Ultimate 2016 Portland Summer Events Calendar: Festivals, Concerts, Movies, Street Fairs & More!

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The first day of summer arrives this Monday, June 20th! During the next three months, Portland has one of the greatest summers in the United States, not that we’re biased or anything. From large festivals and street fairs to free concerts and movies in the parks, there are countless ways to enjoy these idyllic summer days (and nights)! Below is a HUGE list of events taking place this summer in Portland as well as the Northwest region that will keep you entertained all summer long!



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2016 Portland June Events

All Month: OPsFest: Free Shakespeare Performances in Portland Parks | A Midsommer Nights Dreame, Hamlet, Tempest & More!
Original Practice Shakespeare Fest is dedicated to bringing a new style of Shakespearean performance to Portland, and the surrounding area, by reviving the old. Their actors perform using the same performance techniques as they did in Shakespeare’s own time, which means limited rehearsal; an onstage prompter; fast-paced, energetic acting; and lots of audience interaction! More info here.

All Month: Portland Pickles Baseball Info & Schedule | Walker Stadium in Lents Park, Concession, Playground
There is a new collegiate wood-bat team based in SE Portland! The Portland Pickles are busy preparing for their inaugural season, which begins in June. The team plays in the Great West League (GWL) and will play a total of 33 home games this season at Walker Stadium in Lents Park (SE 92nd Ave. & SE Holgate Blvd.) The Portland Pickles is owned and operated by Rose City Baseball, LLC, under the direction of team President and CEO Ken Wilson. More info here.

All Month: BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour – Portland Beer Tasting – Ghosts stories – Kidnapping, Brothels & Drug Dens | Brewery Tour
BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s spookiest bars for beer tastings and ghost stories. Hear true tales of unexplained paranormal activity. And meet Portland’s most famous ghosts including a prostitute, drug dealer and firemen. More info here.

All Month: Portland Summertime Picnic Baskets @ Bar Vivant | Plan A Picnic & Let Them Do The Packing, Conservas, Tapas, Wine, Beer, Cider
It’s summertime! Plan a picnic and let us do the packing. Just preorder 48 hours in advance and we’ll put together a basket filled with all the necessities – delicious snacks, tasty beverages, linens and tableware. Choose from one of five packages below or customize your own basket. More info here.

All Month: Patio Season in NE Portland w/ Yakuza Lounge, Nonna & DOC | Summer Cocktails, Live Music, Brunch, Happy Hour & More!
It’s Patio Season in Portland! Head over to NE 30th Avenue for some of Portland’s best summer cocktails and live music + Brunch Specials! More info here.

All Month: Watch Euro Cup / UEFA Cup in Portland
The 2016 Euro Cup (UEFA Cup) begins on June 10th with Romania taking on host country France. The schedule is below + places to watch in Portland. More info here.

All Month: 2016 Portland Pedalpalooza Event Schedule: Naked Bike Rides, Parades, Family-Friendly Rides, Music, Bridges, & More
Portland’s gigantic annual bike festival Pedalpalooza kicks off this Thursday, June 9th and runs through July 4th! There are currently over 277 scheduled events including several naked bike rides, parades, pet-palooza, various music rides, & much more . We have listed most of the rides below by date. More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With ShanRock’s Triviology All Over Portland – Fun & Free, Prizes!
I am Trivia Jock ShanRock, and my team and I create and host fun and unique pub quizzes in beautiful Portland, Oregon. It’s free to play, and the team victorious walks away with cash or prizes . . . and perhaps more importantly, glory! Have you tried the rest? Now try the best! More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With Geeks Who Drink | Great Hosts + Fun Questions + Cold Beer
They never feature stale or generic categories like movie, music, history and science rounds. Their two full-time editors (including a six-time Jeopardy champion) and staff of dozens of contributors spend more than twelve man hours on each night’s 8 rounds of 64 questions (including two audio rounds and one visual and/or video round). More info here.

All Month: Portland’s Funniest Competition @ Helium Comedy Club | Featuring 150+ Inspiring Comics, $1,200 Grand Prize!
Join us for the Preliminary Round of the 2016 Portland’s Funniest Person Competition! Preliminary Round winners are determined by audience vote, so come on out and help us crown this year’s champ! More info here.

All Month: Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! (Win Tickets, $49)
Treat the whole family to a city wide scavenger hunt with Urban Adventure Quest, which turns Portland into a giant game board! More info here.

All Month: Help A World Famous Magician Escape the Gallows in Escapism Portland’s Newest Room: Magician’s Menagerie | Now For Up for 12 People! (Win Tickets, $90)
Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our newest escape room experience, the Magician’s Menagerie. Now for up to 12 people – it is bigger, better and with some amazing new props! More info here.

Wednesdays: Outdoor Summer Movies @ Pix Patisserie’s Courtyard Beer Garden | Featuring Mash, Beer & Cider, Free Popcorn  (May – September)
Join Pix & Bar Vivant for a screening of your favorite classic movies along with a beer and free popcorn every Wednesday May 4 – September 28.Movies will be shown in our outdoor courtyard. The six tap Beer & Cider Garden will open at 7PM and feature a tasty beverage depicting the featured movie. Movies start around 9PM. Minors welcome, but viewer discretion is advised. More info here.

Wednesdays: Caravan Campfires- Songs & S’mores @ The Tiny House Hotel | Live Music Outside
From June 1st- August 31st, we invite the public to join us as we gather around the bonfire every Wednesday evening from 7-10pm to listen to fantastic local bands, make s’mores, BBQ on our grill and introduce our Caravan guests from around the world to our creative and inspiring Portland community. Each week, we feature well-loved local bands from different genres of the vibrant Portland music scene. More info here.

Thursdays & Saturdays: FREE Ten Toe Express Walks | Explore Portland on Foot w/ 16 Guided Urban Hikes
The health benefits of walking are numerous, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.  Walking with others provides the added benefits of a valuable support network and new friendships! More info here.

Fridays & Saturdays: The Lumbersexual All Male Revue @ Dirty Night Club | Hosted by Emmy Nominee Sasha Scarlett, Prizes, Dancing & More!
The Lumbersexuals All Male Revue is every Friday and Saturday at Dirty Nightclub, 35 NW Third Avenue in Old Town Chinatown District in downtown Portland. Featuring the hottest men in the Pacific Northwest, The Lumbersexuals is part Chippendales, part Magic Mike and totally about the guys with that Lumbersexuals look. Hosted by Emmy-nominated comic, Sasha Scarlett, this is the perfect way to celebrate your bachelorette, birthday, anniversary, dirty thirty or celebration. Doors at 9 pm. Show begins at 10 pm! More info here.

Saturdays: Radical 80s Dance Cruise Every Saturday on Portland Spirit | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount
The Radical 80’s Dance Party, featuring DJ MC spinning the best of the 80s tunes, sets sail aboard the Portland Spirit every Saturday night. More info here.

June 16-19: 4 Peaks Music Festival | Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jackie Greene, Jeff Austin Band, Camping
Join us during summer solstice weekend for the 9th Annual 4 Peaks Music Festival. 3 days and 3 nights of music, family, friends, and fun! This intimate family-friendly festival spans many genres of legendary musicians including Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jackie Greene, and Jeff Austin Band. Camping, complete with gorgeous mountain views, is free, as are all children 10 and under. This event sells out so get your tickets early! More info here.

