EVENTS ON THE PORTLAND EVENTS WALL CALENDAR


82nd Avenue of Roses Parade & Carnival Days
This parade always comes with a free carnival for kids and ends with a classic car cruise-in.
discover82ndave.com

A Festival of Quilts
For over 40 years, Northwest Quilters has brought quilting workshops and beautiful quilts to inspire and admire.
northwestquilters.org

Abby's Closet Prom Gown Giveaway
This local nonprofit has been giving away free prom dresses for 14 years. Just bring a student ID.
abbyscloset.org

Adult Soapbox Derby
Only in Portland would adults lovingly build soapbox racers and hurl themselves down a cinder cone. Free.
soapboxracer.com

Alberta Street Fair
It's one of the city's largest street fairs: Art installations, performance art, live music, and vendors stretch for blocks.
albertamainst.org

All Jane Comedy Festival
Laugh until you burst! The best female comics in the industry perform in comedy clubs around the city.
alljanecomedy.com

Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt
One of Portland's biggest Easter events, now in its 56th year. Take your kids, ages 3-8, to hunt for Easter eggs at a beautiful dairy. Free.
alpenrose.com

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America's Largest Christmas Bazaar
Get gift ideas from 1000 vendors, many selling handmade gifts. Find free days and admission discounts on the website.
expochristmasbazaar.com

Art In The Pearl
This massive fine arts and crafts festival in the North Park Blocks includes world music, hands-on activities, and artist demonstrations. Free.
artinthepearl.com

Banks Bar-B-Que, Truck and Tractor Pull
This historic, country-style BBQ in Banks celebrates the good life with truck and tractor pulls and a farming-equipment destruction derby.
bankssunsetpark.com

Bastille Day Festival
Vive la France! Delight in a French marketplace, street performers, and kids' activities.
afportland.org

Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt
Form a costumed troop of 3-5 bikers and scour the city for treasure, prizes, and glory!
filmedbybike.org

Bites for Rights
Eat statewide at participating restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and bakeries to raise funds for local LGBT organizations.
basicrights.org

Bricks Cascade
Show us just what you can create with Legos, and check out the impressive constructions of others, too, at the convention center.
brickscascade.com

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Bridge to Brews
Run a 10K or 8K course that crosses the Fremont Bridge and ends with a beer festival.
terrapinevents.com

Cascade Festival of African Films
See Africa through the eyes of African filmmakers. Films on select dates February-March. Free.
africanfilmfestival.org

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
For 3 days, jazz greats lay it down while fans lounge beneath the St. Johns Bridge. Free.
cpjazz.com

Ceramic Showcase
The Oregon Potters Association puts on the largest ceramics show in the nation. Buy, admire, and talk shop. Free.
ceramicshowcase.com

Champagne Ball
Get tickets early for this wild New Year's party, which touts 1400 guests, 4 dance floors, 17 bars, and one epic countdown.
champagneball.com

Chardonnay Celebration
Is chardonnay Oregon's next big grape? Taste it for your self at this wine-country festival.
oregonchardonnaycelebration.org/

Chinese New Year Cultural Fair
Celebrate the year of the Dog and learn about Asian cultures, both abroad and in Portland, at this huge Chinese New Year fair.
portlandnyf.com

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Chocolatathon
Run for chocolate! Choose from a 5K run/walk and a 10K run.
uberthons.com

Christine Palmer Antique & Collectible Shows
Find out how much that old vase is really worth: professional appraisals and 1000s of antiques sold. Shows in July and October, too.
christinepalmer.net

Christmas at the Old Church
Hear original and traditional Christmas songs with gospel singers and more led by pianist Michael Allen Harrison.
michaelallenharrison.com

Christmas Ships Parade
Quite a sight! Boats decorated with holiday lights parade along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Check the website for a schedule with locations.
christmasships.org

