May Events

Check out what's happening in Portland during May!

May 1-31st: Oregon Wine Month

“Join us every May in celebrating Oregon’s official state-wide month of wine tasting, wine learning and wine loving. Oregon Wine Month is an opportunity to experience the quality and diversity of Oregon wine through unique events around Oregon and beyond.”


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May 9th: Dining for Dignity @ Scottie’s Pizza Parlor

“Looking for a fun way to support Sisters of the Road? Eat out at select restaurants during the month of May to have a portion of your meal cost go directly towards our programs. Sisters of the Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland, Oregon’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create the change that will end poverty and homelessness forever.”


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May 10th: Sunset Camping Dinner @ Olympia Provisions NW

“Chef Eric Joppie brings Elias and Michelle’s camping trip with Sunset Magazine to life with a special six-course dinner featuring a fennel, almond and pecorino salad, grilled asparagus and landrauschinken, grilled lamb chops with pine nut salsa verde, spanakorizo, buttermilk biscuits, dutch oven rhubarb and hazelnut crumble.”


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May 10th: Art Show @ Boys Fort

Mel Townsend of Mel’s Frame Shop and Mary Pacios will be displaying their work “Portland Bridges”,  mixed media on paper and “Rowers”, linocut on paper, for the entire month of May.


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May 11thHotel deLuxe Mother’s Day Tea & Trunk Show

“Enjoy Mother’s Day a little early with afternoon tea service at Gracie’s, which also has some champagne on the menu, before enjoying wares from local vendors and creators including jewelry, desserts, beauty products, and more.”

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May 11th: Elevation Dinner + Drink Pairing @ Migration Brewing Co.

“Chef Casey Lee Gipson partners up with Townshend’s Distillery to explore the concept of elevation in the Pacific Northwest with a seven-course meal paired with herbal spirits and of course, Migration beer.”

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May 11th: Joey Bada$$, Boogie, Buddy, Dessy Hinds @ The Roseland

“Whether Bada$$’s youthful vigor or his obvious talent leads the way, he’s already positioned himself to be at the forefront of real hip-hop’s new renaissance.”

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May 12th: Woman Up @ Marylhurst

“For three years, Portland Monthly has been chronicling the women who are changing Portland and the World. Now it’s your turn. With a little/lot of inspiration from these and other amazing speakers Portland Monthly welcomes you to the WOMAN UP! Weekend.”

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May 12th: St. Johns Bizarre @ St. John’s Plaza

“The 12th annual St. Johns Bizarre kicks off Portland’s street fair season with an all-day party that’s free and open to all ages. Enjoy a beer garden featuring brews from Occidental Brewing Company and Oregon Mead & Cider Co., browse over 100 craft vendors, and enjoy some live music on top of all that!”


View vendor info and musician lineup here!

May 12th: Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park
“A daylong party for pets and their owners, and also a party for the Oregon Human Society’s 150th birthday! The 2018 Doggie Dash includes a walk/run through Portland, vendors, live music, canine contests, and more activities for the whole family, with proceeds supporting Oregon Humane Society.”
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May 12th: Converge 45: Connecting Art + Community @ Vibrant Table Catering & Events

“A benefit dinner raising funds for Transition Projects, p:ear, New Avenues for Youth, and Gather:Make:Shelter, with works by local and youth artists on display, and talks from those helping the homeless in our community, and those promoting the arts as a catalyst for positive change.”

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May 13th: Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Festival @ Portland Meadows

“The Offspring headline a full day of music, craft beer, tacos, and Lucha Libre style wrestling, with Pennywise, Against Me!, Lit, Unwritten Law, and Los Kung Fu Monkeys rounding out the proceedings.”

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Mothers Day Events:


May 12th: Mother’s Day Celebration @ Lee Farms

“Come and celebrate with your mama or your mama friends for Mother’s Day! We will have a beautiful selection of hanging baskets, planters and fresh flowers!We will also have Delicious pastries, and donuts available! ”

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May 12-13th: Mother’s Day Weekend @ Apolloni Vineyards

“All mothers will enjoy a visit to our bath salt bar where they can design their perfect bath salt, complete with the ideal essential oils, botanicals and a variety of salts. Jar of custom bath salts included in tasting for all moms.”

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May 13th: Mother’s Day @ RingSide Fish House

“Mothers Day at the Ringside Fish House. Lets us show all those special ladies a day of gratitude. ”

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May 13th: Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet @ Swank & Swine

“Treat mom to a special brunch at Swank restaurant for this Mother’s Day! Make a reservation for Sunday, May 13th before we fill up. We’re also serving dinner on the holiday. ”

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May 13th:  Celebrating Mother’s @ The Original Dinerant

“Please join us to enjoy a special day, celebrating mothers at The Original.”

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May 13th: Mother’s Day @ Departure

“We love our Moms! Come and celebrate your Mother with us at Departure, we will be featuring our a la Carte menu with Mom-inspired specials and treats.”

