August Events

Check out what's happening around the city this month!

Music on Main 2018 - Free Summer Concert Series | Wednesdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm, July 11 - September 5, 2018 | On Main Street between Broadway Avenue and Park Avenue- Next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (photo of crowd and Main Street during a concert)August 1st-August 29th: Music On Main

“On Wednesday evenings, starting on July 1st, Portland’5 takes advantage of the lovely summer weather in Portland to present the free outdoor concert series. The concerts feature popular local and regional musicians playing a diverse collection of music.”


View full schedule here!

Image result for flicks on the bricks portlandAugust 3rd-17th: Flicks on the Bricks

“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 20th and continue through August 17th on five Friday nights accompanied by live pre-movie entertainment.”


View the movie lineup here!


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August 3rd-5th: 20th Annual Pickathon Festival

“Join us for the 20th Annual Pickathon at the beautiful Pendarvis Farm; this is the big one, folks! A landmark year as we celebrate 20 years of Pickathon in what will surely be one of the most memorable experiences of the year.”



Get tickets and musician lineup here

Image result for fremont fest portlandAugust 4th: Fremont Fest

“Fremont Street is closed from 42nd to 50th for Fremont Fest, including a 10 a.m. parade of pets and kids on bikes, music stages, a kids’ zone, and 125 vendors. Free.”



Get more info here!


August 4th: 3rd Annual Portland Hot Sauce Expo @ OMSI

“Come to the OMSI for this 2 day Fiery Foods Festival to get the ultimate endorphin rush. The weekend promises to be like no other. FREE Hot Sauce Tastings from the BEST Hot Sauce Companies around the World, The Stage of DOOM, Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competion, Guinness Book of Records Reaper Eating Contest, Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails, Wrestling & So Much More!”


Get your tickets here!


Image may contain: 1 person, drink and indoorAugust 4th: 3rd Annual Oregon Trail Brewfest

“Featuring over 20 breweries and cideries, live music all day long, games and entertainment! Taste beers from Kansas City, to Boise, to Oregon City, the official end of the Oregon Trail!”



View brewery lineup and get tickets here!


No automatic alt text available.August 4th: Portland 19th Annual Iranian Festival

“The Festival’s theme this year is to honor the amazing women and artists that have contributed so much to our rich cultural heritage. This year the stage will be featuring the world-renowned Rahim Shahriari, the Eshta Divas dance group, DJ Nima, and the fantastic artists and business owners of our own community.”


View more info here!


August 5th: Lents Street Fair

“If you’re yearning for some of that old-school Portland weirdness—then do not miss the annual extravaganza known as the Lents Street Fair! They have food, a beer garden (and a root beer garden for the kids), music, bouncy castles, the world-famous Lents goats (formerly the Belmont goats), and the much beloved highlight—the Chicken Beauty Contest. ”

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August 7th-28th: Concerts in the Square

“The Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series will return for its 28th year on Tuesdays in July and August! From noon-1:00pm enjoy music from some of Portland’s best regional and local musical talent. With eight FREE concerts, some of Portland’s favorite food vendors and other activities, the Square is sure to be Downtown’s summer lunchtime destination.”

View full schedule here!


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August 7th: Holladay Park National Night out

The event as opportunity to thank 1st responder professionals while promoting togetherness between people that live and work in the area. We invite all of you to bring your family, meet your neighbors and celebrate our community!

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August 8th: Walk Williams – 2nd Wednesdays

Walk Williams Wednesday brings neighbors together to build community and encourage exploration of local businesses; those long-established and newly opened. Find food, drink, shopping, recreation, banking, beauty, medical and other services all in the Williams District.


View more info here!



No automatic alt text available.August 8th: Happy Hour: Party for Elephants @ The Oregon Zoo

“Having cocktails at the zoo isn’t just fun, it helps raise awareness and support for the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife. Each happy hour will feature a different animal theme and August 8 will focus on elephants. ”


Get your tickets here!


Image may contain: 2 people, people walking, crowd and outdoorAugust 11th: Alberta Street Fair

“The 21st Annual Alberta Street Fair is Saturday, August 11, 2018. The Fair offers an eclectic mix of activities and events showcasing the best of the Alberta Street community including entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages.”


View the event site here!



August 11th: Jack White @ The Rose Quarter

Jack White is coming to the Rose Quarter! Get your tickets soon, they are going fast!


Get your tickets here!


Image may contain: 4 people, people standing and people on stageAugust 11th: Beaverton Night Market

“A night of full of ethnic foods, arts, crafts and live music in The Beaverton Round! This event is is FREE and open to the public. You’ll get the chance to sample and purchase a variety of amazing items from local vendors representing cultures from around the globe! ”


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Image may contain: textAugust 12th: Pup City | 1K Dog Walk

“Join us for the first annual Pup City Walk & Festival at the Rose Quarter Commons on Sunday Aug 12, 2018! The 1k dog walk will begin at 9:00am and finish with a pet festival on the Rose Quarter Commons with dog vendors and special Trail Blazers activities.”


Get more info and tickets here!


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August 13-18: Portland Burger Week

Fifty restaurants and bars do their best to one-up each other in this ultimate specialty burger showdown. Your challenge, Portland—if you should choose to accept it—is to eat as many of these $5 burgers as humanly possible over the course of six days.”


View participants and burgers here!


Image may contain: one or more people, text and outdoorAugust 18th: Portland Adult Soapbox Derby

“Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their metal to their mettle. These pages are dedicated to all those who have spilled their blood, or even worse, spilled their BEER!”

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Image may contain: one or more people and textAugust 18th: Oregon Bigfoot Festival

“The second annual Oregon Bigfoot Festival will be held Saturday, August 18th 2018 at beautiful Glenn Otto Park in the wonderful town of Troutdale Oregon. The festival hours are 10am-6pm. We ask a $5 suggested donation admission for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. ”

Get more info and tickets here!


Image may contain: textAugust 19th: Haywire: The 24 Hour Play Showcase @ Curious Comedy Theater

“Four pairs of writers receive a prompt and spend all night Saturday creating original plays. Sixteen actors and their directors will then rehearse all day Sunday to bring these original plays to life.”


Get your tickets and more info here!


Image may contain: 1 person, textAugust 24th: Faerieworlds 2018: Music and Arts Festival

“A weekend of music, art and imagination featuring Beats Antique, Rasputina, Delhi 2 Dublin, and many more, 100+ vendors – food and drink booths – minutes from Portland – onsite camping”


Get your tickets and see musician lineup here!


Image may contain: one or more people and people standingAugust 25th: The Smashing Pumpkins @ The Moda Center

The Smashing Pumpkins are coming to Portland for their Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour! Make sure to get your tickets soon – they are going fast!


Get tickets here!



Image may contain: one or more people, table, sky and outdoorAugust 26th: August Flea + Food

“We’re a monthly gathering place for the creators, curators and collectors of Portland’s best vintage, handmade, functional art, & locally-sourced goods. Plus! Amazing local food + beverage purveyors + bar program curated by Figlia Americana. Admission is FREE and open to all ages.”


View event page here!