Venture Out

Venture Portland and its member business districts host more than 100 events every year. From webinars to street fairs, and shopping passports to mixers, there is always something exciting happening in Portland's business districts!

July 10, 2024 – Historic Parkrose Summer Nights Market

Visit Parkrose for Summer Nights featuring an evening night market, live music, community resources, food, drinks and fun interactive activities for all!

July 13, 2024 – Mississippi Ave Street Fair

Bustling North Mississippi Avenue closes down for a day of food, vendors, music and fun at Portland’s largest street fair, Mississippi Street Fair. This year the fair will have the following: Three Music Stages, Kids Zone, Grandfathers Rib-Off Competition, Hundreds Of Vendors, Shopping and Dining, and more!

July 14, 2024 – Broadway in Bloom

Broadway in Bloom is a block party with a purpose, bringing live music, tasty treats, and eco-friendly fun! Enjoy free bike repair, recycling with Ridwell, fitness classes, market pop-ups, active transit with GoLloyd and more!

July 25, 2024 – Best of Brooklyn BBQ

All are welcome to enjoy great food, music and “shop local” in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood. Live music and entertainment for the whole family will be on display. The wide variety of Brooklyn based businesses will be out in full force for you to explore. Enjoy a fantastic summer evening in the relaxed and family friendly Brooklyn Park!

August 5, 2024 – Fremont Fest Marketplace

Fremont Fest Marketplace is on Saturday, August 5 from 10am-4pm! Over 150 vendors with 8 food vendors, 2 beverage places and 2 cocktail samples. Live music at multiple venues. Kid Zone at Wild Hearts Wellness.

August 10, 2024 – Jade District Night Market

Founded in 2014, Portland’s Jade International Night Market is the epitome of a multicultural community event. Strings of lights and lanterns illuminate the Southeast Portland parking lot where this annual event takes place. Scents of garlicky beef satay and crisp lumpia fill the air as children sit cross-legged during dragon dance performances. What started as a small volunteer group has expanded to keep up with attendance, which has grown to 20,000 attendees annually.