Portland events February 2020. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland events February 2020

Seafood & wine festival

February 1, 2020
1.5 miles NE
Portland Seafood & Wine Festival features “fresh Oregon seafood and wine, craft beer, cider, and distilled spirits” plus 200 exhibitors and kids’ activities in the Oregon Convention Center.

Hawaiian show

February 1, 2020
7.5 miles SW
Hōʻike has live music, Polynesian dancing, and a silent auction at Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. The evening show has an optional dinner at 4:30 p.m.

Eagles, hawks, falcons

February 1, 2020 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
12.2 miles NW
Buy a parking permit to attend Hawks and Hot Chocolate on Sauvie Island, which features hot chocolate, doughnuts, and lots of naturalists with spotting scopes that you drive to around the island. Bring binoculars but no pets.

Fun run

February 1, 2020
14 miles east
Worst Day of the Year Run is a 5K winter run/walk that begins at McMenamins Edgefield and has a costume contest plus an indoor after party.

Daddy daughter dance

February 1, 2020 (6 to 8 p.m.)
17.5 miles SW
Semi-formal Princess Promenade includes dancing, music, snacks, face painting, and adult princesses at Sherwood Center for the Arts for girls from kindergarten to grade 8. Optional hair styling.

Short musicals

February 1 - 2, 2020
0.2 miles south
Portland Mini Musical Festival presents six different musicals that run about 15 minutes each, written by Portland writers at Brunish Theatre.

Fertile Ground art festival

February 1 - 9, 2020
Portland locations
Fertile Ground is a citywide festival of new works in theater, music, dance, comedy, film, and visual art.

Chinese New Year

February 1 - 9, 2020
0.5 mile north
Celebrate Chinese New Year with lion dances, martial arts, cultural performances, and children’s activities at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Allow time for lines and consider buying tickets in advance. Schedule.

Film & music festival

February 1 - 16, 2020
Downtown Portland locations
Reel Music Festival screens new films and timeless classics with a music theme at Portland Art Museum.

Wine & chocolate

February 1 - 16, 2020
3.9 miles SE
Taste 4 truffles + 1 caramel from local chocolatiers, paired with 5 wines at the Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Hip Chicks Do Wine. Save by paying online.

Fishing, hunting, camping show

February 5 - 9, 2020
7 miles north
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show features vendors, seminars, fishing boats, campers, a steelhead river, and a kids’ trout pond at Portland Expo Center.

Illuminated art

February 6 - 8, 2020 (6 to 11 p.m.)
multiple locations
Portland Winter Light Festival features dozens of illuminated artworks and performance artists on the waterfront at both OMSI & Tom McCall Park, plus events in the World Trade Center Auditorium and other venues. Wear lights and join the Lantern Parade (6:30 p.m. Saturday). Free.

Run in your underwear

February 8, 2020 (12 to 4 p.m.)
0.5 miles NE
Run through the streets without pants at 2 p.m. to support charity in Cupid’s Undie Run, with a party before and after at the Barrel Room for age 21+.

Fun basketball show

February 8, 2020 (2 and 7 p.m.)
1.4 miles NE
The talented Harlem Globetrotters perform ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy bits in an entertaining show at Moda Center.

Wine tasting

February 8, 2020 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
14 miles SE
Taste wine from five local wineries with appetizers and chocolate at Uncorked, which includes a “wine walk” and a silent auction for charity at Lakeside Gardens.

Tango festival

February 12 - 17, 2020
2 miles NE
Portland ValenTango has classes at all levels plus many opportunities to dance at the Double Tree by Hilton.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2020
Greater Portland area
OpenTable lists restaurants in the Portland area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day. Yelp and TripAdvisor recommend romantic restaurants.

Truffle festival

February 14 - 16, 2020
Eugene & Newberg
Hear speakers, shop a marketplace, and enjoy fine dining during Oregon Truffle Festival. Events sell out.
  • Eugene
  • Newberg

Muddy run

February 15, 2020
14 miles south
My Muddy Valentine 5K/10K has fun obstacles, mud, music, food, beverages, and bonfires at Lee Farms in Tualatin. Shorter challenge for kids under age 16. Bring ID if you are age 21+.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 15 - 16, 2020
4.7 miles NE
Adults talk about their teenage crushes and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and photos) at Mortified Doomed Valentine’s Day at Alberta Rose Theatre for age 18+.

