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

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Portland events June 2019

Starlight Parade & Run

June 1, 2019
0.7 miles NW
Join 325,000 spectators at the 8:30 p.m. Starlight Parade, or wear a costume and run past them in the 7:45 p.m. Starlight Run 5K that begins at Lincoln High School track.

Buddhist festival

June 1, 2019
1.7 miles SE
Hear 108 bells ring to open the Portland Buddhist Festival, which has workshops, speakers, singing, dance, and children’s activities at Colonel Summers Park. Free.

Kids’ run

June 1, 2019
13.4 miles south
The Blender Dash for children from 6 to 9 and 10 to 15 years old includes colored cornstarch, obstacles, mud, foam, and an optional area with zombies at Tualatin Community Park, rain or shine. Register by May 30.

Fruit beer festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 31)
1.3 miles NE
Buy a ticket to try two dozen fantastically fruity beers and ciders outdoors at Portland Fruit Beer Festival, which also has food vendors at 7th Avenue & E. Burnside Street.

Taste of Canby

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 31)
25 miles south
Buy samples of wine, beer, and food; hear live music; and shop from vendors at Canby Wine, Food & Brew. Children age 15 and younger are free.

Festival of Flowers

June 1 - 4, 2019
(begin May 22)
0 miles
See a giant design made from 20,000 flowers during Festival of Flowers in Pioneer Courthouse Square, with live music at noon on some days, followed by a flower sale.

CityFair & fireworks

June 1 - 9, 2019
(begins May 24)
0.5 mile east
CityFair has fireworks on opening night (May 24), carnival rides, exhibits, beer, a food fair, and music concerts at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. (Closed May 28 to 30, and June 3 to 6, 2019.)

Run for beer

June 1, 15, 29, 2019
multiple locations each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

Dinner in the country

June 1 - December 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.)

Children’s parade

June 5, 2019
4.5 miles NE
The Junior Parade has 32 bands, mascots like Fred Bear, kids in animal costumes, and decorated bicycles at NE Sandy and 52nd in the Hollywood District. Free.

Horror films

June 5 - 8, 2019
4 miles NE
Portland Horror Film Festival screens “international independent short and feature length horror films” and has Q&A sessions with directors at Hollywood Theatre.

Tour military ships

June 5 - 9, 2019
0.5 mile east
Tour military vessels at Tom McCall Waterfront Park during Fleet Week. See schedule. Free.

Rose show

June 6 - 7, 2019
3 miles NE
The Portland Rose Society’s Spring Rose Show at the Lloyd Center Mall is billed as America’s largest and longest-running rose show. Held in June & September. Free.

Cannabis convention

June 7 - 8, 2019
7 miles north
Oregon Hemp Convention has 100 vendors plus presentations on marijuana at Portland Expo Center.

Beer & wine festival

June 7 - 9, 2019
9 miles north
The Craft Beer & Wine Fest features 100 wines, 50 craft beers, bourbon, food for sale, live music, and vendors at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA.

Floral parade & walk

June 8, 2019
1.5 miles NE
The 10 a.m. Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade has floral floats, marching bands, and optional indoor seating where it begins in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. To participate in the parade, register for the 9:30 a.m. Grand Floral Walk of four miles.

Underground art show

June 8, 2019
(8 p.m.)
3.2 miles east
The Portland Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition by 60 artists, with free pancakes, DJ music, live body painting, and a bar at Hawthorne Theatre for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.

Scandinavian festival

June 8, 2019
6 miles SE
Celebrate summer solstice with games, traditional dancing, Scandinavian crafts, food, a beer garden, and a 2 p.m. Maypole ceremony and dance at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park.

Car show

June 8, 2019
17 miles SW
See 500 hot rods, classics, collector & custom cars, a burnout contest, vendors, a kids’ zone, and a beer garden with live music at Cruisin’ Sherwood.

Sandcastles at the beach

June 8, 2019
79 miles NW
See dozens of elaborate creations on the Pacific coast at the Sandcastle Contest in Cannon Beach, followed by live music at 7 p.m. and a bonfire at 8 p.m. Free.

Dragon boat races

June 8 - 9, 2019
0.5 mile SE
Watch 80 teams compete in a series of races on the Willamette River at Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race at Tom McCall Waterfront Park near the Hawthorne Bridge. Free.

Track meet

June 8 - 9, 2019
7 miles south
Portland Track Festival is a high-performance track-and-field meet for athletes preparing for the summer championship season, at Lewis & Clark College.

Renaissance fair

June 8 - 9 and 15 - 16, 2019
21.2 miles south
Mingle with medieval knights, jesters, peasants, and artisans at the Oregon Renaissance Faire in Canby.

Used book fair

June 14 - 15, 2019
2 miles NE
Browse books from 60 independent booksellers at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair at DoubleTree Hotel.

