To Do: July 2018

Everyone in Portland says summer here doesn't start until July 4th- Now that summer has arrived it is time to embrace the sun and the city!


Waterfront Blues Festival

July 4-7 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Featuring 4 stages, vendors, food, beer & more, this is promoted as the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi! Check out great music at this family friendly event that runs through the weekend.

Portland Craft Beer Festival

July 6-8 at the Fields Neighborhood Park. Plan to attend this big outdoor party at the Fields Neighborhood Park to find the broadest selection of local beers, ciders and wine, originating from Portland, Oregon breweries. Only beers, plus ciders and wine, crafted within the city limits of Portland are featured at the PCBF which makes it unique and different from other beer festivals. This is definitely my favorite brew festival of the year!

Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series

July 10-August 28 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series will return for its 28th year on Tuesdays in July and August! From noon-1:00pm enjoy music from some of Portland’s best regional and local musical talent. With eight FREE concerts, some of Portland’s favorite food vendors and other activities, the Square is sure to be Downtown’s summer lunchtime destination.


Best of Portland Party

July 12, NW Quimby Street. On Wednesday, July 12th, WW closes NW Quimby Street from 5 to 9 p.m. for the most epic block party Slabtown has ever seen. Explore oodles of bicycles from River City Bicycles, hip spectacles from Eyes! on Broadway, and earth friendly goods from Cycle Dog for your furry friends. Sample craft Nineteen27 S'mores and taste organic Licketypopscicles, sip on ATLAS Cider Company and Aviation Gin, then top it off with an oyster from EaT: An Oyster Bar! Stay hydrated with tincture and bitters infused soda water thanks to New Seasons Market. All these samples got you feeling stuffed? Create some space and practice with CorePower Yoga, chat with Green Mountain Energy Company about renewable power and glean housing market details from Think Real Estate, snuggle some furry friends for Oregon Humane Societyand then spin around the party dancing to tunes by XRAY.FM. Hungry? Thirsty? Some of Portland's favorites are opening up shop just for you. Grub down on Taco PedalerPDX Sliders, and Olympia Provisions. Imbibe with Breakside Brewery Slabtown brews, Blossom Brothers artisan wine spritzers, and spirits from Beam Suntory.

Mississippi Street Fair

July 14, Mississippi Street. Mississippi Street shuts down to vehicle traffic so festival goers can check out a wide array of vendors, food, drinks and performers! This event is great for all ages.


Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

July 20-22 at Cathedral Park in N Portland. The Jazz Society’s Cathedral Park Jazz Festival is a FREE concert open to the public and held over three days in mid-July at Cathedral Park at the base of the St. Johns bridge in the Cathedral Park neighborhood of Portland. Now in its 38th year, the festival is the longest running jazz and blues festival west of the Mississippi River. The Festival is a major musical event in the heart of summer for the Portland Metro area, and features the region’s best local jazz and blues musicians. It also fosters cooperation and pride in the north Portland neighborhoods of Cathedral Park and St. Johns, and recognizes and promotes the community’s local businesses.

Vegan Food & Beer Festival

July 21-22 at Holladay Park. This is a foodie event, celebrating the Vegan Lifestyle and an educational experience for those who want to discover more about the many benefits of Vegan Fare & how great it tastes! Food & Beverage Vendors will sell, serve, give away or sample healthy vegan food & drink alternatives. VegOut! Portland is a compilation of Vegan food & drink vendors, speakers & vegan-friendly gear including clothing, skin care & artwork. The atmosphere is set with local bands & a DJ. The focus is on local businesses & locally sourced ingredients.