portland events

There are always cool and interesting things happening in our vibrant city. Just a few upcoming events are listed here and you can always ask our knowledgeable guest service staff about other things happening around our unique Portland hotel.

July 2016

Portland Timbers | Providence Park

March-October

Go Timbers... Here's to another great season!

Portland Saturday Market | SW Naito Parkway

Saturdays 10am - 5pm, Sundays 11am - 4:30pm, March-December

Open every Saturday and Sunday from March-December, this riverside market is the largest continually operating arts-and-crafts fair in the United States, drawing up to 750,000 visitors during its season. 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.

Waterfront Blues Festival | Waterfront Park

July 1-4

Wailing into the waters of the Willamette since 1987, this annual event is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and second biggest in the U.S. Five days of music bring thousands to the popular Portland park, where more than 80 acts jam from morning until night.

Cavalia Odysseo

July 7-24

Known as the world's largest touring production, Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. This larger-than-life show sends hearts racing, but it is also a feast for the eyes that succeeds in delivering the spectacular with soul.

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

July 15-17

As the longest-running FREE Jazz Festival west of the Mississippi River, CPJF celebrates its 36th year with three days of world-class music. The Festival begins Friday night with dynamic Blues, Ramp&B, and Soul. Saturday and Sunday will feature all the multiple styles of Jazz in all its glory.

Third Tuesday!

July 19

Join us in our lobby from 4 to 6pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month. We will be showcasing Portland artists from: PNCA, Portland State University, Linfield, University of Portland, The Art Institute of Portland, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Concordia. Free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

PDX Pop Now! Festival

July 22-24

Portland's FREE, ALL AGES, and non-profit festival PDX Pop Now!, returns with performances from 44 Portland artists including special high school band sets curated by Friends of Noise. Taking place under the Hawthorne bridge at AudioCinema, the festival will feature two outdoor stages, a record fair, street fair, food carts, and the annual band-on-band basketball tournament Rigsketball.

Flicks on the Bricks

July 22 and 29

On five 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 22nd and continue through August 19th on five Friday nights accompanied by live pre-movie entertainment provided by 101.9 Kink.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 27-31

One of the nation's longest-running craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival is considered a destination, and 80,000 craft beer lovers annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana to drink up what the festival has to offer.

International Pinot Noir Celebration

July 29-31

The event offers Pinot noir consumers and industry members the chance to enjoy an unparalleled selection of Pinot noir from around the world via a full schedule of seminars, walkaround tastings, winery tours, and unforgettable meals prepared by top Northwest chefs.

Rose Festival Rose Cup Races

July 29-31

The Rose Cup Races will continue to be the premier amateur road racing event in the Pacific Northwest, and in 2016 there will be an even broader racer base with members from the Oregon Region Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Cascade Sports Car Club competing.

Renegade Craft Fair

July 30-31

Get ready, Portland! We're excited to combine the best artisans and makers with one of the coolest cities in the Pacific Northwest. It's a match made in heaven! We'll be serving up unique handmade items from hundreds of Makers, fun DIY workshops, immersive special features, food and drink, and much, much more.