Activities on the Portland Events Wall Calendar


Aerial Arts
Watch a performance, or take a class. Aerial dancing is one beautiful workout.
nightflightaerial.com
pendulumaerialarts.org

Architectural Heritage Center
Learn about Portlandís notable architecture through exhibition galleries, a research library, events, and educational programs.
visitahc.org

Back Fence PDX
Local storytellers share mind-bending tales rife with wit in this uproarious literary series.
backfencepdx.com

Bowling Alleys
Lanes for bowling, couches for chilling, and fine food and drink for dining: Enter the PDX bowling scene.
thegrandcentralbowl.com
mykingpins.com

Brewvana
Put on your beer goggles and see Portland with this local tour company specializing in microbreweries.
experiencebrewvana.com

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

Cherry Blossoms
Each spring brings a flowery wonderland to Portland, and Waterfront Park is one of the highlights.
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Christmas Fantasy Trail
A 1000-ft wooded path takes you through a winter wonderland, complete with lights, glittering gingerbread houses, and a full-size Christmas castle.
fantasytrail.com

Christmas Festival of Lights
Magical beyond belief, The Grotto's megalithic cave gets decorated with lights and nativity scenes. 150 choral performances, too.
thegrotto.org

Christmas in the Garden
Celebrate the holidays at the Oregon Garden with festive lights, warm drinks, snowless tubing, and artisan vendors. Open Wednesdays through Sundays all month long.
oregongarden.org

Classic Movie Theaters
From Hollywood Theatre to the Clinton Street Theater, Portland has more screens per capita than any U.S. city, and they've got style!
hollywoodtheatre.org
cstpdx.com

Comedy Clubs
Portlandia isnít the only local comedy. Hilarious comics can be found in every neighborhoodóno joke.
heliumcomedy.com
harveyscomedyclub.com

Community Gardens
Join Portland's Community Gardens program for tasty fun. Submit a request online; plots are awarded February-April.
portlandoregon.gov

Concerts in the Park
Bands play music of all genres in parks throughout Portland all summer long. Concerts begin around 6:30pm. Free.
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Cosmic Tubing on Mt. Hood
When the sun sets, Mt. Hood Skibowl cranks up the disco lights and music for snowtubing with a family-friendly twist.
skibowl.com

Council Crest
Portland's highest point is still a secret. Hike or drive for incredible views.
portlandonline.com

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
More than 2,500 rhodies, azaleas, and companion plants begin to bloom in early spring. Take advantage of weekly free days throughout the year.
rhodies.org

Culinary Classes
The kitchen is where community starts! Cooks of all skill levels learn new techniques and cuisines in a variety of hands-on classes.
portlandsculinaryworkshop.com
middlegroundfarms.com

Davis Graveyard
This homemade Milwaukie graveyard is even creepier than the real deal. Open all October. Weekends hold special terrors.
davisgraveyard.com

Distillery Row
Visit this cluster of distilleries in the Central Eastside, many within walking distance of one another, to taste and purchase local handcrafted spirits.
distilleryrowpdx.com

Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
McMenamins' 74-acre venue in Troutdale has a brewery, winery, and distillery and hosts outdoor concerts June-September.
edgefieldconcerts.com

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End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Visitors of all ages experience life on the Oregon Trail through the eyes of the pioneers and natives who lived it.
historicoregoncity.org

Equestrian Wine Tours
Let the horse be your designated driver while you sip your way through wine country.
equestrianwinetours.com
ridinginhoodriver.com

Escapism Portland
Test your cunning with this new trend: You and your friends get locked in a room with 60 minutes to find a way out.
escapismportland.com

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Check out historic planes, including the Spruce Goose, or slide out of a Boeing 747 into the water park. There's an IMAX theater, too.
evergreenmuseum.org

Farm-to-Fork Dining
For a true farm-to-table experience, partake in a specialty dinner at a local farm or vineyard.
plateandpitchfork.com
fieldandvineevents.com

First Thursday Art Walk
Join fellow art lovers at this monthly art-gallery walk in downtown. See website for participating galleries.
firstthursdayportland.com

Flicks on the Bricks
Watch classic blockbusters for free in the Square. Many Fridays, July-August.
thesquarepdx.org

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Forktown Food Tours
See Portland as one giant meal! Tours are designed with the ultimate PDX foodie in mind and feature small and up-and-coming restaurants.
forktown.com

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
A top historical site in our region, this wooden fort costs $7 to tour (free for kids 15 and under), and many areas are accessible for free.
nps.gov/fova

Gardening Classes at Portland Nursery
From veggie gardening to bonsai for beginners, get inspired with one-day courses, often free and led by gardening experts.
portlandnursery.com

Get Out and Enjoy the Snow
Whether or not it snows in Portland, the slopes and snowy terrain lie just an hour away at Mt. Hood.
mthoodterritory.com

