Don’t Miss These Spectacular End-Of-Summer Events

Summer is winding down but there are still plenty of great events happening citywide. Safely venture out and enjoy classic street fairs in Hawthorne and Multomah Village, celebrations of arts and culture in the Pearl District and on Alberta Street and explore brand new ways to support your favorite neighborhood business districts like the St. Johns Comedy Festival and Parkrose Marketplace. Here’s just a few of the great activities coming up:

  • Alberta: Last Thursday is a monthly art event on Alberta Street with live music, performances, art openings and more. Every Last Thursday of the month, including August 26 and September 30.
  • Beaumont: The Fremont Fest Marketplace will take place on August 21. It will feature a sidewalk sale, vendors, kid’s zone and beer garden at Hi Top Tavern.
  • Belmont: The Belmont Street Fair, held annually on the 2nd Saturday of September, is one of the largest-attended street fairs in Portland. With food and retail vendors of all kinds, show-stopping performances, and activities for all ages, the Belmont Street Fair is fun for everyone.
  • Downtown: Paseo is a new community gathering event with performances, vendors, mutual aid groups, and more! It’s coming to Portland’s South Park Blocks on August 27 and 28.
  • Hawthorne: One of Portland’s favorite streets — and its longest-running street fair — the Hawthorne Street Fair pulls out all the stops on August 22 with multiple music tents, two beer gardens and blocks of sidewalk sales at many of the more than one hundred local shops that line this original “shop local” stretch.
  • Lents: Green Lents is hosting a community mural painting on Saturday, August 28 from 8AM-12 PM. The mural will be on the Walden Court Orchard. All supplies provided, just bring all your fun ideas!
  • Multnomah Village: Multnomah Days in the Village is a one-day, open-air, family-friendly street festival on August 21 with scheduled main stage musical acts, street entertainers, art and 100+ vendor booths as well as food and beverage services available via outdoor street dining and food carts.
  • Northwest District: The Slabtown Outdoor Market is an outdoor event series featuring local artists, businesses, makers, and more. The next market will take place on September 12.
  • Old Town: Celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival on September 18 in historic Japantown and Chinatown with live performances, craft vendors, food, and fun for the whole family.
  • Pearl District: Art in the Pearl will happen on September 4-6 and will fill the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages.
  • Parkrose: Parkrose Marketplace is Portland’s coolest new outdoor market with live music, great food, a beverage garden put on by Catman Cellars winery and Level Beer Brewery, local-indigenous-global arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and handcrafted treasures of all kinds. It will take place August 21 and 22.
  • St. Johns: Check out the first-ever St. Johns Comedy Festival! Venture out to St. Johns on Aug 20 and 21 to celebrate laughter and community. This event is produced by Susan Rice and Tory Ward along with nonprofit partner Curious Comedy Theater.

Don’t forget to regularly check out our Venture Out Calendar and Here For Portland’s Events Calendar to get the latest info about events happening citywide. See you on the street!