Cider Summit PDX
The cider revolution is now! Taste 200+ gluten-free ciders from around the world.
cidersummitnw.com

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
It's one of the nation's most spectacular celebrations, with fireworks, fire dancing, and lucha libre wrestling, in Waterfront Park.
cincodemayo.org

Clackamas Down the River Clean Up
A great excuse to hit the Clackamas River with a gang of trash-collecting do-gooders. Have fun sustaining Oregon rivers.
welovecleanrivers.org

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Code Orange Easter Egg Drop
Whoa! A helicopter drops 20,000 plastic Easter eggs in Brentwood Park. Around 2000 kids partake in the hunt. Free.
hopecitychurch.cc

Crafty Wonderland Art + Craft Markets
Over 250 artisans gather to share and sell their handmade products. Free admission and tons of gift ideas. Find a 2nd event in December.
craftywonderland.com

Cruisin' Sherwood
This free classic and custom car show draws 1000s, with 500+ cars, the Burnout competition, and kids' activities. Elvis has even been known to stop in.
cruisinsherwood.com

Dancing in the Square Pow-Wow
Celebrate American Indian Day at this free, dazzling dance with traditional attire, singing, and drums.
npaihb.org

Design Week Portland
Enter the world of design and be amazed by 100s of visually mesmerizing events across the city.
designweekportland.com

Dirty Leprechaun 5K Mud Run
An alternative to the Shamrock Run, it takes place on Lee Farms in Tualatin with mud, obstacles, bonfires, food, and brews.
terrapinevents.com

Division/Clinton Street Fair
Get down with this funky neighborhood for a day of vendors, street food, live music, and family fun.
divisionclinton.com

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Doggie Dash
Who's faster, you or your pet? Hosted by the Oregon Humane Society, it's "Portland's biggest party for pets and people." Proceeds help Oregon pets.
oregonhumane.org/doggiedash

Earth Hour
A huge, worldwide event, everyone turns their lights off for one hour (that's 8:30-9:30pm in Portland).
earthhour.org

FashioNXT
Experience the future of fashion. Four evenings of cutting-edge designs by US and international designers.
fashionxt.net

Feast Portland
It's a perfect snapshot of Oregon cuisine: all-star chefs, lots to eat and drink, and proceeds go toward ending hunger in the US.
feastportland.com

Fertile Ground
From theater and dance to literature and visual art, 75 local artists unveil new works in venues citywide. Workshops, too.
fertilegroundpdx.org

Festival of Balloons in Tigard
It's a beautiful image: Hundreds of hot air balloons taking to the skies at sunrise. Then the festivities kick off, with cotton candy, a car show, a beer garden, and much more.
tigardballoon.org

Festival of the Last Minute
Procrastinators rejoice! This gift-filled festival hosted by Portland Saturday Market has your back.
portlandsaturdaymarket.com

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Filmed by Bike
This festival has gone international! With an opening-night street party, director panels, and about 40 short films dedicated to the art of biking, it's easy to see why.
filmedbybike.org

Fix-It Fairs
These city-hosted events are all about home improvement, with cost-saving tips and more. Look for a 2nd fair in February.
portlandoregon.gov

Fleet Week
Welcome sailors and members of the navy to Portland, and take free tours of their ships.
rosefestival.org

Foot Traffic Flat
This Sauvie Island race offers a 5K and an 8K as well as full and half marathons, all known for their flat, scenic terrain.
foottraffic.us/flat

Foot Traffic Holiday Half Marathon & 5K
This flat half marathon in North Portland is all about having fun, ending with seasonal ales and eggnog, warm food, and carolers.
foottraffic.us/holiday

Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance
Head to Pacific University's Forest Grove campus to see seriously beautiful vintage cars. Raises money for students and the community. Now in its 46th year.
forestgroveconcours.org

Fremont Fest
Fun for the whole family, this street fair includes costume and bike-decorating contests, a pub crawl, a parade, and more.
beaumontvillagepdx.com