Muddy trail run

February 15 - 16, 2020
37 miles west
Run around the lake on the Hagg Lake Mud Run, either 50K (31 miles) or 25K (15.5 miles), followed by a meal and awards.
  • Feb. 15 - both 25K and 50K
  • Feb. 16 - only 25K

Valentine’s karaoke

February 16, 2020 (5 to 8 p.m.)
16 miles south
Sing at the microphone or at your table as lyrics scroll on a big screen during St. Valentine's Singalong & Dance, which includes dancing to a live band at Willamette Ale & Cider House in West Linn. Free.

Portland jazz festival

February 19 - March 1, 2020
Portland locations
PDX Jazz Festival presents dozens of performances by “internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians” in 15 venues.

Auto show

February 20 - 23, 2020 (party Feb. 19)
1.5 miles NE
See 600 new, classic, exotic, and eco-friendly vehicles at the Portland International Auto Show, with test drives and a kids’ zone at Oregon Convention Center. Children age 6 and younger are free (age 12 and younger are free on Sunday).

Home and garden show

February 20 - 23, 2020
7 miles north
The Portland Spring Home & Garden Show fills the Portland Expo Center with home-improvement vendors, garden displays, and thousands of plants. Children age 12 and younger are free. Repeats in Oct.

Seafood festival

February 20 - 23, 2020
137 miles SW
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival offers food, wine, and crafts for sale. Buy tickets online, and bring your age 21+ ID.

Musical revue

February 20 - 29, 2020
8.7 miles north
The Marvelous Wonderettes is a charming over-the-top comedy about four high school girls singing ‘50s and ‘60s jukebox classics in search of fame, at Magenta Theater in Vancouver, WA.

Discount tickets $14

Local romantic comedy

February 20 - March 7, 2020
2 miles NW
Written by a graduate of Reed College, The Found Dog Ribbon Dance is about two singles who “navigate loneliness, vulnerability, the music of Whitney Houston, a collection of eccentric characters, and the healing power of human connection” at CoHo Theater.

Discount tickets $17.50

Comedy about Broadway

February 21 - 22, 2020 (7:30 p.m.)
7.4 miles south
It’s a young playwright’s worst nightmare when the cast and crew of his Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want in Don’t Talk to the Actors in Milwaukie.

Discount tickets $10


February 21 - 23, 2020
0.6 miles south
Sleeping Beauty is the classic fairy tale about a princess put under a spell to sleep for 100 years until she is awakened by the kiss of a prince, performed by Oregon Ballet Theatre in Keller Auditorium.

Discount tickets $32+

Sausage & beer festival

February 21 - 23, 2020
38 miles south
Volksfest is a celebration of handmade sausage, local and German beer, and German music in Mt. Angel Festhalle, with an artisan market, a kids’ area, and a 5K/10K Wurst Run (Sat. 9:30 am.). Kids younger than age 21 are free with an adult.

Comedy improv

February 21 - March 27, 2020 (Fridays 8 p.m.)
1.2 miles NW
ComedySportz is “a fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family” and incorporates audience suggestions.

Discount tickets $7.50

Brewery day

February 22, 2020
Oregon locations
Breweries throughout Oregon offer tours, samples, and specials for Zwickelmania. No sandals. Free.
  • Feb. 15 - Portland area
  • Feb. 22 - Oregon (except Portland area)

Brazilian party

February 22, 2020 (7 p.m.)
1.2 miles east
Brazilian Carnaval Ball includes a samba band, drummers, dancers, and a DJ at the Crystal Ballroom for all ages. The first hour is family focused.

Distilled spirits festival

February 22, 2020 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)
1.5 miles east
Sample 120 spirits from 30 Oregon distilleries and food from five chefs at Oregon Distilled at The Redd.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 22, 2020 (7 p.m.)
2.2 miles NE
Portland Mardi Gras Ball is a Louisiana-style costume ball with beads, baubles, king cake, a full bar, and dancing to live Cajun music in the Wonder Ballroom for age 21+.

Prohibition Party

February 22, 2020
2.5 miles east
The Prohibition Party features vintage food, craft cocktails, and dancing to live “jazzy sounds of the 1930s” at Circa 33. “Period dress is strongly encouraged.”

Polar Plunge

February 22, 2020 (11 a.m.)
12 miles NE
Watch pledgers run into the frigid waters of the Columbia River for charity at Polar Plunge on Broughton Beach, preceded by an optional 5K/10K at 9 a.m. Similar events are held on different dates in Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, and Medford.