June 17-18: Cider Summit Portland @ Field Neighborhood Park in NW Portland | 150+ Ciders, Live Music, VIP, Featuring Ciders from 5 States and Multiple Countries
Cider Summit is pleased to announce that early bird tickets to attend Cider Summit Portland are now on sale. The sixth annual event will be held Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, 2016 at Fields Neighborhood Park at NW 10th & Overton in the Pearl District. Cider Summit PDX celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. Cider Summit is presented by World Foods Portland and Bushwhacker Cider. More info here.

June 17-19: Oregon Garden Brewfest | 120 Handcrafted Beers, Ciders & Mead, 60 Breweries
The 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest presented by Venti’s Café will take place June 17 through 19 – Father’s Day weekend – at The Oregon Garden, located at 879 W Main St. in Silverton. The popular Willamette Valley festival will feature 120 handcrafted beers, ciders and mead from 60 different breweries from across the nation. Event hours are 3pm to 11pm Friday, Noon to 11pm Saturday, and Noon to 6pm Sunday. More info here.

June 18: Walk Dad into Portland’s Sinful Past on the Shanghaiers, Saloons & Skullduggery Tour | w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin (Win Tickets, $36)
In addition to the shanghaiers and con men, always on the prowl, saloons, gambling halls and bordellos also thrived in “Whitechapel,” “The North End,” or Old Town, as we know it today. Some of these storied establishments have come and gone, but others have survived, and many say that Portland, or “Strip City,” still has that vulgar and rugged reputation to this day. More info here.

June 18: Grateful Dad Half Marathon & 10K @ Kliever Memorial Armory | Beautiful Views of Columbia River, Beer Garden, Music & More!
The Grateful dad is a half marathon and 10k for the entire family that runs along the beautiful Columbia River with sweet views of the cascade range. Stick around after for a grateful family breakfast, a groovy beer garden and some sweet tunes to fill the air! More info here.

June 18-19, 25-26: The Pullman Table @ Mt. Hood Railway | Fine Dining Service, Local Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits
In the heart of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area, the Mount Hood Railroad in Hood River, Oregon is a unique locale for a fine dining rail experience. The historic craftsman-style depot built in 1911 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reflecting the nostalgia of the time. Located in the downtown district and neighboring restaurants, coffee houses, breweries, wineries and shopping, the railroad is a focal point of history and the rich heritage of Hood River. More info here.

June 19-September 9: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Series | Fitz & the Tantrums, Jake Bugg, Flogging Molly, The B-52s & More!
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts features two nights with local favorites Pink Martini, and one night each with Texas legend Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, The B-52s with The English Beat, Ziggy Marley with Steel Pulse, from Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa, and Jake Bugg. A year after selling out one version of its TOUR DE COMPADRES, NEEDTOBREATHE returns with a bunch of friends—including Eugene-native Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, and Welshly Arms. More info here.

June 21: Make Music Day PDX | Free, 72+ Artists, 21+ Venues, From Alternative to Bluegrass to Classical to Zydeco!
Make Music Day PDX is an event for people who love music and the joyous sense of community that music can foster. It will be held at numerous locations in Portland on June 21, all open to the public. On June 21, 2016, we will have 13 public parks and several other venues. More info here.

June 21: Portland Yoga Day @ Pioneer Courthouse Square | 6 Main Stage Classes, Workshops, Live Music, Children’s Activities & More!
Yoga Day Portland is a free, family-friendly day of yoga inspiration with classes, workshops, live music, children’s activities, healthy food and more! Everyone is invited to participate in this fun, festive and uniting event sponsored in part by Prana, Athleta, Fred Meyers and The Deep Peace Collective. More info here.

June 22: Saké Fest PDX @ Hilton Portland & Executive Tower | 130 Samples, Food Pairings, Chocolate & Cheese
On the evening of Wednesday, June 22, nearly 40 Portland chefs and International saké producers will share gourmet food and drink at the downtown Hilton Portland and Executive Tower’s Pavilion Ballroom. An unexpected addition to the table, saké is as versatile as wine or beer. More info here.

June 25: Portland Naked Bike Ride Info: Pictures, Video, Nudity Facts, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | 10,000+ Riders!
The much anticipated 2016 Portland Naked Bike Ride (World Naked Bike Ride) will take place June 25! The weather should be great for the expected thousands of riders. More than 10,100 riders joined in 2015! More info here.

June 25: Portland International Tequila Festival @ Portland’s Boardwalk @ Riverplace | Walking Safari, Tequila Flights, Tacos & More!
Explore & enjoy the world of exceptional tequilas. When you check in you’ll receive your tequila sipping glass and a map of who is serving what where. You’ll be going on a short walking safari at the International Tequila Festival showcasing the beautiful views of the river on Portland’s Only Boardwalk at Riverplace. More info here.

June 25: Playground! The 10th Annual Free Park Party Under the St. Johns Bridge | Cathedral Park, Free, Live Music, All Ages
This will be our 10th year gathering in Cathedral Park to celebrate summer and life as a community with the finest in Ambient, Chillout, Electronica, Nu-Disco, House, and Techno music. More info here.

June 25-26: Clark County Recycled Arts Festival @ Esther Short Park | 140+ Artists, Live Music, Sculpture Garden, Tiny House Tours, Food Carts, Kids Activities & More!
The Recycled Arts Festival features creations from over 140 highly talented artists who craft amazing one-of-a-kind pieces using a minimum of 70% recycled materials. Visitors are entertained, amazed and excited by the creativity on display. More info here.

June 25-26: Tour de Hives | North, Northeast, Southeast, Visit Hives and Learn About Urban Beekeeping (Win Tickets, $20)
Fed up with facial hair and fixies? Blasé about backyard chickens? Maybe what you need is a pollinator’s eye view of Portland’s latest obsession. Despite global worries over Colony Collapse Disorder, honey bees are thriving across our city. On June 25 and 26, local beekeepers invite you to visit their hives and learn the how and why of urban beekeeping. More info here.

June 25 & 30: Portland Actors Ensemble Presents 2016 Twilight Tragedie: Coriolanus @ Pettygrove Park | Free, A Timely Exploration of Popular Politics
Join us at Pettygrove Park in downtown Portland as Asae Dean returns to direct Coriolanus, a timely exploration of popular politics. All performances are free to the public, and depend greatly upon free-will audience donations. Runs June 25th-July 23rd, most Thursday-Saturday evenings at 7 PM (July 8th is at Marylhurst University at 6 PM instead of Pettygrove). More info here.

June 26: Portland Sunday Parkways: North Portland | Info: Schedule, Route Map, Pictures & More!
Portland Sunday Parkways is about opening streets and connecting neighborhoods. All people – walkers, runners, bicyclists, mobility device users, seniors, adults and children – are invited to enjoy a day of healthy physical activities right in their own neighborhoods or while exploring a new one! More info here.

