Events Happening in Portland — June 2017
Here are a bunch of fun and creative events going on in your city for the month of June!
These are great opportunities to host an MHWOW event. Grab your friends and take advantage of all the fun going on in PDX!
Pints in the Pearl Beer Fest
Saturday, June 3 at 12:00pm 9:00pm
NW 13th Ave, between Hoyt and Davis529 N.W. 13th Ave., Portland, OR
The Second Annual Pints In The Pearl is Portland’s premier beer festival celebrating the makers in the Pearl District. The festival is open to all ages with food, live music, entertainment and exclusive beers poured for the event by Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, 10 Barrel Brewing, Fat Head’s Portland, BridgePort Brewing Company, River Pig and Back Pedal Brewing. The event is family friendly and free to enter. Pints packages are on sale now at pintsinthepearl.com for the discounted pre-sale price of $25.
Presented by the Pearl District Business Association.
Pints In The Pearl is Portland, Oregon's newest beer festival. Taking place on June 4th from 12pm to 9pm, on NW 13th …www.pintsinthepearl.com
The Second Annual Pints In The Pearl is Portland's premier beer festival celebrating the makers in the Pearl District…calendar.travelportland.com
Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Saturday, June 10 at 11:00am 6:00pm
Oaks Amusement Park7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
Scandinavians have a long tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice with bonfires and the raising of the Maypole. Here in Portland, that tradition has been celebrated for 89 continuous years at the Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. Everyone is welcome at this summer solstice festival! It’s always a fun, family-friendly day filled with games, dancing, food, Nordic vendors and crafts and, of course, the raising of the Maypole.
GeekCraft Expo PDX
DoubleTree by Hilton1000 N.E. Multnomah St.
GeekCraft Expo PDX returns with nearly twice the number of exhibitors! This curated, geeky craft show — think Etsy-Meets-Comic-Con — was founded by comic book writer Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins) and will showcase local Pacific Northwest crafters who create handmade jewelry, plushes, artwork and more inspired by comics, television and pop culture. Plus, GeekCraft Expo PDX is free and family-friendly.
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Grand Opening
Sunday, June 11 at 12:00pm 4:00pm
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education724 N.W. Davis St., Portland, OR
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is opening the doors to their new home with a grand opening on June 11. With their location in the heart of the city’s cultural hub, their expanded galleries, a new Jewish themed café, and even a childrens’ corner, OJMCHE is positioned to be a new Oregon treasure.
Along with their opening exhibition of Russian Jewish artist Grisha Bruskin, currently representing Russia in the Venice Biennale, there are three core exhibitions that anchor the museum: Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer, which identifies discrimination as a tool used to affect varied groups of people over the history of this region; The Holocaust, An Oregon Perspective, a history of the Holocaust that employs the stories of Oregon survivors; and Oregon Jewish Stories, an installation focused on the experience of the Jews of Oregon. In addition, Herman Brookman, Visualizing The Sacred, an exhibition of drawings by architect Herman Brookman, the designer of Congregation Beth Israel will be on display
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race
Saturday, June 17 at 9:45am 4:00pm
Portland International Raceway1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland, OR 97217
Register for the race and you’ll get a chance to run their three-mile course where you’ll climb towers of shipping containers, rocket down a massive water slide, crawl through underground tunnels, leap over fire and experience some big new obstacles! Before and after you run, you’ll get to party with thousands of other maniacs in their day-long festival where you can ride mechanical bulls, pretend to be a kid in their adult bounce houses, dance and enjoy lots of new games and activities.
Save $5 with promo code: TRAVPORTLAND
Portland Pride Festival 2017
Governor Tom McCall Waterfront ParkSW Oak Street And Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97204
The Portland Pride festival is the single largest visibility avenue for our region’s LGBTQ community organizations and businesses, where they can attract new supporters and clients, increase their volunteer base and raise much needed funds. The festival attracts thousands of visitors to Portland each year.
Seu Jorge Presents The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$35.00 — $200.00
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Friday, June 23, 2017
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$44.50 — $104.50
Portland International Beerfest
North Park BlocksN.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Portland International Beerfest is a three-day specialty beer festival held in the Pearl District North Park Blocks. PIB showcases hard-to-find beers and ciders from all over the world. Sample everything from classic styles (pilsners, pales, etc.) to exotic new world hybrids (barrel-aged hoppy farmhouse sours, etc.)
Artists Repertory Theatre1515 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205
“One of Portland’s fringe-iest festivals returns for its tenth year. Each year, Risk/Reward solicits applications from independent performing artists to present an under-20-minute original new work in any performing discipline (such as music, dance, theater, puppetry, drag or monologue). A panel of local arts experts picks six winning proposals, but the works aren’t seen until they hit the stage. Risky? Very. Rewarding? More often than not.” — Oregon Arts Watch
The 2017 Risk/Reward Festival showcases five new works by indie performing artists from across the region. Come celebrate their 10th year blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance and performance art in new and surprising ways.
$20 and up
World Naked Bike Ride
The World Naked Bike Ride is an annual, worldwide bike ride that highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport. It’s also a lot of fun and it’s free for all!