May 2-3: Medieval Fair
This event boasts armored combat, period costumes, lawn games, musicians, dancers, singers, story telling, juggling, medieval cooking, merchants, textile demos, leather working and much more! Hosted by McMenanmins Grand Lodge. Free and open to the public!
May 2-5: Cinco de Mayo
Enjoy live music and dancing, authentic food, waterfront rides, an artisan village, and fun at Cinco de Mayo Fiesta located at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park!
May 3: Scavenger Hunt
This “Amazing Race” style competition challenges teams of two or more to run around on a quest to locate clues, solve puzzles and adventure undiscovered areas of the city. Food, beverages, costume contests and over $6,000 in cash prizes can all be found on this incredible day!
May 8-9: Cheers to Belgian Beers
Join MCF Craft Brewing Systems for selections from over 40 local and national breweries. Vote for your favorite brews and enjoy delicious food from Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies and Urban German!
May 9: Doggie Dash
The Doggie Dash features two routes for both runners and walkers. Many of the day’s activities are free and will include: food, live music, vender booths, clinics, and canine contests!
May 10: Reigning Roses Walk
Join the Reigning Roses Walk to celebrate a special woman in your life on Mother’s Day. This event will feature a reception with beverages, treats and entertainment. Participants will walk the 5k course through the streets of NW Portland and the top fundraising teams will be eligible for prizes!
May 10: Mother’s Day Brunch
Surprise mom with an appetizing breakfast featuring made-to-order waffles and omelets, lox and bagels, and other delicious classics at the Oregon Zoo! Call 503-525-4299 for reservations.
May 22-25& 28-31: Portland Rose Festival
Kick off the Portland Rose Festival by watching the opening night fireworks on May 22nd. This ongoing Portland favorite will feature carnival rides, games, food, vendors, entertainment and the Country Fest concert May 31 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park!
May 30: Starlight Parade & Run
Participate in Portland’s largest fun run with an estimated 8,000 participants. This 5k running event only will wind through the city streets and along portions of the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade route.