Glowing Greens Blacklight Miniature Golf
Glow in the dark? Check. 3D? Check. Pirate theme? Check. And underground, too? Yes! Newly remodeled, this indoor mini-golf course is still serious Portland weird.
glowinggreens.com

Halloween Fantasy Trail
Fright for the whole family: 1000 feet of eerie sounds and sights, including a spooky tunnel and suspension bridge, all month.
fantasytrail.com

Haunted Houses
No peeled-grape eyeballs or spaghetti brains here. These elaborate haunted houses will scare you silly.
frighttown.com
fearpdx.com
fearasylumhauntedattraction.com

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International Rose Test Garden
Stop and smell the roses at our fair city's iconic 4.5-acre rose test garden, one of the oldest in the nation, and home to 8,000 bushes and 600 varieties. Free.
portlandoregon.gov

Jamison Square Wading Pool
Fed by a man-made waterfall, this huge wading pool is a great way to beat the heat.
portlandonline.com

Lan Su Chinese Garden
The combination of botanical garden and Chinese architecture and art provides a serene escape from the city. Complete your visit with tea in the traditional teahouse.
lansugarden.org

McMenamins Soaking Pools
Melt your cares away in one of McMenamins' heated saltwater pools, several of which are open daily to the public. Don't forget a towel!
mcmenamins.com

Mount Hood Railroad
Tour the Hood River Valley on a classic train. Theme rides include the Polar Express, the Western Train Robbery, and a champagne brunch.
mthoodrr.com

Movie Madness Museum
Explore cinematic history while deciding which movie to rent: The shop displays 100+ costumes and props from Aliens, Citizen Kane, Psycho, and more.
moviemadnessvideo.com

Movies in the Park
Whichever neighborhood you call home, it probably has a park, where you can watch beloved movies for free all summer long.
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Murder Mystery Dinners
The waiter may take more than your order. Multiple companies give performances, including Eddie May Mysteries and The Dinner Detective.
eddiemaymysteries.com
thedinnerdetective.com

Music Millennium
Portland's music mecca frequently presents free, in-store performances. See a show, then shop through countless titles.
musicmillennium.com

Music on Main
Time to dance in the street! Each year, bands take over Main Street and rock out for free. Most Wednesdays.
portland5.com

Noon Tunes Concert Series
Regional and local bands have laid down the funk at this free event for over 25 years. Most Tuesdays, July-August.
thesquarepdx.org

Oaks Amusement Park
With free admission and parking, this amusement park serves up classic fun for a good price. Purchase ride tickets inside.
oakspark.com

OMSI After Dark
Explore Portland's science museum with a beer in hand on these adult-only nights.
omsi.edu

Oregon Craft Beer Month
An entire month of beer festivals, tastings, and events at breweries statewide.
oregoncraftbeer.org

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Oregon Historical Society Museum
Free for Multnomah County residents, it tells the Northwest's earliest history and the rise of Portland.
ohs.org

Oregon Rail Heritage Center
See giant locomotives and learn about the history of the railroad for free. Train rides available Saturdays: $5 for kids and $10 for adults.
orhf.org

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
Support the zoo throughout the summer by hearing big-name musicians play beneath the stars. Past acts include Ziggy Marley and Cheap Trick.
zooconcerts.com

Philip Foster Farm
Experience 19th-century life firsthand on these historic grounds, including a 1860 barn. Special events during summer months, like a family history day and cider pressing.
philipfosterfarm.com

Pittock Mansion
Incorporating English, Turkish, and French designs, this mansion was built by Henry Pittock, onetime publisher of The Oregonian.
pittockmansion.org

Pop-Up Dinners and Supper Clubs
Whether on a farm or in someone's home, these under-the-radar dinners are the place to find many of Portland's boundary-breaking chefs.
tournantpdx.com
eatfeastly.com/pdx

Portland Art Museum
Spend a day hanging with the masters. Exhibits change regularly and the permanent collection is huge.
pam.org

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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 Farmers Markets
There's nothing like a lazy morning spent wandering the farmers market, followed by a delicious lunch of local ingredients.
portlandfarmersmarket.org

Portland Festival Symphony Free Concerts
Hear Mozart and Beethoven performed in Portland parks for free. It's a 35+ year tradition.
portlandfestivalsymphony.org

Portland Flea + Food
Central Eastside market brings together 50+ local makers, vintage dÈcor, and food purveyors the last Sunday of most months.
pdxflea.com

Portland Japanese Garden
Authentic and serene, these gardens transport you. Visit the new Cultural Village, stroll the tea garden, or attend a workshop or lecture.
japanesegarden.com

Portland Mercado
From handmade piÒatas to artisan chorizo, this festive market brings together more than a dozen shops and food carts inspired by Latino foods and culture. Open daily.
portlandmercado.org

Portland Saturday Market
Local artisans, from jewelry and clothing makers to potters and brewers, gather in Waterfront Park on Saturdays and Sundays through December.
portlandsaturdaymarket.com

