This section was produced in collaboration with El Hispanic News, a monthly bilingual newspaper that is the oldest Hispanic publication in the Pacific Northwest and a leading source of information for the Hispanic community.
Know Before You Go
As of June 30, 2021, COVID restrictions have been lifted in Portland and the state of Oregon. While events are now allowed, some events may still be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.
Hillsboro Latino Cultural Festival
The annual Latino Cultural Festival celebrates diversity in Hillsboro featuring Latino art, food, entertainment and local businesses.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
The four-day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, presented by the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association, is considered the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in North America. Held since 1985 in downtown Portland’s Waterfront Park, the festival features traditional music, dance, food, crafts and sports, with guest performers from Guadalajara.
Portland Latinx Pride
What began as an offshoot of the Portland Pride Festival has become very much its own independent event. Culminating with an outdoor celebration that includes dance, music and food, Portland Latinx Pride takes place every July and is the longest-running Latinx gay pride event in the Northwest.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
El Grito y Fiestas Patrias
Celebrating the independence days of Mexico and other Latin American countries, El Grito y Fiesta Patrias brings folkloric and Aztec dancers, live mariachi, salsa, cumbia and pop music and food and arts vendors to the Rose Quarter Commons for one Saturday in September.
Portland Latin American Film Festival
Founded in 2007, the Portland Latin American Film Festival (PDXLAFF) showcases Latin American culture through feature films, documentaries and short films. The festival is held each October at the historic Hollywood Theatre.
Find more Portland events in the El Hispanic News online calendar.
With a neighborhood grocery, meat market, coffee shop, food cart pod and more, the Mercado is one of the city’s most delicious destinations.
Latinx eateries, arts groups and institutions offer opportunities for visitors to connect with the local Hispanic American community.
Revolución Coffee House owner and community activist Maria Garcia pairs traditional Mexican recipes with social justice in downtown Portland.
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