May event highlights
Here’s a selection of May events in Portland. For more, see our editors’ picks, below, or search the events calendar.
Portland Farmers Market
Most of the area’s farmers’ markets open in May. Among the items featured are fresh produce, flowers, seafood, breads and berries. There are three Portland Farmers Markets in downtown Portland: Saturdays, in the South Park Blocks at Portland State University; Mondays, at Pioneer Courthouse Square; and Wednesdays, in the South Park Blocks at Salmon Street. In addition to shopping, the markets feature chef demonstrations and other entertainment.
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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Portland’s largest multicultural event, offers authentic Mexican music, crafts and entertainment in Waterfront Park, including performers from Guadalajara, one of Portland’s sister cities.
Memorial Weekend in Wine Country
Bridgetown Comedy Festival
The popular Bridgetown Comedy Festival draws top comics like Reggie Watts and Janeane Garofalo, and was voted the nation’s best comedy festival in the 2010 Punchline Magazine readers’ poll. Spanning a weekend, the fest includes shows at multiple Southeast Portland venues, including Doug Fir Lounge. Full article>>
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Sale
Portland Rose Festival
Since 1907, the Portland Rose Festival has been the city’s quintessential event. The family-friendly fest kicks off Memorial Day weekend and includes the Grand Floral Parade, dragon boat races, concerts and more. Full article >>