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2015 Portland Rose Festival

Event date: May 22, 2015 Jun 7, 2015
Event location: Waterfront Park
Portland Events: 2015 Portland Rose Festival

Proud to be the Rose City, thePortland Rose Festivalis our namesake festival. While there areinnumerable events and activities planned, the carnival-likeCityFairis open three weekends in a row—from May 22to June 7—starting on Memorial Day weekend (opening night features fireworks) and includes rides, vendors, music, food and more. Then, the May 30Starlight RunandParadegives participants a chance to join a more...

Go on a shopping adventure in The City of Lights!

Plucky Maidens Go To Paris

Event date: May 28, 2015 Jun 2, 2015
Event location: The City of Lights: Paris!
Portland Events: Plucky Maidens Go To Paris

While Paris is known for wine and baguettes, berets and the Mona Lisa, la tour Eiffel and fast fashion, a group of Plucky Maidens from Portland love The City of Lights for another reason entirely: It’s loaded with junk! Vintage, retro and timeless antiques are all just waiting to be uncovered and brought back home. With two week-long flea market and junk shopping Euro excursions already sold out, your last more...

Learn to build your own rain garden!

Rain Gardens 101—Free Workshop in NE Portland

Event date: May 30, 2015
Event location: Hollywood Senior Center
Portland Events: Rain Gardens 101—Free Workshop in NE Portland

Learn to build a rain garden! A rain garden is a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater and allows it to soak back into the ground naturally. This workshop provides step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. You’ll find out how to decide the best size & placement, which plants to choose, and how to maintain your new rain garden. Participants receive a free how-to manual, more...

Event dates: May 31st, 2015
Event location: Various locations
Portland Events: Pop & Paint's May 2015 Events

Pop & Paint does just that: Multiple times a month, local artists pop up in bars or restaurants around town and teach you how to paint in a casual, intimate environment. Organized by owner Angie Gordon, you show up with your artist's beret on (literally or figuratively) and professional Portland artists will be ready to instruct you. Starting with an original piece of artwork, which you’re to use as a more...

Explore the Pearl District, Old Town, Nob Hill and Downtown

First Thursday Art Walk

Event dates: June 4th, 2015
Event location: various locations
Portland Events: First Thursday Art Walk

More than 25 years ago, a group of Portland art dealers planted the seeds for what's become the Pearl District’s signature event: aFirst Thursdayart walk where dozens of galleries launch new exhibits on the first Thursday of each month and open their doors to the public. With complimentary wine and nibbles often on hand, upwards of 10,000 people fill art spaces and spill onto the streets. During the warmer more...

A gathering of art, music and food within the Kenton business district

Third Thursdays in Kenton

Event dates: June 18th, 2015
Event location: various locations in the Kenton neighborhood
Portland Events: Third Thursdays in Kenton

A gathering of art, music and food within the Kenton business district,Kenton Third Thursdaysarethe perfect opportunity to wander the neighborhood, popping into shops, galleries and restaurants to check out art and music as well as the food and drink specials, including fresh, homemade beers at theHomebrew Exchange. During the warmer months, relax on the ample and comfortable patio atBamboo Craftsman, or catch the more...

Walk, roll and ride your way around car-free neighborhood routes

2015 Sunday Parkways

Event dates: June 21st, 2015, July 26th, 2015, August 23rd, 2015, September 27th, 2015
Event location: various parts of town
Portland Events: 2015 Sunday Parkways

While there may be only four “quadrants” in Portland, there are five annualSunday Parkwaysdates—one per month from May through September—each in a different part of town. On these five Sundays, the city closes an area of streets to cars and opens up the public space to families and communities of walkers, bikers and runners. With the routes lined with vendors, live music, activities and more...

Get there before the hoarders do!

2015 Irvington Neighborhood Yard Sale

Event date: Jun 27, 2015
Event location: Irvington neighborhood
Portland Events: 2015 Irvington Neighborhood Yard Sale

The sage advice recommending that you show up early to theIrvington Neighborhood Yard Sale to find the best stuff comes from “the yard sale queen,” Melissa Messer’s grandmother. Messer, the coordinator of Irvington’s annual yard sale, which happens on the last Saturday in June, helps gather more than 50 households each year (there were over 70 in 2012!), registers participants, creates a map more...

The nation’s second largest celebration of blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul

2015 Waterfront Blues Festival

Event date: Jul 2, 2015 Jul 5, 2015
Event location: Waterfront Park
Portland Events: 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival

More than a quarter century old and going strong, the nation’s second largest celebration of blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul takes place right here in Portland. A benefit for the Oregon Food Bank, theWaterfront Blues Festivaldraws more than 100,000 people to see more than 100 artists on multiple stages during several days of music, sun, brews and, of course, fireworks on the Fourth of July. Learn more...

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday Year!

20th Anniversary H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon

Event dates: October 2nd, 2015, October 3rd, 2015, October 4th, 2015
Event location: Hollywood Theatre, 4122 Northeast Sandy Blvd.
Portland Events: 20th Anniversary H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon

Thanks to founder and filmmaker Andrew Migliore, this film fest is one of Portland’s oldest (since 1995) and, unabashedly, one of its quirkiest. How so? Because all of the entries—produced and directed by professionals and amateurs alike—are flicks based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the only American horror fiction writer capable of leaving even the most ardent of Poe worshippers in puddling more...

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