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

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Portland events July 2019

Bach music festival in Eugene

July 1 - 13, 2019
112 miles south
Oregon Bach Festival celebrates the music and legacy of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach at 35 performances and events.

St. Paul Rodeo

July 2 - 6, 2019
30 miles SW
Watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls ride bucking broncos, rope and wrestle steers, and ride bulls at St. Paul Rodeo, which includes a carnival, art show, BBQ (July 4), and nightly fireworks (10:15 p.m.).

Classical music

July 2 - 14, 2019
Portland locations
Hear classical music written by the world’s greatest composers at Oregon Music Festival.

Fourth of July early

July 3, 2019
43 miles south
Food vendors and bars open at 4 p.m., live music is 6 to 11 p.m., and the fireworks are at 10 p.m. during July 3rd Celebration at Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Fourth of July run

July 4, 2019
13 miles NW
The early morning Foot Traffic Flat on beautiful, flat Sauvie Island is a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.

Blues festival

July 4 - 7, 2019
0.5 mile east
Waterfront Blues Festival features 80 performers on multiple stages, with fireworks on July 4 (10 p.m.) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Beer festival

July 4 - 7, 2019
1.1 miles north
Portland Craft Beer Festival features 60 breweries, cideries, and wineries, plus food carts at Fields Neighborhood Park, for age 21+ except Sunday.

Sangria party

July 6, 2019 (3 to 8 p.m.)
4 miles SE
Enjoy a tasty drink made with wine and fruit, with live music and small plates of food for sale at the Summer Sangria Party at Hip Chicks do Wine in June, July, and August.

Lavender festival

July 6 - 7, 2019
71 miles east
Lavender Daze Festival has music, crafts, plant sales, food vendors, and local wine at Hood River Farms. Beach chairs and blankets are welcome. No pets. Free.

Run through wine country

July 7, 2019
26 miles SW
Run the Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon on vineyard trails through the beautiful Dundee Hills, and then taste wines at the after-race party.

Block party

July 10, 2019
2 miles NW
Sponsored by Willamette Week, Best of Portland Block Party is an all-ages event with food carts, a bar, and local vendors on NW Quimby Street. Free admission.

Tribute-band concert

July 12 - 13, 2019
23 miles south
Hear 22 tribute bands play songs by Tom Petty, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Heart, Led Zeppelin, etc. at Harefest for age 21+ in Canby with camping available.

Bead fair

July 12 - 14, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Shop from exhibitors of bead-making supplies and millions of exotic beads from around the world at Bead Faire at the Oregon Convention Center.

Sports-car races

July 12 - 14, 2019
8 miles north
Watch sports-cars race on a two-mile course at Portland Rose Cup Races at Portland International Raceway. Friday features practice and qualifying races, with final races Sunday afternoon.

Foodies on a farm

July 12 - 14, 2019
9.3 miles NE
Gourmet food events at Cowabunga include a Friday dinner, a Saturday afternoon workshop & tasting, a Saturday evening beer & bites barn bash, and a Sunday brunch at Rossi Farms. All events are age 21+ except brunch.

Alternative music festival

July 12 - 14, 2019
118 miles south
Oregon Country Fair fills woods and meadows west of Eugene with sweet music, magicians, jesters, hippies, art, and food and craft vendors in Veneta. No pets.

French festival

July 13, 2019 (12 to 6 p.m.)
0.9 miles NW
Bastille Day Festival has French food, wine, music, street performers, a waiters’ race, and a marketplace at Jamison Square Park. Free.

Float down the river

July 13, 2019
1 mile SE
Jump in the Willamette River with a lifejacket and an inner tube for The Big Float downstream to a beach party with a music barge, food carts, and a beer garden.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 13, 2019 (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
3 miles north
Mississippi Street Fair offers 240 local vendors and craft booths, five stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and BBQ on N. Mississippi Avenue (from Fremont to Skidmore). Free.

Wine tasting festival

July 13, 2019
4.5 miles SE
Portland Picnic has 100 wines to taste, beer, food vendors, live music, and family activities in Westmoreland Park. Bring a blanket or chair. Free admission. No pets.

Baseball and beer

July 13, 2019 (3 to 6 p.m.)
7 miles SE
A ticket to Picklefest includes live music, four beer tickets, and a baseball game (Portland Pickles vs. San Fransisco Seals) at Walker Stadium in Lents Park.

