May events

Embrace spring with events celebrating local food, crafts and Latinx culture.

PSU_FarmersMarket_Leah-NashLocal artisans share their wares at the open-air market at Portland State University.
Leah Nash

May event highlights

Here’s a selection of May events in Portland. For more, 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. The flagship Portland Farmers Market is at Portland State University, but the organization operates more throughout the city. In addition to shopping, the markets can feature chef demonstrations, spontaneous music performances, fresh flowers, coffee and food carts and more.
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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.
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Memorial Weekend in Wine Country

During Memorial Weekend in Wine Country, more than 150 Willamette Valley wineries — many not usually open to the public — open their doors to visitors.

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Sale

This biannual sale from the popular purveyor of local crafts, Crafty Wonderland, turns the Oregon Convention Center into a true wonderland of all things handmade each spring and winter.

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.
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