50+ Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($450+): Chinese New Year, KidFest!, Valentine’s Day Weekend, Whoopee! & More! | February 15-18, 2018

Hello, Portland! There’s still time to celebrate Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day in Portland. Chinese New Year starts Friday. Experience Theatere Project’s Immersive Mystery Experience The Mousetrap opens this weekend. Get ideas at MarryMe! Wedding events & Hip Chicks Do Wine celebrates Galentine’s Day.

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7 Deadly Sins: Love Sucks

Win Tickets ($36): 7 Deadly Sins Storytelling: Love Sucks @ Mission Theater | w/ Music by Skamokawa Swamp Opera, Wickedly True Stories

February 22 @ Mission Theater – It’s true that the Devil has all the best lines. And we have the storytellers to prove it. The 7 Deadly Sins Show features true stories told live on stage from artists, comedians, authors, celebrities, religious leaders, and every other kind of sinner imaginable.

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U.S. Synchronized Figure Skating

Win Tickets ($50): Portland to Host 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum | Featuring 1,600 Skaters from Across the Country

February 22-24 @ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum – U.S. Figure Skating’s synchronized national championships plays host to the top synchronized skating teams in the country. Over 1,600 competitors from nearly 100 teams will descend on Portland for five days to vie for a U.S. synchronized title.

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Obon Pop Up Kitchen @ North Bar | Every Thursday, Organic, Locally Sourced, Plant-based Japanese Comfort Food

Thursdays @ North Bar – Obon is currently a two-person catering company (a husband & wife team). They make organic, locally sourced plant-based Japanese comfort food, with a unique PNW twist. Established in 2014, they created Obon in an attempt to fill the void in Portland’s food scene, which was lacking delicious, healthy vegan Asian […]

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Portland in the News: Space IPA; History of Burnside; Building Boom Visible in Historical Aerial Photos & More! | February 15, 2018

Space beer! BridgePort Brewing recently sent a cooler of their Original IPAs into the stratosphere. KOIN looks into the origins of the name Burnside. (Spoiler, it’s not after the Civil War General known for his sideburns.) And check out these old aerial photos of Portland that showcase the city’s building boom!

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Win Tickets ($66): Baker’s Dozen Coffee-Beer & Doughnut Fest @ Ecliptic Brewing | 13 Coffee Beers, 13 Doughnut Makers

March 11 @ Ecliptic Brewing – The 4th Annual Baker’s Dozen is Portland’s, and the world’s, only coffee beer and doughnut festival. It features three things Portland does best: beer, coffee, and doughnuts. Portland is home to several dozen craft breweries and independent roasters so the marriage of the two made in hoppy,

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Mardi Gras Zodiac Hybrid

2018 Downtown Portland Mardi Gras Celebration @ Club Privata | “Boobs, Balls & Beads,” Sexiest Couple Contest, Hosted by Sasha Scarlett

February 16-17 @ Club Privata – Celebrate Mardi Gras at Club Privata, 824 SW 1st Avenue, in downtown Portland. The city’s 3-story adult nightclub offers non-stop entertainment, DJs, Dancing, two full bars, and live entertainment featuring burlesque performances, gorgeous girls and handsome men handing out Mardi Gras beads!

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Win Tickets ($30): Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd @ St. Anne’s Chapel | Marylhurst Choral Union and Chamber Choir

February 24-25 @ St. Anne’s Chapel – Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece comes in all its bloody glory to the Marylhurst stage. Acclaimed British director Alistair Donkin unleashes his brand-new production of this sweeping, operatic tale of revenge and redemption amongst the 19th century London slums. Not to be missed!

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PDXWIT Women + Tech Summer Soirée @ Cambia Health Solutions

PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour Networking Event @ Viewpoint | How Can Language Be More Inclusive?

February 20 @ Viewpoint – The words we use matter, and we at PDXWIT have decided to be more intentional about our use of language to ensure everyone feels included and safe. Join us on this journey at Viewpoint where we dedicate the event to Inclusive Language. Our topic of conversation will start with the […]

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Win Tickets ($20): Skerik @ The Goodfoot | w/ Guitarist Andy Coe, Bassist Damien Erskine & Drummer Tarik Abouzied

February 17 @ The Goodfoot – Sax-master, Skerik, returns with his crack band in tow for another scintillating goodfoot show. Skerik is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois (which has included Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter, Mike Dillon and Marco Benevento), Crack Sabbath and The Dead Kenny G’s.

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KidFest! And SportFest!

2018 KidFest! And SportFest! @ Portland Expo Center | Entertainment, Extreme Fun Zone, Concerts, Petting Zoo & More!

February 17-18 at Portland Expo Center – We love it here in the Northwest but let’s face it, Winters can be rough finding a variety of fun things for families to do indoors. Don’t miss this exciting Winter Festival offering kids and parents an affordable day of fun and an abundance of entertainment and education […]

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Chinese New Year—Year of the Dog

2018 Chinese New Year—Year of the Dog @ Lan Su Chinese Garden | Lion Dances, Cultural Performances, Martial Arts, Calligraphy, Crafts & More

February 16-March 4 @ Lan Su Chinese New Year – Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su’s two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more! The celebration kicks off Friday, February 16 with “Rolling in the […]

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Win Tickets ($30): Mike Dillon Band, Amandla Featuring Claude Coleman, Jr. (Ween) @ The Goodfoot | Jazz Vibraphone Visionary

February 15 @ The Goodfoot – How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco, or collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, […]

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Alice (in wonderland): A Whimsically Modern Ballet @ Keller Auditorium | “A Giddy Parade, a Pop-art Dream, A Feat of Fevered Imagination”

March 1-2 @ Keller Auditorium – You’ve read the book and seen the movies, but now you can experience that curious Alice and her wonder of a world in a larger-than-life ballet. With surreal sets, zany costumes, puppetry and Septime Webre’s masterpiece of choreography, you will get a “giddy parade, a pop-art dream, a feat […]

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H&G show 2018

Portland 2018 Spring Home & Garden Show @ Portland Expo Center | Plan, Meet w/ Experts, Get Ideas

February 22-25 @ Portland Expo Center – The 71st Portland Spring Home & Garden Show returns to the Portland Expo Center Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25. As Portland’s longest-running home market place, the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show gives homeowners the opportunity to learn about the latest home and garden products and […]

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mardi gras  @ paddys

Portland 2018 Mardi Gras Celebration @ Paddy’s Bar & Grill! | Fat Tuesday, Gumbo, Sazeracs, French 75s, Beads, Happy Hour Specials, Raffles & More!

February 13 @ Paddy’s Bar & Grill – Join us on Fat Tuesday, February 13th, for our Mardi Gras Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Chef Brendan will have happy hour specials from the southland like Gumbo and we’ll be handing out beads and feather boas until they are gone.

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2018 Prohibition Party @ Circa 33 | Portland Valentine’s Day Weekend, 1930s Themed Food & Drink, Music by Evan Mustard Trio

February 17 @ Circa 33 – Save the date for Circa 33’s 7th Annual Prohibition Party, on Saturday, February 17th, starting at 6pm! Dress in your Gatsby best, as a special Valentine’s weekend date night or a night out with friends, and party with us for our yearly nod to our prohibition past.

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