Summer in Portland

Portland packs the sunniest season with festivals celebrating the city's music, craft beer, contemporary art and internationally acclaimed culinary scene.

Know Before You Go

As of June 30, 2021, COVID restrictions have been lifted in Portland and the state of Oregon. While events are now allowed, some events may still be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.

Summer in Portland may be one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Days are long and dry, temperatures are comfortably warm, and the city makes the most of these conditions with outdoor celebrations and exciting things to do running well into September. There’s no better time for hikes, taking a dip in the Willamette River or heading to a nearby farm to pick (and devour) delicious berries. Meanwhile, annual summertime events and festivals include the joyous Portland Pride Parade and Festival in June, the epic Oregon Brewers Festival in July and Pickathon Music Festival in August. Read on for our top picks for things to do, see and experience during a summertime visit to Portland.

Summer Weather

During Portland’s summers, the days are warm (average high 78° F/25° C) with blissfully low humidity. Rain is rare and the evenings are long (the sun doesn’t set until around 9 p.m. in June and July).

What to Pack

If you’re visiting Portland in the summertime, we recommend packing typical warm weather attire (think shorts, t-shirts and open-toed shoes) along with a few layers (like a light jacket) for cooler evenings spent outside.

Know Before You Go

As of June 30, 2021, COVID restrictions have been lifted in Portland and the state of Oregon. While events are now allowed, some events may still be canceled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.

Favorite Summer Events

Experience the best of summer in Portland at these annual warm-weather events.

Events By Month

Every month of summer in Portland offers its own unique events and experiences.

June Events

Portland's "festival season" warms up every June with the Portland Rose Festival, Portland Pride Parade and Festival, plentiful outdoor concerts and celebrations of craft beer.

July Events

July in Portland is a busy time, with a variety of live music, beer fests and film events to take in.

August Events

Biking across bridges and cheering on soapbox racers are two of many great August events in Portland.

Summer Activities

Make the most of Portland's epic summer season with these local activities.

10 Refreshing Summer Snacks

Stay energized and hydrated with tropical acai bowls, octopus ceviche and organic frozen yogurt.

Make a Splash

Beat the heat like a local by jumping into the nearest river, lake or fountain in Portland.

Swimming Holes Near Portland

Stay cool all summer long at these serene swimming spots, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest — and all less than an hour away from Portland.

Make a Splash in the Willamette River

The river, which bisects the city into east and west sides, is a virtual aquatic playground, with kayakers, fishers and swimmers enjoying the water.

Portland’s Public Fountains

Cool off with free fun at these kid-friendly fountains in Portland.

Upcoming Summer Events

Enjoy these summertime events and festivals in and near Portland.

Editor's Pick
Pedalpalooza
Ongoing

Pedalpalooza

Multiple locations Free

Portland’s cycling culture peaks during summer’s multi-week Pedalpalooza, featuring 200+ local-led, themed rides, all open to the public.

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Outdoors
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Weird
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Piano Push Play
July 5–Aug. 31, 2021

Piano Push Play

Citywide

Piano Push Play invites local artists to transform old, donated pianos into whimsical works of art which are distributed across the city.

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Music
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Weird
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Woodstock Farmers Market
Ongoing

Woodstock Farmers Market

Woodstock Farmers Market Free

The popular Woodstock Farmers Market features fresh produce, baked goods, fresh juices, sweets, cheese, meat and more from 30+ vendors, along with artisan-made products like jewelry, ceramics and art.

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Feast Flicks
July 29–Aug. 1, 2021

Feast Flicks

The Lot at Zidell Yards Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details

To kick off the Summer of Feast, Feast has teamed up with PDX film legends at the Hollywood Theatre to create an outdoor movie series featuring favorite food films paired with the dreamiest menus from chefs and restaurants. Each night will feature a delightful food and drink experience inspired by the film–all to be enjoyed…

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Feast Portland
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Summer of Feast
July 29–Sept. 1, 2021

Summer of Feast

Multiple Venues Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details

Projecting hope and joy after a tumultuous year, Feast is back for 2021. Reflecting the needs of the community right now, Feast is back in a way that brings Portland together over the thing this city loves most — food. Celebrating the city and the hard work everyone is doing to make the community better,…

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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema
Ongoing

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema

Lloyd Center General Admission $20

The Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, running July, August, and September 2021, welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic storytelling can bring. Unbound from the traditional movie theater setting, Cinema Unbound is creating new venues throughout the city starting with the Open-Air Rooftop Cinema at the Lloyd…

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Sneaker Week
Aug. 5–11, 2021

Sneaker Week

Various Locations Free

Sneaker Week offers fun events for sneaker addicts and footwear newbies alike.

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Festivals
Shopping
My People’s Market
Aug. 6–8, 2021

My People’s Market

Two blocks between NW Davis and NW Flanders The event is free with limited entry. 

A Diverse Marketplace of Multicultural Vendors My People’s Market is back in real life. Join us Friday-Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8 on the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland, for a market experience that only the MPM crew can deliver. Be immersed in the vibrancy Portland has to offer at My People’s Market. Connect…