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Portland Skyline
Kick off 2019 with a stroll along the east bank to admire the city's winter skyline.
portlandoregon.gov

Portland Spirit River Cruises
From Oregon City to the Bonneville Dam, sightseeing cruises tell the story of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.
portlandspirit.com

Portland Urban Wineries
Get to know your neighborhood winery. Visit during harvest to see winemaking in action.
pdxurbanwineries.com

Portland's Classic Arcades
Time to stock up on quarters! With over 75 retro arcade games, good food and drinks, and reasonable prices, whatís not to love?
groundkontrol.com
quarterworldarcade.com

Powellís Book Signings and Readings
Attend readings and meet your favorite authors. Show up early for big names. Free.
powells.com

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House
Located in an old house that's rumored to be haunted, it's known for its desserts and live music. So old-school it doesn't even have a website.
facebook.com/rimsky-korsakoffee-house

Rose City Rollers
Nowís the time to witness this savage and beautiful sport. Women roller skaters compete as rock íní roll plays.
rosecityrollers.com

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Sauvie Island
Drive 10 miles north and enjoy Portland's backyard island: Beaches, hiking trails, and U-pick galore.
sauvieisland.org

Sauvie Island Corn Mazes
Watch out for ghosts and ghouls at these massive corn mazes.
krugersfarm.com
portlandmaze.com

Shanghai Tunnels
Learn the city's history while navigating creepy tunnels. Book a tour with one of these popular companies.
portlandwalkingtours.com
shanghaitunnels.info

Silver Falls State Park
Wanna take a walk on the waterfall side? Catch a peek behind stunning South Falls, a 177-foot curtain of water, while trekking the Trail of Ten Falls at this beloved state park.
oregonstateparks.org

Smith and Bybee Wetlands
Proof that you can see loads of wildlife within the city limits, these teeming lakes come with a canoe launch, too.
oregonmetro.gov

Spanish Coffee at Huberís
Put on your best flame-retardant clothes and experience the famous Spanish Coffee at Portland's oldest restaurant.
hubers.com

Sunday Parkways
On select Sundays when the weather's warm, Portland closes neighborhood streets and celebrates biking with classes and fun rides.
portlandoregon.gov

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Sunset Kayak Tour of Ross Island
Learn to kayak or show off your skills on the Willamette River.
portlandkayak.com

Swift Watch
Each September, watch 1000s of chimney swifts perform amazing acrobatics at dusk at the Chapman School in NW Portland.
audubonportland.org

Swimming Holes
When it's sweltering, dive into one of the region's cooling waterways. Swim safe. Leave no trace.
outdoorproject.com

The Miracle of a Million Lights
Historic Victorian Belle mansion gets decked out for Christmas and throws open its doors for tours. Check the website for admission discounts.
victorianbelle.com

The Oregon Coast
The Oregon coastline is pristine and stunning year-round. Hike, eat, and always hit the beach.
visittheoregoncoast.com

The Portland Thorns
Portland's professional female soccer team seriously knows how to kick... soccer balls. The season starts this month.
timbers.com/thornsfc

The Portland Timbers
We're not known as one of the loudest stadiums in the US for nothing. Join the Timbers Army!
timbers.com

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The Portland Trail Blazers
Time to root for Rip City! The Blazers begin another season this fall.
nba.com/blazers

Tour and Taste at SakÈOne
Oregonís only craft sakÈ maker offers daily guided tours and tastings.
sakeone.com

Tree to Tree Aerial Adventure Park
Try out the newest adrenaline activity. This aerial obstacle course provides thrilling fun for most ages.
tree2treeadventurepark.com

Vegan Mini Strip Mall
Fulfill all your vegan needs, from food to tattoos, at this row of shops located at SE Stark and 12th.
foodfightgrocery.com
herbivoreclothing.com

Waterfront Bike Loop
Get some fresh air while taking this mostly off-street bike path from the Steel Bridge to the Sellwood Bridge. For more fun, continue on the Springwater Corridor.
portlandonline.com

Willamette Jet Boat Tour
Get to know the Willamette just a little bit better, from wildlife to military vessels. Prepare to get soaked!
willamettejet.com

Wine and Painting CafÈs
Unleash your inner artist while sipping adult beverages at these laid-back paint nights. No experience needed.
paintnite.com
loadedbrushpdx.com

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Wine Tasting in the Willamette Valley
Head to Oregon wine country during grape harvest to learn how wine is made. Tastings every day of the week.
willamettewines.com

Winter Wonderland
The "largest light show in the Northwestî can be toured in the comfort of your car. Open Christmas Eve, too.
winterwonderlandportland.com

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
When the flowers are in bloom (late March through early May), pick tulips on this massive farm at the base of Mt. Hood.
woodenshoe.com

ZooLights
More than a million lights transform the zoo into another world. Select days all month.
oregonzoo.org