Winter Fun in Portland

Portland comes to life every winter with special seasonal events and activities like the Black Arts Festival at Reed College. Dive into some of the city's most exciting winter offerings.

Dive Into Winter

Dining Month

From March 1–31, enjoy three-course meals for just $33 at 130+ of Portland’s top restaurants.

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Black History Month

Join in honoring Black history in Portland and beyond at these local events and festivals.

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This Week in Portland

Check out our editors’ top event picks for this week.

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Black History Festival NW
Feb. 1–29, 2020

Black History Festival NW

Venues Citywide

Black History Festival NW is an all-ages celebration of culture and heritage showcasing Black artist…

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Black History Month, Cultural Communities, Festival
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Cascade Festival of African Films
Jan. 31–Feb. 29, 2020

Cascade Festival of African Films

PCC Cascade Campus & Hollywood Theatre Free

A free popular Portland event for 29 years, this year’s film festival features five weeks of more …

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Black History Month, Cultural Communities, Festival, Film
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Tender Table Presents: Tampopo
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Tender Table Presents: Tampopo

Clinton Street Theater $10

Portland’s Tender Table event series features performances and snacks by women and gender-nonbinar…

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Cultural Communities
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Black Arts Festival
Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

Black Arts Festival

Reed College Free

Join Reed College in celebrating its third annual Black Arts Festival! Family-friendly, free and ope…

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Black History Month, Cultural Communities, Food & Drink, Music, Shopping

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Visiting soon? Here are events we’re looking forward to!

Family Fun in Portland

Kids of all ages (including kids at heart) enjoy Portland's attractions, activities and eats in and near the city.

Discover Portland’s Neighborhoods

You haven’t truly been to Portland until you’ve visited our diverse neighborhoods.

Explore the Outdoors

With parks and gardens, hiking, running, biking, nature and wildlife all easily accessible, Portland is ripe for outdoor adventure.

Culture in Portland

From arts to craft beer, makers to food carts, Portland overflows with cultural offerings.

Top Sights in Portland

Portland’s fun and unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to (tax-free) retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books.

Cultural Communities

African American Community

Connect with the African American community at these businesses, cultural centers, clubs, restaurants and more.

Hispanic American Community

Visit a Catholic monument, Latino eateries and arts groups and institutions to connect with the local Hispanic American community.

Native American Community

Learn about Oregon's Native American culture and history through these collections and institutions.

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Food Cart Pods

Portland is famous for its dozens of food cart pods; here are some of our favorites.

  • Cartopia Food Cart Pod

    The Cartopia pod is home to a wide variety of food carts and a covered, heated seating area. Most carts are lively late into the night, staying open until midnight Tuesday to Thursday and even later on the weekends.

  • Portland Mercado

    This public market features more than a dozen businesses offering various Latin American foods and products.

  • Cartlandia Food Cart Pod

    This Southeast Portland “super pod” is home to a full-service bar, a family- and dog-friendly outdoor beer garden and over 30 carts representing 15 different countries (including a Voodoo Doughnut mobile van and three carts serving lobster).

  • Portland State University Food Cart Pod

    Located on the south end of the Portland State University campus, this food cart pod offers cuisine from around the world. For seating, head to the shady, tree-lined South Park Blocks nearby.

  • Fifth Avenue Food Cart Pod

    This eclectic collection of eateries in downtown Portland is a local favorite for weekday lunch.

Around Portland

Discover the many scenic destinations within two hours of Portland.

Columbia River Gorge

Starting just 30 miles east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers amazing vistas, trails and more than 90 waterfalls.

Mount Hood

Mount Hood offers scenic recreation ranging from camping, hiking and fishing to nearly year-round skiing.

Oregon Coast

From the fishing city of Astoria to the tide pools of Yachats, the Oregon Coast is a rugged, unspoiled treasure that begins 90 minutes from Portland.

Plan Your Trip

Use these resources to guide your trip to the Rose City.