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
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. (Note: The Lan Su Chinese Garden will be closed from Nov. 23, 2015–late Jan., 2016, as it undergoes refurbishments.)
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.
Reel Music Festival
For 30 years, the Reel Music Film Festival has presented movies about music and musicians of every genre and era. Spanning several weeks, the Northwest Film Center festival often features live appearances by musicians and filmmakers.
Chamber Music Northwest Winter Festival
Known for its popular summer series, Chamber Music Northwest also presents a suite of concerts in late January/early February.