January events

Ring in the New Year with these Portland events.

Fertile Ground FestivalJanuary's Fertile Ground Festival celebrates new Portland works.

January event highlights

Here’s a selection of January events in Portland. For more, search 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.

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.

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