Every summer, Portland’s neighborhoods — from east to west, north to south — put on their own hyper-local parties. You could spend nearly every weekend exploring these retail districts while enjoying live music, food and local color.
Kenton Street Fair
One of the earliest neighborhood street fairs of the year, the Kenton Street Fair livens up this historic North Portland neighborhood with food, activities and local vendors.
St. Johns Bizarre
The annual art- and craft-focused St. Johns Bizarre features local music, street performers, a selective market of craftspeople and vendors, food, a beer garden, kids art activities and more in the heart of St. Johns.
Mississippi Street Fair
Featuring live music on five stages, the Mississippi Street Fair is one of the city’s biggest street fairs, drawing 30,000+ visitors to the close-in North Portland street.
Division/Clinton Street Fair
The Division/Clinton Street Fair celebrates this Southeast Portland neighborhood — close to downtown and bursting with top-rated eateries.
Lents Street Fair
The Southeast Portland neighborhood embraces its farmland heritage with the Lents Street Fair, featuring quirky county fair influences (think chicken beauty contest and urban goats) along with live music, food, vendors and a beer garden.
Alberta Street Fair
With three music stages, a beer garden and 300 local vendors, the Alberta Street Fair attracts 20,000 visitors to Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District. Also check out Last Thursday — the district’s monthly street fair.
The Fremont Festival celebration in this quaint Northeast Portland neighborhood features a kid and pet parade to go with the array of local food and vendors.
The Multnomah Days festival in Southwest Portland’s Multnomah Village is really just one day, but it’s jam-packed with a small-town-style parade, live music and food and craft vendors.
Hawthorne Street Fair
One of Portland’s favorite streets — and its longest-running street fair — the Hawthorne Street Fair pulls out all the stops with multiple music stages, two beer gardens and blocks of sidewalk sales at many of the more than one hundred local shops that line this original “shop local” stretch.
Art in the Pearl
Technically, Art in the Pearl is a fine arts and crafts festival, but with live music, hands-on activities and food vendors, this Labor Day weekend party in the North Park Blocks of the Pearl District certainly belongs on the list of summer street fairs. Of course, it’s easy to enjoy the Pearl District’s art offerings with the monthly First Thursday art walk.
Belmont Street Fair
The street fair season winds down in style with the Belmont Street Fair, a party in another popular Southeast Portland retail and dining district.