February around Portland
Feb. 1-3 : Portland Winter Light Festival
This year’s festival will be displaying more than 100 artists and organizations from across the West coast. There will be featured illuminated art installations, performances, and kinetic fire sculptures all throughout the city. Some of the areas participating in the festival include OMSI, PNCA, Cathedral Park, and the World Trade Center.
Check out the event site to look at the full schedule and map of the festival here!
Feb. 1-10: Hotel Laviathan at the Deep End Theater*
Portland artist Malcom McClinton will be displaying his unique, horror-based improv show starting in February at the Deep End Theater. The theater quotes, “Not for the faint of heart, Hotel Leviathan explores the place where your nightmares go on vacation… room by room. ”
Buy tickets and read more about the artist on the Deep End Theater website.
Feb.1-25: Robert Frank at the Blue Sky Gallery
Robert Frank invented the photography style ‘street photography’-you have probably seen his most well known book, The Americans, at some point in your life. Don’t miss this opportunity to view his new show, Books and Film 1947-2018, and witness works of art from one of the best photographers in history.
Ticket information can be found here.
Feb. 2: Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
Do you like seafood? Do you like wine? This is the festival for you! Join over 10,000 people and choose from over 50 wines from wineries around Oregon, eat some seafood, and drink more wine!
Visit their website to see a full list of exhibitors and info on the event.
Feb. 3-4: Heart of Darkness Imperial Stout Fest*
This is the 4th annual Heart of Darkness Fest, hosted by our friends over at Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom! It will be hosted at their original location on Division and at their new Alberta location all day Sat. and Sun. They will be featuring a lineup of 37 imperial stouts (16 at Division and 21 at Alberta).
Check out their Facebook event page for the list of beer and more info about the upcoming fest!
Feb. 7: Jacobsen Salt Co. Presents: My Salty Valentine Happy
A special pre-Valentine’s Happy Hour tasting party. Whether you’re feeling sweet or salty this year we have some treats for you.
Come enjoy some wonderful Love & Squalor wines, Cocanú chocolate, Jacobsen’s very own Salty Chocolate Caramels, and hear the sultry sounds of local folk duo Starling Curve.
View Event here!
Feb. 9-10: Vintalier Valentines Day
“Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Vintalier will be bringing our beautiful selection of indie jewelry brands to these local Portland markets. Bring a date, bring a friend, have some fun, and buy some bling! 💍 ✨”
Visit here for more info.
Feb. 9-10: Portland Night Market
Over 175+ makers will be displaying and selling their work for this weekend in February! Join them for a night of art, food, drinks, music, and merch,
Check out their Facebook event page for more info!
Feb. 11: Worst Day of the Year Ride
The Worst Day of the Year Ride is a fundraising community bicycle ride benefiting the Community Cycling Center!
View the event here!
Feb. 12 : Shalom Y’all Grand Opening
Our friends Kasey Mills and John Gorham are opening their new location of Shalom Y’all! This restaurant will be serving dishes from Shalom Y’all West, Mediterranean Exploration Company and new dishes from Kasey’s trip to Isreal. Don’t miss this event, it will be delicious!
View their Facebook event here!
Feb. 16: Chinese New Year Celebration at the Lan Su Garden
“Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su’s two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more!” -Lan Su Chinese Garden
Get tickets and more information on their website!
Feb. 21: Lyndee Mah & A String Ensemble at Floyd’s Coffee Shop*
Lyndee Mah, a vocal performing artist based in Portland, Oregon, consistently captivates and entertains audiences with her powerful and supple voice. She has been described as “a pure-voiced diva” by Dance Magazine and as “completely magnetic” by Paperback Jukebox
Visit Floyd’s website for more!
Feb. 25: Portland Brunch Festival
From 10am-3pm on on Feb. 25, take some friends to the Leftbank Annex for brunch! Some of the vendors include: Voodoo Donuts, Chatty Hen, Kite Hill, Cafe de Crepe, and Casa Lola!
Get tickets and a full list of vendors here!
Feb. 28: Oregon Beer Awards Ceremony
24 categories and eight additional awards will be represented and presented at this year’s Oregon Beer Awards! This red carpet event will celebrate gold, silver, and bronze medalists of beer for one night at the Revolution Hall.
All info about the event can be found here!
*Affiliated with Urban Works!