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 a community parade; along with local music; street performers; a market of craftspeople and vendor; food and a beer garden; kids art activities; and more in the heart of the St. Johns neighborhood in North Portland.
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 more than 20,000 visitors to Northeast Portland’s Alberta Arts District. Also check out Last Thursday — the district’s monthly street fair.
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.
Black History Festival NW is an all-ages celebration of culture and heritage showcasing Black artists, businesses, organizations, and leaders through arts, education and advocacy, utilizing Black History Month to celebrate the African Diaspora, bridge gaps, amplify truth, unity and hope in the Pacific Northwest. See the festival website for a full lineup of events.
OJMCHE’s front window will be part of the City’s Winter Light Festival with a piece by Portland artist Sara Harwin that will be activated in the evenings throughout the month of February. Illuminated Letters is an artistic lens into the journey of creation. Light is represented in the form of ancient Hebrew letters within the…
A free popular Portland event for 29 years, this year’s film festival features five weeks of more than 30 feature, documentary and short films by established and emerging African directors from 18 countries. The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for…
Portland’s most lively, joyous outdoor event of the winter season is waiting right around the corner. Tuesday, February 25th, the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus will lead their annual Mardi Gras Parade on Mississippi Avenue. It’s a free, family-friendly event celebrating Mardi Gras Day. This year’s Parade features its biggest lineup ever, with marching bands, dance…
Hop to it! Warm up with these winter ales and learn the science behind brewing. Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight. Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer or…
Two great shows for the price of one – KidsFest and SportsFest combine to produce the Northwest’s largest family expo.
The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by leading regional filmmakers. This touchstone annual event brings artists and audiences together for a community celebration. Annually, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival draws hundreds of entries from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
The Northwest Film Center is hosting its 43rd Portland International Film Festival March 6-15, 2020. This year, PIFF will include films, talks, workshops, visiting artists, and parties! While heading to individual screenings is always an excellent option, PIFF passes are a great way to experience all that the festival offers. Three-film Opening Night program features…
Join the Human Rights Campaign and the Oregon Brew Crew for this all genders, all ages, fundraising event to show support for female-identified members of our community all while supporting LGBTQ+ people here in Oregon and across the nation. Featuring local female craft beer, cider and mead makers, musicians, comedians, businesses and community partners.
Sergei Loznitsa Netherlands/Lithuania (2019, 135 mins., in Russian with English subtitles) In master filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s latest foray unearthing troves of archival material for chillingly contemporary ends, he methodically ushers us through the unprecedented March 1953 funeral of dictator Josef Stalin. The funeral, which drew several million citizens to Red Square, completely shut down the…
Thousands of locals and visitors will celebrate their Irish heritage with live music, traditional Irish dancing, food and libations at the annual Kells Irish Festival, the largest Saint Patrick’s Day Festival in the Northwest.
13 breweries. 13 roasters. 13 bakeries. PDX Perfection The 6th Annual Baker’s Dozen, or BD6, melds three things Portland does best: coffee, beer, and doughnuts. Each brewer uses beans from different roasters in order to participate. Admission includes all 13 coffee beers, morsels of all 13 doughnuts, and a souvenir glass. (No extra drink tickets…
Spring welcomes the annual PDX Tequila & Tacos Festival! This event brings together the region’s top taco talent to compete for the fan favorite, “Best Taco in PDX.” Pair your tacos with a wide range of agave spirits and tropical margaritas, and don’t forget to bring cans, boxes or jars of non-perishable foods or make…
TechfestNW is a global gathering of technology and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs held at Portland State University’s Viking Pavilion in downtown Portland, Oregon. Learn more about the innovative, impactful tech that helps define our region. Hear from thought leaders across industries. Experience workshops and live tech demos. Join the startup pitch festival. And of…
Join us for the 40th annual Trillium Festival! MEMBER BENEFITS ‘Early Bird’ Entrance to plant sale 9 – 10am BUY 1 get 1 FREE Trillium Brunch 8-10am PLANT SALE Boskey Dell Natives will be selling plants in various sizes, including Trillium and other specialty native plants that support native wildlife. Specific Questions about your yard?…
Over 50 artists showing and selling their creations made from at least 75% upcycled materials. Inside the Leslie Lewis Pavilion at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. Friday April 10th will offer a Sip and Shop from 5-8pm with $25 admission, wine and light snacks and a recycled fashion show! Saturday is free and open from 10am-4pm.
The Rose City Salsa & Timba Festival is focused on bringing top level salsa and timba talent and education to Portland, OR through its 501c3 non-profit status. This annual festival showcases local performers, national and international talent and social dancing until 4 a.m. HEADLINERS De’Jon Polanski & Clo Ferreira (Bachata) Alex Flavor & Natasha Silva…
This annual springtime festival showcases Portland’s creative community, with a week full of lectures, design events and open houses.