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Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon
A unique way to tour wine country, this very challenging half marathon weaves through vineyards and ends with a wine tasting with winemakers.
fueledbyfinewine.com

Global Cannabis March Portland
Join cannabis proponents worldwide in marching for the global legalization of marijuana. Speakers and live music in downtown.
facebook.com/GCM.Portland/

Great Onion Festival
Sherwood celebrates its onion agriculture with great food and onion-centric games, including the infamous raw-onion-eating contest.
sherwoodchamber.org

Great Train Show
All aboard! It has a huge Lego train display, 50 train exhibitors, and more. Discounts on the website.
trainshow.com/portland

Greek Festival
Since 1952, this popular festival has opened the door to Greek culture, with Greek food, dances, vendors, and cultural crafts.
portlandgreekfestival.com

Hagg Lake Mud Run
Ranked one of the best trail races in the state, it's all about getting muddy. Choose 25K, 50K, or both.
haggmud.com

Halloweenathon
Choose to run or walk one of a variety of courses in Aloha. Costumes encouraged.
uberthons.com

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Hawthorne Street Fair
See Hawthorne like you've never seen it before, as local artists, musicians, and vendors take over the boulevard.
hawthornepdx.com

Hippie Chick Quarter Marathon, 15K, and Half Marathon
This all-women race is all about inspiring women to reach their goals. Flat, with a supportive environment and great after-party.
htcraceseries.com

Ho Ho 5K
Tis the season to give and get in shape at this holiday run in Tigard. Bring food and clothing donations for a reduced registration fee.
xdogevents.com/hoho.html

Holiday Ale Festival
Celebrate the holidays in Pioneer Courthouse Square with fellow beer lovers and more than 50 potent winter ales.
holidayale.com

Hood to Coast Relay
Register a 12-member team to run day and night from Mt. Hood to Seaside. Expect an epic beach party at the end of the 199-mile route.
hoodtocoastrelay.com

India Festival
Now's your chance to eat traditional curries and learn about Indian music and dance.
icaportland.org

International Cat Show
It's all about cat love! Admire pure breeds, buy cat toys, and maybe add a new cat to the family. Bring canned goods for a discount.
tncc.org

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Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Great for families, this fun and easy event raises money to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability.
arthritis.org

Kells St. Patrick's Irish Festival
May the luck of the Irish be there with you, it's Portland's largest St. Patrick's Day party, with a good mix of traditional entertainment for families and revelers.
kellsirish.com

Kentucky Derby Party
Dress up Southern-style for a traditional Kentucky Derby party at Portland Meadows.
portlandmeadows.com

KidFest!
It's a festival designed for parents and their kids! Storytelling, innovative games, healthy and delicious foods, and lots of fun.
kidfestnw.com

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
This huge regional art show features established and emerging artists, from dancers to painters and sculptors, all around town. Most shows free.
lakewood-center.org

Lights on Peacock Lane
Head to Southeast's Belmont neighborhood to tour an entire street of Tudor homes elaborately decorated for the holidays. Look for pedestrian-only nights.
peacocklane.org

McMenamins UFO Festival
In McMinnville, the nation's 2nd-largest UFO festival is truly out of this world, with a parade, a costume ball, and lectures by alien specialists.
ufofest.com

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Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country
The vineyards are beautiful in May, and even small wineries throw open their doors for special tastings, discounts, and entertainment.
willamettewines.com

Mini Bike Winter
Revel in the Portland bike scene at this underground event, which has everything from mini-bike chariot wars to a crafts night.
zoobomb.net

Mississippi Street Fair
This huge street fair has something for everyone: 40+ bands, local art, beer gardens, and more. Free.
mississippiave.com

Mochitsuki
This family-oriented, community-building event celebrates Japanese culture, with mochi pounding, cultural performances, and tasty mochi.
mochipdx.org

