Portland Area Cultural + Food Festivals

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Welcome to Bridgetown Bites’ list of Portland Area Cultural + Food Festivals & Events. This page will be updated regularly—if we have missed an event  you think should be on this list, please contact us.

2019

NOVEMBER

Cheers to Pilsner Czech Fest
Saturday, November 16, 2019
3-8pm
Threshold Brewing & Blending, 403 SE 79th Avenue, Portland
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Revolution, pub food will be served by Tabor, famous for the Original Schnitzelwich.
https://www.facebook.com/events/427775071455018

DECEMBER

Mt. Angel – Silverton Hazelnut Festival
Friday-Sunday, December 6-8, 2019
Friday 4-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
500 Wilco Hwy NE, Mt Angel, OR
German style holiday market featuring authentic German and regional arts and crafts, Oregon wineries and breweries and foods that feature Hazelnuts.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mt-angel-hazelnut-festival-tickets-66950638161

Portland ScanFair
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Exhibit Hall at the Rose Quarter, 300 N. Winning Way, Portland
Celebrate the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of a Nordic Christmas.
https://www.facebook.com/events/499112814266711

New Sweden’s Lucia Fest
Saturday, December 14, 2019
3-6pm
First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder Street, Portland
Saint Lucia, a white-robed maiden with her crown of lighted candles, dispells darkness and welcomes light. Live music plus singing and dancing around the Christmas tree, and a visit by Tomten, glögg, coffee and beloved baked goods provided by New Sweden, SWEA and the Swedish Women’s coffee group. Adults $10, children 4-12 $5, family $25
https://www.facebook.com/events/445122993018856/

2020

JANUARY 

Chinese New Year Cultural Fair
Saturday, January 25, 2020
10am-5pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Way, Portland
Chinese folk dance, instrumental music, martial arts, and Chinese food.
http://portlandchinesetimes.com/chinese-new-year-fair/2019-year-pigfair (2019 information)

Mochitsuki Japanese American New Year Celebration
Sunday, January 26, 2020
11am-4pm
Portland State University Viking Pavilion, 930 SW Hall Street, Portland
Entertainment, hands-on activities, ikebana, calligraphy, games, rice pounding, mochi, and Japanese foods.
https://mochipdx.org/

Japanese New Year
January 2020
6-9pm
Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn Street, Portland
Japanese New Year Celebration (Shinnenkai) includes New Year’s foods (osechi), sushi, dessert, beer, sake, and traditional music.
https://www.facebook.com/events/503494043473828/ (2019 information)

FEBRUARY 

Hōʻike Hawaiian Night
Saturday, February 1, 2020
TIME TBD
Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland
Live music, Polynesian dancing, and a silent auction; the evening show has an optional dinner at 4:30pm.
https://kiako.org/h%C5%8D%CA%BBike

Volksfest Sausage & Beer Festival
Friday-Sunday, February 21-23, 2020
11am-8pm daily
Mt. Angel Sausage Company, 105 S Garfield Street, Mount Angel, OR
Handmade sausage, local and German beer, and German music; artisan market, a kids’ area, and a Saturday 5K/10K Wurst Run.
https://www.mtangelvolksfest.com/

Portland Mardi Gras Day Parade
Saturday, February 22, 2020
6-9pm
Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Costume contests before the parade, food & drink specials at nearby venues afterward.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2031538876935976/ (2019 information)

MARCH

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 14, 2020
noon-5pm
St. Agatha Catholic School, 7960 SE 15th Avenue, Portland
Family parade at noon, carnival ($1 tickets) until 4:30pm, plus Irish music, dancing, food vendors, and a beer garden until 5 pm.
https://www.stagathaschoolpdx.us/st-patricks-day

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
3-8pm
Aquinas Hall, 340 NE Clackamas Street, Portland
Traditional music, dancing, food and drink, children’s activities at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration by All-Ireland Cultural Society.
http://oregonirishsociety.org/schedule-of-events/

APRIL

Pacific University Annual Lū’au
Saturday, April 11, 2020
4:30-8pm
Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR
Lū’au of Nā Haumāna O Hawai’i includes a meal (kālua pig, teriyaki chicken, rice, poi, coconut cake) followed by a dance show.
https://www.pacificu.edu/arts/l%C5%ABau

MAY 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday, May 2, 3 & 5, 2020
11am-11pm
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland
Live entertainment, authentic food, carnival rides, an artisan village, and family fun.
http://www.cincodemayo.org/

JUNE

Delta Park Powwow
June 19-21, 2020
TIME TBD
Delta Park East, N Denver Avenue & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland
Competition dancing, drumming, art and craft vendors, fry bread, food booths, and games.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1009989035863040/

Kalama Heritage Festival
Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 2020
Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm
Port of Kalama Marine Park, 269 Hendrickson Drive, Kalama, WA
Hawaiian music, dance, craft vendors, workshops, and food trucks at on the Columbia River. |
https://www.pacificohanafoundation.org/kalama-heritage-day-festival

