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

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Portland events June 2018

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 see vendors at Canby Wine, Food & Brew.

CityFair & fireworks

June 1 - 3 and 8 - 10, 2018
(begins May 25)
0.5 mile east
CityFair has fireworks on May 25 at 9:45 p.m., carnival rides, exhibits, beer, and a food fair at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Music concerts June 1-3. 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. Free.

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 at noon to open the Portland Buddhist Festival, which has workshops, speakers, singing, dance, and a kids’ area at Colonel Summers Park. Free.

See modern homes

June 2, 2018
multiple locations
Portland Modern Home Tours is a drive-yourself visit to seven houses in the greater Portland area, including a houseboat.

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 color, mud, foam, obstacles (and zombies for older kids) at Tualatin Community Park.

Kids’ rodeo

June 2 - 3, 2018
30 miles SW
Watch children perform barrel racing, goat tying, bareback and saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, calf riding, and more 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.

Tour military ships

June 6 - 10, 2018
0.5 mile east
Tour military vessels at Tom McCall Waterfront Park during Fleet Week. See schedule. 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.

Flower 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.

Beer week

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

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 at 7th Avenue & E. Burnside Street.

Beer & wine festival

June 8 - 10, 2018
9 miles north
The Craft Beer & Wine Fest of Vancouver features 120 wines, 50 craft beers, 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 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.

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 raising followed by dancing 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. 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 explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity worldwide at the Portland Art Museum.

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 Brewer’s Dinner at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Used book fair

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

Indian powwow

June 15 - 17, 2018
7 miles north
City of Roses 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 (pies, shortcake, milkshakes), farm animals, and kids’ activities that require a wristband (bounce pillow, hay maze, hayride, slide, barrel wagon ride).

Beer in the garden

June 15 - 17, 2018
43 miles south
Try beer from 60 breweries, enjoy good food, and hear live music on Father’s Day weekend at Oregon Garden BrewCamp at the Oregon Garden in Silverton for all ages. Camping available.

Astoria Music Festival

June 15 - 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.

Free choral concerts

June 16, 2018
2.3 miles NW
Hear 15 choruses perform at the Gala Grand Concert, with wine and beer for sale and a silent auction in The Atrium at Montgomery Park. 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.

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
10 miles SW
Buy a tasting “passport” in advance or simply buy from local food and beverage vendors at the Taste of Tigard at 12345 SW Main Street in Tigard. The live music begins at noon. 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. Portland Pride Parade begins 11 a.m. Sunday at NW Park Avenue & W. Burnside Street (map). Free.

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.

Classical music

June 18 - July 14, 2018
Portland locations
Hear classical music written by the world’s greatest composers at Oregon Music Festival.

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.

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 in Lake Oswego. Donation. Parking.

Hot-air balloon festival

June 22 - 24, 2018
13 miles SW
The Festival of Balloons has balloon launches at 5:45 a.m., glowing balloons Fri. & Sat. at dusk, a craft show, carnival, vendors, food, soccer tournament, beer garden, and a Sunday car show at Cook Park in Tigard.

Naked bike ride

June 23, 2018
6.1 miles NE
Thousands participate in World Naked Bike Ride to promote bicycling, safe streets, and body positivity, gathering at Fernhill 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.

Kite festival

June 23 - 24, 2018
90 miles SW
Both days of the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival include a kite-making workshop, kids’ parade, and professional shows at the beach. Repeats in Oct. Free.

Zoo concerts

June 14 - Aug. 26, 2018
3 miles west
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers, and your ticket includes a same-day zoo pass.

People in the street

June 24, 2018
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.


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+. Optional tasting ticket for 10 three-ounce samples.

Sake festival

June 27, 2018
1.5 miles NE
Try 140 samples of sake, plum wine, and beer paired with food at Sake Fest PDX at the Oregon Convention Center.

Weird theater

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

Cider tasting

June 29 - 30, 2018
1.1 miles north
Sample artisanal ciders from the NW and around the world, buy food, and hear live music at Fields Neighborhood Park during Cider Summit Portland for age 21+.

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.

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.

Beer & music festival

June 30, 2018
0.5 miles NW
Portland Beer and Music Festival promises unlimited samples of 50 craft beers, wines, and spirits, with food vendors, a DJ stage, and a live music stage indoors at the Tiffany Center.

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. 5o 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 kids’ area.

Wine & jazz festival

June 30, 2018
48 miles south
Meet local winemakers, sample wine, and hear jazz as you stroll the gardens during Deepwood Wine & Jazz Fest at Deepwood Museum & Gardens in Salem.

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. Donation.

Food tasting

June 2018
1 mile north
Sample food from 50 innovative vendors who are graduates of the “Getting Your Recipe to Market” program at Time to Market Trade Show at the Food Innovation Center of OSU.

Beer with cheese

June 2018
1.1 miles east
Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Wayfinder Beer.

Make Portland better

June 2018
1.8 miles east
Change Makers Seeking a Better Future is a “festive night of conversation, activism, food, and drink” with progressive panelists, music by Redray Frazier and his band, complimentary food, and a drink organized by Speak Up / Act Up at Revolution Hall. Free.

Sangria party

June 2018
4 miles SE
Enjoy a tasty drink made with wine and fruit, plus wine tasting, light appetizers, and live music at the Summer Sangria Party at Hip Chicks do Wine.

Family day on the farm

June 2018
10.8 miles SE
Family Fun Day on the Farm has games, crafts, farm tours, food and drinks, and a plant sale at the farm behind Candy Lane Elementary in Milwaukie. Free.

Medieval fair

June 2018
25 miles west
Enjoy heavy armored combat, strolling musicians, singers, dancers, storytelling, juggling, medieval cooking, merchants, and demos of book binding and leather working at Faire In The Grove on the lawn at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Free.

Windsurfing festival

June 2018
63 miles NE
Watch windsurfing demonstrations and races, check out gear, play games, hear live music, eat, and drink at the Beach Party at Hood River Event Site.

Father’s Day tasting

June 2018
48 miles south
Taste a flight of beer (or tea) at the Father’s Day Pub Tea, which has pub food for sale and includes a free tour of Deepwood Museum & Gardens in Salem.