Mondo Croquet World Championships and Mad Hatter Picnic
This surreal version of croquet involves bowling balls, sledgehammers, and fun costumes. 2018 is its 21st year!
mondocroquet.com

Mount Angel Oktoberfest
Mount Angel becomes Munich: The whole town dresses up to partake of alpine food, wiener dog races, free concerts, and traditional Biergartens.
oktoberfest.org

Mount Angel Wurstfest
Oktoberfest in the spring! Loads of first-rate German beer, sausage, polka, and family fun.
mtangelwurstfest.com

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Mt. Tabor Art Walk
Grab a map and tour this artistic neighborhood's art studios and artists' homes.
mttaborartwalk.com

MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst
For days, the who's who of the independent music scene rocks Waterfront Park.
musicfestnw.com

My Muddy Valentine
You will definitely at least find true mud at this race in honor of Valentine's Day, featuring brunch, mimosas, beer, and music.
terrapinevents.com

National Bike to Work Day
Promote a healthy body and environment by joining fellow bikers and riding to work.
bikeleague.org

National Night Out
Get to know your neighbors to build a stronger community. Each year boasts 120-200 local events and parties.
portlandoregon.gov

No Pants Subway Ride PDX
For more than a decade, pantless people have boarded the Max and celebrated... cold knees?
facebook.com/No.Pants.PDX

Northwest Animation Festival
Travel into the world of animation at the nation's largest animated-film festival, featuring jury-selected international shorts.
nwanimationfest.com

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Northwest Filmmakers' Festival
This nationally significant festival finds, selects, and shows the best new films by NW filmmakers.
nwfilm.org

Northwest Food & Wine Festival
Enjoy near-endless pairing options at this epic foodie event, bringing together 600 West Coast wines and 50 restaurants.
nwwinefestival.com

Northwest String Summit
Banjos, fiddles, violins, guitars - a musicfest dedicated to stringed instruments, with optional camping, in North Plains.
stringsummit.com

Northwest Tarot Symposium
Learn all about cartomancy, from Tarot to Oracle, with workshops, exhibits, vendors, and performances. A free psychic fair, too.
nwtarotsymposium.com

Obonfest
The image of hundreds of candlelit lanterns ascending skyward is a beautiful way to commemorate one's ancestors. Purchase and decorate your lantern in advance.
oregonbuddhisttemple.com

Old House Revival Tour
Tour some of Portland's most historic and beautiful homes with an eye to renovation and preservation. The self-guided tour offers opportunities to talk with homeowners and craftspeople.
visitahc.org

Oregon Brewers Festival
Now in its 31st year, it brings Oregon beer lovers and brewers from around the world together in Waterfront Park.
oregonbrewfest.com

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Oregon Country Fair
Perhaps Oregon's most famous fair, with attendance nearing 50,000. It's worth the 2-hour drive for free-spirited fun on 280 acres.
oregoncountryfair.org

Oregon Fall Half Marathon
Run a half marathon, quarter marathon, or 5K before those winter rains arrive.
uberthons.com

Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
In Canby, sign up for workshops and watch competitions to learn all about fiber arts, such as knitting, and raising livestock.
flockandfiberfestival.com

Oregon Garden Barn Dance & Pig Roast
A chance to go honky-tonkin' in the garden in Silverton. Live music, line-dancing lessons, and good eats.
oregongarden.org

Oregon Lavender Farm Tour
When the scent of lavender fills the air, it's time to hit the countryside to find the source. Choose from numerous farms and activities.
oregonlavenderdestinations.com

Oregon Star Party
Marvel at the stars in the dark skies of eastern Oregon at one of the nation's largest star parties.
oregonstarparty.org

Oregon State Fair
Amateur home-brew and chocolate-cake competitions take their place alongside bigger carnival rides and musical acts. In Salem.
oregonstatefair.org

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Oregon State Parks Day
Get out of town... and into the country! For one day, enjoy free camping and day-use parking in all state parks.
oregonstateparks.org

