Portland Festivals & Shows

Portland Festivals & ShowsFood, wine, books, art, and beer are just a few reasons why Portland comes together to celebrate. Check out some of our favorite city-wide festivals to really experience both the community feel and the fun side of the Rose City.

Portland Art Dealers Association First Thursday
Art connoisseurs, don't miss out on Portland's First Thursday event. The monthly art event is hosted by the Portland Art Dealers Association to showcase new exhibitions. The featured exhibitions display works in various mediums, from paintings to sculpture, installations and more.

Web: padaoregon.org

First Friday
If you want to see art, then the First Friday event is where it's at. The event exposes the city's best galleries, exhibit openings, alternative art venues and more. Hosted by Portland's Eastside art galleries, this event takes place the first Friday of every month, and guarantees the best the city's art scene has to offer.

Web: www.firstfridayguide.com

Portland Jazz Festival
Be serenaded by the sounds of jazz music at the Portland Jazz Festival. The festival is hosted in effort to preserve an original American art form: the jazz music genre. Legends of the genre and up-and-coming jazz musicians have performed at this event.

Phone: (503) 228-5299
Web: www.pdxjazz.com

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
Scrumptious seafood and tasty wines are on the menu at the Portland Seafood & Wine Festival. Boasting a date right in the middle of Dungeness Crab season, the festival not only features a myriad of seafood and wine choices, but there are also fun competitions like the Crab Cracking Contest and the Oyster Shuck & Swallow.

Web: www.pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com

Spring Beer & Wine Festival
Sip on your favorite drinks or find a new favorite at the Spring Beer & Wine Festival. This event showcases craft beer, wines, and cocktails, along with special features like the Tour de Cheese & Chocolate. Other features of the festival include live entertainment and food.

Web: www.springbeerfest.com

Taste of the Nation
Get fat and happy on some good food all while helping to end the plight of childhood hunger at the Taste of the Nation Portland event. This festival features culinary masterpieces by some of Portland's premier chefs, along with premium wines, beers, and cocktails. There's also a silent auction and much more.

Phone: (971) 208-3151
Web: www.facebook.com/portlandtaste

Portland Indie Wine & Food Festival
Local wine and local foods are the main event at the Portland Indie Wine & Food Festival. This event brings together the best wineries in Oregon along with foods from Portland's most popular restaurants. As you dine on the fine selections from the featured restaurants, you'll have the opportunity to try some wines that are unique to taste and limited in production.

Web: www.indiewinefestival.com

Portland Rose Festival
The Portland Rose Festival is an annual event that brings over one million guests out to experience it. The festival features three parades, a large number of vendors, several contests, live entertainment, fireworks and much more. See what all the buzz is about, and why this event has been part of the city's culture since 1907.

Web: www.rosefestival.org

Waterfront Blues Festival
Help the Oregon Food Bank and get an earful of music at the Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival has brought blues legends to its stage like Lucinda Williams, Isaac Hayes, and Buddy Guy, along with new faces of the genre as well.

Web: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

Oregon Brewers Festival
Celebrate your love for beer at the Oregon Brewers Festival. At this event, you can sample over 80 craft beers of all brews – Ambers, Pales, Ryes – they're all here. Along with an awesome beer selection, the festival provides live music and a beautiful setting with views of the Willamette River in the background.

Web: www.oregonbrewfest.com

The Bite of Oregon
Wine, beer, food and entertainment – it's all part of the fun at The Bite of Oregon festival. Watch chefs cook up their specialty dishes, taste said dishes, sample fine wines, get a close-up look at entertaining cooking competitions, and enjoy live music as you experience it all.

Phone: (503) 248-0600
Web: www.biteoforegon.com

Art in the Pearl
Buy your next piece of art at the Art in the Pearl event. This festival features a variety of paintings, glassworks, sculpture and other arts by local and regional artists, along with handcrafted goods, jewelry, furniture and more. The event has been a part of the community for over 15 years.

Phone: (503) 722-9017
Web: www.artinthepearl.com