Park Historic Dance Pavillion

The 5k Tofurky Trot is open to all levels of physical fitness. The event is designed to support local communities and to raise money for local non-profits supporting a compassionate plant-based lifestyle. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters on this largely carnivorous holiday. Enjoy tasty vegan snacks and drinks at the finish line. Money raised from the Trot goes to support Northwest VEG, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Sanctuary One, and Green Acres Farm Sanctuary.
nwveg.org

Nov
19
1:00 pm13:00

Cranksgiving

  • Velo Cult

Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels — part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. Team up with other cyclists to visit a series of stores and buy a list of items. Prizes will be awarded to the first team back, best costume, and biggest spending team members. Food will be donated to Outside In, a local organization serving homeless youth.
puddlecycle.com 

Nov
4
Nov 20

The Oregon Trail

  • Portland Center Stage at The Armory

If you grew up playing “The Oregon Trail,” this theatrical take on the game is for you. In this fresh and funny retelling of our history, two Janes traverse The Oregon Trail. “Now Jane” is playing the computer game in 1997; “Then Jane” is in a covered wagon in 1848. A judgey game show narrator, a domineering sister, and two oxen try to corral the two Janes. Fate maneuvers them both to a conclusion that changes their lives and sends them to the end of the trail.
pcs.org 

Nov
3
Nov 12

Reclaimed

  • Polaris Dance Theater

Prepare to be challenged and inspired by this dynamic performance that mixes contemporary dance with social commentary. “Reclaimed” is  Artistic Director Robert Guitron’s retrospective on his own choreography. The work is a demonstration of his developing styles, his explorations in movement, and his eclectic experiments with various flavors of dance over time.
polarisdance.org 

Oct
29
3:00 pm15:00

Thrill Portland

  • Portland OR

Every October people and zombies around the world join together to dance “Thriller” in honor of the creative genius of Michael Jackson. If you don’t have the moves down, don’t worry. You can learn the dance at organized practice sessions every Friday and Sunday throughout the month at Fremont UMC.   If you can’t make it to a practice session check out the instructional videos on YouTube by user INESSENS, the founder of the event. Location will be announced by email and on Facebook. Get ready to be a part of a thrilling dance mob!
facebook.com/thrilltheworld.portland

Oct
21
Oct 23

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

  • Oregon Convention Center

You’ll have the opportunity to play hundreds of retro arcade and console games at this annual event celebrating the historic contribution video games have made to popular culture. Speakers and panel discussions will feature artists, programmers, and game experts discussing everything from mastering the claw machine to the impact classic games have had on current game design. A game-making workshop will introduce you to the tools and skills you need to make your own games. The expo will also feature video game tournaments and a live concert.
retrogamingexpo.com

Oct
14
Oct 15

Parke Diem

  • Portland OR

Join friends and neighbors for a two day, citywide event to build up and beautify over 50 of Portland’s parks. Help plant 10,000 crocus bulbs at Peninsula Park, rake shrub beds and spread mulch at Laurelhurst Park, remove invasive species with the Mt. Tabor Park Weed Warriors, or help build and maintain Mt. Tabor’s beautiful hiking, biking, and running trails. Find a project that excites you or join volunteers at your favorite park to give back to Portland’s beloved parks.
portlandpf.org