No matter what time of year you choose to visit Portland, there’s always something new to see, do, taste and experience in The Rose City. Explore the changing colors of fall, the gorgeous blooms of spring, the endless festivals of winter and outdoor adventure galore of summer. Year-round, tax-free shopping, thrilling theater debuts, live music, award-winning culinary experiences and more await any visitor to The Rose City. Read on to learn more about each individual season in Portland, then check out our events calendar to discover more things to do and help you plan your next visit.
Springtime in Portland bring plenty of showers and new growth, along with only-in-Portland activities and celebrations of beer, food, fiestas and flowers.
In the summertime, Portland pulls out all the stops, with festivals celebrating craft beer, music, contemporary art and the city’s culinary scene.
As the trees change color and the weather cools, Portland’s calendar fills with cultural, wine and autumnal events.
From theater to roller derby, Portland kicks off the year with an eclectic assortment of events.
Shop, eat and cheer your way through the last of winter with these March events in Portland.
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 in Portland is a busy time, with a variety of live music, beer fests and film events to take in.
Biking across bridges and cheering on soapbox racers are two of many great August events in Portland.
As summer winds down, Portland ups the ante with performance art, live music and dining events throughout September.
October events in Portland include a giant pumpkin race, "can't miss" film festival, corn mazes, haunted houses and other autumn and Halloween-themed events.
Get cozy with downtown's holiday tree lighting, Willamette Valley wine or a good Northwest-made movie.
With a never-ending roster of events in Portland, you’re sure to find plenty worth celebrating every month of the year. Here are 54 of our favorites.
We’ve collected PDX’s best foodie events to help you make the most of what our sweet and savory city has to offer all year round.
Portland isn't shy about its love of beer — the city has nearly as many beer festivals as it does breweries.
Portland’s Top 10 Winter Drinks
Portland’s award-winning brewers and mixologists help you beat winter's chill with beverages featuring seasonal flavors like eggnog and apple cider.
Winter Walks in Portland
Trade muddy trails for winter walks along the smooth, paved walkways of Portland's parks, then treat yourself to a warm mug of coffee or tea.
Winter Hikes in and Near Portland
Oregon’s great outdoors offers excellent adventures all year-round. Here are six Portland-area paths perfect for all-weather adventures.
Spring Hikes Near Portland
There’s something special about the first spring hike of the year. Enjoy wildflowers, bird watching and breathtaking scenery on these springtime rambles.
Best Spots for Spring Flowers
Find your favorite blooms, from roses to rhododendrons and tulips to trilliums, with our guide to spring flowers in Portland.
Spend Spring Break in Portland
Plan an epic spring break in Portland with our list of activities for families, friends, couples and solo travelers.
Ten Refreshing Summer Snacks in Portland
Stay energized and hydrated with tropical acai bowls, octopus ceviche and organic frozen yogurt.
8 Only-In-Portland Summer Drinks
Treat yourself to boozy milkshakes, build-your-own bubble tea and other quintessentially Portland bevvies with our insider’s guide to the city’s best summer drinks.
Summer Events Round-Up
When the sun finally comes out, Portlanders celebrate their favorite things: music, beer, art and food.
Fall Hikes Near Portland
These fall hikes near Portland prove that autumn is an ideal time to explore Oregon wilderness, admire seasonal flora and fauna, and visit nearby farms.
Portland’s Best Spots for Fall Color
Autumnal beauty abounds in Portland, and there are plenty of prime places to revel in leaf-crunching relaxation.
Every March, more than 100 Portland restaurants serve up three courses for just $33 nightly. There’s no better time to visit this top culinary destination.
Colorful fields reminiscent of Holland burst with acres of tulips in full bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn.
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. The Oregon Distillers Guild and the American Craft Spirits Association presents a craft spirits tasting event held at the Oregon Convention Center Ballroom. Bid on gift baskets from local craft distilleries and vendors during the silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will go to…
This annual show and sale returns every April to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. See gorgeous rhododendrons and daffodils on display, then stroll through the garden in full bloom — one of the city’s most iconic and beautiful natural areas.
Open every Saturday and Sunday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.
