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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Mochitsuki
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

Mochitsuki

Portland State University $4-$12

A Japanese New Year tradition, Mochitsuki refers to the pounding of sticky rice to make mochi rice c…

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Cultural Communities, Food & Drink, For Kids, Music
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Cascade Festival of African Films
Jan. 31–Feb. 29, 2020

Cascade Festival of African Films

PCC Cascade Campus & Hollywood Theatre Free

A free popular Portland event for 29 years, this year’s film festival features five weeks of more …

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Black History Month, Cultural Communities, Festival, Film
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One Moto Show
Feb. 7–9, 2020

One Moto Show

Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Every February, the One Moto Show draws thousands of bikers and enthusiasts to Portland to celebrate…

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Valen Tango
Feb. 12–17, 2020

Valen Tango

DoubleTree by Hilton $24-$349

The City of Roses boasts one of the best tango communities outside of Buenos Aires, with dances and …

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Nightlife

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.

Happening This Week

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

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Chinese New Year
Jan. 25–Feb. 9, 2020

Chinese New Year

Lan Su Chinese Garden $10 General; $9 Senior (62+), $7 Student (6-18 or with College ID), Free for Children under 5

Every year, Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden offers two weeks of traditional Chinese New Year even…

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Cultural Communities, For Kids
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Reel Music Film Festival
Jan. 24–Feb. 16, 2020

Reel Music Film Festival

Whitsell Auditorium

Featuring a kaleidoscopic selection of genres, movements, labels, bands, and solo artists, the annua…

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Festival, Film, Music
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Fertile Ground Festival
Jan. 30–Feb. 9, 2020

Fertile Ground Festival

Multiple locations Prices vary

See Portland’s newest theater and dance works every January at Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival.

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Black History Festival NW
Feb. 1–29, 2020

Black History Festival NW

Venues Citywide

Black History Festival NW is an all-ages celebration of culture and heritage showcasing Black artist…

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Black History Month, Cultural Communities, Festival

What Interests You?

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Events by Season

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

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.

Fall in Portland

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

Events by Month

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