Portland Oregon Events
So, whether it’s an event or festival down on the waterfront, a show at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Portland Symphony or Ballet, or the Portland Rose Festival, come check the events calendar and find out what is going on in the Rose City.
Looking for the freshest things to do in Portland? Join our online Portland social network and you’ll get the weekly Portland events rundown posted on the blog each weekend so you’ll always know what’s going on in Portland. Also visit our Portland Music Venues page if you are looking for clubs with Portland live music.
If you’re visiting Portland, don’t miss our Portland Attractions page for a huge list of local attractions and even more things to do.
Our mainstream Portland events venues are listed below, be sure to check the calendar for more local and community events.
Upcoming Portland Events
- Santa Brunch with Live Music @ Bluehour | Featuring Holly Resnick Singing Holiday/Christmas Favorites
December 8 @ Bluehour – Bluehour’s Annual Santa Brunch. This year Mr. Kringle is joined by Holly Resnick belting out the Holiday tunes.
- Drag Queen Brunch @ 23 Hoyt | Holiday Come Back, Christmas Favorites, Dancing, Acrobatics & More!
December 8 @ 23Hoyt – Drag Brunch makes its holiday come back, sashaying away the chilly weather and heating up the stage with songs, dancing and acrobatics like you have never seen before!
- 2019 Portland MultiPOP Holiday Market @ Artifact: Creative Recycle | Live Music, Curated Goods, Body Care, Candles, Clothing, Food, Vegan Treats & More!
December 14 @ Artifact: Creative Recycle – Get a jump start on your holiday shopping by supporting over a dozen BIPoC makers & vendors showcasing: body care products, candles, artisanal food, textiles, vegan bakery treats, vintage clothing, handmade jewelry + more!
- Portland In the News: No More Change of Address Stickers; Portland Loves the Cinnamon Bear; 170 Years of Oregon History in Video & Images & More! | December 5, 2019
Hallelujah, Oregon will no longer require address change stickers on drivers licenses, a change that will save the state an estimated $550,000 a year. The Oregon Historical Society has a massive vault filled with 170 years of Oregon history, including original footage of Bobbie the Wonderdog and tons of tapes on the rise and fall
- 2020 New Year’s Day Walking Tour of Portland’s Sinful Past: Shanghaiers, Saloons and Skullduggery | Downtown Portland, w/ Kick A** Oregon History Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin
January 1 in Downtown Portland – Join Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin as we visit locations of famous saloons, bars and bordellos, card rooms and gambling dens, some of which are still in operation today! The tour will “end” outside of Mary’s Club, one of Portland’s most hallowed strip clubs*. At the conclusion of the tour, you
- MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,200+): Portland Scanfair Market, Holiday Marketplaces, Charlie Brown Christmas, The Dandy Warhols & More! | December 5-8, 2019
The Weekend is here, Portland! Grab some huge savings on fine knives & tools at KAI USA Warehouse Sale. America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar continues this weekend. Try some wine at Hip Chicks Do Wine’s Holiday Market and try some locally made food & drink at Eat Oregon Now Marketplace. And Patrick Lamb brings Charlie Brown
- Win Portland Tickets ($1,200+): New Year’s Eve, Grace Potter, Portland Cello Project, Back Fence PDX Russian Roulette & More!
Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including The Bell Ringer, The Infamous Stringdusters, New Year’s Eve & more!
- 2019 PDXWIT Celebration + Awards Ceremony Women + Tech Holiday Party @ Bumped | Celebrating Community, Networking
December 11 @ Bumped – 019 has been another big year for the PDXWIT and we are thrilled to come together at bumped, for the FIFTH year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished.
- Over the Holidays, Give the Gift of Mystery w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure!
This year, have Santa give them the gift of a city wide scavenger hunt turns Portland into a giant game board!
- 2019 Holiday Tea @ Pix Patisserie | Formal & Fun, All Inclusive Menu, Sweet & Savory Snacks
December 14-January 1 @ Pix Patisserie – Join your friends, relatives and Pix for a formal (but fun!) holiday tea.
Portland Festival Events
There are so many wonderful things to do in Portland, and when the sun comes out, the Tom McCall Riverfront Park is the place to be. Droves of Portlanders head downtown to the waterfront for Portland Rose Festival Events, the annual Portland Blues Festival, and lots more!
Portland Dance Events
If you are in the mood for classical or modern dance performances, check these Portland dance events for some upcoming local performances.
Portland Theater Events
Portland theater events abound. In fact, this is only a short list of the many Portland theaters in town. From the avant garde, to Broadway, to children’s therater, in Portland, we have a wide range of theater events. Purchase Event Tickets
Portland Music Events
This list covers the mainstream cultural Portland music events and doesn’t even attempt to address our massive live music scene of fantastic Portland bands and musicians playing all over town. If you enjoy the opera or symphony, then Portland won’t disappoint you, and if your taste leans towards something less mainstream, then Portland has that too. Purchase Concert Tickets
Portland Rose Garden Arena – Portland Rose Quarter
The home to Portland sports events (the Portland Trailblazers) as well as big music venues, sports competitions, and other events.
If you are looking for more ideas, visit our Things to Do in Portland page. Are we missing your Portland Oregon events or Portland theater from this page? No problem, just contact us so we can add it, or add your own event to the Portland Oregon events calendar.