June 24-26: Good in the Hood Festival @ Lillis – Albina Park | “Keeping Unity in the Community,” Beer & Wine Garden, Music & More!
Come to the Good in the Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Music & Food Festival, featuring live music, a parade, an information Village, Market place, beer and wine garden and a youth venue, along with a kids space. The festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 24, 25 and 26). More info here.

June 20: Last Thursday on Alberta | Street Closures, Parking, Beer Garden, Vendors, Noise
Last Thursday is back for 2016! Alberta Street between 15th and 30th Avenues will be closed for Last Thursday at 6 p.m. and reopen at 9 p.m. There will be many art openings, live music and plenty of fun to be had! More info here.

More Events: Our Calendar of June Events & Ticket Giveaways

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2016 Portland July Events

All Month: Free Fitness in the Parks | Schedule, Info, Cardio, Yoga, Zumba, Family Fitness & More!
Stay in shape this summer with Portland Parks! Events start June 13 and continue all summer including walks, yoga, cardio, TaiChi & More! Be sure to register before your first visit. More info here.

All Month: Help A World Famous Magician Escape the Gallows in Escapism Portland’s Newest Room: Magician’s Menagerie | Now For Up for 12 People! (Win Tickets, $90)
Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our newest escape room experience, the Magician’s Menagerie. Now for up to 12 people – it is bigger, better and with some amazing new props! More info here.

All Month: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Series | Fitz & the Tantrums, Jake Bugg, Flogging Molly, The B-52s & More!
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts features two nights with local favorites Pink Martini, and one night each with Texas legend Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, The B-52s with The English Beat, Ziggy Marley with Steel Pulse, from Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa, and Jake Bugg. A year after selling out one version of its TOUR DE COMPADRES, NEEDTOBREATHE returns with a bunch of friends—including Eugene-native Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, and Welshly Arms. More info here.

All Month: Lake Oswego Summer Concert Series In The Parks Schedule | Free, Family Friendly
Food and beverage may be brought from home or purchased onsite. All concerts are free and family friendly! More info here.

All Month: OPsFest: Free Shakespeare Performances in Portland Parks | A Midsommer Nights Dreame, Hamlet, Tempest & More!
Original Practice Shakespeare Fest is dedicated to bringing a new style of Shakespearean performance to Portland, and the surrounding area, by reviving the old. Their actors perform using the same performance techniques as they did in Shakespeare’s own time, which means limited rehearsal; an onstage prompter; fast-paced, energetic acting; and lots of audience interaction! More info here.

All Month: Portland Concerts In The Park Schedule | Free, July & August
The 2016 Portland Concerts in the Park series kicks off July 5th and runs throughout July and August at parks across the city. More info here.

All Month: Portland FREE Movies In The Park Schedule: Star Wars The Force Awakens, Zootopia, Avengers, Minions & More!
The 2016 season on Portland Summer Movies in the Parks starts July 7th and runs through September 10th. There are 25+ films playing all over the city including Star Wars The Force Awakens, Zootopia, Avengers, Minions & many more. Pre-entertainment by local musicians begins at 6:30PM with free popcorn! Movies starting at dusk. More info here.

All Month: Portland Actors Ensemble Presents 2016 Twilight Tragedie: Coriolanus @ Pettygrove Park | Free, A Timely Exploration of Popular Politics
Join us at Pettygrove Park in downtown Portland as Asae Dean returns to direct Coriolanus, a timely exploration of popular politics. All performances are free to the public, and depend greatly upon free-will audience donations. Runs June 25th-July 23rd, most Thursday-Saturday evenings at 7 PM (July 8th is at Marylhurst University at 6 PM instead of Pettygrove). More info here.

All Month: Portland Pickles Baseball Info & Schedule | Walker Stadium in Lents Park, Concession, Playground
There is a new collegiate wood-bat team based in SE Portland! The Portland Pickles are busy preparing for their inaugural season, which begins in June. The team plays in the Great West League (GWL) and will play a total of 33 home games this season at Walker Stadium in Lents Park (SE 92nd Ave. & SE Holgate Blvd.) The Portland Pickles is owned and operated by Rose City Baseball, LLC, under the direction of team President and CEO Ken Wilson. More info here.

All Month: BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour – Portland Beer Tasting – Ghosts stories – Kidnapping, Brothels & Drug Dens | Brewery Tour
BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s spookiest bars for beer tastings and ghost stories. Hear true tales of unexplained paranormal activity. And meet Portland’s most famous ghosts including a prostitute, drug dealer and firemen. More info here.

All Month: Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! (Win Tickets, $49)
Treat the whole family to a city wide scavenger hunt with Urban Adventure Quest, which turns Portland into a giant game board! More info here.

All Month: Portland Summertime Picnic Baskets @ Bar Vivant | Plan A Picnic & Let Them Do The Packing, Conservas, Tapas, Wine, Beer, Cider
It’s summertime! Plan a picnic and let us do the packing. Just preorder 48 hours in advance and we’ll put together a basket filled with all the necessities – delicious snacks, tasty beverages, linens and tableware. Choose from one of five packages below or customize your own basket. More info here.

All Month: Patio Season in NE Portland w/ Yakuza Lounge, Nonna & DOC | Summer Cocktails, Live Music, Brunch, Happy Hour & More!
It’s Patio Season in Portland! Head over to NE 30th Avenue for some of Portland’s best summer cocktails and live music + Brunch Specials! More info here.

All Month: Watch Euro Cup / UEFA Cup in Portland
The 2016 Euro Cup (UEFA Cup) begins on June 10th with Romania taking on host country France. The schedule is below + places to watch in Portland. More info here.

All Month: Free 2016 Summer Concerts in Vancouver, Washington | July & August
Summers in Vancouver are like no other! Each concert is free, family friendly and a wonderful opportunity to hear some of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented artists, enjoy food from local vendors, and take advantage of everything downtown Vancouver has to offer. More info here.

All Month: Free Downtown Portland Outdoor Summer Concerts Noon Time Showcase & Summer Arts on Main Street
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and Portland’5 Volunteers are proud to present Summer Arts on Main and the Noontime Showcase. The Noontime Showcase performances are FREE all-ages performances at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. Performances take place 12:00 – 1:00 PM outdoors on SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall. More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With ShanRock’s Triviology All Over Portland – Fun & Free, Prizes!
I am Trivia Jock ShanRock, and my team and I create and host fun and unique pub quizzes in beautiful Portland, Oregon. It’s free to play, and the team victorious walks away with cash or prizes . . . and perhaps more importantly, glory! Have you tried the rest? Now try the best! More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With Geeks Who Drink | Great Hosts + Fun Questions + Cold Beer
They never feature stale or generic categories like movie, music, history and science rounds. Their two full-time editors (including a six-time Jeopardy champion) and staff of dozens of contributors spend more than twelve man hours on each night’s 8 rounds of 64 questions (including two audio rounds and one visual and/or video round). More info here.

Tuesdays: Noon Tunes Schedule: Free Downtown Portland Concert Series in Pioneer Square
This noon-time Summer Concert series features a variety of local musical talent and is curated especially for the Square by Kink. In addition, local sports teams and organizations such as the Portland Trail Blazers and Portland Thorns will be on site with games, activities, and more! More info here.

