Portland events February 2019. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland events February 2019

Fertile Ground art festival

February 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Jan. 24)
Portland locations
Fertile Ground is a citywide festival of new works in theater, music, dance, comedy, film, and visual art.

African film festival

February 1 - March 1, 2019
Portland locations
See movies from Africa during Cascade Festival of African Films at Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community College Cascade Campus. Free.

Hawaiian show

February 2, 2019
7.5 miles SW
Hōʻike has live music, Polynesian dancing, and a silent auction at Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. Evening show includes dinner starting 4 p.m.
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Winter run

February 2, 2019
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 lunch at the finish line.

Wine & chocolate

February 2 - 3 and 8 - 10, 2019
3.9 miles SE
Taste 5 truffles from Rose City Sweets paired with 5 wines at the Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Hip Chicks Do Wine. Arrive 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online discount.

Fishing, hunting, camping show

February 6 - 10, 2019
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.

Chinese New Year parade

February 9, 2019
0.6 miles north
The Lunar New Year Dragon Dance and Parade begins at NW Davis and 3rd Avenue and ends at the Oregon Historical Society with dance performances. Free.

Muddy run

February 9, 2019
14 miles south
My Muddy Valentine 5K features fun obstacles, mud, music, food, beverages (beer, cider, Mimosas, and root beer) at Lee Farms in Tualatin. Shorter challenge for kids under age 16. Bring ID if you are age 21+.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2019
Greater Portland area
OpenTable lists restaurants in the Portland area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Family festival

February 16 - 17, 2019
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 16 - 17, 2019
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.

Brewery day

February 16 & 23, 2019
Oregon locations
Breweries throughout Oregon offer tours, samples, and specials for Zwickelmania. No sandals. Free.
  • Feb. 16 - Portland area
  • Feb. 23 - Oregon (except Portland area)

Tango festival

February 20 - 26, 2019
2 miles NE
Portland ValenTango has classes at all levels plus many opportunities to dance at the Double Tree by Hilton.

Home and garden show

February 21 - 24, 2019
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 21 - 24, 2019
137 miles SW
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival offers food, wine, and crafts for sale. Buy tickets online. Bring age 21 ID.

Aerial dance show

February 23, 2019
2.3 miles NE
A-Wol Dance Collective presents its spring show featuring aerial dance in an industrial warehouse at 513 NE Schuyler Street. Drinks and snacks for sale.

Beer & spirits festival

February 23, 2019
2.5 miles north
Sample ideal pairings of beer from 20 local breweries and spirits from 20 Oregon distilleries at Brewstillery Festival at StormBreaker Brewing. No dogs.

Jazz festival

February 2019
(undated)
Portland locations
PDX Jazz Festival features 100 performances by local acts and jazz legends every day.

Truffle festival

February 2019
(undated)
Eugene & McMinnville
Hear speakers and enjoy fine dining at the Oregon Truffle Festival in Eugene and McMinnville. Some events sell out early.

Short films

February 2019
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
See 8 different programs of short films on 8 days during Short Cuts at the Portland Art Museum.

Chinese New Year

February 2019
(undated)
0.5 mile north
Celebrate Chinese New Year with lion dances, martial arts, cultural performances, and children’s activities at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Chinese New Year

February 2019
(undated)
0.5 miles NW
See cultural performances on a stage, make crafts, watch demonstrations of calligraphy and paper cutting, and tour five Chinese associations during Portland Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration. A lion dance and dragon parade is at 4 p.m. on NW Davis Street (between 3rd and 4th). Free.

Psychedelic rock festival

February 2019
(undated)
0.5 miles NW
Sabertooth features rock and psychedelic music for all ages at the Crystal Ballroom, with free beer tasting Sat. until 9:30 p.m. in Ringlers Pub on the main floor.

Brazilian party

February 2019
(undated)
1.2 miles east
Brazilian Carnaval Ball includes a samba band, dancers, and a DJ at BossaNova Ballroom for age 21+.

Illuminated art

February 2019
(undated)
1.2 miles SE
See dozens of illuminated artworks plus performance artists on the waterfront outside OMSI during Portland Winter Light Festival. Come wearing lights! Free.

Rock show

February 2019
(undated)
1.2 miles SE
See 30 exhibits of beautiful Northwest rocks, and watch club members cut, grind, and polish stones at Oregon Agate & Mineral Show in OMSI Auditorium. Free except parking. [Correct closing time is 5 p.m.]

Chinese fair

February 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles NE
Chinese New Year Cultural Fair includes folk dance, instrumental music, martial arts, and Chinese food at Oregon Convention Center.

Seafood & wine festival

February 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles NE
Portland Seafood & Wine Festival features “fresh Oregon seafood and wine, craft beer, cider, and distilled spirits” plus 175 exhibitors and kids’ activities in the Oregon Convention Center.

Prohibition Party

February 2019
(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. “Period is dress strongly encouraged.”

Variety show for charity

February 2019
(undated)
4.7 miles NE
Watch acrobats, aerialists, clowns, jugglers, musicians, a bubble man, and a comic cowboy lasso artist perform at the Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show at Alberta Rose Theatre.

Polar Plunge

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Eagles, hawks, falcons

February 2019
(undated)
12.2 miles NW
Pay $10 cash per car at Kruger’s Farm Market on Sauvie Island to take the Raptor Road Trip 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 bike ride

February 2019
(undated)
14 miles east
Worst Day of the Year Ride is a bicycle ride of 4 or 15 or 42 miles with warm treats, a costume contest, and an after party, beginning and ending at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub. Helmet required. Kids 12 and younger free.

Daddy daughter dance

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Salsa dance

February 2019
(undated)
2 miles NE
Beginners are welcome at the Salsa Social, which has a lesson at 8 p.m. and dancing at 8:30 p.m. at The Secret Society for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day storytellers

February 2019
(undated)
3.6 miles NE
Kiss & Tell begins with jazz at 7 p.m. and features stories of love and romance woven together in a funny, sexy, and intimate evening of story theater for age 21+ with drinks for sale at Portland Story Theater.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 2019
(undated)
4.7 miles NE
Adults tell stories about their lives and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentine Show at Alberta Rose Theatre for age 18+.

Doggie craft fair

February 2019
(undated)
6 miles south
Puplandia Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza has 50 vendors selling art, soaps, toys, dog treats, baked goods, and calendars plus a silent auction and a puppy kissing booth at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. Free.

Tea party

February 2019
(undated)
14.3 miles NE
Enjoy tea, scones, sandwiches, and desserts at the Farmhouse Valentine Tea & Antique Quilt Exhibit in Fairview to benefit the historical society. Gloves, hats, and children are welcome. Advance registration is required, and state if you need vegan or gluten-free.

Valentine’s Day at the winery

February 2019
(undated)
57 miles SW
Murder in the Cellar is a catered dinner with wine and a mystery show at Eola Hills Wine Cellars, west of Salem. Wearing a speakeasy costume is optional.