Oregon Truffle Festival
Who knew Oregon is home to one of the world's rarest gourmet ingredients? Find a 2nd event in February.
oregontrufflefestival.com

Oregon Winter Half Marathon
Run 13 miles and 192.5 feet on a mostly flat course through The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club. Quarter marathon and 5K runs, too.
uberthons.com

Oregon Zoo Rabbit Romp
Free with zoo admission, candy-egg hunts are held every 15 minutes for kids and toddlers. Don't forget a basket!
oregonzoo.org

Oregon's Birthday
Oregon turns 159, and she's never looked better. It's a great day to be an Oregonian. Enjoy it!
oregon.gov

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show
Lovers of the outdoors, find everything you'll need for an adventurous 2018. Past years included a massive indoor river and free trout-fishing for kids.
thesportshows.com/pnwss

PDX Jazz Festival
For almost 2 weeks, some of the best jazz musicians on earth play shows in venues across the city. Now in its 15th year.
portlandjazzfestival.org

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PDX Urban Wine Experience
See who's making wine in your neighborhood by tasting through dozens of wines made by urban wineries.
pdxurbanwineries.com

Pedalpalooza
When Portland's bike scene gets together, watch out: The parties and rides don't stop for 3+ weeks.
shift2bikes.org/pedalpalooza

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch
It's one of the most dramatic star shows all year. OMSI even throws a party at both L.L. "Stub" Stewart and Rooster Rock State Parks (bring $5 for parking).
omsi.edu

Pickathon
Head out to Happy Valley's Pendarvis Farm for this music festival with camping and top indie musicians.
pickathon.com

Polar Plunge
You've got this: Compared to a polar plunge in Alaska, this is nothing. Join 1000s to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon.
plungeoregon.com

Polish Festival
Better begin practicing how to say "cheers" in Polish, this free fest has great food, live polka, dancing, and more. Na zdrowie!
portlandpolonia.org/festival

Portland Arts & Lectures
Get inspired by some of the world's most famous authors. Dates in February and April, too.
literary-arts.org/pal

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Portland Beaujolais Nouveau Festival
Celebrate the release of a new vintage of beaujolais, with French and local beaujolais - a tradition begun in France. Get tickets early.
afportland.org

Portland Boat Show
Check out boats of all sizes and styles in a 250,000-sq-ft space. Kids 12 and under attend free.
otshows.com/pbs

Portland Bridal Show
Planning your dream wedding? Meet with local pros and see if the perfect dress catches your eye on the runway.
portlandbridalshow.com

Portland Buddhist Festival
Partake in workshops, sing-alongs, and discussions facilitated by Buddhist leaders. A fun, free way to connect.
portlandbuddhistfestival.com

Portland Craft Beer Festival
This well-attended beerfest is seriously local, only pouring beers brewed within the city limits.
portlandcraftbeerfestival.com

Portland Dining Month
Get to know the food scene on the cheap. Restaurants citywide serve up 3-course meals for one low price.
travelportland.com

Portland Erotic Ball
Portland's largest costume contest and Halloween party gets risque, with DJs, dancing, and performances.
portlanderoticball.com/

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Portland Highland Games
Before it was plaid, it was tartan. Gresham gets into a Scottish state of mind with kilt races, bagpiping, and dancing.
phga.org

Portland Home & Garden Show
Get inspired! The show has shared the latest garden designs, color trends, rockwork, and more for 70 years.
otshows.com

Portland International Auto Show
Admire the world's most advanced and exotic cars and test-drive the latest models. Find family-pass deals on the website.
portlandautoshow.com

Portland International Beerfest
Get a global perspective: Drink high-end beers from over 10 countries in the North Park Blocks.
portland-beerfest.com

Portland International Film Festival
The largest filmfest in Oregon brings 100s of critically acclaimed movies, by both celebrated and under-the-radar directors, to theaters citywide.
nwfilm.org

