As always, we have a large list of Portland Cinco de Mayo events including parties, festivals, dinners, shows, etc. In 2018, Cinco de Mayo takes place on Saturday meaning events will happen all weekend long!
It is a common misconception that Cinco De Mayo is Mexico’s answer to our own independence day. In actuality, Cinco De Mayo is celebrated to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Whatever your reason for celebrating, there is a lot to do in Portland all weekend in honor of Cinco De Mayo.
Related Portland Events & Giveaways
- Win Tickets: Video Dance Attack: ’80s VS ’00s @ Crystal Ballroom | MTV Hits, Video Projections, Dancing (May 4)
- Win Tickets ($110): Stephen Stills & Judy Collins @ Revolution Hall | Rock, Folk, Blues, Country (May 7)
- Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You @ Quarterworld Portland | Freeplay Star Wars Games, Food & Drink Specials (May 4)
- Kentucky Derby: Kentucky Derby Party @ North 45 | Live Dixieland-style Music w/ Brass Roots Movement, Patio, Kentucky Food & Drink Specials, Costume Contest (May 5)
- Kentucky Derby: Kentucky Derby Party @ Patton Maryland | Southern Eats, Live Music w/ The Quadraphonnes Sax Quartet, Lawn & Patio, Raffle & Betting Board (May 5)
2018 Portland Cinco de Mayo Weekend Events
- All Weekend: Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival | 40 Acres of Tulips in Every Color, Wine Tastings, Gift Shops & More!
- All Weekend: Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure!
- May 4-6: Portland Cinco de Mayo Festival @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park | Live Music, Mariachi, Food, Drinks, Carnival, Boxing, Exotic Animal Exhibit (more info)
- May 5: Cinco de Mayo Guava Release with La Familia Cider @ Portland Cider House | Cider Slushies, Mango Chile Margarita Cider Slushie
- May 5: Cinco Celebration Get On Up w/ Takimba & Friends @ The Goodfoot | Funk, Mashups & Remixes (Win Tickets)
- May 5: Cinco De Mayo Dance Party @ No Vacancy Lounge | DJs, Drink Specials & More!
- May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Santa Fe Taqueria | Food & Drink Specials, Live Music, Dance Performances, Chile Pepper Eating Contest, Indoor & Outdoor Seating
- May 5: La Familia Guava Release & Cinco de Mayo Parties | Clackamas & Portland Cider House on Hawthorne
- May 5: Cinco de Mayo @ Dig A Pony | FREE!, Featuring No Gracias, Alan Torres & The Chihuahua Petals & More!
- May 5: Portland Spirit Presents Saturday Night Flashback Cruise – 70s, 80s, 90s | Birthday, Bachelorette Party, Class Reunion & More!
Related Events & Information:
- Events: Our May Events Calendar & Ticket Giveaways
- From Drink Spirits: Top 5 Tequila and Mezcal for Cinco de Mayo
- Mother’s Day: Portland Mother’s Day Weekend Events
- May 24-28: Memorial Day Weekend Events
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