Portland events calendar for February 2016. 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.

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Film festival

February 4 - 20, 2016

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).

Seafood & wine festival

February 5 - 6, 2016

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.

Sausage and beer fest

February 5 - 6, 2016

38 miles south

Wurstfest is a celebration of handmade sausage, local and German beer, and German music in Mt. Angel Festhalle, which includes a Fasching celebration and costume contest Fri. evening, and a 5K/10K Sat.

African film festival

February 5 - March 5, 2016

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 6, 2016

1.5 miles NE

Chinese New Year Cultural Fair 2016 - Year of the Monkey includes folk dance, instrumental music, Kung Fu and martial arts, a puppet show, and Chinese food at Oregon Convention Center.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 6, 2016

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.

Winter run

February 6, 2016

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.)

Werewolf convention

February 6 - 7, 2016

9 miles north

Howl Con is a horror/fantasy convention for werewolf lovers at Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, Vancouver, WA.

Chinese New Year

February 8 - 22, 2016

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.

Fishing, hunting, camping show

February 10 - 14, 2016

7 miles north

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

Tango festival

February 10 - 15, 2016

2 miles NE

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

Garden show

February 12 - 14, 2016

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.

Brewery day

February 13, 2016

Oregon locations

Oregon breweries offer tours, samples, and specials Valentine’s Day for Zwickelmania. No sandals. Free.

Valentine’s Day storytellers

February 13, 2016

3.5 miles north

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

Doll and teddy bear show

February 13, 2016

10 miles north

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

Muddy run

February 13, 2016

14 miles south

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

Family festival

February 13 - 14, 2016 (uncertain)

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.

Valentine’s Day at the winery

February 13 - 14, 2016

57 miles SW

Romance in the Cellar is a romantic feast with wine at Eola Hills Wine Cellars, which is west of Salem.

Wine & chocolate weekend

February 13 - 15, 2016

100 miles east

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

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2016

Greater Portland area

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

Valentine’s Day dance & show

February 14, 2016

1.2 miles east

Valentine’s Day Dance For Romance includes live music and a stage show (belly dancing, burlesque, acrobatics, poetry) at Bossanova Ballroom, plus optional classes (dance, yoga, cuddling) nearby.

Winter bike ride

February 14, 2016

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.

Dark beer festival

February 19, 2016

2.6 miles north

A ticket to Black Out Beer Fest includes 8 tastes of local dark beer, plus live music at Sidebar.

Comic book convention

February 19 - 21, 2016

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.

Clam chowder tasting

February 20, 2016

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.

Seafood festival

February 25 - 28, 2016

137 miles SW

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

Jazz festival - Seaside

February 26 - 28, 2016

78 miles NW

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

Spirits tasting

February 27, 2016

1.5 miles NE

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

Beer & spirits festival

February 27, 2016

2.5 miles north

Sample ideal pairings of beer from 18 local breweries and spirits from 12 Oregon distilleries at the inaugural Brewstillery Fest at StormBreaker Brewing.

Polar Plunge

February 27, 2016

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.

Homeowners’ show

February 2016 (undated)

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.

Hawaiian event

February 2016 (undated)

7.5 miles SW

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

Astoria Timber Festival

February 2016 (undated)

87 miles NW

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

Short films

February 2016 (undated)

0.5 miles SW

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

Jazz festival

February 2016 (undated)

Portland locations

Portland Jazz Festival features 80 performances by local acts and jazz legends, and many are free.

State beer competition

February 2016 (undated)

5 miles NE

Taste 12 unmarked beers from the western states (California, Oregon, and Washington) and vote for your favorite at Beer Brawl at Concordia Ale House.

Home and garden show

February 2016 (undated)

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.

Raw beer festival

February 2016 (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.

Creole cook off

February 2016 (undated)

87 miles SW

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

Scrapbook convention

February 2016 (undated)

1.5 miles NE

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

Comic Book Swap

February 2016 (undated)

3.6 miles east

Browse comic books, toys, cards, buttons, and VHS at the Frankenstein’s Comicbook Swap at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
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