Portland events July 2018. Things to do in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland events July 2018

Oregon Cider Week

July 1, 2018
Greater Portland
Choose from dozens of tasting events and happy hours all around the city during Oregon Cider Week.

Innovative variety show

July 1, 2018
0.5 mile NW
Risk/Reward Festival is a micro-festival of 20-minute live dance, theater, and music performances by six artists at Artists Repertory Theatre.

Astoria Music Festival

July 1, 2018
95 miles NW
Hear a wide range of classical music that includes Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and chamber music at Astoria Music Festival in historic Astoria.

Weird theater

July 1 - 22, 2018
1.7 miles NW
Summerfest is four innovative and irreverent shows on four weekends at CoHo Theater.

Fourth of July early

July 3, 2018
43 miles south
Food vendors and bars open at 4 p.m., live music is 7 to 11:30 p.m., and the fireworks are at 10 p.m. during July 3rd Fireworks at Oregon Garden in Silverton.

St. Paul Rodeo

July 3 - 7, 2018
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.). Schedule.

Fourth of July at the fort

July 4, 2018
10 miles north
Independence Day At Fort Vancouver has fireworks at 10:05 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and food & drinks, but no alcohol. Free admission.

Fourth of July run

July 4, 2018
13 miles NW
The early morning Foot Traffic Flat on beautiful, flat Sauvie Island is a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K.

Traditional Fourth of July

July 4, 2018
16 miles south
Star Spangled 4th of July includes the national anthem, patriotic speeches, games, a country band, picnic or food for sale, and fireworks at dusk at Willamette Park in West Linn. Bring chairs or a blanket. Free.

Blues festival

July 4 - 7, 2018
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.

Concerts in Albany

July 5 - Aug. 9, 2018
(Thursdays 7 p.m.)
70 miles south
Hear a different artist every week at River Rhythms, with food vendors, children’s crafts, and a beer garden at Monteith Riverpark. No pets. Free.

Beer festival

July 6 - 8, 2018
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.

Bead fair

July 6 - 8, 2018
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.

Concerts in the Park

July 6 - Sept. 7, 2018
(6:30 p.m.)
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. Free.

Movies in the Park

July 6 - Sept. 7, 2018
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.

Steampunk convention

July 7 - 8, 2018
1 mile south
Gear Con includes panel discussions, evening entertainment, workshops, a costume content, and a Saturday cabaret at University Place Hotel for age 14+. The Sunday burlesque show is age 18+.

Lavender festival

July 7 - 8, 2018
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 8, 2018
(7 a.m.)
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.

Concerts in the square

July 10 - Aug. 28, 2018
(Tuesdays 12 to 1 p.m.)
0 miles
Hear concerts at the popular Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Concerts in Newberg

July 10 - Aug. 28, 2018
(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.

Concerts on Main Street

July 11 - Sept. 5, 2018
(Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m.)
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.

Tribute-band concert

July 12 - 14, 2018
23 miles south
Hear 17 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.

Antique and collectibles show

July 13 - 15, 2018
(Friday costs more)
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.

Sports-car races

July 13 - 15, 2018
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 the farm

July 13 - 15, 2018
9.3 miles NE
Gourmet food events at Cowabunga include a Friday dinner (sold out except $300 VIP all-events pass), 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.

Tualatin art fair

July 13 - 15, 2018
12 miles south
ArtSplash is an art show and sale with live music and kids’ art activities (Sat.) at Tualatin Commons. Free.

Alternative music festival

July 13 - 15, 2018
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 14, 2018
(12 to 6 p.m.)
0.9 miles NW
Bastille Day Festival has French food, wine, music, street performers, a costume contest, a waiters’ race, and a marketplace at Jamison Square Park. Free.

Robot Film Festival

July 14, 2018
(4 p.m.)
0.9 miles NW
Robot Film Festival features films about robots, live performances by robot entertainers, and a red-carpet awards ceremony at McMenamins Mission Theater for all ages. (Doors open 3 p.m., short-films shown 4 p.m., cocktail party 6 p.m., award ceremony 8 p.m.)

Float down the river

July 14, 2018
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 beer garden.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 14, 2018
3 miles north
Mississippi Street Fair offers 200 local vendors and craft booths, five stages of entertainment, a kids’ corner, food carts, and a beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Avenue (from Fremont to Skidmore). Free.

Garden tour

July 14, 2018
5 miles NE
Visit 7 gardens, watch seminars, and then attend a reception during Open Day in North Portland. Tickets.

Oregon City festival

July 14, 2018
13 miles SE
The First City Celebration has an art fair, food carts, vendors, live music, and a kids’ zone.

Hood River car show

July 14, 2018
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.

Lavender weekend

July 14 - 15, 2018
Oregon locations
Enjoy the beauty and aroma of lavender fields, and attend special events at farms and nurseries around the state during Oregon Lavender Farm Tour.

Zoo concerts

July 14 - Sept. 7, 2018
3 miles west
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers, and your ticket includes a same-day zoo pass.

Elegant car show

July 15, 2018
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.

Block party

July 17, 2018
(5 to 9 p.m.)
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.

Americana & Bluegrass music festival

July 19 - 22, 2018
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. Children age 10 and younger are free. Camping available. No pets.