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. The annual Bridge to Brews foot race is back with a new route in 2020, taking participants over the Broadway, Steel, Morrison and Hawthorne Bridge. Head to Waterfront Park after the race for the “brews” section of the event which features a classic Portland beer…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Hippity hop down the bunny trail & discover what he left behind! Together, challenge yourselves uncovering a basket full of treasures. Experience a spirit of playfulness & helping your child develop self-direction skills & respect for others. It’s festive! It’s fun! Follow the link to…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Established in 2008, the Portland Lindy Exchange (PDXLX) is the biggest annual swing dance weekend in Oregon. Join us for 3 days of celebrating the music and vintage swing dances of the early 20th Century including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, and Collegiate Shag. The Music…
EVENT CHANGED TO VIRTUAL RUN/WALK. Please visit the event website for current information. This spring tradition takes participants along the scenic Columbia river along the Marine Drive bike path featuring views of Mt. Hood, lots of boats and marinas, and a gorgeous sunrise. An incredible post-race party spoils all finishers with complimentary commemorative champagne flutes,…
Welcome spring with candy hunts, activities and farm animal talks at Rabbit Romp. Bring the kids to Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring geared at the 10-and-under crowd. Candy hunts and coloring activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be two separate hunts on the concert lawn — one for kids 3-10 and and…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Join us in the Pearl to celebrate Spring with fun activities, treats and a hug and picture with the Easter Bunny. Smiles, laughter and some sweet treats will bring a burst of energy to the streets throughout the day as the Easter Bunny goes out…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Mass suspended until 4/14. Celebrate Easter Sunday at The Grotto, a serene woodland sanctuary in Northeast Portland featuring 62 acres of botanical gardens. Mass celebrating Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord will occur at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. April 12, 2020. Main…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. Gather your friends and family for an Easter celebration to remember. Hop onboard the Portland Spirit for a two-hour Easter Brunch cruise featuring an elaborate brunch buffet, ever-changing views and excellent service. The Cinnabunny will be making a special appearance, and will be giving a…
This Easter Egg hunt features no hard boiled eggs — just cash prizes! There will be 50 eggs, each containing a golden ticket for up to $50 in Pix Patisserie treats. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday at this all-ages event. (Limit is one egg per guest.)
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…
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. Each year close to 6,000 volunteers come together with SOLVE to pick up trash, remove invasive weeds, and plant native trees and shrubs. Let’s celebrate 50 years of Earth Day by joining the largest Earth Day event in Oregon. Do your ‘hood some good at…
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…
The Portland Night Market showcases many unique businesses that call Portland home. Blending food, culture, music, drinks and retail together for an adventurous evening in the Central Eastside. Come meet some of Portland’s best makers and creators! The Portland Night Market is a bimonthly, free event and open to all ages.
Experience Bloom Runway, a powerful, fashion-forward event with ready-to-wear brands and designers. This is a curated mix-and-mingle experience for cultured individuals celebrating fashion, style and live music. This annual fashion show showcases Portland’s most creative fashion talent and entrepreneurs from all different backgrounds and nationalities, while giving back to the community by mentoring peers and…
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. Join Forest Park Conservancy’s celebration of the 50th annual Earth Day! Saturday, April 25, volunteers will be meeting up at trailheads throughout Forest Park, working to mend the trails and protect the forest from future invasive species. (Bringing friends and family is strongly encouraged!) After…
Celebrate wildlife everywhere with the Oregon Zoo’s annual Party for the Planet! With fun educational activities, up-close experiences with ambassador animals, roaming entertainment and more, Party for the Plannet offers something for everyone who wants to celebrate the Earth’s biodiversity and take action to protect wildlife.
Honor Earth Day 2020 by exploring the connection to the land through the shared collective wisdom of local BIPOC farmers. We will partner with the Oregon Food Bank, Mudbone Grown Farms and the Pathways to Farming program to, “imagine a new, inclusive food system where Black farmers and BIPOC farmers are the next generation of…
Join Friends of Tryon Creek at this annual Earth Day and Birthday celebration at Tryon Creek State Park. Come help the park’s “Eco Crew” remove invasive species and tidy the trails, then enjoy birthday cake, family-friendly activities and prizes for participants.
The Portland Flea + Food is a monthly market held on the last Sunday of the month in Portland, Oregon. Every market features 80+ local artists, makers, and curators of the best vintage, handmade and locally-sourced goods in town.
Shop for handmade crafts, snack on traditional recipes and enjoy entertainment straight from Guadalajara at this popular Cinco de Mayo festival.
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. Imagine sundresses, big hats and seer sucker suits. The Portland Derby organizers are excited to bring The Portland Derby back to inner Southeast Portland at the Redd for the 16th-year celebration. Games – corn hole, premium door prizes and prizes for best dressed, horse auction…
This star-studded Funk Music Festival features some of the Northwest’s funkiest musicians and a couple of funk legends that toured with Bootsy Collins, Parliament Funkladelic and James Brown.