Wednesdays: Free Downtown Portland Summer Concerts | Music on Main Street, Schedule, Info, Wednesdays
Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 11th Annual Music on Main summer outdoor concert series. On Wednesday evenings starting in July, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts takes advantage of the lovely summer weather to present Music on Main, our free outdoor concert series which features popular local and regional musicians performing a diverse collection of music. More info here.

Wednesdays: Outdoor Summer Movies @ Pix Patisserie’s Courtyard Beer Garden | Featuring Mash, Beer & Cider, Free Popcorn (May – September)
Join Pix & Bar Vivant for a screening of your favorite classic movies along with a beer and free popcorn every Wednesday May 4 – September 28.Movies will be shown in our outdoor courtyard. The six tap Beer & Cider Garden will open at 7PM and feature a tasty beverage depicting the featured movie. Movies start around 9PM. Minors welcome, but viewer discretion is advised. More info here.

Wednesdays: Caravan Campfires- Songs & S’mores @ The Tiny House Hotel | Live Music Outside
From June 1st- August 31st, we invite the public to join us as we gather around the bonfire every Wednesday evening from 7-10pm to listen to fantastic local bands, make s’mores, BBQ on our grill and introduce our Caravan guests from around the world to our creative and inspiring Portland community. Each week, we feature well-loved local bands from different genres of the vibrant Portland music scene. More info here.

Thursdays & Saturdays: FREE Ten Toe Express Walks | Explore Portland on Foot w/ 16 Guided Urban Hikes
The health benefits of walking are numerous, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Walking with others provides the added benefits of a valuable support network and new friendships! More info here.

Saturdays: Radical 80s Dance Cruise Every Saturday on Portland Spirit | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount
The Radical 80’s Dance Party, featuring DJ MC spinning the best of the 80s tunes, sets sail aboard the Portland Spirit every Saturday night. More info here.

Saturdays & Sundays: The Pullman Table @ Mt. Hood Railway | Fine Dining Service, Local Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits
In the heart of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area, the Mount Hood Railroad in Hood River, Oregon is a unique locale for a fine dining rail experience. The historic craftsman-style depot built in 1911 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reflecting the nostalgia of the time. Located in the downtown district and neighboring restaurants, coffee houses, breweries, wineries and shopping, the railroad is a focal point of history and the rich heritage of Hood River. More info here.

July 1-4: Portland Pedalpalooza Event Schedule: Naked Bike Rides, Parades, Family-Friendly Rides, Music, Bridges, & More
Portland’s gigantic annual bike festival Pedalpalooza kicks off this Thursday, June 9th and runs through July 4th! There are currently over 277 scheduled events including several naked bike rides, parades, pet-palooza, various music rides, & much more . We have listed most of the rides below by date. More info here.

July 1-3: Portland Craft Beer Festival @ The Fields Neighborhood Park | July 4th Weekend, Featuring Batches Only Made in City Limits
The Portland Craft Beer Festival (PCBF) is an annual opportunity for the legal-drinking-aged public to taste a substantial representation of beers 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 from other beer festivals. More info here.

July 1-4: Waterfront Blues Festival Announces Lineup / Schedule | Tedeschi-Trucks Band , JJ Grey & Mofro, Maceo Parker, ZZ Ward & More!
Since 1988, Oregon Food Bank has produced the Waterfront Blues Fest to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. As Oregon Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event, this Portland flagship festival has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike; it is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second-largest blues festival in the nation. Since its inception, the festival has raised close to $10 million and over 1,000 tons of food to fight hunger in the region. More info here.

July 2-3: Lavender DAZE Festival in Hood River | FREE, 6 bands, 30+ Art Vendors, BBQ
Get some color at the Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival in Hood River. With live music, 30+ art vendors, a BBQ, Wine Tastings, wood-fired pizza and thousands of organic u-pick lavender, there’s something for everyone. More info here.

July 3 & 4: Estacada Timber Festival | Concert, Brass Tacks, Fireworks, Competitions, Beer Garden & More!
The Estacada Timber Festival is Back at the Timber Park just like the old days of log rolling, bucking, sawing and pole climbing. Estacada Oregon welcomes you! Enjoy libations the day before with a fun concert. More info here.

July 4: Portland July 4th Events: Celebrations, Fireworks Pictures, Where To Watch, Parades
As always, we have a large list of Portland July 4th weekend events including parties, dinners, shows, etc. In 2016, July 4th falls on Monday, so there will be parties all weekend! More info here.

July 5, 6 & 12: Portland’s Funniest Competition @ Helium Comedy Club | Featuring 150+ Inspiring Comics, $1,200 Grand Prize!
Join us for the Preliminary Round of the 2016 Portland’s Funniest Person Competition! Preliminary Round winners are determined by audience vote, so come on out and help us crown this year’s champ! More info here.

July 7: Many Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW
A small collection of galleries are hosting First Thursday openings this month, with most openings taking place in the Pearl district and Old Town/China Town. Most gallery openings begin at 5PM or 6PM and end at 9PM or 10PM. More info here.

July 9: Mississippi Street Fair | Largest Street Fair in Portland, 200+ Vendors
The Mississippi Ave. Street Fair is an annual celebration of the history that makes N. Mississippi unique. The community­ building event honors residents, businesses and organizations from N. Fremont to N. Skidmore on Mississippi Ave. Pictures: See Our Flickr Set here. More info here.

July 15-17: OzCon 2016 @ Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel | For Fans of all Aspects of Oz, Panels, Shows, Discussions, Dealers, Arts & Crafts
Grab your sailor cap and deck shoes and come to beautiful Portland, Oregon, for a nautical Oz adventure! OzCon International, the longest running Oz event in the world, is leaving California for the very first time. Celebrate the centennial of the tenth Oz novel, Rinkitink in Oz, the 90th anniversary of The Curious Cruise of Captain Santa, the 80th anniversary of Captain Salt in Oz, and the 30th anniversary of The Ozmapolitan of Oz with a memorable weekend at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. More info here.

July 15-17: Cathedral Park Jazz Festival | Blues, R&B, Soul, Free
As the longest-running FREE Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi River, CPJF celebrates its 36th year with three days of world-class music. The Festival begins Friday night with dynamic Blues, R&B, and Soul. Saturday and Sunday will feature all the multiple styles of Jazz in all its glory. Keep checking our website to see who is performing this year. More info here.

July 16: Buckman Kerns Beer Fest @ Eastburn | Featuring a Dozen Breweries on Tap, Block Party, Dunk Tank, Live Music & More!
Featuring 12 Buckman and Kerns breweries on tap all month long, a huge block party, dunk tank after party with live music and amazing food specials! More info here.

July 16-17: Portland Summer Antique & Collectible Show @ Portland Expo | 1,300+ Booths, Largest Vintage Show in the US
America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show takes place in Portland’s own backyard this summer on July 16 & 17. Produced locally by Christine Palmer, this show celebrates its 35th year and their 103rd show at the Portland Expo Center. Exhibitors come from all over the country bringing their most interesting and popular vintage items. More info here.

