August 3, 2019Portland Iranian Festival has live music, dance, Iranian food, a fashion show, traditional arts and crafts, calligraphy, carpets, and books at PSU Park Blocks (1914 SW Park Avenue). Free.
August 3, 2019St. Stephen’s Festival includes a bake sale, food, a beer & wine garden, an art show, a craft fair, games for kids, and sacred music at St. Stephen Catholic Church.
August 3, 2019Obonfest commemorates ancestors with Obon dance, lanterns, children’s booths, Japanese food, beer, and sake at Oregon Buddhist Temple. Free entry.
(3 to 9 p.m.)
August 3, 2019Enjoy a tasty drink made with wine and fruit, with live music and small plates of food for sale at the Summer Sangria Partyat Hip Chicks do Wine in June, July, and August.
(3 to 8 p.m.)
August 3, 2019Fremont Street is closed from 42nd to 50th for Fremont Fest, including a 10 a.m. parade of pets and kids on bikes, music stages, a kids’ zone, and 125 vendors. Free.
Cold coffee festival
August 3, 2019Sample coffee and vote for your favorite, hear live music, and shop from food vendors at Cold Brew Fest in Esther Short Park, Vancouver, WA. Children younger than age 12 are free.
August 3 - 4, 2019Watch a parade of vintage tractors, trucks, and automobiles at 1:30 p.m. each day; take train and trolley rides; see steam saw milling, tractor pulling, and machinery demos; and visit a blacksmith, country store, and flea market during Steam-Up in Brooks.
(begins July 27)
August 3 - 4, 2019The Great Oregon Steam-Up has live music, a quilt show, farm-equipment demonstrations, kids’ activities, a daily 1:30 p.m. parade of vintage tractors, trucks, and automobiles, and admission to 14 historical machinery museums at Powerland Heritage Park near Salem
(begins July 27)
Green living fair
August 3 - 4, 2019Learn about sustainable lifestyles, renewable energy, organic gardening, small-scale farming, and green construction at Mother Earth News Fair in Albany.
Concerts in the square
August 6 - 27, 2019Hear concerts at the popular Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.
(Tuesdays from July 9)
Concerts in Newberg
August 6 - 27, 2019Family-friendly Tunes on Tuesday presents a different band each week and has food and wine vendors outside Chehalem Cultural Center. Bring chairs. Free.
(6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
Concerts on Main Street
August 7 - 28, 2019Hear local musicians play a wide variety of music at Music on Main next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (on SW Main Street from Broadway to Park Ave.). Video (1 minute). Free.
(Wednesdays from July 10)
Short film winners
August 9, 2019The 48 Hour Film Project gives teams 2 days to make short films. See the best results at Clinton Street Theatre.
August 9 - 10, 2019Vancouver Brewfest has locally brewed beer, wine, cider, food, live music, and craft vendors at Esther Short Park for age 21+. Repeats in April.
August 9 - 11, 2019Elephant Garlic Festival has garlic-flavored foods, arts & crafts, and live music in North Plains. No pets. Free.
Spiritual music festival
August 9 - 12, 2019Beloved Festival is an “open-air sacred art and music festival” with 53 music acts, an all-night Saturday dance, a vendor village, a yoga pavilion, and a sacred fire in Tidewater.
Dinner in the country
August 9 - Dec. 14, 2019
multiple locationsDinners in the Field features “stunning wines of Oregon over a six-to-seven course dinner expertly prepared by Field & Vine chefs using ingredients sourced straight from the host and surrounding farms.”
August 10, 2019Celebrate Africans living in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States at the Pan African Festival with live music, dance, a fashion show, food, and health & wellness activities at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.
(12 to 8:30 p.m.)
August 10, 2019A ticket to A Gatsby Summer Evening includes a complimentary drink from the cash bar, ballroom dance performances, and live big-band music for dancing at Director Park. Dress code.
(5 to 10 p.m.)
Alberta Street Fair
August 10, 2019Alberta Street Fair focuses on local products, artists, crafts, and foods. It includes an 11 a.m. kids’ parade, a kids’ corner, two beer gardens, and three stages of entertainment on on NE Alberta Street (from NE 10th to 30th Avenues). Free.
August 10, 2019See frogs, snakes, geckos, and other exotic creatures at Portland Metro Reptile Expo, with educational tables and vendors at the Holiday Inn on Columbia Boulevard. Held in January and August.
Car & motorcycle show
August 10, 2019Check out 350 show cars, trucks, motorcycles, and military vehicles at Salute To Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show, with bands and food vendors at Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro. Free.
(9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
August 10, 2019Learn about fossils at Northwest Fossil Fest, which features lectures, displays, kids’ activities, and entry to Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals. Free.
August 10 - 11, 2019VegOut: Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival promises food vendors, speakers, local bands, DJ music, and vegan-friendly clothing, skin-care, and artwork at Holladay Park. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Run for beer
August 10 & 17, 2019
location varies each monthThe untimed 5K Fun Run is on sidewalks and park trails, followed by a free beer and live entertainment.
Bike or walk the bridges
August 11, 2019
Portland locationsBridge Pedal is a 5-mile walk or a 3 to 18 mile ride with stunning views from atop Portland bridges. Register early, and bring a helmet. No dogs or skates.
August 11, 2019Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of India at India Festival, with performances, food, and vendors in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free entry.