Portland International Raceway Auto Swap Meet
This huge classic-auto swap has 1500 vendors and everything from vintage car sales to rare auto parts.
portlandraceway.com

Portland Marathon
Excellent organization and friendly staff make this one of the best marathons in the nation. Sign up early to ensure a spot.
portlandmarathon.org

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Portland Mardi Gras Ball
Get into a New Orleans state of mind, with party-on costumes, big bands, and dancing galore.
portlandmardigras.com

Portland Old-Time Music Gathering
This traditional-music festival is bound to get your toes tappin', with more fiddles, banjos, and square dancing than you can shake a stick at.
bubbaguitar.com/gathering

Portland Open Studios
A great way to support and engage with local artists. Go behind the scenes while visiting 100+ jury-selected artists' studios throughout the city.
portlandopenstudios.com

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival
Watch more than 60 new and critically acclaimed films by women filmmakers.
powfest.com

Portland Pride Festival & Parade
Portland's largest celebration of diversity encompasses numerous events, including a wild Saturday-night dance party, leading up to Sunday's big parade.
pridenw.org

Portland Roadster Show
This long-running car show delivers celebrity builders, the model car contest, rockabilly shows, and lots of "automotive art."
portlandroadstershow.com

Portland Rose Festival
The best city on earth knows how to get down, with parades, runs, and concerts for an entire month.
rosefestival.org

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Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
It's our city's parade! Flower-bedazzled floats, spectacular costumes, marching bands, and more.
rosefestival.org

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
Timed with the peak of Dungeness crab season, it brings you wines from more than 50 Oregon wineries and local seafood for upscale fun at a good price.
pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com

Portland Swap Meet
Tour over 3500 vendor stalls to find the rarest and most random car parts. Vintage cars on display, too.
portlandswapmeet.com

Portland Tattoo Expo
Check out the latest tattoo designs, along with live music and custom cars and motorcycles. Get ink or just admire the work.
portlandtattooexpo.com

Portland Track Festival
See many of the nation's fastest young runners compete in a range of distance events at Lewis & Clark College.
portlandtrack.com

Portland Tree Lighting Ceremony
A choir kicks things off and talented musicians lead sing-alongs, all in honor of the illumination of Portland's 75-ft, 14,000-light tree.
thesquarepdx.org

Portland VegFest
Indulge in the vegetable-based diet, with national chefs, best-selling authors, and lots of food.
nwveg.org/vegfest

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Portland Veterans Day Parade
Thank veterans, active military, and their families at this 2000-strong parade in NE.
veteransdaypdx.org

Portland Winter Light Festival
Stroll the Eastbank Esplanade illuminated by brilliant artworks inspired by light festivals around the world.
pdxwlf.com

Providence Bridge Pedal
Explore Portland's bridges by bike, at one of the largest rides all year. Routes span a variety of bridges and include a ride for kids.
blog.bridgepedal.com

Providence Festival of Trees
View creatively decorated trees with themes, from bicycles to the Trail Blazers. Proceeds benefit Providence Health & Services.
providencefestivaloftrees.org/portland

QDoc
It's the only US festival dedicated to LGBT documentaries. Films have profiled such greats as Susan Sontag and more.
queerdocfest.org

Reach the Beach
Whether a pro or amateur cyclist, ride to the beach and raise money for the American Lung Association.
reachthebeach.org

Record Store Day
Here's extra incentive to rock Portland's record stores: free in-store shows, free memorabilia, and discounts all day long.
recordstoreday.com

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Recycled Arts Festival
Supporting the environment has never been funnier: jugglers, clowns, and awesomely inventive artworks made from recycled materials.
recycledartsfestival.com

Red Dress Party
At this fundraiser, everyone wears a red dress and dances into the wee hours. Proceeds go to gender-equality organizations.
reddresspdx.com