June 21: Make Music Day PDX | A Celebration of Music of All Genres
Make Music Day PDX is an event for people who love music and the joyous sense of community that music can foster.  It will be held at numerous locations in Portland on June 21, all open to the public.  On June 21, 2016, we will have 13 public parks and several other venues. More info here.

July 22: The Plucky Maidens present their Summer Junk Fest! 2016 @ Portland’s Oaks Park | Vintage Wares, 75+ Vendors, Food Trucks & Live Music!
We’ll be junking under the trees on the banks of the Willamette River once again….“A Smorgasbord of Vintage Wares” held at the historic and beloved Oaks Park in SE Portland. More info here.

July 22-24: PDX Pop Now! Festival @ AudioCinema Under the Hawthorne Bridge | All Ages, Free Music Festival
Presenting the 2016 PDX Pop Now! compilation, featuring 42 tracks from all Portland, OR artists. Known for bringing attention to some of the most talented musicians Portland has to offer, PDX Pop Now! celebrates the 13th compilation dating back to the non-profit’s inception back in 2004. More info here.

July 23: Oregon Distillers Festival & Benefit @ Edgefield | 120+ Handcrafted Spirits from 20+ Makers, Meet the Makers, Silent Auction
Edgefield is hosting more than 120 handcrafted spirits from 20+ Oregon Distillers Guild members from around the state for this annual event! Guests can sip and saunter through our Fir Grove while sampling some of the best Oregon-made spirits from Bull Run Distilling, Big Bottom Whiskey, Rolling River, House Spirits, McMenamins’ Distilleries and many more. More info here.

July 23: Division-Clinton Street Fair | FREE, Parade, Music, Vendors, Crafts
Division/Clinton Street Fair offers arts & crafts booths, live music, food, sidewalk sales, and children’s events. Free. More info here.

July 24: Portland Sunday Parkways: Northeast Portland | Info: Schedule, Route Map, Pictures & More!
Portland Sunday Parkways is about opening streets and connecting neighborhoods. All people – walkers, runners, bicyclists, mobility device users, seniors, adults and children – are invited to enjoy a day of healthy physical activities right in their own neighborhoods or while exploring a new one! More info here.

July 27-31: Oregon Brewers Festival @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park | Featuring 80+ Beers From Around the World
One of the nation’s longest-running and best-loved craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival is a craft beer destination, and 80,000 annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana to drink up what the festival has to offer. The 29th annual event will take place July 27 through July 31 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Gates open at 11:30am daily, and taps are open from Noon to 9pm Wed. through Sat., and Noon to 7pm Sunday. More info here.

July 28: Last Thursday on Alberta | Street Closures, Parking, Beer Garden, Vendors, Noise
Last Thursday is back for 2016! Alberta Street between 15th and 30th Avenues will be closed for Last Thursday at 6 p.m. and reopen at 9 p.m. There will be many art openings, live music and plenty of fun to be had! More info here.

July 29-31: JAW: A Playwrights Festival 2016 Line Up | Three Featured Playwrights Bring New Scripts to Portland for Development, FREE Public Readings
Three scripts have been selected from more than 175 submissions to be featured in Portland Center Stage’s 18th annual festival for new work development, JAW: A Playwrights Festival. Playwright Kevin Artigue will develop The Forcings, a magic realism-infused play that stares unflinchingly at a family in crisis and a civilization barreling toward extinction; Mia Chung will develop Catch as Catch Can, a story exploring the shifting roles we play in the presence of family; and Nathan Dame will develop The Saints, a funny and poignant journey of a young woman making her way back to hope. To add to the excitement of this year’s JAW festivities, PCS will also workshop two of the world premiere productions that are slated for its 2016-2017 season: Wild and Reckless, a new musical event from Blitzen Trapper; and Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore by Lauren Weedman (The People’s Republic of Portland, 2013 and 2015). More info here.

July 30: Beaverton International Celebration | FREE, Art, Music, Costumes, Dance
The festival is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing our many cultures through music, dance, interactive activities, food, art and more! The event is meant to inform, entertain and foster curiosity learning and fun as we celebrate Beaverton’s racial/ethnic diversity. In 2014, more than 9,000 people attended Party in the Park, many of whom came especially for this event. More info here

July 30: NW Book Festival @ Pioneer Courthouse Square
Fifty critically acclaimed authors show their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square. More info here.

July 31: Lents Street Fair | Free, 50+ Craft and Food Vendors, Parade, Live Music, Goats, Beer Garden
The Lents Street Fair is a fun, free, family-friendly community event with over 50 craft and food vendors plus the Lents International Farmers Market, children’s area with bouncy castle, face-painting and fun activities, live music and dancing, games, Ninkasi beer garden, the Belmont goats, Lents history display, community booths, free bike repair, and a chicken beauty contest. More info here.

More Events: Our Calendar of July Events & Ticket Giveaways

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2016 Portland August Events

All Month: Free Fitness in the Parks | Schedule, Info, Cardio, Yoga, Zumba, Family Fitness & More!
Stay in shape this summer with Portland Parks! Events start June 13 and continue all summer including walks, yoga, cardio, TaiChi & More! Be sure to register before your first visit. More info here.

All Month: Help A World Famous Magician Escape the Gallows in Escapism Portland’s Newest Room: Magician’s Menagerie | Now For Up for 12 People! (Win Tickets, $90)
Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our newest escape room experience, the Magician’s Menagerie. Now for up to 12 people – it is bigger, better and with some amazing new props! More info here.

All Month: Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! (Win Tickets, $49)
Treat the whole family to a city wide scavenger hunt with Urban Adventure Quest, which turns Portland into a giant game board! More info here.

All Month: Lake Oswego Summer Concert Series In The Parks Schedule | Free, Family Friendly
Food and beverage may be brought from home or purchased onsite. All concerts are free and family friendly! More info here.

All Month: Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Series | Fitz & the Tantrums, Jake Bugg, Flogging Molly, The B-52s & More!
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts features two nights with local favorites Pink Martini, and one night each with Texas legend Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, The B-52s with The English Beat, Ziggy Marley with Steel Pulse, from Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa, and Jake Bugg. A year after selling out one version of its TOUR DE COMPADRES, NEEDTOBREATHE returns with a bunch of friends—including Eugene-native Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, and Welshly Arms. More info here.

All Month: OPsFest: Free Shakespeare Performances in Portland Parks | A Midsommer Nights Dreame, Hamlet, Tempest & More!
Original Practice Shakespeare Fest is dedicated to bringing a new style of Shakespearean performance to Portland, and the surrounding area, by reviving the old. Their actors perform using the same performance techniques as they did in Shakespeare’s own time, which means limited rehearsal; an onstage prompter; fast-paced, energetic acting; and lots of audience interaction! More info here.

All Month: Portland Concerts In The Park Schedule | Free, July & August
The 2016 Portland Concerts in the Park series kicks off July 5th and runs throughout July and August at parks across the city. More info here.

All Month: Free Downtown Portland Outdoor Summer Concerts Noon Time Showcase & Summer Arts on Main Street
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and Portland’5 Volunteers are proud to present Summer Arts on Main and the Noontime Showcase. The Noontime Showcase performances are FREE all-ages performances at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. Performances take place 12:00 – 1:00 PM outdoors on SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall. More info here.