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May 13th: Oregon Zoo Mother’s Day Brunch

“The Cascade Crest ballroom hosts a feast among the animals at the Oregon Zoo with menu items including made-to-order omelets, brioche French toast, bagels and lox, and more, before heading into the Zoo proper to visit with the many mother-and-child couples on display (Brunch price does not include zoo admission).”

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May 13th: Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch @ Punch Bowl Social

“Treat that special mama to brunch at Punch Bowl Social! In addition to our regular brunch menu, we will be featuring a buffet that includes omelet and taco stations, eggs, bacon, sausage, punch potatoes, assorted pastries and much more!”

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May 13th: Mother’s Day @ Aviary

“Aviary’s first ever Mother’s Day menu features Chef Sarah Pliner’s unique menu, applying French methods to Eastern flavors, with items including clay pot chicken, foie gras hum bao, tempura green beans, and more.”


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May 13th: Mother’s Day Brunch @ Tusk

“Chef Sam Smith collaborates with Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy for a prix fixe brunch menu, served on new dinnerware created by local ceramicist Sarah Wolf, complemented by floral arrangements via Colibri floral studio.”

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May 13th: Mother’s Day Tea @ Pix/Bar Vivant

“The sparkly, bubbly upgrade this annual Mother’s Day event got in 2017 went over so well it’s overflowing to 2018 as well, featuring 10 sweet & savory treats (including smoked salmon, bacon dates, macarons, quail eggs, and more,) plus a pot of Townshend’s tea and a glass of sparkling wine.”

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May 13th: PDX Pop Now! 2018 Compilation Release Party @ Lagunitas Community Room

“The PDX Pop Now! compilation is an annual reminder that we live in one of the best cities for music in the country. Tonight’s all-ages celebration features sets by great local acts Deathlist, Bryson the Alien, and Rilla, and your entry includes a copy of the brand new comp!”

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May 15th: PINK in Portland @ Moda Center

“P!NK and her 2018 Beautiful Trauma Tour will be performing live at Moda Center in Portland, OR on May 15, 2018”

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May 17th: High Plains Film @ NW Film Festival

“Founders of the Montana based nonprofit film collective High Plains Films and the Big Sky Documentary Festival, filmmakers Doug Hawes-Davis and Dru Carr present a program of some of their ecological- and social-themed documentaries: High Plains Films. Doug Hawes-Davis will be in attendance.”

Read more about the documentary here!

May 17th: QDoc Film Festival 2018 @ Hollywood Theater

QDoc is the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries. Documentaries offer a unique vehicle to creatively engage core issues of queer identity – politics, history, culture, diversity, sexuality, family, aging, and coming-out issues.”

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May 18th: Glow Skate @ Oaks Amusement Park

“Glow skate is everybody’s favorite! The 3rd Friday of the month October 2017 – May 2018, during the 7:00 – 10:30pm Open Skate Session, we’re turning down the lights and turning up the fun!”

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May 17-19th: McMenamins 19th Annual UFO Festival @ Hotel Oregon in McMinnville

“We’re prepping the landing gear for our 19th annual UFO Festival, inviting UFO-curious and fun-seekers alike for multiple days of fun and mind-expanding opportunities! Our events include: more live music than ever, the always-fun UFO parade, pet costume contest, 5K alien dash, costume ball, a new wine tasting event, a new UFO/alien trivia night, and so much more.”

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May 18-20th: Rhododendron Festival in Florence

“Come join us the third weekend in May. Our Rhododendrons, that thrive along the Oregon Coast, are of course the stars of the Festival and we celebrate their beauty! The spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Events Center. Enjoy the Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival with rides, games and a few surprises.”


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May 19th: Voices of Change 2018: A celebration of AAPI Heritage Month

“May is recognized nationally as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and it is our pleasure to invite you to APANO’s signature annual fundraising gala Voices of Change: A Celebration of AAPI Heritage Month”

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May 19-20th: Mt. Tabor Art Walk

“Now in its thirteenth year, the Mt Tabor Art Walk is a Portland, Oregon tradition. This juried show and sale runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to see quality visual art and meet artists in their studios and homes.”

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May 19-21: Mahler’s Seventh Symphony @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

“Capping the season with a triumphant Mahler symphony has become Oregon’s favorite sendoff to summer. Mahler’s “Song of the Night” is guaranteed to leave you on a rousing note, as day overtakes night in the astonishingly exuberant final movement.”

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May 23rd: Soriah with Chirgilchin @ Alberta Rose Theater

“Musician, shaman, international traveler and award-winning throat singer, Soriah is joined by his masters, straight outta Tuva, Chirgilchin, which includes musicians and throat singers of the highest order, including a female singer – a rarity in Tuvan music”


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May 25th: Rose Festival Opening Night Fireworks

“Nothing says celebration quite like fireworks — so the Portland Rose Festival will get the festivities started off for 2018 on an awe-inspiring note! Your admission to CityFair will include the fireworks display, plus additional entertainment.”

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May 25th – June 10th: Rose Festival CityFair

“CityFair features: Carnival rides and games, food and craft vendors, free programming for the whole family, exciting free concerts, and world class entertainment.” 


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