Celebrate Summer at These Business District Events

Summer’s sun-filled days mean many great reasons to venture out and explore business districts across Portland. Whether you are looking to browse boutiques during a street fair, discover amazing local food and drink, enjoy live music, or connect with your community, there is plenty to do now through September. Here are just a few of the fun activities to put on your calendar:

  • Beaumont: The Fremont Fest Marketplace will take place on August 3 and will feature 150 vendors, a beer garden, and live music.
  • Brooklyn: How often do you get to shop local and relax in a beautiful park at the same time? at the Best of Brooklyn BBQ, you can! Enjoy great food, music, and a small business fair at Brooklyn City Park on July 25. 
  • Central Eastside: On July 12 and 13, the Portland Night Market will blend food, culture, music, drinks, and retail for an adventurous evening in the Industrial District.
  • Hawthorne: Hawthorne Boulevard is one of Portland’s favorite streets and home to the City’s longest-running street fair! The Hawthorne Street Fair pulls out all the stops for its 41st anniversary on August 25 with multiple music stages, local food & drink, and sidewalk sales.
  • Jade District: The Jade International Night Market is on August 10 and will have a variety of offerings including local artisans, small businesses, and mouthwatering food vendors. This family-friendly event features exciting activities for children, such as free face painting and balloon art, plus live cultural performances.
  • Mississippi Ave: On July 13, bustling North Mississippi Avenue will be car-free for a day of food, vendors, music, and fun during Portland’s largest street fair, Mississippi Street Fair.
  • Montavilla: On July 28, stroll down Stark Street and enjoy district businesses, vendors, a farmer’s market, and family-friendly entertainment and activities at the Montavilla Street Fair.
  • Multnomah Village: Multnomah Days is a one-day, open-air, family-friendly street festival on August 17 with musical acts, street entertainers, art, and 100+ vendor booths, plus food carts!
  • NE Broadway: Broadway in Bloom is a block party with live tunes, tasty treats, and eco-friendly fun! Join NE Broadway Business Association and EcoLloyd on July 20 for an inclusive community event at NE 17th and NE Weidler Streets.
  • Parkrose: Summer Nights is TONIGHT, July 10th, and will feature an evening night market, live music, community resources, food, drinks, and fun interactive activities for all.
  • Soul District: During the MLK Dream Run on September 22, enjoy a run/walk with your friends through the Soul District or race for a chance to win a round-trip travel voucher courtesy of Alaska Airlines. The race will start and finish at Portland Community College with a Dave’s Killer Bread grilled cheese for all racers after crossing the finish line. 
  • St. Johns: The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival will celebrate its 44th anniversary on July 19-21! This landmark jazz festival will feature some of the best local and national acts.
  • Williams District: Save the date for the first-ever Summer Social on Williams! Follow Williams District on Instagram for updates about this exciting new event. 

This list is non-exhaustive. Don’t forget to check out Travel Portland’s Events Calendar regularly to get the latest info about events happening city-wide. See you on the street!