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 Jazz Festival
Feb. 20–Mar. 1, 2020

PDX Jazz Festival

Various venues

The Portland Jazz Festival returns every February with a stellar series of concerts and events celeb…

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Cultural Communities, Music
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Worst Day Of The Year Ride
Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020

Worst Day Of The Year Ride

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub $44 and up, kids 12 and under ride free

Get ready to ride with thousands of other fun-loving people at the 18th annual Worst Day of the Year…

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For Kids, Outdoors
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Northwest Filmmakers' Festival
Mar. 5–19, 2020

Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

Multiple venues $50

The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by leading r…

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Festival, Film
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Portland International Film Festival
Mar. 6–15, 2020

Portland International Film Festival

Multiple Venues $9-55, see https://cinemaunbound.org/tickets for pricing

The Northwest Film Center is hosting its 43rd Portland International Film Festival March 6-15, 2020….

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Festival, Film

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 things to do this week in and around Portland.

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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
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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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Tender Table Presents: Tampopo
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Tender Table Presents: Tampopo

Clinton Street Theater $10

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

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Cultural Communities
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Black Arts Festival
Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

Black Arts Festival

Reed College Free

Join Reed College in celebrating its third annual Black Arts Festival! Family-friendly, free and ope…

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Black History Month, Cultural Communities, Food & Drink, Music, Shopping

Black History Month in Portland

Every February, Americans of all races and backgrounds celebrate Black History Month. Celebrate with these Portland events.

What Interests You?

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

Hosting an Event in Portland?

Get it added to this calendar! Local events of interest to visitors are welcome.

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.

Annual Festivals

Eat, drink and be merry at these annual festivals in and around Portland.

Portland’s Best Annual Festivals

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.

Portland’s Best Food Festivals

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.

Beer Festivals in Portland

Portland isn't shy about its love of beer — the city has nearly as many beer festivals as it does breweries.