Oregon City events

July 13, 2019
12.9 miles south
  • 9 a.m. - Oregon Trail Game 5K and kids’ run is a scenic fun run through Oregon City. You make decisions along the way related to the Oregon Trail.
  • 11 a.m. - First City Celebration has marketplace vendors, food vendors, a kids’ zone, a beer garden, and live music. Free.

Hood River car show

July 13, 2019
78 miles east
Traffic Jam is a classic and vintage car show and swap meet that includes admission to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River.

Antique and collectibles show

July 13 - 14, 2019
7 miles north
Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, this event has 1400 vendors selling furniture, movie memorabilia, glassware, estate jewelry, paintings, and toys at Portland Expo Center. Repeats in March & Oct.

Evenings at the zoo

July 16, 2019 (5 to 8 p.m.)
3 miles west
Admission to Oregon Zoo is only $9 after 4 p.m. on Twilight Tuesday, with live music, games, family activities, food carts, beer, and wine beginning 5 p.m. Held June 18, July 16, and Aug. 20, 2019.

Concerts in the square

July 16 - Aug. 27, 2019 (Tuesdays)
0 miles
Hear concerts at the popular Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Concerts in Newberg

July 16 - Aug. 27, 2019 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
25.7 miles SW
Family-friendly Tunes on Tuesday presents a different band each week and has food and wine vendors outside Chehalem Cultural Center. Bring chairs. Free.

Sightseeing Cruise

July 16 - Aug. 31, 2019 (board 2:45 p.m.)
0.5 miles east
Take a narrated Sightseeing Cruise south on the Willamette River, with a full-service bar aboard the Portland Spirit, departing from Waterfront Park at 1000 SW Naito Parkway.

Ticket deal $22

Concerts on Main Street

July 17 - Aug. 28, 2019 (Wednesdays)
0.2 mile SW
Hear local musicians play a wide variety of music at Music on Main next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (on SW Main Street from Broadway to Park Ave.). Video (1 minute). Free.

Americana & Bluegrass music festival

July 18 - 21, 2019
25 miles NW
Northwest String Summit features 48 bands on five stages with workshops and late-night sessions at Horning’s Hideout in North Plaines. Camping available. No pets.

Concerts in the Park

July 18 - Aug. 31, 2019
Portland parks
Bring a blanket or chairs to hear music ranging from “classical to country, rock & roll to rhythm & blues” at Concerts in the Park. Bring coats. Alcohol is OK, but no smoking. Free.

Movies in the Park

July 18 - Sept. 1, 2019
Portland parks
Movies in the Park feature live performances by local musicians, free popcorn, and movies at dusk. Bring coats. Alcohol is OK, but no smoking. Free.

Thursday afternoon cruise

July 18 - Sept. 26, 2019 (Thurs. 3:15 p.m.)
0.5 miles east
Enjoy a tribute band, river views, a cash bar, and bistro food for sale on Tribute Thursday Early Escape Cruise aboard Portland Spirit, departing from Waterfront Park at 1000 SW Naito Parkway.

Ticket deal $19

Outrageous “Golden Girls”

July 19, 2019 (7 & 10 p.m.)
17.4 miles NE
The Golden Girls Live features San Francisco’s leading comic drag performers in two family-friendly episodes of the popular TV sitcom at Aladdin Theater.

Discount tickets $20

Robin Hood Festival

July 19 - 20, 2019
17 miles SW
Robin Hood Festival has medieval re-enactments, a knighting ceremony, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, castle building, 100 craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a kids’ area, a Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Parade (10 a.m. Saturday), and archery (Saturday & Sunday). Free.

Jazz festival

July 19 - 21, 2019
7 miles NW
Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. You can bring a blanket, low-back chairs, and a picnic, or buy from food vendors. Free.

Comedy improv

July 19 - 27, 2019
1.2 miles NW
ComedySportz is “a fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family” and incorporates audience suggestions.

Ticket deal $7.50

Music & light show

July 19 - Aug. 31, 2019
1.2 miles SE
Mesmerica 360: A Visual Music Journey combines mesmerizing music with “visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world to create an immersive, transcendent experience designed to soothe the mind and stimulate the senses” in the planetarium at OMSI.

Ticket deal $6 to $20

Meet a mermaid

July 20, 2019
0.1 miles east
Meet the Oregon mermaids at the Oregon Northwest Merfest, which includes crafts, face painting, stories, and vendors at Director Park. Free.

