Oregon State Fair: September 1st – 4th
The Oregon State Fair celebrates over 150 years! Here you’ll fi a plethora of exhibitions & displays, spirited competitions, attractions, animals, entertainment, and of course food and drink. This year features the return of the sow and her piglets—see the little piggies in the Forster Livestock Pavilion every day of the fair.
Art in the Pearl: September 2nd – 4th
Named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country, Art In The Pearl showcases music, art, theater and activities for all ages. This Labor Day weekend festival spans the Northwest Portland Park blocks and is completely free!
Tour de Lab: September 3rd
Suit up in your best K9 attire or bring a stuffed pooch to the Lucky Lab’s Tour de Lab! This 19 or 40 mile urban bike ride commences at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, tours multiple local pubs, and ends with a costume contest, beers, and hotdogs.
Volunteer Expo: September 7th
The Standard Volunteer Expo returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square. This event features local nonprofi in the Portland Metro Area that help match volunteers with organizations that fit their skills and interests.
AIDS Walk Portland: September 9th
AIDS WALK PORTLAND is a fun 2.4-mile walk for family, friends and the whole community. Walk to raise awareness & funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS. See site for details and registration.
El Grito Festival: September 16th
Come gather in the Moda Center for the El Grito Festival. This event celebrates the independence of Mexico and other Latin American countries from Spain and features authentic cuisine, Aztec dancers, live mariachi, salsa, cumbia and much more!
Oregon Independent Film Festival: September 22nd – 26th
The Oregon Independent Film Festival travels from Eugene to The Clinton Street Theatre in Portland with over 70 fi from 14 countries. The festival’s collection of new independent films will be screened by audiences and will close with an award after-party!
12th Annual Dancing In The Square Powwow: September 22nd
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and other local Indian organizations invite you to join them for the American Indian Day Celebration at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Traditional dancers, drummers, musicians and artisans will fill the space for all to enjoy!
Museum Day Live!: September 23rd
Nineteen museums all over the state are offering free admission for two people! Visit the website for your free ticket and opportunity to experience art, culture, and history.