January events

Ring in the New Year with these Portland events.

January's Fertile Ground Festival celebrates new Portland works.January's Fertile Ground Festival celebrates new Portland works.
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Here’s a selection of January events. For a full search, visit the events calendar.


Love chocolate? You won’t want to miss ChocolateFest, a weekend dedicated to sampling and savoring everything from artisan truffles to drinking chocolate from more than 80 exhibitors at the Oregon Convention Center.
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Rose City Rollers Roller Derby

Portland’s all-female flat-track roller derby league, the Rose City Rollers, holds local and national bouts at the historic Oaks Park rink in Southeast Portland from January to June.
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Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden

The two-week Chinese New Year celebration, held in late January and early February at Lan Su Chinese Garden, includes lion dances, children’s activities, martial arts and cultural and historical demonstrations. The festivities culminate with a traditional lantern-viewing ceremony.

Fertile Ground Festival

Founded in 2009, Fertile Ground is focused on new Portland art. The 10-day, citywide festival showcases play premieres, art installations, events and even in-progress projects, all created by local artists.

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