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Join Kickstand Comedy and the Portland Mercury for Comedy In The Park 

Free, live comedy shows in Laurelhurst Park feat. Portland’s best comics all summer long

Every other Friday in Laurelhurst Park @6pm starting May 21st

FREE!

A-WOL Dance Collective Presents 2021 Art in the Dark | Aerial Artists Suspended from Old Growth Trees

Art in the Dark
July 29-August 1, August 5-8, 2021
Seating opens at 7:30 PM and shows start at 8:45pm
Pod-style seating $80 – $240
More info: awoldance.org

Under the Trees at Mary S Young Park
West Linn, OR Located on Hwy 43
(2 miles north of I-205, Exit 8 or 2 miles south of Marylhurst Univ)

Portland based A-WOL Dance Collective: Aerial without Limits, is excited to announce the return of the annual performance, ART in the DARK, showcasing local aerial artists under the stars, suspended from old growth trees featuring original music composed by musician Chet Lyster.

A powerful collective of performers twist and twirl through tangles and treetops navigating the unpredictable yet always existing forces of nature. As always, this production is packed full of traditional and invented aerial apparatus, athletic and technical dance movement and acrobatics.

A-WOL’s Art in the Dark annual performance is a fantastical, illuminated, full-length, evening production set in a unique and rare outdoor theater style setting.  Transforming a dirt plot into a performance spot, each show is packed with the flavor of the Northwest and a wonderful taste of the talent this area has to offer!   Come see why A-WOL grabbed the attention of OPB’s “Oregon Art Beat” during the 2012 season! Last year’s show sold out entirely – get your ticket early.

All seating will be ground pod seating or picnic table reservations.

UFO Festival in McMinnville

Join the annual alien jubilee in McMinnville, southwest of Portland.

Editor’s Pick
When
Sept. 24–25, 2021
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
McMenamins Hotel Oregon
310 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to McMinnville, a quiet Willamette Valley town located an hour southwest of Portland, to attend the city’s famous UFO Festival. Second in popularity only to the UFO festival in Roswell, New Mexico, Oregon’s annual celebration features days full of parades, costume contests, expert speakers and family fun.

 

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El Grito

Editor’s Pick
North Portland
When
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021
11:00am–11:00pm
Free
Where
1 N Center Ct St
Portland, OR 97227

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

El Grito Fiestas Patrias celebrates the independence of Mexico and other Latin American countries from Spain. As the Mexican President presents the nation’s traditional El Grito in Mexico City, so too will Portland commemorates Mexico’s independence at the Moda Center/Rose Quarter Commons.

Join in the most important holiday celebrated by the Hispanic community in Oregon. In addition to folkloric and Aztec dancers, live mariachi, salsa, cumbia and pop music, there will also be traditional food and beverages, community booths with interactive and educational materials and the Mexican tradition known as El Grito de Independencia.

 

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Grand Prix of Portland

Catch an open-wheel race at this annual autumn event at Portland International Raceway.

Editor’s Pick
When
Sept. 10–12, 2021
Where
Portland International Raceway
1940 N. Victory Blvd.
Portland, OR 97217

Every fall since 2018, Portland International Raceway has hosted the celebrated open-wheel racing with the Grand Prix of Portland. Held from 1984–2007 under various names, the race is back at Portland International Raceway as the only Verizon IndyCar Series race in the Pacific Northwest.

Unlike the most famous IndyCar race — the Indianapolis 500 — the Grand Prix of Portland isn’t run on a simple oval. Portland’s 1.967-mile (3.166 km) course boasts 12 turns and several exciting passing opportunities, including a quick chicane at the end of the front stretch, a hard-breaking right leading into the backstretch and a three-turn complex leading back to the front stretch.

“Portland International Raceway has produced thrilling road racing throughout Indy car history — the 1997 finish still stands as the record for the closest finish on a road or street course,” says Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, owners of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

The race weekend includes multiple other races, all featuring aspiring young drivers and new state-of-the-art chassis. For a full lineup of events, visit the Grand Prix of Portland’s website.

 

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The Corn Maize on Sauvie Island

Take a lazy stroll or a make a harrowing dash through this seasonal maze.