Rice Northwest Museum's Summer Festival
Teach your kids that rocks rock, with colorful geodes and cool Oregon fossils at this Smithsonian-supported museum.
ricenorthwestmuseum.org

Risk/Reward Festival
From dance and music, to performance art and theater, artists push the boundaries of live performance in venues citywide.
risk-reward.org

Rose City Classic
A must for dog lovers, it's one of the largest dog shows in the nation, with over 185 breeds and numerous competitions.
rosecityclassic.org

Rose City Comic Con
Meet comic-book writers and sci-fi actors and enjoy all things pop culture at Portland's Comic Con.
rosecitycomiccon.com

Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race
Here's your chance to ride a dragon! Join a team or watch the decorated boats charge between the Downtown bridges.
rosefestival.org

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Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim
Join this daring group in Hood River, and swim 1.1 miles across the Columbia. Now in its 76th year.
hoodriver.org

Saké Fest PDX
Taste what happens when dozens of fine Japanese and US sakés and local Japanese restaurants get together in one room.
sakefestpdx.com

SantaCon
Here's your chance to dress like Santa, hang with 100s of Santas, and partake in a holiday bar-hop.
pdxsantacon.com

ScanFair
Enjoy Scandinavian tradition, with a Finnish Santa Claus, the Pippi Longstocking Room, and lots of dancing and food.
scanheritage.org

SE Area ARTWalk
Get to know your neighborhood artists during this free, self-guided tour of professional and in-home studios. Find walking maps online and onsite.
seportlandartwalk.com

Shamrock Run
The largest running event in the state always sells out and always ends with brews. Choose half marathon, 5K, 8K, or 15K.
shamrockrunportland.com

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival
One of Oregon's oldest and most unique events includes a parade, knightings, Vendor Village, and an international archery competition. Free. 2018 is its 65th year!
robinhoodfestival.org

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Sherwood Winter Festival
This community celebration includes a parade, tree lighting, and lots of free activities for kids.
robinhoodfestival.org

SHOC Walk & Run for Ovarian Cancer
In Gladstone, join over 700 others running or walking for the Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
shocfoundation.org

SIP! The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic
Touring the Evergreen Space Museum is amazing in itself, never mind adding over 150 fine wineries, restaurants, and artists.
sipclassic.org

SkiFever & Snowboard Show
Get ready for winter: Sell or swap old gear and buy new gear at discount prices, at this huge snow-sport event.
portlandskifever.com

SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
Help to keep Oregon's beaches pristine at this beach-cleaning event. Join 1000s coastwide.
solveoregon.org

Soul'd Out Music Festival
Bringing the funk from far and wide, it's a huge showcase of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and beats.
souldoutfestival.com

Spring Beer & Wine Fest
For more than 20 years, this Oregon original has served up beer, wine, spirits, cheeses, and chocolate. Psst: Find free-admission deals on the website.
springbeerandwinefest.com

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Spring Whale Watching Week
See and learn about gray whales with help from knowledgeable volunteers at 24 coastal locations.
oregonstateparks.org

St. Johns Bizarre
Cheer on the St. Johns Parade, and then check out live bands, local artisans, food carts, and more. Keep St. Johns bizarre!
stjohnsbizarre.com

Starlight Run
Wait... is it a 5K race or a costume-themed street party? Both? It's Portland's largest fun run! Now in its 40th year.
starlightrun.com

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Walk, run, cheer, or volunteer to beat breast cancer. Portland's is one of the most successful Komen races in the country.
komenoregon.org

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Roll yer Rrrs and shiver yer timbers - there be pirates afoot in Porrrtland today!
talklikeapirate.com

TEDxPortland
Listen to inspiring talks by Portland's most creative and influential people.
tedxportland.com

The Big Float
Swap hot pavement for cool Willamette waters. This visually stunning float in Waterfront Park is all about showing off inflatable style.
thebigfloat.com

