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.
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. POW Film Fest is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing films made by women and non-binary filmmakers. The festival features the work of some of today’s top women and non-binary directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading filmmakers. Over the…
Rhododondrons will be in full bloom Come and check out our sale of one of a kind rhododendrons and daffodils along with other species!
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. 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…
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. Love baby animals as much as we do? Come see our newest baby arrivals Sunday, April 5th! Visit with baby goats, lambs, piglets, & chicks. We’ll even have fun activities for the kids! Don’t forget to give some love to our alpacas, ostriches, peacocks and…
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.
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. Harvey’s Comedy Club to bring you a HUGE competition spanning all over the city of Portland OR. Our grand prize to the funniest comic? A 200 dollar weekend long booking as an emcee at Harvey’s Comedy Club. Come to any one of these preliminary rounds…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. 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…
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…
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. 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…
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…
Come out and celebrate Israel’s 72 years of Independence! Join in Israeli music, dance, crafts, food, and more! In partnership with JFGP
The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival is the Pacific Northwest’s largest showcase of rustic, funky, tart, complex and wild ales from American breweries. The 2020 Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival returns to Von Ebert Brewing Glendoveer on an outdoor, covered and heated pavilion at Glendoveer Golf Course.
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.
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.
Mark your calendar for the 6th annual Sabertooth festival. The psychedelic stoner rock festival is back in Portland on Friday, June 5. The full lineup is coming very soon, so be sure to join the Facebook event to stay up-to-date on all of the details. Last year’s highlight was the Melvins, and this year we’ve…
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….
Gather to experience the finest Japanese and U.S. saké brands as part of the tenth annual Saké Fest PDX. Saké Fest PDX is the only event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Further enhance your Saké Fest PDX experience and enjoy early access to all food & beverage tasting tables for an additional 95…
Portland International Beerfest (PIB) is a three-day specialty beer festival held in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks. PIB showcases hard-to-find beers and ciders from all over the world. Sample everything from classic styles (pilsners, pales, et cetera.) to exotic new world hybrids (barrel-aged hoppy farmhouse sours, et cetera.)
Chamber Music Northwest’s annual summer festival combines high-caliber classical music with a laid-back atmosphere.
Our 50th Anniversary kicks-off with Robert Schumann’s only piano quartet and one inspired by it written by Schumann’s friend and protégé, Johannes Brahms. Join Opus One – pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Ida Kavafian, violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Peter Wiley – as they perform these two Romantic masterpieces. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest. Join us…
The Orion String Quartet and 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner Henry Kramer perform an evening of sonatas, trios, and quartets by Mozart and Haydn at the casual and intimate Alberta Rose Theatre. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, pianist Gilles Vonsattel, and the Orion String Quartet perform some of the most enduring and endearing pieces in the chamber music canon from the Classical and Romantic eras. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Bring family and friends to enjoy non-stop Italian food, entertainment, dancing, vendors, wine and beer gardens at the annual Festa Italiana.
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…
Join us for our first New@Noon concert of the summer celebrating the future of chamber music, with recent works by Wynton Marsalis, Roberto Sierra, and JacobTV. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
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…
This June, we’re throwing the third-ever Edgefield Brewfest, and this is one you cannot miss! On the same lawn where Edgefield Concerts take place, we’re bringing together more than 100 of Oregon and Washington’s best breweries & cideries for a day full of merriment. Wander the rows of taps to find your new favorite, or…
Violinist Ida Kavafian, cellist Peter Wiley, and the Orion Quartet join forces to perform both of Brahms’ masterful compositions for string sextet. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
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,…
Artistic Director David Shifrin’s new trio with pianist Anna Polonksy and cellist Peter Wiley perform Beethoven and Brahms works written for clarinet virtuosos. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Celebrate the colorful and atmospheric works of French impressionism from Ravel, Poulenc, Debussy, and more. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Every Fourth of July weekend, the Waterfront Blues Festival takes over downtown Portland’s Waterfront Park.
Feel the power of the piano in this program of piano duos, four hands, six hands, and Bartók’s rarely-performed sonata for piano and percussion with Gilles Vonsattel, Robert Blocker, Henry Kramer, and Protégé Project ensemble icarus Quartet. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Explore new music for piano and percussion and the classic pieces that inspired them with Protégé Project ensemble icarus Quartet and internationally-acclaimed pianist Robert Blocker. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
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…
Celebrate Independence Day with a star-studded evening of musical fireworks book-ended by the Star-Spangled Banner and Stars and Stripes Forever! Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
The Miró Quartet, masters of Beethoven, perform Beethoven’s monumental late string quartets, concluding Op. 130 as originally intended with the controversial and thrilling Op. 133 “Grosse Fugue.” Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
The Miró Quartet concludes their year-long cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets with Opus 131 – considered by Beethoven his greatest achievement in the quartet form – and Opus 130 and 133 Finale, his last compositions before his death. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Chamber Music Northwest’s renowned festival artists perform classics by two of Classical music’s giants, including a Beethoven Serenade and a Mozart string quintet. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Celebrate the sounds of European folk music by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály and more plus folk-inspired pieces by Haydn and Brahms. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.
Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke headlines and evening of music from over three centuries including a premiere by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts written for the Miró Quartet. Presented by Chamber Music Northwest.