Editor’s Pick
When
Aug. 28–Nov. 3, 2021
Cost: $6-8
Where
16511 NW Gillihan Rd
Portland, OR 97231

When summer winds down, Portland’s fall arrives with warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights. The ideal way to get lost in autumn’s splendor is at The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch.

Located on Sauvie Island, a rural escape just 13 miles (21 km) north of downtown Portland, the Corn Maize offers visitors eight acres (3 hectares) of exciting twists and turns. But it’s not all about getting lost in nature; Two 16-foot (5 m) observation bridges provide picturesque panoramas, with great views of the island and Mount Hood, as well as the maze itself.

Sauvie Island 

 

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Summer of Feast

Editor’s Pick
When
July 29–Sept. 1, 2021
Days vary, Times vary
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
Multiple Venues

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Projecting hope and joy after a tumultuous year, Feast is back for 2021.

Reflecting the needs of the community right now, Feast is back in a way that brings Portland together over the thing this city loves most — food. Celebrating the city and the hard work everyone is doing to make the community better, come enjoy Portland’s bounty with the Summer of Feast.

The Summer of Feast is a different kind of Feast Portland. It’s not quite time for a four-day extravaganza in September (look forward to that in 2022) but it is time to come together and celebrate everything to love about food, community and the city.

Planned for the summer is a lineup of new, exciting, intimate and heartfelt events with some incredible collaborators, both old and new, that will be rolling out all summer long. From magical outdoor movie experiences to delicious family reunions to conversations with leaders and changemakers in the community, Feast is bringing back the fun.

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 29
7pm
July 30
7pm
July 31
7pm
Aug. 1
7pm
Aug. 28
Aug. 29
Aug. 30
Aug. 31
 

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Hood to Coast

Editor’s Pick
When
Aug. 27–28, 2021
Where
Timberline Lodge
27500 W Leg Rd
Timberline Lodge, OR 97028

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Hood to Coast is the world’s largest running relay race, stretching 200 miles from the top of Mount Hood to the Pacific Ocean in Seaside. The overnight event culminates in the West Coast’s largest beach party and draws more than 12,000 runners and walkers annually. The race fills up months in advance, but there’s no charge to watch the dedicated and costumed runners make their way down the mountain and onto the beach.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Aug. 27
Aug. 28
 

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Feast Flicks

Editor’s Pick
South Portland
When
July 29–Aug. 1, 2021
7:00pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
3121 S Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97239

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

To kick off the Summer of Feast, Feast has teamed up with  PDX film legends at the Hollywood Theatre to create an outdoor movie series featuring favorite food films paired with the dreamiest menus from chefs and restaurants.

Each night will feature a delightful food and drink experience inspired by the film–all to be enjoyed from the comfort of an alfresco seating pod, with views of the Tilikum Crossing and the Willamette River, on a glorious Portland summer evening.

Get ready for Feast Flicks: it’s dinner and a movie–Feast style.

  • Thursday Movie: Like Water for Chocolate
  • Friday Movie: Eat Drink Man Woman
  • Saturday Movie: Big Night
  • Sunday Movie: Ratatouille

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 29
7pm
July 30
7pm
July 31
7pm
Aug. 1
7pm

 

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Last Thursday Art Walk on Alberta

Editor’s Pick
Northeast Portland
When
June 24–Dec. 30, 2021
Days vary, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Where
NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

This boisterous street fair attracts independent artists, performers, local bands, troupes of acrobats, buskers, makers and more to celebrate their art on Northeast Alberta Street. Held year-round, the event is biggest from June through August, when the street is closed to traffic during the festivities from 15th Avenue to 30th Avenue.

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 29
6pm–9pm
Aug. 26
6pm–9pm
Sept. 30
6pm–9pm
Oct. 28
6pm–9pm
Nov. 25
6pm–9pm
Dec. 30
6pm–9pm

JAW: A Playwright’s Festival

Editor’s Pick
Northwest Portland
When
July 23–25, 2021
Where
Portland Center Stage at The Armory 

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

The city’s largest theater company, Portland Center Stage puts on full musicals and productions on its main stage, along with stripped-down, avant-garde plays in its intimate basement studio — both inside The Armory, a historic building.

