Portland events calendar for February 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Portland, Oregon.

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Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Film & music festival

February 1 - 5, 2017 (begins Jan. 13)

Downtown Portland locations

Reel Music Festival screens films with a music theme at the Portland Art Museum.

Seafood & wine festival

February 3 - 4, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival brings Dungeness crab, oysters, local wine, live music, and a kids’ sand sculpture area to Oregon Convention Center.

African film festival

February 3 - March 4, 2017

Portland locations

See movies from Africa during Cascade Festival of African Films at Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community College Cascade Campus. Free.

Chinese fair

February 4, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Chinese New Year Cultural Fair includes folk dance, instrumental music, martial arts, and Chinese food at Oregon Convention Center.

Hawaiian event

February 4, 2017 (4 to 7 p.m.)

7.5 miles SW

Hōʻike includes live music, Polynesian dancing, a silent auction, and a Hawaiian dinner (evening only), at Portland Community College Sylvania Campus.

Eagles, hawks, falcons

February 4, 2017

12.2 miles NW

Pay $10 cash per car at Kruger’s Farm Market to take the Raptor Road Trip on Sauvie Island with four stops for guided bird viewing, live raptors up close, hawk ID displays, and even free drinks & doughnuts in the morning. Bring binoculars but no pets.

Winter run

February 4, 2017

14 miles east

Worst Day of the Year Run is a 5K winter run that includes warm treats and silly costumes, beginning at McMenamins Edgefield. (Run twice to make a 10K.)

Fishing, hunting, camping show

February 8 - 12, 2017

7 miles north

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show offers seminars and vendors at Portland Expo Center.

Tango festival

February 8 - 13, 2017

2 miles NE

ValenTango includes classes at all levels plus many opportunities to dance at the Double Tree by Hilton.

Film festival

February 9 - 26, 2017

Portland locations

See 140 international shorts and feature films, meet visiting artists, and attend the opening night party at NW Film Center’s annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF).

Valentine’s Day storytellers

February 10 - 11, 2017

4.2 miles NE

Kiss & Tell offers wine, chocolate, and stories of love and romance woven together in a funny, sexy, and intimate evening of story theater for age 21+ at NE Fremont St. & NE 24th Ave.

Family festival

February 10 - 12, 2017

16 miles west

Northwest Family & Kids Festival has games, music, arts & crafts, sports, reptiles, face painting, bounce houses, and food at Washington County Fair Complex.

Tea party

February 11, 2017

13.7 miles east

Enjoy tea, scones, sandwiches, and desserts at the Victorian Valentine Tea in Fairview to benefit the historical society. Gloves, hats, and kids welcome.

Muddy run

February 11, 2017

14 miles south

My Muddy Valentine 5K features fun obstacles, mud, beer, brunch, Mimosas, and music at Lee Farms.

Winter bike ride

February 12, 2017

14 miles east

Worst Day of the Year Ride is a winter bicycle ride of 15 or 46 miles that includes warm treats. Begins at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub and requires a helmet.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2017

Greater Portland area

OpenTable lists restaurants in the Portland area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Jazz festival

February 16 - 26, 2017

Portland locations

Portland Jazz Festival features 100 performances by local acts and jazz legends.

Dark beer festival

February 17, 2017

2.6 miles north

You must sign into Facebook to see the page for Black Out Beer Fest, which includes 8 tastes of local dark beer, plus live music at Sidebar for age 21+.

Comic book convention

February 17 - 19, 2017

1.5 miles NE

Wizard World Portland Comic Con is about comic books, science fiction, fantasy, film, horror, animation, anime, manga, and card games, at the Oregon Convention Center. Discount Friday tickets $23.

Brewery day

February 18, 2017

Oregon locations

Breweries throughout Oregon offer tours, samples, and specials for Zwickelmania. No sandals. Free.

Bollywood dance party

February 18, 2017

1.2 miles east

Smile, laugh, sing, and dance at Jai Ho! a festive India themed party including a 10 p.m. dance lesson at Bossanova Ballroom for age 21+.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 18, 2017

2.1 miles NE

Portland Mardi Gras Ball is a Louisiana-style costume ball with beads, baubles, king cake, and dancing to live Cajun and zydeco music at the Wonder Ballroom.

Clam chowder tasting

February 18, 2017

2.6 miles north

Chowder Challenge has live music, a beer garden, pub food, and a tray of chowder samples to buy and vote for your favorite at Fifth Quadrant. Kids OK.

