Local Events

Thrilling And Fun Things To Do In Portland

Be sure to make a little time to get out and play during your stay at Portland Suites. Our convenient location puts you just moments from some of the best events in Portland, Oregon. From holiday celebrations and seasonal festivals to sporting events, cultural to-do’s, family friendly entertainment and more, Portland has it all. Check out our event calendar below to find out what’s going on in Portland during your visit.

Portland Saturday Market

Weekends, March through Christmas Eve
The country’s largest continuously operating open-air arts and crafts market offers a marketplace for small vendors creating locally handmade arts, crafts and foods sourced from the Pacific Northwest.

Waterfront Blues Festival

Fourth of July weekend in Portland means more than fireworks. Head to Waterfront Park for a five-day celebration of music that has included past acts like the Steve Miller Band, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Booker T, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant, Taj Mahal Trio and more.

Oregon Brewers Festival

July 25-29, 2018
One of the nation’s longest-running craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival welcomes 80,000 craft beer lovers to sample than 80 independent craft beers on a sunny July afternoon on the Willamette River.

Shamrock Run Portland

March 2019
Get in step with the Shamrock Run Portland! After the race, which has grown to 30,000 runners, visit the beer garden in Waterfront Park to enjoy a pint, a bowl hot shamrock Irish potato soup and live Irish music. Half marathon and 5K, 8K AND 15K distances are offered.

Portland Rose Festival

May/June 2019
Each year, summer in Portland officially kicks off with the Memorial Day Weekend Portland Rose Festival, a one hundred year old celebration featuring two weeks of fireworks, all-floral and light parades, a city fair, boat races, a half marathon, live music, fleet week, and capped off with the Rose Cup Races.

Southern Oregon Kite Festival

July 21-22, 2018
Watch some of the country’s premier kite fliers and kite makers perform and display their creations. Additional activities and attractions include free kite making for kids, delicious local food, gifts and craft shops, a kite auction banquet and more.

Rose City Comic Con

September 7-9, 2018
Portland’s premier pop-culture event celebrates all things comics with access to comic creators and the latest in gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime and fantasy.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 28th, 2018
Head to Pioneer Courthouse Square to watch as the city’s official Christmas tree is lit up for the first time. Along with great food and drink, there’ll be live musical performances and caroling sing-a-longs