Many Portland neighborhoods celebrate summer with a street fair. You could spend nearly every weekend exploring these retail districts enjoying live music, food and local color.
May Street Fairs in Portland
Kenton Street Fair
One of the earliest neighborhood street fairs of the year, the Kenton Street Fair livens up this historic North Portland neighborhood with food, activities and local vendors.
St. Johns Bizarre
The annual art- and craft-focused St. Johns Bizarre features local music, street performers, a selective market of craftspeople and vendors, food, a beer garden, kids art activities and more in the heart of St. Johns.
July Street Fairs in Portland
Mississippi Street Fair
Featuring live music on five stages, the Mississippi Street Fair is one of the city’s biggest street fairs, drawing 30,000+ visitors to the close-in North Portland street.
Division/Clinton Street Fair
The Division/Clinton Street Fair celebrates this Southeast Portland neighborhood — close to downtown and bursting with top-rated eateries.
August Street Fairs in Portland
Lents Street Fair
The Southeast Portland neighborhood embraces its farmland heritage with the Lents Street Fair, featuring quirky county fair influences (think chicken beauty contest and urban goats) along with live music, food, vendors and a beer garden.
Alberta Street Fair
With three music stages, a beer garden and 300 local vendors, the Alberta Street Fair attracts 20,000 visitors to Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District. Also check out Last Thursday — the district’s monthly street fair.
The Fremont Festival celebration in this quaint Northeast Portland neighborhood features a kid and pet parade to go with the array of local food and vendors.
The Multnomah Days festival in Southwest Portland’s Multnomah Village is really just one day, but it’s jam-packed with a small-town-style parade, live music and food and craft vendors.
Hawthorne Street Fair
One of Portland’s favorite streets — and its longest-running street fair — the Hawthorne Street Fair pulls out all the stops with multiple music stages, two beer gardens and blocks of sidewalk sales at many of the more than one hundred local shops that line this original “shop local” stretch.
September Street Fairs in Portland
Art in the Pearl
Technically, Art in the Pearl is a fine arts and crafts festival, but with live music, hands-on activities and food vendors, this Labor Day weekend party in the North Park Blocks of the Pearl District certainly belongs on the list of summer street fairs. Of course, it’s easy to enjoy the Pearl District’s art offerings with the monthly First Thursday art walk.
Belmont Street Fair
The street fair season winds down in style with the Belmont Street Fair, a party in another popular Southeast Portland retail and dining district.
The 2019 Siren Nation Festival presents a stunning musical lineup, a night of the best comedians from the Northwest, a visual art show with outstanding Northwest artists, an art and craft sale and free workshops, held throughout November 7-17. Schedule and venues vary daily; some events are free, and others require a cover. Please visit…
Join ReFIT for its first annual Circus Circus Soiree. This charity extravaganza will be decorated with Vegas-themed games (Blackjack, Craps, Whip and Skip, Ring Toss, Putting Contest, etc.), a photobooth, gourmet food, beer, wine and more. All for the great cause of helping financially and physically challenged homeowners throughout the Portland metro area through no-cost…
The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies — each less than five minutes — all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot…
Rain has come to the Tillamook State Forest, turning trickling streams into roaring rapids – but are you ready to go with the flow? Join the Tillamook Forest Center to plunge into the world of surging rivers, spawning salmon and the inner workings of watersheds to celebrate the ways in which rain transforms our forests….
Worldly is a one-day, free event featuring speakers, world music, language lessons, trivia and more. Its mission is to help people overcome barriers and encourage international travel. Topics covered will include budgeting, travelling solo, cultural respect and more. This will be a great venue to meet other curious travelers and get excited about exploring the…
Veterans Memorial Coliseum will host the second annual Rose Quarter Guitar Festival where attendees can buy, trade or sell vintage, used and new guitars, amps, pedals, mandos, banjos, guitar accessories and more at the event. Guitar enthusiasts are also welcome to carry in one or two guitars to try and sell or trade throughout the…
The Wild Arts Festival is Pacific Northwest’s premier art show and book fair celebrating the natural world. Held each November by the Portland Audubon, the festival attracts nearly 5,000 visitors each year. New for 2019, the popular festival has moved to Pure Space in Portland’s vibrant Pearl District as the festival celebrates its 39th year….
A three-day post-Thanksgiving comedy festival in in seven central Portland venues with 90 performers. Featured headliners are Dave Hill, Lizzy Cooperman, Adam Cayton-Holland, Janae Burris, Ron Lynch and Nathan Brannon. The venues for this festival are: Kelly’s OlympianOutrageSiren TheaterWhite Owl Social ClubVelvet LoungeKickstandShanghai Tunnel