Good in the Hood Festival
June 2020
TIME TBD
King School Park, NE 6th Avenue and NE Humboldt
Live entertainment, multi-cultural food, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine garden.
https://www.goodnthehood.org/

Midsummer Festival
June 2020
TIME TBD
Oaks Amusement Park 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland
Games, traditional dancing, Scandinavian crafts, food, a beer garden, Maypole ceremony and dance.
https://www.nordicnorthwest.org/midsummer-festival

JULY 

Portland Scottish Highland Games
Saturday, July 18, 2020
TIME TBD
Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham
Scottish pipes and drums, athletic games, taste whisky, and join Scottish Highland dancing. No smoking or pets.
https://www.phga.org/

Four Days of Aloha Hawaiian Festival – Ho`ike & Hawaiian Festival
July 2020
9am-7pm
Esther Short Park, 605 Esther Street, Vancouver, WA
Raffles, keiki (kids) activities, arts and crafts, business and delicious food vendors round out this three day long outdoor festival
https://hawaiianfestivalpnw.com/

Bastille Day Festival
July 2020
Noon-6pm Jamison Square Park, 810 NW 11th Avenue, Portland
French food, wine, music, street performers, waiters’ race, and marketplace.
https://www.afportland.org/index.php?option=com_zcalendar&view=event&id=1408&calid=2

Natsu Matsuri Oregon Summer Festival
July 2020
TIME TBD
Uwajimaya Beaverton, 10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR
Live Japanese music, dance, traditional games for children, and authentic food & beer.
https://www.facebook.com/events/481282742630202/

Beaverton Night Market
July 2020
TIME TBD
The Round, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR
Family-friendly event with vendors of ethnic food and crafts, performers from around the world.
https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1570/Beaverton-Night-Market

SEPTEMBER

Oaks Park Oktoberfest
Friday-Sunday, September 25-27, 2020
Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-7pm
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland
German food and beer, live polka music and dancers, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, and more.
http://oakspark.com/site/oktoberfest.html

2019 Past

APRIL
New Year in the Park
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:30am-6pm
Glenhaven Park, 7900 NE Siskiyou Street, Portland
Celebrating Cambodian, Lao, Thai and Burmese cultures.
https://www.newyearinthepark.com

MAY Syttende Mai Celebration: Norway’s Constitution Day
Friday, May 17, 2019
4pm-10pm
Sons of Norway’s Grieg Lodge Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Avenue, Portland
Introduce your friends and neighbors to the rich and unique Norwegian culture; socialize, enjoy ethnic food in the dining room, and shop for Nordic treasures and flags in the Landhandel.
http://www.norsehall.org/may-17-syttende-mai/

JULY
Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival
Saturday, July 13, 2019
11:00am-4:00pm
Director Park, 815 SW Park Avenue, Portland
Cultural performances, food from around the world, international shopping experience, arts & crafts, henna, Islamic calligraphy, and resources and information.
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/707087

Fiesta Caribeña
Saturday, July 20, 2019
noon-8pm
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland
Caribbean celebration with food, drinks, live music, kids activities, community and culture.
https://www.facebook.com/events/290706048551409

AUGUST

Chinese Festival
Saturday, August 3, 2019
11am-8pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland
Entertainment, Chinese food, fun activities, and much more.
http://pdxchinese.org/chinesefestival/

Obonfest Japanese Festival
Saturday, August 3, 2019
3-9pm
Oregon Buddhist Temple, 3720 SE 34th Avenue, Portland
Obonfest commemorates ancestors with Obon dance, lanterns, children’s booths, Japanese food, beer, and sake. https://www.oregonbuddhisttemple.com/obon-festival

Pan African Festival
Saturday, August 10, 2019
noon-8:30pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland
Live entertainment, cultural foods, a fashion show, and an arts & crafts market.
http://www.panafricanfestivalor.org/

India Festival
Sunday, August 11, 2019
11am-9pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland
Indian cultural performances, food, and vendors. http://www.icaportland.org/india-festival-2018

O-Bon: Sapporo Cultural Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:30am-6pm
Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland
Festival commemorates ancestors with bon-odori dance, music, ramen, and beer.
https://japanesegarden.org/events/obon-sapporo-cultural-festival/

West African Homowo & Twins Festival (Festival of Ghana)
Saturday, August 17, 2019
noon-6pm
Da Vinci Middle School, 2508 NE Everett Street, Portland
Music, dancing, and vendors selling African food, crafts, and clothing. https://www.facebook.com/events/470852190148935/

Beaverton Night Market
Saturday, August 17, 2019
5-10pm
The Round, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR
Family-friendly event with vendors of ethnic food and crafts, performers from around the world.
https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1570/Beaverton-Night-Market

St. Sharbel Lebanese Food Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019
2-8pm
St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, 1804 SE 16th Avenue, Portland
A showcase of Lebanese cuisine and music.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2876861295663700&set=a.215445481805308&type=3&theater

Jade International Night Market
Saturdays, August 24 and August 31, 2019
5-10pm
PCC SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland
Asian food, dance, art, performances, crafts, music, and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/2526381567393886/

