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 3–5 | 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 30th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 3-5, 2014. 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 8–11 | Bridgetown Comedy Festival | Various venues
200+ comedians, 100 shows, Reggie Watts, Paul F. Tompkins & More!
Bridgetown is a celebration of innovative humor that proudly bears Portland’s signature style. Now in its 7th 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 9–10 | WhiskeyFest Northwest | Various venues
Big barrels, wet tongues, whiskey-toting monks, and a mechanical bull named Tipsy.
Put on your big boy pants May 9th & 10th for shenanigans of unprecedented magnitude with the world’s best distilleries. They call it Devil’s Mouthwash. We recommend gargling. Must be 21+ and down to get down..
May 12–18 | 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 17 | Stars on Ice | Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
America’s premier figure skating tour!
America's top Olympic medal contenders from the 2014 winter games in Sochi headlive this seasons all-new Stars on Ice Tour, and you can see them perform on home ice! Get your tickets now to experience the passion and relive the spirit of the U.S. Figure Skating Team as they celebrate their performances from the 2014 Winter Games!
May 23–June 8 (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 31st | 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..