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The Catio Tour
Investigate the cuddly world of cat patios, and maybe even walk away with plans to build your own.
feralcats.com/catio

The Gathering of the Guilds
Admire and buy handcrafted art at this massive gathering of Oregon craftspeople. Free.
facebook.com/gatheringoftheguilds

The Oregon Marathon
Now in its fifth edition, this marathon starts in Banks and includes 23 miles of hard-surfaced, forested trail.
uberthons.com

The Portland Bazaar
Enjoy food trucks, live music, cocktails, and shopping at over 70 high-quality local artisans.
portlandbazaar.com

The Wedge
Northwest artisan cheesemakers are doing incredible things. Sample and buy cheeses and beverages. Cheese-wheel bowling, too!
thewedgeportland.com

Thrill the World Portland
See the most influential music video in history reenacted downtown. Feel free to don your best zombie makeup and join in!
facebook.com/thrilltheworld.portland

Time-Based Art Festival
Acclaimed artists, from international dancers to boundary-pushing sculptors, bring creative energy to venues citywide.
pica.org

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TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting
The largest craft spirits tasting in the country offers over 120 artisanal spirits from around the world. Lots of great food-cart grub for pairing, too.
oregondistillerytrail.com

Tofurky Trot
A Thanksgiving-day 5K for crazily costumed plant eaters! Vegan food and prizes await at the finish line.
tofurky.com

Trillium Festival
Buy native Oregon plants in Tryon Creek Park, where native plant experts and enthusiasts are on hand to offer advice.
tryonfriends.org

Tuba Christmas
Life's just better with a tuba. And 250 tubas, all playing holiday songs in Portland's Living Room for free, is exceptional.
thesquarepdx.org

Turkeython
Run 5K, 10K, and "Kidathon" races at one of five locations, including Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, and downtown Portland.
uberthons.com

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
Dance your blues away, accompanied by jazz and wines from more than 50 wineries.
vancouverwinejazz.com

Verboort Sausage & Sauerkraut Festival
Since 1934, it has made other sausage events blush, with 30,000 lbs of sausage and bulk-purchase lines beginning hours before sunrise.
verboort.org

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Village Building Convergence
Join your neighbors in making Portland more beautiful. Hands-on projects at more than 35 sites citywide.
villagebuildingconvergence.com

Washington County Fair
Free to attend, this classic county fair offers carnival rides, animal and car shows, and plenty of fried oddities.
faircomplex.com

Washington State International Kite Festival
Voted the best kite festival in North America; 100s of colorful kites soar over Long Beach, Washington.
kitefestival.com/kite-festival/

Waterfront Blues Festival
Blues and rock musicians lay down the jams on dueling stages in Waterfront Park, at this Oregon Food Bank fundraiser.
waterfrontbluesfest.com

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Watch costumed competitors row across Tualatin Lake in boat-sized pumpkins. Funny-looking fun for everyone.
tualatinoregon.gov

West Coast Haunters Convention
Join fellow horror enthusiasts at this huge convention, with haunt tours, seminars, a costume ball, and vendors selling creepy novelties.
westcoasthauntersconvention.com

Wild Arts Festival
Raise money for the Audubon Society of Portland by admiring or buying fine artworks inspired by nature.
wildartsfestival.org

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Wine Country Thanksgiving
Whether holiday shopping or just tasting with friends and family, you'll find discounts and festivities in Willamette Valley.
willamettewines.com

Wordstock
The city becomes an open book, with authors reading, competing, and signing books in bookshops and bars across the city.
literary-arts.org

World Naked Bike Ride in Portland
Of all naked bike rides, Portland's is the largest. It raises awareness of the vulnerability of cyclists on busy roads.
pdxwnbr.org

Zwickelmania
Over 100 of Oregon's 200+ breweries open their doors, with special events, free tastings, and tours.
oregoncraftbeer.org