Portland Saturday Market | SW Naito Parkway
Market Hours: Saturdays 10am - 5pm, Sundays 11am - 4:30pm
Open every Saturday and Sunday from March-December, this riverside market is the largest continually operating arts-and-crafts fair in the United States. Combining the vibes of an arts show, a live street concert and an open-air bazaar, the Portland Saturday Market has been a beloved Rose City tradition since 1974. In fact, the market is considered the largest continually operating arts-and-crafts fair in the United States, drawing up to 750,000 visitors during its season.
May 1 | NBA Playoffs
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
The Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
May 2-5 | Cinco de Mayo Fiesta | Waterfront Park
Enjoy live entertainment, authentic food,
rides, family fun, and much more!
Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) presents the 31st annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 2-5, 2015. PGSCA was established in 1984, and is a 501 (C-3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Latino culture, arts, education, economic and intercultural partnerships, and goodwill between the cities of Portland and Guadalajara..
May 2-25 | The Little Mermaid
Northwest Children's Theater
The Little Mermaid, who longs for life above the sea, soars into the air with a touch of circus performance, a dash of vaudeville, and a dance collective at Northwest Children’s Theater.
May 4-10 | NW Animation Festival | Hollywood Theater
Amazing short films from around the world!
The NW Animation Fest is a variety show that celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. We showcase the breadth of this art form, screening films that are in turn hilarious, dramatic, strange and inspiring.
May 6-10 | Vareka From Cirque Du Soleil
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy… the adventure of Lcarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Veterans Memorial Coliseum for eight performances only!
May 7-10 | Bridgetown Comedy Festival | Various venues
200+ comedians, 100 shows, Johnathan Katz,
Janeane Garofalo & More!
Bridgetown is a celebration of innovative humor that proudly bears Portland’s signature style. Now in its 8th year, the festival's roster of performers features a blend of world-famous headliners, up-and-coming performers, and the Pacific Northwest’s top talent. It's far more than just a festival of stand-up comedy. Bridgetown’s programming offers sketch, improv, podcasts, films, panel discussions, music, and interactive audience games. The result is the type of ingenious, spontaneous, creative fantasia that can only happen in Portland..
May 8-9 | WhiskeyTown USA | Various venues
Come to the wildly imaginative world of WhiskeyTown!
Those who visit are truly in store for whiskey whirlwind like never before. This traveling town adheres to no standard model, follows no written rules. An outdoor wonderland filled with entertaining sights, delicious sounds, fantastical food and unique cocktails. From the music filled streets lined with over 200 whiskeys to the mechanical bull arena and prohibition cigar lounge, this truly communal venue will challenge the senses and blur the lines between the present and the past.
May 16-23 | The Phantom of the Opera
Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will come to Portland as part of a brand-new North American Tour.
May 22-June 7 (dates vary)| Rose Festival City Fair
Don't miss the fun at Waterfront Park!
Portland’s waterfront comes alive with fun and festivities during the Rose Festival CityFair, part of Portland’s official festival. This amazing metropolitan fair is open for three full weekends (starting Memorial Day weekend) in Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park downtown. Fair-goers can enjoy exciting midway rides, live music in the RoZone, local beer and tasty treats, exotic animal displays, a wide variety of shopping, and many other special attractions. It all starts with a spectacular fireworks show on opening night – don’t miss it!.
May 28 | Barry Mainlow | Moda Center
One Last Tme!
After performing more than 400 concerts at the Las Vegas Hilton and Paris Las Vegas from 2005 through 2011, Manilow has limited his concert appearances. The ONE LAST TIME! Tour is a major undertaking and as Manilow said, “is my way of thanking everyone for their years of support…one last time!”
May 30 | Starlight Parade | Downtown Portland
A Twinkling, Summer Night Downtown
One of our most popular events, the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade offers funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together in one whimsical pageant..