Events

The Portland Winter Light Festival Sets the City Aglow

Discover a 16-foot-tall robot, a glow-in-the-dark mural, fire sculptures, projection mapping, and more at the February fest of light-based art installations.

01/25/2023 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Breaking News

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland's Iconic Craft Beer Event, Canceled for 2023

The craft beer event started in 1988, a mainstay at downtown's Waterfront Park, will not return this summer.

01/13/2023 By Sam Stites

Travel

What to Do in Oregon in January

First Day Hikes at Oregon State Parks, drink high gravity beer in Bend, listen to folk music in Florence at the Winter Music Festival, and more.

12/29/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Sam Stites

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in December

Check out lights at the coast, make a wreath at Silver Falls State Park, hunt for ornaments in the Willamette and Umpqua National Forests, and more.

11/30/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Books

The Best Way to Do the 2022 Portland Book Festival

Portland’s annual literary celebration can get overwhelming. Here’s how we’d tackle it if we were you.

10/31/2022 By Conner Reed and Matthew Trueherz

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in November

Día de los Muertos in Eugene, Thanksgiving in Wine Country, Run to Stay Warm, and more!

10/31/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Events

What to Do in Oregon in October

Hop and harvest festivals in Hood River, Air Supply concerts in Lincoln City, the Great Columbia Crossing running race in Astoria, and more

09/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Spooky Season

What to Do for Halloween in Portland

An entire month of horror at Clinton Street, giant pumpkin races, Halloween half-marathons, and more this October in Portland, Oregon

09/28/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Oktoberfest

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Oregon

If you haven’t had a chance to break out your lederhosen, no worries. There are still 6 Portland Oktoberfest events to check out.

09/28/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Festeja!

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Portland

Check out a monthlong festival in Old Town, Latin American film screenings at the Hollywood Theatre, and more.

09/21/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Public Transit

4 Ideas for Car-Free Fall Outings

Leave the car at home for World Car Free Day—and to avoid traffic confusion during this weekend’s I-84 closure in Northeast Portland.

09/21/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Books

Portland Book Festival Announces 2022 Lineup

More than 80 authors will convene on the South Park Blocks for the first fully in-person festival since 2019.

09/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Events

What to Do in Oregon in September

The Oregon State Fair wraps up, the Pendleton Round-Up kicks off, dahlias are in bloom, and Oktoberfest has us raising our steins.

09/02/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Music

Lose Yr Mind Fest Is Back with Its Biggest Lineup Ever

The two-day music festival’s 2022 roster includes The Dandy Warhols, Soft Kill, and The Thesis.

08/31/2022 By Michelle Harris

Long Weekend

What To Do This Labor Day Weekend in Portland

From a Timbers game to the state fair to the Oregon Symphony and beyond, here's a list of happenings in and around Portland during Labor Day Weekend 2022.

08/30/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Food

What to Eat at the Oregon State Fair 2022

Headed to Salem for the annual end-of-summer event? Expect treats like deep-fried Dr. Pepper, bacon-wrapped Reese’s, kale rice bowls, and more.

08/24/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Music Festivals

Pickathon Is Back (and Vibier Than Ever) After a Three-Year Hiatus

The 10,000-person Happy Valley festival returns, and it’s bigger and weirder than we remember.

08/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Bicycles

5 Things to Know about Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride

The 2022 event happens Saturday, July 30, starting at Peninsula Park in North Portland.

07/21/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Events

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

Music, movies, plays, and more: you can catch ’em all for an unbeatable price at these in-city events.

07/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Michelle Harris, and Conner Reed

Events

What to Do in Oregon in July

Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, a dory celebration in Pacific City, orchestral music on the coast, and more

07/01/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler