Hispanic and Latinx Events

Enjoy Portland's Hispanic and Latinx culture year-round.

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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.

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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’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Shop for handmade crafts, snack on traditional recipes and enjoy entertainment straight from Guadalajara at this popular Cinco de Mayo festival.


Portland Latino Gay 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 Gay Pride takes place every July and is the longest-running Latinx gay pride event in the Northwest.


National Hispanic Heritage Month

Some Multnomah County libraries hold special events during National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

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 downtown’s Pioneer Courthouse Square for one Saturday in September.

La Luna Nueva Festival

Presented by Miracle Theatre Group every September, La Luna Nueva Festival celebrates the multicultural nature of Hispanic heritage with two weeks of music, dance, theater, poetry, comedy, visual art and more.

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.

Hispanic and Latinx History

Oregon's Hispanic American community has strong roots and is still growing.