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.
Portland Farmers Market | Portland State University
Market Hours: Saturdays 8:30am - 2pm
The Saturday Market is located at Portland State University in the South Park Blocks between SW Hall & SW Montgomery. A close street address to this market is 1717 SW Park Avenue.
July 3–6 | Waterfront Blues Festival | Tom McCall Park
Strongest, most diverse, most compelling lineup ever!
During the past 26 years, the festival has grown steadily in size and reputation and is recognized as the nation’s premier blues festival. Since 1988, the festival has raised more than $9 million and 800 tons of food to benefit Oregon Food Bank. The 2013 festival raised and record $1.3 million to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The festival has also received numerous awards. In 2011, Essential Travel magazine, based in London, listed the festival as one of the Top 10 USA Festivals. In 2009, Outside magazine listed the festival as one of the Top 10 Outdoor Festivals. The festival is the winner of the prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the international Blues Foundation and the recipient of the Ovation Award from the Oregon Festival & Events Association as Oregon’s Best Festival, Civic Celebration or Community Event.
July 18–20 | PDX Pop Now! Music Festival | Audio Cinema
Showcasing 50 of Portland’s finest bands
Every July, the festival draws audiences in the thousands.Since 2004, the fests have collectively stimulated interest, expanded participation, introduced new bands into the fold, inspired collaborations and represented every goal related to Portland music that our organization set out to accomplish.
July 18–20 | Sand in the City | Pioneer Courthouse Square
8th annual sand castle building event and competition
Yoshida’s Sand in the City is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization committed to furthering the well-being of children in the greater Portland Metropolitan area through proceeds generated by an annual sand castle building event and competition.Portland’s highly popular Sand in the City event takes place July 18-20 in Pioneer Courthouse Square. There will be FREE music every night including Petty Fever Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
July 23–27 | Oregon Brewer’s Festival | Tom McCall Park
Pouring more than 80 different craft beers from around the country!
The Oregon Brewers Festival is the quintessential celebration of craft beer! On a sun soaked July afternoon, there's no better place to sip suds with friends along the banks of the Willamette River, with the Portland skyline as a backdrop to the west and Mt. Hood towering in the east. Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Wits - come to the Oregon Brewers Festival, and see for yourself why it is one of the world's best loved craft beer festivals.
July 25 | Flicks on the Bricks | Pioneer Courthouse Square
Portlands largest outdoor movie theater
On four Friday evenings in July and August, the Square will be transformed into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy! The movie series will kick-off on Friday, July 25th and continue through August 29th on four Friday nights accompanied by live pre-movie entertainment provided by 101.9 Kink.
July 31 | Last Thursday on Alberta
Last Thursday is a community grown event, free to all artists and art vendors, musicians, performers & visitors.