Book Festival 2019

The Portland Book Festival Is Good for More Than Just Meet Cutes

The event heralded in its 15th year on Saturday, and proved why it’s one of the city’s most essential.

11/11/2019 By Conner Reed

Book Festival 2019

YA Graphic Novelists Owned the Portland Book Festival This Weekend

The kids are all right—and they lined up in droves on Saturday to see Raina Telgemeier, Rainbow Rowell, and more.

11/11/2019 By Julia Silverman

Festivals

3 Fall Cultural Festivals that Aren't Oktoberfest

Tango lessons, pierogis, pottery exhibits, and more.

09/20/2019 By Alli Weseman

TBA

A Time-Based Recap of the Time-Based Art Festival

Stray on-the-clock observations from Portland's most unpredictable two-week art party.

09/19/2019 By Conner Reed

Beer

These 3 Beer and Cider Fests Welcome Fresh Hop Season

Two tried-and true fall beer festivals, plus an all-new one—the first of its kind.

09/18/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Festivals

3 Must-Dos at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Local cartoonists, Harry Potter, and Weird Al star at the year's geekiest event.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Festival

New St John's Festival Promises Hip-Hop and . . . Fishing

River cleanup, fishing lessons, a water ceremony, storytelling, and music: Welcome to the inaugural Illamette Festival.

08/21/2019 By Tiara Darnell

Event Spotlight

BudFest Eugene Offers Up Music, Merriment, and Marijuana

Kick off summer with a cannabis-centric gathering in bucolic Veneta.

06/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Breaking News

Portland Fermentation Fest Snags Noma’s David Zilber for its 10th Anniversary Event

The celebrated head of Noma’s Fermentation Lab will give a talk at “Stinkfest” and attend a Plaza Del Toro La Ruta dinner inspired by his ferments this October.

06/18/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Festivals

5 Events You Can't Miss at This Year's Vanport Mosaic Festival

From a walking tour to watercolors to documentaries about Mulugeta Seraw and the 2017 MAX attack, here's what to catch at the fourth annual fest.

05/22/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Food Events

Vitaly Paley Is Starting a Sustainable Seafood Festival

The first annual confab, developed in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch program, will happen this June at Headwaters.

05/09/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Dance

Don’t Listen to Dance Snobs—Tap Still Matters

The Portland Tap Dance Fest chugs into year 4, bringing improv battles, decades of history, and legendary tappers along with it.

04/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Soul’d Out Marks 10 Years of Bringing Sweet, Sweet Sounds to Stumptown

The city's annual celebration of soul, R&B, blues, and hip-hop returns April 16–21.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

PDX Index

The Portland International Film Festival, by the Numbers

Our 42-year-old celebration of cinema is back March 7–21. Here's how it stacks up.

02/26/2019 By Allison Place

Film

5 Reasons You Can't Miss This Year's Cascade Festival of African Films

Now in its 29th year, the fest serves up dozens of offerings from 18 countries.

01/29/2019 By Jackson Main

Music

Pickathon Announces 2019 Lineup

Khruangbin, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Mandolin Orange are headed to Happy Valley this summer.

01/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Beats from Bed

Laika Characters Join Weird Al and Lisa Loeb for Bedstock Benefit

More than 75 musicians unite with the likes of Kubo and Coraline to raise money for sick kids.

11/28/2018 By Fiona McCann

Arts Fest

An East Portland Festival Puts the Spotlight on Artists of Color

Here are our five picks for the second annual East Portland Arts and Literary Festival.

10/11/2018 By Emma Luthy

Style Spotlight

Portland's Inaugural Textile Month Is in Full Swing

Inspired by NYC's citywide shindig, Portland's first-ever fabric fest runs through the end of October. Here are five events to hit.

10/08/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais and Eden Dawn

Cheese

Get Your Cheese On: The Wedge Cheese Festival 2018 Is Coming

Oregon’s favorite dairy jubilee returns with award-winning fromage.

09/26/2018 By Eat Beat Team