Lents Street Fair
August 11, 2019Lents Fair has live music, food, craft vendors, a kids’ area, a chicken beauty pageant, and the Belmont Goats in the SW corner of Lents Park, plus a walk on closed neighborhood streets. Free.
August 11 - 18, 2019Matilda the Musical is about a girl who dreams of a better life and dares to take a stand to achieve it at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego.
Hillsboro farm dinner
August 16, 2019The $95 Farm Fresh dinner features locally grown food, wine, and live music in Hillsboro for age 21+.
(5:30 to 9 p.m.)
Barbecue and tractor pull
August 16 - 18, 2019Banks Bar-B-Que Truck and Tractor Pull has tractor & truck pulls, BBQ sandwiches, a beer garden, a parade (Sunday at 11 a.m.), and a combine demolition derby in Banks. No pets.
Adult soapbox derby
August 17, 2019Watch adults in bizarre gravity-powered vehicles race downhill at Mt. Tabor City Park to win awards at the annual PDX Adult Soap Box Derby. No dogs. Free.
Night market in Beaverton
August 17, 2019Beaverton Night Market promises a family-friendly event with 55 vendors of ethnic food and crafts, plus performers from around the world at The Round. Free.
(also July 20)
August 17, 2019Oregon Bigfoot Festival promises Bigfoot exhibits, special presentations, guest speakers, food carts, merchandise vendors, and carnival-style games at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale. No pets. Donation.
August 17, 2019The Heirloom Tomato and Garlic Festival has live bluegrass music, tomato and garlic tasting, fruits and vegetables for sale, craft and art vendors, and kids’ activities at Northwest Organic Farms in Ridgefield, WA. Free.
Air and vehicle show
August 17, 2019See airplanes, cars, motorcycles, and military vehicles at Wings & Wheels, which includes a half marathon, a street dance, music, food vendors, a beer garden, and kids’ activities at Scappoose Industrial Airpark.
(4 to 9 p.m.)
27 miles westForest Grove UnCorked features local wineries, artisan distilleries, micro-breweries, fine arts, and live music on Main Street in Forest Grove for age 21+.
August 17 - 18, 2019Meet the makers of locally crafted spirits and buy cocktails or bottles at Summer Spirits Fest in Ankeny Plaza (2 SW Naito Parkway) for age 21+. Free admission.
Hot Sauce Expo
August 17 - 18, 2019Portland Hot Sauce Expo has hot & spicy food vendors, craft beer, eating contests, and a Chihuahua beauty contest Sunday at 2 p.m. in OMSI bridge parking lot.
August 17 - 18, 2019Multnomah Village Vine & Dine promises “25 superb NW wine and food stars” offering wine tastings paired with sweet and savory bites in the lower parking lot at Multnomah Village.
Evenings at the zoo
August 20, 2019Admission to Oregon Zoo is only $5 after 4 p.m. on Twilight Tuesday, with live music, games, family activities, food carts, beer, and wine beginning 5 p.m. Held June 18, July 16, and Aug. 20, 2019.
(5 to 8 p.m.)
Relay to the Pacific Ocean
August 23 - 24, 2019Hood to Coast Relay is a 199-mile relay of 12,000 runners from Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge. Portland to Coast Walk Relay is a 199-mile relay of 4,000 walkers from Portland. Both end at an ocean party.
Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
August 23 - 25, 2019Drink wine, listen to jazz, and shop from arts and crafts booths at Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival [sound] at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA.
Small-town beer festival
August 23 - 25, 2019Sample beer, cider, and wine from 23 breweries at the Boring Beer Fest, with live music, games, food, entertainment, and a family day (Sunday) in Boring.
August 24, 2019Rose City PhotoFair includes vendors of vintage and modern gear at Jackson Armory.
Fruit beer festival
August 24 - 25, 2019Buy a ticket to try two dozen fantastically fruity beers and ciders outdoors at Portland Fruit Beer Festival, which also has food vendors at 7th Avenue & E. Burnside Street.
August 24 - Sept. 2, 2019View 400 floral arrangements of dahlias indoors, 40 acres of dahlias outdoors, and dahlia growing and arranging demonstrations at the Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. Free.
People in the street
August 25, 2019Walk, bike, or roller-skate on miles of streets when most cars are banned for Sunday Parkways on the Green Loop (downtown & inner SE), with activities and music along the way. Free.
Hawthorne Street Fair
August 25, 2019Hawthorne Street Fair has vendors, family activities, beer gardens, and live music on the sidewalks of SE Hawthorne Boulevard (from 31st to 38th). Free.
Car & boat show
August 25, 2019Collector Car & Classic Boat Show is spread over three locations in Lake Oswego. Saturday has boats, Sunday has boats and cars. Free.
Adult party at the science museum
August 28, 2019Ciderfest promises “food, drink, and science fun” at The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) for age 21+. Tickets are available either with or without cider.
August 30 - Sept. 2, 2019Meet vendors of home products and services, see exhibits, and drink beer at Portland Renovation and Landscaping Show in Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
August 31, 2019Enjoy Arabic music, dance, poetry, food, art and crafts at the Arab Festival at Oaks Amusement Park. Free.
Pearl District art festival
August 31 - Sept. 2, 2019Art in The Pearl features 100 booths of fine art as well as music, food, and hands-on art activities along NW 8th Ave in North Park Blocks. Free.