Indian powwow

June 14 - 16, 2019
7 miles north
Delta Park Powwow features competition dancing, drumming, art and craft vendors, fry bread, food booths, and games at Delta Park East. No pets. Free.

Zoo concerts

June 14 - Aug. 16, 2019
3 miles west
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers, and your ticket includes a same-day zoo pass.

Free choral concerts

June 15, 2019
2.3 miles NW
Hear 15 choruses perform at the Gala & Grand Concert, with food, wine, and beer for sale and a silent auction at 2139 N. Kerby Avenue. Free.

Run in your underwear

June 15, 2019
3.8 miles south
Portland Undy Run/Walk is a family and pet friendly 5K and 1-mile event for charity at Willamette Park.

Juneteenth parade & festival

June 15, 2019
5.7 miles NE
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of slaves with an 11 a.m. parade that begins at Safeway (5920 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) and goes down MLK Boulevard to a festival at N. Williams Avenue & N. Russell Street, which lasts from noon to 6 p.m. Free.

Father’s Day run

June 15, 2019
9.1 miles NE
The family-friendly Grateful Dad Half Marathon and 10K/5K/kid-run begin at Kliever Memorial Armory and go along the Columbia River, followed by a breakfast and a beer garden with Grateful Dead music.


June 15 - 16, 2019
0.2 miles south
The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre showcases its best aspiring dancers at its School Performance at Newmark Theatre.

Pride festival & parade

June 15 - 16, 2019
0.5 mile east
Portland Pride Festival includes food vendors and exhibitors both days at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The free Portland Pride Parade begins 11 a.m. Sunday in the North Park Blocks and ends at the festival.

Father’s Day cruise

June 16, 2019
two locations
Board a Portland Spirit river cruise for brunch, dinner, or just views in Portland or Cascade Locks in the gorge.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 16, 2019
Portland area
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Jewish film festival

June 16 - 30, 2019
0.3 miles SW
Portland Jewish Film Festival celebrates Jewish history, culture, and identity at the Portland Art Museum.

Evenings at the zoo

June 18, 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.

Classical music

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

Sun festival

June 20 - 23, 2019
43 miles NW
SunFest Summer celebrates the longest day of the year with workshops, drumming, rituals, and dancing around the fire near Vernonia. No pets.

Oregon Cider Week

June 20 - 30, 2019
Greater Portland
Choose from dozens of tasting events and happy hours all around the city during Oregon Cider Week.

Cider tasting

June 21 - 22, 2019
1.1 miles north
Cider Summit Portland features 150 ciders, local food vendors, and live music at The Fields Park in the Pearl District for age 21+.

Festival in the Gorge

June 21 - 22, 2019
45.4 miles east
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival features locally made beer and wine, live music, and great scenery in Stevenson, WA for age 21+. Friday evening is free.

Multi-cultural festival

June 21 - 23, 2019
3.9 miles NE
Good in the Hood Festival has live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine garden at King School Park. A parade is Saturday at 11 a.m. Free.

Hot-air balloon festival

June 21 - 23, 2019
13 miles SW
The Festival of Balloons has balloon launches to watch (5:45 to 6:15 a.m.), glowing balloons Fri. & Sat. at dusk, a craft show, a carnival, vendors, food, a beer garden, a soccer tournament, a Saturday 5K run, and a Sunday car show at Cook Park in Tigard.

Sing along

June 22, 2019
(7 to 9 p.m.)
0 miles
Sing along with popular singing groups at Singin’ in the Square at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

Family party

June 22, 2019
6 miles SE
Celebrate the City offers music, dance, stories, and family activities at Oaks Amusement Park. Free.

Parkrose festival

June 22, 2019
9.3 miles NE
Taste of Parkrose has running events, arts & crafts, live music, a kids’ area, food vendors, BBQ samples, and a beer garden at Rossi Farms. Free.

Gourmet bike ride

June 22, 2019
43 miles south
Petal Pedal is a scenic bicycle ride of 30 to 100 miles from Silverton with meals and full support.

Geeky art fair

June 22 - 23, 2019
1.5 miles NE
GeekCraft Expo is a curated market of handmade “things to complement your geeky lifestyle” at Oregon Convention Center. Free.

Chamber music

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

Inspirational conference

June 25 - July 1, 2019
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.

Sake festival

June 26, 2019
1.5 miles NE
Taste samples of sake, plum wine, and beer paired with food at Sake Fest PDX at the Oregon Convention Center for age 21+.

Festival in Sherwood

June 28 - 29, 2019
17.5 miles SW
Sherwood Wine Festival & Artisans Fair features 18 wineries and breweries, food carts, and a live band in a ticketed area for age 21+. Saturday adds a free area for all ages with art vendors and another music stage.

Innovative variety show

June 28 - 30, 2019
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.

