Upcoming Events

Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

100 Years of Roses

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.  
portlandoregon.gov/parks/73446

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Aug
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

A Gatsby Summer Evening

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.  
facebook.com/events/117110495552023

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Aug
6
9:00am 9:00am

The Oregon Trail® Game 5K and 8K

  • 9th Street and Main Street Oregon City, Oregon, 97045 (map)
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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.
facebook.com/events/434419040225494

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Jul
22
to Jul 23

Portland Zine Symposium

  • Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.
portlandzinesymposium.org

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Jul
16
8:30am 8:30am

Concours D'Elegance

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.
forestgroveconcours.org

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Jun
29
to Jun 30

Choreography XX

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

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Jun
25
11:00am11:00am

Milk Carton Boat Race

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

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Jun
16
to Jun 17

Cider Summit Portland

  • Fields Neighborhood Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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May
20
11:00am11:00am

Base Camp Brewing 5k Fun Run

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.  
facebook.com/events/337324586654031

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May
5
to May 7

Filmed by Bike Festival

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

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Apr
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Grand Opening Party

  • 2506 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)
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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!

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Apr
15
to Apr 16

Hortlandia

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

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Apr
9
8:00am 8:00am

Bridge to Brews Run

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 

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Apr
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Magnolia Tree Tour

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 

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Mar
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

PDX Tequila & Tacos Festival

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

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Mar
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Steampunk Film Festival

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 

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Mar
11
to Mar 12

Bricks Cascade Lego Exposition

  • Oregon Convention Center (map)
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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 

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Feb
18
to Feb 25

Swan Lake

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

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Feb
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting

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

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Feb
12
8:00am 8:00am

Worst Day of the Year Ride

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

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Feb
9
to Feb 25

Portland International Film Festival

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

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Dec
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Moth in Portland

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

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