Portland events, festivals, things to do – June 2018

June 2018
best events in Portland

Canby taste

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, carnival rides, exhibits, beer, a food fair, and live music on the second weekend at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. No pets. Dates in 2018: May 25 - 28, June 1 - 3 and 8 - 10.

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 Starlight Run 5K that begins at Lincoln High School track.

Buddhist festival

June 2, 2018

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

Police dogs in action

June 2, 2018

14 miles NW

Family-friendly Washington County K-9 Trials and Safety Fair features a safety fair from 9 a.m to 2 p.m., dogs showing off their skills from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and food and beverages for sale at Hillsboro Stadium. No pets. Free.

Children’s parade

June 6, 2018

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.

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.

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.

Beer & food pairings

June 14, 2018

43 miles south

Enjoy six courses of small plates paired with six beers from local breweries at Brewer’s Tasting 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.

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 Brewfest at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. Camping available.

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.

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.

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.

Doctors playing music

June 21, 2018

0.6 miles NW

Hear three bands competing to win the Battle of the Doctor Bands at Lola’s Room.

Sun festival

June 21 - 24, 2018

43 miles NW

SunFest Summer Solstice Festival 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

2 miles north

Good in the Hood Festival has live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine garden at Lillis Albina Park. A parade begins on Saturday at 11 a.m. at King Elementary School and ends at the festival. 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.

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.

Lavendar 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.

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.

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.

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+.

Wine tasting in Sherwood

June 29 - 30, 2018

17.5 miles SW

Sherwood Wine Festival features 12 wineries, two breweries, restaurant food, and live music in a tent.

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.

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.

Jewish film festival

June 2018 (undated)

0.3 miles SW

Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity worldwide at the Portland Art Museum.

Dragon boat races

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Innovative show

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Food tasting

June 2018 (undated)

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 (undated)

1.1 miles east

Taste fine cheese paired with local beers at Portland Beer and Cheese Fest at Wayfinder Beer.

Belgian beer festival

June 2018 (undated)

1.7 miles north

Try Belgian offerings from 50 breweries, vote for your favorites, and buy food at Cheers to Belgian Beers at The North Warehouse for age 21+.

Weird theater

June 2018 (undated)

1.7 miles NW

Summerfest is five innovative and irreverent shows on five weekends at CoHo Theater.

Make Portland better

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Steampunk convention

June 2018 (undated)

1.8 miles NE

Gear Con includes panel discussions, evening entertainment, workshops, a costume content, a Friday burlesque show, and a Saturday cabaret at DoubleTree by Hilton. Some events are age 18+.

Run in your underwear

June 2018 (undated)

2.4 miles south

Portland Undy Run/Walk is a family and pet friendly 5K and 1-mile event for charity at the Old Spaghetti Factory on Bancroft Street.

See modern homes

June 2018 (undated)

multiple locations

Modern Home Tours is a drive-yourself visit to seven houses in the greater Portland area, including a houseboat. Tickets are $35 in advance.

Organic beer festival

June 2018 (undated)

3 miles north

Enjoy organic beer, cider, and mead at BrewFest in the Park, which has food carts, vendors, and a children’s area at Overlook Park. Minors are free with their parents.

Zoo concerts

June 2018 (undated)

3 miles west

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers, and your ticket includes a same-day zoo pass.

Sangria party

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Short film winners

June 2018 (undated)

4 miles NE

The 48 Hour Film Project gives teams 2 days to make short films. See the best results at Hollywood Theatre.

Cannabis event

June 2018 (undated)

5.3 miles south

Although the theme is marijuana, none is allowed at The 420 Games, which has a 4.2-mile walk/run, beer tasting, music, comedy, speakers, and exhibitors at Sellwood Waterfront Park.

Naked bike ride

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Cannabis convention

June 2018 (undated)

7 miles north

Oregon Hemp Convention has 100 vendors plus presentations on marijuana at Portland Expo Center.

Taste of Tigard

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Family day on the farm

June 2018 (undated)

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 (undated)

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.

Small-town wine tasting

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Kids’ rodeo

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Gourmet bike ride

June 2018 (undated)

43 miles south

Petal Pedal is a scenic bicycle ride of 30 to 100 miles from Silverton with meals and full support.

Windsurfing festival

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Astoria Music Festival

June 2018 (undated)

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.

Outdoor electronic music festival

June 2018 (undated)

109 miles east

In addition to music, What the Festival offers the charms of a “summer camp for adults” with tents, bathing suits, a giant wading pool, beautiful views, spiritual gatherings, and a friendly Portland vibe on a ranch in Dufur for age 18+.

Berry festival

June 2018 (undated)

15 miles south

The Strawberry 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).

Father’s Day tasting

June 2018 (undated)

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.