Run for beer

February 22 & 29, 2020
location varies each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment. This event repeats monthly, except December.

Late-night dance cruise

February 22 - Oct. 24, 2020 (Saturdays 11 p.m.)
0.5 miles east
Dance to DJ music from the 1980s & 1990s aboard Portland Spirit on the Flashback Dance Cruise, with craft cocktails, bistro food, and city views, leaving 1020 SW Naito Parkway for age 21+.

Discount tickets $7+

Exotic family theater

February 23 - March 1, 2020
0.8 miles NW
Teaching lessons in loyalty, courage, integrity, and persistence, The Jungle Book is about a boy raised by wolves taking an adventure through the jungle with the help of his animal friends at Northwest Children’s Theater and School, with a touch of Bollywood.

Discount tickets $9.50+

Mardi Gras parade

February 25, 2020 (lineup 6 p.m., parade 7 p.m.)
3 miles north
Wear a costume to join the family friendly Portland Mardi Gras Day Parade, with marching bands, dance groups, performance artists, and jugglers on N. Mississippi Avenue. Afterward visit nearby venues for food & drink specials. Free.

Adult party at OMSI

February 26, 2020
1.2 miles SE
Explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight, and drink beer or wine while learning about robots, tornados, and fossils at OMSI After Dark for age 21+. This event repeats many times per year.

Folk circus

February 27 - 29, 2020 (7:30 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
The Canadian acrobats of Cirque Alfonse perform a “rock musical” of tumbling tricks and aerial artistry in their new show Tabarnak, “a fiesta of circus, music, and nonstop movement” inspired by the village church in their small Quebec town at Newmark Theatre.

Discount tickets $15+

Nostalgic comedy

February 27 - March 7, 2020
18 miles east
Recalling the classic family road trip, Leaving Iowa is about a middle-aged man who returns to Iowa in search of a place to scatter his father’s ashes, recalling childhood memories of the Midwest along the way, in Gresham.

Discount tickets $5

Gourmet winery dinner

February 28, 2020 (6:30 p.m.)
32.5 miles SW
Taste America: Portland Pop-Up Dinner includes cocktails and a tasting reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 7:15 p.m. made by outstanding chefs at Domaine Serene Winery.

Rock show

February 28 - March 1, 2020
1.2 miles SE
See 30 exhibits of beautiful Northwest rocks, visit the kids’ corner, and watch club members cut, grind, and polish stones at Oregon Agate & Mineral Show in OMSI Auditorium. Free except parking.

Golf show

February 28 - March 1, 2020
1.5 miles NE
Attend seminars, shop from vendors, and try out a driving range at the Portland Golf Show in the Oregon Convention Center.

Cookie & wine tasting

February 28 - March 1, 2020
4 miles SE
The Cookie and Wine Pairing combines four wines with four cookies at Hip Chicks do Wine.

Aerial dance show

February 28 - 29 & March 6 - 7, 2020
2.3 miles NE
Attention Everyone is a show that “combines aerial arts and dance” at A-WOL Dance Collective, with drinks, snacks, and adult beverages for sale.

Family theater

February 28 - March 8, 2020
18 miles east
Young Charlie Bucket finds a golden ticket that wins him a tour of the wonderous chocolate factory run by mysterious Mr. Wonka in Willy Wonka in Gresham.

Discount tickets $4.50

Beer & spirits festival

February 29, 2020 (12 to 8 p.m.)
2.5 miles north
Sample ideal pairings of beer from 20 local breweries with spirits from 20 Oregon distilleries, and hear live music during Brewstillery Festival at StormBreaker Brewing. No pets.

Comics market

February 29, 2020 (12 to 6 p.m.)
3.6 miles east
Browse comic books, toys, cards, buttons, and posters at Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Held multiple times per year.

Monster trucks

February 29 - March 1, 2020
1.4 miles NE
Big trucks with big wheels create big noise and excitement at Monster Jam in Moda Center.

LEGO convention

February 29 - March 1, 2020
1.5 miles NE
Bricks Cascade is a four-day convention for LEGO builders. You can buy a ticket to view their creations on the weekend at the Oregon Convention Center.

Family festival

February 29 - March 1, 2020
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.

Discount tickets 2 for $8

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