Old Town Chinatown

ADDRESS:

128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

128 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Every July, Portland Center Stage at The Armory bursts at the seams with new play energy. JAW (short for Just Add Water): A Playwrights Festival gathers artists from all over the world and fills the building with playwrights, actors, directors, dramaturgs, stage managers, production assistants, and sometimes even dogs and babies.

At the end of this frenzy of new play development, doors are opened to share it all with the public in free shows and performances. During the JAW Big Weekend, audiences are treated to staged readings of brand new scripts and a kickoff event featuring work from our Promising Playwrights, a collection of 10-minute plays written by local high school students. Free workshops, eclectic performances, and other exciting events round out the weekend.

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 23
July 24
July 25
 

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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema

Editor’s Pick
Northeast Portland
When
July 10–Sept. 26, 2021
Days vary, 8:00pm
Cost: General Admission $20
Where
Lloyd Center 

Lloyd Center

Just across the Willamette River from downtown, Oregon’s largest and newly remodeled shopping center offers over 140 stores, indoor ice-skating, 10 cinemas and a food court. Easily accessible by car, bus and light rail, with free customer parking.

Lloyd

ADDRESS:

2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232GOOGLE MAPS

2201 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

The Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, running July, August, and September 2021, welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic storytelling can bring. Unbound from the traditional movie theater setting, Cinema Unbound is creating new venues throughout the city starting with the Open-Air Rooftop Cinema at the Lloyd Center. The series will offer open-air rooftop screenings of great movies at Lloyd Center with food, drink, fun weekend themes and costumes, plus outdoor watching at pop-up venues throughout Portland.

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 10
8pm
July 11
8pm
July 17
8pm
July 18
8pm
July 24
8pm
July 25
8pm
July 31
8pm
Aug. 1
8pm

 

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Portland Zine Symposium

Editor’s Pick
When
July 24–25, 2021
Where
Virtual

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

The 2021 event will be held virtually; please visit the event website for current information. 

The Portland Zine Symposium is an organization that hosts, among other events, a yearly free conference and zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture. This event has been held in Portland, Oregon every summer since 2001 and hosts over 150 tablers from around the world each year, as well as many free workshops, panels and discussions.

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 24
July 25
 

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Chamber Music Northwest’s Summer Festival

Live classical music and laid-back vibes meet at this annual summer festival.

Editor’s Pick
When
July 1–25, 2021
8:00pm
Where
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW) manages an unusual combination: classical music played by musicians of the highest caliber in an informal, intimate setting. Since 1971, chamber musicians have flocked to Southeast Portland’s Reed College to play the great classic repertoire with their friends. Music fans share picnics and wine on the campus lawn before heading indoors to hear the sublime music.

Returning annually, the festival is one of Portland’s rites of summer. The festival returns Thursday, July 1 – Sunday, July 25, 2021, with concerts held daily. View their festival concert guide for a full lineup of events. (CMNW also produces a shorter winter festival in January, but picnics on the lawns of Reed College aren’t involved.)

 

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Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Editor’s Pick
When
Sept. 4–6, 2021
Times vary
Free
Where
North West Park Blocks
Portland
OR 97209

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

The Art in the Pearl annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival occurs every year on Labor Day weekend in the Pearl District’s North Park Blocks. The Festival is free and requires no tickets for entry. Art In The Pearl has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country and fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Sept. 4
10am–5pm
Sept. 5
10am–5pm
Sept. 6
10am–4pm

 

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Portland Indigenous Marketplace

Editor’s Pick
When
June 26–Dec. 11, 2021
Days vary, 10:00am–4:00pm
Where
Various Locations

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Portland Indigenous Marketplace supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by providing barrier-free, culturally respectful spaces that encourage cultural resilience and economic sustainability by promoting public education through cultural arts.

Upcoming Dates & Times

July 24
10am–4pm
Aug. 28
10am–4pm
Oct. 11
10am–4pm
Nov. 26
10am–4pm
Dec. 11
10am–4pm

Piano Push Play Brings Music to the People

A local organization delivers dozens of pianos to Portland’s public spaces every summer.

