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.

Editor's Pick
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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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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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

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.

Editor's Pick
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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NW Coffee Beer Invitational
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

NW Coffee Beer Invitational

Goose Hollow Inn $25 entry includes festival glass and 10 taster tickets. Tickets at the door only.

The Northwest’s two favorite brews are in the spotlight again for the seventh NW Coffee Beer Invit…

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Beer, Food & Drink
Meet A Scientist: January
Jan. 11–25, 2020

Meet A Scientist: January

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) Included with museum admission.

Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second and…

For Kids, Readings & Talks
The End of Summer
Jan. 25–26, 2020

The End of Summer

Q Center Portland $5 at door

A new queer play premiering here in Portland. Ted is marrying Max, but he’s been keeping a few secre…

LGBTQ+, Performing Arts

What Interests You?

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

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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.