Portland events calendar for February 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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February 2015

Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do in February 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Chamber music

February 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 27)

Portland locations

Hear a variety of music at the Winter Festival of Chamber Music Northwest. Repeats in June.

Fertile Ground art festival

February 1, 2015 (begins Jan. 22)

Portland locations

Fertile Ground is a citywide festival of new works in theater, music, dance, comedy, film, and visual art.

Fishing, hunting, camping show

February 4 - 8, 2015

7 miles north

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

Auto show

February 5 - 8, 2015

1.5 miles NE

See new, classic, exotic, and eco-friendly vehicles at the Portland International Auto Show at the Oregon Convention Center.

Film festival

February 5 - 21, 2015

Portland locations

See 100 international shorts and feature films, meet visiting artists, and attend the opening night party at NW Film Center’s 37th annual Portland International Film Festival (PIFF).

Homeowners’ show

February 6 - 8, 2015

1.5 miles NE

Meet vendors of home products and services, see exhibits, and drink beer at Portland Renovation and Landscaping Show in Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

African film festival

February 6 - March 7, 2015

Portland locations

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

Astoria Timber Festival

February 7, 2015

87 miles NW

See logging competitions like axe throwing, choker setting, logrolling, chain sawing, and spar-pole climbing at Astoria Timber Festival, which includes exhibits, craft and food booths, and a dinner. Free.

Winter bike ride

February 8, 2015

14 miles east

Worst Day of the Year Ride is a winter bicycle ride of 15 or 45 miles that includes warm treats. Begins at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub.

Sausage and beer fest

February 13 - 14, 2015

38 miles south

Wurstfest is a celebration of handmade sausage, local and German beer, and German music in the Mount Angel Festhalle, which includes an indoor parade and costume contest for Fasching on Saturday evening.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2015

Greater Portland area

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

Valentine’s Day concert

February 14, 2015 (7:30 p.m.)

0.2 miles SW

Hear the Motown legend perform his hits at Valentine’s Day with Smokey Robinson in Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 14, 2015

2.1 miles NE

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

Valentine’s Day songs & stories

February 14, 2015 (uncertain)

3 miles east

What’s Love Got to Do with It has quirky songs and tales about the comic, complicated, and confounded nature of romantic relationships at The Foundation.

Valentine’s Day romantic show

February 14, 2015 (8 to 10:30 p.m.)

3.5 miles north

Kiss & Tell is wine, chocolate, and stories of love and romance woven together in a funny, sexy, and intimate evening of story theater at Alberta Abbey.
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Doll and teddy bear show

February 14, 2015

10 miles north

Shop for dolls, bears, and miniatures at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show at Kliever Memorial Armory. Repeats in Sept.

Valentine’s Day at the winery

February 14, 2015

57 miles SW

Romance in the Cellar is a romantic feast at Eola Hills Wine Cellars, west of Salem, or brunch on Sunday.

Zwickelmania brewery tour

February 14, 2015

Oregon locations

Breweries all over Oregon offer tours, samples, and specials for Zwickelmania on President’s Day weekend. Shuttle buses. No sandals. Free.

Monster trucks

February 14 - 15, 2015

1.5 miles NE

Big trucks with big wheels make big noise at Monster Jam in the Rose Quarter.

Valentines run

February 14 - 15, 2015

14 miles south

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

Family festival

February 14 - 15, 2015

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.

Muddy trail run

February 14 - 15, 2015

31 miles west

Hagg Lake Mud Run is a 50K on Saturday and a 25K on Sunday around the lake. Awards and meal after the run. No dogs.

Wine & chocolate weekend

February 14 - 16, 2015

100 miles east

Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Weekend pairs chocolate with wine at 30 Columbia Gorge Wineries.

Tango festival

February 18 - 23, 2015

2 miles NE

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

Jazz festival - Portland

February 18 - March 1, 2015

Portland locations

With 150 performances by local acts & jazz legends, Portland Jazz Festival has something for everyone.

Home and garden show

February 19 - 22, 2015

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.

Seafood festival

February 19 - 22, 2015

137 miles SW

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

Chinese New Year

February 19 - March 5, 2015

0.5 mile north

Celebrate Chinese New Year with lion dances, martial arts, cultural scenes, kids’ activities, and lantern viewing at Lan Su Chinese Garden. See schedule.

Dark beer festival

February 20, 2015

2.6 miles north

A ticket to Black Out Beer Fest includes 10 tastes of beer from local brewers, plus live music at Sidebar.

Jazz festival - Seaside

February 20 - 22, 2015

78 miles NW

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

Raw beer festival

February 21, 2015

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.

Basketball show

February 21, 2015

1.4 miles NE

Watch the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters play a game at Moda Center.

Chinese fair

February 21, 2015 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1.5 miles NE

Chinese New Year Cultural Fair 2015 - Year of the Sheep includes folk dance, instrumental music, Kung Fu and martial arts, a puppet show, and Chinese food at Oregon Convention Center.

Clam chowder tasting

February 21, 2015

2.6 miles north

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

Creole cook off

February 21, 2015

87 miles SW

Buy restaurant samples, and then vote for your favorite at Jambalaya Cook-Off in Lincoln City.

State beer competition

February 23 - March 1, 2015

5 miles NE

Taste unmarked beers from four states (California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington) and vote for your favorite at Beer Brawl at Concordia Ale House.

Scrapbook convention

February 27 - 28, 2015

1.5 miles NE

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention at Oregon Convention Center.

Garden show

February 27 - March 1, 2015

1.5 miles NE

Visit showcase gardens, watch cooking classes, and wander among 300 exhibitors at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show at Oregon Convention Center.

Polar Plunge

February 28, 2015

12 miles NE

Watch pledgers run into the frigid waters of the Columbia River for charity at Polar Plunge on Broughton Beach.

Art walk

February 28 - March 1, 2015

2 to 4 miles SE

S.E. Area ARTWalk is a self-guided tour to artists’ studios, home workspaces, galleries, and businesses in Southeast Portland. Free.

Cinderella ballet

February 28 - March 7, 2015

0.6 miles south

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents the magical and romantic fairy tale Cinderella at Keller Auditorium.

Local short films

February 2015 (undated)

0.5 miles SW

See eight locally made films at Short Cuts: Oregon Filmmakers’ Showcase at the Portland Art Museum.

Crazy bike party

February 2015 (undated)

Portland locations

Adults ride, compete, and battle like gladiators on children’s bicycles in the unique Mini Bike Winter.
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February 2015 calendar of events in Portland, OR. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Portland, Oregon.     steve.cook@events12.com