Editor’s Pick

This is a recurring event and we’re showing the details from its most recent past occurrence. We’ll update this page with future event info as soon as we get it. Please check back!
When
July 5–Aug. 31, 2021
Where
Citywide

“Free outdoor concert in Portland today!” On July 25, 2016, Weird Al Yankovic tweeted a photo of himself playing a bright purple piano (decorated with Prince and Bowie graphics, no less!) on a heavily trafficked corner of East Burnside Street.

The Grammy Award-winning artist is one of thousands of folks who have taken advantage of Piano Push Play, a local initiative to fill Portland’s public spaces with dozens of the instruments every July and August. The results? On any given summer day in the Rose City, you’re likely to find a teen skateboarder playing “Für Elise” at a bus stop or a sweaty hiker wowing crowds with a Mozart sonata at the top of Mt. Tabor.

Founded by Megan McGeorge in 2012, Piano Push Play invites local artists to transform old, donated pianos into whimsical works of art. Each instrument is named after an influential female musician and emblazoned with the words “Please Play Me” before being transported to a temporary home in a local park, plaza or food cart pod. By distributing the pianos across the city, McGeorge hopes to give musicians of all ages and abilities a space to showcase their skills. After they’ve done their time on the streets, the pianos are donated to schools and community centers to keep the music flowing all year.

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Portland Paseo

Editor’s Pick
When
Aug. 27–28, 2021
4:00pm–12:00am
Free
Where
Midtown and South Park Blocks, from Director Park to SW Columbia St

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Portland Paseo is an afternoon/evening community gathering over two days, August 28 and 29. Inspired by the Spanish custom of the evening walk that reawakens the city, it is a linear celebration of artists, music, performances,  visual art, street food, and artisan markets honoring and amplifying the amazing work of our BIPOC communities and the city’s mutual aid groups, volunteer groups that collaboratively uplift individuals and groups in need. Let’s take a walk together in the Park Blocks.

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My People’s Market Spotlights Local Entrepreneurs of Color

This vibrant pop-up marketplace showcases work by local makers of color.

Editor’s Pick

4 min read

When
Aug. 6–8, 2021
4:00pm–8:00pm
Cost: The event is free with limited entry.
Where
Two blocks between NW Davis and NW Flanders

Held twice a year since its creation in fall 2017, My People’s Market brings together dozens of local artists, entrepreneurs and creatives of color for live music, networking and shopping.

 

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SPECIAL EVENT: RON FUNCHES
09/25/2021 10:00 PM
HELIUM COMEDY CLUB

Oregon Burlesque Festival 

September 24, 2021 9:00 PM

Doors Open: 8:00 PM

Join us as we crank up the heat in Northeast Portland with a festival brimming with tempting teases from the best of the Northwest and beyond! Friday’s showcase features neo and comedy, circus and more. The O.B.F. competition portion is Saturday, closing night. Be sure to attend all events as each has something special in store and per our town motto we’ll be sure to ‘keep it weird’.Two-Night GA Festival Pass $40
Two-Night Preferred Seating Festival Pass $68 (seating in the first 7 rows of the center section)

21 & over

 