All Month: Free 2016 Summer Concerts in Vancouver, Washington | July & August
Summers in Vancouver are like no other! Each concert is free, family friendly and a wonderful opportunity to hear some of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented artists, enjoy food from local vendors, and take advantage of everything downtown Vancouver has to offer. More info here.

All Month: Portland Pickles Baseball Info & Schedule | Walker Stadium in Lents Park, Concession, Playground (Through August 11)
There is a new collegiate wood-bat team based in SE Portland! The Portland Pickles are busy preparing for their inaugural season, which begins in June. The team plays in the Great West League (GWL) and will play a total of 33 home games this season at Walker Stadium in Lents Park (SE 92nd Ave. & SE Holgate Blvd.) The Portland Pickles is owned and operated by Rose City Baseball, LLC, under the direction of team President and CEO Ken Wilson. More info here.

All Month: Portland FREE Movies In The Park Schedule: Star Wars The Force Awakens, Zootopia, Avengers, Minions & More!
The 2016 season on Portland Summer Movies in the Parks starts July 7th and runs through September 10th. There are 25+ films playing all over the city including Star Wars The Force Awakens, Zootopia, Avengers, Minions & many more. Pre-entertainment by local musicians begins at 6:30PM with free popcorn! Movies starting at dusk. More info here.

All Month: BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour – Portland Beer Tasting – Ghosts stories – Kidnapping, Brothels & Drug Dens | Brewery Tour
BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s spookiest bars for beer tastings and ghost stories. Hear true tales of unexplained paranormal activity. And meet Portland’s most famous ghosts including a prostitute, drug dealer and firemen. More info here.

All Month: Free 2016 Summer Movies in Vancouver, Washington | July & August
The City of Vancouver is proud to present six movies at parks around the City and four movies at the Columbia Tech Center Park this summer, free to you! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy big screen entertainment. All movies are family friendly. Come early to get a good spot and participate in pre-movie activities. More info here.

All Month: Portland Summertime Picnic Baskets @ Bar Vivant | Plan A Picnic & Let Them Do The Packing, Conservas, Tapas, Wine, Beer, Cider
It’s summertime! Plan a picnic and let us do the packing. Just preorder 48 hours in advance and we’ll put together a basket filled with all the necessities – delicious snacks, tasty beverages, linens and tableware. Choose from one of five packages below or customize your own basket. More info here.

All Month: Patio Season in NE Portland w/ Yakuza Lounge, Nonna & DOC | Summer Cocktails, Live Music, Brunch, Happy Hour & More!
It’s Patio Season in Portland! Head over to NE 30th Avenue for some of Portland’s best summer cocktails and live music + Brunch Specials! More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With ShanRock’s Triviology All Over Portland – Fun & Free, Prizes!
I am Trivia Jock ShanRock, and my team and I create and host fun and unique pub quizzes in beautiful Portland, Oregon. It’s free to play, and the team victorious walks away with cash or prizes . . . and perhaps more importantly, glory! Have you tried the rest? Now try the best! More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With Geeks Who Drink | Great Hosts + Fun Questions + Cold Beer
They never feature stale or generic categories like movie, music, history and science rounds. Their two full-time editors (including a six-time Jeopardy champion) and staff of dozens of contributors spend more than twelve man hours on each night’s 8 rounds of 64 questions (including two audio rounds and one visual and/or video round). More info here.

Tuesdays: Noon Tunes Schedule: Free Downtown Portland Concert Series in Pioneer Square
This noon-time Summer Concert series features a variety of local musical talent and is curated especially for the Square by Kink. In addition, local sports teams and organizations such as the Portland Trail Blazers and Portland Thorns will be on site with games, activities, and more! More info here.

Wednesdays: Sunsets in the Garden @ Oregon Garden Resort | w/ Music & Complimentary Tastings, Sensory Garden
The Oregon Garden has announced the return of its popular Sunsets in the Garden presented by Columbia Bank, an after-hours event that takes place on Wednesday evenings from August 3 to September 7. Sunsets in the Garden features complimentary tastings from local wineries and breweries, live music, tram tours and the opportunity to watch the setting sun from beautiful vantage points in the Garden. More info here.

August 4: Many Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW
A small collection of galleries are hosting First Thursday openings this month, with most openings taking place in the Pearl district and Old Town/China Town. Most gallery openings begin at 5PM or 6PM and end at 9PM or 10PM. More info here.

Fridays, August 5 & 12: Free 2016 Summer Movies in Vancouver, Washington | July & August
The City of Vancouver is proud to present six movies at parks around the City and four movies at the Columbia Tech Center Park this summer, free to you! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy big screen entertainment. All movies are family friendly. Come early to get a good spot and participate in pre-movie activities. More info here.

August 6: Fremont Fest in NE Portland | Free, Parade, 5k Run, Music, Kid’s Zone, Vendors
Fremont Fest includes a 5K run, parade of vintage cars & bikes & pets, pub crawl, entertainment, kids’ zone, and vendors on NE Fremont Street. More info here.

Wednesdays: Outdoor Summer Movies @ Pix Patisserie’s Courtyard Beer Garden | Featuring Mash, Beer & Cider, Free Popcorn (May – September)
Join Pix & Bar Vivant for a screening of your favorite classic movies along with a beer and free popcorn every Wednesday May 4 – September 28.Movies will be shown in our outdoor courtyard. The six tap Beer & Cider Garden will open at 7PM and feature a tasty beverage depicting the featured movie. Movies start around 9PM. Minors welcome, but viewer discretion is advised. More info here.

Wednesdays: Free Downtown Portland Summer Concerts | Music on Main Street, Schedule, Info, Wednesdays
Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 11th Annual Music on Main summer outdoor concert series. On Wednesday evenings starting in July, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts takes advantage of the lovely summer weather to present Music on Main, our free outdoor concert series which features popular local and regional musicians performing a diverse collection of music. More info here.

Wednesdays: Caravan Campfires- Songs & S’mores @ The Tiny House Hotel | Live Music Outside
From June 1st- August 31st, we invite the public to join us as we gather around the bonfire every Wednesday evening from 7-10pm to listen to fantastic local bands, make s’mores, BBQ on our grill and introduce our Caravan guests from around the world to our creative and inspiring Portland community. Each week, we feature well-loved local bands from different genres of the vibrant Portland music scene. More info here.

Saturdays: Radical 80s Dance Cruise Every Saturday on Portland Spirit | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount
The Radical 80’s Dance Party, featuring DJ MC spinning the best of the 80s tunes, sets sail aboard the Portland Spirit every Saturday night. More info here.

Saturdays & Sundays: The Pullman Table @ Mt. Hood Railway | Fine Dining Service, Local Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits
In the heart of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area, the Mount Hood Railroad in Hood River, Oregon is a unique locale for a fine dining rail experience. The historic craftsman-style depot built in 1911 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reflecting the nostalgia of the time. Located in the downtown district and neighboring restaurants, coffee houses, breweries, wineries and shopping, the railroad is a focal point of history and the rich heritage of Hood River. More info here.

