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, which begins and ends at CityFair in Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

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.

See modern homes

June 1, 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.

Sangria party

June 1, 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.

Garden tour

June 1, 2019
(10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
6 miles SW
Visit 8 gardens in Southwest Portland on the Raleigh Park Garden Tour, beginning at Raleigh Park School. Buy tickets online by May 31 at 10 p.m., or in person.

Taste of Tigard

June 1, 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.

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.

Police dogs in action

June 1, 2019
(11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
14.1 miles NW
Family-friendly Washington County K-9 Trials features dogs showing off their skills, plus food and beverages for sale in Hillsboro Stadium. No pets. Free.

River festival in Ridgefield

June 1, 2019
25.6 miles north
Ridgefield Big Paddle has free music, food vendors, and a beer garden at the boat launch (5 Mill Street, Ridgefield WA). A trolley goes to the farmer’s market downtown. Paddle your own kakak, canoe, or paddle board on the river for $5 (9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.), or reserve one for $25 per adult.

Extreme motorsports race

June 1 - 2, 2019
Oregon locations
Oregon Trail Rally begins Friday evening at Portland International Raceway with a rally and driver meet & greet. Dufur and Hood River also host spectator events for this race on gravel logging roads.

Art fair in Wilsonville

June 1 - 2, 2019
18.6 miles south
Wilsonville Festival of Arts features 100 artists exhibiting “visual arts, film, dance, music, literature, and interactive arts,” with live music, food vendors, and kids’ activities in Town Center Park. Free.

Taste of Canby

June 1 - 2, 2019
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
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
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
location varies each month
The untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.

Barbecue on the farm

June 1 - 16, 2019
32 miles south
Enjoy strawberries, craft beer and wine, live music, hayrides, and farm animals at Berries, Brews & BBQs at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul.

Dinner in the country

June 1 - 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.”

Wine tasting

June 2, 2019
1.6 miles NW
Taste wine from 40 Oregon wineries with snacks included and additional food for sale during Crush on Oregon, sponsored by The Oregon Winegrowers Association at Castaway Portland for age 21+.

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.

College art exhibition

June 5 - 7, 2019
8.5 miles SW
Sylvania Creates showcases music, art, writing, and theater created by Portland Community College students and faculty at the Sylvania Campus. 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.

Beer at the zoo

June 7 - 8, 2019
(6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
3 miles west
A ticket to Zoo Brew includes 10 drink tokens, live music, zookeeper talks, lawn games, and animal meet & greets at the Oregon Zoo for age 21+.

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.

Beer week

June 7 - 16, 2019
Portland locations
Bars and breweries host a dozen beer-tasting and food-pairing events during Portland Beer Week.

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.

Comics market

June 8, 2019
(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 multiple times per year.

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.

Silent films by kids

June 9, 2019
(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.

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.

Berry festival

June 14 - 16, 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).

Zoo concerts

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

Free choral concerts

June 15, 2019
0.1 mile west
Hear 15 choruses perform at the Gala & Grand Concert, with food, wine, and beer for sale and a silent auction at Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom. Free.

Beer with cheese

June 15, 2019
(1 to 4 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+.

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 7 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
(1 p.m.)
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
(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.

Food tasting

June 20, 2019
(5 to 7:30 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.

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.

Lake Oswego arts festival

June 21 - 23, 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.

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.

Movies in the Park

June 21 - 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.

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
(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.

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.

Kite festival

June 22 - 23, 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.

Classical music

June 22 - July 14, 2019
Portland locations
Hear classical music written by the world’s greatest composers at Oregon Music Festival.

Hawaiian luau at the beach

June 23, 2019
(12 to 8 p.m.)
83 miles west
“We'll roast a full pig on the beach and show you how to make poke, poi, and mac salad the traditional way” at the Lau at Cape Lookout State Park near Tillamook to support charity. Children 12 and younger are free.

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+.

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.

Innovative variety show

June 28 - 30, 2019
1.6 miles NE
Risk/Reward Festival is a micro-festival of 20-minute live dance, theater, and music performances by six artists at Imago Theatre.

Hawaiian festival

June 28 - 30, 2019
38.1 miles north
Kalama Heritage Festival celebrates the culture of “South Pacific Basin communities” with Hawaiian music, dance, craft vendors, workshops, and food trucks at Port of Kalama Marine Park on the Columbia River.

International festival

June 28 - 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.

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 35 performances and events.

Weird homes

June 29, 2019
Portland, Hillsboro & West Linn
Go inside eight “wacky and wonderful houses and meet their equally wacky and wonderful owners” on the self-guided Weird Homes Tour. Children age 13 and younger are free.

Naked bike ride

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

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.

Small-town wine tasting

June 29, 2019
(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 children’s area. Children with adults are free.

Hood River tasting

June 29, 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.

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.

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.

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