Venezuelan Festival
Sunday, August 18, 2019
1-4pm
Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland
Venezuelan artists, performers, crafters, food vendors. https://www.facebook.com/events/514040186093644/

Portland Persian Party
Saturday, August 24, 2019
6-8:30pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland Live music, dance, Iranian food, and traditional costumes. https://www.facebook.com/events/535257450347310/

Brazilian Day Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019
noon-6pm
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland
Food vendors, live music, dancing, and art. https://www.facebook.com/events/326523541634917/

Ukrainian Cultural Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019
11am-7pm
Irving Park, 707 NE Fremont Street, Portland
Authentic Ukrainian food, music and dance performances, activities for children, Vyshyvanka contest and local merchants.  https://www.facebook.com/events/338832193686570/

Middle Eastern Festival
Sunday, August 25, 2019
noon-7pm
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, Portland
Food, dance and faith of the Middle East. https://www.facebook.com/events/2622658664428205/

Arab Festival
Saturday, August 31, 2019
11am-7pm
Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland
Middle Eastern food, music, dance, games, poetry, and art & crafts.
https://www.araboregon.org/index.php/en/events

Romanian Folk and Food Festival
Saturday, August 31, and Sunday September 1, 2019
11am-8pm
Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church, 13505 SE Stark Street, Portland
Authentic Romanian cuisine, homemade pastries, Romanian beer and wine, kids activities, live music and performances, face painting, traditional Romanian dancing and more.
https://www.facebook.com/events/saint-marys-romanian-orthodox-church/romanian-folk-and-food-festival/623921238102360/

SEPTEMBER 

Slavic Culture Festival Heritage
Sunday, September 1, 2019
10am-10pm
Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey Street, Portland
Traditional songs, dances, classic Soviet car show, fashion show, cooking class, food and much more.
https://www.slavicfestivalportland.org/

Festival of Nations
Saturday, September 7, 2019
11am-5pm
14410 SE Division Street, Portland
Portland’s largest multicultural event east of I-205 featuring local performers and ethnic foods.
http://divisionmidway.org/festival/

Taste of Latinoamerica
Saturday, September 7, 2019
noon-7pm
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland
Food, drinks, and cultural activities from all Latinoamérica. Live music, dancing, art, kids’ activities, an open air bar, and more.
https://www.portlandmercado.org/taste-of-latinoamrica-2019

Serbian Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2019
11am-10pm
St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, 1447 SE 27th Avenue, Milwaukie, OR
Celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people.
https://www.facebook.com/events/272445390318829/

Portland Polish Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 2019
Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday noon-6pm
3900 N Interstate Ave, Portland
Experience the food, dance, and music of Poland.
https://www.polishfestivalpdx.org/

OMSI After Dark: Oktoberfest
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6-10pm
OMSI, 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Sample beers from local breweries while learning how beer is made; soft pretzels with beer cheese, pork schnitzel, Olympia Provisions bratwurst and more will be available in Theory restaurant.
https://omsi.edu/calendar/omsi-after-dark-oktoberfest

Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 28, 2019
4-7pm
Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland
Live Alpine band on stage, samples of fall/German beverages from local breweries and cider houses, lawn games, ambassador animals for meet & greets.
https://www.oregonzoo.org/oktoberfest

Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 28, 2019
1-10pm
Widmer Brothers Brewing, 929 N Russell Street, Portland
Live music, family friendly entertainment, German-inspired food, Widmer Brothers beers.
https://www.facebook.com/events/445943329336090/

Oktoberfest
Sunday, September 29, 2019
All day
McMenamins: Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale, OR
Food specials (bratwurst and more), live music and beer.
https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/210069-oktoberfest

OCTOBER

Greek Festival
Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, 2019
Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan Street, Portland
Greek food, crafts, music, and dance.
http://portlandgreekfestival.com/

Portland Argentinian Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2019
noon-8pm
District East, 2305 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland
Argentinian food, drink, music workshops.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-argentinian-festival-tickets-62741932810

Oktoberfest!
Friday, October 18, 2019
7-9:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland
Serving Jennifer Wiant’s famous wurst and sauerkraut, with beer on tap and music by Rose City Brass.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2419249471650401/

Authentic Lebanese Dinner
October 27, 2019
Noon-6pm
St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, 1804 SE 16th Avenue, Portland
Lebanese dinner fundraiser ($15/ticket for dinner). Home cooked Middle Eastern meal and a bake sale.
https://www.facebook.com/stsharbelpdx/photos/a.1530538997271610/2437470786578422/?type=3&theater

Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9am-8pm
Visitation Church, 4285 NW Visitation Road, Forest Grove, OR
Traditional locally made Verboort Sausage Dinner and a nearby beer garden, bulk sales.
https://www.verboort.org/dinner

Hmong Oregon New Year 2019-20
Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3, 2019
Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central Street, Portland
Celebrate the Hmong New Year with food, performances and shopping.
https://www.facebook.com/events/371762763740751/