Fall is coming to Portland or (hopefully) just a bonus month of summer! Here are some fun events around the city to keep you smiling no matter the weather.
Saturday/Sunday 9/7-9/8 Mini Maker Faire An awesome yearly event of tinkerers, creatives, crafters, and enthusiasts of all varieties, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this celebration of curiosity. OMSI 9:30am-5:30pm $16/day adult, $10/day youth https://portland.makerfaire.com/
Saturday/Sunday 9/7-9/8 Portland Dragon Boat Festival Hang out at the waterfront and watch as teams race stunning dragon boats along the Willamette. Beer garden and food vendors will keep your various appetites satisfied. Tom McCall Waterfront Park 8am-5pm Free
Wednesday-Sunday 9/11-9/15 FEAST Portland’s largest food event of the year is here, and includes classes, dinner series’ by celebrity chefs, ‘Drink Tank’ panels and much, much more. It’s also a fundraiser to combat hunger in Oregon and abroad. Locations, times, and ticket prices vary. https://www.feastportland.com/category/all-events
Friday-Sunday 9/13-9/15 Rose City Comic Con All things sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, cosplay, and delightfully nerdy pop culture, this event is fun for all ages and some of the best people-watching in town. Oregon Convention Center Fri 1pm-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm, ticket packages vary. https://rosecitycomiccon.com/
Sunday 9/22 Sunday Parkways The final event of the Sunday Parkways series will explore a 7.6 mile loop in Northeast Portland. Bust out your bikes or ‘blades and enjoy live music and vendors as you wheel around the streets sans traffic. Jump in anywhere along the route, 11am-4pm Free. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/67623
Friday/ Saturday 9/27-9/28 Oregon Burlesque Festival A festival of titillating teases, the Friday showcase features circus acts, neo, and comedy, while the closing Saturday evening show is the competition portion. Alberta Rose Theater, doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $25/night or $40/two-day pass.http://www.oregonburlesquefestival.com/home/
Saturday 9/28 Oktoberfest at the Zoo A family-friendly celebration of all things German, there will be an Alpine band, games for kids, and vendors of German food and beers. You might even catch a glimpse of the Unipiper as he peddles past the penguins. Oregon Zoo, 4pm-7pm, adults $20/ youth $12.95.https://shop.oregonzoo.org/#/SpecialEvents/SpecialEvents
What events are you excited about in September? Post them in comments below!
Portland summertime. The season we look forward to all year, that always passes in a flash. But never fear! If you are looking for some last minute summer fun in PDX, here are some August events that you may enjoy.
Saturday 8/10 Pan African Festival Live music, dance, food, and entertainment, plus supporting education, awareness, and opportunities for community involvement! Pioneer Courthouse Square FREE 12pm-8:30pmpanafricanfestivalor.org.
Saturday 8/17 Adult Soapbox Derby One of my favorite (and most ‘Portland’) events of the year; a bunch of people make extravagant and homemade vehicles and plummet down a big hill to the delight of all. Mt.Tabor Park FREE 10am-4pmhttps://www.facebook.com/PDXsoapboxracer/
Saturday 8/17 Cocktail Crawl This month’s cocktail crawl highlights the classic Cosmopolitan! Each distillery creates their own spin and $1 of each one goes towards Causa: Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Org. Distillery Row $6 per cocktailhttps://www.cocktailcrawlpdx.com/2019-causes-and-cocktails
Saturday 8/24 Soulful Taste of Portland Eat delicious food and enjoy live music while supporting and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to Portland’s epic culinary scene. PCC Cascade Campus FREE 11am-7pmhttps://www.facebook.com/events/414652442596225/
Saturday 8/24 ANDAZ Bhangra Bollywood Dance with DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid The longest running Bollywood dance party anywhere, you are sure to have a blast learning fun moves and sweating the night away with this fantastic duo. The Liquor Store $10 ($5 before 10pm) 9pm-2amhttps://www.facebook.com/events/517664808977484/
BONUS Every Wednesday in August Movies at Dusk Every year Pix Patisserie hosts movies at dusk. Epic champagne list, amazing macarons, and a free movie on the patio? Count me IN. This month features The Terminator, Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail, The Breakfast Club, and Pulp Fiction. Pix Patisserie $5 min. purchase of food or bev (includes free popcorn) Seating opens at 7pmhttp://www.pixpatisserie.com/events
This weekend marks the end of both Portland’s beer week and Pride. We plan on making it to most of these events this weekend, so it will be a packed and fun filled time!
First up we have the Beer and Cheese Festival at Culmination Brewing. This is a collaboration between Culmination and Chizu/Cheese Bar owner, Steve Jones! they have 10 different beers all expertly paired with cheese. The event is Saturday from 1-4. You can find more info about the specific beers and cheese here. The sold some advance tickets, but tickets are available at the door as well. Maybe we will see you in there!
If you don’t want to sit around and eat cheese this weekend. There is the Woodlawn block party hosted by Breakside brewing. There will be live music, food from Tamale Boy, lots of BBQ, games, vendors, and more beer! This event ruins all day Saturday!
Lastly on the beer roster we have Von Ebert’s Crushin Crispies event. This is one we will definitely be going to! Here is a list of all the breweries serving lagers at this awesome event! Breakside Brewery, Wayfinder Beer, pFriem Family Brewers, Ex Novo Brewing, Arch Rock Brewing Company, Heater Allen Brewing, Occidental Brewing Company, 54-40 Brewing Co, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, Upright Brewing, Grains of Wrath and Von Ebert Brewing! There will also be brats, wings, and hummus plates available! Tickets are $10 and sold at the door!
All week there have been incredible pride events and this Sunday is no exception! There are 2 stages down on the waterfront and a huge block party in front of Scandals downtown. There is also a great parade through NW and SW Portland that you should go and check out. If you want to see a full list of performers you can click here. We will be walking down in the festival on the waterfront and can’t wait to see you there!
Culmination Brewing – 2117 NE Oregon st.
June 15th 1-4 PM
Breakside Brewery – 820 NE Dekum
June 15th 12-8 PM
Von Ebert Brewery – 14021 NE Glisan
June 15th 12-9 PM
Portland Pride Festival – SW Waterfront
Parade – June 16th – 11AM
Waterfront Main Stage – 12:30 -7 PM
Portland Pride Block Party *21+*- 1125 SW Harvey Milk st.