Pirate & gypsy festival

July 19 - 22, 2018
81 miles south
Calling all pirates and gypsies to SeaDog Nights and Gypsy Carnival to dance, play, compete, entertain, shop, party, and camp at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon. Bring sunblock, water, and ID, and wear a costume if possible.

Robin Hood Festival

July 20 - 21, 2018
17 miles SW
The Robin Hood Festival has medieval re-enactments, a knighting ceremony, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, archery (July 21 & 22), castle building, 100 craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a kids’ area, and a Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Parade (10 a.m. Saturday). Free.

Country music festival

July 20 - 21, 2018
23 miles south
Hear 13 country bands on two stages at Wild Hare Countryfest for age 21+, with camping available in Canby.

Jazz festival

July 20 - 22, 2018
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.

Movies in the square

July 20 - Aug. 17, 2018
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.

Division/Clinton Street Fair

July 21, 2018
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.

Tea festival

July 21, 2018
2.9 miles west
Tea Fest PDX 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 21, 2018
(3 to 9 p.m.)
2.9 miles NW
Meet 50 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.

Scottish highland games

July 21, 2018
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 21, 2018
17 miles east
Gresham Arts Festival has 170 artists, live music on multiple stages, a paint party, and a children’s village in Gresham. Free.

Kids’ obstacle race

July 21, 2018
19.5 miles SW
Kids 5 to 16 run through mud and over obstacles at Kids Obstacle Challenge at Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center. Parents can race for free.

PDX Pop Now! concert

July 21 - 22, 2018
1.3 miles SE
PDX Pop Now! is a concert by 27 up-and-coming Portland bands with a street fair and food carts at AudioCinema for all ages. Schedule. Free.

Vegan festival

July 21 - 22, 2018
1.9 miles NE
The inaugural Vegan Beer & Food Festival promises food vendors, speakers, local bands, DJ music, and vegan-friendly clothing, skin-care, and artwork at Holladay Park. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Slavic Festival

July 21 - 22, 2018
8.5 miles east
Portland Slavic Festival features art, music, dance, food, soccer, children’s activities, and vendors of Russia, the Ukraine, Serbia, and Armenia at Ventura Park. Free.

Night market in Beaverton

July 21 & Aug. 11, 2018
8.2 miles SW
Beaverton Night Market promises a family-friendly event with 55 vendors of ethnic food and crafts, plus performers from around the world at The Round. Free.

People in the street

July 22, 2018
0 miles
Walk, bike, or roller-skate on miles of streets when most cars are banned for Sunday Parkways on the Green Loop (downtown & inner SE), with activities and music along the way. Free.

Bach festival

July 25 - 27, 2018
39 miles south
Abbey Bach Festival features singers and musicians in the church, a picnic buffet with wine and dessert outdoors, and an evening indoor concert at beautiful Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict.

Motocross Anniversary Race

July 26, 2018
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 26 - 28, 2018
Portland and Vancouver
Three 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.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 26 - 29, 2018
0.5 mile east
Try 80 different craft beers (with cider & wine), eat pub food, and hear live music at Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Children require parents and will enjoy the soda garden. The opening brunch and parade are July 26. No pets.

Car race and show

July 26 - 29, 2018
8 miles north
Watch racers zip around the track in restored cars at Portland Vintage Racing Festival at Portland International Raceway.

County fair

July 26 - 29, 2018
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.

Music festival in Lebanon

July 26 - 29, 2018
81 miles south
Enjoy guitar music, food, and beer at Burgers, Brews, & Guitars Under The Stars at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon, with optional camping. No pets. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Movies on a rooftop

July 26 - Aug. 30, 2018
0.5 miles NW
See films on the rooftop of Hotel deLuxe during Top Down: Rooftop Cinema, with local bands at 8 p.m., 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.

Wine event

July 27 - 29, 2018
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 27 - 29, 2018
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.

Mermaid parade & party

July 28, 2018
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 at 8 p.m. is for age 21+.

Japanese festival

July 28, 2018
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.

Craft market

July 28 - 29, 2018
1.2 miles NW
Renegade Craft Fair offers indie crafts, food trucks, cocktails, and DJ music outside Pure Space. Free.

Basketball tournament

July 28 - 29, 2018
1.5 miles NE
Teams of 3 or 4 people compete for $1000 at Rip City 3-on-3 in the Rose Quarter for age 8+.

Zine festival

July 28 - 29, 2018
7.4 miles SE
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 Wattles Boys & Girls Club. Free.

Steam-engine festival

July 28 - 29 and August 4 - 5, 2018
39 miles south
Watch a parade of vintage tractors, trucks, and automobiles at 1:30 p.m. each day; take train and trolley rides; see steam saw milling, tractor pulling, and machinery demos; and visit a blacksmith, country store, and flea market during Steam-Up in Brooks.

Catholic festival

July 29, 2018
(12 to 5 p.m.)
3.1 miles east
St. Stephen’s Festival includes a bake sale, food, a beer & wine garden, an art show, a craft fair, games for kids, and sacred music at St. Stephen Catholic Church.

Montavilla Street Fair

July 29, 2018
5.1 miles east
Montavilla Street Fair is a neighborhood event with 120 vendors, 3 music stages, and a kids’ area at SE Stark Street (from 76th Ave. to 82nd Ave.). Free.