The Camellia Festival is an annual all-day festival in April celebrating the City of Newberg’s official flower the Camellia and its Asian origins. The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with a 5k and 10k run/walk coordinated by Chehalem Parks and Recreation District (CPRD) followed by performances, a bloom show, kids activities, vendors and more…
Started back in 2008, the Nano Beer Fest began at Max’s Fanno Creek where the owners were looking for a way to showcase the local small brewers who were coming on the scene. Nine years later, it has grown to a bi-annual event featuring small batch beers, ciders and mead made by some of the…
The Pour Oregon wine festival is your chance to discover small, artisanal wine producers from all over Oregon. There’s so much great wine in this state from Southern Oregon’s Rogue, Applegate, and Umpqua Valleys, to the little places like Elkton and Milton-Freewater, to the hills and valleys of the great Willamette Valley. At Pour Oregon,…
Soul Queens & Blues Kings A benefit for HEALTH CARE FOR ALL- OREGON “Healing the Healthcare Blues” This very special showcase will celebrate icons of Soul and the Blues pioneers that helped shape the history of music. Norman “Boogie Cat” Sylvester brings together some of our local R&B favorites: Lenanne Miller, Renato Caranto, LaRhonda Steele,…
Shop for handmade crafts, snack on traditional recipes and enjoy entertainment straight from Guadalajara at this popular Cinco de Mayo festival.
Hina Matsuri – Dolls Festival – is a special time to pray for the growth and happiness of girls. It is also called ‘Peach Blossom Festival’ because it typically takes place on the 3rd day of the 3rd month, which is a season for peach blossoms in the lunar calendar. In earlier days, people believed…
Every May, thousands of visitors flock to the city’s famous UFO Festival, featuring four days of parades, costume contests, expert speakers
Filmed by Bike is a film festival that features the world’s best bike movies. The packed weekend includes a bike ride, visiting filmmakers, six film showtimes, dozens of films, afterparties and much more.
Considered the “hub” of the annual Portland Rose Festival, CityFair fills Waterfront Park with carnival rides, concerts, food and fireworks for multiple weekends during the festival.
Portland Rose Festival features multiple parades, waterfront carnival rides, concerts, dragon boat races, fireworks and plenty of roses.
An auto/moto/bike race and music festival.
For more than 40 years, Portland’s Starlight Parade has offered funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together in one whimsical pageant.
Join us in celebrating Portland’s favorite meal at the 3rd annual Portland Brunch Festival, benefiting The Jerome Kersey Foundation. This year’s festival will include local restaurants, cafes, popups, food trucks, local artists and designers. Enjoy multiple bars, a photo booth, live music, and games. Bars will be serving your favorite brunch cocktails and entertainment will…
Every year, Pedalpalooza brings over four weeks of biking fun with special rides and events throughout Portland. With over 100 different events (most organized by individuals), bikers of all persuasions are likely to find many events of interest. Nearly all events are free.
Portland Beer Week spotlights Portland’s breweries, high-quality brews and vibrant beer culture.
Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
Enjoy Nordic music, dancing, games, food, vendors, a beer garden, a kids’ area and more at Portland’s annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Enjoy delicious Nordic cuisine, try traditional beverages and scrumptious sweets. Spend the day with us and make your own colorful flower crown and other crafts. Play “Viking Chess”, Nordic Jenga and other fun games….
Hot-air balloons take flight mere minutes from downtown Portland every summer.
For more than 50 years, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts has proudly presented unique art exhibits including more than 600 local, national, and international artists. Visitors can also experience live music on two stages, performances, kids activities, artist demos, and a variety of food. It’s free to the public (donations encouraged) and attracts…
Come to the Good in the Neighborhood Multicultural Music & Food Festival features live music, a parade, an information Village, marketplace, beer and wine garden and a youth venue, along with a kids’ space. The official parade is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27, starting at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the corner…
Every Fourth of July weekend, the Waterfront Blues Festival takes over downtown Portland’s Waterfront Park.
The Portland Craft Beer Festival brings a huge outdoor party to the Fields Neighborhood Park, along with a huge selection of local beers, ciders and wine, originating from Portland, Oregon breweries. Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within the city limits of Portland are featured at the PCBF which makes it unique and different…
Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the fourth annual Portland Picnic in Westmoreland Park. Featuring tastings from an array of 100 wines from around the world. There will also be beer available from Level Beer and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy. A great selection of local vendors will be offering tasty food, live music, and…
Portland hosts dozens of beer festivals every year, but none compares to the Oregon Brewers Festival. With offerings from 80 craft brewers, the event draws nearly 70,000 attendees to the downtown waterfront every July.
A celebration of cryptozoology, paranormal, supernatural and fiction.
ScooperFest is an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Ticket cost: $15 adults, $10 kids under 14, kids under the age of two eat free.
Every August since 1999, Pickathon draws diverse musical performers to celebrate music and the outdoors at the lush Pendarvis Farm just outside of Portland.
Join the Oregon Chinese Coalition for the city’s annual Chinese Festival in the Square! Celebrate Chinese American culture and enjoy nonstop entertainment, delicious Chinese food, authentic arts, crafts and much more.
The Vanport Jazz Festival honors the city of Vanport and the voices who formed Portland’s jazz community. Near the site of the historic 1948 flood, the event transforms Colwood Golf Course into a cultural revival, welcoming nationally renowned artists and breathing new life into Portland jazz.
Sneaker Week offers fun events for sneaker addicts and footwear newbies alike.
The Bloody Mary Festival scours Portland for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Marys. Your ticket includes over two hours enjoying Portland’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, created by the finest restaurants, bars and bottled mix companies, along with yummy food and drink tastes from local artisans. Also, you’ll get one vote for the…
The Electric Block Party is an all-day, all-ages community-driven event in the Central Eastside Industrial District that celebrates Portland’s unique hip-hop and street art cultures with live-painting by diverse regional artists, live music, break and free-style dance battles, local art marketplace, youth activities, local food carts, live screen printing, skateboarding ramps, and more.