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DETAILS:
11:00AM – 11:45AM | SETUP | once you have entered the park, follow the road all the way to the boat ramp. Look for a black BMW sedan with a red balloon attached, that is the meeting point.
12:00PM | LAUNCH | This is when we’ll be getting on the river, so please make sure that your tube is inflated and you are at the loading dock ready to go by 12:00 sharp.
LUNCH: We will be stopping 1/2 way down the river to get out and have a packed lunch on the bank and take a break. Word of advice, put your lunch in a waterproof bag.
STARTING POINT:
Barton Park
19009 SE Barton Park Rd
Boring, OR 97009
END POINT:
Carver Park
14888 S Springwater Rd.
Oregon City, 97045
CHECKLIST:
– float suitable for a river
– water bag for belongings
– water shoes, NOT flip flops. The river bed is slippery rocks and they hurt like hell on bare feet.
– paddle (highly recommended so you can navigate)
– food + beverages (stay hydrated!)
– sunscreen
– air pump for your float that has an adaptor for a car.
IMPORTANT: Bring inner tubes that are made for river floating, anything made for a swimming pool might not last when you scrap rocks in the shallow areas.
TUBE RENTAL: You can rent a tube w/air pump from Oregon River Rentals: http://oregonriverrentals.com/reservations/
IF YOU ARE BRINGING SMALL CHILDREN: put a life vest on them. no exceptions (please). While the Clackamas is an easygoing body of water, there are sections with whirlpools. Drownings have happened, even by strong teenagers.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION: I am currently looking into shuttle service, more information to come soon. If there won’t be shuttle service, than everyone will have two options: either buddy up with a friend and leave a 2nd vehicle at the End Point (Carver Park) and then carpool up to the starting point (Barton Park), or pay for a Uber/Lyft (around $15.00). If you plan on leaving a 2nd vehicle at the End Point, get there before 10:30AM!!! That small parking lot at the end point fills up fast on the weekends and is usually full by 11:00.
There is plenty of parking at the Starting Point (Barton) and is $6.00.
ALCOHOL: Please note – even unopened and in a cooler, alcohol is illegal in the park (but legal on the river) and the boot ramp is considered part of the park. You may be asked to show the contents of your cooler by Sheriff’s Deputies who sometimes randomly show up at Barton and do monitor the boat ramps.

 

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Sunday, August 8th – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Nae Nae Dominatrix hosts this weekly drag brunch experience with community style seating (make a new friend!). Nae Nae along with other drag queens lipsync and dance for your entertainment while you enjoy a brunch entree and non-alcoholic beverage for $25 per person. Upgrades available. Doors open at 10AM. Show starts at 11AM. 21+ only.

Details

Date:
Sunday, August 8th
Time:
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost:
$25
Event Category:
Website For Event:
http://www.nightlightlounge.net/drag-brunch/

Venue

Night Light Lounge
2100 SE Clinton St
Portland OR 97202

+ Google Map

Phone:
503-731-6500
Website For Venue:
http://www.nightlightlounge.net/

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SNEAKER WEEK PDX
AUG 4-9, 2021
WEBSITE

INDUSTRY &
WORKSHOPS

SNEAKER WEEK BRIDGES THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY, SURROUNDING INDUSTRIES & PROFESSIONALS TO CREATIVE AND ENGAGING EXPERIENCES THAT EDUCATE & EXCITE.

SPORT &
MEDIA

WE PARTNER WITH THE SPORT & OUTDOOR INDUSTRY TO CREATE, SHOWCASE & CELEBRATE THE INFLUENCE OF FOOTWEAR THROUGH ACTIVITY & ADVENTURE.

ART &
ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT & ART ARE EMENDED INTO EVERY EVENT EXPERIENCE. WE LEAD WITH CULTURE AND COMMUNITY BY DESIGNING EXPERIENCES THAT ENABLE BOTH.

COMMUNITY &
CONTEST

SNEAKER WEEK IS COMMUNITY. WE BUILD, SUPPORT, AND PARTNER WITH OUR COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO ELEVATE EVERY EXPERIENCE BACK TO LOCAL IMPACT.

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The Lot with Hollywood Theatre presents a series of film and music. Join us on Tuesday, July 20 for the 1986 fantasy Labyrinth, and a special performance by Kyle Craft, presented by Deb Counts – Tabor REALTOR®. Rated PG, 1h 41m.
Doors | 7:00 PM
Music | 8:00 PM
Movie to follow
$35-50 per person. All tickets sold as 2, 4 and 6-person seating pods. VIP seating pods available.
“Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.” – IMDb
The Lot with Hollywood Theatre presents a series of film and music. Join us on Tuesday, July 8 for the 1986 fantasy Labyrinth, and a special performance by Kyle Craft, presented by Deb Counts – Tabor REALTOR®. Rated PG, 1h 41m.
Doors | 7:00 PM
Music | 8:00 PM
Movie to follow
$35-50 per person. All tickets sold as 2, 4 and 6-person seating pods. VIP seating pods available.
“Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.” – IMDb
WHEN
Tuesday, July 20, 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
HOST
The Lot at Zidell Yards with Hollywood Theatre
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