Portland Events

From beer festivals to artistic performances, there’s always something to do in Portland.

Editors' Event Picks

Here are some of our recommended upcoming events in and around Portland.

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PDX Pop-Up Shops
Nov. 14–Dec. 31, 2019

PDX Pop-Up Shops

Pioneer Place

PDX Pop-Up Shops return to downtown Portland ever winter, making it easy to find locally made gifts …

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Shopping
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Christmas Ship Parade
Dec. 5–22, 2019

Christmas Ship Parade

Willamette & Columbia Rivers Free

The Christmas Ship Parade started in 1954 with one lone sailboat from Portland Yacht Club. Bows of g…

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Festival of the Last Minute
Dec. 19–24, 2019

Festival of the Last Minute

Portland Saturday Market Free

No time to check everyone off your “nice” list? No problem! ‘Tis the season for the Festival o…

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Festival, Shopping
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Whale Watching Week
Ongoing

Whale Watching Week

Sites Along the Oregon Coast

Up to 20,000 gray whales migrate along Oregon’s coast every winter and spring. Spot them from these …

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Outdoors

Holiday Events

From Thanksgiving through year’s end, Portland offers an abundance of celebrations, from the traditional to the unexpected.

Happening This Week

Discover all the things to do in and around Portland in the next seven days.

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Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market
Dec. 13–15, 2019

Crafty Wonderland Holiday Art + Craft Market

Oregon Convention Center Free admission December 14 & 15. $20 admission for first pick pre-show party on December 13.

Portland’s biannual art and craft fair boasts unique handmade wares from 225+ local vendors.

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Shopping
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Black Nativity 2019
Nov. 28–Dec. 15, 2019

Black Nativity 2019

Bethel AME Church $7-$25

By Langston Hughes. The show was originally first performed off-Broadway on December 11, 1961 and th…

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Cultural Communities, Music, Performing Arts
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Tuba Christmas Concert
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Tuba Christmas Concert

Pioneer Courthouse Square Free

Downtown will pulse with the melodic sounds of big brass as nearly 300 tubas play in unison for the …

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Music
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Tender Table
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019

Tender Table

Louiza

Portland’s Tender Table event series features performances and snacks by women and gender-nonbinar…

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Cultural Communities

What Interests You?

You'll discover events in Portland that are tailored to your tastes, no matter how eclectic.

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Fall Events

As the trees change color and the weather cools, Portland’s calendar fills with cultural, wine and autumnal events.

Events by Season

Portland is welcoming and lively year-round, with every season offering its own allures.

Winter in Portland

Portland's arts and culture scenes are in full swing during the long nights of winter, when the city comes to life with special activities events.

Summer in Portland

In the summertime, Portland pulls out all the stops, with festivals celebrating craft beer, music, contemporary art and the city’s culinary scene.

Spring in Portland

Springtime in Portland bring plenty of showers and new growth, along with only-in-Portland activities and celebrations of beer, food, fiestas and flowers.

Events by Month

No matter what time of year you visit, there's always something fun to see and do in Portland.