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

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Portland events June 2018

Psychedelic ‘60s concert

June 1 - 2, 2018
(8 p.m.)
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.

Belgian beer festival

June 1 - 2, 2018
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+.

Taste of Canby

June 1 - 3, 2018
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.

CityFair & fireworks

June 1 - 3 and 8 - 10, 2018
0.5 mile east
CityFair has fireworks on May 25 at 9:50 p.m., carnival rides, exhibits, beer, a food fair, and music concerts at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. Dates in 2018: May 25 - 28, June 1 - 3 and 8 - 10.

Festival of Flowers

June 1 - 12, 2018
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. Flowers go on sale June 13 - 15. Free.

Swedish films

June 1 - July 22, 2018
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.

Starlight Parade & Run

June 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
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.

See modern homes

June 2, 2018
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.

Mountain bike festival

June 2, 2018
(10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
8 miles NE
Gateway Green MTB Festival features riding, food and drinks, coaching for adults & youth, test rides, kids’ races, singletrack, skills courses, a pump track, and an advanced jump line at Gateway Green Park. Free.

Kids’ run

June 2, 2018
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.

Kids’ rodeo

June 2 - 3, 2018
30 miles SW
Watch children perform barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, break away roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding at the Youth Rodeo. Free.

Children’s parade

June 6, 2018
(1 p.m.)
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.

Fake wedding

June 7, 2018
(7 p.m.)
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.

Silent films by kids

June 7, 2018
(7 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Watch the best silent films made by kids up to age 20 accompanied by live music at the International Youth Silent Film Festival Awards at Hollywood Theatre. Student admission is free.

Rose show

June 7 - 8, 2018
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.

Beer week

June 7 - 17, 2018
Portland locations
Bars and breweries host a dozen beer-tasting and food-pairing events during Portland Beer Week.

Tour military ships

June 8 - 10, 2018
0.5 mile east
Tour military vessels at Tom McCall Waterfront Park during Fleet Week. See schedule. Free.

Fruit beer festival

June 8 - 10, 2018
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.

Beer & wine festival

June 8 - 10, 2018
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.

Adult party at OMSI

June 9, 2018
(7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
1.2 miles SE
Enjoy samples of tequila from distilleries with sweet and spicy appetizers at Tapas & Tequila, and visit the exhibits in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) for age 21+.

Floral parade & walk

June 9, 2018
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.

Comics market

June 9, 2018
(12 to 6 p.m.)
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 in March, June, and November.

Scandinavian festival

June 9, 2018
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 9, 2018
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 9, 2018
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 9 - 10, 2018
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 9 - 10, 2018
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 9 - 10 and 16 - 17, 2018
21.2 miles south
Mingle with medieval knights, jesters, peasants, and artisans at the Oregon Renaissance Faire in Canby.

Jewish film festival

June 10 - 24, 2018
0.3 miles SW
Portland Jewish Film Festival celebrates Jewish history, culture, and identity at the Portland Art Museum.

Horror films

June 13 - 16, 2018
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.

Food tasting

June 14, 2018
(4:30 to 8 p.m.)
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.

Beer & food pairings

June 14, 2018
(7 p.m.)
43 miles south
Enjoy six courses of small plates paired with six beers from local breweries at the $75 Brewer’s Dinner at Oregon Garden in Silverton for age 21+.

Zoo concerts

June 14 - Sept. 12, 2018
3 miles west
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers, and your ticket includes a same-day zoo pass. Lineup.

Used book fair

June 15 - 16, 2018
2 miles NE
Browse books from 60 independent booksellers at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair at DoubleTree Hotel.

Indian powwow

June 15 - 17, 2018
7 miles north
Delta Park Powwow & Encampment features competition dancing, drumming, art and craft vendors, fry bread, food booths, and games at Delta Park East. No pets. Free.

Berry festival

June 15 - 17, 2018
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).

Astoria Music Festival

June 15 - July 1, 2018
(preview June 14)
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.

Beer & cider tasting

June 16, 2018
(1 p.m.)
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 16, 2018
(12 to 3 p.m.)
2.2 miles NE
Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Culmination Brewing for age 21+.

Free choral concerts

June 16, 2018
(doors 1 p.m., show 2 p.m.)
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 16, 2018
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 16, 2018
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.

Family party

June 16, 2018
(10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
6 miles SE
Celebrate the City offers music, dance, stories, and family activities at Oaks Amusement Park. Free.

Father’s Day run

June 16, 2018
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.

Taste of Tigard

June 16, 2018
(11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
10 miles SW
Buy food & beverages from local vendors at the Taste of Tigard. Live music begins at 11:30 a.m. Free entry.

Pride festival & parade

June 16 - 17, 2018
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 at NW Park Avenue & W. Burnside Street (map).

Father’s Day cruise

June 17, 2018
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 17, 2018
Portland area
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Yoga day

June 21, 2018
(9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
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.

Sun festival

June 21 - 24, 2018
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 21 - July 1, 2018
Greater Portland
Choose from dozens of tasting events and happy hours all around the city during Oregon Cider Week.

Festival in the Gorge

June 22 - 23, 2018
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.

International beer festival

June 22 - 24, 2018
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.

Multi-cultural festival

June 22 - 24, 2018
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.

Lake Oswego arts festival

June 22 - 24, 2018
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.

Hot-air balloon festival

June 22 - 24, 2018
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.

Naked bike ride

June 23, 2018
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.

Parkrose festival

June 23, 2018
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 23, 2018
43 miles south
Petal Pedal is a scenic bicycle ride of 30 to 100 miles from Silverton with meals and full support.

Lavender festival

June 23 - 24, 2018
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.

Kite festival

June 23 - 24, 2018
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.

Classical music

June 23 - July 14, 2018
Portland locations
Hear classical music written by the world’s greatest composers at Oregon Music Festival.

People in the street

June 24, 2018
(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
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.

Chamber music

June 25 - July 29, 2018
Portland locations
Hear world-renowned artists at the Summer Festival of Chamber Music Northwest. Repeats in Jan.

Inspirational conference

June 26 - July 2, 2018
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.

Adult party at the science museum

June 27, 2018
(7 to 11 p.m.)
1.2 miles SE
Ciderfest promises “food, drink, and science fun” at The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) for age 21+. Tickets are available either with or without cider.

Sake festival

June 27, 2018
(6:30 p.m.)
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+.

Weird theater

June 28 - July 22, 2018
1.7 miles NW
Summerfest is four innovative and irreverent shows on four weekends at CoHo Theater.

Cider tasting

June 29 - 30, 2018
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 Sherwood

June 29 - 30, 2018
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 29 - 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.

Native festival

June 29 - July 1, 2018
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 29 - July 14, 2018
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 30, 2018
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.

Police dogs in action

June 30, 2018
(11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
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 30, 2018
(3 to 8 p.m.)
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 childen’s area. Children with adults are free.

International festival

June 30 - July 1, 2018
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. Program brochure. Donation.