August 4-7: Portland Washington Park Summer Festival | Featuring 4 days of Opera, Taiko, Flamenco & Music!
The Washington Park Summer Festival is always a highlight of summer in Portland, featuring amazing performances among the roses that are free to attend. Join us for four magical nights of rich cultural music, dance, and hands-on art activities that make the festival such a vibrant celebration of community. More info here.

August 6: Obonfest 2016 @ Oregon Buddhist Temple | Summertime Japanese Festival Commemorating Ancestors, Lanterns, Food
Obonfest (Obon) is a summertime Japanese (and Japanese-American) festival commemorating one’s ancestors. In their honor, lanterns are hung, Bon Odori (Obon dance) is performed, memorial visits are made, and food is offered at home butsudans and temples. More info here.

August 6: Soulful Giving Blanket Concert | Shady Sandy River, Stone in Love Journey Tribute, Barracuda Heart Tribute & More! (Win VIP Tickets, $200)
The Soulful Giving Foundation is orchestrating the hottest event in East County by bringing together: four outstanding tribute bands, fourteen of Portland’s finest restaurants, Chateau St. Michelle Wines, Pabst Blue Ribbon beers, Bendistillery vodka, Sake One cocktails, art and vendor shopping, champagne/jewelry raffle, and remarkable silent auction items. And that’s just the beginning! More info here.

August 12-14: Bite of Oregon @ Portland’s Waterfront Park | Oregon’s Top Chefs, Best Wineries, Craft Breweries, Distilleries, Cideries & Finest Cuisine
The Bite of Oregon will celebrate its 33rd anniversary August 12-14, 2016 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. During the three-day weekend event, Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries, along with celebrity chef demonstrations and challenges, live entertainment and children’s activities, will join forces to make the Bite of Oregon one of the state’s premier outdoor culinary events. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon. More info here.

August 12-15: Beloved Festival Open-Air Sacred Art & Music Festival in Tidewater Falls | 30+ Musicians and Bands, Saunas & More!
Set against the deep verdant backdrop of the coastal Oregon forest, Beloved Festival is a single-stage gathering and cultural movement that is reshaping the West Coast festival experience. Since it’s inception in 2008, the 4-day festival has expanded the caliber of its production, scope of its education, and renown of its musical performers. More info here.

August 13: Vans Warped Tour @ Portland Expo | Music, Athletes & More!
Vans Warped Tour is a a platform for music, athletes and lifestyles to co-mingle and thrive in an atmosphere dedicated to music fans of punk, alternative, hip-hop, ska, pop punk, electronica, alternative rock, emo, hardcore and more. Warped is also responsible for introducing music fans to such artists as No Doubt, A Day To Remember, Katy Perry, Blink 182, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, My Chemical Romance, Eminem and Fall Out Boy, among hundreds of others, as well as creating the blueprint for concert tour sponsorship integration that is now used throughout other tours today. More info here.

August 13: Alberta Street Fair in NE Portland | Music, Food, Beer Garden, Vendors, Arts & Crafts
The 19th Annual Alberta Street Fair is Saturday, August 13, 2016, offering an eclectic mix of activities and events that could only be found on Alberta Street. The Alberta Street Fair showcases the best of the Alberta Street community. The event features entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages. More info here.

August 20: Junk Refunk Market in Canby | 80+ Vendors, Farmers Market, Live Music, Food, VIP Lounge & More!
5,000 people descended upon this small town from Bend, Washington, Portland all to experience with their friends all things Vintage, Recycled, Up cycled, Re-loved both for the home and garden. There were 60 vendors all offering something different. More info here.

August 20: Portland Adult Soapbox Derby Pictures, Video & 2016 Info | Mt Tabor Park, Schedule Spectator Map, After-Party
Now in its 20th year, the PDX Adult Soap Box Derby continues a beloved summertime tradition at Mt. Tabor Park—a community event that draws crowds of 7,000-10,000 people to watch a colorful and sidesplitting spectacle of 40+ coaster cars powered only by gravity, whimsy, and attitude. Camaraderie abounds as some teams focus on speed and engineering (Science!). Some on crowd pleasing or simply shit talk (Art!) and still others find a place in between. It’s a perfect day for a picnic! More info here.

August 21: Portland Sunday Parkways: Southeast Portland | Info: Schedule, Route Map, Pictures & More!
Portland Sunday Parkways is about opening streets and connecting neighborhoods. All people – walkers, runners, bicyclists, mobility device users, seniors, adults and children – are invited to enjoy a day of healthy physical activities right in their own neighborhoods or while exploring a new one! More info here.

August 25: Last Thursday on Alberta | Street Closures, Parking, Beer Garden, Vendors, Noise
Last Thursday is back for 2016! Alberta Street between 15th and 30th Avenues will be closed for Last Thursday at 6 p.m. and reopen at 9 p.m. There will be many art openings, live music and plenty of fun to be had! More info here.

August 25-27: Festal Italiana @ Pioneer Courthouse Square | Free, Music, Food, Wine & Beer Garden
Festa Italiana Portland at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Nonstop Entertainment, Food, Wine/Beer Gardens, Raffle and more…. Don’t miss Opera on Thursday night…….Great time for all ages! More info here.

August 25-28: North American Organic Brewers Festival @ Overlook Park | Free, 50+ Beers from 30 Breweries, , Sustainable
Two of Portland’s beloved industries – organic beer and sustainability – come together in an annual celebration designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living. We’re serving up more than 50 organic beers, ciders and mead along with live music, food, sustainability-oriented vendors, non-profits and a children’s area, all in a beautiful park overlooking Northwest Portland. More info here.

August 26-28: Project Pabst Outdoor Summer Concert @ Portland’s Waterfront Park | Duran Duran, Tame Impala, Ice Cube, Ween, Comedy & more!
MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst is excited to announce its line-up for the August festival in Portland, OR. Project Pabst returns for its third year joining forces with MusicfestNW to make one cohesive and expansive music experience, featuring daytime shows at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on August 27th and 28th, as well as night shows with music and comedy at various venues throughout the city from August 25th through the 28th. More info here.

August 28: Hawthorne Street Fair in SE Portland | Beer Garden, Longest Running Street Fair in PDX, Live Music & More!
Come visit Portland’s original “shop local” district and explore over a hundred businesses dedicated to community involvement, making the area a desirable place to live, work, and shop. More info here.

More Events: Our Calendar of August Events & Ticket Giveaways

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2016 Portland September Events

All Month: BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour – Portland Beer Tasting – Ghosts stories – Kidnapping, Brothels & Drug Dens | Brewery Tour
BeerQuest’s Haunted Pub Tour takes you deep into Portland’s spookiest bars for beer tastings and ghost stories. Hear true tales of unexplained paranormal activity. And meet Portland’s most famous ghosts including a prostitute, drug dealer and firemen. More info here.

All Month: Help A World Famous Magician Escape the Gallows in Escapism Portland’s Newest Room: Magician’s Menagerie | Now For Up for 12 People! (Win Tickets, $90)
Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our newest escape room experience, the Magician’s Menagerie. Now for up to 12 people – it is bigger, better and with some amazing new props! More info here.

