What Interests You?
Whether you are a history buff, a wine connoisseur, just learning how to paddleboard or love watching a great game of basketball you’ll find what you’re looking for — or maybe a new passion — in Portland.
Art gallery wanderers, theater lovers and those with a curious eye will find something to marvel at in this creative city with galleries, public art, art festivals and events, and avant-garde institutions in Portland’s vibrant arts scene.
Portland is home to more breweries than any other city on earth. (No wonder we call it “Beervana!”)
Learn all about cannabis in Portland including: where you can and can't smoke weed, cannabis tours and more.
Powered by a collective of Southeast Portland spirit makers, Portland's craft distilling era is coming of age.
From food carts to farmers markets and award-winning restaurants, Portland is a culinary haven for foodies of all stripes.
Portland is a hub for artists, entrepreneurs and creators alike, with community studios, warehouses and makerspaces that let you DIY your way around town.
Portland’s musical offerings are diverse as the city itself, with options including indie rock, jazz, classical, pop and more.
Nightlife in Portland doesn't mean just hitting the club. Portland comes to life after hours with open mic nights, comedy, karaoke spots, delicious late-night eats, swanky bowling, and plenty of venues for any kind of music.
The perfect launchpad for outdoor activities and adventure with snow-capped mountains, the Pacific ocean, countless rivers, forested hikes and beautiful urban gardens, Portland has something for every kind of outdoor enthusiast.
From seeing a soccer match with the Timbers Army to rooting for Rip City and the Trail Blazers, Portland loves its sports.
With wine country in its backyard, Portland overflows with wine bars and urban wineries, offering special varietals from around the world.
Summer in Portland may be one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Days are long and dry, temperatures are comfortably warm, and the city makes the most of these conditions with outdoor celebrations and exciting things to do running well into September. There’s no better time for hikes, taking a dip in the Willamette River or heading to a nearby farm to pick (and devour) delicious berries.
There is something exciting happening every season in Portland. Fall is the time to celebrate the spookiest season. Explore Halloween events, haunted tours and festive corn mazes. Autumn is also a great time to peruse Portland’s theater scene or watch a Trailblazer’s game.
Winter in Portland brings everyone inside to indulge in the city’s legendary culinary scene. Portland also has a reputation for great craft beer, and in the winter the city throws a festival to prove it. Several locally beloved events return each year in the winter including the PdX Jazz Festival, the Winter Light Festival and the One Moto Show.
Spring in Portland sees the city burst into bloom. Several places around the city provide opportunities to view vibrant flowers and spring colors. Also, the spring brings back the city’s signature Portland Rose Festival. Bring the whole family for Spring Break and enjoy activities for everyone.
As the trees change color and the weather cools, Portland’s calendar fills with cultural, wine and autumnal events.
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.
Springtime in Portland brings plenty of showers and new growth, along with only-in-Portland activities and celebrations of beer, food, fiestas and flowers.
Whether it’s your first time visiting Portland or you’re looking for something new to discover, there are plenty of events to entertain and welcome you to the City of Roses. With something happening every month, the biggest challenge is narrowing down the abundance of choices. Perhaps these handy tours and itineraries can help with finding things of interest and planning your next trip to the Rose City. But, with a never-ending roster of events in Portland, you’re sure to find plenty worth celebrating every month of the year.
From theater to roller derby, Portland kicks off the year with an eclectic assortment of events.
Shop, eat and cheer your way through the last of winter with these March events in Portland.
Portland's "festival season" warms up every June with the Portland Rose Festival, Portland Pride Parade and Festival, plentiful outdoor concerts and celebrations of craft beer.
July in Portland is a busy time, with a variety of live music, beer fests and film events to take in.
Biking across bridges and cheering on soapbox racers are two of many great August events in Portland.
As summer winds down, Portland ups the ante with performance art, live music and dining events throughout September.
October events in Portland include a giant pumpkin race, "can't miss" film festival, corn mazes, haunted houses and other autumn and Halloween-themed events.
Get cozy with downtown's holiday tree lighting, Willamette Valley wine or a good Northwest-made movie.
We love this city and we love to celebrate it together. The many annual festivals thrown throughout the year are one way Portlanders do just that. You can sample the area’s bounty and explore your love of food at the many festivals throughout the year. Also, with beer festivals and events happening every month you can quench your thirst while discovering new favorites. Maybe you love film, theater, culture or something a little offbeat, you can bet that Portland loves it, too. Find a festival or celebration that is just right for you in Portland.
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.
We’ve collected PDX’s best foodie events to help you make the most of what our sweet and savory city has to offer all year round.
Portland isn't shy about its love of beer — the city has nearly as many beer festivals as it does breweries.
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