May 5 – 8: 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 6-7: Northwest Quilters 42nd Annual Quilt Show

The Northwest Quilters celebrate over 40 years with their annual “A Festival of Quilts” show. This Portland expo event will feature over 300 quilts on display, vendors, silent auctions, food, beverages, and a treasure hunt for the kids!


May 8: 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 8: 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 13-14: Cheers to Belgian Beers

This Belgian-style beer festival will feature selections from over 40 local breweries! Vote for your favorite brews and enjoy delicious food from Monk’s Deli and Urban German Grill! Admission is FREE.


May 14: 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 14-15: 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 21: Red Dress Party

This year’s theme is “Walking Red”. Grab your gown and prepare to celebrate like it’s the zombie apocalypse! Men and women are required to wear red dresses for entry. Drink red cocktails, mingle and dance at this party for charity at the Old Freeman Factory in NW Portland. 21 and over.


May 21-22: Mt. Tabor Art Walk

The 11th annual Mt. Tabor Art Walk features many artists that live in this beautiful neighborhood. Visit more than 23 locations and help promote high-quality visual art! FREE


May 27- June 12: Portland Rose Festival

Kick off the Portland Rose Festival by watching the opening night fireworks on May 27th. This ongoing Portland favorite will feature carnival rides, games, food, vendors, and live entertainment – all at Tom McCall Waterfront Park!