Moon-landing day

July 20, 2019
1.2 miles SE
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of astronauts walking on the moon on Space Day, and check out other celebratory events all month at OMSI.

Tea festival

July 20, 2019
2.9 miles west
Tea Fest PDX [website has sound] has tea tastings, vendor booths, classes, speakers, a Japanese tea ceremony, and British tea traditions at World Forestry Center in Washington Park. Children 12 and younger are free.

Visit artists’ studios

July 20, 2019 (2 to 8 p.m.)
2.9 miles NW
Meet 65 artists, tour their spaces, and explore the sprawling complex of vintage World War II buildings at North West Marine Ironworks during NW Marine Open Studios, with music and food vendors. Free.

Dress-up picnic

July 20, 2019
4 miles north
Wear a costume (from Victorian to 1930s) and bring your own picnic (wine & beer OK) to the Portland Prohibition-Era Picnic hosted by Time Travelers Costume Guild in the picnic shelter at Peninsula Park. Free admission.

Night market in Beaverton

July 20, 2019 (also Aug. 17)
8.2 miles SW
Beaverton Night Market promises a family-friendly event with vendors of ethnic food and crafts, plus performers from around the world at The Round. Free.

Beer fest in Oregon City

July 20, 2019 (11 a.m.)
13 miles south
Oregon Trail Brewfest is a tasting of beer made along the route of the historical Oregon Trail (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon) at the End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City.

Scottish highland games

July 20, 2019
14 miles east
Hear Scottish pipes and drums, see athletic games, taste whisky, and join Scottish Highland dancing at Portland Highland Games at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. No smoking or pets.

Gresham Arts Festival

July 20, 2019 (concert July 19)
17 miles east
Gresham Arts Festival has 100 artists, a children’s village, and entertainment on multiple stages in Gresham. Free.

Ice cream tasting

July 20 - 21, 2019
0 miles
A ticket to Scooperfest gets you ice cream from a dozen companies in Pioneer Courthouse Square, including dairy-free options. Free to age 2, discount to age 13. [This is a new event without a track record.]

Zine festival

July 20 - 21, 2019
0.6 miles north
A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication. Portland Zine Symposium has tables for buying and selling zines, plus panel discussions and workshops at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Free.

PDX Pop Now! concert

July 20 - 21, 2019
1.1 miles SE
PDX Pop Now! is a concert by two dozen up-and-coming Portland bands for all ages, with with food carts and a beer garden underneath the Hawthorne Bridge (at SE 2nd Avenue & SE Madison Street). Free.

Run for beer

July 20 & 27, 2019
location varies each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

Late-night dance cruise

July 20 - Oct. 26, 2019 (Saturdays 11 p.m.)
0.5 miles east
Join the crowd age 21+ aboard Portland Spirit dancing to DJ music from the 1980s & 1990s on Flashback Dance Cruise, with craft cocktails, bistro food, and city views, departing from 1020 SW Naito Parkway.

Ticket deal $13

Dinner in the country

July 20 - Dec. 14, 2019
multiple location
Dinners in the Field features “stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms.”

Ticket deal $80 (July 27)

People in the street

July 21, 2019
Located 8.1 miles east
Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 4.8 miles of streets during Outer Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways when most cars are banned. Nearby parks offer activities and music. Free.

Elegant car show

July 21, 2019
30 miles west
Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance has more than 300 antique, classic, sport, race, and collector cars to browse plus live music, beer, wine, and fine food on the beautiful Pacific University campus.

Bach festival

July 24 - 26, 2019
39 miles south
Abbey Bach Festival features classical music concerts at beautiful Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 24 - 27, 2019
0.5 mile east
Try 101 different craft beers (or cider and wine), eat pub food, and hear live music at Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Children require parents and will enjoy the free soda garden. The opening brunch is sold out, but you are welcome to walk in the parade (Wed. 11 a.m.). No pets.

Motocross Anniversary Race

July 25, 2019
8 miles north
Expect an exciting time at the biggest MX event of the year for off-road motorcycles, the Motocross Anniversary Race at Portland International Raceway.

Hawaiian festival

July 25 - 28, 2019
Portland and Vancouver
Four Days of Aloha offers workshops, hula dancing, a 5K run/walk, and a free one-day Hawaiian festival Saturday in Esther Short Park. Events vary by day.

Movies on a rooftop

July 25 - 28, 2019
0.5 miles NW
See films on the rooftop of Hotel deLuxe during Top Down: Rooftop Cinema, with music, cocktails, beer, barbecue, and films at dusk. Since chairs are limited, you may bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, but you can’t bring pets, food, or drink.

