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.

October 2015

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour | Moda Center

October 17

The "Rebel Heart" Tour follows the March 9th release of Madonna's Rebel Heart album on Interscope Records (Germany and Japan March 6; Europe/UK March 9; North America March 10). Rave reviews for Madonna's 13th studio album include: The Sun (UK) "The Queen of Pop will reign again - Madonna is about to release her best album in 17 years and one of the greatest of her career." NY Times: "They won't experience the celebrity of Madonna the fashion statement but the Madonna who has kept us listening for decades: Madonna the musician".

Killer Beer Week | various craft beer venues

October 16-25

If you've ever attended a Brewpublic Killer Beer Week you know that we love to get creative and put the interests of the true to heart craft beer lovers first. Our motto has always been and remains "yeast, malt, and the pursuit of hoppiness", and were we ever so serious. Great beer, great people, lots of fun, and this year 10 Portland area events and a bonus Eugene Killer Beer Fest at the Bier Stein on halloween (10/31) should be proof that we are still on top of our game and refuse to backdown when beer is on the table (or at the bar top).

Caffeine Crawl | various shops and roasters

October 21-23

Year 2 in the City of Roses promises to be even better than last year's inaugural Caffeine Crawl Portland. The event starts with an evening route on Wednesday, October 21, and has a total of 11 different routes to choose from leading up to the kick off for Coffee Fest Portland on Friday. In what many consider the best craft beverage city in the country, 28 local coffee, tea and chocolate shops will be showcased in an autumn whirlwind of caffeinated goodness. Tickets come with a 50% off deal for Coffee Fest.

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.

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 and SW Montgomery. A close street address to this market is 1717 SW Park Avenue.

Portland Fashion Week | Pioneer Courthouse Square

October 1-4

Portland Fashion Week is a production of Portland Fashion Council, LLC. Presented by Aveda Institute Portland, Dosha Salon Spa, The Art Institute of Portland and LUNA with exclusive media sponsors KOIN 6 News and 105.1 the Buzz. Portland Fashion Week was born in 2002 from a Portland fashion incubator and is now the 3rd longest running fashion week after New York and LA. Portland Fashion Week was the first fashion show in history to present 100% sustainable fashion designs, as hailed by VOGUE Magazine. Portland is home to the most winners in Project Runway history!

FrightTown | Memorial Coliseum

October 3-31

FrightTown is the Pacific Northwest's newest haunted event featuring three amazing haunted houses in one location for one price. Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors, the top rated madhouse of humor and horror, returns for its eleventh year in Portland; The Black Box is a non stop free fall into darkness and terror unlike anything this town has ever seen; and our all new haunt, The Contagion, drops you into the heart of a city ravaged by an unstoppable zombie plague! There's something to scare everyone at FrightTown!

45th Annual Portland Marathon | Portland

October 4

For many years the Portland Marathon has been rated as one of the premier marathon events in the United States. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 local road race events in the U.S., and one of the top 40 races of all types and distances.

FashioNXT | Station Place

October 7-10

FashioNXT (pronounced, fashion-next) provides brand enhancement through high profile exposure conveyed through fashion forward lifestyle experiences. FashioNXT emerges from the Executive Producer's success in building Portland Fashion Week - ranked by TIME Magazine as the #1 show in the US outside New York Fashion Week - to embrace what's next in fashion and what's next in a fashion forward lifestyle.

Portland Open Studios | Various locations

October 10-11, 17-18

Portland Open Studios is an annual self-guided tour to visit the studios of 96 artists throughout the Portland, Oregon metro area. These artists in a myriad of disciplines will show you their work, their processes, their spaces, and a little of what it means to be an artist in this great city. Watch, learn, experience.