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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February 2017

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

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

Illuminated art

February 1 - 4, 2017 (6 p.m.)

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.

Film & music festival

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

Downtown Portland locations

Reel Music Festival screens new films and timeless classics with a music theme at Portland Art Museum.

Chinese New Year

February 1 - 12, 2017 (begins Jan. 28)

0.5 mile north

Celebrate Chinese New Year with lion dances, martial arts, cultural scenes, and kids’ activities, plus lantern viewing beginning the evening of Feb. 7 at Lan Su Chinese Garden. See schedule.

Food trucks on the square

February 1 - 28, 2017 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays)

0 miles

Check the schedule to see which food trucks will show up each day during Food Truck February at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Rock festival & beer festival

February 3 - 4, 2017

0.5 miles NW

Sabertooth Micro Fest features rock and psychedelic music at Crystal Ballroom, plus free beer tasting Sat. until 9:30 p.m. in Ringlers Pub on the main floor.

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.

Doggie craft fair

February 4, 2017 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

6 miles south

Puplandia Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza has 50 vendors selling art, soaps, toys, dog treats, baked goods, and calendars plus music by Danny/Girl and a puppy kissing booth at Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. Free.

Hawaiian event

February 4, 2017 (1 and 6 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 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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.

Daddy daughter dance

February 4, 2017 (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.

Wine & chocolate

Feb. 4-5 & 11-12, 2017 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

3.9 miles SE

Taste 5 truffles from Rose City Sweets paired with 5 wines at Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Hip Chicks Do Wine.

Fishing, hunting, camping show

February 8 - 12, 2017

7 miles north

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show offers seminars, vendors, and a kids’ trout pond 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 - 25, 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 (8 p.m.)

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. Free parking and $10 for any size family.

Muddy run

February 11, 2017

14 miles south

My Muddy Valentine 5K features fun obstacles, mud, music, food, beverages (beer, cider, Mimosas, and root beer) at Lee Farms. Bring ID if you

Tea party

February 11, 2017 (2 to 4 p.m.)

14.3 miles NE

Enjoy tea, scones, sandwiches, and desserts at the Valentine’s High Tea in Fairview to benefit the historical society. Gloves, hats, and children are welcome.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 11 - 12, 2017

4.7 miles NE

Adults tell stories about their lives by sharing embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentine Show at Albert Rose Theatre.

Short films

February 11 - 25, 2017

0.3 miles SW

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

Winter bike ride

February 12, 2017

14 miles east

Worst Day of the Year Ride is a winter bicycle ride of 15 or 42 miles that includes warm treats. Begins at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub and requires a helmet.

Vocal play

February 13, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

8 miles SW

Naturally 7 is an “a cappella” group that recreates the orchestrated sound of gospel, R&B, soul, and jazz with just voices at Newmark Theatre.

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.

Salsa dance

February 14, 2017 (6:30 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Beginners are welcome at Tuesday Salsa with Lynn and Mark, which features a dance lesson, DJ music, and three bars at The Secret Society for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day feast

February 14, 2017 (5:30 & 8:30 p.m.)

3.8 miles SE

St. Valentine’s Compassionate Feast is a “Japanese-inspired, wood-fired, six course plant-based conspiracy between Tabor Bread, Obon, and the Witchn Kitchn” including drinks and tip at Tabor Bread (2 tickets left).

Valentine’s Day at the winery

February 14, 2017

57 miles SW

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

Classical music

February 15, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

8 miles SW

Famous mandolin player Avi Avital performs works by Bach, Bruce, and Tsintsadze with the Dover Quartet in Newmark Theatre.

Jazz festival

February 16 - 26, 2017

Portland locations

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

Indian storytelling

February 17, 2017 (2:30 & 7 p.m.)

4 miles north

Hear traditional stories from esteemed native elders at the Storytelling Gathering and Traditional First Foods Symposium at Portland Community College Cascade.

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.

Mardi Gras Ball

February 18, 2017

0.4 miles west

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 Tiffany Center Emerald Ballroom.

French dinner

February 18, 2017 (6 p.m., doors 5:30)

0.7 miles west

The Soirée Mardi Gras by Alliance Française includes wine and hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner, a charity auction, and a DJ dance at Multnomah Athletic Club.

Spirits tasting

February 18, 2017 (4 to 10 p.m.)

1.4 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.

Bollywood dance party

February 18, 2017 (8:30 p.m.)

2.1 miles NE

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

Prohibition Party

February 18, 2017 (7 p.m.)

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.

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.

Brewery day

February 18 & 25, 2017

Oregon locations

Breweries throughout Oregon offer tours, samples, and specials for Zwickelmania. No sandals. Free.
  • Feb. 18 - Portland area
  • Feb. 25 - Oregon (except Portland area)

Roots music

February 19, 2017 (8 p.m.)

4.7 miles NE

Lomax Project plays a mix of Bahamian sea shanties, African-American “a cappella” singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, traditional Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs at Alberta Rose Theatre.

French ballet

February 22, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

0.2 miles SW

In a boundary-pushing performance, Ballet de Lorraine demonstrates amazing athleticism and gorgeous movement with visual and sonic experimentation at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

The Story of Dusty Springfield

February 23 - 25, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

1.8 miles NE

A shy girl from West London transforms herself into the voice of blue-eyed soul in Forever Dusty, which chronicles the true story of the courageous, trailblazing, and hugely influential ‘60s pop star in The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza.

Aerial dance show

February 23 - 26, 2017

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.

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 five 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.

Cajun food & beer

February 24, 2017 (6 p.m.)

3 miles north

A ticket to Williams Avenue Social gets you four pairings of food from Eat Cajun Kitchen with beer from Lompoc Brewing, plus live music in a heated tent outside the Fifth Quadrant.

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, with an artisan market, a kids’ area, and a 5K/10K Wurst Run. Kids to age 21 free with parent.

Swan Lake ballet

February 25, 2017 (2 p.m.)

0.6 miles south

Oregon Ballet Theatre performs the love story Swan Lake as an orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score at Keller Auditorium.

Beer & spirits festival

February 25, 2017 (12 to 8 p.m.)

2.5 miles north

Sample ideal pairings of beer from 19 local breweries and spirits from 19 Oregon distilleries at Brewstillery Festival at StormBreaker Brewing. No dogs.

Dark beer festival

February 25, 2017 (12 to 10 p.m.)

2.6 miles north

Buy a $20 ticket at Black Out Beer Fest for eight tastes among dozens of dark beers, with additional tastes $1, at Sidebar and in the heated tent outside.

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.
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