September event highlights
Here’s a selection of September events in Portland. For more, see our editors’ picks, below, or search the events calendar.
Bite of Oregon
Enjoy locally sourced tastes and demos from esteemed local chefs, paired with regional craft brews and Willamette wines at Bite of Oregon. Proceeds from this annual festival, held on the Rose Quarter Commons, benefit Special Olympics Oregon.
Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival
During the Time-Based Art Festival, presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), visual artists, musicians, dancers and other creative from all over the world push boundaries with installations, performances and interactive art experiences.
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International culinary festival Feast Portland taps into the wealth of renowned Portland chefs — and welcomes noted culinary stars from around the world — to make the most of Oregon’s bounty. In addition to events at restaurants around town, you’ll find happenings at Director Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square and Zidell Yards.
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Art in the Pearl
More than 100 artists offer up their creations, from painting and photography to jewelry and hand-crafted furniture, for Art in the Pearl over Labor Day Weekend in the North Park Blocks, with food vendors, musicians and family activities rounding out the offerings.
The Bite of Oregon
Beneﬁtting Special Olympics Oregon, The Bite is one of the Rose City’s most popular festivals. Sample food created by local chefs, taste regional wines at the Oregon Wine Garden and sip Oregon beer in the beer garden, all while enjoying live music, chef demonstrations and family entertainment at the Rose Quarter.
Rose City Comic Con
Every year fans of all stripes descend on Portland for one of the biggest pop culture events in the city, Rose City Comic Con. Held at the Oregon Convention Center, you can catch panels with your favorite celebrities, get access to artists, writers and creators and witness next-level cosplay – or craft a costume of your own!
El Grito Fiestas Patrias
Hosted by the Mexican consulate in Portland, El Grito is a celebration of Mexican independence at the Moda Center. With mariachi bands, Aztec dancers, traditional food, drink and more, Portland’s fiesta is one of many celebrated at Mexican embassies around the world.
Portland Fashion Week
Portland Fashion Week, the world’s only comprehensively sustainable fashion week, features independent, eco-couture, street and active wear offerings from North American and international designers, all at downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.