International beer festival

June 28 - 30, 2019
0.5 miles north
Enjoy 200 world-class beers, including the rare and exotic, as you stroll around the park listening to music at Portland International Beerfest at North Park Blocks.

Native festival

June 28 - 30, 2019
38.1 miles north
Kalama Heritage Festival “celebrates the blended cultures of Hawaiian and Native Americans” with Hawaiian music, dance, craft vendors, workshops, and food trucks at Port of Kalama Marine Park on the Columbia River. Ticketed Saturday Luau dinner show.

Bach music festival in Eugene

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

Obstacle race

June 29, 2019
7 miles north
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 25 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Portland International Raceway.

Naked bike ride

June 29, 2019
7.9 miles NW
Thousands participate in World Naked Bike Ride to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity, gathering in Cathedral Park at 8 p.m. for a 9 p.m. ride.

Lavender festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
20 miles SE
Clackamas County Lavender Festival has vendors, live music, lavender ice cream & lemonade, and U-pick lavender at Oregon Lavender Farm in Oregon City. No pets.

International festival

June 29 - 30, 2019
47 miles south
Billed as Oregon’s largest multicultural event, World Beat Festival has ethnic foods, crafts, demonstrations, performances, parades, children’s activities, a beer & wine garden, and dragon boat races in Salem. Donation.

People in the street

June 30, 2019
Located 4 miles north
Walk, bike or roller-skate on 9.5 miles of streets when most cars are banned for North Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities & music. Free.

Beer week

June 2019
Portland locations
Bars and breweries host a dozen beer-tasting and food-pairing events during Portland Beer Week.

Yoga day

June 2019
0 miles
Family-friendly International Day of Yoga has classes, demonstrations, vendor booths, and live music at Pioneer Courthouse Square. A “pause for peace” is held from 12:15 to 12:20 p.m. Free.

Swedish films

June 2019
0.3 miles SW
See 17 dramatic films by Sweden’s most famous director, including new digital restorations, during Ingmar Bergman: A Centenary Celebration at the Portland Art Museum.

Food tasting

June 2019
1 mile north
Sample innovative food products from vendors who are graduates of the “Getting Your Recipe to Market” program at Time to Market Showcase at the Food Innovation Center of OSU. Free.

Psychedelic ‘60s concert

June 2019
1 mile NW
Hear 18 bands play 1960s music with a focus on psych and garage during Nuggets Night at McMenamins Mission Theater for age 21+ to benefit charity.

Fake wedding

June 2019
1.3 miles east
Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, have a drink and appetizers (included), and dance at a reception while you check out wedding vendors in action at the The Big Fake Wedding Portland at Union/Pine.

Belgian beer festival

June 2019
1.7 miles north
Sample 75 Belgian-style beers, vote for your favorites, and buy food at Cheers to Belgian Beers at The North Warehouse for age 21+.

Weird theater

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

Beer & cider tasting

June 2019
2 miles north
A ticket to Snakebite Showdown allows you to taste six samples of beer and cider mixtures from 17 local producers at Widmer Brothers Pub for age 21+.

Beer with cheese

June 2019
2.2 miles NE
Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Culmination Brewing for age 21+.

See modern homes

June 2019
multiple locations
Portland Modern Home Tour is a drive-yourself visit to seven houses in the greater Portland area, plus an after-party from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Comics market

June 2019
3.6 miles east
Browse comic books, toys, cards, buttons, and posters at Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Held multiple times per year.

Lake Oswego arts festival

June 2019
8 miles south
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is a juried craft fair with 110 booths, a music stage, food court, and wine & beer pavilion at Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park. Donation. Parking.

Mountain bike festival

June 2019
8 miles NE
Gateway Green MTB Festival features riding, food and drinks, coaching for adults & youth, test rides, kids’ races, single track, skills courses, a pump track, and an advanced jump line at Gateway Green Park. Free.

Taste of Tigard

June 2019
10 miles SW
Buy food & beverages from local vendors at the Taste of Tigard. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Free entry.

Police dogs in action

June 2019
18.5 miles west
Family-friendly Washington County K-9 Trials features dogs showing off their skills, plus food and beverages for sale at Hare Field in Hillsboro. No pets. Free.

Small-town wine tasting

June 2019
29 miles SE
Estacada Uncorked promises “local farm to table food, local wine, microbrews, hard ciders, mead, Soju apple wine, and hand-crafted products” plus a children’s area. Children with adults are free.

Kite festival

June 2019
90 miles SW
Both days of the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival include a kite-making workshop, a kids’ parade, and a professional kite-flying show at the beach. Repeats in Oct. Free.

Astoria Music Festival

June 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.

Berry festival

June 2019
15 miles south
The Berry Festival at Lee Farms features food (berries, pies, shortcake, milkshakes), farm animals, and kids’ activities that require tickets (bounce pillow, hay maze, hayride, slide, barrel wagon ride).

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