Portland Rose Festival
The Portland Rose Festival, which celebrated its centennial in 2007, offers three weeks of family events, spanning late May and early June. Highlights include the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade, the Starlight Parade, a family carnival in Waterfront Park, dragon boat races, concerts and ﬁreworks.
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World Naked Bike Ride
Portland’s version of the World Naked Bike Ride is the largest one in the world. In 2013, 8,000 cyclists took to the streets in this free, clothing-optional nighttime trek through the city.
North American Organic Brewers Festival
Proudly touting all things green, the North American Organic Brewers Festival, a celebration of America’s most sustainable suds, has been a hit with beer drinkers and environmentalists alike since 2003. With more than 50 beers to sample, local brewers and nationwide beermongers alike vie to make a big splash with revelers, who also enjoy live music and organic eats in a compost and recycle-friendly setting at North Portland’s Cathedral Park.
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
Every summer, fans of folk, rock, world music and more stake out spots on the amphitheater lawn at the Oregon Zoo for the Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts, more than a dozen performances from some of the hottest, most diverse acts performing today.
Chamber Music Northwest
Pre-concert picnics on the lawn at Reed College are a standing tradition among the enthusiastic followers of the annual Chamber Music Northwest concert series, which runs from late June to late July. Since it was launched in 1971, the festival has grown into one of the most successful chamber music events in the nation.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Twenty minutes from downtown Portland, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts features art demonstrations, an art show and juried craft show with 120 booths, wine, beer, food and entertainment.