Car race and show

July 25 - 28, 2019
8 miles north
Watch racers zip around the track in restored cars at Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway.

County fair

July 25 - 28, 2019
15 miles west
Washington County Fair offers carnival rides, farm animals, food booths, a bar, racing pigs, motorsport shows, and stage entertainment in Hillsboro. Free.

Concerts in Albany

July 25 - Aug. 8, 2019 (Thursdays)
70 miles south
Hear a different artist every week at River Rhythms (7 p.m.), with food vendors (starting 5:30 p.m.), and children’s crafts (5:30 to 7 p.m.) at Monteith Riverpark. No pets. Free.

Music festival in Lebanon

July 26 - 27, 2019
81 miles south
Enjoy guitar music, food, and beer at Guitars Under The Stars at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon, with optional camping. No pets. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Blues festival near Bend

July 26 - 27, 2019
165 miles SE
Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival promises “high-quality musicians” plus local food and beverages in scenic Sisters.

Wine event

July 26 - 28, 2019
40 miles SW
International Pinot Noir Celebration attracts world-renowned winemakers, chefs, epicures, and wine lovers to Linfield College in McMinnville to taste Pinot noir, savor fine food, and tour a vineyard.

Reggae music festival

July 26 - 28, 2019
41 miles SE
Hear roots, rock, and reggae at the family friendly and sustainable Northwest World Reggae Festival held 13 miles east of Sandy. Camping. No dogs.

Dancers in the moonlight

July 26 - Aug. 4, 2019
11.7 miles south
See an illuminated outdoor performance “full of traditional and invented aerial apparatus, athletic and technical dance movement, and acrobatics” with live music at Art in the Dark at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn.

Movies in the square

July 26 - Aug. 23, 2019 (Fridays)
0 miles
Flicks on the Bricks shows films at Pioneer Courthouse Square at dusk, preceded by music at 7 p.m. You are welcome to bring low-back chairs or pillows. Free.

Mermaid parade & party

July 27, 2019
1 mile Ne
Wear a costume that celebrates ocean mythology for family-friendly Portlandia Mermaid Parade. It starts with a noon ceremony at Japanese American Historical Plaza (north of Burnside Bridge), and heads south at 1 p.m. to Poets Beach for swimming and a beach party. Free. Siren’s Masquerade Ball (Friday 9 p.m.) is for age 21+.

Division/Clinton Street Fair

July 27, 2019
2 miles SE
Division/Clinton Street Fair holds a wacky parade starting at 10:45 a.m., and it has arts & crafts booths, live music, food, sidewalk sales, and children’s events. Free.

Japanese festival

July 27, 2019
6.8 miles SW
Enjoy live Japanese music, dance, traditional games for children, and authentic food & beer at Natsu Matsuri outside Uwajimaya in Beaverton. Free.

Polo party

July 27, 2019
15.2 miles south
Polo Noir is all about the horses, the players, live indie-folk music, Willamette Valley wine, and food (both for sale) at Hidden Creek Polo Club in West Linn for age 21+. Schedule & frequently asked questions.

Craft market

July 27 - 28, 2019
1.2 miles NW
Renegade Craft Fair offers indie crafts, food trucks, cocktails, and DJ music outside Pure Space. Free.

Basketball tournament

July 27 - 28, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Teams of 3 or 4 people compete at Rip City 3-on-3 in the Rose Quarter for age 8+.

Steam-powered festival

July 27 - Aug. 4, 2019 (weekends)
39 miles south
Watch a parade of vintage tractors, trucks, and automobiles (daily 1:30 p.m.) at The Great Oregon Steam-Up, with live music, a quilt show, farm-equipment demonstrations, kids’ activities, and admission to historical machinery museums at Powerland Heritage Park near Salem

Zoo concerts

July 27 - Sept. 7, 2019
3 miles west
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers. Your ticket includes a same-day zoo pass.

Montavilla Street Fair

July 28, 2019
5.1 miles east
Montavilla Street Fair is a neighborhood event with 120 vendors, two music stages, and a kids’ area at SE Stark Street (from 76th Ave. to 82nd Ave.). Free.

Adult party at OMSI

July 31, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)
1.2 miles SE
Drink a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, fossils, and the world’s oceans. “Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight” at OMSI After Dark: Astronomy for age 21+.

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