Family festival

February 18 - 19, 2017

7 miles north

KidFest has an entertainment stage, sports demos, inflatables, games, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, food exhibits, and vendors at Portland Expo Center.

Muddy trail run

February 18 - 19, 2017

37 miles west

Hagg Lake Mud Run is a 50K (31 miles) on Saturday and a 25K (15.5 miles) on Sunday around the lake, with awards and a meal afterward. No dogs.

Swan Lake ballet

February 18 - 25, 2017

0.6 miles south

Oregon Ballet Theatre performs Swan Lake, a love story with a beautiful Tchaikovsky score played by the orchestra at Keller Auditorium. Discount tickets $24.

Home and garden show

February 23 - 26, 2017

7 miles north

The Portland Spring Home & Garden Show fills the Portland Expo Center with home-improvement vendors, dining-room exhibits, garden displays, and thousands of plants.

Jazz festival - Seaside

February 23 - 26, 2017

78 miles NW

Seaside Jazz Festival presents ragtime, Dixieland, swing, and traditional jazz at three venues in Seaside.

Seafood festival

February 23 - 26, 2017

137 miles SW

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival offers food, wine, and crafts for sale. Buy tickets online. Bring age 21 ID.

Sausage and beer fest

February 24 - 25, 2017

38 miles south

Wurstfest is a celebration of handmade sausage, local and German beer, and German music in Mt. Angel Festhalle, which includes an artisan market and a 5K/10K Wurst Run.

Beer & spirits festival

February 25, 2017

2.5 miles north

Sample ideal pairings of beer from 23 local breweries and spirits from 22 Oregon distilleries at Brewstillery Festival at StormBreaker Brewing.

Polar Plunge

February 25, 2017

12 miles NE

Watch pledgers run into the frigid waters of the Columbia River for charity at Polar Plunge on Broughton Beach, preceded by a costume contest.

Chinese New Year

February 2017 (undated)

0.5 mile north

Celebrate Chinese New Year with lion dances, martial arts, cultural scenes, and kids’ activities, plus lantern viewing the evenings of Feb. 19 to 22 at Lan Su Chinese Garden. See schedule.

Rock festival & beer festival

February 2017 (undated)

0.5 miles NW

Sabertooth Micro Fest features rock and psychedelic music at Crystal Ballroom, and beer from 7 brewers Sat. & Sun. at Lola’s Room.

Short films

February 2017 (undated)

0.5 miles SW

See 8 different programs of short films on 8 days during Short Cuts at the Portland Art Museum.

Spirits tasting

February 2017 (undated)

0.7 miles NW

Taste 120 spirits from 40 distillers with small bites from five of Portland’s best chefs at TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting at Really Big Video.

Raw beer festival

February 2017 (undated)

1 mile east

Firkin Fest pours 40 Oregon beers that are unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally carbonated in the cask and served at cellar temperature, with cheese, chocolates, meats, and snacks at Green Dragon Bistro.

Prohibition Party

February 2017 (undated)

2.5 miles east

Wear a 1930s costume to Prohibition Party for vintage food, drink, and dancing to live flapper songs, cocktail party classics, and bootlegger folk music at Circa 33.

Valentine’s Day dance

February 2017 (undated)

0.1 miles west

Drink and dance at Be My Valentine, featuring the music of Patrick Lamb and The Brian Odell Band in Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom.

Valentine’s Day country duets

February 2017 (undated)

0.3 miles north

Hear singers do classic duets of Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, etc. backed by The Heart Strings band at Hearts on Fire Valentine’s Showcase of Country Duets at Star Theater for age 21+.

Jazzy Valentine’s Day

February 2017 (undated)

2.1 miles NE

Valentine’s Day at the Secret Society features music by Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners, plus Lenora, at 116 NE Russell Street.

Valentine’s Day feast

February 2017 (undated)

3.8 miles SE

One Night on the Silk Road is a five-course dinner of “naturally stimulating and aphrodisiac foods from the ancient Silk Road” with wine pairings plus stories and live string music at Tabor Bread.

Wine & chocolate

February 2017 (undated)

3.9 miles SE

Taste 4 truffles from Tamami Chocolate, 1 wine-infused fudge from Fudgelandia, and 5 wines at Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Hip Chicks do Wine.

Wine & chocolate weekend

February 2017 (undated)

100 miles east

Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Weekend pairs chocolate with wine at 20 Columbia Gorge Wineries.
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