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Free live music and comedy in Portland

Discover a new favorite comic or musician at Portland's free concerts and comedy nights, scattered across the city and scheduled throughout the week.

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Portland’s best annual festivals

With a never-ending roster of events in Portland, you’re sure to find plenty worth celebrating every month of the year. Here are 54 of our favorites.

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Summer Free for All

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All program offers over 400 free events from June to August, including free movie screenings, concerts and rock climbing.

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Portland’s most Instagram-ready spots

We’ve collected Portland's most Instagrammable spots to ensure you capture PDX from its best angle.

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The Grotto

This serene woodland sanctuary in Northeast Portland features 62 acres of botanical gardens.

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Best spots for spring flowers

Find your favorite blooms, from roses to rhododendrons and tulips to trilliums, with our guide to spring flower viewing in Portland.

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Bird-watching in Portland

Catch sight of 200+ types of birds at the Portland area's dozens of prime bird watching destinations, including sanctuaries, refuges and urban parks.

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Swimming holes near Portland

Stay cool all summer long at these serene swimming spots, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest — and all less than an hour away from Portland.

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Where to celebrate Earth Day in Portland

If Earth Day could claim a capital, Portland would be a top contender with its oodles of green space and routine place at the top of "greenest cities" lists.

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Halloween events in and around Portland

From corn mazes to dance performances, half-marathons to haunted houses, Portland provides the perfect Halloween plans for any scare-seeking witch or warlock.

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