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.
The Hippie Chick half marathon, quarter marathon, 5k and kid’s half-mile race returns in 2020 for Mother’s Day weekend! This female-focused event is designed to celebrate how amazing women are. Grab your mom, your sister, your friend, or your co-worker and register to run through Oregon’s scenic countryside. The route finishes back at Ron Tonkin…
Held the day before Mother’s Day, the Camas Plant and Garden Fair draws in thousands of people to enjoy and explore an amazing selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and much more provided by local growers and vendors. Kids’ activities, live music, entertainment, fresh food, and the shops and restaurants of Downtown Camas…
EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. The St. Johns Bizarre is a uniquely crafted celebration that kicks off the summer street fair season in Portland with music, kids’ activities and more. Held annually on the second Saturday in May, the Bizarre brings music, crafts and food to the crowds attending the…
Come and view gorgeous flowers at their peak bloom time, then pick bouquets for all the special moms in your life at this annual show and marketplace. All proceeds benefit Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.
Celebrate all the important women in your life this Mother’s Day at the 7th annual Reigning Roses Walk, a 5k walk supporting Rose Haven. This organization empowers and supports women and children experiencing homelessness, abuse and other disruptive life events. The morning starts with a pre-race reception at Castaway, featuring live music, mimosas, a raffle,…
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.
EVENT POSTPONED until 2021. Please visit the event website for current information. Burning Cat is a tabletop carnival of oversized games, comics and two-story tall cat monsters. It’s game night distilled into a weekend of creative amusements and hairy fireballs. Brought to you by the creators of Burning Kittens and The Oatmeal.
The Mt. Tabor Art Walk is a Portland tradition. This juried show and sale is a great opportunity to see quality visual art and meet artists in their studios and homes. Diverse media are represented including photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints, metal arts, photography, glass, jewelry, book arts and mosaics.
EVENT POSTPONEDdf. Please visit the event website for current information. At Portland’s annual Red Dress Party, all attendees are required to wear a red dress or pre-approved attire. Tickets to the event include entrance to the party, entertainment and dancing, as well as food and drinks all evening. All proceeds from this year’s Red Dress…
For more than a decade, the Kenton neighborhood has hosted a lively street fair with multiple live music stages, 80+ vendors, food vendors and plenty of great businesses on the block.
This family-friendly bike ride features local vendors and live entertainment.
Get ready for the first Sunday Parkways ride of the year! Join bicyclists as they cruise along inner Southeast Portland and enjoy a delicious dose of summer time magic. This 7-mile route will explore the neighborhood greenways of Ankeny, Clinton, Lincoln, Salmon, Taylor streets and more, passing by Laurelhurst Park, Ivon Park, Colonel Summers Park…
For more than 30 years, the Festival of Flowers at Pioneer Courthouse Square (in the heart of downtown Portland) has been one of city’s most renowned festivals. Every year, the Square works with a local artist or design firm to create a masterpiece of vibrant color utilizing more than 24,000 flowers and plant material, filling…
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.
Join one of the region’s longest-running events where more than 150 wineries and tasting rooms will host special events, capping off the state-wide celebration of Oregon Wine Month. Taste new wines from your favorite labels, sample from the barrel with winemakers or savor specialty food pairings and live music. Enjoy a winery tour or vineyard…
Portland Rose Festival features multiple parades, waterfront carnival rides, concerts, dragon boat races, fireworks and plenty of roses.
Since 2008, McMenamins Edgefield, a bucolic venue located 15 miles east of Portland in Troutdale, has welcomed musical acts to its Concerts on the Lawn series, which is a local rite of summer.
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. Cultivation Classic, produced by Willamette Week, is the only competition for craft cannabis produced in Oregon with a regenerative approach, paired with an exceptional public education event curated especially for thought leaders, policymakers, producers, bud tenders and consumers.
Join Portland’s roller derby team, The Rose City Rollers, for their annual Hometown Throwdown, featuring two double-headers every day. Hometown Throwdown Games in 2020: Friday, May 29:7pm Axles of Annihilation (PDX) vs. The Wall Street Traitors (NYC);9:00pm Wheels of Justice (PDX) vs. Mile High Club (DEN)Saturday, May 30: 7pm Bruising Altitude (DEN) vs. The Wall…
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.