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

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Portland events July 2019

Inspirational conference

July 1, 2019
(begins June 25)
0.2 miles south
World Domination Summit, founded by the author of The Art of Non-Conformity, is “about unconventional, remarkable people coming together for a weekend of adventure” at Newmark Theatre.

Bach music festival in Eugene

July 1 - 13, 2019
(begins June 28)
112 miles south
Oregon Bach Festival celebrates the music and legacy of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach at 29 performances and events.

Chamber music

July 1 - 28, 2019
(begins June 24)
Portland locations
Hear world-renowned artists at the Summer Festival of Chamber Music Northwest.

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.).

Fourth of July early

July 3, 2019
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.

Fourth of July at the fort

July 4, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 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 [sound in some browsers] features 60 breweries, cideries, and wineries, plus food carts at Fields Neighborhood Park, for age 21+ except Sunday.

Concerts in Albany

July 4 - Aug. 8, 2019
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.

Classical music

July 5 - 14, 2019
(begins June 19)
Portland locations
Hear classical music written by the world’s greatest composers at Oregon Music Festival.

Concerts in the Park

July 5 - 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. Free.

Movies in the Park

July 5 - Sept. 1, 2019
(begins June 21)
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.

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, monthly from June to Septemer.

Steampunk convention

July 6 - 7, 2019
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 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.

Dinner in the country

July 6 - Dec. 14, 2019
(begins May 4)
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.” (This event has sold out in previous years.)

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.

Concerts in the square

July 9 - Aug. 27, 2019
0 miles
Hear concerts at the popular Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Concerts in Newberg

July 9 - 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.

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.

Concerts on Main Street

July 10 - Aug. 28, 2019
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.

Thursday afternoon cruise

July 11 - Sept. 26, 2019
(Thursdays 3:30 p.m.)
0.5 miles east
Enjoy live music, 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.

Tribute-band concert

July 12 - 13, 2019
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.

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 the 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.

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 beer garden.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 13, 2019
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.

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.

Oregon City festival

July 13, 2019
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 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.

Lavender weekend

July 13 - 14, 2019
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.

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.

Run for beer

July 13, 20, 27, 2019
multiple locations each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

Evenings at the zoo

July 16, 2019
3 miles west
Admission to Oregon Zoo is only $5 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.

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. Children age 10 and younger are free. Camping available. No pets.

Robin Hood Festival

July 19 - 20, 2019
17 miles SW
The Robin Hood Festival has medieval re-enactments, a knighting ceremony, Maid Marian and Robin Hood, archery (July 20 & 21), 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 19 - 20, 2019
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 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.

Meet a mermaid

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

Tea festival

July 20, 2019
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 20, 2019
(2 to 8 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.

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 near the river 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 55 vendors of ethnic food and crafts, plus performers from around the world at The Round. Free.

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 170 artists, live music on multiple stages, a paint party, and a children’s village in Gresham. Free.

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
1.3 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. Free.

People in the street

July 21, 2019
Located 8.1 miles east
Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 6.4 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.

Zoo concerts

July 21 - Sept. 7, 2019
(begins June 14)
3 miles west
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers. Your ticket includes a same-day zoo pass.

Bach festival

July 24 - 26, 2019
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.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 24 - 27, 2019
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 24. 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 - 27, 2019
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.

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.

Music festival in Lebanon

July 26 - 27, 2019
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.

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 7 p.m.)
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 at 8 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 for $1000 at Rip City 3-on-3 in the Rose Quarter for age 8+.

Steam-engine festival

July 27 - Aug. 4, 2019
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.

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.

Movies on a rooftop

July 2019
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.

French festival

July 2019
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 2019
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.)

Weird theater

July 2019
1.7 miles NW
Summerfest is four innovative and irreverent shows on four weekends at CoHo Theater.

Catholic festival

July 2019
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.

Slavic Festival

July 2019
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.

Hood River tasting

July 2019
63 miles east
Drive an hour up the Columbia River to family-friendly Kriekfest for “30 sour cherry beers plus cherry ciders, wine, and mead” from two dozen producers in a park.

Astoria Music Festival

July 2019
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.

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