Hispanic American events

Enjoy Portland's Hispanic American culture year-round.

Cinco de MayoCarnival rides are among the attractions at Portland's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.
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    This section was produced in collaboration with El Hispanic News, a monthly bilingual newspaper that is the oldest Hispanic publication in the Pacific Northwest and a leading source of information for the Hispanic community.

    APRIL

    Hillsboro Latino Cultural Festival

    The annual Latino Cultural Festival celebrates diversity in Hillsboro featuring Latino art, food, entertainment and local businesses.

    MAY

    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    The four-day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, presented by the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association, is considered the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in North America. Held since 1985 in downtown Portland’s Waterfront Park, the festival features traditional music, dance, food, crafts and sports, with guest performers from Guadalajara.

    JULY

    Portland Latino Gay Pride

    What began as an offshoot of the Portland Pride Festival has become very much its own independent event. Culminating with an outdoor celebration that includes dance, music and food, Portland Latino Gay Pride takes place every July and is the longest-running Latino gay pride event in the Northwest.

    SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

    National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Some Multnomah County libraries hold special events during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

    El Grito y Fiestas Patrias

    Celebrating the independence days of Mexico and other Latin American countries, El Grito y Fiesta Patrias brings folkloric and Aztec dancers, live mariachi, salsa, cumbia and pop music and food and arts vendors to downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square for one Saturday in September.

    La Luna Nueva Festival

    Presented by Miracle Theatre Group every September, La Luna Nueva Festival celebrates the multicultural nature of Hispanic heritage with two weeks of music, dance, theater, poetry, comedy, visual art and more.

    Portland Latin American Film Festival

    Founded in 2007, the Portland Latin American Film Festival (PDXLAFF) showcases Latin American culture through feature films, documentaries and short films. The festival is held each October at the historic Hollywood Theatre.

     

    Find more Portland events in the Travel Portland events calendar or the El Hispanic News online calendar.


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