All Month: Portland Summertime Picnic Baskets @ Bar Vivant | Plan A Picnic & Let Them Do The Packing, Conservas, Tapas, Wine, Beer, Cider
It’s summertime! Plan a picnic and let us do the packing. Just preorder 48 hours in advance and we’ll put together a basket filled with all the necessities – delicious snacks, tasty beverages, linens and tableware. Choose from one of five packages below or customize your own basket. More info here.

All Month: Vaux’s Swifts Watch @ Chapman School Info, Pictures & Video
Get those instagram filters ready! The Chapman Swifts Watch starts next week in NW Portland. Crowds gather one hour before sunset every night in September to watch thousands of Vaux’s Swifts gather in the city as they prepare to migrate to Central America and Venezuela! Below are more pictures and a video trailer for “On The Wing”, a documentary film on the Chapman Swifts. More info here.

All Month: Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! (Win Tickets, $49)
Treat the whole family to a city wide scavenger hunt with Urban Adventure Quest, which turns Portland into a giant game board! More info here.

All Month: Patio Season in NE Portland w/ Yakuza Lounge, Nonna & DOC | Summer Cocktails, Live Music, Brunch, Happy Hour & More!
It’s Patio Season in Portland! Head over to NE 30th Avenue for some of Portland’s best summer cocktails and live music + Brunch Specials! More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With ShanRock’s Triviology All Over Portland – Fun & Free, Prizes!
I am Trivia Jock ShanRock, and my team and I create and host fun and unique pub quizzes in beautiful Portland, Oregon. It’s free to play, and the team victorious walks away with cash or prizes . . . and perhaps more importantly, glory! Have you tried the rest? Now try the best! More info here.

All Month: Portland Trivia Nights With Geeks Who Drink | Great Hosts + Fun Questions + Cold Beer
They never feature stale or generic categories like movie, music, history and science rounds. Their two full-time editors (including a six-time Jeopardy champion) and staff of dozens of contributors spend more than twelve man hours on each night’s 8 rounds of 64 questions (including two audio rounds and one visual and/or video round). More info here.

Wednesdays: Outdoor Summer Movies @ Pix Patisserie’s Courtyard Beer Garden | Featuring Mash, Beer & Cider, Free Popcorn (May – September)
Join Pix & Bar Vivant for a screening of your favorite classic movies along with a beer and free popcorn every Wednesday May 4 – September 28.Movies will be shown in our outdoor courtyard. The six tap Beer & Cider Garden will open at 7PM and feature a tasty beverage depicting the featured movie. Movies start around 9PM. Minors welcome, but viewer discretion is advised. More info here.

Saturdays: Radical 80s Dance Cruise Every Saturday on Portland Spirit | Costumes, DJ MC, Group Discount
The Radical 80’s Dance Party, featuring DJ MC spinning the best of the 80s tunes, sets sail aboard the Portland Spirit every Saturday night. More info here.

Saturdays & Sundays: The Pullman Table @ Mt. Hood Railway | Fine Dining Service, Local Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits
In the heart of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area, the Mount Hood Railroad in Hood River, Oregon is a unique locale for a fine dining rail experience. The historic craftsman-style depot built in 1911 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reflecting the nostalgia of the time. Located in the downtown district and neighboring restaurants, coffee houses, breweries, wineries and shopping, the railroad is a focal point of history and the rich heritage of Hood River. More info here.

September 1: Many Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW
A small collection of galleries are hosting First Thursday openings this month, with most openings taking place in the Pearl district and Old Town/China Town. Most gallery openings begin at 5PM or 6PM and end at 9PM or 10PM. More info here.

September 1-4: Free Fitness in the Parks | Schedule, Info, Cardio, Yoga, Zumba, Family Fitness & More!
Stay in shape this summer with Portland Parks! Events start June 13 and continue all summer including walks, yoga, cardio, TaiChi & More! Be sure to register before your first visit. More info here.

September 5: Labor Day Events  | Concerts, Festivals, Parties, Food & Drink
The 2016 Labor Day Weekend takes place September 2-5. There are many great Portland and Oregon events all weekend including watching the Vaux’s Swifts Watch @ Chapman School. As always, we have a large list of events and tips for you to enjoy the city or travel. Labor Day Weekend Schedule here.

September 7: Free Downtown Portland Summer Concerts | Music on Main Street, Schedule, Info, Wednesdays
Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and ArtBar & Bistro are proud to present the 11th Annual Music on Main summer outdoor concert series. On Wednesday evenings starting in July, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts takes advantage of the lovely summer weather to present Music on Main, our free outdoor concert series which features popular local and regional musicians performing a diverse collection of music. More info here.

September 7: Sunsets in the Garden @ Oregon Garden Resort | w/ Music & Complimentary Tastings, Sensory Garden
The Oregon Garden has announced the return of its popular Sunsets in the Garden presented by Columbia Bank, an after-hours event that takes place on Wednesday evenings from August 3 to September 7. Sunsets in the Garden features complimentary tastings from local wineries and breweries, live music, tram tours and the opportunity to watch the setting sun from beautiful vantage points in the Garden. More info here.

September 7: Free Downtown Portland Outdoor Summer Concerts Noon Time Showcase & Summer Arts on Main Street
The Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and Portland’5 Volunteers are proud to present Summer Arts on Main and the Noontime Showcase. The Noontime Showcase performances are FREE all-ages performances at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. Performances take place 12:00 – 1:00 PM outdoors on SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall. More info here.

September 10: Belmont Street Fair | SE Portland, Music, Art, Food, Vendors
A full day of fun from noon to 7 p.m. for the whole family with live music, art, entertainment, shopping and good food & drink! More info here.

September 15-18: Mount Angel Oktoberfest | Beer, Cider, Wine, Oregon’s Favorite Biergarten, Sausage, Alpenhorns, Car Show, Bavarian Band
One of the longest standing, best-loved folk festivals in the Northwest, celebrates its 51st celebration from September 15 through September 18, 2016. The Mount Angel Oktoberfest began as a traditional fall festival to celebrate the bounty of the earth and the goodness of creation. The Oktoberfest is still going strong, carrying with it the quality, warmth and fun of a community effort unparalleled in the Northwest. Oktoberfest kicks off with a traditional German Webertanz (May pole dance) performed by Mount Angel school children at noon each day. More info here.

September 17: The Color Run 5K @ Portland International Raceway | Featuring The Tropicolor World Tour, Rainbow Beach Finish Line, Massive Color Throws & More!
The Color Run®, one of the largest 5k event series in the world, will be held in Portland, Oregon on September 17th. The event will be held at the Portland International Raceway located 1940 North Victory Boulevard, and the race will begin at 8:00 am. Registration is open for individual runners and teams. More info here.

More Events: Our Calendar of September Events & Ticket Giveaways

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PDX Pipeline Portland Events Iphone & Android App

Our new Portland Events App for PDX Pipeline is now available for iPhones, Android phones and iPads!

Now, you can have all of the great Portland events from our website in the palm of your hand when you’re out on the town.

Download the App for iPhone here

Download the App for Android here
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